September 22, 2008



>> I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....
>> * 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 2 years in the United States Senate representing 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 total 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
>> 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 broken
>> and 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 adv ocate 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 you're 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.