Thursday, September 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

I was hoping that Roger Ebert would come out with something to say on Sarah Palin. Whenever he drifts "off-topic" - that is to say, when he writes about something other than the latest Jessica Alba vehicle - some people get all up in arms that he's broadcasting his liberalism, blah blah blah... those people can sit and spin. I love his takes on everything. And he's got a brief (too brief, if you ask me) piece on Sarah Palin today calling her "The American Idol Candidate" and I think he makes his best point here:

"There a lot of hockey moms who haven't seen London, but most of them would probably love to, if they had the dough. And they'd be proud if one of their kids won a scholarship to Harvard."

The needlessly hateful cynicism of Palin's tone shouldn't go unnoticed. Her targets are ridiculous. Her whole persona is. I know it feeds the rage-filled Republican base, but her scorn for the simple striving to be better, smarter, and to live a fuller life... well, it's repulsive basically. It's nice to see Roger calling that out.

Anyway, I'm feeling hopeful today. I think all that the McCain campaign overplayed their hand with that lipstick malarkey, and a lot of people saw right through it. Or... I hope so. I have to hope.


Anonymous said...

Palin is an evil bitch. Women, men, babies, the mentally and physically disabled, polar bears, and hockey players should all be highly offended by her and also very afraid of her. If McCain gets elected, I think it's time for our sham wedding and then off to the UK! We can stalk James McAvoy or something.... it'll be fun!

Pfangirl said...

I'm not even American and I'm terrified of Palin! The fact that her pick has apparently rallied women to McCain's side horrifies me.

I know a lot of people probably wouldn't agree with me on this, but if only Obama had chosen Clinton. Hillary would have outclassed, outsmarted and just out-everything'd this devil woman.