Monday, September 29, 2008

Give me a break!

Lawd have mercy. It's time to stop the foolishness and get real. This is a woman who has no knowledge of the issues and only memorizes talking points. I work in PR and can clearly tell when someone is throwing taking points. It's a difference when they are used in the context of a conversation, but when all you are doing is regurgitating them like Pathetic Palin, it is clear that you have no clue what you are talking about.

Check out this video. When she begins talking, you can clearly tell that she has memorized a series of sentences. Listen to how fast she is talking! And now you need McCain to sit next to you to make sure that you don't screw up and telling her to hold on before she answers the question so he can say something? This is a hot ass mess and they both make me sick.

I am so ready for Thursday. Joe Biden is going to shut her down (in a respectful way)! He must be very careful. Joe likes to say the first thing that comes to his mind. That's a great quality about him, but he can't do that in this debate.

- Citizen Wifey

It’s a shame that black folks won’t support black films that aren’t directed by Tyler Perry.

Spike Lee's World War II drama "Miracle at St. Anna" debuted poorly for Disney, with just $3.5 million in ninth place.The story of an all-black U.S. Army troop in wartime Tuscany, "Miracle" attracted audiences comprised 86% of couples Saturday night, with 80% of patrons over age 25. The film played best in New York and Los Angeles -- which together contributed more than 21% of its weekend coin -- but "Miracle" will be looking to future frames to salvage any sort of decent theatrical run following its wobbly start.

It’s a shame that black folks won’t support black films that aren’t directed by Tyler Perry. The Citizens (me and the wife) made sure that we supported the film because we know how hard it is to get black films made. The lack of success for Miracle at St. Anna, means the next war film involving black folks might not get made. I have nothing against Tyler Perry, but it seems that if he isn’t making a movie then we won’t watch it. The Great Debaters was an excellent film, but it did not do well either. What will it take for us to support these films? Did Spike Lee need to put Katt Williams in it? And we wonder why Hollywood gives money to make movies like Soul Plane.

My advice to Spike Lee: Clint Eastwood is not the problem. It’s us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Music showcase for this week 9/29 – 10/3

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

The passing of Paul Newman

Paul Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn., after a lengthy battle with cancer, he was 83. Newman also was an actor, philanthropist, talented director of theatrical and television movies including The Silver Chalice (1954), The Hustler (1962), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972), The Verdict (1982), The Color of Money (1987), The Glass Menagerie (1987), The Road to Perdition (2002), Empire Falls (2005) and Cars (2006).

I enjoyed watching his acting skills - especially in Cool Hand Luke. I think he was a top notch actor and a credit to his profession.

John, I got a bracelet too!!!!! @ The Friday Night Fight

Who jump-started Obama last night? That man was on fire!!! He came out swinging like a kid fighting for his life. I know people are saying it was a tie, but if you look at his previous debates – it’s a huge improvement!! McCain looked so pissed off that I know he wanted to say the “N” Word. Foreign Policy is McCain’s specialty and he couldn’t take Obama out. Both candidates show that they have a mastery of Foreign Policy so kudos to them. I wonder does Sarah Palin know anything about the Middle East? She might not if she can’t see it from the border of Alaska. I do think that he shouldn’t agree with McCain by saying "john is right". That is just a personal preference though. What I love and hate about Obama is his gentleman like nature. It definitely has its place but when you are dealing with the Republicans you can’t always be nice. The Republicans play the dirtiest games and you have to know how to fight them. But……maybe that was part of his strategy because he wants to show bi-partisanship.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Stop The Foolishness!

What the hell is going on with this woman. She's so confused she does not know whether to scratch her watch or wind her ass. Stop the foolishness right now!
- Citizen Wifey

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Help!!! Mommy, Daddy, Send Gas..... Asap!!!

Finding gas in Charlotte NC is like digging for gold after the gold rush ended. For individuals that are finding gas, they are finding long lines ahead of them. There were reports of trouble at the pumps, as drivers witnessed fights break out at local stations. Drivers across the American Southeast are dealing with the frustration of gas hunting due to a pipeline not producing at 100% capacity. Colonial Pipeline which delivers gasoline and other fuel from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to major cities in the Southeast including Charlotte is the pipeline in question. North Carolina Governor Michael Easley has told Carolinians to conserve gasoline by carpooling and eliminating unnecessary trips. According to AAA, gas was averaging $3.98 a gallon in Charlotte as of Monday. Asheville NC still has some of the highest gas prices in the Carolinas, averaging $4.13 a gallon. With all that being said, I keep asking myself the same question. How did America elect an oil man President and we keep running out of oil?

