Posts tagged ‘Governor Sarah Palin’

May 13, 2009

Bristol Palin: Abstinence Advocate

by MullOverThis

There’s more ridiculousness from the political family most commensurate to the  Bundy’s (Married With Children):  The Palins.

Bristol Palin is on a stupendous mission to convince teenagers that abstinence is the best policy as the Candie’s foundation teen ambasssador.  So, Jenny Craig should not have replaced Kirstie Alley.  Kirstie’s obesity makes her the perfect spokesperson for the weight loss company.  Look at Bristol, brand new teenage mother feuding with the baby’s daddy and his family:  ABSTAIN.  Look at Kirstie, actress with fluctuating weight: CALL JENNY CRAIG.  The anti-Bristol approach to abstinence may be more effective than selecting a fine young popular star who is abstinent.  Bristol  fell through “the cracks” of her mother’s abstinence-only sex education policies and ended up as the perfect poster-uh, morning shows and CNN live interview-child for abstinence. The young Palin should be working with momma to make sure her son has a relationship with his father and other family.  Who has time for the best interest of the innocent baby when she has a call to advocate what she could not  espouse and still admits is “unrealistic”?

Maybe Candie’s can find a role for Sarah Palin after her run as Alaskan governor.  Should Governor Palin then decide to advocate sex education, the corporation should make her pay for her own presentation kits.

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_12329615

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1896815,00.html

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/05/president-oba-3.html

October 14, 2008

WHO IS SARAH PALIN?

by MullOverThis

Amazingly, Bill O’Reilly and many others can’t see the code language of this Presidential Election.  Marc Lamont Hill appeared on Bill’s show last week.  MarC took issue with certain code language,  the repeated use of which obviously sends an implicit message to a specific consitutency.  Or, at the very least, certainly excludes a specific constituency.  Although Bill was not a ravenous bull with Marc, he did not agree.  He could not comprehend how Marc could put such an onous on mere words.

Really?  Now, that’s incredible. 

Palin can reach out to the “hockey mom”, “six pack Joe”, and “redneck”.  Who is Sarah Palin’s fishnet designed to reach?  Amazingly, Oprah reaches the same crowd with simply being herself, a woman who grew up as a young nappy headed black girl from the South who was molested by her family member, became promiscuous, lost a baby as a young teenager, and got back on track and never went back.  Today, she is an entertainment mogul and leading voice of influence (which Mulloverthis does not advocate) to people all over the world.  Sarah Palin can’t put her batteries in her brain and get behind a podium and think that most African Americans will relate to her.  Regardless of which economic classification, cultural affinity, or upbringing, African Americans are not rednecks and overwhelmingly, are not hockey moms.  The hockey rinks all over this great land the RNC platform and attendance during the convention reflect this obvious gap and mismatch.

Roland Martin, a CNN contributor, also tagged this issue this past weekend.  However, an African-American female analyst would not be boxed in, because she played soccer, so her mother was a soccer mom.  She could relate to Sarah Palin.  This kind of relatedness explains why so many African-Americans do overwhelmingly relate to the Republican party platform on values and moral isssues, yet choose to register and vote Democrat.  Somehow, the Democratic code language tends to be more endearing to the masses of diverse African-Americans.  Maybe that is attributable to the use of language that is not automatically exlusionary.  Imagine the array of Obama supporters if his public addresses were laden with remarks like “I’m just an average brother“.  Bill O’Reilly would put his thinking cap on and recognize that Obama wasn’t “reaching” out to him, or men like him, at all.

So Palin has won the attention of women who can relate to raising children, professional women who juggle family and career, and conservate Christian women because we can relate to her.  However, those who she can relate to, puts us in another ballpark.  Her language and words indicate that she is reaching for the sixpack Joe and the mothers of the overwhelmingly White hockey players.

Mulloverthis.

October 3, 2008

PALIN POOPED

by MullOverThis

 

IF PALIN RE-INVIGORATED THE TICKET,  that means the Republican ticket represents appealing to the average Joe without DEALING WITH THE ISSUES HEAD ON.

PALIN looked wonderful.  Impeccable wardrobing, make-up, and the hair stylist really worked the Palin hair-do and gave her a sharp crisp yet feminine look.   Her demeanor, disposition and entire presentation was great.  AGAIN, Palin did well with what she can do well with.  After three days of intense preparation, she did well with the androidian campaign strategy and image she was chosen to represent mixed with every day sensibilities.  However, Palin cannot erase her prior interview performances.  She did not have three days of national, not simply Alaskan,  politics school before Katie Couric.  How much credit does Palin get for dodging questions, crash courses, and uh, NOT KNOWING JOHN MCCAIN’S RECORD?  Or, has she been perceived to be better than she actually was because she was engaging and did not flop again? 

Joe Biden answered every question.  Period.  Point Blank.  Senate experience prepared him to ANSWER any question Gwen could muster.  Somehow over two decades of NATIONAL politics affecting millions of Americans made him the better candidate.  Somehow, I think most Americans just feel more comfortable with someone who does not check his podium notes every other second. Biden knew all the issues, Obama’s, McCain’s and his own RECORD on the issues.  Biden was a gentleman, well-spoken, warm and for those who minimize congressional expertise, watch the debate again and again.  I am glad that Biden capitalized on his vulnerability to the present concerns most Americans experience, just like any woman does.  He balanced Palin’s mush card with depicting the real pain hard and fast politicians feel when dealing with the same issues that lipstick pit bull women and beer gut rednecks deal with each day.   

Palin debated Biden and played slick dodgeball.  Girlfriend is good and masking the duh factor.  I’m too tired to even go through the entire debate.  Sarah Palin used her energy expertise, her comfort zone, to deflect dealing with questions that she obviously knew nothing about, or chose not to tackle.  Her smile, coy disposition, Washington outsider, middle-class status and maverick foolishness was like listening to a broken record.  While she constantly scolded Biden for looking at the past, UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,  Palin prefaced her non-Washington insider status with constantly referring to the past:  what people are sick of, the corruption, greed and congressional performance.  The Bush administration and the corruption on Wall Street and all part of the past.  Palin is quite arbitrary about what past should be referred to, and what past is not relevant.  Apparantly, Palin recognizes the past only when she does not want to beat up the Bush Administration to the degree that she would alienate hard and fast Repubs, while attempting to make everyone else but the Maverick John McCain, responsible for much of what the nation has seen through a poor administration.

Tonight’s debate has helped many to finally draw the line.  Biden certainly won this debate in my opinion.  I have more confidence that if there was an unscheduled dialogue with no warning, we would find the Katie Couric Palin again.  And, ladies and gentlemen, we can’t afford to hire potential Vice President Palin a tutor for real Vice Presidency fulfillment and performance.

Finally, the greatest poop tonight was from Palin’s disingenius re-categorization of her ignorance when she asked what the vice-president does.  Of course, now, that was a joke.  Yet, her commentary tonight clearly demonstrated she is not aware of the Vice President’s constitutional leadership authority over the Congress. Lord, have mercy. 

Finito.

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/10/03/vp-debate-those-pesky-facts/

http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/sarah_palin

October 1, 2008

MEMO TO OPRAH ON PALIN

by MullOverThis

Memo To:   O

Re:              Palin on your couch

This Palin appointment to the Republican ticket as Vice President of the United States of America has invoked furor from many angles.  Some Hilary Clinton supporters are insulted that some strategists might have actually thought that Palin would be a Clinton substitute simply because she is a woman.  SNL immediately answered with a dingbat versus brainer spoof to illustrate the insanity of that tactic. 

 Many feminists or progressive women are appalled that Palin–an arch enemy to murdering babies (commonly known as abortion)–might be the Vice President or if need be, President of the United States of America.  Palin is highly unfavorable to those concerned about protecting Roe v. Wade, the strides of sex education, and women’s rights in general.  Having made rape victims pay for their own rape kits because it burdened the taxpayer too much makes Palin seem a bit anti-woman or entirely too withdrawn from reality for quite a bit of American women.  But the brouhaha doesn’t stop there.  High powered Republican party women were in-sensed by an increasing public challenge to Palin’s credibility, competence and judgment to be suitable for such an appointment.  They felt the need to back of all attacks on the basis of sex, throwing a blanket of “don’t touch Palin or you’re sexist” on the tough self-described pit bull.  Of course, Elizabeth from The View is so irate with Palin attacks that she can hardly keep her cool.  Lizzie’s party loyalty is humorous and frightening at the same time.  A potent Palin defender like Elizabeth believes that Palin is ready to be the President of the United States.  I guess she bonds with Palin on the athletic-got-some-babies thing, and we are white, so we can do anything note. 

This Palin is acceptable, in large part, because she is  White is a reasonable conclusion.   We all know that if Palin’s name was Sharweka Jones, who took six years to graduate from four different colleges, described her husband as a good old black derogatory neighborhood term of endearment “my nigga”, bragged about her ability to hunt down animals as recreation from planes partially funded by government funds, had one Down’s Syndrome baby on her broad hips, while hugging her teenage daughter who is pregnant out of wedlock, with her baby’s daddy dressed in hard sole shoes and a tie standing by the Jones’ side, there would be no need for this memo.  White people and even Black folks would tell Sharweka Jones to take NWA (N-word with an attitude) off of her hips, with a name inspired by one of her favorite rap groups, and finish parenting her children, TouchDown, Foul, Safe, and Yaga2bkiddinme, all of whose names were inspired by the love of football.   Sharweka wouldn’t even surpass ridiculousness to cause the average voter to have to dig deeper into her performance to know that she was a joke.  All of the other questionable issues, such as motivations for firings in her office, or having hired an administrator to completely subsidize her own responsibilities as the small town mayor wouldn’t even get attention.  As a black woman, O, you know how the same foolishness that is clearly visible on black folks somehow becomes glistening qualities when white people want it to be right.  For your own reference, Tim Wise couldn’t have captured this concept better.  Take a moment and peruse This Is Your Nation On White Privilege, one of Wise’s latest articles posted on Red Room.

http://www.timwise.org/

So now we come to how you become relevant in all of this.   We pretty much figured out that you thought you were an insular entity when it came to white maintstream women.  You’ve been telling the entire world, and they have been gleefully on-board, what to wear, what not to do, what to buy, what to read, what to watch, what to think, how to be hip, when to move on, and the whole nine yards.  An appearance on Oprah’s day-time talk show pretty much makes or breaks a situation because of your influence.  At least this holds true for the idiots who can’t think for themselves and realize that with all of your brilliance, you have been and will continue to be wrong from time to time simply because you are human and don’t always espouse the same values.  And, for those who are Christians and believe in demons, we certainly cannot give you too much regard when you invite guests to summons demons to appear, and hopefully will have the power to re-summons Abraham’s spirit to appear on another episode of your show.  Some of us realize that you are a person who has a right to think what you want to, even if you are an ardent supporter of Obama who has thrown your weight of influence, star-power, and mullah to help Obama win the election.  You are a citizen and have a right to want to see your candidate of choice make it to the White House. 

Just in case you were unaware, a number of white women don’t care about your personal or professional standards in not permitting Palin to be interviewed on your show.  They want to see Palin hit your couch with the cameras rolling.  They have a right, at least in their minds, to see their girl get the Oprah exposure.  Never mind your even-handed policy which has stated that during the campaign, you would not have any of the candidates on your show.  That is not enough, because it doesn’t give Palin supporters what they want.  What they want is to see her in a setting that they are familiar with:  your set and you.  So, here’s a compromise for you to consider.  Ship your couch to Ellen, Martha Stewart, or Bonnie and let’s see how much influence they can muster-up to help appease the pain you’ve inflicted on the moms and housewives who can identify with Palin.  Maybe Rosie will even come out of retirement to put her status signature on Palin.

