Saturday, October 21st 2017

The Obama-Palin paradox (guest starring, McCain)

- forwarded by Anne in San Francisco on Sept. 24, 2008:

“My friend Kathryn sent me the following, which I thought was amusing.”

I’m a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight…..

*If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you’re
exotic, different.”
* Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
* Name your kids Willow , Trig and Track, and you’re a maverick.

* Graduate from Harvard Law School and you are unstable.
* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well-grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer; become the
first black President of the Harvard Law Review; create a voter
registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters; spend 12 years
as a Constitutional Law professor; spend 8 years as a State Senator
representing a district with over 750,000 people; become chairman of
the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee; spend 4 years
in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people,
while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs,
Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees . . . you
don’t have any real leadership experience.
* If your total resume is: local weather girl; 4 years on the city
council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000
people; 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people; then you’re qualified to become the country’s second-highest ranking
executive, and next-in-line to succeed a man in his eighth decade.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while
raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re
not a real Christian.
* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and then
left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a true Christian.

* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including
the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
* If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no
other option in sex education in your state’s school system, while
your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you’re very responsible.

*If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in
a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city
community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values
don’t represent America’s.
*
If you’re husband is nicknamed “First Dude”, with at least one DWI
conviction and no college education, who didn’t register to vote until
age 25, and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession
of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now!!!!!