Poor Mr. Choudhary

A mob of workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who fired them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi.

700 Billion Reasons to skip a debate

There is something going on that is as crooked as the letter “s” in Mississippi. Not since Mr. Whitefolks made his introduction in Pimp’s Up Ho’s Down has a white man ran this much game. Senator John McCain wants to call off Friday’s debate in order to work on America’s economic woes. This is all silly because neither senator sits on committees that have any direct dealings with the bail out. Senator McCain is a member of the Armed Services, Indian Affairs and Commerce, and Science and Transportation committees. Science and Transportation? Does that deal with teleportation machines?

McCain might have the American public fooled but I’m not buying this one. This is the old banana in the tailpipe trick. McCain needs to get his behind down to ole miss and start answering questions. There isn’t a politician in the District of Columbia that knows what to do with the economy. Bush and McCain were both C Average students in school, so they definitely have no clue. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is the one that is running the show. If he says jump then all of congress will say how high. The years of reckless financial dealing and no oversight has caused suffering for American citizens. This capitalistic greed happened on the watch of many of these congressional members. It is inconceivable that not one person saw this coming. So after 26 years of serving in congress, John McCain is going to ride in with the Calvary and save America? McCain needs to stop playing games and get with the program. America needs real solutions and not gimmicks. When will politicians stop jerking us around and do their jobs????

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A last-minute reprieve for Troy Anthony Davis

Seven of the nine witnesses who initially testified that Davis was the killer have recanted. Also there was no physical evidence presented at his trial, and no weapon was found at the scene of the crime.

Earlier Today, Davis refused his last meal of macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, green beans, lettuce, tomato salad, corn bread, fruit cobbler and tea.

Citizen Ojo says: What in the heck? You call that a last meal? A last meal is Ruth's Chris Steak House, not elementary school lunch. Before they were going to kill the man they wanted him to get the runs….

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Obama visits Charlotte N.C.

Senator Barack Obama was having a rally in uptown today. Since he paid a visit to our city, Citizen Wifey and I decided to go check him out. It was part Political Rally/Rock Concert - with people crying, dancing and passing out. After the minister (Mayor Richard Boyce of Belmont NC) gave a soul stirring prayer, I was looking for a collection plate. I think we possibly had church right there in the street. What I witness today was not just a political rally but a political movement. People of all ages and ethnicities were side by side waiting to hear the good word. Obama did his thing and fired up the troops for battle. If the crowd was in indication, North Carolina could be in play this year.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What are Islamic Extremists and the RNC doing in my Mailbox?

This was a tough week for everyone’s favorite public citizen (yours truly). Citizen Wifey was flipping out because of a letter I received this week. It wasn’t from an old flame, or a strip club $2 Tuesday coupon. The letter was from the Republican National Committee in Washington D.C. Actually the letter sounded like John McCain wrote it. The letter went like this:

Dear Friend,

I don’t want to believe you’ve abandoned the Republican Party, but I have to ask… Have you given up?

Our records show we have not yet received your Republican National Committee membership renewal for the critical 2008 presidential election year.

As the Treasurer of the RNC, I know our Party’s success depends directly on grassroots leader like you.

So I am surprised and concerned especially because I know how generously you supported President Bush and the RNC in the past. You helped to advance our vision for America and elect Republicans at all levels of government.

I know other things come up, and perhaps you’ve just been delayed in renewing your membership. If that’s the case, I understand.

But we’ve not heard from you this year – and I hope you haven’t deserted our Party.

You generous financial assistance and active involvement are more important than ever as we work to elect a Republican president and Congress.

There is so much at stake. The Democrats are determined to put a liberal like Barack Obama in the White House, expand their narrow majorities in the U.S. House and Senate, and push our country to the left with their agenda of high taxes, big government and weakened national security.

Big Labor, radical liberal protest groups and Hollywood elites are planning to spend more than $500 Million to defeat Republicans and aid the Democrat power grab.

The RNC relies on the voluntary support of Republican activists like you.

That’s why I urgently need you to renew your RNC membership for 2008 with a contribution of $1000, $500, $250, $100, $50, or even $25.

The men and women who will represent us in this year’s elections are hard at work building strong campaigns.

