By Sowhatiff? Jenkins
**Let me warn you now. What will follow won’t be nice, unbiased, or objective. In Three Ways tradition, I have come to give it to you unprotected.**
I am not a fan of the clan of Republicans (pronounced hypocrites) currently running for the country’s highest office. John McCain has 1 foot and an ankle in the grave…and as for Sarah Palin…I’m going to give you a few reasons why I don’t want her in the White House as Vice President.
Because she is a woman with a new baby.
Yeah, that’s right, I said it. She is not gonna cut it. I don’t want the woman to have to choose between caring for her child with special needs and running this country when McCain takes a dirt nap if something bad happens to Big Grand Daddy McCain. Where are her priorities? Am I putting her in a gender biased box? You darn skippy I am. This standard didn’t apply to Hillary because Chelsea is grown. No questions about priorities there. But when you have children still living at home, you can’t be responsible for making decisions that will affect the country at large, while trying to attend PTA meetings. Sorry.
Because she is the governor of a state that has less people than the city of Chicago.
Yes, I googled the Census data. It’s true. And no, population doesn’t dictate the type of issues a state will have to face, but to an extent, yes it does. I don’t know how confident I am in her resume, considering that she went from being mayor of a town with 9,000 people, to governor of a state where its largest policy decisions involve preventing deforestation and preservation of natural resources. Yes these issues are important too, but they hardly qualify her as having experience on any real national level. And as for foreign experience? Traveling to and from Canada on fishing and hunting excursions does NOT count. There goes that attack on Barack.
Because she is rude.
“I guess a small town mayor is like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.” Really though? This was probably the worst thing that she could have said in my book. I don’t place all the blame on the speech writers nor do I give her credit for saying something so “out there”. As a woman committed to service, that statement was insulting to me. Making a statement like that speaks to a few things: her lack of respect for urban America; that she has NO idea what a community organizer does, and how vital they are to rural and urban communities; and lastly, that she’s lame.
Because her 17 year old daughter is preggers.
Imagine with me for a moment, what would have happened if Barack had a 17 year old daughter that got knocked up (by the way, she’s knocking on the door of the 3rd trimester) whilst he ran for the presidency? Would the media have been so forgiving? Would it have been chalked up to “a family matter”. Hell to the naw. All kinds of stereotypes about black people would have been all between the lines of commentary by the McCain campaign, and the media at large. And no, Sarah can’t control all that her daughter does when she is between the sheets out in the streets. But for a woman who backs abstinence (which is silly to begin with), if she can’t get her daughter to abide by her policies and buy what she’s selling, what is she going to do about the enforcement of policy on a national level? How is she going represent this country? “You know, I think we should do xyz, but if you don’t agree, just do what you want, and we’ll clean up the mess later.” Now her daughter is engaged to the poor boy. Because that’s how it was going to happen if she didn’t get tagged for the VP spot. Right.
Because John McCain didn’t thoughtfully pick her.
This pick came out of left field. He picked her to dupe all of the former Hillary supporters. Do you honestly think he made this choice because she was the best person for the job? His team sat down and was like, “Okay, Hillary lost, so let’s find all the dames that hold an office in this country and go from there. We gotta get those votes!” So Palin’s name came up, and he was like, “Yep, she is prettier than my wife, let’s make the call.”
Thanks for tuning in to the “Sowhatiff? Report”. I am no political buff, but I do have an opinion. Take that. Take that.