Thursday, September 04, 2008


The more I watch and listen to Sarah Palin, the more she reminds me of those book burning idiots who want to ban Catcher in the Rye and The Golden Compass from the local library. But hey, Banned Books Week is coming up so maybe she'll come out and tell us how much she loved The Chocolate War ... watching it burn. But I was half-surprised (half-not surprised) to learn that my instinct was correct.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Man, these are scary times.

Lyman Feero said...

Patty, these have been scary times for eight years.

Steve, it is truly amazing how we elect people who will shape the political landscape simply based on popularity and the stance they choose to take the week before the election. Let's not forget the color of one's skin and the size of one's boobies (and I'm not talking Cheney) has a direct impact on the American voter. (Palin gave the GOP a bump in the polls with her speech. I call it the "VPILF factor" and hope it dissipates before November.) You were a Poli-Sci major, what's your take on how the American voter can make an informed decision without being called a sexist or a racist?

Steve Allan said...

The average American voter is a moron. We are not a very smart nation - and I'm not too sure that the ones in power are sadden by that. How do you explain the fact that a lot of people tend to vote against their own interests. If you're making less than $300,000 a year, you shouldn't vote for anyone in the modern Republican party (sorry, but the New England Republican, Goldwater Republican and the Eisenhower Republican - all had the working person in mind at one time or another - are now extinct). I've seen plenty of women who are gung ho for Palin because she's a woman, never mind that she doesn't share their views. "A hockey mom, just like me." Jesus Christ, this isn't the PTA. Haven't we had enough of the President who's just the average American? People voted for Bush because they thought he'd be a great guy to have a beer with. And we wonder why the rest of the world hates us.

As for the quick labeling of someone as hating a demographic because they disagree with a candidate, that's utterly foolish, but a real problem. It's a tool for the spinmeisters. Make someone feel bad because of their choice. If you don't agree with Obama, then you shouldn't vote for him because he's black. I never felt bad because I supported Obama over Hillary - it wasn't because I was misogynistic, it was because I think he's the person for the job. I'll admit it, I've taken the red pill.

However, there is still an issue that needs to be addressed: