Thursday, July 16, 2009

Palin-Faux Pas


Huh? Is Sarah Palin subtly announcing a switch in political party? According to the Washington Times, Palin said, “I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation.” That’s definitely a “Palin-faux-pas!” Another misguided decision or action made by Sarah Palin which always results in disaster.

On July 3, 2009 when Palin announced that she was stepping down as governor of Alaska because she did not want to stay in office as a lame duck, I was not the least bit surprised by her decision far less her admission. What do you expect from a woman who has repeatedly embarrassed herself due to her lack of knowledge in basically everything, down to the office she held?

Frankly, I like to blame the “Palin-faux pas” on Sen. John McCain. Had McCain not chosen her as his vice presidential candidate we would not know this hockey mom exists! We would not know of her pit-bull with lipstick alter ego, nor would we know that she thought he was “Mavericky.” But, when I think about her interview with Katie Couric, I cannot blame McCain at all. That was all Palin. She shot herself in the foot!

I must admit. I was impressed by her vice presidential candidate speech at the GOP convention in Minnesota when she delivered her infamous, “difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull,” line. Hey, I’m a feminist, so, naturally I’m impressed by any woman who challenges her testosterone counterpart, but not by one who can’t produce names of two news magazines she reads.

It is rumored that Palin will run for President in 2012. Given her track record, it would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for Palin to become President. She might need to save that campaign money for Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom. A 2012 spring collection may feature all her favorites in The House of Palin-Faux Pas.

Copyright © 2009 Denrique Preudhomme

3 comments:

stellbread said...

It would make no sense for her to switch parties. Barack will be running for his second term. There hasn't been a legitimate 3rd Party candidate since John Anderson. (Perot was a joke; Nader ran for the shock value of being a spoiler).

B9oth Palin, Jindal and Sanford have shot themselves in the foot. Huckabee's Fox News connection will work against him.

Notice who's being quiet? Romney...

Marc A. Medley said...

Let's see which one fits? "All hat and no cattle?" "Looks good, but nothing under the hood?" "A blind woman, in a dark room looking for a black cat?" One if not all must apply. While Mrs. Palin had what it took to become governor of Alaska, (and it makes one wonder about Alaskans), she continuously displays a flightiness that would be even more deadly than the so called "arrogance" of Barack Obama. Definitely something to critically think about. This country no longer seem to want leaders. It seems to want ad men/women, pitch men/women, pop/rock icons. Who knows Sarah may have a chance. Sad commentary.

Jolie du Pre said...

I too was impressed with Palin at the Republican National Convention - but that was before I knew more about her.

Palin has made wise choices in her life - such as signing her recent book deal for millions of dollars. Even if the book doesn't sell - she still gets her advance.

But when it comes to many other things - Palin is a moron. (It doesn't take brains to become the Governor of Alaska. Come to Chicago and I can show you some stupid politicians.)

Her interview with Katie was one of the most embarrassing events I've ever seen.

I'm so proud of the fact that we have a president that is not only a person of color - but brilliant. My father is a well known sociologist, and he has had a long association with Obama. My father says that the first time he was in a room with Obama and a group of other people, Obama naturally took over because he's so brilliant. Choose a topic to discuss with Obama and chances are he knows enough about the topic to carry on an intelligent conversation. The man is just that smart.

If you haven't read Obama's memoirs, you should. They're excellent. I knew I loved Obama before he ran for president. I was very impressed with his first memoir.

There's no way in hell Palin will win as President. When Palin and McCain were running, I feared that this country would be dumb enough to put them in office. But that didn't happen. Therefore, this country is not dumb enough to put Palin in office in 2012. That would be "suicide" for this country.