Monday, September 15, 2008

the awesomest awesome that ever awesomed. seriously.

Tina Fey is dead on, and her funniest moment comes during an impromptu gun cocking. This skit hits all of the major issues -- the fact that they are ideological opposites so Palin should stop riding the coattails of Hilary's feminist breakthrough (because Palin is so far from being a feminist it's frightening); the fact that Palin doesn't know what the Bush Doctrine is (and most people don't, but she should); the oversimplified Palin comment that anyone can be president if they just want it enough; that crying "sexism" is irrelevant if the media is asking questions about her credentials and experience; that Palin was the mayor of Alaska's meth capitol; and the ridiculous notion that seeing Russia from her background makes Palin an expert in international diplomacy.

But let's not forget Amy Poehler's amazing portrayal of the "boner-shrinking" Hilary. "I invite the media to grow a pair, and if you can't, I will lend you mine." SNL has really gotten off track these past few years -- I didn't laugh at any of the other sketches during the night -- but this one is beyond brilliant.

But really, guys. Let's stop glorifying the Republican's celebrity (a completely hypocritical turn of events considering the Republicans were slandering Obama for being a celebrity). Let's start talking about the issues. Let's try and teach people not to be one-topic voters (abortion is the number one reason why people choose one party over the other, regardless of social security, international affairs, war, education, and a hundred other things more important). Let's make it less about what they wear or how they speak. Let's make this election about what they say and what they plan to do. Elections should not be entertainment. They should not be "easy to understand." I want the leader of my nation to be smarter than me. (The president should be in the top 2% in the nation, not in the top 70%.) I want the next president to bring change (and not fake keep-everything-the-same change). I want the leader of the free world to believe in true freedom, not selective freedom. So stop with the "lipstick on a pig" commentary. Stop with photoshopping Palin in a bikini and the VPILF website. Make it about the issues.

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