Before I had even a moment to recover from the history making of last night and Obama's incredible speech, my cup overfloweth with excitement about McCain's vice presidential announcement this morning, a visual bonanza! So much to see, so much to chew on, I don't even know where to begin!
I will try not to dwell about lame TV producers of McCain's announcement this morning.. God knows what screens to the left and side of his head that made everyone behind him look like they were either shifty or channeling Ramtha. Nor McCain, whose peeps can't get it together to use a teleprompter and look us in the eye. (Hello, McCain.. there's new technology out there...Google much?) Today's on screen gaffe was almost as bad as when Hilary had every member of the Clinton administration standing behind her when she was defeated in Iowa vs. Obama's endless sea of admiring smiling faces.
Nor am I going to talk about the fact that Sarah Palin just plunked out a baby IN APRIL. This is the profile of pro-life "my friends". How about being a pro-mother? I know people make babies and go back to work. I am one. But this ain't no nine to five job. This is the vice president of the the United states whose running mate had cancer and just turned seventy two today. I can't wait to see the debates and know she's lactating and has cheerios in the bottom of her purse.
What I really want to talk about is her hair. Can someone please get this woman to a SuperCuts? What is that thing on her head? I admit, I am completely jealous of her flawless Linda Carter Skin. And I fully expect her to take out that plastic hair clip, pull off her glasses, rip off her blazer to reveal either Wonder Woman or Demi Moore in Disclosure. But the hair has GOT TO GO.
The choice is such a transparent attempt to get the Hillary votes. Some said that when Obama chose Biden, it was a sign of the party's feeling Obama's weakness on his foreign policy experience, but this is far more dramatic and cynical. No offense to older men, but sometimes they make bold moves just to let us (and themselves) know they're still alive. I think this is the case with the with the Republican Party in general. Hey, let's start another war!
She'll probably do well in the debates. She's likable, women rule in general and she'll be underestimated. Having never seen nor heard of her before except her speech just now, even I like her...for PTA president. As a former Hillary supporter, I have to admit, the first thought when I saw Joe Biden up there with Obama, was "Darn... There's no more girls up there." While I love seeing a woman in the fray, this is indeed an unusual pick. I just learned that she's a die-hard creationist. Can you imagine? Someone a heart beat away from the presidency who doesn't believe in science? I'm dumbstruck.
All I know is that I'm more excited about television watching this fall than when Mel Gibson got outed as an anti-semite or when Rielle Hunter curiously declined to get her infant's cheek swabbed (DNA test) twelve hours after John Edwards offered a paternity test to prove that he wasn't screwing around on his wife. This is going to be the gift that just keeps on giving.
Don't touch that remote.
Kimberly Brooks is an artist and writer who writes weekly column on the HuffingtonPost where provides commentary on the creative process and showcases other artists' work from around the world. Sometimes she writes about the election because she just can't help herself.