The other alternative will have to include waiting for these up-risers to calm-down, or to live with their threats to never watch your show again.  In either case, you will still be O and have millions of viewers all over the world.  Somehow, I think you’ll more than survive.

September 8, 2008

GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN REPRESENTS A NEW KIND OF POLITICS

by MullOverThis

There’s a book getting ready to be published about Governor Sarah Palin.  With only two months left until Election Day 2008, how Governor Palin is handled in the media is imperative to the McCain/Palin success.  The GOP only has a few days left to try and convince Americans that a woman who can fully load a firearm in under two minutes is competent to make decisions regarding our nation. 

So then the Repub strategy for selling the McCain/Palin ticket is laudable.  Obviously Governor Palin must go to national politics school so she can brush up and at least have a grasp on the stump speech issues.  Accordingly, she has not given any non-celebrity news media interviews.  The only coverage we’ve seen so far, is of Barbie beauty queen Palin and  Mother-of-five Palin.  The delayed indulgence to conversations wtih political media outlets is not because the queen needs time to highlight her beauty marks.  The queen needs to appear to be more than a figurehead, or one who holds public office as a state Governor, but did not know what the job of the Vice President of the United States entailed.  The Repubs want the public’s first and lasting impression of Palin to be that she is just like any other young, fit, attractive mom reaching for the stars and actually touching them.  So, they inflate Redneck Barbie Palin who has the innate persona that breeds confidence, put some words in her mouth, and won’t release her to the public on the issues too soon.  Pre-mature speeches or impromptu questions and answers with Governor Palin would surely prove to be embarrassing. 

The platform for Palin must be a sure foundation of hype first, so that when she is ready to hold her own, we will be committed to seeing the everyday soccer mom succeed.  Well, we’ll have our opportunity soon.  ABC News has an interview with Palin forthcoming.  I just hope that we will be able to see Palin on her own two feet before Election Day.  Not just in televised debates, but one on one with the press and general population as McCain and Palin traverse the campaign trail.  That’s when we’ll know if Palin’s knowledge of guns transcends hunting use. 

 Moderator’s Note:  Governor Palin has endearingly espoused the use of the word “redneck” to describe her husband.  I hope this is a cultural use akin to “my nigga” in the black community, which is ultra highly sensitive, but understood to mean a close friend, not a dumb ignorant fool.  The last time I checked, “rednecks” weren’t people wanted to ever see since nooses still exist.

UPDATE:  CHARLIE GIBSON WILL BE REPRESENTING ABC IN THE HONOR OF INTERVIEWING THE FIRST REPUBLICAN FEMALE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN.  HIS RATINGS WILL GO THROUGH THE ROOF.  The Mr. Rogers of the ABC neigborhood Charlie won’t be aggressive with Sarah, but at least we’ll get an introduction to what Governor Palin brings to the table.

 

September 8, 2008

UH SARAH, YOU PALE IN COMPARISON TO THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS YOU ROASTED

by MullOverThis

This is an incredible blog about community organizers. 

http://zacca.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/community-organizers/#comment-127

Finito.

September 6, 2008

EN VOGUE: GOVERNOR PALIN

by MullOverThis

IF I WERE A BETTING WOMAN, I’d bet a snicker bar that Obama wished he put Hilary Clinton on the ticket as his VEEP choice.  The Palin Appeal and sudden celebrity wouldn’t have half its luster if Hilary were headed to the White House.

Maybe the beauty queen should stop acting like a beauty queen/model in taking such impactful political gigs, as in posing for Vogue’s Cover.  These types of publicity and marketing ploys weaken Palin’s  girl power co-horts’ quest to see her  valued for her “accomplishments” and  viewed through non-sexist categorizations.   Palin should spend the time necessary to equip herself to be a competent VEEP.  She could afford for a college student who just passed a class on US foreign policy to teach her some basic essentials.  We know she just brushed up on what a Vice President of the United States does. Some C+ student with rock star quality can handle the job with some great gumption.  For the sake of the people, Palin can’t afford one more glam lipstick job.  All this hypocrisy is too much for one election season.  When Obama poses like Phillip Michael Thomas, a yonger Billy Dee Williams, or Denzel Washington, instead of capturing the great look and image of a US Senator, then Palin and her feminizers can continue with the potato bucket full of hog feed.  Palin can’t “turn up the volume” on covers capitalizing her looks–which Obama reasonably could because he has the rock star appeal as well–but want to just be another politician who happens to be a woman and wants to be treated equitably.  Palin can’t pimp and play the beauty queen card if she doesn’t want to be handled as such.

