Friday, September 19, 2008

The Morning Reading: George Saunders

from the September 22 The New Yorker.

George Saunders being George Saunders.

Sort of.

You decide.

My Gal
by George Saunders

Explaining how she felt when John McCain offered her the Vice-Presidential spot, my Vice-Presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin, said something very profound: “I answered him ‘Yes’ because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can’t blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we’re on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can’t blink. So I didn’t blink then even when asked to run as his running mate.”

Isn’t that so true? I know that many times, in my life, while living it, someone would come up and, because of I had good readiness, in terms of how I was wired, when they asked that—whatever they asked—I would just not blink, because, knowing that, if I did blink, or even wink, that is weakness, therefore you can’t, you just don’t. You could, but no—you aren’t.

That is just how I am.

Do you know the difference between me and a Hockey Mom who has forgot her lipstick?

A dog collar.

Do you know the difference between me and a dog collar smeared with lipstick?

Not a damn thing.

For the rest (a couple pages or so), click here.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Read the entire piece, and well, it's condescending attitudes like the one Mr. Saunders writes in that could very well win the election for the Republicans. But that's the New Yorker for you. Although, I agree with him his tone and attitude reminds me of Mr. O'Reilly on Fox or Mr. Limbaugh. Was a very "Cringeworthy" read.

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