Wednesday, September 03, 2008


I really wanted to write this entry with sensitivity and thoughtfulness and then I thought ..fuck it. Did John McCain just pick a possible felon for vice president? Worse did he just pick a hypocrite who has consistently lied her ass off about being a "good christian family"?
I am a woman who has a child. One child. My kid gets my full attention when she needs it and sometimes when she doesn't. I can just about financially support her needs for a good future for her that includes meaningful travel and a good university education. Palin has five children. One of which is a newborn which she is breastfeeding that has Downs syndrome. Which by the way she "kept a secret" from her family for months because she says "she wasn't sure she would be able to bond with this child" as if she had some other choice in the matter.
She not only kept the child's condition a "secret" she kept her pregnancy a secret.
Why? She was already the governor, what was she afraid of? Did she think she would be run out of office by some bizarre faction of crazed Alaskan baby haters?
But more importantly what the hell was up with her brother in law that she hated him so much she literally had to have his ass fired? I mean she fired the sheriff because he refused to fire her own brother in law. Now I can't say I know or understand what part of the family this brother in law originates from..maybe it's her husbands side? who knows cause nobody is talking are they? Isn't this a private issue? The kind of thing normal functional families deal with amongst themselves without involving the press and the courts?

But this isn't a normal, god fearing upright christian family now is it?
This is a woman that refuses to believe in global warming and spends her free time killing things for entertainment, she tried to implement creationism in the Alaska for goodness sake.
And if you are dumb enough to believe the Republicans this is the very best candidate for Vice President they could find.
This woman has never left the US except for a trip to visit the troops and that trip obviously didn't include any stop overs to view and experience any foreign cultures.
Her qualifications are she ran a tiny little town as mayor. I can only imagine the important issues she faced daily there, it must have been overwhelmingly not stressful at all. She then picked up the governorship of the state with the smallest population in the union that was rolling in oil money. There were about 600,000 people in Alaska in 2006 . 80,000 of them are disabled in some way. Did she think they would be unsympathetic to a baby with Downs? Or are they now kind of disgusted with her comments?
88% have finished high school but only a quarter when on to university. I guess her biggest challenge as governor was how to get more kids into what a heart wrenching challenge to be faced with.
Maybe it's the challenge of having less than 20% of the population be people of colour?
Maybe the 10% below poverty rate she has never addressed because over 60% of her constituents own their own home and make almost $60,000 . How about the fact that non white people own a whopping almost 12% of all businesses. I guess that's one way to empower the indigenous population which makes up the highest percentage of the poverty stricken. Nothing like moving in to someone else's land, stealing it from them and then making them beholden to the state for their own survival. I guess she has done loads to ease their suffering...
Or maybe the biggest thing she has ever done in her entire career was to say no to a bridge that the press had discovered went nowhere and was a blatant cash grab. Good to know that when the whole world is watching she can do the right thing. When no one is watching she is busy trying to get her brother in law fired and firing sheriffs but hey isn't that exactly how George Bush and Dick Cheney have been operating for eight years? Maybe she is a brilliant choice!

Her opinion on the military and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are going to be invaluable too. She can shoot a big gun and she has killed lot's of things and her son has enlisted and will be in Iraq pretty soon. That shouldn't be a distraction for her at all will it? I mean she has five children. One is just a newborn with Downs syndrome that she wasn't sure she really wanted, the other three have a full time nanny and her other one is preparing to possibly die in a war his mom wants to continue for "as long as it takes to achieve victory". She of course couldn't define what "victory" meant but hell who cares it's only her kid, she can make another one right?
I guess her semi anonymous husband who appears to spend more time in the oil fields and on a fishing boat than at home can just give up his jobs and raise the new baby with the nanny while the nominee travels the country begging for votes from the evangelical right while waiting for her seventeen year old daughter and her baby daddy to get the nursery prepared while the nanny and the husband plan that shotgun wedding.
That baby daddy is really ready too, he deleted his my space comments about not wanting any children at the same time his girlfriend was pregnant so obviously he really,really wants a baby now.

This is the very best the Republican party can offer. A woman that has demanded that abstinence is the only way, creationism is the only truth, global warming is a lie, abortion should be illegal.. all the while having a nanny raising her kids and lying about her newborn to her own children. A woman that is more than happy to sacrifice her own child to the war machine without a second thought.........
Is this the woman anyone wants to be a heart beat away from the Presidency?

She is the reason you should vote for Obama. I don't care if he is inexperienced, Biden will help him out along with everyone else he picks.
Who else is McCain going to choose to run the government? If Palin is the very best it can only get more and more terrifying..who will be Secretary of State? Who will be in charge of the treasury? What incompetent will be in charge of Homeland Security? Then there is Justice and the entire military industrial complex..who will McCain and Palin choose?
Are you scared yet?
You fucking should be.

McCain is a man with no experience in actual combat, he knows nothing but being a POW. All he thinks about is victory, winning at all costs because he still has an eighteen year olds view of war. He never had to see his enemy when he dropped bombs on them, he never patrolled in the dead of night. He was relatively safe in a prison he could have left if he wanted to. This is a man that has never resolved Vietnam and now he wants his chance and Iraq will be resolved if in his own words"it takes a hundred years". Iraq is McCain's way to resolve his own personal issues about the defeat in Vietnam. Is the Presidency the right place for therapy?

What about the economy? What about the environment? What about renewable resources? What about innovation to break the ties of foreign oil?...McCain's solution is to destroy one of the last wild places and he has the governor of the state of Alaska on board.
Hell, she likes to kill the wildlife anyway so it's not like she cares if they are injured, she will just pick something else to shoot at.

What about health care?

Yeah right.
McCain is about two things, drilling oil and Iraq. If that is what you want in a President go for it. I am sure it will be an enjoyable and profitable presidency for big oil and all the companies whose only products are bullets, guns, tanks,helicopters and so on and so on infinitum.


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