October 3rd, 2008


Of Pigs and Lipstick

Some LJ friends and I have been having background discussion about Sarah Palin and her being "likable" to so many people. Does pretty constitute likable? Is that it? Or that plus her folksy manner? Because this woman's politics paint her as Jesse Helms in lipstick and a dress to me. resounding_echo said it best: how "likable" would people find her if she looked like Janet Reno?

As for the male vote, my Texan co-worker sums that up: "She looks like a librarian. A naughty librarian."

Now, if you were looking for a Republican woman as a Veep for the ticket (which is pandering already, in that you've clearly already decided to pick a woman just for political purposes), you'd go with Elizabeth Dole. Highly qualified and intelligent, she's clearly a Presidential choice. But she's an "insider," and she doesn't have the sex appeal of Palin. Being eminently qualified as opposed to entirely UNqualified has suddenly become hugely negative. Voters, how did we get here?

*steps off soap box*

Now, the real reason for this post, before derailing into that rant? To share something I found courtesy of stele_3:
Biden prepares to debate Sarah Palin

Oh god, how I needed that. I can never get enough of the weird! Get out of my secret Christmas place, Sarah Palin!

And if you haven't seen it already, check out the Palin Debate Flowchart in this entry from deirdre_c. \o/


Last spam of the day...

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