Sarah Palin 2010: Second Place Is For Losers

One tiring thing about the end of every year is those endless annual lists. You know, “The 10 Best (insert something here) of 2009” or “The 10 Most (insert an adjective here) People of 2009”. How about every single radio station on earth’s “Top 500 Songs of All Time” ? Please give us a break!

That being said, we noticed one interesting end of year poll published this week. This was the USA Today/Gallup Poll released yesterday which named the “Most Admired of 2009”. The results of this particular poll reassured us that at the very least, the majority of Americans can choose a person with admirable personal qualities and place that person at the top of a list. As expected, many of the runner-ups are quite questionable but at least those persons at the top of each list are worthy of the title. Let’s take a look.

The most admired man is President Barack Obama who received 30% of the total vote. OK, that is easy to understand and defend in that he was elected in a landslide vote and is the leader of the free world. Things get a little koo-koo after that however. For instance, how could second place go to George W. Bush who was arguably the worst president in the history of our nation and who left office with a favorability rating in the low 20’s? Bush only received a meager 4% of the vote, but still? Even more startling was Glenn Beck’s fourth place showing with 2% of the vote. What sorry 2% of the American population actually admires that uneducated,  self-admittedly drug-addled, racist, cry-baby? Are Bush and Beck really deserving of more admiration than the Pope?

The most admired woman section of the poll was strikingly similar. It is heartening to realize that the majority of Americans recognize Hillary Clinton’s admirable qualities of decades-long public service and perseverance and consequently voted her into the top spot on the list with 16% of the vote. It is equally heartbreaking however, to realize that 15% of Americans deem Sarah Palin, the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska to be an admirable person. Honestly, what has the quitting, unemployed, uneducated, language challenged non-author ever done to be admired?

At Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off we believe that there is a  lesson to be learned from this poll. That lesson is that thankfully, the majority of people in this nation can think coherently and act accordingly, but there is a sizable and dangerous minority that lacks those qualities and consequently can be led like sheep to follow misguided leaders into effectuating foolish policy. Let us make it our New Year’s resolution to do whatever we can to enlighten those in the uninformed minority in the hope that more of our countrymen (and women) can participate more intelligently in the political process in the year and years to come.


The big game is today. Check out this terrific photo of the Boston Bruins sporting their Winter Classic uniforms. The special uniform was not just some willy-nilly design. It has true historical significance. The Boston Bruins have won 5 Stanley Cups since their formation in 1924 (1928-29, 1938-39, 1940-41, 1969-70 and 1971-72). The uniform pays tribute to each of the decades in which championships were won. The traditional black of the uniform has been replaced with the brown that was worn during Eddie Shore’s roaring 20’s. The main gold of the jersey recreates the predominant gold worn during the 1930’s. The spoked “B” chest emblem has been modified to the style worn during the Bruins’ 25th season in 1948-49. Finally, the laced collar of the jersey is reminiscent of the Bobby Orr 1970’s. The Bruins are one of the “original six” NHL franchises and the team’s brass did a wonderful job of honoring the team’s tradition.

The opposing team for today’s game is the Philadelphia Flyers. They will be wearing a throwback uniform from 1974-1976, the two seasons when they won the Stanley Cup.


Before we send you along to today’s song parody, Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off would like to thank all of you Rocketeers for stopping by the blog this year. Your comments and suggestions have not only been helpful in supplying subject matter for the songs, but they have also provided the incentive to carry on with this time consuming blogging experiment which started on May 13, 2009. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the folks over at The Mudflats ( because they not only initially suggested that we start this blog, but they also helped this technology challenged novice to get it up and running. Once again, thanks to all of you and we hope that you and your families and friends have a happy and healthy new year.

Now let’s get back to the fun!!!

Happy New Year to all you Rockateers !!!

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below so as to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s New Year’s song parody.

Auld Lang Syne song link:


(sung to the Traditional song “Auld Lang Syne”)

Hope our acquaintance we forget
And never bring to mind
She has no patience nor a thought
Just Palin’s old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Pay no attention to what she says
And you will be quite fine
She’ll pout and lie and pitch a fit
And continue to whine

Sarah Palin has failed to learn
Earning an honest dime
And nobody will trust her word
‘Cept ol’ Thomas Van Flein

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

(musical interlude)

Surrounded by her brainwashed group
That cannot tell she’s lyin’
They will take her crap and eat it up
For auld lang syne

Sarah just loves to spread that fear
Amongst her right wing kind
And she’ll pontificate without a thought
In her old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Posted on January 1, 2010, in Sarah Palin, Songs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’ve read that online polls like the one you’ve discussed are easily manipulated, hence the losers in the number two position: GWB and $P.

    Hope your team wins, with a light snow shower, lynnrockets.

    Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year.

  2. Sarah Palin’s many awards for 2009 have been cataloged, here.

  3. Glass mostly empty

    Susan Boyle probably would have won a Most Admired Woman poll taken earlier in the year. But a “most admired” poll, halfway through the year, would seem just as silly as a “most admired in December” news headline.

    In any case, congratulations to Palin: her jet-setting book tour through the nation’s backwaters captured the media’s attention to a much greater extent than did the exploits of Margaret Thatcher!

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