This is also worth repeating.

Friday, June 11th, 2010 @ 12:03 am | Politics

Sarah Palin resigned halfway through her first term as governor of a mostly empty state with fewer people than Iowa under a dark cloud of numerous ethics violations.

In reality, that’s called a stunning failure. We don’t elect politicians to make us feel warm and cozy inside, we elect them to do not just a good job, but a superlative one.

You know, I actually understand that I wouldn’t make a good president. I mean, I’d have my highlights, and I’d be wading into the place with a massive bullshit detector and an acute understanding of our nation’s fundamental problems and how to fix them. In other words, I could do a better job than Sarah Palin. Yet I still realize I shouldn’t be the president. Do the “real American” moms out there who see a little bit of themselves in Sarah Palin believe they themselves could also be president if they felt like it? If you’re not qualified, then why are you trying to put into office somebody because they’re similar to you?

Really, the Republican base is narcissistic. They love to look at themselves in the mirror and proclaim what they see as the only true model for a genuine American.

Real Americans start employing some standards for their leaders or else they better get used to sucking on the world’s tailpipe when our empire comes crashing down. After Bush, the biggest lesson that Republicans could have learned was, “Stop electing idiot screw-ups!” Alas, they just can’t help themselves deifying the next one.

-hw

3 Responses to “This is also worth repeating.”

  1. Jldmeyer Says:

    And for someone like her to be offering up “Call Me” to our president is an absolute joke. What does she know? Was there one time when a contractor was hired in Wasilla to come and pour a 3 inch deep cement footing for recess equipment and they instead only poured a 2 inch footing? Was she the one who made the 2am phone call to the cement company demanding that extra inch be poured the next morning or Todd would ride his snowmobile over to his house and persuade him with his assault rifle? This word “experience” keeps getting knocked around but I just don’t see it. There are far better Republicans out there for the base to offer up as candidates for the future but they certainly got what was coming to them for giving stupid a try again.

  2. Henry Whistler Says:

    Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Palin priceless. “Call me,” but when O’Reilly asked her what she would do, she stammered and stuttered until she said, “Call the Dutch, they might know something!” (paraphrased) O’Reilly let her babble until she said something he could be nice about, but by simply daring to ask her an actual question and put her on the spot, he risked getting into a war with the Palin zombies. Only Nixon could go to China…

  3. Henry Whistler Says:

    Holy smokes. Turns out the Dutch were helping us already.