What do the Republicans have against Movie Stars (The Hollywood Elite)? You would think that they don’t watch movies. The last movie Republicans probably watched was Birth of a Nation. Citizen Wifey was so disturbed by this that I thought she was going to spray the mailbox down with Lysol. I’ve never met a woman that had such a dislike for the Republicans. I thought that the letter was part of the Republicans political caging list. An example of political caging involves sending letters to predominantly black neighborhoods, and when the letters are returned as undeliverable, the senders compile a challenge list to remove those voters from the voting rolls. Maybe they truly just want money? Someone has to pay for Cindy McCain’s outfits.

I also received a DVD in the mail from The Clarion Fund. If you are reading this, you are now asking yourself the same thing I did: What is a Clarion Fund?

They are a non partisan organization that educates American Citizens about issues of national security. Their main focus is on America’s favorite boogey man Radical Islam. The name of the DVD: OBSESSION Radical Islam’s War against the West. The DVD is from a film that originally aired on CNN.

Michael Medved from Eye on Entertainment said about the film:

“Obsession is one of the most powerful, expertly crafted and undeniably important films I’ve seen this year…. And merits serious consideration for the Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary.”

Well thanks Mr. Medved for giving the film Five Gats out of Five. A documentary about terrorists should receive an Academy Award? Osama Bin Laden must be up for best actor. He puts out more tapes than Ron Jeremy. Why during an election would they send out such a film? They say they are non partisan but their agenda seems suspect to me. So between The Grand Ole Party and Muslim Radicals my mailbox was full of foolishness.

Why would I give money to a political party where only 36 of the 2,380 delegates seated at their convention floor were black, the lowest number in 40 years? You want my money but I have to sneak in the back to give it to you. Thanks, but no thanks.

I also don’t need a video to scare me into submission. I’m not going to trade my civil rights in for my freedom. American’s did that already and all we have to show for it is wiretapping. If I want to see a video on terrorists, I will go rent one. I don’t need it crammed down my throat.

I never thought I would see the day when Bills in the mailbox looked so attractive.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What is it about Oil that makes people so horny?

I thought that we (American Citizens) were the only people that the Oil Companies were screwing. Now I am highly offended to know that I’m in a “3 Way” with the Government. This is outrageous!!! What do you do when you are in a relationship with someone and they are seeing someone else? I would like for Exxon, Shell, BP, and Texaco to know that I believe in a monogamous relationship.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Music showcase for the week 9/15 – 9/19

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Down and Out in Macomb County

The Republicans should go into the magic business, because they are forever pulling a trick out of their butt. Since the hanging chads in Florida, they have been trying to manipulate the voting process. If intimidation doesn’t work, they always have Clarence “Uncle” Thomas and the rest of the hanging judges in their back pockets. This latest con is so brilliant that I even have to tip my hat to it. They are going to keep people that lost their homes to foreclosure from voting. The Macomb County Republican Party is doing this, because they want to keep the voting process honest and fair. Anytime a Republican uses the word fair, I think of a slave running from dogs with his arm tied behind his back.

I know a conservative person might be reading this and think that I’m unfair. They will probably say that I am biased and I’m in the tank for Obama. Well after looking at the Republican convention, I saw that they were sending minorities a message. No minorities allowed!!!! So am I biased… probably, but no more than the Republican National Party. So am I in the tank for Obama….I support him. I don’t agree with all of his views, but he is my candidate of choice. I hope no one thought that this blog was like Fox News (Fair and Balanced) ha ha ha ha. The reason I have this blog is so I can give my opinion on topics of the day. It might come off at times that I am hard on conservatives. That’s only because I don’t want to revert back to Jim Crow laws. With this voter suppression in Michigan that’s exactly where we are headed.

The part that the Republican Party is leaving out is that most of the foreclosures would be African American homeowners. So we are talking about African Americans that typically vote for a Democrat losing their right to vote. Mmmmmmmmm! Is this just a coincidence that many sub-prime loans, which are more likely to be sold to minorities, are going to go into default and keep African Americans from voting? If it is a coincidence then O.J. Simpson is back dating Sistas again.

For all those individuals that thought this election was going to be different, you must be out of your damn mind!!! This race was set up to be the nastiest thing since a Flavor Flav sex tape. Now defenseless homeowners are going to be used as pawns in this vicious election. I hope there is a legal way to fight this foolishness because I don’t want anyone who is eligible to vote get screwed.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

No need to hide Spot, Governor Palin doesn’t skin dog hair.

