Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Lipstick On A Pig

I don’t get political here often.

In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a serious political discussion on these pages. Religion either, for that matter.

I try to keep this blog light and fluffy (like my underwear). People always seem to get bent out of shape when these topics arise in mixed company, and what starts out as an innocent discussion inevitably turns into viciousness and hard feelings, so I try to avoid it whenever possible. I certainly don’t want that here. I’m usually fine with keeping my political and religious beliefs to myself, thank you very much.

But when I thought of what I could write about today, this is what came to my mind:

I am hoping beyond hope that in tomorrow night’s Vice Presidential debate, Joe Biden DESTROYS the laughable Sarah Palin, and shows her off to the country as the unqualified joke she is.

Like many people, I don’t think I have ever been so interested in the political machine as I have been for the past few months. We have made such great strides in this country in the past year, and we should be proud. We have a serious, African American candidate for the presidency, and we almost had a female candidate. A decade ago, that would have been unheard of. We should be proud.

And then John McCain had to go and fuck it all up by bringing in an unqualified, ultra-conservative hockey mom as a running mate.

Seriously, the woman makes me cringe every time I see her on TV.

From her first imbecilic interview with Charley Gibson where she had no idea what the Bush Doctrine was, to watching her painfully trying to explain to Katie Couric how living close to Russia makes her versed in foreign relations, I want to throw my shoe at the TV every time I see her.

Now, you may very well believe that John McCain is the man we need in the White House come January, or (like me) you may be ready for a change, but how in God’s name can ANYONE seriously put that woman one heart attack away from the presidency?

Tomorrow night, I want to see Joe Biden completely dismantle every statement that she tries to spew forth. I want to see him completely invalidate and disprove every word that she utters.

In short, I want to see Joe Biden make Sarah Palin cry, and go running off the stage.

Immature? Maybe.

Sexist? Not, not really. It realy has NOTHING do with her being a woman.

I just want to see something come out of tomorrow’s debate that finally puts this national farce to rest.

I’m probably putting too much hope into tomorrow’s outcome. I’m sure that the next day, every paper in the country will report “Public split over winner of debate”, or similar such blurbs.

But I can hope, cant I?

31 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

I just love that picture!

Sunshine said...

I couldn't agree with you more whole heartedly than what you had written. Being a woman, AND I AM in every sense of the word, disgusted and "pissed" that McCain would think placing her on the ticket will get the women to vote blindly... I would rather vote for the pig in lipstick.. Is Wilbur available... at least he can read the big words that Charolette put in her web!!!!

teeni said...

You cannot put a serious political post on your blog and combine it with that photo. It's just not right. LOL. Personally, I'd just like to see better choices all around. But maybe we are getting somewhere. Slowly.

Marie said...

Slyde,

I feel very much the same way. I am hoping that something will turn some heads at this debate. BUT, I just do not feel that Joe Bidon has it in him.

Yeah, I have some trouble with Sarah Palin and now its worse because apparantly she is the religion I grew up in and NOW that makes them think she is God's chosen. I was told that to watch her on SNL was making fun of the spirit of God..WHAT???

I have to tell you this only makes me more displeased than before.

I said today I am exactly the opposite of most. I am less interested in this campaign than I have ever been in any before.

B.E. Earl said...

The format of the debate, unfortunately, will likely prevent actual interaction between the candidates. That's a plus for Palin.

My prediction: Lots of generic, rehearsed, smarmy comments from Palin with no real facts to back them up. And Republicans will spin it that she is exactly the kind of plain-speaking person that REAL Americans want in the office. Feh.

Ali said...

Politics are definitely not my bag, and I'm Canadian so I have my own idiotic election to worry about, but I have to agree that Palin is a pretty sorry excuse for a would-be VP.

I'd actually like to punch her in the ovary.

Isn't that grownup of me?

lotus07 said...

"Send Sarah Palin running off stage in tears?".........well, that makes two of us at least, three if you count my wife....(she really hates that bitch).

Chris H said...

I know sweet F*#K all about American politics (being a KIWI an all) but I have heard that woman talk, and I wouldn't want her as my 'runner-up' President of The United States of American either! She seems to be too inexperienced to run an enourmously influential and powerful country in the EVENT that their party gets in and then if they were to lose John McCain in a accident or whatever! I don't necessarily like Obama either! So I'm glad I don't live there! We are also having elections soon... *shaking head* and there's bugger all choice here too.

