Friday, October 03, 2008

Worryin' "Bout Sendin' Our Kids To Learnin'

A couple stray thoughts were stuck in my head followin' last night's Biden/Palin VP debate. One, if I have to hear that voice for the next four years, I'll go crazy.
Two, as Frederick pointed out at The Guys From Area 51 last night live bloggin' the debate, Palin quoted that discredited misinterpretation of Mahmoud Ahmadenijad saying "Israel must be wiped off the map". If she doesn't know this is a false quote, she's not really qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Also, when she talks about "Country First", I found myself wonderin' just what country she is placing first.
But when she started talkin' 'bout her and her husband (and I'm paraphrasing here) sittin' 'round the fancy eatin' table, worryin' about how they'll be able to send their kids to college, I wondered. Son, Shane, fightin' in Iraq now, will probably have his college paid for by the military, if he so chooses. daughter Bristol has spared them the stress of payin' for her college by gettin' pregnant and droppin' out of high school. Son Trig, when he grows up, would be lucky to get a job roundin' up shoppin' carts at the Wasilla Wal-Mart.
That leaves her other two daughters, uh, Tractorpull and Snowmobile (I think). As the governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin's salary is $81,000. Add to that the $16,941 per diem she charged the state of Alaska to stay in her own home, that's a pretty good income. On top of that, her husband has a pretty good job, carving' moose calls out of discarded beer bottles (I think) that he sells to oil pipeline workers durin' huntin' season. My point is, with their income, they should have had plenty to set aside to send two girls to college (providin' of course, nature doesn't step in). And if they can't do that, she certainly has no business bein' a heartbeat away from decidin' the federal budget.
You betcha!

1 comment:

Tom Harper said...

Aw jeez, she's a hockey mom, and gosh darnit she hears fear in the voices of those other hockey moms. And her husband is a blue collar guy, a union man ya know.

"That voice" LOL. That's a reason right there to hope Obama wins, so we don't have to listen to that chalk-scraping-on-a-blackboard voice for 4 years.