Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Shallow

I have decided not to bother posting my thoughts on Sarah Palin. Frankly, I can't be bothered.

However, here's a question to ponder: if she wasn't a former beauty queen, but rather was a much more average mother of five (but otherwise had exactly the same views, qualifications and experience), would she still have been selected as McCain's running mate?

For that matter, if Obama had a nasty (and obvious) scar from a childhood accident, would he be in serious contention for the position of President? If McCain were in a wheelchair (but otherwise in as good health as he currently enjoys), would he be in serious contention?

Indeed, in the UK, if Gordon Brown had lost one eye, rather than losing the sight in the eye, would he have any chance of being elected as Prime Minister? Indeed, does he stand are real chance of being re-elected, when faced off against the more attractive, smiling Mister Cameron?

I suspect that in all cases the answer is "no".

6 comments:

Molly said...

The whole political debates are heating up and I have a woman at work who is as right wing as they come and is trying to converse with me about why Obama is evil, and I have to tell her to back off. Politely, but I tell her to back off! She came out with the funniest thing yesterday, she said "But Obama wants change!" and had a horrified look on her face. I said yes, because we need someone to get us out of the crap that Bush got us into and she said, but change can be so bad! Um, can it be much worse than what we have now???? Oh, and she thinks Michelle, his wife, is "evil" and "hates whites". I just nod my head, sigh and return to my desk where I want to scream because I am surrounded by stupid people.

Captain Ric said...

Yeah ... but you'd vote for me if I was running for prime minister, wouldn't you?

... what so proudly we hailed
at the twighlight's last gleaming ...

rj said...

What would you offer us to vote for you?

As far as I can see none of them have got a clue how to run the country, although Brown does seem to be the worst of a bad bunch, so if you went for it I'd definitely go for you ric

rj said...

PS: When are you recounting the holiday?

Steph/ven said...

Soon, soon...

Captain Ric said...

Erm rj ... are you actually asking about my serious political policies? Or do you want me to offer you ice cream?

... whose broad stripes and bright stars
through the perilous night ...