An Old Post Re: New Fox News Correspondent

Dear Reader,

I am feeling lazy tonight. I am drunk on tacos, the room is dark, and it is nearing 4 in the morning. This is a dangerous combination, and without the proper amphetamine substitute, these factors will inevitably lead to sleep. Oh well, time for another cigarette and a random aside.

I have been watching ALOT of Glenn Beck recently, just to get an understanding of the man. Huffington Post is admittedly on my personal blog roll, and they always seem to be trashing GB and his cronies at Fox. I cannot figure it out. They blame FOX’s numbers on  their narrative of fear and socialism, and I agree that there is a total entertainment factor in these principles. But look at the American audience, look at what religion and the Bible belt and the Pat Robertson’s and polarizing assholes of this country have done to our society. If you don’t go to church and have a marriage approved by the church, you aren’t to be trusted. If you don’t let your faith eek into your politics, you betray it. There is a lot going on here, certainly more than just the American celebrity obsessed society infatuated with rumor and entertainment. We have other issues, and they need to be addressed by our new generations of good tax paying, educated citizens of the world.

SO after this pledge to take arms, I ask you to give this old editorial I wrote a gander. I had a few good laughs at what I thought of Sarah Palin, FOX’s latest correspondent and Alaska’s most recent fleeing governor (she also likes to teaparty). Enjoy, and sleep well!

The last couple of weeks of bloodshed are indicative of any final push towards the 2008 presidential elections between Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain, as it is time for them to lay all their cards on the table. I have been watching the presidential and vice-presidential debates with my cronies off-campus, and am trying to educate myself about the candidates by checking online blogs and investigating each of their websites. I’m actually getting rather giddy over voting for the new leader of the free world, and I want to make a somewhat educated decision in November, as I’m sure most people do. Basically, I’m not claiming to be any kind of political analyst, but this is America and I got my two cents to toss around.

I didn’t know much about Sarah Palin when Mr. McCain selected her as his vice-presidential candidate, and a week ago if you asked me about her I would’ve been able to tell you she said something not so coherent during a Katie Couric interview and was getting slammed by SNL (video is hilarious; try to find the one with the split screen comparison). As a democrat this was all good and fun, but I did want to get to know more about her beliefs and policies. I mean she did say she was going to work hard for Joe 6 pack, so maybe for Mike 12 pack she would work that much harder.

I know she was selected for political reasons, and the GOP wanted some one who people could easily relate with. She’s a hard working mom, small town resident, doesn’t have a lot of ties to Washington and she is committed to family values. I mean a great deal of Americans can relate to these criteria, and you could see how most people, upon first glance, could make her their flag-bearer.

But my friends be weary, initial impressions and quick Wikipedia glance over’s will not suffice for getting to know the real Sarah Palin. First of all, she has openly stated the Iraq war was “a task from God” and that it fits into “God’s plan.” I’m not writing this article to bash her religious views, but quite frankly this is a dangerous mindset. Aren’t the extremists who we are going after claiming the same type of thing? I don’t want a potential commander in chief getting into a conflict and reassuring me this is “God’s plan,” and if I pray enough none of our soldiers will get harmed.

Did you know she is one of the most far right when it comes to the abortion issue, but at the same time she is for the death penalty? She talks about promoting a culture of life but supports a practice that has the potential to kill innocent Americans for crimes they hadn’t committed. I don’t really care if your pro-life or pro-death, but I ask that if you go to one side all the way, make sure you include all the relevant issues.

And this takes me to quite possibly the most outrageous thing I have learned about Sarah Palin. Over the past years, Palin has associated herself with the Alaska Independence Party (AIP), an organization based on the movement for Alaska to become a separate entity from the United States. She even spoke at their annual convention this year. Are you serious? She supports a secessionist group of Wild Bill Coyotes who want to be “self-sufficient” by hunting moose and removing their ties of the greatest democracy in the world?  I could understand how Alaskans might be jealous since they didn’t get a go with the rest of us during the Civil War, but honestly.

The more I read the more outrageous it gets, and the more scared I become that this lady could one day lead our country. I quote Matt Damon in that it would be like “a really bad Disney movie” if she got elected, however I think it wouldn’t end with finding Nemo but finding ourselves in some serious trouble, at home and abroad. Sarah can take Alaska over a Secessionist Bridge and she can keep her eyes locked on Vlad P, but this lady should really only be in Washington, D.C. as a tourist on vacation.


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