Friday, September 26, 2008

Double Yikes



..... confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

* If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."
* Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, a quintessential American story.
* If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
* Name your kids Willow , Trig and Track, you're a maverick.
* Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.
* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district
with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and
Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as
the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.
* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters,
all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.
* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the
heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
* If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.
* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America 's.
* If you're husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated
the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing, isn't she?! The only candidate with less foreign policy experience is Obama!
Oh wait, they sent him on his recent European and Middle East adventure to thoroughly prepare him for the Presidency.

James W. Hall said...

Uh, I guess being a senator on the Foreign Relations Committee counts for nothing-- Here's a list of his official travel for that role.

More travel than Clinton or Reagan or W. had before becoming Prez.

2005
Moscow
Kiev
Baku
Azerbaijan

2006
Qatar
Kuwait
Iraq
Jordan
Israel
South Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya
Djibouti
Chad

And then he grew up in Hawaii--and from there you can almost see China.

Anonymous said...

Censorship sucks, especially in America!
Gotta give ya one thing...you can sure write a mean book despite your politics!!

James W. Hall said...

Dr. Hall says---increase your meds and check back with me in five years.

Dean said...

I tend to wonder what things will be like in 5 years. No matter WHO is in the top seat. Meds or no meds. No offense. Voting for a change doesn't make the cure. But it would definitely be a change. Just having GW & shotgun Cheney gone ... is a change. For better or worse. Of course, I'm probably coinsidered UN-american. I'd vote for HRPerot if he were (still) running.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute Dean...you might want to consider 'writing in' James W. Hall for Prez.
It's rumored he's giving up writing novels and turning to politics for a livelyhood after he retires from Florida International U.
With Thorn as his V.P. he can't miss!!

Dean said...

HA! No doubt. I'd vote for Jim faster than the other two choices.

James W. Hall said...

I accept your nomination. But it's spelled: livelihood. And it's a lot less lively today than it was yesterday.