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The Model of Palin

October 10, 2008

I can handle nails across a chalkboard but I honestly can’t stand to hear Palin’s voice anymore.  For me, it’s the equivalent of chewing on yarn .. been there, done that once as a toddler and the thought still .. shivers ..  mmmhmmm same reaction as the thought of Palin talkin. Lucky for me though, I haven’t had to deal with actually reliving the ghastly winks and the ohhhhh let me just charm y’all to death, my lil darlinz because I’m just not watching television these days and strictly getting my news from XM radio during my two hours a day in the car. 

I find myself wondering if Obama’s been going through “sweetie” withdrawl as much as he has been going through nicotine withdrawl.  I’m thinking he could direct a “sweetie” towards Palin that I imagine she would return with a tilt of the head, cutesy little shrug and a flirty little smile followed by the words “I’m a Maverick.”  Mostly though, I wonder if all of the inappropriateness would go noticed.  I’m wondering if all of those “Joe Six Pack” conservative values would be as proud of that as they are of being “Joe Six Pack”.  You know .. I remember that term being considered an insult and today I keep hearing “I’m a Joe Six Pack”.  Yeah okay.

And even though both sides keep saying that this whole Ayres thing is going in the wrong direction and it’s got to stop .. it keeps going.  I mean Palin over the last few days has sounded like a Grapevine Granny (and yeah you should be insulted but if you’re proud of Joe Six Pack, I don’t want to hear it) with all of the “in the living room of a Terrorist” crap.

You know, I’d really like to hear from “Joe Six Pack” and “Hockey Mom” republicans that find Palins behavior sickening.  In general – I’m asking you all – do you consider Palin as a role model for your daughters.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Owen permalink*
    October 11, 2008 5:17 pm

    Talking of turn-off voices, I’ve just heard George Bush making his announcement about the crisis today. Why does he speak in that strange rushed automaton tone of voice when he’s reading a speech? He’s perfectly capable of speaking normally to a public audience but when he has a speech to read it’s as if he loses all feel for the spoken language.

  2. david permalink
    October 11, 2008 8:31 pm

    I am not a republican, I lean democrat. I think Palin is absolutely scary. She is not a role model in anyway, shape or form. There are many women in America that are, she is not one of them.

    Her lines, “say it ain’t so Joe”, “Joe six-pack” and so on, are not only annoying, but rather immature and un-educated especially for a person who’s running for a VP position.

  3. parallelsidewalk permalink
    October 12, 2008 9:09 pm

    Palin’s voice does not really bother me. The utter insanity of her public positions and her seemingly total ignorance of the workings of American foreign policy are far more troublesome. I don’t think I qualify as a Joe Six-Pack American; I come from a rural, working class home but that doesn’t define my life. The glorification of ignorance and provincialism is disturbing and ugly, especially as our world becomes smaller and more complex everyday.

  4. October 14, 2008 12:36 pm

    I can’t stand her voice either. But unfortunately most people vote on who they like as a person more, not the issues. Probably because the average person doesn’t understand a lot of the issues. But that’s the reasoning behind all the down home cutesy mid-West stuff she says, even though it’s highly unprofessional and if a guy did it or if a Democrat did it we would never hear the end of it about how the guy is sexist or inappropriate and unprofessional.

    I would be ashamed if my daughter ended up like Palin, and I would never want her or someone like her to be a role model to my kids (if I had any).

  5. October 15, 2008 11:46 pm

    Owen – lol – I have to say that at my house a favorite passtime is watching Bush bloopers and I am not exagerating we are crying laughing and everytime we just keep saying “and how is it we got another 4 years of him”.

    David – I agree about her terms and I keep asking myself how it is that people say that she’s really changed politics and that her speeches have been charged, educated, eloquent ~shaking head~

    Parallesidewalk – It really isn’t the voice but just the thought of what is going to come out of her mouth – so now, her voice just triggers a reaction.

    Mish – She’s really crossed so many lines in terms of inappropriate that I think it needs to be checked.

  6. Owen permalink*
    October 18, 2008 4:11 pm

    I’m also looking forward to not being confused any more about the latest atrocity attributed to “tourists” and “the scourge of tourism”.

  7. Owen permalink*
    October 21, 2008 2:23 pm

    Just in case you didn’t think Ms Palin didn’t match up to the job specification here’s a reminder of what it really takes:

  8. Owen permalink*
    October 21, 2008 2:24 pm

    I didn’t it myself, didn’t I?!

  9. October 22, 2008 7:04 am


    okay .. we were just talking about this recently .. i have this terrible tendency to switch consonants .. like baked meatloaf turns out to be maked beatloaf. it’s not that i do it all the time but when it starts .. forget it .. it rolls on forever which is really strange because i can’t do it intentionally not without pausing to think about it.

    and in public speaking class .. i couldn’t get passed the title of little red riding crap .. i mean cap

  10. October 26, 2008 9:24 pm

    Maybe some people are just being a bit too optimistic about what is meant by “six-pack” 😉

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