Thursday, September 02, 2010

Arizonans get what they deserve

Cars I snapped pics of in the last week:

I have no problem with bumper stickers that might say something negative about a sitting president (I may have had one of my own in the past).  But the Kenya bumper sticker turns something that might just have been making fun of a president's intelligence into something racist.  Would a white president get similar treatment if their ancestors were from England or Ireland?  I don't think so.  At the very least, even if the sticker isn't racist, it indicates the owner is a "birther".  And that's a whole different kind of bat-shit crazy.

With constituents like this, is it any wonder we have idiots like this (incumbent governor Jan Brewer)?

It's not too much of a surprise that Sarah Palin is a big supporter and has stumped for Brewer.

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." -- Harlan Ellison


wunelle said...

God. I feel for her, since she seems absolutely like a deer in the headlights, suddenly overwhelmed and quite unequal to the task before her. This is particularly odd when so often a top politician's skills are about presentation and appearance rather than thought and substance.

I join you in cringing at the bumper stickers. If it makes you feel any better, there are whackos in all places. My own little town is the HQ for the John Birch Society, which is suddenly (like Joseph McCarthy) finding itself not nearly so firmly in exise as it used to be.

CyberKitten said...

Who *was* that appaling woman? If she's a political candidate I'd really expect her to be able to string a few words together!


dbackdad said...

That's the thing. She's a political veteran, been governor for a few years and served in the state legislature for quite a bit. But like Russell Pearce and Joe Arpaio, she's loving being courted and lauded by national Republicans for their stand on SB1070. They all think history will show them as being pioneers and ahead of their time. But history will mark them as racist and provincial local politicians in over their head.

Her Dem opponent, Terry Goddard, is a good guy and a former mayor of Phoenix. If us Arizonans have any sense, we'll elect him. Despite the conservative nature of the state, we have elected quite a few Democratic governors, the las being Janet Napolitano.