Sarah Palin: Huh?

The liberal media machine is wringing its hands over McCain’s choice.  While sentiments range from, “Huh.  McCain may just be a little smart.” to, “Huh.  This is proof positive that McCain is an idiot.”  I think the operative word at either end of the spectrum is almost certainly “Huh.”

My friend Zach summed it up on my facebook wall nicely:

“Sarah Palin, huh? I think you and I both know that the way things are going McCain will die in office and this lunatic will be running the show. At least she is on board with the pro-nuking polar bears from space platform.”

I myself think that the whole ordeal is peppered with bullet holes from McCain’s pistol–shot from waist height.  I think that most of his advisors must have checked off on this because they saw the possible genius of nominating a woman as VP.  If 25% of female voters who supported Hillary in the primaries (and are still sidling to have her nominated as VP, even after the fact of Biden) disapprove of Obama, then they surely would be tempted to vote for a Republican ticket with a woman on it, right?

The problem, of course, is that this woman is not exactly the symbol of female empowerment (no matter how conservative as personified by HRC) that is probably necessary to get those voters to switch.  In fact, she seems more like the onanistic fantasy of an older, white man (hint hint):

The woman looks like the typical midwestern moralizer who cheerfully bosses around her children and those she believes fall within her limited domain–but for whom true fulfillment lies in being controlled by a superior presence.  Her position as vice president implicitly hints at this sort of role for her.  This explains why American men approve of her by a higher margin than American women, I think.  It also explains why the only direction she can go in polls is down.

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3 responses to “Sarah Palin: Huh?

  1. Sarah Palin is a pro-NRA gun fanatic who likes to kill things with guns, and call it a “sport.” (Well, with any luck, she has a better aim than Dick Cheney.)

    She is vehemently anti-gay.

    She denies global warming.
    (Well, maybe that makes sense in Alaska.)

    My question: How can she call herself Christian?

    I thought Christian meant that you follow the teachings of Christ. No?!
    Killing things for “sport” when the commandment is Thou Shalt Not Kill

    Hating two people because they love each other when the commandment is
    to love one another!

    Putting corporate profits above protecting the planet when the commandment
    is that we be stewards of the earth

    Being pro-war, when the commandment is to
    hammer your swords into plowshares

    Look, if you’re a biased, intolerant war-dog who likes to shoot things,
    FINE, but don’t go around telling people that Jesus is your hero.

  2. I wish more Christians with views like yours Christianliberal were given more air time, I think you sum it up brilliantly and show you truly understand the meaning behind the teachings in the bible (rather than scewing them to meet your world view).
    I’ve posted about Palin and the story about her daughter being pregant on my blog today… obviously thats a personal matter and wont affect her ability to govern BUT its a little odd if McCain knew this before he picked her as his advisors claim. That means he’s either massively understanding and overlooking a private matter OR he doesn’t know how to win an election. Biden was an odd choice for Obama’s ticket to me, but McCain’s is just bizarre… I don’t know what she brings to his ticket other than youth and I guess good looks. She hasn’t sounded great when I’ve heard her speaking out on the stump so far, has no real executive background, can’t win McCain a swing state and is not a major economic expert something McCain could do with.

    Should be interesting to watch the VP debates as well as the presidential ones!

  3. The choice is another informative peek at Fighter Jock McCain and his philosophy. He takes this Top Gun stuff seriously and he found a kindred spirit in Mrs. Northern Lights here, and just decided to stick another finger in the eye of convention and upraised at a reasoned approach, in favor of appearing forceful, decisive and doubtless. It’s the sort of habit that puts boots on the ground in Iran and other interesting locales in the name of America’s “freedom”, with the effect of diminishing same in any number of ways, not to mention ramping up the danger he will profess to be eliminating.

    I am, however, engaged by the Republican justification machine, as it struggles to define this up-country “hockey mom”, who apparently wasn’t terribly vigilant after the games, when there were apparently a couple of goals scored that she missed.

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