will somebody please tell me what's so bad about intellectualism???
Someone in the advertising biz then came on and said "Wow, this is very much in the vein of Sarah Palin. She is really having her day!" Someone else then came along and referred to this campaign (and the McCain/Palin campaign) as exploiting the very popular "anti-intellectualism."
Now listen up people of America. I simply cannot tolerate another 8 years of anti-intellectual politics and attitude in this country. Just what the heck is wrong with intelligence? What is so effing terrible about knowing stuff you learned in books? And maybe applying it to real life situations every now and then?? Maybe if George W. Bush had ever bothered reading a book (besides selected exerpts from the Bible and My Pet Goat) we wouldn't be in the global shitter today.
Seriously, Sarah Palin is not a smart lady. I caught some of that Charlie Gibson interview: she's obviously been prepped, and she's not a completely inarticulate oaf like G.W., but she wasn't rockin' the brainswagon. She clearly didn't even understand some of the questions and she kept falling back on a trick I'm sure she was taught: if you're confused or flummoxed, just keep up with the attitude and keep repeating the name of your interviewer in a smart-ass, condescending tone. Underneath all that bravado, however, she was like a deer in headlights...
So what's my point? I don't have one, I'm just pissed to be sitting on the brink of another election where the lowest goddamn common denominator of willful ignorance is going to win out again. Fuck.
In other news, Cracker Jack prizes suck nowadays. The end.