Friday, February 27, 2009

Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin

Is it just me, or does Bobby Jindal seem like Sarah Palin all over again?

When McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, it seemed to me like a deeply insulting move motivated by the belief that voters who had supported Hilary Clinton would support any ol' woman. And predictably, Palin parroted the traditional party line, while spicing it up with folksy stories and mannerisms. Now the Republican Party is scrambling to regroup, so they ask themselves "what is it that has given the Democrats such overwhelming success in this election cycle?" Rather than examining their own practices and ideology, which have wreaked such havoc on the economy, education, foreign policy, etc this is what they come up with: "The Democrats nominated a young colored man, and look how it worked for them! We need a young colored man." Nevermind that he clings to the old conservative ideology that has failed so spectacularly. Nevermind that he’s not thoughtful and genuine and intelligent and open to bipartisan cooperation like Obama is. Nope, we just need the right face to parrot the same ol’ ideas and concepts we’ve always clung to, and his appearance alone will certainly sway public opinion. Look how well it worked with Sarah Palin!

3 comments:

  1. I hadn't thought of it that way, but it does make a lot of sense. The Repubs are just reeling right now...

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  2. Anonymous3/02/2009

    I felt like I was watching Mr. Rogers.

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  3. Lizzay3/03/2009

    And did you hear the tripe that Limbaugh spewed this weekend? The GOP does seem to be in baaaad shape. Ha!

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