Some in the media have been fixated on Sarah Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe, courtesy of RNC and its donors. Time Magazine thinks its important that you know she’s committing crimes against fashion. While I’m no fan of politicians using money for ridiculous things and can’t even conceive of owning a $150,000 wardrobe, I have to say. That ain’t the only ridiculous thing as what’s gone down this election season.
Remember the Greek temple from which The One addressed His throng of worshipers during the heady days of the Democratic Party’s convention? Yeah. $5.3 million for a crime against architecture.
And as long as we’re talking about money, remember the bailout that passed a while back? The $1.8 trillion bailout, even though people only really talked about the first $700 billion? Yeah, about that $700 billion. It seems that nobody is really sure what it’s for.
Moving on to the larger theme of Ridiculous, Bob Barr. I wish he would win in November. That’s why I voted for him. But third-party candidates haven’t won anything in over 100 years. Realistically, Bob Barr isn’t going to win anything. But that won’t stop him from offering campaign advice to McCain. Advice like, “Quit now, because realistically, you’ve got now chance.” Also, Bob Barr suggests that McCain will lose in Georgia. This might be a bad time to write LP Central and ask them which states they expect Barr to win in.
The media has been so ridiculous this election cycle that this guy is ashamed to admit his profession to strangers. He works for ABC. Ponder it.
Senator Jack Murtha (who has a special category of Ridiculous specially reserved for himself) of Pennsylvania said, quote, “There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area.” Hey, if we have a representative form of government and Jack Murtha represents a racist area… does that mean Jack Murtha is racist? Just sayin’. Oh, and John McCain agrees with Murtha while trying really hard not to.
Some pollster got death threats for running a poll that had McCain ahead in Ohio and Florida.
Okay, that’s enough of a link-dump. I can only take so much of ridiculous before the sense of impending doom hits. Various folks of all stripes like to yak it up about how historic this election is, since it’ll either end with a black President or a woman Vice-President. This is also the most ridiculous election in American history.