There's so much good stuff going on in the political arena right now, I don't even now where to begin.
How about here...
Ladies and gentlemen: James Dobson and Focus on the Family, Phyllis Schlafly and the Eagle Forum, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Anne Coulter, Ralph Reed, Pat Robertson and the 700 Club, the National Rifle Association, the Ku Klux Klan, and Newt Gingrich are pleased to announce "The New Family and Moral Values Coalition."
Women! No longer do you have to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.
Women! No longer do you have to question whether it is right to go to college or acquire a degree at an institution of higher learning as more than just back-up in the event your darling husband dies suddenly.
Parents! No longer do you have to extol the virtues of abstinence and moral chastity to your sons and daughters.
Men! No longer do you have to be the primary breadwinner in your nuclear family.
Mom and Dad! No longer do you have to counsel your sons and daughters about finding the right mate and carefully and prayerfully considering marriage.
In one fell swoop, Sarah I'm-Going-to-Finish-Breaking-the-Glass-Ceiling Palin and her geratic leader-god John I'm-Clueless McCain have rewritten the evangelical right's moral values agenda without even breaking a sweat.
Know what the cherry on the sundae would be?
The cherry on the sundae would be, if John McCain's third wife,* announced that her soldier son is gay.**
How perfect would that be?
And speaking of marriage and gays and family values, I admit I'm gloating at the fact that the standard bearers of the defense of marriage are now back-pedaling and praising Gov. Palin and her family for supporting their daughter's out-of-wedlock pregnancy and encouraging her to marry the father of her baby.
Yeah, there's a defense for marriage if ever I've seen one.
And gays are the threat to traditional marriage?!
Yeah, okay. You keep telling yourselves that, folks. If you talk it up long enough, you can convince yourself of anything.
Am I alone in this or are you women voters insulted by McCain's choice for a running mate?
Maybe I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill, but it seems to me that women of intelligence are smart enough to see through McCain's pick as nothing more than a feeble attempt to pander and patronize women voters.
Just because some women who supported Hillary are upset she didn't win the primaries or was passed over as Obama's VP pick, doesn't mean Palin represents a good replacement.
Women don't vote for women simply because they're women. We have too many ideals and issues at stake to be that simplistic.
If women voters think Palin is the right person for the veep job, they will vote for her, regardless of their conservative or liberal politics.
Having said that, though, most women I've talked to on both sides of the political spectrum find McCain's choice insulting to their intelligence.
And speaking of women in the political spectrum, I noticed a sign the other day that just leaves me flummoxed.
HILLARY SUPPORTERS 4 McCAIN
Are you serious?!
You'd rather have four more years of Bush & Cheney Co. than vote for Obama-Biden? I'm honestly not sure what that will accomplish.
Even if I wasn't totally sold on Obama and I was upset that Hillary didn't clinch the nomination and was passed over for the Veep position, I'd rather take my chances with Obama than with McCain. You're not voting for McCain because you think he's the best candidate. You're voting for McCain to punish Obama.
In the end, all you're doing is cutting off your nose to spite your face, as the old adage goes.
Stupid. That's all I have to say. Stupid.
Remember the 3:00 a.m. ad Hillary ran asking voters, when that call comes at that ungodly hour, who do you want in the White House answering the phone?
Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that we have to ask ourselves that very question now.
If something happened to Obama (and given the racist, backwards thinking of some of my fellow Americans, it's a sad possibility) or McCain (the dude is 72 and he has cancer, which means an early is demise is his sad possibility), who would you rather have stepping into the presidency?
Frankly, the idea of Palin makes me shudder.
It probably shouldn't, though, right? I mean, as the pundits and Cindy McCain have so adroitly pointed out, Gov. Palin has plenty of foreign policy experience. After all, Alaska is close to Russia.
Yeah, that thought helps me sleep at night.
I think the Right needs a new name.
How about the Moron Majority?
* Credit goes to Jon Stewart for that new moniker for Gov. Palin!
** Credit for that peach of a thought goes to my friend, G.T.