News You Can’t Use

When I was in elementary school, I had the bright idea to start a newspaper. I didn’t write about social issues and other important topics of the day. My newspaper ended up being a gossip mag. It caused a lot of trouble with my fellow students, because no one likes their business in the streets. I did learn one important thing from the whole experience. Smut, Sex, Lies, and Rumors sell like hotcakes!! I also learned that it’s a distraction when you have nothing to talk about.

The Republicans are running the biggest con game in America right now. The sad part is that the American people are falling for it. Senator Obama is always saying that the American people are smarter than that, but I don’t buy it. This is the same country that made Paris Hilton a star. The Republicans are running on, and running from President Bush’s record. After eight years of foolishness, Senator McCain can’t run on the issues. He realized his best plan was to create a mass distraction and by the mainstream media’s observation it’s working.

I don’t know how valid these polls are, because we don’t know if all ages, races, and ethnicities are being counted. The media (television and print) have proven that they aren’t above the madness. In a year when newspapers are laying off employees, the print industry is having a hard time staying relevant. Most people are getting their news from the internet these days (i.e.… internet media, John Stewart and Bloggers). The 6:00pm and 6:30pm television news anchors are looking like relics of the past. I am probably the only person in my age group that I know who still watches the 6 – 7pm news. The Media has to do something to keep you coming back. They have to keep their relevance in a digital world.

Enter: Governor Sarah “The Barracuda” Palin. McCain’s advisors knew that only a WOMAN would be able to go up against Obama (Thanks Hillary!!!). Don’t think for a moment that McCain was slick enough to come up with this pick. This guy just found out what Google was!!! Gov. Sarah Palin causes a problem for Obama because the Republicans can yell SEXISM!!! A black man + a white woman + sexism = black man in trouble!!!!!!!!

The Pig and the Lipstick debacle is the latest maneuver from the McCain camp. The McCain campaign would like for you to believe that Obama called Palin a pig. Keep in mind that one of McCain’s former advisors, Torie Clarke, had a book titled Lipstick on a Pig. Also keep in mind that McCain has used the same expression before. This was not the first time McCain has heard this before. But now it’s a slight against a woman…………………..For Real?

Instead of sticking to the issues, the media would rather keep the foolishness going. Now we have to watch Obama defend himself (AGAIN) against another sexism smear. It is obvious that the Republicans want to run on personality rather than issues. And it is also obvious that the media wants to report this popularity contest. Palin is running for Vice President and we know nothing about her. The Republicans won’t let you talk to her and she keeps giving the same stump speech “and I said thanks but no thanks to the bridge to nowhere.” Woman, is that bridge all that you can talk about?

With all these issues that must be tackled by the next administration, this coverage has turned into an episode of General Hospital. It appears that I’m going to have to start watching John Stewart to get my news. Edward R. Murrow must be rolling in his grave right now.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Who is shifting Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly?

According to three staff members, Jeff Zucker, chief executive of NBC Universal, and Steve Capus, president of NBC News, considered flying to the Republican convention in Minnesota last week to address the lingering tensions......................

Fox News didn’t apologize to the Democrats....This election has created a double standard of epic proportions.

If Keisha is pregnant and not married it's a reflection of her upbringing and community. If Heather is pregnant and not married it's a private family matter.

If you are too educated you are elite. If you don't have an education you are hard working regular folk.

If your wife is black she is exotic. If your wife is white she is All American.

If you are a community activist, then you don't have leadership experience.

If you are the mayor of a small town then you have the qualifications to be a CEO of a fortune 500 company.

If your wife is black and you have kids she is your baby momma. If your wife is white and you have kids she is your wife.

Why should MSNBC cow tow to what other people think. This reminds me of when we first kicked off the war. Anyone that disagreed with President Bush was shouted down and called unpatriotic. The Right has a gazillion radio shows and multiple characters on TV. Bill O' Reilly doesn't know how Black Folks act when we eat out. Sean Hannity doesn't even have a college degree and he holds his nose up at Obama? This is the biggest bunch of crap ever!!!!!

Governor Sarah Palin's future son-in-law

Bristol is that you too?

And people were afraid of Michelle Obama living in the White House?

The Passing of Don Haskins

Coach Don Haskins died on 9/7/2008 in El Paso Texas of congestive heart failure. He was 78. He is known for becoming the first coach in 1966, to start five African-American players in an NCAA tournament championship game while coaching Texas Western, now Texas-El Paso.


