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Saturday, August 30, 2008

2008 Elections: Oh, Dear

This is the "town" of which Sarah Palin, Oldy McMoldy's Veep candidate, was Mayor:

Photo courtesy of Alaskan blogger Mudflats

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. This "town" is smaller and less, um, what's a good word? Busy? Bustling? Well-appurtenanced? than the village down the road from us.

The local village is more populous, has about ten times the number of roads, approximately 100 times the number of buildings, and is usually well-populated with strollers, shoppers, people running errands or taking their kids to the library or park, teenage gadabouts, and people conducting business. Oh, and there is no salon, nor too many available parking spaces, but there are stores, banks, pharmacies, supermarkets (note plural), a tennis field, fire station, library, two parks (one a miniature kiddies' park), two schools, several gas stations, a parking lot, restaurants, and often, street vendors and a farmers' market. Craft fairs are held about once a month. And believe this, it's a very, very tiny village. As in, the town in which it's located is an unincorporated entity that has no police force and relies on its neighbours to provide police assistance.

It's still about a hundred times larger than that ramshackle conglomeration named Wasilla. Does that dump have anything? A hospital? Schools, libraries, a park? Any of the accoutrements of civilization?

And this is who you want a heartbeat away from the presidency, Oldy McMoldy? Sheesh, your trophy wife probably has a hundred times the experience this dimbulb has.

One more thing: Why does Sarah Palin's husband (who holds no executive or governmental post) sit on on many of her meetings? Who's the real power here? Is she just a front woman for her husband? Or is she actually an executive?

A comment from an Alaskan on Mudflats' site:
You don’t see the irony here…?

Politicizing of a branch her government (law enforcement via a cabinet oversight)… Bush Admin politicizing the justice system for their own political agendas…

This nomination reminds me of when Bush tried to make Harriet Miers the AG with zero qualification.

PS- Palin has 67% approval, not a 90% like you Lower 48′ers want to believe.

PSS- She had been governor for a year and has basically done nothing. Governor of Alaska is a part time job, it’s pretty boring and quiet up here (I like it that way), and the only thing really going on is oil. We are nothing like the lower 48, there is no cross compatibility. We are basically like our own country which has little in common with the rest of country on a state level.

And… Before that she way a mayor of a village (not a city) that you could liken the one you watched in show Northern Exposure. I’m not kidding.


In terms of being president… I bet at least half of the readers here have just as much if not more qualification, judgment and morality. It would be interesting to have someone from Alaska as VP, but it’s not in the country’s best interest unfortunately, especially not this person.
Oldy McMoldy has displayed very very poor judgment by picking this neophyte. Actually, what we're really pissed off about is that he picked this woman who really has nothing to bring to the table except a cute face and body. He could've picked a dozen other Republican women who have far better credentials and will bring substantive experience and electoral votes with them. It's infuriating. It's like dumping your loyal aging wife for some rich young blonde. A cynical ploy and a slap in the face to all women, telling them that one vagina is pretty much like another.

You wanted a vagina with Hillary attached, how about I give you one with this hottie attached? Sure, she'll vote against every right for which Hillary fought, and sure, she'll vote against everything you hold dear, but hey, she's got a vagina, doesn't she? That's gotta count for something. Fuck you, Johnny Mac. You fool, you just made your age and health a central issue and blew your best argument against Obama right out of the water.

We really shouldn't mind that you've shot yourself in the foot again, but the cynicism of this pick is insulting, infuriating, and breathtaking.

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At 11:12 AM, Blogger zoe said...

great post. I am so furious - yes, there are plenty of competent republican women to choose from. it is clear why he chose her. cynical. comtemptible. and to think she could be vp, much less pres? terrifies me.

 
At 2:05 PM, OpenID willrhodesportmanteau.com said...

I really hope that the American people know that we feel your pain - but, as always, John McCain gives the rest of the world a good laugh - he is a prick of the 1st order!

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Kvatch said...

And I was bitchin' that Obama's rise to political prominence was fast.

Sheesh!

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger McBlogget said...

I think Palin may actually be a stealth candidate for the Flat Earth Society. Let's look at some "evidence":

1) She is from Alaska; Alaska is near the center of the universe according to Flat Earth doctrine:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society

2) She supports teaching of creationism in schools. This is actually code language for teaching flat earth doctrine in schools, which was once openly taught in schools and now is purportedly being taught in schools secretly:
http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/Flatearthsociety.htm

;-)

Seriously, there is something wrong with a country that supports such dunderheads to be leaders.

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger nunya said...

Somebody posted this at HuffPo & it made me laugh--

McCain's Brain: The Truth Behind his VP Choice Sarah Palin

 

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