Friday, October 17, 2008

Palin avoids reality

Sarah Palin, speaking at a fundraiser in North Carolina, told those assembled that her staff tries to distract her from reading campaign stories in the media. They warn her, "Oh, my gosh, don't watch. You're going to, you know, you're going to get depressed."

Such a deal. When reality impedes on your internal truth, avoid reality!

The reality is Sarah has good reason to be depressed. Unfortunately, for her, avoiding news reports about the sinking McCain campaign will not cure her depression.

One of the most important facts that Sarah may have missed by neglecting campaign reporting is the fact that a number of large newspapers across the country have endorsed Senator Obama for president. The latest of these include the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and most significantly, The Chicago Tribune, which has never before endorsed a Democratic nominee for president in its 161-year history.

All of these newspapers provide powerful editorials justifying their choice of Obama. Palin ought to read those, at least. She might learn something; about McCain and more importantly, about herself.

She would learn, for example, that the Rove's and the Eskew's were wrong. She would learn that slinging mud tends to get one dirty. She would learn that the American people are a lot smarter than she thinks they are. She would learn that the fact she is an empty-headed tart, chosen for her looks and her religion, has come through loud and clear. She would learn that loving Jesus is not warrant for racist attacks against the Democratic nominee. She would learn that her jingoist rhetoric is false--that pro-Americans are not necessarily Republicans and that they live in all areas of the country, not just small towns. She would learn that, in fact, most of those men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan came, not from small towns, but from large urban areas.

She would learn that in almost every area, she is full or horse-hockey.

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