Friday, August 29, 2008

Wait! He picked Who? What?!?

Sarah Palin? Where did THAT come from!?!?!? Am I supposed to be happy because he nominated a woman? I know NOTHING about this person! I am shocked. Honestly, I have no love for either presidential candidate this election. I may have to start a write-in campaign now.

I don't usually talk about politics on my blog, 'cause I save that for the grocery store or the school parking lot. Makes shopping more interesting when you are being chased around the store by a little old man on a scooter who remembers when FDR was in office and thinks that the only criteria for electability shoud be lower prescription drug prices. I feel his pain, but I have to tell you folks...there is more at stake this year than lower drug prices...

Things like

  • who's gonna help Jennifer Aniston find someone to settle down with (did anyone really think the John Mayer thing would go anywhere? He's kinda weird!)
  • putting a moratorium on Brad and Angelina's child bearing (Brangelina is a real threat here, folks...when are you all gonna wake up?! We need someone who is willing to take them on and put a stop to their evil plan to populate the world with overly beautiful people.)
  • finding out who is responsible for bringing back 90210 and publicly flogging them

Serious issues here, Bloggies!!!

Sarah seems nice enough on the surface. She obviously had enough going for her to get elected Governor of Alaska. She has 5 kids, one with Down's Syndrome...running Alaska and raising kids can't be easy. Living in Alaska at all, with or without kids, doesn't seem easy to me. She sounds like a normal mom who just happened to get involved in politics one day. She's been married 20 years to a dude who has lived in Alaska forever. He's very manly. She hunts and fishes (which could make her manly?). Her oldest kid is in the military. She sounds like someone who may be a little more in touch with the common man. Or maybe just the common Alaskan. Apparently she is a major butt-kicker and has wreaked havoc among the rank and file as Governor. Still, she has very little high level political experience and I have to think that there are a lot of people who will be worried about her stepping in if McCain kicks it during his presidency. Maybe a lack of political experience is to her benefit...we keep griping about career politicians being out of touch. I don't know what to think...I'm still reeling. I just know I SO DO NOT GET his logic with this pick.

Does she have a blog? That might give me a better feel for who she is. If I could read about how she handles a teenager with a crappy attitude or a spouse who is never home or how she balances work and home issues (does she sometimes feed her kids chicken nuggets and mac and cheese because it's late and that's all there is?) I might be able to make a better decision. If she follows Sue at Happy Meals and Happy Hour and knows who BG is, then I am SURE I could get behind her.

Can't think today, people...this really messed me up. I have to go ponder the potential new leaders of the greatest country in the free world...this is not a responsibility I take lightly. I need to consult with Bathtub Gansta. I'm sure he'll help me put things in perspective. He may not look it, but he's hip to the whole political scene. I can hear him now...BG says: "Bein' a playah don't make you a politician hatah, yo! Not voting is whack ya'll, for realz!"


HappyHourSue said...

You rock!!!! I asked BG and he's with you: he thinks both candidates are trippin'.

My big thing with McCain's choice is: everyone's already worried he's going to kick the bucket: so This chick might be running the country??????????? Yikes.

I may have to talk BG into running as an independent.

I am Boymom said...

BG for Prez, yo!

Queen of Chaos said...

"Does she have a blog?" !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm laughing hysterically right now! I need to be quiet cause I have sleeping kids. Thanks, alot. :)

Queen of Chaos said...

And to tell you the truth...if McCain were to kill over and this gal were in the next bet I'd be happy! She's a mom of 5 AND goes hunting AND runs Alaska? Hello, people! She would kick butt in the oval office!!!!!!!!!!! I'd pick Palin over Hilary ANY day.

I am Boymom said...

There's a LOT of people I would settle for over Hilary. She's a dangerous woman.

Birdie said...

*L* My mom actually called me, all giddy yesterday to tell me about McCain's pick! She rattled off all kind of stuff about her and I could hear my Dad chiming in new info she'd forgotten to share. This lady's the ONLY reason I'd even consider voting for McCain. Maybe he'll die and she'll become president! I'm aching for a leader with good common sense and a strong love of this country and the values it started with like a gov't that minded it's own business and making people work for what they had...none of this socilaist/communistic mindsset that's so popular today! Before this I wasn't able to vote for McCain in good conscience. I was going to have to write Bib Barr's name down.

Holden said...

Lord have mercy, don't even get me started on this Geri. You know how I am, me and my liberal ways. But seriously? From a purely "mom" perspective - how the hell are we going to talk about family values, having mom's stay home and take care of their children when clearly, that cannot be her priority if she's the vice president. Are you kidding me? I think the whole thing is completely crazy and I just don't get that everyone is so in love with this idea of this inexperienced woman running the show. I sure as crap don't want to run the country (nor do I think I'd be much good at it) and I don't think she probably should either.

Holden said...

I'm signed in under Holden's gmail account but it's me, Bandanamom!

I am Boymom said...

Hey Bandanamom - I was wondering if you would comment on this post, I was pretty certain you would have a strong opinion about Palin being picked.

Oona said...

Well written article.

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