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Palin, Stop Winking at Me (also titled: Please Go Away)

 At first I liked Sarah Palin. I liked her speech at the Republican Convention… but now I wish McCain had chosen someone else for the VP slot.

I think Republicans are doing what Democrats did in the early 2000’s… I think they’re picking candidates who can’t actually articulate the actual idealogy of the parties. … people who aren’t really intellectuals but rather just strange people who are a little too extreme in their beliefs.

I really don’t like how Palin plays up the whole Wal*mart, winking-at-the-camera, “gosh darnit” moose-hunting hockey mom conservative caricature.  It makes the rest of us conservative women feel uncomfortable.  Give me Hillary Clinton any day, Palin’s little exaggerated winks and “don’t-cha-knows” are so embarrasing.  Where’s the conservative Hillary? You don’t have to be a moose-killing mom with a pregnant teenager to believe that less government is better. Bleech.

I mean, I really am embarrased of Palin. The worst was when Katie Couric asked Palin for a Supreme Court case that she disagreed with besides Roe w. Wade. Palin just babbled on and had no idea what to say.
She could have just said that it’s not her place to comment on the Supreme Court… or Plessy v. Ferguson or some crazy old case…  Ahh! It was so painful to watch.

I’m so over Palin. I’m so over this election. I can’t believe it’s coming down to this… what a nightmare. Also, killing animals is not cool for anybody. Shoot some skeet… but please no animals.

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John McCain and New Running Times

 I’m watching John McCain on CNN right now. He’s speaking at the Republican National Convention. He’s doing alright. The people who keep yelling “USA, USA…” are kind of creeping me out with their mob mentality chanting, but it’s alright I guess. I went to one of those gatherings at a stadium in Texas and I found it to be quite eerie.

Cindy McCain looks a little like the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt. I like her anyway. I’ve seen her kinds shopping around Highland Park and Northpark in Dallas a million times. Check out the the cost of her recent outfit as reported by the press:
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, Taryn Rose: $475
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100

 I know that the press meant this list as a criticism, but I think that if you are worth over 100 million dollars, you can rock a Chanel watch, right?

The Republican National Convention was alright. Sarah Palin’s speech was a highlight. I’m disappointed that there was so little talk about policy. Also, none of the candidates really distanced themselves from the unpopular war in Iraq and George W. Bush. In my opinion, this is Obama’s easy win.

I hate to say that… but I think it’s true. If Obama does win, I’ll be winning an iPod from someone special in Texas. But we’ll see. Anything can happen between now and Nov. 2. It’s on!

In other news, I’ve been using Hal Higdon’s marathon training program. I’ve been traveling quite a bit and I’ve missed a few long runs, so I’m pretty worried about completing the program by Thanksgiving. We’ll see what happens. Here are my updating running times (I’m getting faster):

April 27: 10k Homestretch Challenge – 53:54 (8:40 pace)
May 19: 5k Mayor’s Challenge – 23:57 (7:42 pace)  – {pr}
May 26: 10K Celebrate America: 50:18 (8:05 pace)
June 21: 10K Possum Trot: 49:53 (8:01 pace)

I have a 5k on Saturday. I haven’t been running because I’ve been traveling so much, so I am not planning on beating my personal record. It will still be fun to get out there with my brother. More later…

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Sarah. Palin. Nailed. It.

After a short break, I’m back. Some many things have happened since I last posted.
I hope you watched the Palin Speech last night.

Let me just say that I am not a big fan of John McCain and I have been dreading this election since the primaries….but Sarah Palin had a great speech last night. My compliments to her and her speechwriter. Here are some quotes from her on Obama:

“…Listening to him {Obama} speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state Senate. ”

“In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.”

“This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed … when the roar of the crowd fades away … when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot — what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy … our opponent is against producing it. ”

“I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities….”

” I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening.We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.”

“For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words. For a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds.”

In fairness, Hillary Clinton also had a good speech last week at the DNC. Here’s my favorite quote from that speech: “My mother was born before women could vote. But in this election my daughter got to vote for her mother for President. This is the story of America….”

The women in this election have been impressive so far. The press’s sexist treatment of Hillary was unbearable to watch, I hope they knock if off soon.

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