Daily Archives: December 16, 2010
With all of the non-stop media coverage of her every breath, you might get the impression that Sarah Palin is a legitimate contender for the office of the Presidency. Palin reinforces that perception with every political comment she utters on her un-reality television show and with every Facebook post and Twitter tweet she makes in response to every word or action of the Obama administration. Additionally, it is absolutely clear that Palin’s book-signing stop in Iowa and photo-op in Haiti were nothing but the political public relations stunts of an aspiring candidate. Problem is, virtually nobody feels that the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska is fit for the job.
The most recent Politico poll reveals some expected and quite unexpected facts. For instance, we learned that Palin’s dislike of Washington D.C. “elites” is mutual. CBS News reports that the poll indicates that well-to-do “Washingtonians are far less likely than the general American public to believe Sarah Palin is qualified to be president – and an overwhelming majority of them believe the former Alaska governor is actually a negative influence on U.S. politics as a whole.” Politico conducted its poll between December 3rd and 8th and defined “D.C. elites” as people who live in the D.C. metropolitan area, earn more than $ 75,000.00 per year, are involved somehow in politics or policy making and have one or more college degrees. (By the way, it is interesting to note that, but for living in D.C., Palin herself would qualify as an elite. Ouch, that’s gonna leave a mark on the Queen of Quit). Not surprisingly, only 11% of D.C. elites believe Palin is qualified to be President. Indeed, a whopping 86% of those folks thought Palin specifically unqualified to be President. Additionally, 79% of D.C. elites believe Sarah Palin is a “a negative influence in national politics”. These results were predictable in light of Palin’s much-ballyhooed “War on Elites”.
What was quite unexpected however, and quite damaging to Palin, was that the poll revealed that only 23% of “non-D.C. elites” believe she is qualified to be President. More damaging yet, is the revelation that 64% of “non-D.C. elites” think that Palin is specifically unqualified for that office. Furthermore, 50% of “non-D.C. elites” believe Palin is “a negative influence in national politics”.
So, what have we learned? The lesson is that “elites” believe that Sarah Palin is unqualified to be President and so doesn’t virtually everybody else also, too. Accordingly, the next time you watch Fox News and hear how everybody loves Palin, simply remind yourself that time and again, unbiased polls reveal exactly the opposite. Nobody really wants Sarah Palin in higher office. Do not let the Fox News echo-chamber lead you to believe otherwise.
In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune (if you are from Mars) and to have more fun singing along with today’s Holiday Season inspired song parody.
Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLf0DDt3Xiw
SARAH THE RED STATE BIMBO
(sung to the theme of “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”)
You know Paris and Lindsay and Charo and Britney
Nicole, Ivana and Jessica Simpson
But do you recall the most famous bimbo of all?
Sarah the Red State bimbo
Had a very strange hairstyle
And she had a way of speaking
That reminded one of Gomer Pyle
All of the other guv’nors
Used to laugh and call her names
Because her stupid glasses
Were all lens but had no frames
Then one balmy summer day
John McCain enquired
Sarah, you’re so “mavericky”
Won’t you please be my V.P.?
Then all the dumb red staters
Wondered who the hell was she
They never heard of Palin
The Alaskan hillbilly
Sarah the red state bimbo
Dressed like a flight attendant ‘ho
And she told lies so often
We could all watch her nose grow
All of the other bimbos
Used to laugh and call her names
They all knew Sarah Palin
Was a gal that had no brains
Then one balmy July day
They heard Sarah say,
“I won’t give up without a fight”,
“Unless I quit my job tonight”
Then how right-wingers loved her
As they shouted out with glee
“Sarah, the red state bimbo”
“you’ll go down in history”