Thursday, September 4, 2008

Palin Packs A Punchline

"And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

"listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform - not even in the state senate."

"But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?"
Last night, Governor Sarah Palin walked onto the stage of the RNC and was met with a standing ovation. She, then, opened her mouth and reminded us of how all of the applause was unnecessary. 

In a time when her vetting process has been taking place on CNN and ABC, opposed to the McCain headquarters, maybe she should have talked more about herself and her experience. It seemed like days went by as she reminded us all that John McCain died for our sins in Vietnam (or something along those line) as he put our country first. What she failed to mention was our struggling economy and how the same working mothers- that she identifies so heavily with- can afford healthy foods for their kids and gasoline to go buy it. 

There, undoubtedly, were good lines delivered by Palin during her speech last night but that's all that is was; effective delivery. It seemed mostly full of one-liners and praise for McCain because it wasn't written by her. It was, most likely, composed by a group of McCain writers who all got their best Obama-bashing lines in and put small-town values in as filler. Meanwhile, no one in the country knows who she is and we're being asked to put her a heartbeat away from the presidency based on a distaste for Obama and the fact the fact that we all like mothers. 

Moreover, what's been most evident to me is that Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton. It's been a week of, "just leave her alone" and cries of sexism. Now all of a sudden Sarah "Barracuda" Palin or the "pitbull in lipstick" (as she likes to call herself), is the champion of the Republican party and not just the token damsel in distress. Could you imagine Hillary Clinton allowing her party to make her out to be a victim? 

Maybe I'm just annoyed. I know that I'm offended and most importantly, I'm impatient because I can't wait to see Joe Biden go hardbody on her without a script.

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