Friday, September 05, 2008

Scarier and scarier

Did I tell you guys about my FEMALE coworker who insisted that she'd never vote for a woman president because "women are too emotional!"? Yeah--despite her science degree and all her smarts, she's obviously a tool of the patriarchy, helping to keep men in power and women in the kitchen. Oh well.

So the other day, Faux News is on in the work cafeteria (of course). This same coworker says, "You know, I said I'd never vote for a woman, but this Palin lady is really great! She's tough and smart, and I like her!"

My head almost exploded.

So I said, "Um--she has no real experience. She knows nothing about global politics. She's anti-choice, pro-death penalty, pro-guns, and pro-big oil and big bidness. She's terrible!"

My coworker, who's a staunch repug: "Well, I like her. She is the thing that will save McCain's campaign!"

My head exploded.

22 comments:

kirby said...

I didn't know you worked with my sister-in-law. Small world, isn't it?

Seriously, I'm curious to know if your co-worker's married, and if her views were a bit different before she married. My SIL was a left leaning college grad, and worked her way up to vice president of a mostly male company that she loved. Then she married a guy and started attending a mega church with him. Now they hold Republican fundraisers in their home and she voted for Bush twice. I have a feeling she might share your co-worker's feelings about Palin.

Sorghum Crow said...

That is beyond scary. Of course, I was never fooled by the rah-rah cheerleader types

If McCain is elected I may move to Canada and work in the oil sands.

Randal Graves said...

And no matter how much hard, documented evidence you present to back up your claim, i.e. the truth, people like this will never change their mind. I've tried it with the wingnuts in my family in 2000 and 2004. Still voted for Chimpy.

vikkitikkitavi said...

If I saw one more Repub woman at the convention gush on tv that she likes Palin "because she's a MOM!" I was gonna vomit, I swear.

enc said...

My head has just exploded.

Please excuse me while I fetch a mop and bucket.

Dad E said...

I could not help thinking how brazingly she lied and distorted her own record and that of Obama's, all with her vacant eyes and pasted on smile.

Anyone that changes their mind for McCain because of her can only be a racist that has found an excuse or has some serious malfunction with reasoning.

phil_in_ny said...

Disgusting!! Reminds me of some fellow bloggers we all once knew who fell into the hype, welcoming Palin with open arms!

Matty Boy said...

I feel like it's a strange experiment testing how bad a ticket you can put up and still be considered a major party. Some people are buying it, to be sure, but I think some of the bigot vote is going to be lost.

At least that's what the numbers look like now, as I will blog tomorrow.

Liberality said...

Take heart. I see this doing the exact opposite on the other side of the fence too. As you may know, I was just a luke warm supporter of Obama. Now I am aggressively telling everyone who will listen that they had better vote for Obama and I even gave him some money which I hadn't done before. So yes, her inclusion on the ticket is forcing undecided to take sides.

CDP said...

I hope your head has been somewhat reassembled. I have a few pro-Palin friends too, and I'll be wearing a helmet in the upcoming weeks.

Matty Boy said...

Tell your co-worker she's a traitor to this country. It's okay with her if Alaska becomes a breakaway republic, and her party views American troops stationed in Alaska as occupying forces.

The Alaskan Independence Party still thinks of her as a member, not a turncoat. She became Republican to get some power, not unlike why Ron Paul, still strongly Libertarian, registered as Republican.

dguzman said...

Kirby--my condolences. Oh man--the megachurch. Wow.

Sorghum--no kidding. I'll join you in Canada.

Randal--that's what makes me insane! You can show them the truth in black and white, and they'll still say "well, whatever! I like McCain!" I've just started saying something like "You're an idiot, aren't you?" and walking away. It accomplishes much the same thing.

Vik--GROSS! Hillary was a mom, too, but for some reason no one got all insane about that! It's these LCD redneck types, voting for "someone like me!" that are getting us into this deep shit.

Enc--no problem. I've got a hose if you need it.

Dad E--you described her to a tee: "vacant eyes and pasted on smile." Perfect. She's so frighteningly vapid.

PiNY--It's horrifying. I'm glad I haven't seen any of my fave blogs supporting this idiot.

Matty Boy--Can't wait to see your mathy poll post. I heard Obama's lead was down to one point. God, I'm afraid.

Lib--me too! I'm telling everyone I know that we'll be fucked even WORSE (if that's possible!) unless Obama is elected.

CDP--barely. At least my hair looks good.

Matty Boy--if I told her that, she'd probably never understand it OR speak to me again. Hey wait...

afeatheradrift said...

I have taken to wrapping my head in saran wrap. Really tight, it tends to at least keep the noggin in one piece, although some of the fluid does ooze down the neck a bit. It's the attire i shall be sporting until after the big Nov. day. I want a civics test for voting!

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

I hope you took out a few fools with the explosion, at any rate.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I still can't believe she's on the ticket.

dguzman said...

FeatherAdrift--no kidding. Or just make it easy: ask "Do you think McCain's a maverick?" Any "yes" answers DON'T get to vote!

dguzman said...

Dguzman--eliminator of the Slappy!

Barbara: I don't think anyone was permanently injured. Sadly.

GKL: Can you imagine how Hillary Clinton feels right now?

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Mauigirl said...

So seriously scary. I've come to the conclusion that half of America is so stupid they don't even care what a candidate stands for if they like them. This is the equivalent of "He's the one I'd like to have a beer with." Ugh...

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that just because some of you redneck women out there can pop out a litter of kids, be a hockey mom, and shoot you some of them darn-digg-daggly guns, it qualifies you to become vice president.
Scarier yet, is that just because some of you rednecks can read and fill in a little box a ballot, it qualifies you to be able to vote.
~ Renata1967

Anonymous said...

I almost forgot - Sarah Palin looks like the real life version of Peggy Hill!!
~ Renata1967