If Palin must do more photo shoots, hopefully Trig will at least be the focus so he can cause the scales in Palin’s mind to be more weighted for him.  It must be a challenging thing for a special needs child to have to compete with his mama’s entrance to the world stage.

September 5, 2008

FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD: ALASKAN MAN TELLS ALL ABOUT PALIN

by MullOverThis

This author claims to have known Governor Sarah Palin since 1972.  He too, identifies and speaks quite well for himself:

http://thebruceblog.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/letter-by-alaskan-man-who-has-known-sarah-palin-since-1972/

 

And, the co-horts claimed she has made accomplishments in education and the school systems.  Again, what are Sarah Palin’s accomplishments? 

Where are the letters from Alaskans who can chronicle Sarah Palin’s accomplishments?

September 5, 2008

COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS RESPOND TO PALIN, OR AT LEAST HER SPEECH WRITER

by MullOverThis

Click here  to see how some social workers feel about Palin’s comment against Obama’s community organizer experience:

http://www.socialworkblog.org/pressroom/index.php/2008/09/04/social-workers-respond-to-gov-palin-on-community-organizers/

September 5, 2008

PALIN’S CO-HORTS TO THE RESCUE

by MullOverThis

One day, Americans are going to figure out that Sarah Palin didn’t write her RNC speech.  Enough people are going to know that the Obama slams weren’t her own.  Mitt Romney wrote every word of his speech.  He didn’t need the RNC to script his words to the American public.  Governor Palin did what Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, and Susan Sarandon do.  Actors take a script and bring life to the lines and make it believable.  Gorgeous, sassy, big smiling, seems like she is a real spitfire fighter Palin doesn’t cut the mustard because the Vice President needs to bring so much more to the table;  Especially one appointed by a Presidential nominee who is old and already a gamble himself having already lived through serious health challenges.  McCain better hope the day America gets past the Palin hype is not before November 8.

While most can’t help but like Palin and can’t deny her appeal, after we live long enough we realize that you don’t have to like the mailman.  We just need him to deliver the mail.  Mail personnel sweet as pure sugar cane who are always late, or deliver our mail to the neighbor down the street are not needed.  Palin is by no means an ineffective Governor, or at least her approval rating indicates that her constituency is more than satisfied with her performance.  Alaska hasn’t been able to see the calm after the storm.  Palin hasn’t even completed one term as Governor of Alaska.

 

Yet, we are notified of Palin’s “list of accomplishments” by a handful of her female GOP high ranking counterparts when being scolded for Palin’s sexist treatment.   We are being asked to take a leap with a Governor whose list of accomplishments were never specified because they just may invoke laughter by the average corporate business executive or CEO who has accomplished greater goal-end objectives  in the first quarter of the fiscal year during a RECESSION, than what Palin has during her entire stellar politicanship. 

 Somebody with a GED has a “list of accomplishments”.  My first line of questioning to Governor Palin’s co-horts is what exactly are these accomplishments?  Filing suit against the federal government for enlisting bears as endangered species?  Firing the chauffeur, chef, and re-directing their income to the budget?  Firing all those connected with her pursuit to terminate her former brother-in-law’s employment?  We can’t afford not to be real.  What are Palin’s achievements?

