Sarah Palin, Debater or…Glib Showperson?

I was glad Sarah Palin didn’t fall flat on her face Thursday night. I was glad for her and glad for all you ‘Joe Six Packs’ out there who find yourself enamored with the lady. Heck, I think she’s kinda neat myself. Let’s get something straight. I don’t dislike Sarah Palin. She’s just not ready for prime time.

I won’t go into the liteny of problems that bother me about Mrs’ Palin. I’ve discussed them previously. Instead I’ll talk about new things that bother me and please keep an open mind.

Sarah is lovely, charismatic, reasonably smart (probably more than McCain or Bush) ambitious, courageous a bit unique and confident. Boy is she confident. There’s a good chance she’s like the untouchable girl you had a crush on in grammar school. But, and here’s the problem, is she ready to be president? As much as we don’t like to think about it, there’s a three in ten chance she would have to finish off McCain’s term. Hopefully she would have time to grow into the job, but there’s no guarantees. Then again maybe the job is over her head. Based on the debate and interviews it was.

Really. honestly, grab another beer and calm down. The fact is Sarah Palin answered fewer questions than she passed on and recited Republican talking points on the ones she did. If you don’t believe me read the transcript. While she was trying to woo the viewing audience with all her folksy colloquialisms, sandwiched between gollys and gee wiz’s as she cocked her head and winked, she really said very little. Think about . If you’re honest, you’ll admit it. Yes, her presentation was adorable. I just don’t see her sitting down with Mahmoud or Vladimir and saying “C’mon Mahmoud, darn we just can’t look back at what the Shah did. What’s a Shah, anyway?” Or. “Gosh Vlad, you’ve been getting a little too feisty for your own good. You do know I used to be the Governor of Alaska and know all about Russia. If you don’t shape up, when we finally get our troops out of Eye-Rack, we’ll have us a game of Russian roulette.”

Okay, if you’re wondering what the point is, here it is. I think you’ll agree that the next President will have a daunting job before him. Maybe more overwhelming than what Roosevelt or Lincoln faced. It may be the most frightening job ever for a President and I sure know I wouldn’t want it. But I do want something and you should too. You should want the smartest person running for President to be elected. It will take a genius to get us out of the mess that Dubya and the Keystone Cops got us into. And the closest candidate is Obama. He is a brilliant man who graduated from Harvard with honors (McCain was third from the bottom in his Annapolis class) and with the selection of Biden he displayed a propensity for pragmatism. Because of that, unlike Bush, I suspect he will surround himself with the best people he can find.
All right. I know some of you can’t bring yourselves to vote for a Black man. Whatever the reason, you must get past this. You can’t punish the country for your hang ups. Besides, he’s white too. He was raised by his lily white grandparents. Isn’t a great way to move into a minority presidency. A man who has his feet in both societies.
America goofed when we elected G.W.Bush, really bad. Like millions of others it cost me dearly. More than I care to discuss.
Let’s not goof again!

October 8, 2008. Tags: , , . candidate, Democrats, Humor, men, Palin, politics, President, Republicans, Vice Presidency, women.

4 Comments

  1. Rhonda Parrish replied:

    Nicely said.

  2. Sarah Palin , Debater Or…Glib Showperson? replied:

    […] I was glad Sarah Palin didn’t fall flat on her face Thursday night. I was glad for her and glad for all you ‘Joe Six Packs’ out there who find yourself enamored with the lady. Heck, I think she’s kinda neat myself. …[Continue Reading] […]

  3. Shaheen Khan replied:

    Well, Obama won, actually I don’t particularly care one way or another, U.S.A. isn’t my country.

    I just went to Rapture Ready to have a good laugh.Here’s a “priceless” comment: 🙂

    “I am just heart broken. May God have mercy on this country. The first thing my daughter asked me on the phone right after Obamanation won was…”Where do you want to move to?” I don’t think she was kidding either! I tell you…this country is headed for hell…very fast.

    Has anyone stopped to think at the number of babies that will be murdered now? How many “gays”…and I use that term loosely…they are NOT happy people…are going to just take over this country?! It’s going to be Sodom and Gomorrah all over again! It makes me SICK to think about it.

    Please Jesus…, come quickly.”

    Actually, I’m one of the biggest atheist apologists I know for religious people and their beliefs and views, and one of the greatest apologists for my former faith, but sometimes the sheer stupidity of these religious types gets to me.

  4. Dee Dawning replied:

    Oh my God, The ignorance of these people is astounding. I wish I’d seen this after Obama was elected instead of after his inaugurated.

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