More Palin Stuff

This is not generally a political blog, but there is so much fascinating Palin-related stuff out there, and I really want to help the public become as informed as possible.  I think it’s important that as many Americans as possible know as much as possible, so that we can make informed decisions in November.  And so, without further ado, here are a few little nuggets of Palin goodness:

Okay, that was more funny than informative, but I think that the huge LACK of information in this interview really says something about what kind of information the McCain administration actually has (or doesn’t have?  or doesn’t want to share?) about Sarah Palin.

Also, if you have a minute, you should check out this article by a woman who knows Mrs. Palin personally.  I found it very enlightening.

Obviously, while these things paint a certain picture of Palin, they don’t tell the whole story.  In fact, it’s hard to get “the whole story” about anyone, ever.  If you have more info that would further enlighten me or my lovely readers, regardless of which political party it looks good for, please feel free to post your links in the comments section.  I really do want to know as much as I possibly can about this woman.


Sarah Palin: Why McCain’s Pick is an Insult to Women

 REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

We interrupt our regular programing to bring you a quick douse of cold water on the half-asleep faces of women all across America.  And if it has even CROSSED YOUR MIND to vote for John McCain solely because of his new running mate, that means this article is for YOU.

I could go off for a long time about the hypocrisy of McCain’s choice, especially after he has repeatedly lambasted Obama for his lack of political experience.  I could talk all about Mrs. Palin’s policies and why most of them fly in the face of what women as a voting whole (not every individual woman, mind you, but women as they have become a sort of political party of their own, with a common voice) stand for.  But I won’t.  Because why deliver a long, drawn out argument when I can keep it short and sweet and let you go read your other blogs or Stumble onto some Top 10 list of foods that will boost your energy?

So here it is, ladies:  McCain is insulting you.  He is insulting US, right under our noses, and if we don’t have the smarts to get the joke, we will become the punch line this November.

McCain is betting that America’s women are stupid enough to choose someone based on their chromosomes RATHER than on their policies.   And not even a President, but a Vice President, with far less power.  He is hoping that we will see that she has long hair and breasts and we will think, Wow, a chick!  Let’s get HER in the White House, no matter what policies she or McCain have!  Because, I mean, she’s a GIRL!

Come on!  Are we really THAT stupid?  Think of the woman in the world whom you despise most.  Is it Martha Stewart?  Rosanne?  That girl who made life hell for you in 8th grade?  How about that teacher who had a baby by her thirteen-year-old student?  Would she make a good President just because she’s female?  Would you really put ANYONE in the White House, as long as they had two X chromosomes?

(AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Brian Wallace)

(AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Brian Wallace)

God forbid that we are really that stupid, childish, and easily led astray.

I’m not going to go into Palin’s policies here, but all you need to do is run a quick Google search to see that her views have nothing in common with the views of American women as a voting group.  Off the top of my head, she is pro-life and pro-drilling in Alaska.  UrbanMamas also made an excellent point this week about her motherhood.

By choosing Palin, McCain is saying that he thinks that the majority of voting women are idiots.  By voting for him based on his running mate, we would be confirming this.

Now, as a final note, I want to clarify something.  While I do consider myself a Democrat and am excited to back Obama this November, I do not disagree with everything Sarah Palin says.  I, too, am pro-life, and I am not wholly opposed to drilling in Alaska.  There are quite a few issues on which Mrs. Palin and I agree, but that still doesn’t mean I would even consider voting for her.  Because it’s not Palin who is running for President, it’s McCain.  Is it worth it to give McCain the title of President and the great power and authority that comes with it, simply to make Sarah Palin our Vice President, with very little power in comparison?

That was a rhetorical question.  If you are still sitting there trying to think of an answer, please smack yourself on the forehead and try again.  You’re embarrassing me.

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