What the fuck? The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick. Great.
I really wanted to watch this speech and hear what this potential Vice President, potential President even, has to say. But I had to change the channel. I just dislike Republicans. Is this what Democrats look like to them? When rich jocks and blonde Stepford Wives watched the DNC, did they have the same unsettled, upset stomach that I have now? Did they suddenly dislike and distrust half of America? And is this what it comes to? As Homer Simpson explained to Marge, there are two kinds of people: jocks and nerds. Was he right?
McCain isn't so bad. I know, I know - he is a third term for Bush, he voted with the president 95% of the time (even to me, a Republican-hating Democrat, that statistic seems a bit false and misleading) and has shed a great deal of his so-called maverick skin. Nevertheless, as with Obama's election cycle shenanigans, I have to hope that he would be an honest and reasonable president. I would trust McCain.
I would not trust Palin. I would like to discuss some policy issues of hers, or even discuss her politics, but as I said, I changed the channel. There were too many mentions of PTAs and hockey moms and sons named Track (are you kidding me? - Sorry, Track. You may be a great guy and here I am mocking you. I won't do that again). Truth be told, it must be hard to be in her shoes - I can't say I sympathize much, because she could very easily be a good person with easier shoes to fill. But she has to prove to her base that she is a good mother. Hillary Clinton, I should point out, was rarely framed as a mother. Sure, we know she was a mother, and we have to assume she was a reasonably good one, since Chelse seems to be an intelligent and balanced individual. But it never came up because it does not matter if she was a good mother. She was running to be our president, not our babysitter. I digress. Ms Palin does have to prove herself. She has to prove herself - not as a politician, but as a hockey mom. As evil as Republicans are, they have intense requirements.
But what are they? What makes someone a Republican, someone proud to say that they voted for G.W. Bush? Is it the money? Is it the Bible thing? Those I understand - I hope there is a different reason. So here's the deal: I doubt I have many readers, and of those I'm sure even fewer are Republicans, but if there are any, I want to know why. But I only want to know if the reason is not based on pro life/pro choice, gay marriage, keeping 'In God We Trust' on the money or any other religious-based reason or on tax breaks. So please, if you are a Republican and plan to vote McCain/Palin this November, please tell me why.