Saturday, October 11, 2008

What Palin Means

Usually I prefer paraphrases. But in this case, a direct quote is not just fitting, it's poetic justice:

"So, sure, Barack Obama might be every bit as much a slick piece of imageering as Sarah Palin. The difference is in what the image represents. The Obama image represents tolerance, intelligence, education, patience with the notion of compromise and negotiation, and a willingness to stare ugly facts right in the face, all qualities we're actually going to need in government if we're going to get out of this huge mess we're in.

Here's what Sarah Palin represents: being a fat fucking pig who pins 'Country First' buttons on his man titties and chants 'U-S-A! U-S-A!' at the top of his lungs while his kids live off credit cards and Saudis buy up all the mortgages in Kansas.

The truly disgusting thing about Sarah Palin isn't that she's totally unqualified, or a religious zealot, or married to a secessionist, or unable to educate her own daughter about sex, or a fake conservative who raised taxes and horked up earmark millions every chance she got. No, the most disgusting thing about her is what she says about us: that you can ram us in the ass for eight solid years, and we'll not only thank you for your trouble, we'll sign you up for eight more years, if only you promise to stroke us in the right spot for a few hours around election time.

Democracy doesn't require a whole lot of work of its citizens, but it requires some: It requires taking a good look outside once in a while, and considering the bad news and what it might mean, and making the occasional tough choice, and soberly taking stock of what your real interests are..."

--Matt Taibi, Rolling Stone


weiren said...

Hi Brad,

Politics is a game of ganering believers. Through the words of each candidate, the audience is allowed sieve the truths from lies, and choose who to believe in (at least for the undecided voters).

The current race for the white house is probably the first election I've been constantly keep up with. This is very much because the choice of the upcoming president is crucial for both USA and the world, in terms of its foreign and financial policies.

Just earlier today, I read on CNN that one of the Republican supporters called Obama an Arab. Even someone who lives across the globe could identify the error, yet people of America couldn't.

Because there are so much at stake in this election, one cannot help but to wonder, what if the other nominee wins? Would America or the World still be the same world as we know?

I doubt not.

Chun Siang said...
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Chun Siang said...

Brad, i watched youtube for obama's speech and i find his speech is so concise, precise and yet powerful. How i wish i could give a speech like him one day in the future.

It takes so long for the election in US.