WAY OUT PARENTING: Goodbye, Sarah Palin–and Thank You!

Now that the election is over and Sarah Palin has returned to Anchorage to keep watch over our U.S. airspace until 2012, let’s take a moment to remember all that she did for us during her three months on the McCain-Pallin ticket.

Sarah, you were the better half of the ticket for sheer entertainment value. In our darkest moments, when we deeply feared what another four years of a republican administration would do for the country, you gave us something to laugh about. You gave us hope. And you reminded us all of what we aspire not to be, why we should all keep our checks coming, and why we should knock on doors in swing states.

We will miss your Idaho-Alaska accent and your quaint catch phrases, which helped make you the best fodder for comedians since Dan Quayle. In fact, let’s honor you right now by remembering a few of them:
You betcha…
I’m just a hockey mom…
John McCain and I…
This great country of ours…
Doggone it…
I may not answer the questions, but…

In the dark days of the general election campaign, when we all feared the Bradley Effect, you gave even mildly racists swing voters the impetus to pull the lever for a black man. Thank you, Sarah.

It’s rare to meet a national political figure who knows less world geography than a fifth grader, but you proved that it can happen. If only you could see Africa from your window.

You comforted many of us by proving how unintelligent the followers of intelligent design must be.

But most of all, you gave us Tina-Fey-As-Sarah-Palin in those snappy Neiman Marcus suits. I miss Tina already. 2012 is too far away.

So long, Sarah. It’s been fun.

© 2008 by Carrie Smith. All rights reserved.

3 thoughts on “WAY OUT PARENTING: Goodbye, Sarah Palin–and Thank You!

  • November 9, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    If Ted Stevens is re-elected as Senator from Alaska, and then has to resign because he’s a convicted felon, the vacant Senate post is filled by appointment by the Governor. And there is nothing to prevent her from appointing the most prominent / best-known Alaskan to the post: Herself!

    Palin epitomizes the right-wing Rethuglican fundagelical tenet that “Ignorance Is A Virtue.” She could spend the next four years as a US Senator, getting ready for 2012.

  • November 9, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I could not have said it better myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • November 10, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Carrie that was a real sweet goodbye, and well deserved.

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