Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do I Consider Myself A Teaparty Patriot?

I received a phone call a few minutes ago....

I was sitting at my desk working on paying bills when the phone rang.

The caller id listed "Votertalk2010" with a phone number of 208 991 1227.

It was a robo-call.

"Do I consider myself a Teaparty Patriot?"

I don't but I wanted to hear where the call went so I said, "yes."

"Do I support Sarah Palin?"

I hesitated, saying, "Uhhh.." I mean, I have my limits.

The call ended.

I googled Votertalk2010, the call was a robocall sponsored by Michael Reagan. It was just two questions.
It's phone calls like this, asking if I support Sarah Palin that remind me of this:

A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It's one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O'Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it


Horse-farmer said...

Maybe that's the reason there was an increase in birthrates nine months following that famous "loveyawink"

Sky Girl said...

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth. I guess I'm immune.

Jack said...

We all have our limits, dont' we?

Anonymous said...

In the 60s, when I was sorting out my future political ambitions I determined the Long Island Tea Party was the one for me. To wit:

1 part vodka
1 part 1800® Tequila
1 part rum
1 part gin
1 part triple sec
1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
1 splash Coca-Cola®

Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour back into the glass and make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top. Garnish with lemon.

Sara said...

If I hear "you betcha" ever again, I will throw up in my mouth a little.

Anonymous said...

The perfect reason to have a Long Island Tea at hand for sipping.

The CDM said...

Either way, Sarah Palin would do better by the country if she'd just go into a different type of tour than sh'es doing now. One that involves a pole, loud music, over-priced drinks, an abundance of male "supporters" and maybe even a some "curious" women. If she wants to show off so bad, at least this would be more honest work. It's a win-win thing despite the sexist approach I just took.

I'm just sayin'...

Khakjaan Wessington said...

Ernst and Röhm [Jan, 25, 2010]
“...reverse the overall erosion in middle class security...”
-President Obama, Jan 25, 2010;

A specter haunting President Obama haunts
The textbooks, episodes of History Channel.
In film the Fuhrer dies by it—it saved a gaunt
And saintly Private Ryan. Secretly, panels
Of Koch executives gloat as Teabag pawns fight
For vassalage. 'Aren't Ernst and Röhm the tax people,'
I've heard them ask. Security from thought—to spite
Their loneliness, they seek control of courts, steeples.
Oh Hannah Arendt dance with me, don't dance too deep—
A squad of goons are coming into town: beep beep!