Dear Governor Sarah Palin,
First off, I would like to extend the warmest ‘Thank you so very much’ for agreeing to be part of the McCain run for the White House. Your addition to the ticket brought many of us, myself included, great joy and happiness.
You see, we (and by “we” I mean us lowly ol’ left-winger “Democrats”) weren’t all that sure that we could take over the White House, let alone the Senate and House (What a bonus!!). But with you running along side McCain, you made the Obama/Biden ticket look ever so much better (and it was fantastic already!).
Your gaff..err….interview with Katie was simply fantastic. It was all I could hope for, and more. Your “knowledge” of the various periodicals available in print, or via websites, (available, as you might know by using a computer and/or a handheld phone!!) was astounding. But really, Governor Palin, the most incredible part of that whole interview – the one that left us all wide eyed – was your complete “understanding” that the 700 Billion bailout was about health care reform and uh.. job creation and uh.. Trade. Yeah. That’s it. Scary trade.
COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries — allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?
PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But, ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, umm … helping the … uh, it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.
Err.. What?? Was that even an answer??
But I digress. Please, let me continue on..
Another of my favorite moments in your run for the White House was the debate between you and Senator Joe Biden. How incredible it was that you threw caution to the wind, good sense out the door, and became a “maverick” in your own right by choosing to follow your own “debate” rules:
- “And I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I’m going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also.”
The “wink” was especially noteworthy – it made you seem so.. well… dumb.
Here is just a small list of things your time as part of the McCain/Palin ticket taught us about you:
- Your complete and utter lack of foreign policy experience (I know you have extensive foreign relations with Russia, bein’ able ta see it from your back yard’n’all).
- The Bridge to Nowhere, that yes..no..yes.. no.. wait? Which was it again.. were you for it.. wait.. no.. yes?
- Your lack of understanding the fundamentals of the US government – US Constitution For $600, Alex: The Vice President is the head of what????
- The $150k you spent on clothes when a normal “Little ol’ Hockey Mom” can’t even afford WalMart anymore. Did you like the Valentino and Versace? I, myself, prefer J-Crew and LandsEnd, with a bit of WallyWorld thrown in.. but to each her own, I guess. But that just might be because I’m not a “Hockey Mom”. My son plays American Football. (No disrespect to Hockey Moms intended).
- The $22k you spent on makeup. I never realized that Maybelline was so darn expensive!
- The “Pay For Your Own Rape” kit – Fantastic, cost-saving idea, Governor. Get raped by the local scumbag, and have to pay out of your own pocket for tests to prove he did it: The act of being raped: Pure Terror. Having a rape kit administered after a rape: Horrifying. Having to pay for the rape kit?: Priceless.
- I.. won’t even go into your “enlightened” views on abortion. Lets just suffice it to say that I’m a member of NARAL, and damned proud to be.
- But, overall, to me, the very most important thing you did in for this campaign was to show your true colors: Your rousing of people, inciting the masses to spout “Kill Him” and other words my Mother will still slap me for. You, Governor Palin did something we have not seen in this country in years. You created an atmosphere of racial intolerance at your rallies, prompting more death threats against Obama and his family in your short, but damaging run for VP, than in the entire Obama campaign. You spate racial rhetoric, and when the crowd reacted to what you were saying, You. Did. Nothing.
Oh.. I really could go on. But I tire of it, and there is sure to be a list of your “accomplishments” written out for your viewing enjoyment on the internet, someplace.
There is just one more thing I want to say to you – Woman to Woman:
In case you thought the reason I’ve written this Thank You letter was because I agreed with Belinda Luscombe, of Time Magazine, when she wrote the three reasons Why Some Women Hate Sarah Palin.
Basically, the article lists “Too Pretty, Too Confident, She Might Embarrass Us” as the reason the women of the US hate you. But I have to say that, no, those are not the reasons the women hate you. There is only one reason. It’s so very simple. The reason is this:
You are not, and will never be, qualified to lead the United States, in any way, shape or form. In my opinion, you are not fit to be Governor, or Head Dog Catcher. You just aren’t qualified.
You didn’t embarrass the women of the United States – You embarrassed yourself.
I want elite, smart, curious, adaptable people to lead this country that I love. I need the leaders to know that South Africa is a Country on the Continent of Africa, not a state in the country of Africa. I need a leader who can learn, has learned, and can’t wait to learn more. I need somebody who can solve the problems we are facing now, the problems we will be facing over the next few years, and who can fix the problems created by the last administration. And that sure isn’t you, Governor.
Lastly, Governor Palin – you were so right when you said “I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment.”. I can only thank the powers that be, and the “elitist” 52% of the voters in this country, by making sure that your statement has come true. Perhaps Alaskans, smart and hardworking as they are (and yes, the rest of the United States knows that – we honestly didn’t need it pointed out to us constantly), perhaps they will find it in their hearts and minds to pull the lever for a different candidate in 2010, and elect themselves a person who will really represent, lead and care about them.
Again, thank you so very much for agreeing to be part of McCains bid. You outdid.. well, everyone. And gave this country exactly what was needed most.
Yours, most appreciably,
One of the Left-Wingers who voted for Change
Yes, we did.