I’m a frequent visitor to Mudflats, a must-read blog for the latest on Palin. The blog owner has recently set up a forum, where “Mary from Tn”, a self-described white granny from the Smokey Mountains just posted this. I think it’s brilliant:
I’m a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight . . .
If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you’re “exotic” and “different.”
. . . Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you’re an American story.
If your name is Barack you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
. . . Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, and you’re a maverick.
If you graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
. . . Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, then you’re well-grounded.
If you spend 3 years as a community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, help register 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, 8 years as a State Senator of a district of 750,000 people, chair the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people, sponsor 131 bills, and serve on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works, and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you don’t have any real leadership experience.
. . . If your resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town of 7,000 people, and fewer than 2 years as governor of a state of 650,000 people, you’re qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re not a real Christian.
. . . If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, left your ill wife, and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian.
If you teach responsible, age-appropriate sex education, including the use of birth control, you erode the fiber of American society.
. . . If you staunchly advocate abstinence-only education, while your teen daughter ends up pregnant, you’re responsible.
If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, you don’t represent America’s family values.
. . . If your husband is called ‘First Dude’, has a DWI conviction, didn’t register to vote until 25, and was a member of a group that advocated secession of Alaska from the USA, yours is the quintessential American family.
And, finally, if you’re famous for your quick temper, you’re the one to have your finger on the red nuclear button.
OK, much clearer now.
Yep, as my mother would have said, “clear as mud.”