So last night I stayed up (damn near fell asleep) to catch the GOP’s vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin give her speech. I daresay that after having to endure Mike Huckabee’s bad attempt at humor (glad to know he got some real soap when he went to college), I almost turned off the tv but I must say I am glad I waited to catch Mizz Sarah’s debut on the world stage.
Houston, we may have a problem. Notice I did not say we have one, I said we may have one. See after spending all weekend wondering what the fuck was goings on in McNasty’s mind, after seeing the multi-talented Sarah on stage, I now see why he chose her. Screw getting Hillary’s angry ass supporters, no Sarah speaks to the that rather large group that my boy Obama just cannot seem to wrap his arms around. Sarah speaks directly to that group that says, well the Repubs got nothing for me but damn it, I don’t know about that Negra with the funny name. Never mind that the reality is that both Michelle and Barack Obama’s life stories are the stories this country was built on.. pull yourself up by your boot straps. Problem is Obama and Michelle, I suspect like me, you won’t ever catch them hunting anything, to middle America they just seem different. But Sarah, she is like every-woman (actually a women at the redneck hoedown did say say Sarah was like every woman), even down to the bad ass kids she can’t control.
Damn it, I think even the pregnant daughter story might actually work to her and McNasty’s good. See the folks they hope to capture, are the kinda folks whose kids do go to the military and maybe even have babies early. McNasty maybe you are not the senile fool, I thought you were but you are still crazy as hell.
Now thinking folks know Sarah didn’t say shit of substance, for a nobody she came out talking shit and reading her lines the way the fancy scriptwriters told her, and while it may laughable to even think she could actually help McNasty win, remember that most Americans are not critical thinkers. Gas is $4 a gallon and folks don’t want to hear that they have to change their lifestyle, in other words stop pushing the whip when you are only going a mile away from home. So when we hear drilling that sounds good as hell, fuck the fact that its a short term solution at best. People don’t wanna hear that, and McNasty and Sarah surely won’t make folks listen to that nonsense, by all means drill and lets create new energy sources. Clearly neither Sarah or McNasty are familiar with James Howard Kunstler, maybe they should google him and get a better understanding about how life in America will eventually be, but that’s another post.
Nope, Sarah has a spunkiness that definitely came through, kinda like a Norma Ray. In that speech I saw at least 2 maybe 3 different persona’s, scrappy fighter woman, shit-talker and them just every day Mom and wife whose just been with her guy for 2 decades and 5 kids.
All this to say that Obama, me and you may not see eye to eye on all the issues but I want you to win, look maybe you need to look a sista up in Maine, see I am originally from the Chi-town but after years in Maine, I know how to connect with small town folks. I think you need some lessons on how to connect, maybe we can get on a boat and catch some lobster, imagine that photo op. All jokes aside, the Obama campaign has just received notice that they cannot be caught sleeping because Sarah’s mission is to assist in getting that working class vote that would escape a guy like Obama and maybe even McCain and not to be a pessimist, but I think she’s got a shot.
More observations on the redneck hoedown later, but its early here in Maine so time to drink my coffee.