Sarah Palin, it is time for you to go.Posted: December 18, 2009
I rarely go much into politics here. I think it has become a shamefully divisive topic in the US, where people hardly ever agree to disagree on an issue when it comes to politics any more. I hope someday soon that we remember that there is such a thing as common ground.
I’m going to make an exception here and discuss a political figure. Sarah Palin. Ma’am, it is time to say what happened, and then go away.
None of the questions that arise about you or your thoughts are ever valid. Your detractors are just out to get you. Mistakes are not part of your make up. It is always someone else’s fault.
Today the news is that you were spotted on the beach in Hawaii wearing a Mc Cain campaign visor with the logo blacked out with a marker. Your explanation? You were trying to be incognito while on vacation.
Whose fault is it that people were struck by your choice of headgear? It is their own fault. “I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way.”
Ma’am, just say what happened. You are either cheap, stupid or you are vindictive. Actually, a combination of the three are a strong possibility as well.
Let’s discuss your incognito claim as it relates to wardrobe selection. We’ll pick a well-known person, lets say Derek Jeter from the New York Yankees. I would imagine that when Mr. Jeter wants to fly under the radar, he chooses his headgear wisely. People are used to seeing him in a Yankee hat. If he were sitting on a beach and someone thought he looked a lot like Derek Jeter, seeing him in a Yankee cap might actually embolden them to be certain it is him – that is the familiar image of him. I’m thinking outside the box here, but even if he took a Sharpie to the hat, it might not lessen that effect.
You know what would be a good idea in your case? Not wearing anything related to politics. As much as I hate the Yankees, I’d still sat one of their caps or visors might be appropriate for you. You don’t want to wear anything that represents a baseball team? That is fine, maybe you could pick a ball cap from my beloved Baltimore Orioles. They haven’t had a baseball team since 1983.
Ma’am, the not cheap thing to do would be to send a lackey to the hotel gift shop and have them buy you a visor that says Hawaii on it.
Ma’am, the smart thing to have done would have been to admit that you, like all of us are capable of being petty. Assigning blame to everyone else for how they viewed your visor – not a good idea.
Ma’am, the right thing to do is to say what happened, and please go away.