Sorry its been so long since any posts have been added, but fortunately the idiot is back and this one was too good to pass up, so here we go again. That’s right, Sarah Palin, who has previously mocked President Barack Obama as “a charismatic guy with a teleprompter” was recently photographed with talking points written on the palm of her hand. Personally, I think I’d rather have a teleprompter.
While I’m not as thrilled with our current administration as I had hoped, I am still a firm believer that America made the right choice not voting McCain/Palin into office. Now, as Palin continues her efforts to promote the National Tea Party, I’m fearful again that the puppeteers may write enough smart words on her hand to scare America into believing Palin would be a good thing for the country.
If “Energy,” “Tax,” and “Lift Americans Spirits” are at the top of your list for what comes next, then it’s important to remember that “budget cuts” was also scrawled and crossed out on Palin’s hand. What does that tell us about what’s to come if Palin is given a chance to run for office – any office – in the years to come?
Nobody can replace Oprah – her successful, 25-year daytime talk-show will be forever remembered as one of the most successful television shows of all time. To imagine anyone filling her time-slot, let alone her show, is nearly impossible, but Robin Williams’ recent David Letterman appearance pitched one possible replacement – Sarah Palin.
Now that her fifteen minutes of fame are up, Sarah Palin continues her war on the media. Now, a recent quote in one of her hometown newspapers has her lashing out at the “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.” Obviously, the blogging community is up in arms about this, because frankly the words that I’m writing (and I am a bit bored) are in the veil of anonymity not lies (I guess two out of three truths isn’t bad considering the source), express opinions and feelings about something more than Sarah Palin. These views and opinions – like so many of my peers – are my feelings on why Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be Vice-President of the United States of America. My ammunition for many of my blog articles about Sarah Palin are the very words that she is quoted as using.
Since losing the election, Sarah Palin has apparently be slammed on the interview circuit and much what they’re looking for is dirt. With everything flying around about her daughter, her son’s birth, and what comes next it’s no wonder that she’s a bit overwhelmed. The following quote, from Esquire’s upcoming magazine sums up her feelings for some of the people writing about her.
Apparently reading about Sarah Palin and seeing her plastered across every news outlet in America wasn’t enough. Now we have to read about her daughter Bristol, 18, becoming another unwed mother on welfare. When did this become okay? More importantly, when did an unwed, Alaskan teen having a baby became national front page news? This families’ 15 minutes of fame are up.
The good news, though, is that it gets better. I’m actually quite surprised that we haven’t seen this family on Jerry Springer, but perhaps that will be next. If you believe the RNC she’ll be running for office again at some point in the future…
So anyway, in case you were fortunate enough to miss the brief, Bristol Palin’s baby-daddy is “former high school hockey player” Levi Johnston, also 18. His mother, Sherry, was recently arrested on multiple felony drug counts after she sent a pair of text messages to police informants discussing drug transactions. Meanwhile, back in Wasilla, Bristol continues studying for her GED while her baby-daddy works as an apprentice electrician. Of course, governor Sarah Palin’s office declines to comment on anything (probably for fear that it will end up on YouTube), which will simply leave us to speculate.
I don’t know why Sarah Palin bugs me so much, but she does. Every time I see her name or face staring back at me from the television or internet, I think to myself – “oh God, here she comes again.” This time, I have to see her standing at a Wasilla, Alaska turkey farm, cup of Starbucks in hand, as she pardons a turkey.
What’s really hillarious to me is how ignorant she really is. The media is playing her while the crackpot behind her is playing with my turkey dinner before stuffing it into some weird contraption. All the while she’s rambling on about business, how the campaign trail was, and what she’s going to do for Alaska. Heck, the only reason I like seeing Sarah Palin in the news is that I know Saturday Night Live is going to feature Tina Fey re-enacting the stupidity with an audiance laughing all the way. Do you think John McCain is watching this thinking to himself… “thank God, it’s over.”
For a while I was so caught up in how stupid it would be for Alaskans to elect convicted felon Ted Stevens that I didn’t keep up on what this could have meant for Sarah Palin. As I discussed in an earlier article, a win by Ted Stevens could have resulted in a special election after his getting kicked to the curb ousted by other party members. Assuming that Alaskans were voting their ticket, the Republican Sarah Palin (with her fancy clothes) could very easily have assumed Ted Stevens seat in the senate. What a nightmare that could have been.
Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth I cringe and now looking back I am thankful that the masses of America made the decision to elect Barack Obama President of the United States. What’s frightening to me, though, is how many Americans were willing to vote for a ticket that includes someone this unqualified, evangelical, and unable to articulate a cogent thought. My hypothesis… Americans saw an attractive woman in a skirt and voted for the person they wanted to see on television.
No, I don’t mean in court or as a felon, although we can all hope, but what about as the Junior Republican Senator of Alaska? The Anchorage Daily News is reporting (no, Sarah Palin can’t name this newspaper, either) that the current senate race may not be decided for weeks, but as it stands right now the incumbent Senator Ted Stevens is leading by 2 points. This is quite surprising to me considering asshole Senator Ted Stevens was recently convicted on seven felony counts of lying about more than $250,000 in gifts and home renovations he received from corrupt oil and field services contractor Bill Allen (founder of VECO, Corp.)
Win or lose, Sarah Palin seems ready to stick around Washington as Reuters is now reporting and that it’s likely, regardless of discouragement seemingly being offered by the citizens of America, that she thinks she stands a chance.
“I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we’ve taken … I’m not doing this for naught,” Palin told ABC News in a taped interview airing on Thursday.
At the same time, she has also been quoted multiple times as saying, “”I truly believe that the wisdom of the people will be revealed on that day.” If they vote Obama into office, are the American people still wise?
At this point I think there is more to the Sarah Palin story. It’s just not obvious yet what that story is. Although, from what I can see today it would seem that she’s more likely to stay in the limelight for a bit and then it is quite likely that she will slip back into obscurity sometime in the future. Just a feeling, but eventually the criticism that she’s been taking will take its toll.
West Hollywood isn’t the most conservative area of the country and the mostly gay community isn’t usually full of people protesting the treatment of ultra-conservative, Republican Christians like Sarah Palin, but some neighbors recently went protesting to the home of Chad Michael Morisette, a professional window display designer, who has a life-size mannequin of Palin in front of his house. No, they’re not upset that a representation of Palin has come into their neighborhood – they’re upset because Sarah Palin is hanging from a noose wrapped around her neck with McCain right above her.
“They told us we respect you as artists, we’re just concerned about the effect on the community,” Morrisette said. “I don’t resent them. I’m not angry at them. I respect their rights.” Morrisette, 28, said he talked by phone last night with West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang. He said Prang told them that he respected his first amendment rights but urged him to take down the display. “He said, “Think of the bigger picture,’” Morrisette said. “I told the mayor I will have it down by 8 a.m. Saturday. He said, ‘Thank you, the sooner the better.”
Happy Halloween, Sarah Palin.