In case you haven't heard yet, Sarah Palin was on SNL last night. Check it out:
So funny. I love Tina Fey. I have a crush on her. In fact, I think I may have to start watching 30 Rock. But back to Sarah.... While I like her and respect many things about her, I do not think she is ready to be VP. In fact, I feel kinda bad for her. She's been thrown into this craziness and I just don't think she has the chops yet to pull it off. But man, is she giving SNL a lot of material to work with. I'm afraid she just isn't the most well-spoken of politicians. Case in point that was parodied on SNL: Last week, Palin came to the great state of North Carolina. During a fundraiser in Greensboro she said the following:
“We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America. Being here with all of you hard-working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the goodness and the courage of everyday Americans.”
Having grown up in a smallish town in rural Ohio, I'm all for small town pride, but what the heck is she talking about here? What parts of the US are not the "real America"? And what parts of our country are not "pro-America"?
Apparently, later on her campaign plane, reporters asked what she meant by pro-America.
“Every area, every area across this great country where we’re stopping and where also the other ticket is stopping and getting to speak at these rallies and speak with the good Americans, it’s all pro-America. I was just reinforcing the fact that there, where I was, there’s good patriotic people there in these rallies, so excited about positive change and reform of government that’s coming that they are so appreciative of hearing our message, hearing our plan. Not, not any one area of America is more pro-America patriotically than others.”
Alrighty then, Sarah. Thanks for clearing that up for us.
In less sarcastic news, Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama today. He was quite eloquent and very fair in his reasons for going against his party to endorse Obama. I am very impressed with Gen. Powell and his very thoughtful remarks. This video is about 7 minutes long and I'd suggest watching all of it, but at least watch the first couple minutes and the last minute.
Whatever your politics are, just be sure to VOTE!!! Here in NC, early voting has begun. I think I may take advantage of it and vote this week. You can even register and vote at the same time if you aren't already registered. It's so fun being in a swing state where my vote really counts!!!