And is it only me that it rankles?
It’s bad enough that we have a nuke-yuh-lur President, and this is more than some kind of tight-assed annoyance. Ferchrissakes, even the bubble-bauble heads of what passes for serious newscasts in this country must iron out their backwoods accents in order to be clearly understood by the general public.
But there’s Sarah Palin’s accent seemingly from everywhere that’s a nowhere, everywhere that has an interstate exit and a Walmart, trying to be taken seriously by everyone.
There are actually people that prefer Palin because she’s some kind of Jo six-pack. Is she really? She likely wouldn’t be a recipient of the Obama-proposed middle-class tax cuts, with her family’s annual income clocking in around $250,000.
Do average Americans really go mayoring around small towns proselytizing music teachers with stories of dinosaurs and human beings living together in a Flinstones-esque diorama comprised of Fundamentalist yarns? Do average Americans, when getting sips of power in their lives try to translate such power into banning books?
I’m not making a very compelling argument here, am I?
What ever was the likelihood that someone like her—who can’t even commit to identifying what newspapers and magazines she’s read over the years to stay in touch with the news of the world from her snowy, cartoonish perch in Wasilla—could even be a panegyrist, much less tilting towards monarch?
And why can’t she name a major Supreme Court case besides Roe v. Wade?
What kind of potential President is this person when she’s afraid of commitment?
How is it that McCain is running on all his governmental experience in accusing Obama of being too new, while dopey-folksy Palin spins an age-insult towards Joe Biden into how fresh and new-to-Washington she is?
Sometimes I think she doesn’t even realize she’s lying. And trust! She lies.
Most people think that Tina Fey is spot-on in her impersonation of Palin; truth be told, when you watch enough of the real Palin, you’ll realize that Fey is improving on the original.
I’d even go so far as to say that Fey’s Palin is more candid in parody than Sarah’s Palin is in real life.
She’s a cow; she’s not ready; she’s offensive.
And she’s riding into the VP Debate with the absolute lowest expectations ever seen for a VP candidate.
How unlikely would this have been even 10 years ago? As Rachel Maddow said, it’d be “as unlikely as a caveman riding a dinosaur chasing a unicorn”.
Rachel Maddow is more qualified to be VP than Sarah Palin.