Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska introduced herself to America before a roaring crowd at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night as “just your average hockey mom”.
Canadian boys are reared playing hockey, it is our National sport. Having grown up playing competitive hockey, and having been surrounded by average hockey moms, I shudder at the memories. Washington, prepare!
Osama Bin Laden must be quaking in his boots at the thought of a new Republican administration. Years of the Bush regime’s incompetence has given him freedom. Sarah and a posse of moose hunting, snowmobiling hockey moms will sniff him out in a jiffy.
The hockey moms will be on the phone to his terrorist friends in that unmistaken demeaning tone of voice, extricating his whereabouts by threatening to expose embarrassing misdemeanours unknown to their moms. The terrorists will break like brittle autumn twigs.
Osama will be frogmarched out of his hideout, by the ear, and be humiliated in front of his terrorist friends. And then he will be grounded, big time!
You can’t get away with anything where hockey moms are concerned. Roger Waters penned a North American version of this Pink Floyd classic in empathy with hockey mom boys:
Hockey momma gonna check out all your girlfriends for you
Hockey momma won’t let anyone dirty get through
Hockey momma gonna wait up until you get in
Hockey momma will always find out where you’ve been
Hockey momma gonna keep baby healthy and clean.
She went on to ask the delegates Wednesday if they knew "the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull."
"Lipstick," said Palin.
She is clearly from the era of yummy hockey moms. In my time, I do not recall hockey moms wearing lipstick, most looked like pit bulls, though there was an occasional alsatian and the odd collie.
I am big fan of America. It is the best British invention since the House of Commons.
I have a great interest in how America votes. As a Canadian expatriate of many years, I can reliably inform America that most of the world has a great interest in how America votes.
The last 8 years have been the darkest period in America’s history. People who live in democracies around the world would never have voted for someone with eyes as close together as Bush’s. It’s just not right.
Sarah Palin is not from the capitalist elite, intellectual elite, political elite, or a political dynasty. She is a woman of the people, a commoner (aka redneck to the rest of the world). You have to go along way back to find anyone like that in the slick world of American politics.
Palin is a breath of fresh air, warts and all.
In that respect, the other candidates pale in comparison.
P.S. America, my brethren, whomever you chose to vote for, vote for the team you think will restore the integrity of the values of democracy, peace, public service, and free and fair markets, that your current administration has so seriously fucked up.