Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Day I Share Something About Pseudo-Feminism

Once again, it is proven that we need a third party to give perspective on what's happening at home. At least that's what Americans seem to need. A UK news report on the recent Vice-Presidential Debate in the US talks about how Sarah Palin has (in the writer's words) "lowered the standards for female candidates and political discourse". I couldn't agree more.

Like how Tina Fey has (albeit with much exaggeration) portrayed her, Palin truly becomes increasingly adorable when cornered. What's with her penchant for winking anyway? Is she trying to justify the fact that people have been going online and calling her a MILF? Is she trying to flirt with the audience so they won't notice how incoherent most of her statements and replies are? It's as if she thinks that the "average Americans" are really so stupid. Oh wait, I think she does.

Also, in the VP debate, she dug up some really old smears, saying this about Obama "Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may -- in my world- disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief..." "Some of his comments about Afghanistan and what we are doing there supposedly- just air raiding villages and killing civilians. That's reckless." After which, FOX News headlines her comments under "PALIN: OBAMA COMMENTS DISQUALIFY HIM FOR COMMANDER IN CHIEF".

In my opinion, a leader who doesn't acknowledge the pain and suffering from air raids that kill innocent civilians in allied lands puts the troops at risk for revenge attacks. The are innocent people that lost their lives because of the US military, to ignore it and sweep it under the rug stokes the idea that Americans view Muslims as sub-human. One can only be forgiven when his wrongdoing is acknowledged. And with the McCain/Palin mindset, it is pretty much certain that Bush's legacy will be continued for at least the next four years, should they win the Presidential elections.

Obama has been on the national stage for close to two years, yet there are some people who still say that they do not know him. Palin on the other hand has only been on the national stage for six weeks, yet there has yet to be anyone saying that they don't know her. Also, Obama has spoken on many issues in the past two years whereas they've only gotten a hand full of interviews and speaches from Palin. So what's going to happen next? Only time will tell.

Click here for the full article from The Guardian.

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