Thursday, September 4, 2008

Palin Bashing

In an article for some online rag in India, Matthew Schneeberger gets his snark on:

McCain-Palin: The GI Joe-Barbie ticket

I have to wonder where he got this description of GI Joe:

GI Joe -- the rugged army grunt who shoots down enemy combatants in the blink of an eye and isn't afraid to brag about it later -- is the archetypal American man.

I, for one, have never seen this incantation of the beloved action figure, but it must be out there somewhere. Probably in the same places that bestow small penises to male gun owners.

Our boy Matt then makes a true statement:
Women don't all look like Barbie and not all men are suited for endless, mindless combat.
Of course, combat is neither endless, or mindless, but that's not important now.
But, evidently, the Republican Party missed the memo. How else can you explain them trotting out a ticket comprised of a real life GI Joe and Barbie and expecting Americans to take the bait?

Hmmm, where to begin? I would start by listing the Presidents who have served in the military, but that would take up too much space. So, here's a list of those who have not served: Adams, Adams, Van Buren, Cleveland, Taft, Wilson, Harding Coolidge, Hoover, FDR and Clinton

Looks like we've had quite a few "GI Joe's" on the ticket, doesn't it? Hell, even John "Have I ever mentioned I served in Vietnam?" Kerry tried to play the GI Joe card.

To add to his credibility, Matt employs quotes to make his point:
In the immortal words of Mugatu (Will Ferrell) in 2001's Zoolander, 'I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!'

Dude, quoting Will Ferrell in real life makes you look dumber than a box o' rocks, but quoting from Zoolander? What's next? Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber?

Now, for the Sarah bashing:
She was issued her first passport, at the time well into her forties, only last year.

So? Most Americans have never had a passport (myself included). I wonder how many Governors have one?
Meanwhile, they tag a woman for vice president whose only ever trip out of the States was to visit US troops in Iraq?

Yeah, what a waste of a trip. It might have been better if she had gone to, say, Germany, to campaign for President. Go to see wounded troops there? Not without my campaign advisors!

Switching gears, Matt says:
Rather than teach teens about how birth control can prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease

(emphasis mine)

Idiot. Birth control can't prevent STD's. By the way, condoms can't prevent pregnancy, either. I hope you figure that out before you either catch something that makes your pecker rot off, or, even worse, pollute the world with your progeny. Idiot.
The most absurd net result from all this posturing is that now Republicans are lecturing Democrats about putting women in high authority and the negative effects of sexism.

Well, when people say she should be home being a mom instead of running for VP, they are being sexist. Are they Democrats? I don't know, but I'd bet they are
If Palin were a man, there's no question that she would never have even been mentioned, let alone chosen.

No, if Palin were a man, she'd be Bobby Jindal.


1 comment:

Haji said...

Well said. It's not too hard an exercise to see how a Palin/Jindal ticket happens in four years or so. Who pays any attention to what the hard left writers have to say, other than the moonbat left? I can't see the "average" American giving too much credence to the excessive amount of snarkitude we're seeing in articles like this.