17 October 2008

The Second Coming of Tammy Faye Bakker.

It's hard to tell anymore if Sarah Palin is running for Vice President or if she's leading a megachurch rally. Dig these remarks from one of her cloistered events, where after she's done complaining about the big bad media coverage, she unloads some sort of PTL rerun:
“But yeah, sometimes you do get depressed watching what it is that they’re reporting and the spin and some of the distortion of what our message is and what we stand for, sometimes that, that gets draining,” she added. “But it’s at events like these and our rallies that we are so energized and inspired and we know that we are not alone. We feel your strength and we feel the power of prayer, so many of you tell us that you are praying for us and praying for our country, and that’s why we so appreciate you being here.”

The view isn’t all glum from the trail. “We even saw today, thank the Lord, we saw some movement,” looking upwards and making a fist. Another bright note for her, she said later, was visiting “pro-America” areas of the country.

Seriously. Is this a political candidate or a preacher? How exactly is she feeling the power of prayer? Is it in the poll numbers that continue to show McCain-Palin trailing by 6-8% in the popular vote and 313-150 in the electoral college? Because, Sister Sarah, if so then that prayer isn't pulling for you...it's pulling against you.

And just what the hell does she mean by the "Pro-America" areas of the country? I'm guessing she doesn't mean Alaska, where her cronies -- including "first dude" Todd Palin -- in the Alaska Independence Party -- at whose conferences she's spoken -- are open secessionists. Other than in the fringe wacko militia circles that she runs in, where is this Anti-America area of the country? Does she mean Noo York Citeee? LA? DC? Places where the choice of wine fluctuates between Boone's and Mad Dog? What the hell is she talking about?

2 comments:

JES said...

It's an eerie sensation watching the entire McCain campaign in recent days. Goes beyond the stereotypical focusing of attention associated with watching an impending train wreck; this is for me tinged as well with eagerness, fear, revenge fantasies, smugness, panic & paranoia, stupefaction, laugh-out-loud hand-clapping, nausea... Even Nixon-McGovern didn't do this to me, and I'd always thought of that as the height of democratic manic-depression.

Even La Palina's upcoming appearance on SNL that you discussed in the previous post: I hope the writers make her look like an idiot, and I'm scared as shit her appearance will be viewed as entrapment -- yet another setup, encouraging yet more of that awful blather: "Well, gawsh, I can just see that happenin' to ME, you poor woman! Here, sweetheart, I don't have a handkerchief to dry your eyes but can I offer you my vote instead?"

The overarching sentiment though is that I do not, NOT want this to be an even remotely close election. No way am I making any predictions; that's just plain old naked hope talkin'.

cuff said...

Jes: I haven't seen the show, but I'm going to try to watch some clips today...I was out and about all weekend. The Colin Powell endorsement only added more insult to the McCain insinuations of anti-Americanism and inexperience...McCain looks more and more isolated -- I think largely because he allowed right-wing hacks to dominate his campaign.