Wow! Somewhere in China Sarah and Barack Cabbage Patch look alikes are being made! Is that the ultimate symbol of success or what?
I was reading today that Palin is but one point shy of Obama in approval ratings. This struck me as odd since she is selling books like gang busters and he is trying to sell bad policies. She is the rising star and his is falling!
Does this mean anything at all? Is it really news worthy? Well, maybe it has more serious implications than the Tiger Woods ad nauseam that is filling far too many news cycles. After all, Obama is President and I do think Palin would like to be. 2012 is not that far away and I'm not sure selling books qualifies one to be President. It will be interesting to see if any substance lies beneath the charm offensive.
One thing that concerns me is how attracted we are to empty suits. It's something to think about when the real campaigning begins. The country bought into eloquence this go round. Mostly because Bush was so lacking. We mistook the ability to deliver a dynamite speech as ability. We'd be wise not to do the same with a book seller.
When you come right down to it, however, Palin has more experience in governing than Obama did when elected. He hadn't done much of anything in the real world before entering politics. Not to demean community organizers. Surely they have there place in society, but it doesn't necessarily make them Presidential material. He's struggling with the job and the people know it. Thus the declining approval ratings.
I'm worried about what our choice may be in 2012. Will we even have one? Is there anyone out there? Or is this what a generation much younger than mine has set for their standard.