Anyone But Obama! How About the Cookie Monster?

GREAT post about the incomparable Sarah Palin.

NOTE: Unfortunately, this posting has been removed from the above blog. Not being a fan of Sarah Palin, for me it was a great post that highlighted her inability to reason out the issues with any kind of sanity. I’m sorry others no longer have the opportunity to read this example of John’s wit and sarcasm.

Sarah P. and Paul R.

Few people have missed hearing or reading about Sarah Palin and her version of Paul Revere’s ride. (She’s such a joke.)

When I first heard ‘her’ version, I had some immediate thoughts … and they weren’t about her historical accuracy.

Before I explain, please read the quote below posted on the CNN website and written by Kenneth C. Davis, author of “Don’t Know Much About History,” which will be published this month in a newly revised, updated and expanded edition by HarperCollins.

But it is also dangerous when people “cherry pick” pieces of the story to suit their purposes, when the foot is cut to fit the shoe. A sanitized but incomplete, or worse, wildly inaccurate, version of history can be cited to support just about any political stand. Like scripture, the words and deeds of the Founders, mixed with bits and pieces of American mythology, are trumpeted to support positions on every issue from individual rights, states’ rights, gun rights or gun control, to taxes, immigration, public prayer and, most dangerously, taking the nation to war.

I added the emphasis to Mr. Davis’ remark because I believe THIS is the point Ms. Palin was furtively trying to make to her audience.

Sarah Palin with a gunShe has made no bones about being strongly in favor of the right to bear arms. And why not? She wants to be able to shoot all the big wooly wild animals in her home state! What a shame it would be if she could no longer crawl into a helicopter and gun down those awful marauding wolves. Oh, and what would she do about feeding her family if she was no longer able to fill her freezer with the game animals she’s “harvested” in Alaska?

Please note: I am not personally expressing my support or opposition of gun control. I’m just saying …

Sarah Palin-Behind the Scenes

For those who think Sarah Palin is the cat’s meow, I urge you to read Chapter 22 of “Game Change” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin (available at most libraries).

The book is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what went on in the Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain camps during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The authors tell how Sarah was picked as McCain’s VP running mate and what happened as she prepared to fill her role in the campaign. If you can read the chapter with an open mind, I think you will find it very revealing.

As I’ve said all along, Sarah is a beauty queen who loves being in the spotlight. She has learned the art of saying just what people want to hear — and has raked in millions of dollars doing it. But as a presidential candidate? God forbid! Winks, lipstick, and cute aphorisms may win the hearts of her fans, but it takes a great deal more than that to run a country. And she’s greatly lacking in that department.

Don’t believe me? Put aside some time to visit your local library and read the chapter.

P.S. If she ever were to become president, what guarantee would we have she wouldn’t quit after a few months on the job?