McCaaaaain, you did this!

McCain and Palin

I was shocked and deeply disappointed when John McCain named Sarah Palin as his GOP running mate back in 2008. Since then, I’ve just been getting angrier and angrier.

He created and loosed upon us the creature that has haunted us ever since. He lifted her from obscurity, pumped her full of political one-liners, dreams of power and influence, and an inflated sense of self-importance, and introduced her to the nation as an honest-to-gosh GOP-endorsed vice-presidential candidate.

She responded to the lights, the attention, the potential title, fame, and fortune, like the stereotypical small-town stagestruck beauty queen she is. Winky, flirty, folksy, aren’t I adorable, ad nauseam. The really scary thing is, she bought into the McCain hype — hook, line, and sinker. She really thinks she has a future in national politics. She really thinks she can lead the country.

Now we are beset by this giant living Barbie doll asking questions like “how’s that hopey changey stuff workin’ out for ya?”

Aww, isn’t that just the cutest thing!? Doncha just want to hug her to death? Bless her heart, she’s just adorable!

… gag! … blech! … wretch! … hurl! …

You Tea Party people, get a clue. She doesn’t care a thing about you. She’s just looking for a way to promote herself, another stage to strut across. Remember, she dropped her Alaska constituency like a hot rock, quitting her governorship in mid-term when greater fame and fortune beckoned. In “her” book (actually ghostwritten by Lynn Vincent), she trashed the McCain organization, showing no gratitude whatsoever for the people who made her a national figure in the first place. This woman is interested in power and self-promotion, not responsibility and public service.

Mom used to caution us when we paid too much attention to a show-off or blowhard:

“Shhh, you’ll just encourage her.”

Mom was right, as usual.

You did this, John McCain. You created this monster and now she’s running amok, frighteningly ill informed and with delusions of grandeur, aided and abetted by misguided voters and the insatiable media. I hope you can sleep nights, Senator.

5 comments

  1. I think her supporters are making her. She has a huge following and they believe in her.

    I like Palin because of what she brings to the table. People are scared of this woman because of her thinking.
    ______________
    You got it right with your last sentence. People are indeed scared of her thinking, which is horribly confused, ill informed, short-sighted, and narrow-minded. Good looks and infantile one-liners are no substitute for brains.

    1. People are scared of this woman because she DOESN’T think. She wants “divine intervention” to help the country. Oh, come on. I don’t vote for deities. I vote for people. She is a hypocrite, a bigot, an ignoramus, a homophobe, and filled with self-loathing for her own womanhood. She’s an all-around redneck (aerial hunting? really?) whose sole appeal is to women who can’t think past their own hatred and men who can’t think past what is in their pants. The world would be better off without h er.
      __________
      So you don’t like her?

  2. I agree.
    I’m not sure that ignoring her will make her go away.
    It would if everyone would ignore her, but that won’t happen.
    That’s the problem. There are those who will actually listen and support her.
    What concerns me is who they are, and the kind of world they want to live in.
    Hatred and destruction are her friends.
    Attack attack attack – that’s what she does.
    It’s very easy to be negative.
    Not so easy to supply solutions that will actually work.
    ___________
    “Attack” is all pit bulls know. That, and how to put on lipstick.

  3. Palin drives me up the wall. I saw a movie about her recently. Well, not her exactly. It was a movie from the 1950’s called A Face in the Crowd where Andy Griffith plays a male version of her. Fascinating film. He gets what’s coming to him in the end. We can only hope the same thing happens to her.
    __________
    She is a … an … affliction. She makes my head ache, my eyes burn, my stomach churn, my blood pressure spike, and my fingers twitch.

    Now I have to go look up that movie and see what happened to Griffith …

    1. Just buy a copy of the movie. You’ll be happy you did! 🙂
      _________
      I read the IMDb synopsis, but I can see how the movie itself would be … delicious.

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