posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 01:51 PM
I watched the show last night and it was hilarious! I love that show!
I align myself with the Republican party, but I freely admit that there is blatant hypocrisy among the right wing political pundits which Jon Stewart
is pointing out. I am embarrassed to have Karl Rove and O'Reilly (among others) representing republican ideology.
They are not the only ones either damaging conservative views with their ridiculous arguments. Not long ago I was listening to Rush Limbaugh and he
was justifying increased oil drilling by saying that oil is "harmless" because it is a "natural substance" and "produced by the earth" and
"more natural than ethanol" which is man-made. That liberals were trying to create an artificial scare over burning oil because they don't control
At that moment he sounded like the biggest idiot in the world! Has he ever been in heavy traffic and smelled the exhaust? Does that seem healthy and
harmless? And by the same argument he used, snake venom is produced naturally also, but anti-venoms are man-made. I guess snake venom is good for us
and anti-venoms are bad.
And as for balance on the Daily Show...no, it clearly has a liberal slant. Yes, they will take jabs at Dems too, but the harshest criticisms are
reserved for the right.
But that doesn't really bother me. It's funny anyways and rather insightful. I welcome the fact that someone is calling out our hypocritical and
dishonest leadership, and I hope it inspires people to hold them accountable or replace them with leaders that are more open and honest.
As for Sarah Palin, yes it's ridiculous to try to justify her candidacy based on executive and foreign policy experience (like living near Russia
means anything? I live in Alaska, too, so I guess that makes me just as qualified. )
However, I was pleased to hear that Palin was the VP candidate (and not only because I'm an Alaskan). Her policy decisions show support for the
conservative values that I hold, and even more importantly, she has shown herself willing to go against the wishes of the oil companies for the good
of the people she represents. That is something very few politicians in this state have done because oil money is the mainstay of their political
livelihood. As far as foreign policy experience, I think McCain has the experience and Palin will gain it quickly as VP and be ready if it is
necessary for her to take office.