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Racism, Sexism, Ageism – American Traditions Run for Office September 28, 2008

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Now that there is a hint of a peep that some GOP insiders are thinking Snarky Sarah should fall off the GOP ticket, I am waiting with bated breath to see if and how she does it.  Anyone who considers interaction with Canada a qualification for determining foreign policy has severe brain freeze. (And when was this contretemps with Canada/Alaska and why didn’t we know about it?)  As far as I can tell the closest the Snark has come to foreign relations is with her Kenyan houngan Rev Muthee.  She is a bad print of a smoke and mirrors magician who coughs on the smoke and walks into the mirrors while the rabbits run away.  Since neither Palin nor McCain know enough to get real – here’s  hoping the Grand Old Party pulls the plug on this fiasco without delay. Having a nice rack is not a qualification for much anymore since you can get a nice rack for about $5,000.  Anyone can buy those pricey Peggy Hill glasses and teasing hair is not actually a talent. Neither is having five kids. She should, drop – literally – out – ASAP.
 
As an aside; while McCain stood and repeated himself Friday night, I wondered what his running mate thought of the many times he mentioned “earmarks”.  Sarah’s earmark hobby doesn’t make her an expert on that either- pork barrel patronage is simply NOT kosher – even in Alaska.
So here we have a campaign concert in contradictions and a election rife with  three of the most un-PC components of hypocrisy alive and active in the United States.  Let’s review: 
 
AGEISM:
McCain is too old.  What is too old?  Too old for what?  Why is he too old? When was there an age cap on running for office. Who declared this to be a fact? You know who was too old?  Strom Thurmond.
 
And if it’s McCain’s health that is used as a clean up for ageism – let’s not forget “Just A Heartbeat Away from Another Heart Attack” Dick Cheney – who is still just several pace makers away from the White House.  Or the handsome and down to earth Ronald Reagan who may or may not have spent a good deal of his two terms in the throes of Alzheimer’s and or naps. Every time they mention McCain’s 72 year old heart it’s a slur.  Like it or not.
RACISM:
Obama is Black.  Obama is not Black enough. Obama is too black.  Obama has a Black wife and two Black children. .  Obama’s mother was white.  What about his middle name?  Obama is an elitist person of color (That is just a crafty word for uppity.)  Obama went to Harvard.  Is someone jealous? Seriously, doesn’t someone with 9 houses seem elite?  Even on an ordinary day I would not use the word elite to describe Obama but I would consider the McCain’s nouveau riche and they probably think they are elite. I know most middle of the road Americans are pondering how it came to pass that a dark looking man is running for president.  Some are scared and will not say so.  Others are forming militias.  If Obama was white it wouldn’t matter.  He might even slip by if his father had been white and his mother black but it is what it is. This is racist and every time someone mentions Black in a “roll your eyes” tone of voice or calls him the N word among “friends” – it’s a form of slur.  Like it or not.
 
SEXISM    
 She’s a Woman.  She has children.  She grabbed the main chance.  She was middle-aged.  She went to law school.  She wore pants suits.  Her hair was wrong.  Who does her hair?  Who chooses her outfits. What about those hairbands?   Look at that rack.  She pre-menopausal, she’s menopausal, she’s dried up.
She hunts and shoots.  She stood by her cheating man. Could be Palin or Hillary –  they have vaginas in common  We do not want the Senate floor to be turned into the vagina monologues* This is all sexist and thus slurs.  Like it or not.
 
There it is, the clock ticking away like a bomb.  And as loyal Americans we stand true to our history, culture, hypocrisy, fears, attitudes, religions and bank accounts –  at it again.   Every four years.  Like it or not.
* With a thank you to Eve Ensler for the creation of the term.
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The Sarah Palin Chronicles – The Queen of Mean September 7, 2008

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Mandatory Educational Film
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=sarah-palin-gender-card

 

It’s hard to believe John McCain actually picked Sarah Palin his own self for VP on his ticket.  Someone much darker and far more savvy had to be the one.  Someone who studied at the school of Rovian Double Dealing (see link below) and found a long shot to help him win the race.  Sarah Palin is a ringer – using the Wiki definition (and there are many uses for the word) and in this case it’s an imposter.  What is she posing as?  A competent person, ready to take the second highest office in this country.   Most pundits cite Aaron Burr and Spiro Agnew – with of course Dirty Dick Cheney, at the top of Bad VP list.  But I suspect the Queen of Mean is going to reign for a long time as the worst one way or another.  Yet the  GOP Torquemadas  -who burn DemocrAts for heresy – are …nowhere to be seen.  “She is a babe, cute, a great speech maker, young, a soccer mom, a mother of a disabled child, and if she had remained a Catholic she could have run neck and neck with Mother Theresa.”    Put it another way – she is about as in touch with this world of 2008 as Prince Charles is.  But no one chose him.  He gets the job no matter what; and at least he’s green.
 
Anyone else on the ticket would be on 60 Minutes tonight answering some hard questions.  Not Sarah the Serpent – there is a “no interviews until she is comfortable and ready“.  What the hell does that mean?  She was a mayor and Governor and she crowed like a rooster at the GOP convention. Come on.  Most folks would assume the no -interview blackout is simply because she is a loooooose cannon.  Seasoned politicians can speak anytime, anywhere.  In fact they love it. Why is there a gag order on Sassy Sarah?  Is it because she can’t explain her line vetoes, moose gutting, oil drilling, polar bear bashing, special interests, budget deficit, creationist view of the 21st Century.  About all she isn’t, is Holocaust denier and no one has asked that question yet.  Oops.  
When the world leaders speak of global warming is she  going to leave the room or will she argue?   Does she know Al Gore won a Nobel Prize for his stand on global warming.  Are they afraid she will say something stupid about that?  Or worse.  Face it folks,  those beauty queens want to win – if not by brains then certainly by stupid answers that the judges overlook because they want a babe – not a Rhodes Scholar.
 
The GOP plays by the rules they make up as they go along.  They have for years and there is no reason to stop now.  Distance themselves from Bush?  What a joke; they loved them some Bush twice and made sure he got the Big Job in both elections.  I’ll bet even Dubya thinks she’s joke.  We know where Cindy McCain stands.
 
Keep digging media – you are bound to find something.
I know I will.