RNC: Sarah Palin, Hockey Mom/Pit Bull
Boy, and I thought the DNC had epic entertainment value! Then John McCain picked a self-described "hockey mom" for his running mate, and all hell broke loose. GOP Vice Presidential Nominee-in-Waiting Sarah Palin gave a speech last night at St. Paul's Republican National Convention, and had the party faithful in a frenzy. When she joked that the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom was "lipstick," I think most people recognized immediately that she was both.
As I indicated recently, I don't believe fundamental change is on the political agenda of either party; we are just going to get more of the same.. or worse. But I am truly entertained by this year's campaign. And though there's nothing to indicate that Palin is a "Mommie Dearest," she took on the ol' boys in a manner that reminded me of a classic scene in that film: after her husband, Pepsi Cola CEO Alfred Steele, passes away, Joan Crawford (played by Faye Dunaway) tells the Board of Directors: "Don't fuck with me fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo."
Anyway... more popcorn moments tonight, I suspect.