She said "nucular." Twice.My notes:
I realized three things tonight. For one, if you are a McCain/Palin/Bush voter, you and I do not have a difference of opinion. We have a difference in brain power. Two, she really is as ignorant as I feared. And, three, she really is kinda hot. Basically, I want to have sex with her on my Barack Obama sheets while my wife reads aloud from the Constitution. (My wife is cool with this if I promise to "first wipe off Palin's tranny makeup." I married well.)
Now, I want to be clear and speak directly to those of you who LOVED that Palin interview. You're an idiot. I mean that. This is not one of those cases where we're going to agree to disagree. This isn't one of those situations where we debate it passionately and then walk away thinking that the other guy is wrong but argued well. I'm not going to think of you as a thoughtful but misguided person with different ideas who still really cares about the country and the world. No, sorry, not this time. This time, if you watched those interview excerpts and weren't scared out of your freakin' mind, then you're mentally ill, mentally disabled, or mentally disturbed. What you are NOT is responsible, informed, curious, thoughtful, mature, educated, empathetic, or remotely serious. I mean it.
But I like to think that anyone can change.
Stop voting for people you want to have a beer with. Stop voting for folksy. Stop voting for people who remind you of your neighbor. Stop voting for the ideologically intransigent, the staggeringly ignorant, and the blazingly incompetent.
Vote for someone smarter than you. Vote for someone who inspires you. Vote for someone who has not only traveled the world but who has also shown a deep understanding and compassion for it. The stakes are real and they're terrifyingly high. This election matters. It matters. It really matters. Let me say that one more time. This. Really. Matters.
- What brain power does a person have if all his arguments can be summed with a "you're stupid" to his counter-party? It doesn't matter how fluent and eloquently you put it - all he said was, we're smart - you're stupid.
- Classy sexual references. No need for a call of sexism, just ass hole would suffice.
- I suppose some will say "it's all in sarcasm, in humor". If your preference for "humor" is calling other people stupid, then perhaps you should switch the channel from "ouch my balls" for a while. It's at the same level as "you're gay" remarks.
- Let the hate pour out - a dude criticizing a VP nominee for "tranny makeup". First "she's hot", then she's a transsexual for him. Anyone wants to criticize some democrat female politicians that way? See how that flies...
Michael Seitzman wrote North Country, the critically acclaimed drama starring Charlize Theron, and based on the bookClass Action, by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler. He recently adapted Mary Doria Russel's sci-fi classic The Sparrow to star Brad Pitt, as well as Robert Ludlum's The Chancellor Manuscript with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Next is an adaptation of Brandt Goldstein's book Storming the Court which Seitzman is also directing. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.Michael, if this election truly matters so much as you put it, try to point out to real items next time instead of "she's ignorant" and "you're stupid for supporting her".