Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How Can This Be???

I stole this from Minivan Mom. I LOVE it.

America is Scary

* 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, 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.

Seriously. I read these polls and I cannot believe it. What is going on in this country??!!!


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately not all true. I get your point but viral e-mails like this one are not that effective for me especially when they are spiked with untruths.
Obama 42 months ( not 4 years he was sworn in January 2005)
McCain served in Congress since 1982.
Palin 22 months as Governor( sworn in November 2006)
Todd Palin DUI at age 20 (no accident or injury connected to the DUI.) Still not great but come on age 20!
Obama admitted using alcohol, marijuana and Cocaine in college. yeah I think using cocaine is not good.
It's also a little deceiving to talk about the number of bills sponsored by Obama ( many with either no or 1 co-sponsor) most of which never made it out of committee. The vast majority of those that did were resolutions ( 4-6 bills in the time he has been a senator). He has of course co-sponsored many bills that did become law.
But in this case, I would say McCain has a big edge over Obama here.
Anyway not trying to start a fight but I don't think America is scary.
oh and BTW love your blog. I have faith that people will look past the spam e-mails to the real proposals that will impact people's lives and make a voting decision that is best for their families and what they feel is best for America in the long run.
Frankly, it's all about the margins in the Senate anyway!

KARIN said...

I bet Anonymous over there is hiding under the same rock they hid Palin under. What are you people so afraid of? What's she got to hide?

Not that I ever seriously considered voting for McCain, but when he chose Palin as his running mate, it becasme a moot point. She may be a nice lady, a great hunter, a working mom....whatever. She's been a two year Governor of a state with a population less than the city of Ft Worth. She's not ready to have the second most powerful job in the world, especially considering that McCain has a 1 in 3 chance of DYING in office. Come on, people. This woman isn't experienced enough to be trusted with the nuclear codes. Sorry.