Chris H said...

Oh, and I LOVE that picture! Very funny!

Mrs. Hall said...
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Mrs. Hall said...

No Slyde. That was not directed at you.

But, um, it was directed at any potentional ne'er do wells.

After all I was sort of defending the woman.

This can provoke ugliness.

Which is not need on my blog or yours.

I like you two.

In a fellow blogger who lives in Alaska kind of way.

;)

Mrs. Hall

BlondeBlogger said...

I totally disagree with you on Palin but I LOVE that picture!!

Tamara said...

That picture is classic. I'm so not into yur American politics, but even I think that women is a bit of a chancer.

Slyde said...

drzibbs: that picture makes me crack up every time i see it!

sunshine: see? i TOLD you we were compatible

teeni: i agree with you.

marie: i have to hope that biden will go for the jugular tonight..

Slyde said...

earl: that is my fear as well

ali: thats VERY grown up of you. i'd like to watch you punch her..

lotus: we should have a "make sarah cry" party....

chrish: it makes me shiver when i think she could be so close to our presidency...

Slyde said...

mrs hall: i didnt THINK it was, but it kinda threw me for a loop. dont sweat it!

blondblogger: ah, a dissenting voice is always welcomed here. What exactly do you disagree with?

tamara: i'm with ya...

2abes said...

i hope they put the microphone in a better place, it may be uncomfortable bending down everytime she wants to make a point. earl is right, it will be alot rehearsed fluff, no real cut throat interaction. i want to know how the american people will be sure its really sarah and tina!

Michelle J said...

My goodness, how can i agree so much with another human?? Cause i totally want to see Palin go down, big time!! She makes me feel ill. She scares me. She is attractive, i'll give her that! But, that is all i will give her.

Dear Mr. Biden,
Please take Sarah down. Make her cry like a baby!!

Sincerely,
Michelle

Slyde said...

abes: yes, i agree that microphone placement will be key!

michele: yeah, i never said i wouldnt DO her.. i just dont want her as the next vp...

Landon said...

You hope that biden will go for the jugular?!?!?

You're a dolt.

McCain is going to win the election and osama will fade away : )

ps Why Do you hate women?

Slyde said...

landon: welcome. you're an idiot. go away.

Slyde said...

i knew it was only a matter of time before some issue-blind person would start spouting something that had nothing to do with what i was talking about.

i actually agree that in the end, mccain will beat obama. i'm not happy about it, but i agree its likely.

but my article had NOTHING to do with mccain.

I only stated that Palin is unqualified to be vp or president. If you believe otherwise, then YOU are the dolt.

2abes said...

this used to be a fun blog, now its all serious and shit. btw, i'm voting for nixon...he's gonna kick everyones ass!

B.E. Earl said...

That Landon guy speaks for all of us real Americans.

Oh, not about McSame and the upcoming election. Just that you are a dolt. {rimshot}

PS - why DO you hate women? Is it because they have no penis? I think this topic deserves a post. Shall we?

Slyde said...

abes: nixon would get my vote over ms alaska.

earl: i was about to call you a douchebag, but you made me laugh...

Denise said...

You know I have to admit that in the beginning I was all for Mccain/Palin but the more I see her and the more details I hear the more concerned I am.

I think that Mccain would be an outstanding President but you do have to think that god for bid if something happened to him at his age is she really capable of running the Country.

Love the Pic too! :)

honeywine said...

Are they still having elections? Can't we just kill them all and start new?

Thed-litical said...

crazy pic...
I'm hoping for at least a "deer in the head lights" look on one of the follow up questions! I'm sure SNL will find SOMETHING to work with!

Sitting in Silence said...

Sweet Jesus Slyde...I cannie even read ya post....I'm too busy laughing at that photo...

ROTFPMSL.....It's a ripper...

Slyde said...

denise: thats my greatest fear as well..

honey: you're not the first to suggest that, im afraid..

thed: so, we both watched it last night.. what do ya think?

sitting: me too. every time i look at it, i chuckle..

Bina said...

You lost my concentration at the fluffy soft underwear.

The image will not leave me.

Oh, when I first saw the picture? I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants!