TNDemo (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-10-08 05:41 PM
My aunt and Sarah Palin.
I love my aunt but she's RW and married to the prototypical Limbaugh dittohead who knows everything, is the hero of every story and anyone who doesn't agree with him is an idiot. We usually just try to avoid the subject of politics but she called last night and I could tell she was just dying to ask me about Sarah Palin. After some family talk (and I think uncle was standing by) she asked me how I felt about the presidential race. I told her I was just tired of the whole thing and kept the news off so I didn't have to hear it. So she kinda mumbled something about me just ignoring it and (probably after a poke from uncle) said, "Well, what do you think about Sarah Palin?" I said, "Well, it has certainly given lots of fodder for the comedians. I heard one say "when the baby mama is trying to hide the baby daddy's baby behind her mama's baby, they may be rednecks." She sputtered a little and then said, "Well, those crazy tree people at Berkeley are finally having to leave." I told her that there is definitely a zone around the campus that is Bezerkley but that the campus is quite normal and is usually voted one of the top (if not the #1 - by Times of London) universities in the world.
After we got off the phone I kept thinking about what they were wanting to hear from me: "Wow, she's great. I have always been a Democrat but I'm going to vote for her now!" or "We are so up the creek as Democrats and will definitely lose now." Sheesh.