A while ago I prayed for an alien abduction to spare me having to put up with 8 months of political BS as candidates sought to receive their parties' nominations. It didn't happen and I'm still pissed about that.
But, moving on…
Instead of an alien abduction we've gotten an alien visitation. And it's name is Sarah. Sarah the M-16, or maybe Kalashnikov, carrying member of the NRA, beauty queen, ice babe, book-banning bitch from the far north. What is most alarming is not McCain's feckless behavior in choosing her, but her total inability to understand what America is about.
McCain is a war hero. He endured, with honor, five years of incarceration by the North Vietnamese. I admire him for that. I'm not sure I could have done as well as he did. But this is the last time I will refer to that, because it was a long time ago (and I know how I was a long time ago, and people who knew me then might not recognize me now), and the world is a different place now, and he has become a total veteran embarrassment.
The only smart thing he's done lately, is to choose Palin as his running mate. And this curmudgeon has to admit that that is huge. She adds the "sex" to politics he is lacking. I'm not referring to gender, really, here. Fred Flintstone could have added sex to his campaign, it was doing so badly.
Now she can come out and say the things he wouldn't dare. Because he paints himself as a maverick (tho voting with the Bushman over and over again) but he doesn't dare aggravate the creationist, anti-abortion, but also anti-sex education, whacko right.
Hey America, here is a person who fired a librarian because she wouldn't ban the books Palin wanted her to. Here is a person who wanted to fire a guy who wouldn't fire a state trooper who was Palin's hated ex-brother-in-law. Here is someone who enjoyed all the earmarks she is now inveighing against. Here is a person who CHOSE to have a Down's syndrome child, but who would deny the right to any other woman to choose. This person is a liar, dissembler, and all around deceiver—in short a hypocrite and a proto-fascist. My way or the highway. Have we heard that before?
Does the word "Republican" come immediately to mind?
These people yap about keeping government out of people's lives (by "people" they mean "corporations") but they wouldn't hesitate to pass laws to make a 12 yr-old who was raped by a relative have a baby. Even if it might kill her.
It's time to stop this baloney. It's time to go and vote in the direction of freedom, which means freedom from fear (of terrorist attack), freedom from having to follow someone else's religious beliefs, freedom to enjoy the world God gave us in Her infinite wisdom…