McCain's decision to choose Sarah Palin as a running mate has been disheartening. Not only do I see it as an affront to American women’s intelligence (as in, “oh goodie, let’s all vote McCain because Palin has female parts”!!?) she is just simply not qualified to run as vice president, let alone considering the potential that she could someday be president.
As a result, and to help rest my weary soul over the entire ordeal, I’ve joined the “fight against Palin” brigade. This brigade (currently made up of one, me) basically has three purposes:
1) To show women everywhere that our female parts DO NOT make up who we are.
2) To try and ensure, in whatever minuscule way that I can, the integrity of our governmental system by not assuming that “looking pretty and being female” means you are qualified for high office; I’m all for breaking the glass ceiling, I just think it should be done with a qualified hammer.
3) To stand up for my right to yell, scream, and disagree with this outrageous choice, even if it means nothing because my state (with only one electoral vote anyway) will never vote Democratic for a presidential election even if we were about to be washed away in a great flood of idiocy.
So with that, I’m providing the resources below that should enlighten and, in some cases, amaze. Some of these are true “facts” (the few that there are) about Palin and her experiences in government (she’s never actually held a real job otherwise), and others are simply for my own sadistic pleasure (gauffs and cackles inserted here).
Facts (or lack thereof) about Sarah Palin, and other good stuff!
jazzychad - a “facts about Palin” twitter resource
liittle_known - seems to be the original “facts about Palin” starter, but I’m not sure; and his site: http://littleknownfactsaboutsarahpalin.c
The New Yorker takes a stab at figuring out Palin’s waffling ways
An Alaskan speaks out about how the HECK Palin ever got to be governor
A good Chicago Tribune article on Twitter and Palin’s folk heroship
Palin laughs as radio host refers to one of her colleagues as a “bitch” (no kidding, it’s her, but I will admit the audio appears to have been edited though to what extent I have no idea) and allows the host to mince words, calling her a "cancer" of Alaska (the woman in question is apparently a cancer survivor)
UPDATED: This was indeed Governor Palin, speaking to a local news radio show. Coverage of this unbelievable display of immaturity: The Anchorage Daily
An On the Issues report, what issues she has experience with
And finally, check out a blog search for Sarah Palin information (interesting that I've already seen several "when will she be kicked off the ticket or leave?" posts)
No, we're not talking red-scare tactics here; her lack of experience and background should do just fine.
UPDATES September 2
Sarah the new Tom Eagleton? Let's hope so
For a Governor who supposedly holds a whopping 90% approval rating, why does this Alaskan website polls show her only 20% ahead of Obama?
More to come.
As my friends and family will readily admit, I have been dismayed and literally livid about the decision by McCain to choose Sarah Palin as his VP choice. Not only do I see it as an affront to American women’s intelligence (as in, “oh ...