Sarah Palin, the bear shooting mama grizzly from Alaska who lived in Vladimir Putin's backyard, is now his problem. The woman that the mouth of the senate, republican Senator John McCain, thought was capable of running this country and therefore the world, is leaving Fox News
, supposedly on good terms.
This is a woman who so captivated a nation of teaparty conservatives, that Fox News built a TV studio in her home in Wasilla, Alaska so she would not have to leave her home. At the height of her popularity, the former Mayor of Wasilla's face seemed to be on the front page of every newspaper and magazine in the world. When she spoke in public, she drew thousands while McCain couldn't draw flies to a picnic.
Say what you will about this woman, and believe me, I've said it all, she came from being the mayor of a small town to governor of the largest state in the union to being only steps away from living in the White House. Although, I give you, those are some big steps, look at the big steps she made to be in this position anyway. She also made a fortune from television and giving interviews, and her family were almost as famous as she was. It was one of the strangest elections in our countries history.
I have never, nor will I ever, Google this moronic soul, but the last I heard she was building a million dollar home in Colorado or Nevada, I know not where. She did all this with her looks and guts, because she is rather light in the brain department. I hate saying this, but give the Devil his due. There were probably not ten thousand people who ever heard of this woman outside of Alaska, and I'm one of them.
I can't say I'm sorry to see her go, although she may rise up from the ashes, stranger things have happened. I also wish her or her family no ill will. No more than I do the millions of people who voted for and even loved this woman. I save my venom for a man who has never seen a camera he didn't like. If they would have had ultra-sound cameras for pregnant women when his mother was carrying him, I'm sure we would have seen film of John McCain waving at the doctor, with a scowl on his face, of course.
If not for the popularity of a black man from Hawaii, himself a man who came out of nowhere to take this country by storm, President Barack Obama, McCain and Palin may have well won the White House from a democrat that was not as popular as Obama. It's only pure luck, or maybe behind the scene skill that stopped this from happening. So Sarah, I wish you no ill will and hope you and your family have wonderful lives. You gave the comedian's of this country enough ammunition that they should all send you a large check. WWJS. (What Would Jesus Shoot)
When I think of how this nation has grown and prospered faster than any other dynasty in history, I wonder why. It cannot be by design. Not when people like Palin are that close to the presidency. It has to be luck. Looking at our history, from Washington to Lincoln to Kennedy, we have had some great leaders in the White House. We have also had our Jackson's, Grant's and Nixon's. But somehow, someway, we always manage to overcome.
Divine Wonder? Are we pre-ordained to be the world's policeman and bring our Rubik's Cube Democracy to the rest of the world? Maybe, just maybe, we were pre-ordained to destroy this earth, we're sure as hell giving Mother Earth all she can stand for now and maybe forever, I have no idea. I haven't got a religious bone in my body. But I am a poker player, and every now and again I bet on an inside straight, and sometime, not very often, but sometimes, I hit. It's gotta' be luck, baby, luck, that's all it could be. (I think)