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Friday, September 12, 2008

Palin is the American Idol Candidate...

Kara and I were just talking about this the other day. Palin is like an American Idol finalist, which explains her popularity with middle America. Claymates and the Soul Patrol love Palin. Rober Ebert has written a great article on this that you should all read. When me and Kara were talking about this we were comparing her more to Sanjaya and Kristy Lee Cook rather than the winner, but we were definitely on to something. I think Ebert more coherently makes the argument, so I will let him explain:

"What defines an "American Idol" finalist? They're good-looking, work well on television, have a sunny personality, are fierce competitors, and so talented, why, they're darned near the real thing. There's a reason "American Idol" gets such high ratings. I want a vice president who is better, wiser, well-traveled, has met world leaders, who three months ago had an opinion on Iraq. Someone who doesn't repeat bald- faced lies about earmarks and the Bridge to Nowhere."

Our talk was something along those lines, except there was something about Paula Abdul in there, some laughing, and a discussion about the mega mess Fantasia Borrino. Hey I think we did pretty good considering we came up with this while doing some gardening....

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