Those of you who have been subject to my tweets and other social network posts know that I’ve suddenly become a bit more energized about this campaign. Sadly, it’s not so much because I’ve suddenly seen the Obama light.  Quite the contrary – I STILL have trouble being inspired (though more so than in the past).

It’s largely due to McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate.  I haven’t been that disappointed, bewildered, and downright puzzled by a politician’s choice in quite some time.  Despite some of the talk, I didn’t think that McCain would actually pick someone more extreme than himself.  Him being a “Maverick” and all, I truly thought he’d go with a more progressive pick.

I’ve got a lot to say on that subject (as anyone within earshot can attest) – and I hope to actually begin posting here again. About that and so many other things about this damn campaign.  In the meantime, here’s yet another look at the Republican spin machine wrapped in a beautiful, laugh-a-minute package. Evidence that the StraightTalk Express is truly dead.  (Thanks, M, for sharing it!)

  • If you grow up in Hawaii, you’re “exotic.” Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you’re the quintessential “American story.”
  • Black teen pregnancies? A “crisis” in black America. White teen pregnancies? A “blessed event.”
  • If you’re a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual, you’re “reckless.” A Republican who doesn’t fully vet is a “maverick.”
  • And, finally, if you’re a man and you decide to run for office despite your wife’s recurrence of cancer, you’re a “questionable spouse.” If you’re a woman and you decide to run for office despite having five kids including a newborn (with special needs no less)… Well, we don’t know what that is ‘cause THAT’S NOT A FAIR QUESTION TO ASK.

Now it’s off to get some dinner before sitting myself down for less double talk than the McCain/Palins are throwing out: tonight is The Hills.