Monday, October 27, 2008

What if? Some things to ponder.

This comes courtesy of my friend Manya. Try to stay with it until the end even if you're bored by this kind of stuff. I've had to retype it out as the cut and paste got screwed up due to bizarre formatting.
So indulge me.
Obama / Biden vs McCain/Palin,
What if things were switched around?
Would the county's collective view be different?
Ponder the following:
  • What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage mother?
  • What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
  • What if Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
  • What if McCain only married once and Obama was the divorcee?
  • What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe car accident left her disfigured?
  • What if Obama met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while still married?
  • What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
  • What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
  • What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? ("The Keating Five" were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s-early 1990's)
  • What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
  • What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing planes (7 )?
  • What if Obama was the one to display publicly on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?
  • What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer distribution?
If the Obamas had the McCain's background and vice-versa, how do you think Fox News would play it?
The Right Wing in American politics would love Obama to be their candidate.
They would tear apart a Democrat with the sort of "problematic details" inherent in their own ticket.
Lets look at the Educational background of the candidates shall we?
Barack Obama
  • Columbia University- BA, Political Science with a Specialisation in International Relations.
  • Harvard- Juris Doctor (JD) Cum Laude
Joseph Biden
  • University of Deleware- BA, History and Political Science
  • Syracuse University College of Law- Juris Doctor ( JD)
John McCain
  • United States Navy Academy- Class Rank : 894 0f 899
Sarah Palin
  • Hawaii Pacific University- 1 semester
  • North Idaho College- 2 semesters- General Studies
  • University of Idaho- 2 semesters- Journalism
  • Matanuska-Susitna College- 1 semester
  • University of Idaho- 3 semesters- BA Journalism.
It's true education isn't everything, but this is for the two highest offices in the land.
If the candidates were magically reversed in background and education would it be even close??
Why are white people so scared?
It's your call.
Make your vote count my American friends.....the rest of the world is counting on you.
Love to all


Anonymous said...

Rarely short of words, I've been pondering this for some time and the best I can come up with is: Does ANYONE really take Fox seriously?


Anonymous said...

This is an edited transcript of Saturday's conversation between Sarah Palin and comedian Marc-Antoine Audette of Montreal radio station CKOI, posing as Nicolas Sarkozy.

SP: This is Sarah ...

MAA: This is Nicolas Sarkozy speaking, how are you?

SP: Oh, so good. It's so good to hear you. Thank you for calling us.

MAA: Oh, it's a pleasure.

SP: Thank you sir, we have such great respect for you, John McCain and I. We love you! And thank you for taking a few minutes to talk to me.

MAA: I follow your campaigns closely with my special American adviser Johnny Hallyday [a French singer], you know?

SP: Yes! Good ...

MAA: You know I see you as a president one day, you too.

SP: Maybe in eight years.

MAA: Well, I hope for you. You know, we have a lot in common because personally one of my favourite activities is to hunt, too.

SP: Oh, very good. We should go hunting together.

MAA: Exactly, we could go try hunting by helicopter like you did. I never did that. Like we say in French, on pourrait tuer des bébés phoques, aussi [we could kill baby seals, too].

SP: Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together as we're getting work done. We can kill two birds with one stone that way.

MAA: I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun. I'd really love to go, as long as we don't bring Vice-President Cheney.

SP: No, I'll be a careful shot, yes.

MAA: Yes, you know we have a lot in common also, except that from my house I can see Belgium. That's kind of less interesting than you.

SP: Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes.

MAA: Some people said in the last days, and I thought that was mean, that you weren't experienced enough in foreign relations and you know that's completely false. That's the thing that I said to my great friend, the prime minister of Canada, Stef Carse [a Canadian singer].

SP: Well, he's doing fine, too, and yeah, when you come into a position underestimated it gives you an opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder.

MAA: I was wondering because you are so next to him, one of my good friends also, the prime minister of Quebec, Mr Richard Z Sirois [a Canadian comedian], have you met him recently? Did he come to one of your rallies?

SP: I haven't seen him at one of the rallies but it's been great working with the Canadian officials in my role as governor . . . You know, I look forward to working with you and getting to meet you personally and your beautiful wife. Oh my goodness, you've added a lot of energy to your country with that beautiful family of yours.

MAA: Thank you very much. You know my wife Carla would love to meet you . . . even though she was a bit jealous that I was supposed to speak to you today.

SP: Well, give her a big hug from me.

MAA: You know my wife is a popular singer and a former top model and she's so hot in bed. She even wrote a song for you.

SP: Oh my goodness, I didn't know that.

MAA: Yes, in French it's called De Rouge à Lèvre sur un Cochon [Lipstick on a Pig], or if you prefer in English, Joe the Plumber [sings] it's his life . . . I don't quite understand the phenomenon Joe the Plumber. That's not your husband, right?

SP: That's not my husband but he's a normal American who just works hard and doesn't want the government to take his money.

MAA: Yes, yes, I understand we have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France. It's called Marcel, the guy with bread under his armpit.

SP: Right, that's what it's all about, the middle class and government needing to work for them. You're a very good example for us here ...

MAA: I must say Governor Palin, I love the documentary they made on your life. You know Hustler's Nailin' Paylin?

SP: Oh, good, thank you, yes.

MAA: That was really edgy.

SP: Well, good.

MAA: I really loved you and I must say something also, governor, you've been pranked by the Masked Avengers. We are two comedians from Montreal.

SP: Oh, have we been pranked? And what radio station is this?

MAA: CKOI in Montreal.

SP: In Montreal? Tell me the radio station call letters.

MAA: CK ... hello?

Can anyone really take Sarah Palin seriously after this?