Thanks for giving a brother a chance. That's all we really want. An Opportunity.

Citizen Ojo,

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Music showcase for the week 9/8 – 9/12

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

Friday, September 05, 2008

The Great American White Wash

As the country rapidly diversifies, Republicans are presenting a convention that is almost entirely white. Only 36 of the 2,380 delegates seated on the convention floor are black, the lowest number since the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies began tracking diversity at political conventions 40 years ago. Each night, the overwhelmingly white audience watches a series of white politicians step to the lectern — a visual reminder that no black Republican has served as a governor, U.S. senator or U.S. House member in the past six years.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Ballad of Kwame Kilpatrick

After years of Mayor Kilpatrick’s reign of Detroit, today the Pimp Train finally jumped the track. If you thought about feeling sorry for him, don’t! On his way out the door the guy still won’t shut up. Kilpatrick said in court today, “This city always gets up. I want to tell you Detroit, that you done set me up for a comeback.” This clown is more dramatic than a high school play of Hamlet. Along with his mistress Christine Beatty…oops I mean his former Chief of Staff. Kilpatrick was in court today pleading guilty to two felony counts of obstructing justice by committing perjury. Beatty previously invoked her 5th amendment right against self-incrimination 61 times in sworn testimony. Today though, she was getting ready to cut her own deal. Kilpatrick also has to serve 4 months in jail and he has to turn over his state pension to the city.

The man that is taking his place is the real person that is getting screwed. City Council President Kenneth Cockrel Jr was persuaded from moving into Manoogian Mansion and to not ride in the mayoral Cadillac Escalade. Cockrel can’t drive the Lac around Detroit? That’s sadder than a John McCain acceptance speech.

The police chief of Detroit put her two week notice in as well. I guess she saw the writing on the wall. Anyone else who is a Kilpatrick hire should be filling out their resumes ASAP. It’s unfortunate that Governor Jennifer Granholm had to get involved in order for Detroit to find resolution. Kilpatrick’s abuse of power is the reason for his down fall. He has no one to blame but himself. Maybe he will eventually learn something from all this. Who am I kidding he won’t, its Kwame Kilpatrick!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Hockey Mom from Wasilla "The Gov's Big Speech"

Citizen Wifey was watching the Republican National Convention, and she thought it was the movie Stepford Wives. I guess it was because of all the white women with blond hair, and heavy make-up. Citizen Wifey is almost correct in her analogy of the convention. Just like the Stepford Wives there are very few blacks around. You occasionally see a happy go lucky black grinning like its pay day, but other than that-the cuberts are bare. I’m really watching this to see what Governor Sarah Palin is about. I don’t know anything about the woman except she likes to skin animals. I don’t know how PETA is going to feel about that one.

I’m trying to analyze Palin’s speech but Citizen Wifey is still trying to point out black folks in the crowd. I’ll be glad when she can at least piece together 10 black folks. It’s not going to work if they keep showing the same black guy. Please help my wife find a black person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hate to keep bringing this up, but this crowd is whiter than my elementary school picture. It was me and a white girls black boots in the photo. It’s nice that her husband is part Eskimo. I don’t know what that really means but it’s nice (I guess). Why does her family keep passing that baby around? Ewww, the daughter just licked her hand and smoothed the baby’s head down (that’s just kinda nasty to me). Since she is a hockey mom I saw a sign that says drop the puck….I guess they are talking about Obama. Why is the crowd chanting NBC when it comes to the media bias??? Fox News Anyone???? It just came out that she wasn’t properly vetted, so it’s natural that people have questions about her. She is one heartbeat away from being in control of the Nukes!!!! I need to know something about this lady. If foreign experience is the fact that your state is next to Russia, something is wrong.

(We interrupt this posting for a news flash: Alaska is number one in America when it comes to Chlamydia)

Now back to our regular scheduled program.

It sure looks empty in the arena. Why is she talking about Obama making Government Bigger!!! That’s what George Bush has done – she must not get Direct TV in Alaska. What’s the deal with all the cowboy hats?? Are they filming another Lonesome Dove movie after the speech? How can you be a reformer when you have been in Washington as long as John McCain? Palin is trying to spin this to make herself look like Joan of Arc. I’m just not buying it.

