Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin: Daffy With A Touch of Igloo Trash

Maybe John McCain thinks he needs the vote of southern California's notoriously clueless Valley Girls to put him over the top, otherwise the choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate makes little sense.

Let's put it this way, Sarah Palin appears, well, Valley Girlish, on the issues. Last year, Alaska Business News asked her about the war in Iraq.:

Alaska Business Monthly: We've lost a lot of Alaska's military members to the war in Iraq. How do you feel about sending more troops into battle, as President Bush is suggesting?

Palin: I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place; I want assurances that we are doing all we can to keep our troops safe. Every life lost is such a tragedy. I am very, very proud of the troops we have in Alaska, those fighting overseas for our freedoms, and the families here who are making so many sacrifices.
I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments... WTF?

According to Mark Benjamin at Salon:

Seven months into the surge, she still either had not formed any opinion on the surge or the war or just wasn't sharing. "I'm not here to judge the idea of withdrawing, or the timeline," she said in a teleconference interview with reporters during a July 2007 visit with Alaska National Guard troops stationed in Kuwait. "I'm not going to judge even the surge. I'm here to find out what Alaskans need of me as their governor."

That's a little weird, since Fort Richardson, near Anchorage, has dispatched countless soldiers to Iraq, including many who did not make it back. And Palin's own son, Track, is an infantry soldier who could go there any time.

Next to Palin, Dan Quayle begins to look like Henry Kissinger.

Then, of course, there is her support of Pat Buchanan:

Pat Buchanan brought his conservative message of a smaller government and an America First foreign policy to Fairbanks and Wasilla on Friday as he continued a campaign swing through Alaska. Buchanan's strong message championing states rights resonated with the roughly 85 people for an Interior Republican luncheon in Fairbanks. … Among those sporting Buchanan buttons were Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin and state Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Anchorage.
Buchanan on Hardball also said of Palin and her husband that "They were at a fundraiser for me." He called her a "terrific gal" and a "rebel reformer."

But this isn't your run-of-the-mill Buchanan supporter. Buchanan supporters aren't sending their children off to fight in Iraq.

And, though she wore a Buchanan button, she responded to the AP story in a letter to the editor, saying that "the article may have left your readers with the perception that I am endorsing this candidate, as opposed to welcoming his visit to Wasilla. As mayor, I will welcome all the candidates in Wasilla."

Just having some fun with buttons, I guess. It's all a bit daffy.

Then, of course, there is the curious fact that though she already has four children, is the Governor of Alaska and is in her 40's that she has another child.

Daffy times 2?

Walt Disney couldn't think this up for movie plot. A 40-something, former beauty pageant contestant and governor of Alaska, still nursing her infant son and clueless about foreign affairs and economic issues, is chosen as a vice-presidential running mate of an old man who has had more bouts with cancer than she has had babies.

There is, also, the trailer trash Jerry Springer angle to the story, though this is Alaska, so, perhaps, it is more like an igloo trash story. Palin's divorced sister is in a nasty custody battle with her ex, who happens to be a state trooper. Naturally, in what can only be described as a hell hath no fury Jerry Springer moment, sis, the Governor Sarah, uses her office to try to get said state trooper fired--with all the attendant investigations and ramifications.

And, oh yeah, the ex-husband-in-law trooper apparently tasered his son. It was supposedly because the kid wanted to know what it felt like and dad swears it was on "test mode".

There's more, Jerry Springer would really be proud, there is a rumor that the Governor's husband has a "John Edwards problem times ten zillion."

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, IGLOO TRASH sums it up pretty nicely. Unfortunately, even though some of this cr*p is amusing, for the most part it is tragedy-in-the-making, not only for the Palin children but for our country as a whole.

    Regardless of who wins the election, we are in for DARK DAYS AHEAD. Thanks a lot, BOTH of you inept, corrupt, STUPID-a$$ political parties!