Is it Schadenfreude to feel glee at this woman’s impending defeat? Kinda? But doesn’t this ass-clown totally have it coming? I’m absolutely petrified that Republicans are gonna cheat on several battleground states, as they did in Ohio in 2004 and Florida in 2000. CNN is already reporting country-wide purging of legitimate voters, so it’s not like the fears are unbased. Still, Obama seems to be gaining and the McCain campaign seems to be unraveling wildly, with McCain advisers off-the-record bemoaning Palin’s me-first tactics and tendencies to get off-message. This is what one had to say:

She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,” said this McCain adviser. “She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”

Wow. And exactly what kind of wisdom can you hope to glean from Palin? That the world is 6000 years old? That abstinence-only sex education is the way to go…even if it failed in your own family? That books that questions God’s existence should be banned from public libraries? What sort of sagely pearls of wisdom can we hope to absorb from this lipstick-armed hockey maverick?

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You don’t usually see that kind of finger-pointing and bitter accusations till after the election. Still, I gotta say I couldn’t be happier than seeing this duo fall apart. Moreover, and this is perhaps the fucked up part, I feel a certain happiness in watching ignorant eye-popping mouth breathers like the woman above starting to have to come to terms with the fact that we just might have a man named “Obama” as President.

How is that so wrong? And the fact that his dad was Muslim terrifies this woman? Really?

I’ve just spent the last couple days in Palestine, and was blessed with being in Ramallah for the country’s first-ever home soccer game, and the kindness and welcome I was greeted with by all the celebrating Palestinians has really shell-shocked me. People that came up to me out of the blue and gave me their hand, and said “Welcome to Palestine!” with wide smiles on their faces. Or the two 10-year-old boys sitting in the stands in front of me, who kept turning around to give me pounds every time their team made a play.

And it makes me wonder, how someone with the base intelligence to program a TiVo or who can manage to pop some Hot Pockets into a toaster cannot comprehend that someone’s religious outlook does not inherently make them evil. Or, unqualified to be President. (Nevermind that Obama is actually Christian like this woman.) Is that not just outright racism?

Sure, it may not be the teapot-whistling, flatline-brained racism of say, oh, I dunno, those 2 white supremacist teens that wanted to “charge at Obama with a car, firing from the windows as they went…dressed in white tuxedos and top hats.” (Yes, believe it or not, that’s for real.) But it is a simmering racism just the same. And frankly, I’m actually loving that these knuckle-dragging troglodytes are all going to have to face their inane fears head-on.

As November 4th approaches, I can only hope that these paranoid dolts will finally have to confront their ill-formed prejudice, and live with a President named, gasp!, Obama. Then, we can all finally start moving forward and deal with the real issues — the impending shit-storm that the next President will have to negotiate. Because it’s gonna be humdinger, and I want the brightest, most capable man there for the job… and frankly I don’t care what religion his father was.

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