Monday, September 08, 2008

Post Titled: Wasilla
from Slate.

this video initiated a brief email exchange between my father and I:

Dad: So, what's the point! This is just more (elite) media upsettedness over an insurgent from Alaska.
Bottom Line -- reform isn't possible from within the system of elite politicians and media.

ME: the more I think about it, the point is that the choice of sarah palin is clearly just to dupe the average american into identifying with her so they vote for the ticket. the GOP can get the votes and just keep on truckin' and doing whatever they want: and in that cycle reform will really never happen, they just want to maintain power and pailn in a means to that end, she is a tool.

Dad: That depends on the meaning of the word 'reform' -- if you take a hard look at the things Mr. Obama & Co. propose, you will learn that all of their shtick is almost exactly the same as those ideas that the Jimmy Carter crowd put forth and failed with.

Jimmy Carter was a disaster -- his idealism notwithstanding. Too bad so many young people today weren't around to experience the awful years of Carter administration firsthand.

I think that the big dupe job is being foisted on the country by the Obama-mania sponsors (whoever they are?)! The guy is hardly credible -- as in,

The Emperor's New Clothes .

"Oh! How beautiful are our Emperor's new clothes! What a magnificent train there is to the mantle; and how gracefully the scarf hangs!" (Hans Christian Andersen)

Despite the amphitheater, the adoring crowds, the rah-rah cheering, and the fireworks - the words of his speech seemed to ring too empty and too hollow.

"But the Emperor has nothing at all on!" said the little child.


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Anonymous DLR said...

Your dad sounds kind of awesome. But that's beside the point. The scary thing is, at first I thought 'hey, they just want disgruntled Hillary voters' (there's a million or two of those crazy enough to switch to Pinky and McCain).

But the more I think about it the scarier it is, because she's a good choice for their purposes. Propropro-life, 'average hockey mom', extremely Christian evangelical and new enough to be interesting. Add Hillary fans to evangelical base to independents who just like the look of Palin/McCain, and it's worrying.

And, ja, Obama is empty rhetoric, but who isn't? At least he seems like a decent guy...

End of Le Ray transmission.

6:12 pm  

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