Friday, September 05, 2008

Mrs Palin

First off (cause I just saw this picture and it reminded me): In the waiting lounge at Philadelphia Airport waiting for our US Airways flight home (more on that joy later!) The Republican.... if it were in England it would be called the Republican Party Conference, but basically the circle-jerk that each political party has where they all whoop and holler about how fucking A they all are.
And we watched it cause we had nothing better to do than stare at obese people.
All I can say is... well played Republicans. You picked a fucking 50's housewife to be the vice presidential candidate to John 'Old-person-special-effects-makeup' McCain. To back him up and support her husbandy Pres wearing an apron and baking cookies.
It plays into the opposite of being a black guy/being a more feminine and submissive seeming Hillary Clinton thing that might win over feminists (? stupid ones) and totally plays into the old people who couldn't think of a woman being in power OVER a man, but can totally see her backing up her man. It makes mccain seem stronger for having a strong woman behind him, a smart sexy secretary type who knows what's what. That can do the donkey work but defers all the important decisions to her superior man-boss.
PLUS she has kids she whored out on tv as being sent off to Iraq or whichever towelhead country America has decided is a threat to... whatever it even is anymore. He looked like he had no idea what reaction he was supposed to have when the cameras were on him. I bet he's secretly gay <3.

Anyway it made me kind of puke-in-the-mouth.

Hmm, I just searched for pictures of her (her name is Sarah Palin, FYI) and she used to have lightened hair, which made her look a little younger- her darker hair makes her look a little more mature? More 50s housewifey anyways. I wish Tina Fey were still working at Saturday Night Live cause she would do such a good impression of her.

12 comments:

httprover2 said...

Palin is a plus for McCain. Obama loses some if he starts attacking her because she IS a woman. And you have to look at from the angle of President of the Senate Palin vs Speaker of the House Pelosi. It'd be one hell of a girl fight. Just picture those two flinging mud at each other. We are well on our way to the decline and fall.

Nunya said...

I wouldn't classify her as a "50s housewife" type, but a slimy choice, nonetheless.

AutomaticTLC said...

She makes me want to punch someone.

Amelia said...

Never trust a 50's housewife, their cookies can be deadly... -.-

Dan said...

If you're looking for a good parody, Sara Benincasa's been doing a hilarious series of fake Sarah Palin vlogs over on YouTube:

The first one is here

Mike Kenny said...

I doubt a 50's housewife would be a governor of a state and a veep nominee. Wasn't the whole off-putting idea then that women should stay at home?

Being nominated by McCain as veep seems an unlikely way of appealing to old people who can't see women in anything but submissive positions--she is a heartbeat away from the presidency--there is nothing more dominant than that position. McCain is 72.

The veep is indeed submissive to the president, but male veeps are in the same position as females, so it's not a gender thing.

I'm intrigued by the choice of Palin. I'm a libertarian, so she's not really in line with my tastes, but strategically it's an interesting move.

I'm not terrible sympathetic to feminists at this point (the fight for equal rights I like, but I think for the most part women aren't discriminated against anymore, so I find feminists critiques nowadays to be stretches and often bothersome or even harmful to women--should a woman really feel bad if she wants to stay home with her kids, for example? Should a woman feel bad if she likes certain aspects of traditional femininity?).

So, I'm irked by your remarks. But you're the bee's knees, so it ain't no thang.

Dave said...

WHY DON'T YOU TAKE A TRIP TO ALASKA'S WILDERNESS...

and spend a weekend with her and then see if you think she's a "50s Housewife" and you're a 1st Chair sorta lady.

Immer said...

http://www.palinfacts.com/

Benz said...

She's the governor of my state, it's really weird for us to finally be getting some attention.

Miles said...

Have you seen the Tina Fey impersonation of her????

Javier Quesada said...

---"I wish Tina Fey were still working at Saturday Night Live cause she would do such a good impression of her"

Well here's a pretty darn good one ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfz6QGmuvp4&feature=user

Nikki said...

http://www.hulu.com/watch/36863/saturday-night-live-couric--palin-open

Here's the second Sarah Palin/Tina Fey impression parodying her interview with Katie Couric.