Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lipstick

I seldom blog about anything political. One reason I don't blog about it is because, although I have my own views and instincts, I'm not always able to explain or defend them and I certainly don't want to enter into any kind of debate in the comment section over them.

But I have this need to talk a little today about.. lipstick. Anyone who watches TV or reads the news know I mean Gov. Palin.

When Sen. McCain introduced her as his running mate my first thought (like the thought of many others) was that he was hoping to pull in the female voters, especially the former Clinton followers. I was disturbed by this because I would never cast my vote based on gender alone. I watched her short speech that first day and saw that she was comfortable in the spotlight and able to speak eloquently.

Between that first speech and the RNC I heard more and more about Gov. Palin. Atrocious rumors about her baby not being her baby. The news of her teenage daughter's pregnancy. The investigation underway in Alaska over her ex-brother-in-law's job. Questions about her experience and whether or not she qualified to be in that "heartbeat away from the Presidency" spot.

I tried to keep an open mind about her as best as I could and waited. Waited to hear her speak at the RNC.

Despite the fact that the media seemed to be so impressed with Gov. Palin after her speech, I was not impressed. Yes, she showed herself to be eloquent again. I also thought she came off as nasty, mean and bitchy. (The remark about Obama's stage at his acceptance speech.)

Yes, I said "bitchy." That word is seldom used to define males, so call me sexist. Keep in mind though that the media has said Sen. Biden must tread lightly with her in his upcoming debate with her. Why??? Should she not be treated on an equal level? Should Sen. Biden choose his words differently simply due to the fact that she is a woman? If we go by that standard then perhaps someone will say that Sen. McCain must hedge his words due to the fact that Sen. Obama is an African American.

What a crock, in my humble opinion.

5 comments:

Shannon H. said...

What a crock indeed.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

1st-A person's personal life has nothing to do with their professional life, in my opinion. (I mean, really, does the fact that I like to get tied up have any bearing on my job?)
2nd-Words are words. Since I can't trust any of their promises, I can only hope that their track record speaks for their future choices.
3rd-I just try to avoid the media coverage altogether because it's all a bunch of lip service.
There. That's my opinion on elections! :)

MAGGIE AT COFFEESHOPMAFIA said...

"I seldom blog about anything political. One reason I don't blog about it is because, although I have my own views and instincts, I'm not always able to explain or defend them and I certainly don't want to enter into any kind of debate in the comment section over them." - I agree

However, I'm impressed by Palin. very

Erika said...

I am not a Palin fan.

Smalltown RN said...

I would have to disagree with bundle-o-contractions regarding personal life shouldn't be brought into it....it certainly should...as one's personal life is often a very good indicator about the individuals decision making capabilities...how they handle and manage things in their personal life clearly reflects in the professional life. If her brother has shady business background as long as there is no connection to her then so be it....but I understand there is some question about all of her ownership of many residences, and cult like faith(you can see a clipping of this on Utube)....let her actions speak for themselves....I think she is a strong lady.....but not the right one for the job as the vice president of the US. Those are my humble opinions.