We are still looking for some black people!!!! They usually have a janitor or truck driver in the back somewhere. The wives of Rudolph Giuliani and John McCain are sitting next to each other. That must be the mistress section of the convention. I haven’t seen Giuliani’s bus down (oops.. I mean wife) in awhile. She still has that same dumb look on her face. Please stop interviewing Giuliani because he sucks!!! Every black person I know from New York hates that guy. When have you seen people from all the boroughs agree on the same thing? You mean the only black person they can get on stage is Cowboy Troy??? What in the hezzy???? I hope he is getting paid for this.

I hate to keep saying this but the lack of black folks is an issue. The Republicans have an image problem, and I don’t know how they can change it. I don’t even know if they want to change it. I think they are happy with who they are. It’s unfortunate because without diversity we all lose.

Palin got the base excited but at the Citizen Crib it’s all crickets.

Monday, September 01, 2008

That's Just My Babies Daddy

Gov. Sarah Palin's “unwed” daughter is pregnant right on the hells of her mothers new birth. Palin shouldn’t be surprised, because she doesn’t believe in teaching sex education in schools. Her daughter probably didn’t even know she needed to use a condom. Somewhere right now, Pat Robertson must be taking a shot of Hennessy and Coke. The Palin Fan Club wasn't expecting this kind of publicity.

The Good News: She can borrow her brother’s clothes for her child.

The Bad News: Republicans have been awfully self righteous when it comes to Family Values.

The Really Bad News: Gov. Palins daughter is not a virgin anymore.

The moral of the story: Those that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Music showcase for the week 9/1 – 9/5

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

Those Pesky South Korean Girls!!!!!

Last week, the LPGA Tour confirmed it will introduce an oral exam in English in late 2009, which will be mandatory for players with two years' experience on the Tour. "This is an American tour, It is important for sponsors to be able to interact with players and have a positive experience." - Kate Peters tournament director of the U.S. LPGA State Farm Classic.

(Citizen Ojo breaks it down for the viewers at home)

This is all code word for: White Folks don't understand what you are saying so to make them comfortable you need to learn english. When you speak a different language around White Folks they get scared. They think you are plotting against them. That's why they started making Ebonics mainstream so they will know what Black Folks are saying at all times.

Maybe the LPGA should show the Koreans episodes of The Hills so they will learn how to speak fluent english.

Rick Brookhiser who gave you permission to use the "N" word?

~ Rick Brookhiser, American journalis, biographer and historian.

Geraldine Ferraro are you happy now?

Not since the Washington Wizards selected Kwame Brown as the 1st overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft have I been this confused. John McCain actually wants us to believe that after meeting Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, “twice” ,she is qualified to be Vice President? This is the person that will take over the Presidency if an emergency arises. After meeting her “twice” he trusts this former beauty queen to control the button with the Nuclear Weapons? Who is this Gov. Sarah Palin anyway? If the only thing I hear about you is how “Hot” you are, then there is a problem.

Let’s take a look at some Sarah Palin highlights:

*Elected as Governor of Alaska in December 2006 (she has been Gov. less than 2 years).

*Chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 – 2004 (she resigned from this position after less than a full year of service).

*Served as a two term Mayor of Wasilla Alaska (estimated population in 2003 was 6,715).

*Served two terms on the Wasilla City Council (In January 2005 the city opened a Home Depot and Lowes).

*Worked as a sports reporter for a local Anchorage television station (she covered such events as the Iditarod dog-sled race).

*A former point guard and captain on her high school basketball team (maybe she should challenge Obama to a game of 21).

Not since Jimmy Stewart starred in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington have we seen the most unlikely of politicians. Senator McCain wants to showcase Palin as a reformer that will clean up Washington. She is going to use her city council experience to turn around the economy; her experience as Governor to fight the war on terror and her experience as Chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to deal with our dependency on foreign oil. I hope people didn’t think McCain selected her strictly for her good looks. She is going to take Washington by storm!!! Yeah right, and I’m running for Governor of North Carolina. Palin is simply on the ticket because she is a woman. McCain heard Obama’s acceptance speech and almost passed out. When he woke up, he realized tornado Obama hit Denver hard. He was going to need something powerful to take out a natural disaster. Like Doug Flutie in one of the greatest college football games ever, he threw a hail mary. He decided to go after delusional ….oops.. dissatisfied Clinton supporters and independents. Only time will tell if this blatant gamble will win him votes. In the meanwhile, it’s going to be hilarious watching the Republicans turn Gov. Palin into Margaret Thatcher. Stay-tuned!!!!