Storms are brewing in your eyes,
Now I can realize
You're like a beauty queen
~ Jefferson Starship
Unless you have been living in a cave (and if you have I am jealous), it would be impossible not to have noticed how America has once again gone gaga for Sarah Palin. What should have been nothing more than a failed politician's book tour, has morphed into a weird hookie hockey mom love/hate fest. The ability of Sarah Palin to attract public attention is one of the world's grand mysteries. She has been described as polarizing, as representative of the average guy, grassroots, real, all the stuff that makes modern conservative just so frickin' wonderful. Basically Sarah shits conservative rainbows (talking points and cliches as well), she is the queen of the right, the left (me included) are baffled. Is there a spray, a soap, an anti-Palin cream? She burns our brains, she is an insult to the intelligent.
Sarah Palin is George W. Bush in a $1000 skirt. A mental midget, all charm, zero substance. The idea that there are those in the conservative movement that see Palin as some sort of great white hope, that she might be the future of the Republican Party astounds me. Is conservatism political delusion? Am I so left, so liberal that my own ability to see the brilliance that is Sarah Palin is compromised? I don't get it. Just like I didn't understand how Bush II could have been nominated let alone win the American Presidency. Why? Well because I think there has to be a level of intelligence met in order to become the most powerful person on the planet. Bush was no where near that level of intelligence, neither is Sarah Palin. If that makes me a member of the liberal elite, so be it, send me my membership cards in the mail. This is not the entertainment industry, hunting, watching the Texas Rangers or drinking a few beers, this is the Presidency of the United States of America. Bush was grossly under-qualified, as too is Sarah Palin. Brainless conservatism, or puppet conservatism has been a proven failure, a disaster that has set the USA and the world back decades.
Sarah's 15 minutes of fame should have ended months ago. She will not become the first female President of the United States, she will however, sell a lot of books, she might get a talk show, there will always be room for her on Fox. My advice to my friends down south is this; if you ignore her she might go away. You betcha, Sarah loves the attention and she will do anything to stay in the public eye. Tune her out, switch the channel, she is no good for you, she isn't even all that cute. The hockey mom look was so 2008...