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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Uh, Caribou Barbie, Thanks but No Thanks

I'm trying very hard to not get too partisan on this here music blog; the Puppet Show and I never have any trouble at all finding common ground and sometimes agreeing to disagree when we are at odds. We're both generally uber-rational and only get more so when things get feisty, but I have to beg your indulgence here for a second while do some partisan romping. Regular programming will return in just a bit, I promise.

Actually I was fuming and fussing in my head for most of the day over "Caribou Barbie's" speech last night. I do give her kudos for making a hell of an impression on people! She gave a great performance. And I feel she will win many over. And in the interest of full disclosure I'm not much of a Democrat, honestly (Not to say I'm a Republican either, don't believe that for a second!) I do support Obama this time around out of desperation to stop what I see as some kind of death spiral in my country's political arena.

Now, before you go about crucifying me, yes, I agree, it is SO WRONG to criticize Sarah Palin for being a woman. And any comment about her family or her maternal duties are off limits, I agree. But I think it is fair to admit that she was chosen, in part because of her gender. So let's agree on that and enjoy the music.

Honestly, I was gonna leave Sarah alone today on the blog. But I had this song in my head all day and knew I'd find it on YouTube. Well, I found this instead, and it's oh so much better:


and just because I can't be subtle!

Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Robert Cray Strong Persuader ..... buy it

Crazy Woman Magic Slim and The Teardrops Black Tornado ..... buy it

Pipeline Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble Real Deal: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ..... buy it

7 comments:

Puppet Show said...

so ya I'd do her... your point is, so would other world leaders... she could look like Thatcher

a Tart said...

Hey, I never said I wouldn't DO her! I just think she's dangerous in a position of leadership, other positions are fine by me! hehehehe

Drunk Country said...

like, ewwww.

is it true that i heard she, at one enlightened point in her career, walked into a library & asked 'how do I ban books?'.

even if it's not true, seems like a policy filler to me she'd dozily sequester.

a Tart said...

DC! Aw, thanks for stopping by :) Yes, it's apparently true, at least according to Time Magazine,which reports that;

[Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. "She asked the library how she could go about banning books," he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. "The librarian was aghast." That woman, Mary Ellen Baker, couldn't be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor.]

Eeeek, eh!?

a Tart said...

source here
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1837918,00.html

Drunk Country said...

Cheers Tart.

I had a discussion in the office today about the lovely Palin & most of us Brits have no real comprehension of the threat this nutbag poses should she ever get into office. All it takes is the cancer fairy re-visiting the McCain household & *poof*, Stepford President.

a Tart said...

well, I fear it's not exactly Stepford as much as Pitbull President. She's taken under his wing all to closely and quickly and the similarities in personality and trajectory are not coincidence. Thatcher was maybe a puppy dog next to what Palin could turn into given enough power and keys to the kingdom. Never trust a religious zealot to hold political power in their grasp, have we not learned that one yet folks?