I am tempted to write nothing with this photo.
There is SO much that is sad about it, I don’t know where to begin.
Sad that we actually have a candidate with these qualifications (or lack of!)
Sad that she is, in the speech in the photo, stooping so low as to try to associate Obama with a terrorist. (Don’t get me started)
Sad that she is thought to be representing women.
Just plain sad.
Here is a paste from an email I got today– A letter from the National Organization for Women:
FYI, The National Organization for Women has endorsed the Obamba-Biden ticket for just the reasons listed below. They usually do not endorse, but in this case believed it was absolutely necessary to take a stand.
Subject: Women and Sarah Palin
We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible? decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact.
Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech, gun control, the separation of church and state,and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-(and possibly first)-most-powerful person on the planet.
We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and altogether devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin’s political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and from which we’ve so demonstrably benefited.
First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters.
We want to disagree, publicly. If you agree that Palin is an irresponsible, even dangerous, choice for VP, please consider participating in this drive. Gentlemen, send this to the women you know and care for. I know it’s tough to understand the way this choice is impacting women, but I have never seen so many women so outraged, angry and distraught in my entire life. We’d like our voices heard.


Photo Hunt– “Sad” — 7 Comments

  1. Jan, great post. She’s a political gimmick, and I hope that they are under-estimating the intelligence of Americans in a big way!
    Perfect for this week’s theme.

  2. Jan
    What a significant contribution this is to the photo theme this week. Thank you for it and the letter. I agree so much with you and the thoughts expressed by NOW. This woman is despicable in how low she will crawl for ambition.

  3. Jan, I was going to post a similar photo with the same idea this morning. Glad you did it but now I need to go find something else that’s sad.

  4. Thanks for sharing the fact that NOW is against Palin. That’s a VERY powerful “anti-endorsement,” and I hope women throughout the USA become aware of that fact.

  5. I’ve been thinking of using a photo of her for the “scary” theme! Sad also fits, especially now that she is smearing Obama (and with such delight).