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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin Fatigue

Google it. I dare ya. I swear I'm not the only one afflicted by this.
Google "Palin Fatigue" and see what I'm talking about.
Juan Cole had this to say about Palin:
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Palin has revealed her real self in the Gibson and Couric interviews, and clearly knows nothing and offers only rubbery expressions and glib repetition, for all the world like a rasping myna bird, of a stream of memorized slogans that sound as though they were disinterred from a time capsule originally buried in William F. Buckley Jr.'s back yard several decades ago.
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I have wished a bird would fly away,And not sing by my house all day;Have clapped my hands at him from the doorWhen it seemed as if I could bear no more.The fault must partly have been in me.The bird was not to blame for his key.And of course there must be something wrongIn wanting to silence any song.
Robert Frost, A Minor Bird
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As for me, I just wish she'd go back up to Alaska where she came from and let the people of Alaska deal with her nonsense. They had begun to do just that before McCain rode in on his big white horse and flooded the state with his lawyers to save this Alaska beauty queen runner-up from her fate.
I had a déjà vu the other night when I was watching the VP debate. Palin made some comment about supporting the troops and it dawned on me that this was Dick Cheney speaking through lipstick. Sarah Palin is the new Dick Cheney. Don't believe me? Show me one instance where Sarah Palin disagrees with Dick Cheney. Just one. Any one will do. Sarah says Dick's worst moment as VP was his embarrassing shoot first look later hunting incident.
Palin is one with conservative hate radio. So was Cheney. Palin gets her talking points from them. So did Cheney. Palin faults anyone opposed to the war as not supporting the troops. So did Cheney. Palin can't recognize that anything Cheney has done was bad. Neither can Cheney.
Should the American people decide that Palin should be the next vice president, the transition from Cheney to Palin should be seamless. 4 more years!

2 Comments:

Blogger The Ripley Porch said...

Well...if it is Palin...at least we get someone who probably is more proficient with a gun...and not likely to shoot some poor Texas guy accidentally.

Plus Palin, unlike Cheney....probably can't find Afghanistan on the map. I'm thinking this might be a slight improvement.

Considering the options of Obama and Biden or McCain and Palin...it'd be best on election day to just pull out a bottle of something...grill some steaks and read some Socrates or Plato stuff all day. Avoid the TV and the next four years. We may need to read an awful lot of Socrates and Plato.

2:49 AM, October 05, 2008  
Blogger The PPR said...

Make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin's name. Go to:
http://politicalprogressreport.blogspot.com/2008/10/donate-to-planned-parenthood-in-sarah.html

1:38 PM, October 08, 2008  

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