Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In Case You're Confused

I don't usually post email forwards, but I loved this. And it's my blog.

If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

Name your kids Willow , Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate represe nting a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience..

If your resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America 's.

If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA , your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.


Mike said...

I'm beginning to see a theme. Or at the very least a bias in your political thoughts. Hummm....

Sandra said...

Just makes you want to poke yourself in the eye with a pen, eh?

SciFi Dad said...

shaking head

I have to say that I am impressed by McCain. He finally found someone I fear more than Stephen Harper (the current Canadian PM).

Jill said...

May I steal this? It is truly awesome!

Anonymous said...

Oh mah holy hell. I understand why you passed this along - and I thank you!

bleh said...

Love it! Will repost it... if that's ok with you? :)

MsPrufrock said...

You can't argue with that! I'm off to cut and paste.

Zazzy said...

I've been searching all over for this. Where'd I read that? Where'd I read that? Should have known it was my dear Ms. Bedhead.

Christina said...

And then my head exploded. Thanks for this - continues to make me shake my head and wonder WTF is up with half the people in this country.