This is a very good rant from Philly Daily News writer, Annette John Hall. It was so on point, that I thought I would share it with you field hands.
"Sarah Palin called it right.
With 28 days left until the presidential election, "the heels are on, the gloves are off."
While the other maverick-in-command (or not) was mixing it up in a town hall debate last night, Palin no doubt was touching up her lipstick, reloading for the smear ahead.
Continuing their own announced strategy of distraction, you know, to take our minds off the financial meltdown. Problem is, as much as we'd like to avoid the kitchen-table issues - like the bills piled up on ours - we can't.
Every day, I look at my 10th grader and wonder whether I can ever get the loan we'll need to send her to college. Even if I get it, I almost certainly will have to work longer to make up for the pension that's draining away each day. And let's not even talk about my biggest single investment: my home. What equity?
All issues that women commiserate about and stress about until it literally makes us sick - not that we can afford to get sick. You would think the woman on the ticket - the woman who supposedly understands working families, moms, the woman who governs a state and raises five kids, would be the one insisting on staying on message.
You would think.
Instead, the newly unmuzzled, self-proclaimed pit bull went on a rampage through Florida and left some of her adoring supporters rabid with hate. Barack Obama is different, downright dangerous, pals around with terrorists, she declared with a wink and a smile as she worked the crowd into a frenzy. Even wearing angelic white at one event - Our Lady of Perpetual Fear-Mongering.
'He doesn't see America like you and I see America.'
At one stop, she was even introduced by a uniformed police officer who referred to Obama by his full name - Barack Hussein Obama - emphasizing his middle name to suggest that he's less than American.
So the great new symbol of progress for women has come to this - being used by men to do their dirty work. And enjoying it."
Yep, Sarah's shindigs have been getting a little out of control lately. Memo to black people: If there is a Sarah Palin rally coming to a town near you, it might be a good time to go and visit the in laws. Just a thought.
"He doesn't see America like you and I see America."
Which is exactly why he might get my vote.