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A message to America...

I'm going to apologize right off the bat. I am not going to be speaking about Spencer from The Hills like I had promised. I decided that even I don't want to waste any more time or braincells talking about him or even mentioning his name. That is that, so get off my back.

First off, America, maybe you missed my earlier blog about using your minds because you're at it again. Maybe it happens with every presidential election, I don't know, but things are getting out of hand. I read today that recent pollsters have found out that Sarah Palin is actually causing her and John McCain to lose ground in the presidential race. Contrary to popular belief it is not because of her general lack of experience. No, no. According to three men with clipboards and mechanical pencils, it is simply because Tiny Fey is mocking her on Saturday Night Live.

Now, I know very well that pop culture has an overwhelming effect on America. Why else do women buy little dogs that fit in their purse, where over-sized sunglasses, and buy US Weekly? This little item of interest, though, is going too far. If people are really letting a skit on Saturday Night Live affect their opinion, then they are truly out of touch and we as a nation are in trouble. One, because it's a tv show mocking her. And two, it's because it's a tv show mocking how she truly is. People should be able to clearly see that she is inexperienced and barely knows how to answer a question that is thrown in front of her. By simply stating, "I'm a maverick," will not win every argument. Nor will it provide America with the comfort that she is a smart, sassy woman.

At this point, though, I don't know if I can blame the public or the people wasting their time to ask potential voters the question of whether or not they let SNL influence their voting opinion. I mean really people, were you big Palin fans to begin with? Did Tina Fey's dead on impersonation really convince you to vote for Obama? Normally, in this case, I would argue it's the pollsters to blame, but this time I'm going for the public. Instead of listening to the candidates and their platforms, people vote for the candidate that is better looking, more popular, speaks better, or whoever George Clooney or Clint Eastwood vote for. While I'm glad celebrities are encouraging people to vote and are voicing their opinions, that's what they simply are: an opinion. In the end, it is up to the voter to make an educated decision on who they want for president. Don't simply vote because you like a sketch or because your state votes Red. Vote because that person is willing to make a change to this country.

For you myspace users, Obama is not a terrorist, nor is he the anti-Christ. Quit trying to use your fuzzy math to connect passages from the revelations to say that Obama will ruin the world. I'm actually surprised the Gallup Poll hasn't put that on their questionnaire yet. I guess there is still time, though, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

J.

By the way, I'm voting for Obama because he can bang the three...

Comments

Anonymous said…
quit stealing my lines douche.
Anonymous said…
It was a quiet jab at you, even though I've said the same thing. Nonetheless, you are credited with the word bang, whoever you are anonymous...

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