Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm praying all right

But yeah, sometimes you do get depressed watching what it is that they're reporting and the spin and some of the distortion of what our message is and what we stand for. Sometimes that, that gets draining," said Palin. "But it's at events like these and our rallies that we are so energized and inspired and we know that we are not alone. We feel your strength and we feel the power of prayer, so many of you tell us that you are praying for us and praying for our country and that's why we so appreciate you being here.--Sarah Palin speaking at a rally in North Carolina

Holy shit.


Bill said...

Wow, just wow............

Anonymous said...

uh, distortion of what our message is? no reporting is needed. the tapes speak for themselves.

i can't believe that of all the places i could have landed in the USA, i ended up in NC, a place that is in the national news every. single. day. a swing state this election (thank goodness).

i pray to (s)wine that Obama is elected so i feel less like immigrating to Ireland.

Anonymous said...

I am completely serious, what is wrong with what she said?


Erin O'Brien said...

HB--There is absolutely nothing wrong with what she said, she is free to say anything she wants and I am free to analyze it. After all, she's lined up to step into the White House.

Palin can pray all she wants, but I find copious reference to prayer from a political candidate offensive. I understand religion and prayer is a core and important part of most Americans' lives and I respect that. But for me, there can't be enough separation of church and state.

Plus, the woman cannot construct a sentence. I don't care if she talks like my neighbor. I need a candidate who can talk with other heads of state and huge populations. Our leaders must be able to lead, orate and persuade--not chat. The most successful leaders are the ones with powerful words and the means to deliver them.

Truth: I read this quote out loud before I posted it. Now you try it. Go ahead, read Palin's quote out loud. Now tell me if you sound like Joan from mailroom or the next Vice President (President?).

The other problem is this is all she says.
I want her to stand in front of a live microphone and answer questions about Troopergate.
I want McCain to tell me why he won't let her do interviews.

I give Palin a lot of guff, but the truth is she represents a huge American tragedy to me that I hope to write about articulately one day soon.

Anonymous said...

for more painful palin commentary:
Palin Press Conference

hoosierboy said...

Asked and answered.

hoosierboy said...

You do realize your attitude would have made you a staunch oponent of OLd HIckory, the folksy, homespun Andrew Jackson -- the founder of the modern Democratic Party? He was derided by the Easterners for his crude language and lack of sophistication.

Erin O'Brien said...

You do realize that Jackson was elected president in 1829--179 years ago, 91 years before women were granted the right to vote, and that he owned dozens of slaves?