PALIN’S NON-READING LIST
I see. Only the elite read these days. The rest of America, the real America that she and Todd and Track and Truck belong to, they’re too busy attending hockey practice and trussing their day’s kill for the evening’s supper. Who has the luxury to actually read? No wonder she wanted to ban certain books from the library—heck, just close the library so we don’t breed more elitist readers!
To be fair, Palin did claim when pressed by Couric for specifics that she read everything that was put in front of her. Which makes her a passive reader at best, perhaps being “forced” by colleagues in the Governor’s office to read anything from a budget analysis to the local diner’s take-out menu. Surely, nothing elitist or Washington-y, like politics or national issues.
The Palin we saw at the debate wasn’t genuine, either. She reminded me of one of those nicely nicely ladies who frequent church picnics. One minute they’re leading the group in saying grace before the meal, the next minute they’re sneaking off behind the azaleas for some nookie with their neighbor’s husband. I don’t trust her. Her attempt to dodge the Troopergate investigation is a perfect example. I’m not convinced there’s all that much to this case except perhaps the actions of a protective sister. But if she’s got nothing to hide, why obfuscate? The Clintons were subjected to the most public, invasive and expensive reign of terror in political history. But the truth willed out: No, Hilary didn’t do anything wrong in Whitewater. Yes, Clinton sort of had sex with that woman.
No, I don’t trust the Hockey Mom from Main Street Wasilla. She’s not at all like me. And besides, I don’t want to elect someone like me—I want someone BETTER than me—smarter, more experienced, and with better judgment. That’s not Sarah Palin. That’s not John McCain.
It’s Barack Obama and Joe Biden. They read.