The Seduction of Sarah Palin
I just need to get right to it. This will be short, sweet and moderately painful. As you probably heard, last week, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, went and made a fool of herself on yet another national news program with the grand inquisitor for the sad event being CBS’s Katie Couric (who has taken an ass-whipping or two herself in the media. Oh, the irony.). During the interview, Pathetic Palin, once again, insisted on blathering about Alaska’s proximity to Russia and how it qualifies as foreign policy experience.
Let me stop right here. I don’t care what comedian/writer Tina Fey and the folks at Saturday Night Live think, this is no longer funny. Heifer is so bad she’s got folks thinking she’s a part of some kind of Republican party conspiracy and that the real Palin, a smart, media adept, kick-ass broad, will emerge during the Vice Presidential debates on Thursday (9 p.m. Eastern) to annihlate her Democratic counterpart Senator Joe Biden. I don’t buy this “theory” at all. Although thanks to her numerous eff-ups, she’s set the bar so low that it’s practically subterranean, she will do better expected but she will, by no mean, emerge the winner.
To make matters worse for Sarah P., there are the folks affilated with her own party, like Kathleen Parker, columnist for National Review Online, who would like to spray her with a can of “Bitch Be Gone” and erase her from the Republican ticket and the American consciousness. In “Palin Problem”, Parker states:
If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself. (Me: Damn…She went there.)
If Palin were a man, we’d all be guffawing, just as we do every time Joe Biden tickles the back of his throat with his toes. But because she’s a woman — and the first ever on a Republican presidential ticket — we are reluctant to say what is painfully true.
What to do?
McCain can’t repudiate his choice for running mate. He not only risks the wrath of the GOP’s unforgiving base, but he invites others to second-guess his executive decision-making ability. Barack Obama faces the same problem with Biden.
Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.
Do it for your country. (Source)
Palin is so pathetic she’s got former haters like New York Times columnist Judith Warner (“Poor Sarah”) feeling sorry for her ass and laying the blame for her public humiliation squarely on the shoulders of John McCain and the Republican Party. The wellspring of pity comes after having seen a photo of Henry Kissinger and Palin:
…on Tuesday afternoon when I went to The Times Web site and saw the photo of Sarah Palin with Henry Kissinger, a funny thing happened. A wave of self-recognition and sympathy washed over me.
That’s right — self-recognition and sympathy . I saw a woman fully aware that she was out of her league, scared out of her wits, hanging on for dear life. I saw this in the sag of her back in her serious black suit, in the position of her hands, crossed modestly atop her knees, and in that “Mad Men”-era updo, ever unchanging, like a good luck charm…
Frankly, I’ve come to think, post-Kissinger, post-Katie-Couric, that Palin’s nomination isn’t just an insult to the women (and men) of America. It’s an act of cruelty toward her as well. (Source)
Ahh, isn’t that sweet of Warner to feel sorry for Sarah, giving her a gentle pat on the back and inviting in into the liberal white women’s club — if only as an honorary (and temporary) member. Just like a hater — hate you when you’re up; love you when your down.
Let’s get this straight. Palin deserves neither our disdain nor our pity. Some people act like the beyotch is part of the Axis of Evil. Not hardly. Some think she a victim of the evil liberal media or the even more sinister Republican Party. Nope. If Palin is a victim of anything, she is a victim of believing in and relying too much on her own swagger. You know that when asked to be the vice presidential candidate she thought about it for one second (and I mean one second) and said that she was the gal for the job. No one could have convinced her that she wasn’t. Palin got the memo long ago that Americans love form over substance and thought that by seducing us with the display of her best assets –a pageant pretty face, perky mom boobs and nice pair of legs — she could ascend to the second highest office in the land.
If these were good economic times, I’d say that the heifer just might have gotten away with it. But Americans are too broke, busted and disgusted to playing around with someone who needs to be in a special education class for economic policy.