Wednesday, September 17, 2008

down the toilet

From a NY Times Op-Ed piece, Sept. 17, 2008:

I talked to a Wal-Mart mom, Betty Necas, 39, wearing sweatpants and tattoos on her wrists.

She said she’s never voted, and was a teenage mom “like Bristol [Palin].” She likes Sarah because she’s “down home” but said Obama “gives me the creeps. Nothing to do with the fact that he’s black. He just seems snotty, and he looks weaselly.”

Good thing she's never voted. Unfortunately, though, lots of people who make decisions based on similar reasoning do vote.

On a related note, Republican leaders point to Palin's ability to field dress a moose as a qualification for office.


Rick said...

one word: Canada


Gazelle said...

They're probably not accepting immigration apps for anarcho-primitivists. I figure since Oregon is considered "California's Canada" I'll stay right here and make it work.

tres_arboles said...

Disappointing but not at all unexpected anymore. See 'What's the Matter with Kansas' by Frank Rich. Written at the height of the Bush administration, it examines the phenomenon of poor white Americans voting against their own self-interest for Republicans. The TV news and pundit types even have a diplomatic terminology for these folk: "Low information voters". At least this one won't be voting, because, you know, that would be nerdy or snotty or something. :-\