King of the Hill?

I’ve kept my mouth shut thusfar (aside from my last post) regarding my opinion on Peggy Hill’s Sarah Palin’s nomination for the Republican VP candidate and I fear I may alienate some friends with my thoughts on the matter.

[L, Peggy Hill; R, Sarah Palin]

Yes, she’s a woman. Big whoop. She’s a woman I oppose on every single issue. Also, there’s just something about her that doesn’t jive with me. Call it intuition or whatever you want to – something about her doesn’t sit right with me. From experience, anyone who’s set off that feeling in me has ALWAYS turned out to live up to that intangible expectation. And my gut’s telling me that we’re screwed if that woman gets into office.

Anyway, there’s this letter getting passed around written by someone from Wasilla telling (what seems to be) the truth about how Ms. Palin operates: if you don’t kiss her ass, you’ll pay. It explains a lot, actually, of why my “something isn’t right” (SINR) radar keeps going off like crazy. She just comes across as one of those women who has always gotten what she’s wanted, gotten by for so long on her looks and uses that to connive her way into where she wants to be rather than work her way there legitimately. As one of my co-workers said “look at her shoes. Nobody who’s built their life on politics and public service totters around in peep-toe stilettos.” Just the mere fact that there’s press coverage over what friggin SHOES she’s wearing and not her policies and outright red flags over her past is worrisome.

But at least there’s parts of the mainstream media (as much as I loathe to use that phrase) that aren’t drinking the crazy GILF Kool-Aid. A story from the AP today goes through last night’s Republican convention speakers and debunks every stretched truth to outright fabrication. Here’s a snippet I found particularly interesting:

PALIN: “I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending … and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere.”

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a “bridge to nowhere.”

What town of less than 10,000 people NEEDS $27 million dollars for anything?

My SINR just keeps telling me that there’s something more sinister under the so-called “beautiful” surface of Palin, something that means nothing but trouble for this country if she gets into office. With McCain’s health at stake, she just seems like the perfect Republican puppet to continue the destructive policies of the past 8 years. We’re rapidly becoming a non-entity on the world stage and other countries think we’re a joke. Our economy is terrible, people are losing jobs and yet the wealthy of this country just keep getting richer off the struggles and failures of working Americans. We need our pride back. We need our good standing in the world back. We need change.

I don’t typically get political – but I fear for the future if Obama/Biden don’t win this election.

Interesting.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think Gov. Sarah Palin is going to “win over” the so-called “Hillary Democrats” for a variety of reasons:

1. Palin is Anti-Choice.
2. Palin is Anti-Gay.
3. Does there really *need* to be any more reasons?

Yes, she’s a woman. But I hope to god that women voters aren’t so blind and shallow that they will vote for someone with those stances on the ticket just because she owns a vagina.

I found this story on a political humor site with this introduction on the site’s homepage:

In a surprise move that shocked qualified Republican women everywhere, John “Women’s Rights Aren’t Really My Thing” McCain announced today that Alaska Governor and pinup model Sarah Palin is his choice for Vice President, narrowly beating, McCain said, “that whore at Starbucks that gives me my coffee, AHAHAHAHAHAHA!” Pat Buchanan, a Staunch Conservative and thus a Foe To Women Everywhere, is expected to enjoy the most internally conflicted self-induced orgasm of his long, bitter life later this afternoon in the MSNBC men’s room while clutching a photograph of Gov. Palin in one clammy fist.

And yes, that is Palin in the photo. Now, the slathering horde are declaring “she’s hot” – which gives me pause in thinking that had Paris Hilton be older and have two years of being mayor of a town of 8,000 that she would’ve been asked to be the VP candidate. Or perhaps Jenna Jameson?

I’m not too concerned. I just think now I’m going to have to enter radio silence until the election because I’ll want to strangle other people. Out of love and unity, of course!

P.S. – I think the woman has a hair helmet because I can’t find any recent pictures where her hair isn’t up in that foofy ponytail.