It’s the little differences

Fran O’Sullivan’s piece in this morning’s Herald begins:

What’s the difference between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama?

One is a well-turned-out babe, a spunk and, let’s be frank, a pretty sexy piece of eye candy.

The other kills her own food.

(Note that this is not an original joke, but is a favourite on the neocon blogs that Fran loves so much.)

We could have a lot of fun doing this ourselves…

One of them will talk to the press, the other won’t.

And so on.

Anyway, Fran’s neocon frothing — I guess dubya would call her the “angry right” — continues:

“After all the sanctimonious, highly chauvinistic and patronising columns slating the qualifications of the Alaskan Governor to be the Republican’s vice-presidential nominee candidate…”

Yeah sure Fran, a few years running a three stop-light town and two years running a state with half the population of Auckland. Oh, and the PTA, mustn’t forget that. Gee, it’s hard not to be patronising.

Speaking of Palin’s “qualifications” to be commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful country, and to stare down Vladimir Putin — which is what we’re actually talking about Fran, nota bene — there is now a transcript available of Palin’s vetting by McCain.

Also, for a more balanced right-wing perspective in today’s Herald, try John Roughan.

Update: Russell Brown dissects Fran’s column in more depth. Quit while you’re ahead, Fran.


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4 Responses to “It’s the little differences”

  1. Redbaiter Says:

    Woodrow Wilson

  2. jafapete Says:

    Yes, Redbaiter, Woodrow Wilson was indeed a reformist governor of a smaller state for around two years before becoming president. Good point.

    But he was also an academic and intellectual. Words and wisdom, not signs and wonders. Like I said, it’s the little differences…

  3. macdoctor01 Says:

    But he was also an academic and intellectual.
    And these are essential traits for a president, are they? Ordinary people need not apply? You don’t find that somewhat elitist?

    MacDoc, I was doing a little rightie baiting. Redbaiter’s dislike of academics is well known. You didn’t notice that I distinguish implicitly between academics and intellectuals? Thought you’d appreciate that.

  4. macdoctor01 Says:

    And I was doing a little leftie baiting right back… 🙂

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