Suppose Sarah's Name Was Steve

10/03/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tom D'Antoni Editor-In-Chief of Oregon Music News, Journalist, TV producer, radio DJ, author

Think about the things we've learned about Sarah Palin and then consider them again if her name had been Steve Palin when you heard about them.

He fishes.

He watches his son play hockey.

He got elected mayor of a small town in a remote, sparsely populated state.

He ran his city into a $22,000,000 deficit after finding a balance budget when he took office.

He is opposed to abortion under any circumstances.

He is a Pentecostal fundamentalist who denies evolution, embraces the rapture, and thinks God ordered the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

He is involved in an ethics scandal.

He has a sex scandal in his home while spouting off about "family values."

He owns a lot of firearms.

He supports Ted Stevens.

He fires people working for him in government for political reasons, and not based on competence.

He has sought earmarks and travelled to Washington, D.C. with a lobbyist who was hooked up with Jack Abramoff in order to get them.

He was almost recalled by his hamlet's constituents.

He says one thing and does another.

Reporters in his home state have no respect for him as an administrator.

He is in the pocket of big oil.

And there you have Steve Palin, just another fanatical, incompetent Republican hack.

See, the fact that Steve is Sarah has nothing to do with it.

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