I'm going to totally date myself when I write this but some of you will be able to relate. When I was a young child and either my parents or relatives gave me money, I would love to save enough to go to the five-and-dime store.
For those of you making faces right now, the five-and-dime store was like a much smaller scale of Wal-Mart. If you remember the stories of civil rights sit-ins at Woolworth's, it was a five-and-dime. Some Woolworth's stores were sold to Wal-Mart as the Woolworth's retail chain declined. Anyhoo, back in those days, a dollar would go a long way and you buy candy for almost all the kids in the neighborhood.
Well, I bought candy sometimes but I also liked to buy jewelry. It was costume jewelry but jewelry nonetheless. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. I loved it.
My Aunt Bert taught me to paint the jewlery with clear fingernail polish to keep it from turning your skin green. It worked. The problem is, through perspiration and wear and tear, the polish eventually wore off. If you didn't re-apply the clear polish, the jewelry would turn your skin green anyway because it's not authentic gold or silver.
That's what we have in Sarh Palin's vice-presidency. It looks all shiny, new and authentic but when she speaks you know she's not authentic.
While the Rethuglican Party tries to present Sarah Palin as the candidate of Women and such a lovable governor, voices to the contrary are getting louder and louder. Hundreds gathered in Alaska yesterday to voice their opposition to Palin as vice-president and vowed not to be swayed by her gender.
Why hasn't that story been covered by the mainstream media with the veracity they've displayed on positive Palin topics? I have to agree with the McCain-Palin camp's assessments of media bias. But the media has been biased toward the McCain camp and the untold objective stories of both McCain and Palin clearly prove that.
Ok, I'll exempt USA Today on news coverage but what about the others? I could list television and print media outlets but you already know what I mean.
Check out the post and photos on Mudflats. There are other Alaskan bloggers brave enough to tell the truth about Sarah Palin. The Rethuglican spin will only last so long. That shine will fade away and if we're not careful, it will turn our skin green.
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