"They" are doing it to me (us) again.
Or am I doing it to myself???
Spent too much time looking for these few seconds from Sarah Palin speech last night.
It may have been the Devil's errand. But I just had to post and then confess a moment of very sinful pleasure amidst the pain of her big speech last night.
What did YOU think when little Piper Palin started licking her palms to slick down her new baby brother's hair during his national close-up?
Be brutally honest, as I'm about to be.
Not long before that, almost ready to hurl from the non-stop disparagement of everything Barack Obama—like his politics or not—had achieved, I was thinking:
Wait a minute; which member of the McCain team ever came CLOSE to being president of the Harvard Law Review???
With all the talk about experience and relevance, whatever happened to the value we supposedly place on academic achievement in our leadership and in our society. We've had 8 years of a president who seems to take pride in the lack of impact his free pass through Yale had on his intellect. Yet, the Republicans don't think twice about comparing Palin's scant academic or professional accomplishment most favorably with Obama's. What message do we send to our kids about the value of education?
But that's not what this is really about. This is about the beast of racial resentment--my racial resentment--gnawing on me all through Giuliani's diatribe and into Palin's speech without pause until I was ready to roar.
And when I did, as Piper did her thing, guess what I screamed?
(hint: it wasn't "Go Yanks" for beating the D-Rays at that very moment.)
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