Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Last week on Identity-Driven Politics, Sarah Palin said the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull was lipstick. This week on the program, Barack Obama accuses John McCain of trying to put "lipstick on a pig," referring to the GOP's attempt to put a sheen on the past eight years of failed policies. But because SARAH PALIN IS A WOMAN, it's seen as a slight against her gender and her delicate nature (self-described pitbullness notwithstanding). So now Obama's poll numbers are dropping.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Republicans are able to make the worst possible choices in every conceivable way and still spin them to their advantage. That may help them in the short term, but it won't ever, ever make them right. At least I hope not.

John McCain lost my respect a long time ago. Sarah Palin never had it. And if these two get in office, I might have negative respect for the American public.

Sorry to be so frustrated today. But with the country crumbling around us in seemingly every way, and as someone who has spent his entire adult life awash in the consequences of decisions he did not endorse, I cannot stand to see this most crucial (and should-be slam-dunk) of all elections go the wrong way because of some ironic sexism.

Don't stand for that, Barack Obama. Please.


Tom said...

Your boys circling the drain. I guess once the people saw what a fraud he is in every aspect he lost his mojo, eh?

Ian McGibboney said...

My sinking feeling had nothing to do with Obama or his supposed fraudulency. It had everything to do with the idea that this vapid, vicious woman was helping the GOP ticket score points on the sheer basis of how she resounds with idiots.

But I feel differently ever since Sarah opened her mouth for Charles Gibson. Talk about circling the drain. Yesterday, after she split from a McCain rally, the enthusiasm died down and most left even though McCain had a lot to say. He isn't planning any more rallies until the next time they can appear together. Basically, all of the momentum of the McCain campaign is on her, which is unfortunate as she continues to prove herself to be on unheard-of levels of unreadiness.

But if taunting makes you feel better about your considerably weakened ticket, Tom, go for it. At least I can tell who your role model is for that.