Sarah..the secret weapon

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.

What was she thinking, better yet what was he thinking?

Come on now, you know the kid couldn’t resist getting in on the discussion about Sarah Palin. Seriously as busy as I have been seeing off elder child and working on deadline, I have been paying attention to the news. Damn, McNasty must have been hard up to pick Sarah Palin. Its a shame I am not a Rethuglican since I am almost certain that I am more qualified for the VP slot then ole Sarah, plus I am not about to be a granny at an insanely young age either.

All jokes aside, when I first heard he picked Sarah, I though, wow! However once I heard the rumors about how the last baby she had a few months ago might be her daughter’s, I got confused and thought I was watching a bad Lifetime flick entitled Mama’s Love or some shit like that. Then yesterday when I heard that her 17 yo daughter Bristol was pregnant, I nearly fell out my chair and started wondering what the fuck were these folks thinking?

Seriously, anybody who would sign up to play second banana to McCain pretty much knows that should he win, the man is old and with a history of cancer could kick the bucket on the job, thus catapulting the second banana into a starring role as leader of the free world. That said, might it be a good idea to pick someone whose not embroiled in their own version of a soap opera… rumors of babies that aren’t really yours, pregnant teens, ethics investigations. All things that say to me, maybe if I had that type of shit going on in my life, maybe trying to VP is a bad idea.

Now I hear the Evangelicals are trying to spin this into a positive, poor Bristol is human, yep I agree and like all humans she is flawed. I got that. However aren’t these the same assholes who would be talking greasy if this were a poor girl of color, placing blame on loose morals? 

However since I am on deadline, I need to wrap this up but not before I pose the question that has been driving me crazy, what kind of Mama would be so eager to take on a job, that she would sacrifice her own kids? IMO someone who shouldn’t be trying to lead or be in charge of shit. See, I know this is a private family matter and while Obama may want to take the high road on this matter, as others have stated, if this was one of Obama’s girls, the Republicans would be all over this like white on rice, trying to assassinate Barack and Michelle’s character. Yet because its a hard working Christian Mama its ok? I call bullshit on that.

No Sarah, you ain’t fooling no one with the look of being super Mama, willing to deliver speeches and fly 13 hours to have your baby after your water broke. Beyotch please, after my water broke, all I wanted to do was lay down and moan… who in their right mind gets on a plane bypassing a zillion hospitals to have a baby 13 hours away. Um, nobody, at least no one sane unless they were trying to plan a clever ruse to claim their daughter’s baby as their own. However maybe I am wrong and you just really liked your OB in Alaska, If it turns out I am wrong, well I will kick the butts for a day. How about that?

With regards to Bristol, I hope she really loves her baby’s daddy and isn’t being forced into a marriage that is the result of a youthful indiscretion all because Mommy is a pro-life wack job that believes in marriage.

As for McCain, I hope Sarah ain’t got no more secrets in the closet otherwise your plan to land the PUMAS is really going wrong. Though I can’t help wondering when you looked at Sarah, in her naughty librarian getup where you looking for a little side action from Cindy’s ice queen routine?

Amazing times..mulling over Obama

I am in the midst of dealing with a ton of personal stuff this week, elder child is wrapping up his summer and getting ready to head back to his Pops house. I have been on a mad tour of preschools, turns out looking for the right preschool for a 3 year old is much like looking for the right college these days. Plus I have back to back deadlines for clients which while ultimately good for my pocketbook is bad for my short term sanity.

All that said, today the enormity of Barack Obama actually becoming the Democratic nominee just hit me, it truly was not that many years ago us Black folks were still drinking out the colored water fountains and putting up with some really stank ass shit, in other words living like second tier citizens. My own Pops lived through much of it, since he was born and reared in rural Arkansas, he saw his own Dad fighting to vote.

Yet in just one generation, we have gone from seeing Black folks fighting to vote to actually being able to vote for a Black man. Now I will be the first one to say that as racist as America is, I at 35 never expected to see this day happen. I figured this might happen in my kids generation, but never in my own. But we are here, so tonight I sit back and just enjoy this moment. Clearly its not a done deal, Obama is going to have bring it 200% if he actually plans to win this shit since there are plenty of racists that would rather let a crazy old war mongering bastard be in charge, bit tonight join me in celebrating this victory and remembering the ancestors.. many who gave their lives for the possibility that tonight would become a reality.