Saturday, October 4, 2008

A comment worth repeating

This was a comment left on a CNN board, wish I knew the person who wrote it (will try to find out)

It really makes a great point:

October 4th, 2008 5:40 pm ET

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight…..

* If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

* Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, yours is a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

* Name your kids Willow , Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

* Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black

President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that

Registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law

professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over

750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human

Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state

of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs,

Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any

real leadership experience.

* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6

years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the

governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become

the country's second highest ranking executive and next in line behind a man

in his eighth decade.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful

daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and then left your disfigured wife

and married the heiress the next month, you're a true Christian.

* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of

birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

* If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex

education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up

pregnant, you're very responsible.

* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious

Law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to

raise a family, your family's values don't represent America 's.

* If you're husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DWI conviction and

no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a

member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your

family is extremely admirable.

OK, that makes it much more clearer now…