Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sarah "Pit Bull" Palin

Well, of course Obama was referring to Sarah "Pit Bull" Palin in his recent "pig with lipstick" reference, he is just smart enough to make it less than completely obvious.

John McCain is not. His blatant hit on Hillary for her healthcare plan is much less ambiguous. Here's the link to one of McCain's many "lipstick" remarks, this one much more pointed at Hillary Clinton.

Obama is smarter than the average guy, heck, I think he's smarter than the average woman. By smart, I mean able to make offhanded remarks in a manner that makes him sound good and the bearer of his brunt to be not so sharp. Obama is almost as smart as an exceptional woman in this particular regard.

I should take an aside here to explain my perception of women and cattiness. I have observed these things. I have daughters. From age zero to college I've watched they and their friends get along. Or do battle as the case may be. Dudes, believe me if you don't know for yourself, you don't want to get into any battle of words and relationships that a vindictive woman might wage against you.

FWIW, I don't like guys that try to pull this crap either. But I can see them coming a mile away. A sharp woman, and yeah that's what we've got in Pit Bull, is much better at disguising her motives as she moves in for the sucker punch. We're all suckers.

Unfortunately, Sarah "Pit Bull" Palin is an exceptional woman. Capable of incredible cattiness, willing to use her looks to her advantage (those that have them, who can blame them), and willing to use her office, it seems, for family issues such as the trooper that her sister married, and maybe not so much on her children because she's too darned busy handling her own issues to handle theirs.

Or is that her husbands problem since it seems he's probably the one to be home more than she? Not there is anything wrong with a house-husband as long as a family has either a house-husband or house-wife. A family needs one or the other or it fails.

Will America ever get back to single earner households or are we bought into consumerism to such a degree that we forsake family?!?

I have a two friends that I would describe as "feisty" women. Love 'em even tho they make me crazy at times. "Pit Bull" is feisty, but to a fault. When feisty takes precedence over the public good, when feisty takes precedence over the truth, when feisty takes precedence over family, I've got issues with that PERSON speaking for me, an American in the world of the 21st century.

Selecting "Pit Bull" Palin as his running mate seemed, st first glance, to be a brilliant move by presidential candidate John McCain. The "maverick" John McCain likes to make calls from the gut. This one's already making me puke.

I wonder when it will strike him in the same manner?


Blogger Bookworm aka me said...

There has been something about Palin that struck me as wrong the moment I saw her. It felt like watching a comic book villain in disguise. You know something is wrong, but you can't put your finger on it.

The you listen, read and learn -- and discover the value of trusting those instincts!

9/11/2008 6:11 AM  
Blogger Christian Democrat said...

I awoke this morning and realized the wrong statement I made in this piece - families with both parents working can and do succeed, as families, with kids that succeed in life and it carries on.

My apologies for making such a brash and wrong statement.

At the time I was thinking of several kids I know that have two working parents. Drug and alcohol use, teen sex and other issues are some of the things these kids get into while their parents are off at work.

Then I realized that, while I don't even condone this behavior I also don't see it as life changing, usually, in the here-and-now. Risky? Sure. But most of these kids don't wind up addicts, pregnant, or with a life changing STD.

So maybe it isn't my business to define a successful family.

Apologies to any I may have caused anger/resentment/stress.

9/11/2008 7:07 AM  
Blogger Bookworm aka me said...

Well, I did catch that myself, and raised my eyerows, but it's okay.

The sad truth is, yes kids may do better with a parent at home. Some will at least. However, the party that so champions this notion also enacts the economic policies that make it impossible for many families.

9/11/2008 8:24 AM  

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