Friday, October 10, 2008

American Politics

Like millions of people worldwide, the world is watching American Politics unfold like a drama series on prime time.

A few months ago, the gloves were off to two candidates for President of the United States of American - Senators Barrack Obama and John McCain. As I would put it, a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea. A neophyte in the political arena, who happens to be black (nothing against his race my friends) and an old maverick, who happens to have been diagnosed with cancer sometime ago and is a staunch ally of the sitting unpopular president of the US, George Bush.

And we thought that the stage would end with these two slinging it out with one another at a time when the American economic crisis was dragging the global economy with it.

Then along comes Sarah Louise Heath Palin, current governor of Alaska, who is the vice-presidential running mate of Sen. John McCain. Rest assured that I was one of those who became an avid follower of the news, trying to find out who this woman is and where in heaven's name did she pop up from. As if thunder and lightning had not stricken the US, comes a woman who, after seeing all the interviews on television, seemed clueless about the world. Her likening governing Alaska to the United States and the proximity of Alaska to Russia as giving her credentials for foreign affairs matters is utterly brainless.

Okay, so the Japanese company that manufactures her Kawasaki 704 eyeglasses is using her pictures to sell their eyewear. And okay, the frame she wears looks good on her. Yet the $375 glasses (I didn't know that a governor's salary would cover for that expensive eyewear), doesn't cover up her seemingly clueless responses to serious questions.

If the Republicans are happy with her, well that's their choice. They just found a puncher to wham Obama, and Obama should not fight back this air bag.

But for Palin to be even considered running for VP of the US of A...has got to be an act of desperation for the American government. Really now, are we suicidal?

It's like the Americans are into masochism and flagellating themselves with even the thought of a ditsy woman like this running for the second highest office in the land. They are moving from purgatory straight into hell.

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