Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Not My Words...

I didn't write today's blog entry; I'm not sure who the actual author is, but I wish I could give him or her credit. Several people forwarded it to me and it was just too good not to share....so here it goes...

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight...

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different." 
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers and you are the quintessential American story. 

If your name is Barack, you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim. 
Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track and you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard Law School and you are unstable. 
Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating and you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer, become the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a constitutional law professor, spend 8 years as a state senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chair of the state senate's health and human services committee, spend 4 years in the US Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs Committees, you don't have any real leadership experience. 
If your resume consists of: local weather girl/sports caster, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 daughters, all within Protestant churches, you are not a real Christian. 
If you cheat on your wife with a rich heiress and leave this wife to marry the heiress the following month, you're a Christian. 

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society. 
If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teenage daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible. 

If your wife is a Harvard educated lawyer who gave up her position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's. 
If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude" and has a DUI conviction and no college education and didn't register to vote until the age of 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable. 

Ok...much clearer now...


Anonymous said...

That is a ridiculous write up. You should stick to writing your own stuff. Stupid comparisons. Let your audience know that Obama logged only 143 working days in the senate before he decided he was ready to be commander in chief, leader of the free world.

Anonymous said...

Obama was sworn in as a senator in January of '05. How do you get 143days? Perhaps it is one of the countless shameful LIES that the McCain campaign has sold you? He loves to bend the truth more than any politician I have ever seen. That senate term was after 8 years in the Illiniois state legislature, and another 8 as a constitutional law professor at one of the best state universities in the country.

If we hired the most experienced man for the job, it would be Cheney or Rumsfeld. Do you want them? Yeah, I thought so.

They are not stupid comparisons. They are actual truths. Too bad the Republican mainstream like you falls for the lies.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that last comment was aimed at the first anonymous, obviously not at Laurie.