Brown Yuth

In Politics on September 13, 2008 at 1:21 am

This is just darling and I thought so worth posting. I know this girl’s father. He’s doing quite the job raising his daughters. Putting my “Ra, ra, go Caribbean masses” pom-poms down for a sec, as a black woman I’m brimming with pride. I certainly have a soft spot for little brown girls with pizazz and perspective galore. Hear Aiyana’s opinion (with some prodding from the person, likely her dad, working the video camera) about this year’s presidential election.  Here’s a gold star to you, Miss Aiyana.

In related news, I can’t fathom John McCain’s veep pick Sarah Palin getting the No. 3 highest job in the United States – that is after Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chair who shoulders the U.S. economy.

Aside from Miss Aiyana’s keen observation that Palin has a case of the baby talks or from my take, an annoyingly nasal voice, Palin’s also afflicted with the wishy-washy or politician flip flop.

Actor Matt Damon is in agreement. “You do the actuary tables, there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term, and it’ll be President Palin,” said Damon, the Associated Press reported this week.

“It’s like a really bad Disney movie. ‘Oh, I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she’s president,” he said. “She’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It’s absurd.”

I’m so getting all of Matt Damon’s movies even “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, which I thought was repulsively kooky!

I watched snippets of Charlie Gibson’s exclusive interview with the Alaskan governor and was underwhelmed at best. For the record, I plan to watch all the Palin-Gibson interviews online over the weekend.  Mama’s feeling a tad fatigued these days. Any who, noticeable gaffe No. 1: Palin was unfamiliar with the Bush doctrine, the administration’s foreign policy playbook. This is when I started to get the heebie-jeebies as if I wasn’t already put off.

Here’s an excerpt from the

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: Bush — What do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His worldview?

GIBSON: Well, the Bush Doctrine, [unintelligible] September 2002, before the Iraq war.

PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hellbent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though…

GIBSON: The Bush Doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a pre-emptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?

PALIN: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against the American people, we have every right to defend our country. – MJ


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