Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sarah Palin has ZERO class.

Now, that I've pulled in some extra readers with my title, I'll tell you what this post is really about.

Yes, it's about Sarah Palin.
Yes, it's about why I think she has chronic foot in mouth disease.

But more importantly it's my very political commentary here at the RTH Times!! It had to happen at some point.

I mean Hello! the word hippie is in my blog title for cryin' out loud.

So here goes.

I've tried. Really I have to like her. And at first, I was very intrigued by her like the rest of the world.

And then she started talking.

P.S. If you like her, you just better stop reading now because is going to be blunt.

Here's the thing, it's not anything to do with how she sounds.

It's everything to do with the words that come out of her mouth.

First it was the Katie Couric interview.

So, she had a bad interview day. I know it happens in the political world.

But it shouldn't have happened while she was running for the Vice-Presidency of the country.

And I realize she wanted to blame everyone but herself for the sucky interview that it was.

But really, Sarah you were the one in the chair. Not the advisers you claim gave you "non-anwers" to give for all interviews, debates and appearances.

And really, the media does suck. But you're also not the only one who deals with the media. And contrary to your beliefs, Democrats go through the ringer with the media too. Teddy Kennedy can tell you all about it. They ate his lunch in his '80 presidential run.

So please WO-MAN up and play the game. There is no crying in politics.

Well...okay there is. But because you seem to need clarification on everything otherwise you run on a wild goose chase with it, there is no whining in politics.

It's a cutthroat world, and stomping around in your leather patent shoes and best Sunday dress like a 5 year old when you have a crappy interview doesn't make you a "Maverick" or a "bulldog".

It makes you a cry baby.

And class is not achieved by throwing a wall-eyed hissy because the game doesn't go your way just in case you didn't know.

Secondly, when you decide your family is off-limits for commentary by the media, stick with your decision and don't make their life choices a political cause.

They are your children. Let them remain your children.

When it went public that your daughter was pregnant, that could have been the end of the conversation.

As much as you say it couldn't have, really it could.

But instead of shutting reporters down when asked about it, you had a response.

You had a response when you should have said, "No comment."

If you really wanted your kids to remain out of the public eye, then you wouldn't jump on every chance that remotely blinks your way.

When you open your mouth about your kids, you open yourself and them by proxy to debate.

You're starting fights and causes for them, that you say you don't want and in reality, that they probably really don't want.

So really, if you don't want your kids commented on, then lead by example and keep your mouth shut.

You alone are their mom. That is something that no one else in this world can be.

Class is also not achieved when you say one thing and do another.

And finally, the reason that caused me to finally have the courage to write this post...the Tea Party Convention.

If you're going to address the fact that President Obama's administration has not been what he wanted it to be thus far, then you'd better bring your "A" game.

Remember, you lost in November 2008.

So this is your chance to make Americans reconsider you as a candidate.

This is also a chance for you to wipe your slate clean from your previous disasters with foot in mouth disease.

But you just can't walk away from it.

You wrote on your hand like a 9 year old.

And then you chose to debate sounding like a teenager.

"How's that hopey changey stuff workin' out for ya?"

Delivering the facts about things not accomplished in the past year from a teleprompter would have been okay.

In fact, it would have put you on the same level. For me personally, it would have said, I take myself seriously enough and I have very important matters to discuss with you.

So important in fact, that I might need a little help remembering all that I have to say.

After all, I am a grown-up and because I am a grown-up I act like one.

Heck, it might have even made you look presidential.

Shooting from the hip and in this case remembering your speech and all the points you wanted to discuss cannot be done when you write on your hand.

In fact, all it does is make you sound exactly like you act: a tweeny-bopper.

And so you've found yourself in the endless cycle of fighting back at people who are laughing at you for all the reasons that they laughed at in the first place.

If you're going to pull the holier than thou card, then you damn sure pull it with a smokin' gun and not a wet noodle.

And really, shouldn't you know how to do that being an NRA member and all?

I'm just sayin.

Happy Thursday y'all. Happy Thursday.


Jane said...

I tried to like her too. But she failed. And she is pretty classless.

XO, J said...

Booyah! Loved it! Totally agree...Also, she could have used note cards. They are still perfectly acceptable, yes?

Gina said...

When my mom called me to tell me about her, I thought she was the silver lining in McCain's campaign.

And then I saw her wink at the camera.

And I literally almost cried. I was so sad. So disappointed. So crushed that the woman who finally made it to that point winked in the effing camera. Talk about taking women back twenty years.

You know I hate when people tell me I am wrong and disrespect Obama. So I try really hard to be respectful of good ol' Sarah. But she doesn't make it easy.

At that ill-fated trivia night, my sister-in-law kept insisting and insisting that I read Sarah's book. She swore up and down that it would change my opinion of her. Smiling (okay, gritting my teeth), I just kept saying, "Thank you, but I am not interested."

And now I read this post. Did she really say the quote about the "hopey-changey stuff?"

Don't answer that. Really. Because I honest to gooness am trying to show her respect. And it's hard enough when she gives Obama nonstop crap about reading his speeches and she takes notes on her hand.

For the love.

I need to go do some deep breathing now.


Traci said...

I agree with you 100%. She should have shut her mouth a LONG time ago!!

What bothers me is that my in-laws love her! Why? Because she is a Republican. That's all! Sad! :(

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