I'm not a political blogger, so I shouldn't be blogging about the convention unless of course I'm blogging about the food at the convention, which I'm not, but I wanted to say a few things about Governor Palin (for those readers abroad who could give a damn about our vice-presidential nominees, I'll be brief)
Firstly, I have no idea if she would be a good leader, VP, "hockey mom" or anything else, but I was in my husband's truck this morning and I turned on talk radio and they were chatting about Palin's speech.
And the comments were strong, man. It was like she had whipped down the pants of the democrats at recess or something.
People were calling in all hot and bothered and I'm listening to the host talking to the listeners in that calm, slow, depressed talk radio voice that's the same voice they use in insane asylums when the shrinks talk to psychotic people who might, at any moment, hurl feces at the wall.
And I'm about to doze off behind the wheel when some lady named "Doris from the Bronx" said Palin was "pathetic" and even though she can't hear me now, and has no idea that I think she is a moron and she sounded like she had a pack a day habit and a rabbit stuck in her throat, I still feel compelled to explain something to Doris of the Bronx.
So, here it is:
Dear Doris of the Bronx:
1. Palin's not pathetic. She's a mom of 5, she has imperfect children, a huge and unwieldy professional life, crappy relatives and a husband who smells like fish most of the time. She's been less than ethical a few times in her life. She probably learned that at "Mommy and Me", not the state legislature. She's a mess. Much like me. And a million and a half other women out there. Only she has better hair, a hotter body and a cooler job. That's not pathetic. That's worthy of a medal. Someone give this woman a foot rub and a cocktail.
2. She can still be considered a "feminist" or an "advocate for women" even though she's pro-life. I'm a choice girl, myself but just because I disagree with the platform doesn't mean I think she's anti-women.
3. Doris, darling, you need to put on some clean clothes, throw away those menthols, take the curlers out of your hair and hang up the phone. Quick! "Days of Our Lives" is about to start.
The Yummy Mummy
And to you talk radio hosts...Have a cup of coffee, for heaven's sake.
Food tomorrow. I promise.