Tuesday, September 16, 2008


A few days ago I linked to some witty and very insightful political writing by David Foster Wallace (RIP), but there is a new piece out by George Saunders in The New Yorker that takes the cake:
Explaining how she felt when John McCain offered her the Vice-Presidential spot, my Vice-Presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin, said something very profound: “I answered him ‘Yes’ because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can’t blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we’re on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can’t blink. So I didn’t blink then even when asked to run as his running mate.”

Isn’t that so true? I know that many times, in my life, while living it, someone would come up and, because of I had good readiness, in terms of how I was wired, when they asked that—whatever they asked—I would just not blink, because, knowing that, if I did blink, or even wink, that is weakness, therefore you can’t, you just don’t. You could, but no—you aren’t.

That is just how I am.

Do you know the difference between me and a Hockey Mom who has forgot her lipstick?

A dog collar.
Of course, the undertone here is that what we're seeing "go into development" is the "treatment" to the sequel to "The Blink Presidency" -- a counterintuitive adaptation of the book "Don't Think -- Blink!" This is bound to appeal to 51.3 - 52.4 percent of the voters lost in their economic depression.

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