Sarah Palin, I hear,* emphasized little else in her debate with Joe Biden last night than how she’s just like the people watching at home. Maybe because she’s not?!!!: a young hot White rural Fundamentalist** businesswoman and petty politician***? America’s alot more diverse than that, and always has been, but Republicans either don’t want to admit that, or want to make us all “petty White Fundamentalist businesspeople.”
In any case, the White House has been run by people “just like us” for 28 years, and look at the mess we’re in. Maybe “people like us” aren’t qualified to be the federal government’s Chief Executive! Maybe what’s important isn’t “who I’d like to have a beer with,” but who’s competent, experienced, leaderly, brave, law-abiding, socially just and compassionate, a smidge of political savvy to get the right thing done, “reality-based,” stuff like that.
(*–I didn’t watch or listen. I find my patience for the drawn-out process is wearing thin. It’s been clear for me what this nation needs since 2000, especially U.S. Constitution Memorial Day: 12/12/00!)
(**–Actually pentecostal, Assemblies of God. Do we have any video or audio of her “speaking in tongues”?! “slain in the Spirit”? — How about that during a national crisis … and while McCain’s post-traumatic under the Lewinsky desk?!!! How about her delivering “a word of prophecy”? At least W. doesn’t claim that when he gets foreign policy directives from the Almighty!!!)
(***–Petty in both senses of the word, clearly and sadly.)