Sunday, October 5, 2008

Three Beautiful Things 10/04/08: Sausage Mix, No on Palin, Refreshing Rain

1. Sometimes a bit of happiness comes from a couple of chopped up link sausages fried with potatoes and scrambled eggs poured into a warmed flour tortilla, covered with melted sharp cheddar cheese.

2. I can't do this all the time, but today I devoted hours to national blogs reading more about the election, about the candidates. I admit it. I succumbed to Palinmania, except I came out of it admiring her less and less; I find her more and more dispiriting. It's difficult for me to write this. I recognize Sarah Palin as a fellow small town, North Idaho born, former North Idaho College student. In ways, at first blush, she reminds me of girls from Kellogg I like a lot. But underneath that first blush of charm is her small town bred insecurity and feeling of inferiority (I relate to this) which she masks with bravado and her forced folksiness. I find her ugly. She resents intelligence, she's petty, defensive, and vengeful, lacks compassion while mouthing words of compassion, and tries to make verbal and flirty bullshit cover her lack of knowledge and curiosity. I'd love to be able to support her and I tried. I can't.

3. Pounding rain refreshed the air and helped green up the brown of our lawn.

6 comments:

Dogwalkmusings said...

Thanks for posting your views on Sarah Palin. I'm from a small town in Pennsylvania and I too can identify with the type. But I think for myself and it's easy to see through the hype. Great post.

Silver Valley Girl said...

From the moment she hit the scene, she scared me, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what bothered me. You have helped me focus in on the points that bother me. Thank you.

Dean said...

We are being bombarded by Sarah Palin inquiries. When she was at the college she was invisible, I guess. Even one of her instructors, Tim Pilgrim, contacted me asking if I remembered her. Tim could not remember her at all. I could not see our country being led by that woman, even as second in command. I was undecided on who I would vote for before the VP pick. Now I have someone to vote aginst.

JBelle said...

Amazing. You are brutally honest about GSP without being mean or hateful. Really appreciated your take. Thing about you is that you don't have many fears that you tuck around in odd places.

MGM said...

Haven't had much time for blog reading these days. I feel compelled to ask you in response to this post, however, if there might be some things that would scare you about Obama? Personally, he scares the SHIT out of me. A million times more than Palin.

Nita Jo said...

Loved your words on Palin. It helped me put my finger on what it was that bugged me about her. I just couldn't vote for her... she's not a person I could see as President. I don't know what it was that McCain saw.

I could use a bite of your #1 bit of happiness. Sounds delicious!