I only have one message for Former Governor Jane Swift, Carly Fiorina, and these GOP women sensitized to sexism who will not permit Governor Palin to be demonized by the media on the basis of sex.  Mothers are women. Men cannot be mothers.  The best man cannot be a mother.  Children NEED mothers, just like they need fathers.  Women and Men are not completely interchangeable with no distinctions.  Neither are mothers and fathers.  The laws of this country recognize these REALITIES.  So, when these women who are so sensitive to sexism that they want to defend a mother of five–four of whom are minors, one of which is an unmarried pregnant teenager (this does not become cute because someone has put a shirt and dress shoes on the young daddy and they profess their love for one another), and the infant son has special needs–to justify her conscious choice to pursue a cream of the crop career, I have a kind suggestion for them.  Defend the fathers of this nation who live with the imbalance of legal protections given to mothers BECAUSE THE LAW AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY RECOGNIZE THAT WOMEN ARE PRESUMED TO BE THE PRIMARY CARETAKERS OF CHILDREN, BECAUSE CHILDREN NEED TO BE NURTURED, AND ALL ANIMAL SPECIES THE FEMALES FEED AND NURTURE THEIR YOUNG.  Women cannot expect to benefit from the protection of the law and then don’t want any type of public accountability for their lack of responsibility.   When all of these hypocrites who want mothers to have the right to mother without interference UNLESS SHE IS UNFIT (or chooses to relinquish custody of her children) can see that their ideals should not stop with Palin and continue into the family courts and mediations across America, then we’ll give Palin a send-off to NEGLECT her children for a career.  That’s when we’ll accept that our expectations are biased simply because she is a woman.  Most men who are RESPONSIBLE fathers co-parent and negotiate responsibilities to ensure their children are protected, provided for and nurtured to become the best human beings.   Fathers and mothers make sacrifices every day for their children.  This will be the day that judges look at the best interest of a child based upon which parent is better equipped to parent, and can give a child a better life.  There is no real equity in this regard.  

All of the Gloria Steinhem, estrogen, and red lipstick will not change the fact that women who decide to have children should be committed to the welfare of their children first, not country first.  Home first.  Family first. That is when we will have a better country. This progressive feminism appears to be a carte blanche excuse for women to do whatever we feel like doing to be free.  Killing millions of unborn babies is not freedom.  Neither is choosing a career that will cause a mother to neglect her children during the prime of their developmental stages as opposed to the prime of a woman’s life.  It’s time for the beneficiaries of feminism and female solidarity to move beyond women.  Our children are the first ad litem expenses to false equity and freedom.

So, Palin’s sisters in the struggle speak up.  Now, I, along with many other Americans speak up.  We have a right to let Palin know she is mother with BAD judgment.  When her water broke with her special needs son, she should not have waited to make her speech.   Child’s life versus her moment in the spotlight to make a distinguishing speech must have been in the scales of her mind.  To the average mom, this was not even a decision.  Palin chose to wait to make her speech because she was not going to miss the moment.  She then choose to get on a flight and travel approximately 10 hours to deliver the baby.  BAD JUDGMENT. Period.

Finally, if Palin and her female sensitizers don’t want her family values questioned, Palin shouldn’t have been selected, in part, because of her family values and position against abortion, sex-education, and so forth.  Bristol still has a baby daddy, with his hard sole dress shoes and all.  Although she is human and we all make mistakes, Governor Palin addresses the mis-steps and choices of other people’s lives when she decides to be a proponent of abstinence-only education and is anti-abortion.  She is in the homes of Alaskans already.  Now, she wants privacy concerning her teenage daughter with a baby daddy.  Where is FOX News when we need them?  Hypocrisy in pristine suits or with a red, white and blue bikini toting a firearm isn’t cute on the bull-dog Palin, or her defenders.

The bottom line is Governor Palin should be qualified when in immediate succession to the President of the United States. 

 

Moderators Note: Additional scenario to mullover:  If Palin were a Black woman with a teenage pregnant daughter, a bunch of kids, just had a new special needs baby, and wanted to pursue a once in a lifetime demanding career, who would stand up for her and defend such a choice?  Would our sensitivities tell us that she needs to take care of her children? Do we just “leave it at that” because the mother loves her children?