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I know I said was showing a dangerous tendency towards palinization (a word that I’ve invented to mean a horrific obsession with Sarah Palin) and it’s true. I admit it. It’s kind of like rubbernecking on a highway when you see a car accident.

The good news is, I spent last weekend in South Florida visiting mi madre for her birthday. I saw two – count them, two – Obama bumper stickers on cars. One of those cars I actually saw on the road being driven by what looked to be an elderly Jewish man.

Even better than that; I attended a luncheon with ten retired Jewish ladies in their 70’s and 80’s. I promised my mom that I would not get all political on them and stayed quiet on anything topical, didn’t wear my Obama button in plain sight, nothing. Next thing I know, one of them brought up the 20/20 Interview that had been broadcast the night before.

All hell broke loose and the general consensus was that we can’t let McPalin anywhere near Washington, D.C. Yes, they were all registered. Yes, they were all voting. For Obama. Praise the Lord!

This has been a fascinating week, O Best Beloved. The stories come fast and furious. Maureen Dowd’s Op-Ed piece Barbies for War! was genius. Dowd took herself to “Sarahville” and reported back that it’s pretty much what one would expect; a massive Wal-Mart, Obama supporters being called Communists by passing motorists, frightening tracts at the Wasilla Assembly of God church (e.g. The Bait of Satan), Sarah’s former high school principal calling her ‘inexperienced’ and ‘simplistic.’ It is to laugh!

Dowd also spent some time at the Mocha Moose, where Palin apparently fuels up every morning with her favorite drink – a skinny white mocha – now called the Sarah. The Mocha Moose features a 24 hour drive through, 365 days a year. Their website is chock full (o nuts) (couldn’t resist) of bad web design and typos. (This is were we roast are beans daily and offer a home sweet home feeling when you’re drinking your coffee) [sic]

There’s also a section on the Mocha Moose site for Palin Wear – 3 different types of t-shirts (the site claims they are ‘selling like crazy’), bumper stickers (reading Palin Fever) and buttons (Palin Fever – VP 2008 with a red stiletto high heel and Get Moosified – Palin did are my favorites).

The upshot of it all is that Madame Governor has shown herself to be more of a cartoon rather than a real person. Patricia J. Williams in The Nation says it well: Andy Warhol would have loved Sarah Palin. She really is the ultimate soup can . . . What Warhol did with Mao Zedong and Marilyn Monroe is precisely what the Republican Party has done with Sarah Palin.

To paraphrase Doris Day:

Que Sera, Sarah,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
You scare the bejesus out of me.
Que Sera, Sarah,
What will be, will be.
The White House you won’t see.

At least not if it’s up to me.


More posts on Sarah Palin:

Baked Alaska (Ruminations on McPalin)

Welcome to the Palindrome

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This post has 6 comments. Add your own.
Jamie Holts - 19 Sep 08 at 18:58:17

I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

Jamie Holts - 19 Sep 08 at 19:57:55

I finally decided to write a comment on your blog. I just wanted to say good job. I really enjoy reading your posts.

ritu - 20 Sep 08 at 03:03:38

wonderful to read what’s really going on in florida, holly! thanks for sharing…

Holly Cara Price - 20 Sep 08 at 17:14:29

yes, its not nearly as bad as i thought and quite good in fact!

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