Palin’s Pitbull Fangs Bared By Same Old Republican Lip

8 09 2008

GOP = George’s Old Party

SALON: Sarah Palin’s real soul mate
McCain’s veep choice is the reincarnation of George W. Bush, as channeled by Karl Rove.

Quiz: Can you read Republican lips with or without the shiny distraction of lipstick?
See if you know your maverick hockey mom from your President Bush.  Take Salon’s Palin-Bush quiz here.

In their gubernatorial campaigns, they emphasized bold ideas and reform, even touting their lack of experience as an asset rather than a liability; while in state office, they became extraordinarily popular, thanks to deft populist instincts and immense personal magnetism, as well as an unusual ability to project an aura of moderation and post-partisanship (“I reached across the aisle”; “I’m a uniter, not a divider”) even while engaged in viciously political behavior.

Part of what helps them preserve that firewall is the human cocoons with which they’ve surrounded themselves, tight circles of devoted long-term insiders. . .
It’s an environment that encourages a with-us-or-against-us, win-at-all-costs mentality, a mindset that has been expressed in both their politics and their governance. . .

Which fits with what both Republican pitbully littermates exclude from their “actual responsibilities” in American leadership:

If there’s a common cause for Bush and Palin’s less-than-complex worldview — one that should disturb the security minded of both parties — it’s their profound disinterest in understanding or even experiencing other countries and cultures.

If all that makes sense to you, you might assume you’re as well-qualified as any middle-class mom or dad to set the curve on this leadership test, but be smart — put your mind where your mouth is!  Don’t talk to the media until you study up in Rick Warren’s cone of silence, or better yet, spend as much of campaign season as possible making up some new answers in one of Dick Cheney’s underground, undisclosed locations.

And forget about praying for a free pass, here’s your ACTUAL salvation as leader of the free world, the crib she-, oops I mean, curriculum guide:
On rocking the boat
On political hiring and firing
On the Fourth Estate
On experience and why it doesn’t matter
On sweet, sweet crude

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8 09 2008
JJ

Listening to Palin’s stump speech today on cable news — same as the RNC pitbull punchline attacks, except she just added:
“Our opponents like to go on and on about how they fight for you. Well, he won’t say it so let’s me say it for him: there is only one man in this election who’s ever really “fought for you” —

Makes me want to point out that he LOST that war, didn’t he? Or America did.

And that Palin claims to be such a fighter herself, against corruption and big government and even pork. And scary immoral books in the library and abortion and moose, I guess. But none of that counts as “fighting for you” in this version of her speech? Or are we supposed to listen sentence by sentence, treat each phrase as completely independent ideas that bear no logical relationship to each other or to a coherent message?
What kind of American presidency would that create for us, I wonder, if elected? Sort of a down-the-rabbit-hole experience?
Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, just never jam today . . .

Oh, now Hillary Clinton is speaking and she’s in Florida today.
McCain-Palin looks like “more of the same, not the change that we need” — she’s talking about women like herself in the sandwich generation, worrying for both our parents and our kids and health insurance, and now she’s talking about women deserving equal pay for equal work, and “we will bring our troops home RESPONSIBLY” from Iraq” —
“In stark contrast, I didn’t hear the Republicans ADDRESS the needs of real Americans” . . .

11 09 2008
Betty Malone

JJ,

I find myself feeling so saddened by yet again, another Republican Right Wing debacle of an election..with little hope that the American people are capable of thinking their way through the complex issues that Obama would like us to see as necessary. All I hear from McCain (whom I once respected) is Karl Rove’s playbook, once again,…and I am completely sickened by the prospect of what has happened to my beloved country. If John McCain wins this election and the American people embrace Sarah Palin as their choice of a leader…how can I tell my Em, at 18 to fight on for a just and civilized country. Better to urge her to move…to Canada…as far away from Alaska as she can get. I have never in my life felt that the fight was beyond me…but I begin to now..when I see such stupidity all around me.

Betty

26 09 2008
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