A July 4th Birthday Present for America-- Sarah Palin Has Stepped Down|
Posted by admin on Sat 04 of July, 2009 08:27 MDT
Sarah Palin- that living breathing advertisement of the fact that the Republican Party needs an overhaul- is stepping down as governor of Alaska. This comes as a delightful surprise.
A while ago Rush Limbaugh said, "You know Sarah Palin has power because the left is so afraid of her". No Rush. We aren't afraid of her. We're afraid of her astounding incompetence and afraid of what she represents: the rejection of secular, impartial government based on logic and fairness. Republicans have distrusted the intelligencia for a long time. This is understandable because the intelligencia is as brainlessly, dogmatically left wing as the Christian Reich is right wing.. Unfortunately there's a large segment of Republicans out there that has taken this distrust a step further and now distrusts intelligence itself. They look at Sarah Palin and think, "Wow, a superstitious, backwoods bimbo. No intelligence there-- it's safe. Let's vote for her". That mentality is prevalent enough that it could actually lead to having a President Palin with her finger on the nuclear button. We need to be careful.
Obviously, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg with this current story. Either a horrendous scandal is about to unfold or Palin is clearing her schedule in anticipation of a 2012 presidential bid. I find the idea of President Palin scary as shit. Her "spiritually inspired" political philosophy is very similar to George W Bush's. In essence, she's the natural next step along the path that brought us to George Bush. Just as America voted for Bush, it could also vote for her.
Yesterday while listening to CSPAN I heard some lady with a heavy southern accent say, "Sarah Palin's education is on a par with Obama's and both were equally qualified for the presidency." Oh really?
Okay, let's look at the facts... after switching colleges five times Palin finally settled down at the university of Idaho to get a bachelor's degree in communications-journalism. The other colleges she attended for a term or two were
* Hawaii Pacific University (Fall 1982),
* North Idaho College (Spring 1983 & Fall 1983),
* University of Idaho (Fall 1984 - Spring 1985),
* Matanuska-Susitna College (Fall 1985) and
* University of Idaho (Spring 1986, Fall 1986 and Spring 1987 )
Now let's look at Obama's education
Barack Obama attended Occidental College for two years, then got his B.A. from Columbia University. He later got his law degree from Harvard Law School where he became president of the Harvard Law Review- first african American in history to hold that post. He graduated magna cum laude. He went on to become a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
The woman on CSPAN made a blanket statement that these two educational records were equal and no one corrected her, or provided the facts so the audience could judge for themselves. CSPAN, rendered mute by it's political correctness, just stepped back and lets her comment stand. She "Really Believes" what she's saying and we need to respect her "Beliefs".
It's time for us to drop our Politically Correct respect for "The Beliefs of Others" and occasionally stoop to the dirty pool of actually inserting a FACT into our political discourse. If we don't we're going to end up with President Palin.