Monday, October 27, 2008

Beyond the Palin "Suddenly Sarah"

Suddenly Sarah
by Karyl Miller

Undecided voters: Permit me one last try at to help you make your decision.

Close your eyes and imagine the USA is on the brink of economic disaster (I know it’s far-fetched, but bear with me). Jobs are disappearing, incomes are stagnant, and everybody seems to be running out of money and even losing their houses. McCain drops dead two weeks into his presidency (not at all impossible). Suddenly, Sarah Palin, housewife and small-town politician from Shit’s Creek, right-wing radical and religious fanatic, becomes President of the United States and leader of the free world. She lacks the qualifications, the knowledge and the intelligence to hold the highest office in the land. Period.

‘Don’t know much about history but when a country is at its lowest economic ebb, isn’t that when a crackpot dictator usually seizes control?

For some reason otherwise intelligent Republicans and Independents cannot see the difference between Palin’s spotty ho hum state (5 different ones) college record vs. Obama’s graduating # 1 in his class at Harvard. They can’t quantify her supposed great executive experience as a small-town mayor/first-time governor versus Obama’s being a professor of constitutional law, civic leader and a US senator. Really? This is the pile of perfumed horseshit the Republicans are inhaling to fool themselves into sticking with McCain (even though McCain made the unbelievably dangerous decision of picking a total lightweight like Palin to succeed him as President).

It’s time to face it Undecided people: As I suspected "Is She Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”, Sarah Palin is nothing but an actress. Now we know. What other profession has a hair stylist, makeup artist and personal wardrobe shopper on staff? Palin’s playing the part of VP candidate. In her introduction speech she warned us jokingly that she was a pit bull with lipstick. Turned out that was the last truth she spoke in the seven weeks we’ve known her. And she’s power hungry. If I was McCain, I wouldn’t go hunting with her, that’s for sure.

If you’re still on the fence, please take another hard look at the situation: McCain is 72, and has high blood pressure, an explosive temper, high cholesterol, and has had the deadliest type of cancer 4X! He only allowed glances at his most recent medical records. What’s he hiding? Is his erratic behavior related to the bucketful of prescription pills it’s rumored he takes every day? Is that why he gets flummoxed a lot just like grandpa?

Palin’s few unscripted moments revealed a total lack of knowledge of foreign policy, history and civics. She’s refused to even say what magazines and newspapers she reads. Why trust a person who’s evasive or worse - lying? Palin claims to be just an ordinary small town WallMart gal, but wears $150,000 designer outfits and stays in $700 a night hotel rooms. She also thought nothing of billing Alaska for many, many personal expenses. So, she’s already corrupt and hasn’t yet spent one night in D.C.

Please consider the many intelligent insiders like Colin Powell – both Republicans and independents, more knowledgeable than you or I, who have left McCain based on his age, health, and his reckless, cynical selection of replacement. And even tough Palin is only running for VP, let’s imagine the horror if McCain dies.

What more do you need to know? Just pick the candidate who’s obviously the healthiest, the smartest, most skilled, most sophisticated and most Kennedy-like diplomat: Barack Obama.