my buddy Bruce says he’s not going to vote in the upcoming election because “they’re both the same jerks.” and, yeah, given enough of the tug of war between face-time nicey-nice vs mudslinging, you can understand some of that viewpoint. but, lo, i have figured out the defining point, for anyone else who was confused on these things. if you can’t figure out the fundamental differences on any of that silly stuff, like womens’ rights or foreign wars or whatever, here’s the one key and important factor:
i know we all used to savagely mock dubya every time that would leave his lips, like some bizarro remnant of my small-town TX upbringing come back as a national-level silliness. tee hee hee, the prez can’t say that word (and fine, i can’t say “proliferate” without concentrating). but somewhere along the line, it’s become a republican obligation to keep screwing it up in the same fashion, like the mispronunciation is standing in for “staying the course” for the whole mismanagement of the WMD thing. i heard it escape mccain’s lips last week, and i heard it fly on out of palin’s mouth tonight. like it’s supposed to be an in-joke, perhaps along the lines of “oh, see, i’m not some insider egghead, i can’t even say nukular right, huh huh.”
so, stupid = likable/trustworthy? crap.
also, does anyone else get dana carvey as bush sr. flashbacks every time palin speaks? she busts out with that “down home folksy” shtick, saying nothing but approved talking points, and all i hear is “wouldn’t be prudent. thousand points uh laaaaght.”