Saturday, August 30, 2008

Do Not Underestimate the Bun

In terms of needed Vice-Presidential experience and capabilities, Sarah Palin is a featherweight, but in terms of what the Neo-Republican Party needs to scheme, bully and lie their way into the White House, Sarah Palin, with her sexy librarian glasses and hair loosely gathered in a bun, is the Featherweight Champion of the Year.

The fundamentalist base that was in threat of being lost to McCain is back in the fold. They love her! She is a fervid evangelical and a mother of five. The youngest, her son Trig, was born with Down syndrome, which she and husband were aware of before the child was born. Talk about an anti-abortion heroine! Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council says she’s a “pro-family, pro life champion.”

It doesn’t matter that she doesn’t have the gravitas needed for the vice-presidency; all that matters is that she will carry their message. It doesn’t matter that she was elected Governor of Alaska less than two years ago with less than 200,000, it only matters that her state is sitting on the largest oil reserves in the country and she wants to drill. Damn the environment and the polar bears, which she refused to put on the endangered species list; we want that oil! It doesn’t matter that she may have abused her power as Governor when she tried to get her brother-in-law fired and then unable to do so, fired the man who refused follow her orders, it only matters that she’s willing to defend her family and willing to abuse her power! It doesn’t matter that she’s anti-abortion and wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade, it only matters that she’s a woman!

From a political marketing viewpoint, she’s a Rovian dream! She’s the mother of 5 children! She’s young and attractive. Imagine the photo ops! But best of all, in Rove’s world, she’s a water bearer. She doesn’t question the Right’s agenda because she learned long ago to shoot first and ask questions later, if at all. She doesn’t have to know about anything because she is there to be programmed and she knows that. But she’s not dumb. I’ve heard her speak and despite an unattractive shrillness to her vocal tone, she’s intelligent, confident, and very telegenic. In other words, she’s the Democratic Party’s nightmare.

Let us not forget that, the other side is a master of propaganda and they have the mass media on their side. Last night I switched from the gushings of Hannity, to Beck and to the other Republican lapdogs and they all said the same thing, “She’s terrific!”

We need to be on our toes. Despite the power our party displayed during our convention; we cannot rest on our laurels. It doesn’t matter that we’re in the right, it only matters that we win. So though she may look harmless enough, do not underestimate her loosely secured, bun; it’s stronger than it looks.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

We ain't so dumb anymore....

The "journalists" of today are experiencing a rude awakening. In the past 8 years, the "press" has been staffed with sub-standard, sub-intelligent reporters. The equivalent of the Bob Jones University graduates that made up Bush's Department of Justice, (knuckleheads) sit at the news desks of all the major networks. The intelligent and sensible questions of a Bill Moyers has been replaced with the ridiculous innuendos of Katie Couric. These networks have been very successful at passing off their "news" programs as "intelligent journalism," but now, faced with Barack Obama, they're finding out that their junior high school level of journalism is no match for an intelligent, rational and telegenic Democrat.
Watch as this FOX wannabe tries to do the old, "I'm going to ask stupid questions to try and trip you up and then the network will notice me and hire me and I'll be bigger than Bill O'Reilly!" question route. It is to laugh.