(That's "It's OK If You're A Republican," if you didn't already know.)
Damn. I have been wanting and wanting and wanting to write a nice snarky post on Sarah Palin. Originally to be titled "Sarah Freakin' Palin?!" But the bombshells won't stop dropping long enough for me to compose myself & my post. So I'll just do the best I can here, and exhibit the most restraint possible.
So Obama's campaign and the overlords of the liberal blogosphere have been pleading for people to stop pointing out the Palin family's personal idiosyncrasies and focus on Sarah Palin's grasp (or lack thereof, really) of the issues instead. But it just seems to me that if your political life has been dedicated to punishing women for having sex (even sex against their will), banning books that threaten to inform kids about sex and attending churches that go on and on about how dreadful and horrible all non-married non-hetero sex is (and about how those who oppose Bush are traitors and those who voted for Kerry won't be going to heaven)…
…maybe you should at least be able to keep your daughter from getting knocked up by a self-described "fuckin' redneck" whose passions include guns, fish and "not having any kids."*
That's abstinence-based education at work, folks. That's Sarah Palin's (and John McCain's) vision for the future of this great country. Shotgun weddings of underinformed teenagers… teenagers who will then go on to crank out more babies for Jesus.
So maybe this makes me an elitist. An evil, Cabernet-sipping, left-coast liberal elitist who can't see past people's crusty (ew) Alaskan exteriors to the hearts of gold that beat within them. Well, if not wanting decisions about my family's and my country's future to be made by someone who offers a $150 bounty for each wolf's foreleg a hunter turns in, someone who believes the earth is 6000 years old and wants creationism taught in schools, someone who thinks it's God's will to build new oil pipelines and slaughter Muslims makes me an elitist… well, then, I say bring on the Cabernet!
Next time, maybe, but probably not: Sarah Palin's record as a pork-chasing, vindictive petty tyrant. Woo hoo!
*Please note that I'm not blaming Palin's daughter's having had sex on Palin herself. Hell, high school kids have sex all the time, and more power to 'em. However, I do blame her anti-contraception, anti-information, anti-reality stance for her daughter's pregnancy. My older kid isn't even ten yet and he knows about where babies come from and about the existence of reliable contraceptives. Fercryinoutloud, people.