I do, reaaaaly people, I do.
I mean, she’s the GUARANTEE that McCain will LOSE. How can you not love that?!?
I have to agree with blogger Mrs. Betty Bowers, who said:
First off, let’s give Caribou Barbie some credit: She showed up and was rather feisty. But her demeanor made me think she was going to end her speech by saying, “I’m Tracy Flick and I’d be so honored and super-grateful to get YOUR vote for Student Government!”
Small-time, hypocritical, environment-hating, nasty-spirited … and that nasal whine, oh my! 8 years ago, I groaned that if Bush won, it would be 4 years before I could watch the news, because that voice, that hateful nasal whine, simultaneously malign and dull-witted, was unbearable. (The assumed folksy drawl was the icing on the cake of revulsion.) And that was true! I avoided all news media except for print – actually, a good decision, and I probably won’t go back. But I digress. Palin, more of the same: voice like nails on a chalkboard. Oh geez, and morals – the same. I’m assuming you all know about the latest development – she’s going into semi-hiding in Alaska, rather than, oh you know, campaigning?
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you – the nail in the coffin: Governor “Troopergate” Palin.
Quick take on her performance at the RNC: “Caribou Barbie” and Tracey Flick comparisons, spot-on. Wht especially chilled me, though, was deciphering the code she spoke. Paraphrasing freely, I remember recall these lines:
“I got into politics because I wanted to make my kids’ education better.” Translation: We need to ban books, ban sex education, and ban science in school. Public education should be used to further God’s Word.
“I’m not afriaid to use the veto when needed.” I will be an obstructionist who will prevent Congress from doing the work the public wants them to do.
“I stopped taxing gas.” Oil is free, and endless, and doesn’t hurt the environment!
“Our opponent has written two memoirs but no laws.” Self-knowledge and introspection are for pussies!
“We want to catch terrorists and deal with them. Our opponent is more concerned with (heavy contempt) reading them their rights.” (Huge applause, and that nauseating orgasmic look from Cindy McCain.) Yes! We’re gonna keep on torturing, America!
And of course, endless references to fighting … and battles, and fights, and wars, and victory, and fighting. We’re the party of kickin’ ass! Palin-Nugent 2012!
I just don’t see it working, not if there’s high voter turnout. No way, no how. I mean, the woman referenced her hubby’s package for godssake, and brought a teenage boy now known across the land as “The Ejaculator” into the spotlight. Gah.
Enough of this nonsense, though, right? the important thing is: I’m still on freakin’ vacation, in New York now. Long Island, to be precise. It’s crazy hot and humid today – and I packed no shorts! (Imagine Homer Simpson forehead slap.)
Here was our trip back home from SoCal:
Here’s Echo and Cousin Zane getting all Lord of the Flies with a fish head:
Check that back yard! This is Amagansett, a short walk from the beautiful and WARM Atlantic. We swam today, and it was incredible to once again feel the waves toss me up and down. Zane and Ruby are lovely, sun-golden after their summer on the shore. They share their home with 2 kitties, 1 dog, and 1 guinea pig, one big peaceable kingdom. Andy (Tom’s bro) and the lovely & talented Juliana ROCK – plus they’re great hosts. We are having a swell time so far, more pics to come. Including softie pics – it’s all been worth it to hear the line “Hey! Why are you squeezing my little poop!?” spoken in utter sincerity.
((I’m having a heckuvatime with my iphone and WordPress, which is why so many great photos from the last 2 weeks haven’t shown yet, but I don’t mean to complain — the iphone is my big splurge for 2008 and 2009, I love it more than words can express, and it will soon, soon be dialled IN.))