A question was asked of me this morning I had no answer for. The question was, how can all the vague and unproven fears about Barack Obama worry people more than the obvious, blatant problems with Sarah Palin? Let's forget that Palin is only running for VP - she's running, and people are buying into it. Her husband is a member of a group that wants Alaska to leave the Union. She herself belongs to a religious fringe group that believes in the forcible removal of money from those who oppose them ... she has stated that the Earth is only 6000 years old...she only doesn't support Bush's policy because she admittedly has no idea what it is...she's a scary, freaked out "Church Lady," and I no longer find her as amusing as I do frightening. Sure, she's kept all this under the table during the campaign, but that's even worse. You believe in a thing, or you don't. I wonder how here faith would stand up to her desire to be in power? I wonder what would happen if someone cornered her with a question about dinosaurs, or evolution and the support of research and science developing theories contrary to Creationist doctrine? There isn't much wiggle worm in fundamental religious beliefs. You life them, or you are a hypocrite. If you are a hypocrite and still spout them? You are dangerous.
I have no problem with a person having beliefs different from my own. I just think if you have them, you should put them on the table. Even America, as confused as it is at times as a country, would balk at electing someone with a strong, fringe belief system. How do you prevent that from coloring your time in office? Do you justify your politics to your church, or your church to your constituents? It just won't work.
The ads aired during the Saturday Night Live special last night were a blatant presentation of the biggest problem in America. A liberal crew like those on SNL - and the network behind them - chose to put money before their beliefs. I know they can't prevent the Republican National Committee from airing advertisements, but they can certainly not air a particular advertisement because they won't support it's message of hatred - they've done it to others. They took the money, sold out, and ran. Just when I thought maybe I'd start paying attention to Saturday Night Live again...I think maybe I'll watch something else...it all left me a little sick. I know...I know...they were being bipartisan. Reporters have to do that. Comedians, actors? They have always been on the front line of speaking one's mind.
And Senator McCain? Having the Republican National Committee bring up Ayers, because you said YOU would never do it, isn't even a flimsy excuse. You pulled the lowest card in your deck...any respect I had for you is gone as well. I respect your service to the country, but as a Senator you've been a finanical nightmare, a Bush supporter, and now a sell-out tool.
In any case, let me lighten this up a little. I voted...I'm happy to have supported Barack Obama and Kay Hagan (Elizabeth Dole is so over the top with her negative ads I can't even allow myself to start talking about it here without losing objectivity) - and now...I give you my final Voting Message for 2008...