This post was originally posted at FRS FreeStatesPlus on Blogger, December, 2011
I don't want to sound like a preacher because I'm completely unqualified to be one, which doesn't stop a lot of other people from preaching by the way. But it stops me from doing it, so one up for me but having said that I do like offering my views on everyday life. And when I see hypocrisy I like to jump on it, like an obese person at a free all you can eat buffet.
But Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann represent what happens when we as people put style over substance and give people attention, responsibility and allow them to run for public office because we like them, we think they are cool, (oh I'm sorry awesome) or they have a great sense of humor deliver a lot of great humor intentionally and unintentionally and I can give you a long list of people in both parties. So long that we would have to tear down almost every tree in the country, or at least in the Northwest to have enough paper to finish this list. But since this is about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann I'll start there and if I need more paper, I'll chop down a tree or save myself some time and buy some paper.
Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachamnn aren't political stars because of their great depth and intelligence on anything. Because they don't have any great depth or intelligence about anything. Sarah Palin didn't even know the role and responsibilities of the office she was running for back in 2008 when John McCain nominated here for Vice President. (Hint, hint pretty big clue there) Kinda like when you have a hot stove and instead of putting your hand on the hot stove to decide if its hot or not, you already know that its hot because you feel the hot air from it.
Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are popular at least amongst the Far-Right in the Republican Party and outside of the party (at least amongst the Far-Right that doesn't see women as property), because they're likable, funny, attractive. And yes to use a word I try not to overuse, except when I'm impersonating valley people, awesome or at least considered awesome. Sarah Palin is famous because John McCain was scared to death about losing the presidential election in 2008.
Because Senator McCain was the Republican Leader replacing George W. Bush and had to have a running mate that the Republican Party would love and could appeal to the Far-Right and they either knew about Sarah Palin going in about how unqualified she was for any high Federal office. And figured they would try to teach her in the McCain Administration or perhaps nominate someone else for Vice President in 2012. Sorta how George H.W. Bush felt about then Senator Dan Quale in 1988. Or didn't do their homework about Palin at all and believed she was worth the risk. It was the ultimate riverboat gamble that blew up in their face, but they were probably going to lose anyway. Thats why Sarah Palin is famous in America and makes for great TV because she is very entertaining and attractive. Just not cut out for public office.
Michelle Bachman is famous because she's the first mental patient to ever get elected to Congress, House or Senate and is very provocative, funny (sometimes intentional a lot of times not) and very attractive so she shows up well on TV and in public. But knows very little to anything about anything she's talking about and has a habit of attacking people based on quotes that were given to her. But then when's she's asked about where she got her info, she doesn't know because she didn't actually the read the info herself. Which is what happened when she got on Rick Perry about health care back in a Republican debate in September when GOV. Perry was the frontrunner.
Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann aren't famous and popular with their bases because of their intellect or depth on any on the important issues that we face as a country, but because they both make for great "reality TV" and both represent the dumbing down of American politics.