Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sarah Palin, hottie

I try to shake off my political past. In my declining years, I would rather laugh than fight. More fun for everyone is my current motto.

But the presidential campaign is too weird to let pass. I'm coming out of retirement.

Sarah Palin is a hottie. Not my words. That’s a Rush Limbaugh observation.

She is also a liar. Doozies: selling the state airplane on eBay, opposing the Bridge to Nowhere, opposing earmarks. All lies. We may learn more if the Republicans ever release her from that secure, undisclosed location where they are shielding her from the press and the public.

Palin told her fundamentalist church it was “God’s will” that the federal government put up $30 billion for a gas pipeline in Alaska. And she said the war in Iraq is “a task from God.” Isn’t that also what the Muslim fundamentalists say about the war?

Look me in the eye, Senator. Do you really think she is qualified to be commander in chief. Really?

After the past eight years, do we really want four more of the same?

Repeat after me: the economy. Say it again. The Bush government has run up a near-record deficit of $407 billion.

Shake your head and mutter: the mortgage crisis, gasoline crisis, banking crisis. the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac crisis. It’s the economy.

More: the Katrina bungle, the war in Iraq bungle, the Abu Ghraib bungle, the Justice Department hiring bungle. And where the hell is Osama Bin Laden?

Alberto Gonzales, Scooter Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, Jack Abramoff.

The politics of fear: Dick Cheney. Karl Rove. George Bush.

John McCain has voted with the Bush administration 90% of the time. The question bears repeating: After the past eight years, do we really want four more of the same?

I don’t.

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Well said, Mr. Phenix, well said. I have signed at least two petitions to her office about wholesale slaughter of the Alaskan tundra by her personally sponsored programs. She reeks of old GOP politics.

Ken Martin said...

Right on, George.

The South Plainsman said...

Eat your heart out.

She is as qualified as Obama.

She did oppose the bridge after Congress passed it in a new way that allowed her to decide it rather than Congress mandating it as an earmark. Would like to see a cite on the Ebay business. If it came from Kos, its not authoritative. LOL

She has not been hiding out. She has been on the campaign trail drawing record crowds.

Her two full days with Charlie Gibson are coming up. That should trump the 30 minutes Obama did with O'Reilly.

Freddie and Fannie were run into the ground by folks who were high officials in the Clinton Administration who were appointed in 1998. The subprime mortgage business started about then, too, as a part of the Clintonistas putting pressure on to get more working poor into their own homes.

The budget deficits are bad, but appropriation bills are originated in the House of Representatives and passed by the Congress, not by the President.

The Katrina bungle was created by the Democratic officials in Louisiana, who were promptly replaced by the voters. The press and the Democrats blamed Bush, but dealing with the intial response was not even his job. It was the Mayor and the Governor that refused to evacute, not Bush.

Finally, it is Obama's campaign trying to tie McCain to Bush as a part of their mantra, but McCain and Bush have disagreed about many important issues for the last eight years. As a former Congresional aide, you should know better than that 90% of the vote business. That's just another line that tries to mislead.

I don't want four more years of the same, either. But I darn sure don't want four years of Obama in the Oval Office learning how the world really works with all of the problems that are out there.

Anonymous said...

The Southplainsman said it all!! Show us the proof of her "lies". It's amazing how liberals can 'spin' anything to try to change the facts.
Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air that has arrived on the scene to help this country survive without the lies,abhorent friends, and high taxes that would be our damnation as freedom loving individuals if we were saddled with the total lack of of leadership and experience that Obbama would put on the table.

Anonymous said...

The Southplainsman said it all!! Show us the proof of her "lies". It's amazing how liberals can 'spin' anything to try to change the facts.
Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air that has arrived on the scene to help this country survive without the lies,abhorent friends, and high taxes that would be our damnation as freedom loving individuals if we were saddled with the total lack of of leadership and experience that Obbama would put on the table.

George Phenix said...

You know what I think? I think the psychology works like this: the Republicans are so embarrassed by eight years of the worst administration in history (and so relieved Bush will be gone soon) that you choose to ignore the facts.

Spiro Agnew. Dick Cheney. Sarah Palin. You know I’m right.

The South Plainsman said...

Naw. The worst administration in history was Jimmy Carter's.

The worst retirement in history is Jimmy Carter's.

Bush made some bad mistakes, but at least finally came a bit to his senses. Jimmy Carter has just gotten worse as time has gone by.

I suspect that the Democrats are just scared of Palin.

Anonymous said...

Amen George. So glad you came out of the closet. Give um hell!

Raymond

George Phenix said...

Afraid of Sarah Palin? Damned right I am. Just like I am afraid of Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff and George Bush.

Anonymous said...

Who is this person? Where does she stand on the national and international issues that Obama repeatedly calls for to drive the campaign? What or who is behind her sarcasm, snide remarks, ridiculous repetitions, and sound bytes fed to her by speechwriters? Are the Republicans simply so ashamed of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, that they can be led into a mindless frenzy? Out of the whole GOP, this is the best of their best? Who is this person again?

Anonymous said...

I don't need her as a breath of fresh air. I need a president and vice president who have a domestic social conscience and will restore our good standing in the world. Obama and Biden.

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