Saturday, September 6, 2008

Vacay Is Fun

And sadly, it's coming to an end. This is my last weekend at home and next Tuesday, I'll be back at school. Hmm, what am I gonna call the blog then?! But until then, I know you've all missed my witty, intelligent political commentary, so let's pick up where we left off.

The Democratic National Convention was delightful. Hillary Clinton's speech kicked PUMA ass. But John McSame was not to be denied. Pretty much equating every politician with a vagina to Hillary, John McAncient chose first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (pronounced PAY-lin) as his VP running mate. Really. The Republicans must think Clinton supporters, especially women, are retarded (But that's unsurprising). You can't just pick a political unknown, have her drop Hillary references like they're going out of style, and expect Democratic women to flock to you, especially when you stand for the complete opposite values and issues that Hillary stood for. The McCain-Palin ticket smacks of desperation and their treatment of Sen. Obama and us, his supporters, embodies the divisiveness, hatred, and fear-mongering that is Karl Rove-style politics.

There is no better example than the Republican National Convention. It seemed that every speaker was trying to out-do the previous one in attacking Obama and the Democrats. The bitter cherry on the hate-filled sundae was Palin's acceptance speech. Now I am a fan of sarcasm and snarkiness, but to praise "service" one night and then ridicule the years Obama spent as a community organizer the next reeked of self-righteous hypocrisy. Yes, Palin can deliver a good speech, but it was as substance-less as you would expect from someone so unqualified to be a 72-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency.

Fortunately, the Daily Show and Colbert Report coverage of the RNC so made up for it. I especially love this clip. Apparently the only small-town value is homophobia.


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