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And there it is: Sarah Palin's "...Glasses are Hot!"
Oh, dear God! SERIOUSLY?!
Like, what the fuck?!
The economy is tanking as evidenced by a 450 point drop in the Dow on Wednesday, the bail out of AIG on Tuesday, Bank of America's buy out of Merrill Lynch on Monday, the demise of Lehman Bros. on Sunday, and the soon-to-be extinction of Washington Mutual and we're talking about her friggin' glasses?!
In the meantime, the Bush Doctrine is working so well, our embassy in Yemen was bombed yesterday and our one-day old commitment not to breach the sovereignty of Pakistan is negated by our military firing missiles over the border at that tenuous ally in the "war on terror".
Unemployment is more than 6%--a level it wasn't supposed to reach until January 2009. Healthcare is still in the pot. Meanwhile, over in Houston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana the lights are still out thanks to Hurricane Ike (but there is no global warming/climate change. "It's just God, huggin' us a little closer!")
People! Listen up! We have got to get our priorities straight here. The fact that Palin's glasses are hot or that Michelle Obama made People's Best Dressed is not the priority right now. To quote the American President:
America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight... We have serious problems to solve and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, [Sen. McCain's] is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections.Hopefully, we're smarter than that. Hopefully, we see through the smoke screens and the trivia to the serious issues and the truth. Glasses as an accessory and accoutrement to sexiness are not the issue in this election. Assuring that every American has the means to obtain their healthcare needs--including glasses--is one of the issues, among so many.
Let's not be distracted by the glaringly inane when we are in need of the simplicity of wisdom and sound policies.