Even though the US Presidential Election is just around the corner, I haven’t been paying a lot of attention to it, maybe because of the financial crisis, or even my recent preoccupation with dating. More likely it’s because I’ve never given McCain much of a chance. I’ve heard him speak a couple of times in interviews, and he comes across like Bush with Alzheimer’s. He was old when he started the campaign, but the whole process seems to be aging him considerably.
And of course there is the disastrous move of Sarah Palin. Whoever thought of that one must have literal rocks in their heads. I know someone who thinks she’s great – she’s a fundamentalist Christian though, so not a big surprise there. I know that the religious right are quite strong in the States, but still…
The are, however, two good things about Sarah Palin. The first is that she’s confused some feminists. They want all women to have equal choice and options (and rightly so), but they’re not sure that they want to include right-wing nut-jobs in the equation, and especially not as the poster-child. I think it’s quite cute. You have to take the carbs with the pasta I’m afraid.
The second good thing about Sarah Palin is that through her I’ve discovered American comedian Tina Fey. Fey is a former cast member of Saturday Night Live and is the creator/star of the acclaimed US Sitcom 30 Rock. She has also recently been doing some uncanny, and wildly hilarious, impressions of Sarah Palin.
It will take a miracle for the Republicans to win this election, and perhaps a work of God is what they (and their likeminds in Hillsong) are now praying for. With Obama well ahead in the polls, it shouldn’t even be close enough for them to try and steal.