I'm serious. I want to know. I realize that the Republican Party has become an organization in which accomplishment, intelligence, knowledge and curiousity about the world and a plan for what one wants to do are regarded as liabilities rather than assets, but really....on what basis should Sarah Palin be president?
Right now we are in two intractable wars left us by George W. Bush. North Korea is testing nuclear missiles. Climate change is occurring faster than even scientists predicted. Our health care system is a shambles. Our job base is disappearing. The problems facing our government are so massive they defy description. Right now we have a president who, whatever his flaws, and he has many (most notably his coziness with Wall Street and his icky feelings about Teh Gays), at least can string his thoughts together coherently and whose worldview is about something other than personal grievance.
In traveling through Freeperville and the comments sections of various blogs, I'm struck by the way the zealousness of the Cult of Sarah has absolutely nothing to do with actual policy. It's all about the popcorn fantasies of people who think that the Reign of Queen Sarah I will be about sitting on the couch watching the ritual massacre of all liberals.
So, wingnuts...suppose you get to watch that spectacle. What then?
What does Sarah Palin do about North Korea, a nation with nuclear weapons the leader of which was taught by George W. Bush, and has since shown the rest of the world, that if you have nukes, the U.S. will leave you alone; it's only if you don't that you get invaded.
What does Sarah Palin do about this country's diminishing job base in manufacturing, high tech, and other industries, a reality that has affected her home state?
Presumably Sarah Palin denies the reality of climate change. OK, then, what does she propose to do to help people whose homes are damaged by flooding, hailstones, tornadoes, Category 5 hurricanes, and other manifestations of climate change?
And while this doesn't seem important in the larger sphere of things, can you imagine having a president who quits because the press and bloggers are being mean to her, and then has her lawyer threaten to sue anyone who speculated on her reasons for resigning
Need I go on?
What is this woman about, other than feeding the ragegasm of angry white people?
And on what planet is being a member of a group whose sole purpose is secession from the U.S. somehow "patriotic"? How does quitting make you a fighter? How does siccing your lawyers on people who say mean things about you make you the kind of conservative that rails against trial lawyers?
On what is this cult of Sarah based? Do they ALL just want to fuck her?
Here's the tragedy of Sarah Palin: If she weren't a mean-spirited right-wing Christofascist narcissistic nutball, she COULD have been the kind of feminist around which women could rally. If she were about helping other working mothers and parents of special-needs children and health care for all and a stable job base, she could have been a credible contender for first female president. But alas, she is only an aging beauty queen, a Mean Grrrl who in politics has found a way to extend her reign as Prettiest Girl in High School to use people (or states) and then throw them away when they stop feeding her massive ego -- or the gaping hole in her soul which no amount of attention will fill.
Labels: insanity, Sarah Palin, wingnuttia