Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Best Line of the Day

You have to know Pennsylvania politicians to appreciate this but:

Letter to the Editor in Thursday's Philly Inquirer by Sophia Demas:
This last surrealistic week I watched a scary version of My Fair Lady unfold as Sen McHiggins introduced Sarah Palin, his political experiment, to the world as a "reformer."

In fact, she is a fighter for what she wants -- drilling in Alaska at the cost of environmental damage -- and her no-choice family-values stance will be forced onto every American.

The transformation of small-town spitfire into national reformer is now in the process, and if people fall for the spin, it is possible that we will all wake up one morning and find our president to be Rick Santorum in drag.


At Fri Sep 05, 01:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've also seen descriptions of "Karl Rove in drag" and "George W in a dress." But I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, so maybe those writers were looking forward to Halloween. :-)

At Sat Sep 06, 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worry -- nobody reads the Inquire anymore.

At Sat Sep 06, 08:03:00 PM, Blogger Someonect said...

love your blog, an because it is awesome. you have been awarded.

At Sun Sep 07, 08:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She actually does have more executive experience than Obama. She does add life to the party and would be a fresh face in Washington who has not been brainwashed like all of the others

At Sun Sep 07, 11:29:00 AM, Blogger ANATOTITAN said...

Rick Santorum in drag. I'd pay to see that. As for Palin, oh come on, she's a talking head. The media should be proud of her. They have finally raised up one of their own to lead the country.

At Sun Sep 07, 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Doc said...

You puzzle me. The McCain ticket has said nothing of the sort. McCain, in fact has opposed ANWR drilling repeatedly (Most recently in June). And has been laissez faire on Roe v. Wade, which is a total non-issue this year.
On the other hand Obama has promised nationalized health care. You frequently gripe about the amount of regulation piled upon you as a dino. Do you think the quality of health care will be better with socialized medicine?

At Sun Sep 07, 01:31:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

doc: I was just tickled by the "Rick Santorum in drag" comment, and needed to post the letter in its entirety to establish context. It is not my intention to comment substantively on the positions of either party in this particular post.

At Sun Sep 07, 10:45:00 PM, Blogger Doc said...

Actually, that is rather funny, fair enough. Might be dangerous if LArry Craig is around, though.

At Mon Sep 08, 09:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting my letter in your blog which was published in the Inquirer. I'm glad it tickled you, however, I wish what I wrote was a joke, but it's not. This dominionist Sarah Palin becoming our president is a real possibility (wish everybody would read Frank Rich's column today in the NYT).

[To whomever said that no one reads the Inquirer anymore: the only people who read it then must be my friends and neighbors because my phone has not stopped ringing.]

Take a look at Rick Santorum, folks, and imagine what he would say and do. Then mentally morph him into Sally Fields' "Norma Rae" (imagine Karl Rove as the stylist) and you've got one scary scenario...

At Mon Sep 08, 12:46:00 PM, Blogger CrankyProf said...

Do you know what we really need this election cycle? Fear-mongering and drama-queen histrionics.

You are aware, Ms. Demas, that the "Dominionist" smear has been proven to be categorically false?

Perhaps getting your research material from places OTHER than DailyKos is in order for a "serious" journalist.

Or perhaps partisan ramblings are the reasons that fewer people are reading the Inquirer, and subscription rates have plummeted.


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