There has been a major upset on the U.S. political landscape. For the longest I thought Barry and Co. had the 2008 election wrapped up. With the adoring MSM election coverage, and the overwhelming need for “change” after the Bush Crime Family fiasco, who would think a Republican could get another shot at the White House? Well, it seems the balance of public opinion has tipped in the favor of the big dooky-caked GOP elephant.
As an ardent follower of political news, I try to keep abreast of the rapidly unfolding election coverage. The game got much more interesting with McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin, an attractive woman with a special needs child as VP. The hard-right conservative voters who felt they had to hold their collective noses to pull the lever for the pudding-brained moderate big government Senator were enticed with the entrance of the purportedly small-government firebrand from the wild Alaskan frontier.
The Palin selection was designed to enlist the scores of disaffected Hillary supporters that desperately needed a vagina in the White House at any cost. The maternal sympathy vote was exponentially compounded by the fact that Palin has a Down syndrome child (who may not have been issued from her womb). Also, dudes with a 50’s-era librarian fetish got a compelling reason to vote for the Republican ticket.
The McCain resuscitation (thanks to the addition of Palin) really hit home when I read Camille Paglia’s Salon article on Palin. As an intellectual and ardent feminist, Paglia’s laudatory treatment of Palin challenged the left’s supposed monopoly on strong feminist leaders. From the Salon.Com article:
Sarah Palin is like Annie Oakley, a brash ambassador from America’s pioneer past. She immediately reminded me of the frontier women of the Western states, which first granted women the right to vote after the Civil War — long before the federal amendment guaranteeing universal woman suffrage was passed in 1919.
Now that’s the Sarah Palin brand of can-do, no-excuses, moose-hunting feminism — a world away from the whining, sniping, wearily ironic mode of the establishment feminism represented by Gloria Steinem, a Hillary Clinton supporter whose shameless Democratic partisanship over the past four decades has severely limited American feminism and not allowed it to become the big tent it can and should be. Sarah Palin, if her reputation survives the punishing next two months, may be breaking down those barriers. Feminism, which should be about equal rights and equal opportunity, should not be a closed club requiring an ideological litmus test for membership.
The addition of Palin to the Republican ticket was a brilliant tactic designed to shift attention away from the corrupt, senile, pseudo conservative McCain. The jury is still out on this broad, but I am certain that I will find a reason to loathe Palin as much as I do every other political hack.
For the record, I do not think any of the current presidential candidates even deserve the role of sanitation commissioner. The corrupt two party duopoly system guarantees a loser every time in a staged over-hyped political bread and circus false-choice election. I would prefer an hourly electro-shock to the testicles before voting for the pudding-brained war-mongerer John McCain or the rudderless neophyte Barack Obama (whose leash is controlled by evil bastards such as Brzezinski and Biden).