Thursday, September 4, 2008

A letter to Sarah Palin

Dear Sarah Palin,

I listened to your speech last night and I say, “Good for you”. We can sit around wringing our hands saying McCain “shoulda, woulda, coulda picked insertnamehere”. But he didn’t, he picked you. And you said yes. So go for it.

By the way, duh, of course McCain picked you because you’re a girl. Do I think this means every woman in America is going to run out and vote for him because you have a vagina you’re a girl? Uh, NO! Nevertheless, you’re only the second woman to receive this country’s vice presidential nomination, so go out there and do us proud.

Oh, I know folks are saying you don’t have enough experience. I say pfft. I’m certain you can take the experience you gained as a mother, a mayor and a governor and apply it to a higher position. (I remember only too well being overlooked for jobs after seventeen years of “just” running the PTO running the Junior League leading Girl Scout troops raising a family. But I took everything I learned in those seventeen years and went out and got myself a by god career!)

And look at Hillary Clinton! When she was elected to the U.S. Senate by the people of New York she had never held public office of any kind. Furthermore, depending on how you count the votes, she ought to have the Democratic nomination for president.

But I warn you; if it were to be discovered that you’ve had an extra-marital affair allowed a young person in your administration to perform certain “favors” you have indeed pulled a Bree Van De Kamp, or any other such shameful behavior, you will be judged harshly.

You will be seen as having disgraced all women. No one, NO ONE will be more critical of your behavior than members of your own gender. I include myself in that last statement. Because if you have done things that personally repugnant? Then you should never have accepted the nomination.

But for now I choose ignore the rumors. I choose to evaluate you on your merits and not those of you family. I choose to be proud that no matter the outcome in November, this will be a historic election. No matter the outcome America will have a first. A first that has been a long time coming.


P.S. You seem to have the hair thing really working for you. For the love of all that is holy will you please, PLEASE give Cindy McCain a few pointers?


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I echo your sentiments! Well put.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I can't get over a PARENT (not a mother specifically) choosing to expose her pregnant 17 year old daughter to intense public scrutiny.

Owens Family Adventures said...

hahahahahaha...the hair comment had me laughing out loud.
There have been many blog postings out there on our candidates and their running mates. Much heated debating in the comment section as well. I am thinking that no matter who you like...or who you don't..that it's gonna be an interesting election! :)

Ree said...

It *is* going to be an interesting election. And an historical (or is that "a historical") election. Can I be blamed if I really, really hope my guy wins???

Fannie Mae said...

Melissa - Aw shucks.

Jenn - After walking in a working mom's shoes? I don't find myself in much of a position to judge. Anyone.

Dawn - Oh, yes. Very interesting.

Hot - I know! an or a... the research says either. What's a girl to do?

Leanne said...

I hope she does well. I just wish the Democrats had a woman on the ticket too. So, if anyone is a Republican you'll be glad to know I can't vote. :) Good observation on the whole hair thing, I agree.

As for the 17 and the baby. I'm praying that's OLD news in a week, leave the kids alone!

Belinda said...

...and also please speak to Cindy about that Dominatrix Banana costume she wore the other night. Or just put on your camo, sneak into whichever one of her 7 homes in which she keeps the hideous thing, and burn it.

Scarlett said...

Yes! History, no matter who wins, but the Matron has strong deep Bias. Thus outed: did you know Cindy McCain's outfit cost more than my house? And I live in a nice one.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

I don't see Cindy near the White House with that hair. Don't you just want to sneak up behind her and cut it? She looked much better in the clips of her at Mother Theresa's place in her short hair (and younger!) Not as young as her "pinched cheek" mother-in-law who could pass for her son's wife.
Cindy needs to take some fashion tips from that Mrs. McCain.

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