Thursday, September 11, 2008

the Cipher Speaks tonight

I am ready to hear what the Human Rorschach test (or cipher)* says tonight. I don't think Gibson is up to the task and I think we will get nothing real from her (not her fault- just the way the game is played).

By the way, my feelings about Palin echo those of Mark DeMoss, former chief of staff to Jerry Falwell and quoted by many the past 2 weeks.
“Too many evangelicals and religious conservative are too preoccupied with values and faith and pay no attention to competence. We don’t apply this approach to anything else in life, including choosing a pastor.” Imagine, he said, if a church was searching for a pastor and the leadership was brought a candidate with great values but little experience. “They’ve been a pastor for two years at a church with 150 people but he shares our values, so we hired him to be pastor of our 5,000 person church? It wouldn’t happen! We don’t say, ‘He shares our values, so let’s hire him.’ That’s absurd. Yet we apply that to choosing presidents. It blows my mind.”
*she is a cipher because we don't know who she is. We know people say who she is. Each person has decided on who she is based upon their own pre-judgements, but they don't know who she really is. To some.. she is Hockey Mom, to others she is Machiavelli in lipstick. I wish we could find out tonight. Hopefully in the next 2 months we will find out a little about the real politician, so people can make informed decisions instead of these Identity Politics decisions based upon nothing real (yes, I think it is irresponsible to decide to vote for McCain based upon her. Vote for McCain based upon McCain or feelings about Obama. But, you don't know her. Wait. Be patient. She may be worth it, but you don't know yet.)

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