Thursday, October 02, 2008

Gov. Palin, Stop the Blame Game

The following letter was written by a friend of mine who is just so exasperated by Gov. Palin' that she fired off this letter off to our dinner group. It is reprinted here with her permission. You may often see her commenting on this blog as Harried Mom of Three. I'm trying to convince her to start her own blog.

Dear Ms. Palin:

As a liberal, feminist, woman, I am not upset that John McCain picked you for what your supporters deem my “opposition to a pro-life, spunky, good looking woman.” What I am opposed to is that you are a woman who seems to have gotten to the top for ONLY being pro-life, spunky and good looking and for not having any other substance.

My great hope was that when a woman was a hair’s breath away from the top office of the land that she would actually be able to handle the job. Over the last week, you have proved that you cannot handle even the largest softball of questions from Katie Couric of all people.

How, as an American citizen and a mother, am I supposed to trust that you’ll be able to outwit world leaders when you can’t even outwit America’s journalistic sweetheart?

And, please, please stop talking about journalistic "gotchas." We’re not giving you a pop quiz. We’re trying to figure out what you are made of and whether or not we want to select you for one of the most important job in this country. You should be able to answer questions thrown at you, including naming ONE newspaper from your great state that you might read in a regular basis.

I will admit that Barack Obama has never held an executive position in government--and I’m nervous about that. However, I’m willing to give him some leeway, because he’s proven on a regular basis that he’s thoughtful, intelligent and well read.

There’s a reason that “Joe Six-Pack” shouldn’t be (vice) president and it’s because it’s a hard job filled with lots of responsibilities and it involves making many important decisions.

Stop blaming the media for YOUR inability to answer questions, stop blaming liberal women for your inability to snow these voters into supporting you and stop blaming Gwen Ifill for being biased. If your running mate's campaign didn't know she wrote that book back in August when they agreed to her as moderator of your debate then I'm afraid they read the paper as infrequently as you do.

Love,

K

24 Deserve Mamma's Love:

ilinap said...

I can see why K is your friend.

Will I meet you at DC Blogher?

bloggingmom67 said...

Well said!

I agree with everything you said -- just wish Sarah Palin would listen.

Stimey said...

Amen, sisters.

Shalet said...

I'd love to see a woman in the White House - just not that woman!

Amy@UWM said...

Amen and hallelujah.

liv said...

Absolument!

Candy said...

Go K!

Palin is everything I never aspired to be. She sickens me.

Alyce said...

Thank you for articulating so well what I have been wanting to say!

Anjie said...

Very well said, Harried Mom of Three.

Thanks for sharing this....it is exactly what I have been thinking ever since they announced Palin was running.

Nan said...

Say it, sister!

nola said...

Wonderfully thoughtful and intelligent. She SHOULD start a blog!

Jennifer Ryan, M.Ed., LPC, Coach said...

Great post and well spoken! I agree that... as a mother, wife, and small business woman, I need MORE than ME in office.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Exactly...HOW has Barack proven any of those things?

He IS a good reader of the teleprompter...I will give him that.

I respect your friend's opinion...but I do not agree at all with her take on Palin.

And...journalistic sweetheart? I don't think so.

Nora Bee said...

Yes! I'm sick of the pandering.

Barb said...

This is great ~ says it all. It just really upsets me that so much of this country is actually taking Sarah Palin seriously! Seriously?

Scary Mommy said...

Amen!! “Joe Six-Pack” shouldn’t be (vice) president. Wait, he is now. That's the problem!!!

anna said...

I could not agree more. We are not aiming for the impression of "joe six pack" and "hockey moms" on the world stage, fer cri yi.

APGG (A Pretty Good Guy) said...

That photo is classic for the post! She is almost trying to physically prevent herself from a unnatural and infectious Palin "wink!"

Kristin said...

Awesome. Awesome Awesome Awesome.

& well said.

*winks*

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love it when people do my work for me! Well said.

Day Dreamer said...

When is your friend starting up her blog!? :)

JayMonster said...

Obviously she is just made that somebody wants to stop her abortion parties full of hippie love, wheatgrass drinks and dead babies.

I mean, on the spot, how can you expect her to name a newspaper, she doesn't have time for those things! And there was no room for a paper in her duffle bag next to her flute and bathing suit.

Clearly as Miss Alaska, she has proven she has the ability to swing judges to her point of view, so she should have no problem when she comes face to face with the likes of Hugo Chavez. After all, if he doesn't, she will just grab a gun out of the back of her modest mini-van, right behind her hockey sticks, and just shoot the bastard. That is all the foreign policy experience she needs right there. If she knows how to load a clip into the gun, she is good to go. And if you and your friends can't see that, then you really should just wipe you socialist eyes with those Supreme Court cases that you can quote without having a speech writer prep you.

JayMonster said...

It was clear that was sarcasm right? I'm not a GOP nutjob

gunfighter1 said...

Well done.