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A Penny for the Old Guy

The election is over. Do you care? My favorite T.S. Eliot poem comes to mind:

“We are the hollow men
  We are the stuffed men
  Leaning together
  Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
  Our dried voices, when
  We whisper together
  Are quiet and meaningless
  As wind in dry grass
  Or rats’ feet over broken glass
  In our dry cellar.

 Shape without form, shade without colour,
 Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

 Those who have crossed
 With direct eyes, to death’s other Kingdom
 Remember us-if at all-not as lost
 Violent souls, but only
 As the hollow men
 The stuffed men. …”

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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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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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