First, I should mention that I am not a very political person; I am not posting this to promote or chastise either major political party. (I just don't have enough time to research and investigate current affairs to my own satisfaction; I never feel informed enough to take a decided stance on most policy matters.) Anyways, this amused me the other day.
The scene: three women conversing over cups of coffee in the office break room. (I have changed the names of my coworkers for privacy's sake.)
Ruth: Y'all, that was pathetic at the Olympic bid. Obama just couldn't get the job done!
(The group snickers.)
Mary: Mm-hmm! And Oprah was just as useless over there! That sure knocked them both off of their pedestals.
Sarah: Hey! Did y'all hear about Oprah last week?
Ruth: Oh, yes, she said she's going to quit her show.
Mary: Something fishy is going on!
Sarah: Really, y'all think so?
Mary: Just you watch... (Dramatic pause and finger waving.) I bet you anything
that Obama's going to have her in the White House within a year.
Ruth: Mm-hmm! Those two are up to something. She'll have a job there, no doubt.
Sarah: Haha! I bet he'll make her Secretary of State!
Mary: Tsk, tsk. No, that's Hillary's
job. But don't worry, she'll pop up somewhere. Obama's got plans for Oprah, just you wait and see.
At this point I had to walk away as my laughter was becoming difficult to contain. There are just so many things wrong with the conversation, I really can't pick just one.
I am not posting this to malign the Republican party. To me, it was more exemplary of the downfalls of partisan politics. None of these women actually had anything constructive or substantial to criticize Obama about; everything was simply based upon who he is rather than what he does.
Then again, if Sarah Palin proves to be a serious Republican candidate in national politics, I say all bets are off and the GOP deserves to be dumped on as much as possible.