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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fair Game?

Well, it looks like there was some fire under all that smoke with all the stories about Alaskan Republican family values last weekend. Obama said the right things about playing nice, and that he’d can any of his people that didn’t. Too bad he can’t can Rove.

Apparently McCain can’t can Rove either, and he’s the one that got smeared with the black baby story in South Carolina eight years ago.

The difficulties faced by children in the White House are evident. I wouldn’t presume to add to them except that in this case the point is moot. Sarah Palin is a Feminist For Life since 2006, opposing abortion and, (get this, platform committee) capitol punishment. I find mixed reports as to the FFL position on birth control, but hear some echoes of the Bush administration plot this summer to have the Department of Health and Human Services define most forms of contraception as abortion. Palin is on record telling The Eagle Forum that she favors abstinence only education and that “explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.”

So why is this story fair game? Because if abstinence only sex education and the rhythm system lead to risky middle age pregnancies or to risky teen age pregnancies, the voters might like to have a say about whether this is a way we’d want to lead the country.

You know? I ain’t no Diana Moon Glampers, but I enjoy seeing a candidate I can relate to come down the pike. There is a lot to like in Palin’s backstory, if it’s on the level. They’re all over like Forrest Gump, got moose burgers, teen pregnancy, mean brother-in-law, drunk driving conviction. I might could be comfortable with all that. Leadership as harried as America.

Remember Thomas Eagleton? Anybody know is Sarge Shriver available?


At 5:51 PM , Anonymous motor hedman said...

Yer accent's gettin thicker, Chief.

You're right, she looks darned HOT in spikes, but vice-presidential?

Awww, what the heck, it could be a change for America - or maybe even "talkin' straight" per Charlie Wilson's philosophy.

I'm sure our fellow conservatives would love see it as the new politico-fashionism... Though it might make it hard to concentrate on the job at hand.

At 7:40 PM , Blogger judge chief charly hoarse said...

maybe Popeye is taking a cue from the Franch. C'est possible.

But Charley Wilson? Whoo-Hoo! Great book, great film, but it ended like "Munich," asking what have we done?

Wilson just wrote an op-ed piece in the Chronicle telling how we blew it and how we might avoid such mistakes in the future.

At 7:13 AM , Anonymous motor hedman said...

It seems that the religious right was a major player in Charlie Wilson's boogie, as it is in the Bush/McCain-Palin boogey, hey?

The book was an eye-opener, I'll say. But the movie disappointed me - too much glory and not enough acknowledgment of the repercussions - Charlie wanted to make history... and he's doing it, still. The story's a fascinating illustration of consequences.

(We can only hope that the story that Greg Mortenson is starring in is as consequential...)

At 3:51 PM , Anonymous Silence Dogwood said...

I just had to look up Greg Mortenson. Three Cups of Tea was the summer read for Rice freshmen this year.

At 8:37 PM , Anonymous motor hedman said...

It should have been the summer read for all of Congress.

At 4:47 PM , Blogger Lulu Maude said...

Palin's story is as phony as she is.

Don't let your judgment (and especially your vote) be misled by the Boink Factor.


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