Sunday, June 12, 2011

Baked Alaskan

I grew up in the Sixties, when women were not taken seriously in the workplace, and Lucy and Donna Reed served as role models on television. Toward the end of that decade, women rebelled because they felt they had something to offer outside of the kitchen and bedroom.

Several decades of intelligent, hard-working women persevered to open up a world of educational opportunities and career paths for women. Today, no one would question a woman’s ability to function outside of the home.

Sarah Palin: woman of vision?
Having grown up amid that revolution, I find the phenomenon of Sarah Palin extremely puzzling. Certainly, I can understand men finding her attractive, and appearances in politics, as in any public-facing endeavor, is a factor. However, nice marketing package aside, shouldn’t substance also follow? Don’t’ get me wrong, she seems like a nice enough lady, but when you compare her to the likes of Madeleine K. Albright, Margaret Mead, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ursula K. LeGuin, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Joyce Carol Oates—well….

This country must surely be filled with intelligent Republican women—why Sarah Palin?

This July, AMC Theatres is unveiling a documentary about Sarah Palin titled, “The Undefeated.” Sounds like a Clint Eastwood film, except this one is set in Alaska with a rifle-toting woman. The film has been described by as a “flattering new documentary.” I saw a brief clip of it on the Internet, which showed a lot of talking heads discussing how land in Alaska leased by Exxon had been left undrilled and people were upset about it. I can only assume that Governor Sarah “drill-baby-drill” Palin eventually came to the rescue.

Palin may have her sites on the White House.
“The Undefeated” will be flickering in theaters in Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County (not sure which state), Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis and Kansas City, according to the news release from the production company, Victory Film Group. Gee, not debuting in New York City or Los Angeles? Wonder why?

Also, as a publicity stunt, the filmmakers plan to take “The Undefeated” to the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina for one-night premieres. Writer-director, Steve Bannon, insists the film’s goal is to make money, not get Palin elected or anything. Hahahahahaha.

So Sara Palin may be running for president of the United States of America—one of the most powerful economic forces on the globe and possessor of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal—in 2012. Important decisions facing us in the 21st Century will lay trembling on the desk of our new president—job issues, energy policy, climate change, food shortages. And, if she runs, that new president could potentially be Sarah Palin. That’s right, Lucy in the White House. I can only conclude that perhaps the outlandish rumors I have been hearing of late must be true. Perhaps in 2012, the world, as we know it, will truly be coming to an end.


  1. You might want to check your sources before posting. The bikini picture is a fake that has been around for as long as liberals have been cooking up bogus stories about Sarah Palin.

  2. Thank you for pointing that out. My concern about authenticity is why I credited the source of that photo, The Village Voice, and linked the photo to their site where it originally ran with a story. I had hoped a publication as prominent as that had checked its validity. Apparently not.

  3. PS: Since the photo appears to be a Photoshop job, as pointed out, I am removing it.