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Monday, September 22, 2008

Ix-nay on the Alin-pay

I've decided to give the Sarah Palin thing a rest, and hereby declare a hiatus on future posting about her at least until the election is over. For one thing, I think it's safe to say that by now regular readers of this blog (both of you!) know full well my opinions on this subject; I've re-read my last few posts and I'm beginning to sound a bit like a broken record. Besides, I'm not really serving up anything new or original, and anyone really interested in the finer nuances of Palin-tology can find much more thoughtful and well-written journals elsewhere to better suit your own personal tastes. If you're a tinfoil-hat-wearing loony-lefty-liberal barking moonbat like I am, the articles at The Huffington Post will have you nodding in agreement. On the other hand, if you're a far-right evangelistic neo-con wingnut, you'll be positively orgasmic over the rants of Michelle Malkin. In either case, this is a time for serious thought and important decisions, and I don't need to be adding to the background noise.

But not only that, we're beginning to see some hopeful evidence that the bloom may be off the Palin rose, so perhaps my work here is done. Barack Obama has recaptured the lead in the polls after the Republicans' post-convention bounce, and donations to his campaign are surging in response to Palin. She was an unknown, spunky, photogenic novelty who energized the contest when she was first introduced, but as voters have gotten to know her in the last month, they are increasingly realizing that this egotistical, anti-intellectual, vindictive, homophobic, gun-toting, bible-thumping, wolf-shooting, politically-lightweight hockey mom (along with her gaggle of oddly-named children, "first dude", and unwed pregnant teenage daughter), is just too unconventional to lead America through the serious days ahead. Rational-thinking people are getting over their initial shock, and are rightfully aghast that this bunch might actually have any chance of occupying the White House.

For my parting shot, let me suggest a much more suitable vocation for Ms. Mooseburger: the Palins should star in their own situation comedy/reality show about a strange backwoods clan who are thrust unexpectedly into a fast-paced modern world they are unprepared for, and can only deal with in bizarre, comic ways. They could call it "The Wasilla Hillbillies". On Fox, of course.

Oh wait, that's already been done. Dang.

Th-th-th-that's all, folks. On to other topics!

2 Comments:

  • At 9/23/2008 11:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You got one of those tin-foil hats too? Gets great reception - I have music in my head 24/7.

     
  • At 9/25/2008 12:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    But ... how do you REALLY feel about her??

     

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