You know, what with the latest addition to Sarah Palin's impressive pantheon of really fucking stupid comments -- namely her defense of just making up words as she goes -- I thought I'd dip into the archive and find something I wrote way back in September of '08, during the closing days of the presidential campaign.
With midterms approaching and the talk of the 2012 White House race already ramping up -- I think this sentiment bears repeating:
"And this is what it's come down to. They've drawn the battle lines and all that's left now is for the rest of us to choose which side we're on -- because they've seen to it that there is no middle-ground.
You're with us or you're with the idiots.
You're smart or stupid.
You either want your leaders to use their brains or you align yourself with the ones who would play the role of the dumb jocks mocking those who dare to think as being a bunch of effete wimps who can't be trusted.
You vote for great minds or for people who don't just devalue great minds but demonize them.
Sarah Palin was right about one thing last night: This is a battle for survival, but defeat doesn't mean death -- it means dumb.
I don't know about you, but I don't want the two most powerful people in the free world to be a couple of folks I'd just like to sit down and have a beer with; I want them to be fucking super heroes -- sharper, stronger and wiser than I could ever hope to be. They have the weight of the world on their shoulders; I want to never have to worry that they won't be able to carry it.
But that's my choice.
Now it's your turn.
Where do you stand?"