Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sarah Palin and the Right to Choose

Governor Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention is only minutes away. So I’ll try to keep this brief. I know we’re all breathlessly awaiting this hot mom’s first fully-scripted and thoroughly vetted words on the national stage.

And she better totally nail it, or our RSS readers will be absolutely inundated with smart-ass comments from arrogant liberal bloggers, and lame-ass excuses from conservative apologists.

Let's be honest though - if you actually use an RSS reader, you probably enjoy reading as much of this bullshit as possible. I know I do.

But back to the original matter at hand, as alluded to in the title of this post.

The issue of choice is extraordinarily important. It’s an integral part of our nation’s political debate. It helps form the border of the proverbial no-fly zone between Democrats and Republicans. Who does have the right to tell a woman how to choose?

Or a man, for that matter.

How do you choose which news channel to watch during the conventions?

CNN, Fox, MSNBC, PBS, CSPAN, etc, etc. The choices are seemingly endless, and nearly identical. Maybe you love Wolf Blitzer, but can’t stand Campbell Brown.

Maybe you think Keith Olbermann’s a douchebag, but is only eclipsed in douchiness by Joe Scarborough. At the same time, you have a serious man-crush on Chris Matthews. Shit, they’re all on MSNBC. What’s a boy to do?

Or a girl, for that matter?

See, it’s not about male or female, black or white, Obama or McCain. It’s more about Jim Lehrer and David Brooks vs. Shepard Smith and Bill O’Reilly.

The choice is a serious one, my friends.

FYI, Jaimi and I have been watching PBS because they talk the least.

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JG said...

or streaming over the web when i am stuck at work...

Jeff'y said...

We've been watching PBS too (among other things, they have the best HD feed, and the hate is so much more vivid in HD), but doesn't Jim Lehrer seem a bit out of it to you guys? He has a habit of slowly enunciating non-sequiturs during the initial ovations that the speakers receive. I feel a little concerned for the guy.

JG said...

jim lehrer is like the mr. rogers of pundits.

The Mill said...

The only thing that bothers me about Jim Lehrer are his eyes. They are black as ink, with a slight glint of crazy.

It's like they're little pieces of coal, smoothed to a glassy sheen in a gem tumbler.


Dennis said...

I was waiting to see if Chris Matthews would be fair enough to listen to Palin's speech and see if anything crawled up his leg.