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Little Sarah Palin

September and its finally warm. Fall is very busy for most folks, eh? For me the change from one season to the next would be more welcome if it wasnt more evidence of life whizzing by. Did you watch a bunch of the Republican and Democratic convention television coverage? Are you becoming well informed about the candidates in some way shape or style? If not, be careful if you speak when political conversation rises around you, because you might end up feeling silly. Every now and then my sister Holly and I talk politics. We dont argue, which is surprising given that we most often dont agree. It can be hard trying to understand how others can believe things you take as nothing more than corn shuckins. I try to remember that were all different, and that any thought, feeling, or idea any person has, is worthy, based solely on the fact that it exists. During Sarah Palins speech I rang my sister Holly to see if she thought Sarah was firing on all cylinders. I told my sister about the Alaskan governors pit bull versus soccer mom joke, and how I felt it might have been something Sarah added on the spot (which regarding reading teleprompter speeches is difficult to do). Going away from the written words of a speech and being able to get back effectively without missing a beat takes talent; I thought Sarah had done it well. What did you think, Hol? I asked. Im not watching that, she said. I could hear a bit of television in the back ground so I asked her what she was watchingAmericas Top Model, she said. I like Sarah Palin. Why shouldnt I? Why shouldnt you? Shes as close as we may ever get to having a regular, one-of-us, running for high office. Shes a gal who hails from a state with a population the size of our own Green Mountain State. Shes a gal whose manicured fingernails (Im betting) are often covered with Fritos corn chip salt. Hilary Clintons probably are too, but the difference is Sarah Palin would admit it. Shes a gal who, unlike the three other high-office candidates who all went to fancy smart people schools, went through medium- and low-octane educational systems. Shes a gal who would on a Friday night hang out with the locals at a pallet fire, not so she could be photographed among the common folk, but because the locals are her relatives, and, she brought the pallets. Shes a gal clever enough to be a vice presidential candidate, yet you get the feeling she loves to bowl, and is good at it. All four of the high-office candidates arent really saying much, and most of the national media Im able to hear and read all have an aggressive, disgusting agenda. They are ridiculously comical. I dont know whom Im voting for, or even if Ill vote. I do know I like that little Sarah Palinjust because, well, just because of all the things I wrote above, and also, maybe above all. I like Sarah Palin because shes fit, confident, she has a beautiful smile, and has a perfect neck. If you dont think those are good reasons to like a potential world leader, thats fine, I understand why you might feel that way. Thing is, at least Im paying attention. Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act The Logger. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at rustyd@pshift.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com

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