Narratives

Below the fold is a comment from reader Dr. Deek, in its entirety.  It was left to this post from Kathy earlier today, and, well, it pretty much speaks for itself.  Does the McCain campaign really want to make this election about narratives?

Now* I understand McCain and Palin

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.”

* If you grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, you’re a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack, you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

* If you name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you’re a maverick.

* If you graduate from Harvard law School, you are unstable.

* If you attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant 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 chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States 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 total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 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 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re not a real Christian.

* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next 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 teen daughter ends up pregnant , you’re very responsible.

* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values don’t represent America’s.

* If you’re husband is nicknamed “First Dude”, with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn’t register to vote until age 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.

2 Responses to “Narratives”

  1. Ricky says:

    If you spend 3 years as a brilliant 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 chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States 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.

  2. Bob says:

    If you grow up in Hawaii (But born in Africa), raised by your grandparents, you’re ‘exotic, different.’ OBAMA

    Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story. PALIN
    “Stupid, no comment.”

    If your name is Barack you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim. OBAMA

    “Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. and your dad was a full-fledged communist spreading the doctrine throughout Nigeria until he finally committed suicide.”

    Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you’re a maverick. PALIN

    “Again, too stupid for comment.”

    Graduate from Harvard law School with a communist mentor and you are unstable. OBAMA

    Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well grounded. PALIN

    “Some folks aren’t privileged enough to have Muslims pay your way through a university.”

    If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, – Do you even know what a “community organizer” is? Ever heard of “positive connotation”? Community Organizing is not working at a retirement home or doing volunteer work; it’s corrupted Chicago politics. – become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new democrat voters (Not everyone should vote, especially with Obama’s influence), spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people who voted absent or present with no opinion, become chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on theForeign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you don’t have any real leadership experience. OBAMA

    If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you’re qualified to become the country’s second highest ranking executive. PALIN

    If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches (while listening to a racist preacher up until RIGHT BEFORE entering the presidential race.) , you’re not a real Christian. OBAMA “And your wife hates America.”

    “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.” – Michelle Obama

    If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian. MCCAIN

    If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including protection from predators and the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society. OBAMA

    “His kids are a little too young to get pregnant, let’s wait a couple years and see what happens.”

    If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex

    education in your state’s school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you’re very responsible. PALIN

    “Didn’t Obama say that Palin’s daughter should consider an abortion?”

    And he also said that Palin should have had an abortion while she was pregnant with her son because he had down syndrome, rather than giving him an equal chance at life. And of course she’s proud to have chosen his life.

    If your wife is a Harvard graduate laywer who gave up a position in a

    prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community,

    then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values don’t represent America’s. OBAMA “Her racist thesis about her hatred of America goes unnoticed.”

    If you’re husband is nicknamed ‘First Dude’, with at least one DWI

    conviction and no college education, who didn’t register to vote until age 25 and

    once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska

    from the USA, your family is extremely admirable. PALIN

    “The church that you attended for twenty years and the preacher that you’ve sat and listened to is an America hater and only now you realize that and quit his church. And that Black Liberation Theology is just another name for Marxism indoctrination. OBAMA”

    “I’m quitting now, this is too easy.”

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