Checkmate: Sarah Palin


McCain’s pick for Vice President, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, might actually top the absurdity of Daddy Yankee’s endorsement as evidenced by the above still frame. POLITICS IS A DIRTY GAME!!! What is really good with white womanhood in this election? It’s like some bizarre secret weapon deployed to “divide and conquer” across party lines. It feels as though we’re on the set for “King Kong: The Sequel”. Does anyone else feel implicated in an exploitative game of hegemonic multiculturalism chess? Let me not act like that’s brand new.

Aside from being totally effing predictable, McCain’s pick for VP is clearly his proud “Checkmate” moment. (In chess, “Checkmate” = a chess piece makes a move that attacks the opposing King, the King is said to be in “check”. It’s up to the King to make a come back move which gets him out of check or he forfeits the game.) Unfortunately, there is no “outside” the game and Obama will be forced to play back and play hard (as we saw last night in his fiery convention speech). Between the resentful and militant Hilary fanatics and the crazed McCain strategists, I’m growing concerned for our future. I’ve always aired on the cautious/cynical side of politics and now I’m remembering why. The truth is I can’t even think about it too much without feeling a bit depressed. Could our future VP really be a Polar Bear hater from Alaska? She must’ve never seen those old school Coca Cola commercials as a young girl…

Hmph, well now we know who the polar bears will be voting for…


Good choice, my friends.

2 Responses to “Checkmate: Sarah Palin”
  1. trendology says:

    I woke up this morning and checked the news and couldn’t stop myself from having my faith shook just a little bit. The level of absurdity keeps rising and yet… and yet this is where we live and I can’t deny this place.

    I can’t help but think back to the last election- all of us in the room crowded around that little t.v. trying hard to believe that Bush was getting reelected. We found it hard to believe that things could get much worse and yet… this is where we are. 3 years since Katrina and not enough is being done to rebuild and heal. We’re still in Iraq and Afghanistan and pressing forward into our next conquests while the death tolls keep rising and resentment against us builds. People are out of work and underpaid. The world is melting.

    These are hard and strange times.

  2. trendology says:

    i think i meant trying hard not to believe…
    awk either way

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