Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Me - Getting Serious

Ok, so this blog is in no way political. Well, I guess you could argue that everything is political - relationships in particular. But I am really not a politics kind of gal, which is the perfect lead into my big issue right now - Sarah Palin. I'm all about women having power, but this just offends me. Look, I'm not even going to get into my party preference, voting tendencies, and stand on major issues. This shit is about right and wrong and to be honest, I'm scared. I saw the Vice Presidential debates and the Katie Couric interviews, which just got worse and worse each day. Here's just a little of what scares me about the Republican Vice Presidential nominee:

  • Thinks being gay is a choice
  • Seems to think the morning after pill is an abortion pill
  • Thinks global warming is part of some cyclical weather pattern and not due to human activity
  • Can't/won't name a newspaper she's read
  • Can't name a Supreme Court case other than Roe vs. Wade (imagine that)
  • And, let's not forget she's a shooter. Don't we have enough gun-toting shooters in DC?
  • Her speech is worse than a 3rd grader in one of America's worst schools: also, fersure, doggonit, youbetcha - do we really want 4 years of that?
  • Tried to ban books in Alaska
I know that there are people who said they'd move to Canada if Reagan was elected so, I'm not saying anything new but I just may look into the northern region. I just don't get it and I am left with many questions. How is someone in the running for Vice President of this country who treats a debate like a beauty pageant - winking, completely incoherent answers, ignoring questions, hair tossing? Do Americans really value higher education when they can support someone who went to 5 schools before getting a B.A. in journalism and then bashes the media? This is not Clueless. Being stupid is not cute in a presidential election, is it? Can acting like a politician get you into the White House? Hmmm...Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger. And really, who the fuck is Joe Six Pack?
Can we all just get serious for a moment? This country is facing serious issues. What I don't need is a wink and a smile!

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Anonymous said...

She's not an embarrassment to women; she's an embarrassment to all of humankind.

Godshamgod said...

Your indignation is well-placed but fails to recognize that for the hard-core base of the Republican party, faux six-pack authenticity and adherence to right-wing beliefs ARE the key qualifications. Not intelligence, experience, competence, or familiarity with reality.

Anonymous said...

How do you not answer questions during a debate? That was pathetic! And people still want to vote for McCain?

Anonymous said...

Tell me this, City Girl, what publications do you read?

City Girl DC said...

Anonymoous- I read all of them. Ya know, all the ones they put in front of me. You betcha!

Doug said...

You know, I was just thinking... maybe with all the increased coverage we've seen in the last 20 or 30 years, its really changed how people vote. Instead of taking people on their credentials, now its information overload, and you know what? I think its too much for the average american... so what do they do? They look at who they most associate with. People vote for who they like, not who would do the best job. If it were the same 40 years ago, you think Nixon would have been voted in? I think not!

As much as I don't like McCain's ideals, or even Bush's or Condi Rice's, I wouldn't be scared having them in a room with world leaders. You know they aren't going to get pushed around. Palin? She'd be the complete laughing stock.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all your comments save the gun one. Nothing wrong with a woman who knows how to handle a firearm responsibly (though I think shooting animals from a helicopter doesn't so much qualify).

District Hottie said...

Well, a wink and a smile are very helpful if you aren't talking nonsense, as Palin tends to. Perhaps if Hillary had a bit more of the SP charm, she'd be our nominee right now.

All I am saying is that if women want to get ahead in this day and age, we need to be both attractive and smart.

And the GOP is banking on the unfortunate truth that if it comes down to one of the two aforementioned qualities, most Americans would be most impressed by the former.