Oh please, who gives a shit? Though it’s interesting to watch the D’s and R’s get all squirrelly about their positions on tolerance, really the only interesting thing about this story is the fact that some doofy dude in Alaska dropped a batch into one lucky oven. They’ve already been talking about the upcoming marriage, so if McCain wins in November a kid named Levi just porked his way into a power family. Oh, and of course there’s the sensational and misleading headline I got to use on this post.
The interesting thing here is Palin herself who of course I had never heard of (and neither had you, you liar.) So I’m watching the convention right now to find out just who the number two could be come February and she seems more like someone you’d chat with at a dinner party than a politician. I’m so accustomed to watching politicians be politicians that it’s weird to see her up there being all aw-shucks-ey….oh my god did she just wink? hang on, lemme roll back the DVR….yup. She winked at someone. Big slow wink, too. SEXY time.
Here’s the thing: I’ve heard a lot of people talk about what a stupid choice she was, make a lot of jokes about how she was selected, shout about how she has no experience (though she has the same experience as one of Obama’s finalists), but mark my words: the dems underestimate this broad at their peril. She’s likable, she speaks well, she’s cut the budget in Alaska and eliminated a lot of the taxpayer supported Governor’s perks, and she has a five kids. She even delivers rhetoric in a way less cringe-worthy than, say, Rudy Giuliani or Joe Biden. Based on what I had heard pundits say, I tuned in tonight half-expecting a car wreck. Nope. No car wreck. Just the opposite in fact – ooh, good line just now referring to the Obama speech, talking about shipping the fake Greek columns back to a Hollywood studio lot.
Still though, she spoke early about how we’re about to “win” in Iraq, so she’s either a full of crap, mildly stupid or has been convinced to throw red meat to the delegates (Soledad O’Brien said on CNN today that she hates that term because “it’s so icky.” For that, I love Soledad O’Brien). Oh, and now she’s onto some snarky shit about those silly “rights” that we shouldn’t extend to those detainees. And of course she’s got to take Obama to task for being willing to “talk to terrorists.” Same old sarcastic, nasty bullshit. Frankly though I think that all that crap was the stuff that McCain’s people wrote for her, and it didn’t work. At all.
But we’re getting close to the end now, and she’s back to the folksy human stuff that actually works. She’s taking a lot of the negative comments that have been made about her and actually making the people that made them look petty and silly (which they may be, but that’s irrelevant.) She’s singing McCain’s praises now, but not in a sickening way. You know what? They made a great choice: she’s going to bring something to the McCain ticket, and I don’t mean just a minivan with a “My Kid’s Good With A Puck” bumper sticker, either.
Most of you know that I wish both sides could lose: I don’t like either major party, I don’t like either candidate, I don’t like politicians in general. But she crushed that speech, I tell you what. She was funny without sounding like an asshole (unlike say, Rudy Giuliani or Joe Biden,) she’s smart, and she’s very accessible. She appeals to women and men. She rides a motorcycle. If the speechwriters let her be her rather than using those canned lines about the dems, she’s going to build up a HUGE fan base. Yeah yeah, I know she’s got some positions and beliefs that makes me want to power-puke, but tonight, publicly, she rocked. And that’s the stuff that sticks.
This is getting fun.