Election Confusion

  • Koaa2

    Posts: 1558

    Sep 15, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    I'm a little confused about the folks running for office in this election.

    * 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

    * 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

    * 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.

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    Sep 15, 2008 9:30 PM GMT

    count me in under the 'exotic, different' category.