Wednesday, September 03, 2008

More VP Frenzy

OK, I’m officially obsessed with the Sarah Palin VP carnival of fun/media frenzy. Obama and Biden are wisely staying above the fray, but since I’m not running, I will share some random observations:

  • Forget Barack, Bristol, Piper, Track, Willow and Trig. Is the country really ready for a first husband named “Todd”?

  • Apparently, abstinence education is working as intended. Every time you have sex, a baby should result, followed by a shotgun wedding.

  • Is the stink of Republican corruption so bad that the best person available for VP is governor of a state with a smaller population than Indianapolis? Really?

  • I take back what I said about her being ordinary. Does an ordinary person out her pregnant daughter to dispel Internet rumors? Yikes.

  • Turns out, her husband is a member of a secessionist party. Hmm. New Republican convention slogan: Putting Country First! (Except in Alaska!). Can you imagine what Fox news would do if the Democratic VP nominee were soft on secession?

  • I think it’s great Palin decided to keep her Downs Syndrome child. I really do. But I’m also grateful she had a choice about it.

  • I was initially impressed in her very first speech when she said "I told Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that bridge to nowhere. If our state wanted a bridge,' I said, 'we'd build it ourselves.'"

    Well, it turns out that she supported the bridge to nowhere (which at the time, was STILL A BRIDGE TO NOWHERE) until it became a political liability.

    “She changed her mind, he said, when "she saw that Alaska was being perceived as taking from the country and not giving, and that impression bothered her and she wants to change it. … I think that Sarah Palin is someone who has the courage to reevaluate situations as they developed."

    I guess this is another example of the state of the Republican party: you can be called a reformer if you oppose something after it becomes a symbol of corruption. This makes her unlike Ted Stevens, who still wanted the bridge after it became a symbol of corruption, and George Bush, who never changes his mind on anything.

  • Actually, I take that back too. The person her actual positions seem to mostly closely match is George W. Bush.

  • People keep saying, with straight faces, that Palin has foreign policy experience because her state borders Russia and she is head of the National Guard. Did I miss something, or did Russia/Canada invade Alaska over the last 20 months? Or, perhaps we missed the news, because her fervent negotiations with Putin succeeded.

  • Either McCain knew all of these things, or he didn’t, but I’m not sure which is worse. Did he simply not prepare for his most important decision as a candidate, or did he know all this and still decide she was the best candidate?

At this point, all I can say is, her speech will need to be pretty good tonight.


Fingtree said...

I can't wait to hear her speak the words that someone else wrote for her, it should be grand. I'm your puppet..

Robert Sievers said...

fingtree, do you believe that Obama writes his own speeches? Just curious.

Fingtree said...

Of course not Robert, he is black. She is a woman and could not possibly write her own either. Besides, Obama is a Godless pro-abortionist and could not even come close to being in the class of moral authority you are.

Robert Sievers said...


I wish you could see the irony in your own attitude. You sanctimoniously call me holier than thou. You judgementally accuse me of being judgemental. You so arrogantly claim that I only hold the positions I do out of naivete. You favor choice when it comes to terminating life, but not when it comes to allowing me to choose my own school or healthcare.

Either you think that you are right just as I do, in which case you are just as bad as you claim I am, or you you don't think you are right, in which I have to wonder why you even post at all.

By all means, since you are bringing God into this, show me where you find His command to allow us to abort children. My ears are open, much moreso than yours I guarentee.

PG said...

I'm starting to enjoy you two guys going back and forth. Actually, I think Obama does write his own speeches, for the most part. He wrote two well-written books on his own. Clinton was the same way. Republicans, on the other hand, do everything with operatives. Karl Rove is still the brains behind the demonic movement. They are entirely about party and power. Country first? HA!

Satirical video for those obsessed with SP:

Fingtree said...

First of all dearest Robert, where in this blog have I ever stated where I stand on abortion? You assume so much and that's what makes you laughable. The Bible clearly states that aborting children is acceptable, you can find in the Liberal book of James. James was a Liberal if you didn't know that.

Fingtree said...

All of the Disciples were Liberals except for Paul. Jesus was the most radical Liberal of all. That's what makes the conservative right's hate of Liberals so ironic. They all were dread lock black men too. Except for Paul, he was only nappy headed.

Robert Sievers said...


I am sorry, I missed the chapter and verse number on that. Can you repeat that please?

Fingtree said...

It's the same passage in the Liberal book of James that the FDA used to justify morally, for allowing cloned meat to be packaged without labeling and sold in Supermarket's throughout this good Christian Country and eaten by both kinds of people; Conservatives and Liberals. There are only two kinds of people in this world Bob, they are all the same within those labels, just like cloned meat (unlabeled)is the same as real meat. Hopefully, now that cloning is OK and has the Christian's blessing's, they could solve the abortion issue by cloning a person of their choice for every fetus that is aborted. That would strike a good balance don't you think? But if the abortion issue would go away, voters like yourself might not go to the poles and vote anymore and that would be unpatriotic.

Fingtree said...

I must tell you Robert Sievers that your comment; "in which I have to wonder why you even post at all", needs to be seriously addressed. Dan has been a dear friend of mine for many years, since 1978 I have known Dan. I can post here or anywhere else anytime I damn well please. You can stick your pompous comments like that right up your self-righteous sphincter.

PG said...

Tristan Tzara and Luis Buñuel would be proud. Dada was rarely so sweet.

Robert Sievers said...


You missed the point completely. You think your opinion is right just as I think mine is. Since you feel so inclined to voice it, which is appropriate, it illustrates you are just as pompous (in my opinion more so).

That's your right.

And since I am such a half-wit, you will have to be more specific on that verse. As such a luddite, I am not smart enough to figure out your vague reference. What was that chapter and verse number again?

PG said...


I do believe he doth pull thy chain.