Late Night Read: The dominatrix

Oh my… “Sarah Palin is trying to seduce independent voters. But she comes across like a whip-wielding mistress who wants to discipline a naughty America.”

At a conscious level, the Republican duo are masquerading as reformers who will “clean up Washington.” But their unconscious appeal may be more important. By choosing Palin, McCain and the GOP have elbowed the Democrats off the dance floor. In a bizarre turnaround, the uptight Republicans are suddenly the party of sex, women, fun. They’re all about spontaneity, bucking convention, letting their freak flags fly. If it feels good, do it! Let Mr. Dignified, Obama, drone on about the economy or the resurgence of the Taliban or whatever boring downer of a subject he wants to lecture us on. Let that long-winded Joe Biden carry us back to that Poli Sci 201 class we fell asleep in. Hey, did you check out Palin’s rack? It’s party time in America![…]

Palin was brought in to appeal to women and to independent, socially conservative voters in small towns. But aside from the crude fact of her gender, she has nothing to offer women who don’t share her out-of-the-mainstream cultural values. Palin’s opposition to abortion is so extreme that she refuses to even make an exception in cases of rape or incest. She sees nothing wrong with Guantánamo, the Bush administration’s Big Brother-esque “Protect America Act” and the gutting of habeas corpus. She praises altruism and selflessness, except when Democrats do it (or it involves helping poor black people). She believes that God is constantly intervening in her daily life. These aren’t “traditional values” — they’re radical ones. They worked for George W. Bush, but times have changed — McCain/Palin can’t win just with a base of hardcore Republicans and religious fanatics. They need the independents. And Palin’s image as a maverick may pull some independents in, but that image is like a rub-on tattoo — it won’t last long. […]

McCain’s Palin Pinup Ploy was a masterstroke — no pun intended. But in the end, I suspect most Americans will be driven by their pocketbooks, not their pocket rockets. That is, unless the voters of this great nation turn out to be a herd of masochistic moose, yearning to be field-dressed.

Read it all, because… Mistress Palin wants your vote boys… Don’t let her have it. It will only bring you more of the same.

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