Monday, September 22, 2008

Now that I've received the "Smile" award....'s time to get my rant on.

Oh. My. Word.

I am beyond fed up with the villification of Sarah Palin and her family. I read today that SNL has a new sketch starring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin that implies that Bristol Palin's child was conceived by an incestuous relationship with her father.

Can you imagine the hue and cry if anyone publicly implied that Barack Obama was molesting one of his daughters? The "outrage"? The din would not die down. For decades.

And Chevy Chase wants Sarah Palin "decimated" on the show? Really? How unbecoming.

And Tina Fey wants the election over with, and Barack elected, so that she never has to play the role of Sarah Palin again? Huh.

I dunno. I guess it seems to me that you're getting alot of very positive publicity, press and accolades for your spot-on Sarah Palin impersonation. But, hey, if it is so very distasteful to play this role, by all means, politely and graciously decline.

You know, here's the deal. Obviously, just because you are a public figure does not mean you have no opinions or thoughts in your pretty, talented and highly paid head. Public figures, actors, actresses, athletes, etc. have the right to their opinions.

What causes me to take notice and offense? When highly-paid, pretty- faced, left-coastal types presume that I am a stoopid, uncouth heartland dweller who requires enlightenment for my bitter gun and religion clinging ways. ugh.

So, all you pretty, talented, highly compensated people, please remember that even (and especially), us lowbrow, silly pants Mid-westerners, like to laugh at your antics, your "Vacation" movies, your "Baby Mama" nonsense, but we may or may not be in agreement with your privately held views.

And we may, in fact, decide that we sort of don't care for you mocking our beliefs anymore. And making disrespectful, disgusting insinuations about a family that has done nothing to deserve such treatment.

And while you may or may not notice the loss of our admiration and price of admission, we will very likely cling to our long-held principle of not supporting with our dollars, things and beliefs that run so contrary to our own.

Because that is another powerful way to cast a vote in America.

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