2008 Hey! White Working Class Male Voters! Doesn’t Sarah Palin Remind You of Your Ex-Wife’s Vicious & Vindictive Bitch of a Sister?!?!
posted by August 31 at 14:23 PMon
Remember how George H. W. Bush reminded women of their first husbands?
If you’re under 35 you may not actually remember. But trust me: The current president’s daddy was regarded as something of a tool and Bush 1 was said to remind a lot of female voters of their first husbands, all presumably tools as well. And this reminds-women-of-their-first-husbands thing was a political problem for the first President Bush. It’s one of the reasons George H. W. Bush didn’t get his ass reelected in 1992. (Bill Clinton beat Bush in part because Clinton, I believe, reminded a lot of women of the total horndog they dated between their first and second husbands.)
Now if it turns out to be true that Sarah Palin abused her authority as governor of Alaska in an effort to get her ex-brother-in-law fired—that would be state trooper Mike Wooten—then it seems to me that Palin just might remind a lot of men out there of their ex-wife’s vicious and vindictive bitch of a sister. Seeing as the man she tried to get fired is a white and working-class, Palin might particularly remind those crucial white, working-class male voters of their ex-wives’ vindictive and vicious sisters.
Look, Sarah Palin tried to get her sister’s ex-husband fired—and, yeah, he sounds like a total douche, but that’s beside the point. Palin tried to get a guy with child support payments to make thrown out of work. Hello? Democratic talking heads? There are a lot of divorced & divorcing men out there—working class, middle class, upper class—who are still angry about the way they were treated by their ex-wives’ families. Particularly their ex-sisters-in-law. And these guys just might think twice about putting their ex-wife’s raging bitch of a sister a heartbeat away from the presidency.
If somebody, you know, slyly worked to put that notion into their heads.