God Help Our Country

My friend Cricket Coleman made this awesome logo for an Obama fundraiser which was held last night (I missed it, extreme laziness).

I’m even more freaked out about tonight’s debate than I was about the one between Obama and McCain.  For instance, I don’t really like ambush-style interviews, like Michael Moore, as entertaining as they can be, and that is how Palin is defending her inability to name a single Supreme Court decision besides Roe vs. Wade, or even one newspaper.  Katie Couric was springing a pop quiz on her in order to embarrass her.  Please.  

From her interview with conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt.

Hugh Hewitt: “Governor, your candidacy has ignited extreme hostility, even some hatred on the left and in some parts of the media. Are you surprised? And what do you attribute this reaction to?”

Sarah Palin: “Oh, I think they’re just not used to someone coming in from the outside saying you know what? It’s time that normal Joe six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency, and I think that that’s kind of taken some people off guard, and they’re out of sorts, and they’re ticked off about it … ” 

That’s not it, Ms. Palin.

I’ll never forget asking one of the detectives I got to know why he was voting for Bush. He said, “Because he’s a regular guy.  He’s just like me.”  And I immediately asked, “And do you think you should be running the country?”  The guy at least had the integrity to stop short, think for a second and say, “No.”

If Joe six-pack has the qualifications to run the country, then fine, but being a regular guy and drinking beer does not in itself qualify one to hold the most powerful position in the United States.  Should Joe six-pack also practice surgery?

So, I’m freaked out because some people will be happy with her performance tonight as long as she is charming, even if she never says a single thing of substance.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “God Help Our Country

  1. Keith Olbermann said it best the other night. The bar of expectation has been dropped so low that Palin will declare victory if she escapes “without losing a limb.”

    I’m nervous now ’cause poor Joe — he can’t shut up. And that’s all he needs to do. The more she talks, the better it will be.

  2. the idea that George Bush is a regular guy is scarry. I want to believe that a regular guy has more brains than this twit that is our President.


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