Myopia: (n) a lack of foresight or discernment: a narrow view of something
Monday, September 15, 2008
My way is not very sportsmanlike
I've never been able to understand the kind of hunter* who pays a bunch of money to go to a ranch and shoot birds raised in cages and put in the brush, as if it's some manly feat to kill it. And I think the same can be said for shooting wolves from planes. I suspect that is the kind of hunting one does merely for the opportunity to have one's picture taken in the manner of Teddy Roosevelt. That said, it's not like Sarah Palin invented the idea of shooting animals from planes. The government does it in Kansas every couple years and then wastes perfectly good pork chops to boot.
But the funny thing is that I doubt this commercial - even ignoring the brutalities it commits against the English language** - is going to have any effect on people inclined to vote for Palin anyway, and especially not for hunters or farmers, who know exactly what a wounded animal looks like. The latter, in fact, are probably happy to see a dead wolf. It's better than a dead sheep or foal.
No, it's designed for people who see nature as made up of two things: humans who are destroying the planet, and various members of the bunny rabbit family. And those people*** are voting for Obama already.
* Ahem, Dick Cheney
** "The more voters learn about Sarah Palin, the less there is to like." - Does that sentence make any sense at all? Seriously, does it mean that there is less for me to like about voters who learn about Sarah Palin? Does it mean there is little to like about the fact that voters learn about Sarah Palin? They went on to say something about how wolves can fly planes and shoot bears in Alaska, but all I kept hearing was blah, blah, blah.
*** with the exception of a few particularly stubborn remnants of the Termagant Brigades, but this is not made for them.