Monday, October 06, 2008

It's Yabba Dabba Do Time In The US

Wow!  And I thought I didn't like her.
Palin is a never-ending train wreck of ignorance, inconsistency, outright contradiction and sneering. During her debate with Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden, she chatted up soccer moms and hockey moms, her mom and her pop and, by golly, yours too. She winked and she dimpled and 'goshed' and 'doggoned' it. She gave a 'shout-out' to some third graders in Wasilla, promising 'extra credit' for staying up to listen.
Less remarked upon was the substance. Despite the enormous variety of public crises we face, she dismissed virtually all forms of government regulation by invoking 'private contract' rather than collective duty; 'personal responsibility' rather than public oversight; and 'tolerance' rather than civil rights. She misspoke the name of a commanding general, she went unchallenged when she expressed her arch-creationist belief that humanity has had no hand in global warming, tucking all that away cosily but dismissively: 'I don't wanna argue about causes.'
I don't want to argue either.  I was told never to argue with a fool or a drunk because the people watching can't tell the difference.  Better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

She believes that dinosaurs and humans walked the earth at the same time.  I guess this means The Flintstones (Doesn't McCain look like Barney Rubble?) was a documentary and not a cartoon?   Oh well, at least she has rejuvenated Saturday Night Live.


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