Tuesday, September 09, 2008

WHY I DON'T LIKE SARAH PALIN - It's Not as Obvious as You Think

Actually, It May Be Fairly Obvious

Anyone who's knows me or has read this blog in the past could probably guess that I would be no fan of Sarah Palin, but the main reason I don't like her is supposedly her biggest draw - she reminds me of people I know.

In my time in the U.S., I worked with many different Sarah Palins, and they are insufferable. This is not a woman thing. Of the two people I'm specifically remembering for being especially Palinesque, one was a man. I don't need to know any more about Sarah Palin to know she's just like these people.

Here's their calling card:
- They would complain if you listend to music at work, but have not problem cranking Christian radio. And let me tell you, Christian radio is bad.
- They're total hypocrites (I know, it's shocking). They talk about their Christian values in one moment, then make an off color joke the next. Johnada is no saint, but he's never pretended to be one (except that one time he played a priest Off Broadway).
- They assume you want to hear about their wonderful experience at church last week.
- They love Larry the Cable Guy. (I've got twenty dollars that says the Palins own at least two of his CDs.
- They smell funny.

I admit this is totally superficial, but the way the polls are going, that seems to be how Americans decide to vote.

(Thanks to Beaverboosh for inspiring me to write this.)


Anonymous said...

Hey you there Canada corrrespondant,

Sorry I'm completely off topic, but ... is there a song about canada that's close to being considered as the unofficial national anthem? Some kind of equivalent to "Born in the USA"? That's for my English-learning students. I'm teaching Commonwealth and varieties of English this month. Any advice?

Thank you!


Syracusian Ready to Cross the Border said...

i agree with all your statements on why not to like her....but you know why else I don't like her:
1) she wears lipstick
2) she wants to shoot wolves from planes

Zhu said...

As much as I respect religion, religious people etc. I hate when they try to shove their wisdom and beliefs down my throat. Enough said.

littlemass said...

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' License plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper Sticker, And the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, Naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car."


beaverboosh said...

Dude, great to have you back! Thank brotherhood you are not into stereotyping... I am always having to defend Americans because most Europeans have a singular view of what an American is and it aint pretty!

Johnada said...

Anonymous - see my email to you.

SRCB - Shooting wolves from planes is just good sportin'

Zhu - agreed

Littlemass - Great story!

BB - Europeans with a singular view of Americans? I don't believe it.

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