John McCain and his minions must be loving this. I mean, while we’re all getting in a lather about the hypocrisy of the Palin family, there’s still a war raging in Iraq. (And people are being pepper-sprayed and getting arrested in the streets in protest of that war.) Our economy continues to be in decline. And health care — you don’t want to get me started on healthcare. I just spent the weekend with my parents, who are fortunately quite comfortably middle class, college-educated elderly who are trying to navigate their way through the ridiculous rules and regulations of our current system. Who makes the insurance rules? Who decides that Medicare will not pay anything toward my father’s hearing aid, but it will pay for a prescription of Viagra? The man is 84 years old and trying to take care of his increasingly fragile wife so that they can stay in their home. Viagra? Really? That’s “medically necessary” here? Isn’t it more important for him to hear what the doctor’s saying than to be able to … oh well. I guess there’s more money to be made in prescription drugs than in hearing aids.
And some other topics we should raging about as U.S. citizens:
Do you see what I’m saying? yes, everything about Palin reeks of hypocrisy and dishonesty. But where does focusing on it get us on any of these issues? Oh, the Republicans will be back to dancing at the convention tonight, folks. Don’t let them do it.