Sunday, September 14, 2008

The big problem with the Sarah Palin/Wonder Woman comparison

Since she accepted the Vice-Presidential nomination a few weeks back, Sarah Palin has drawn some comparisons to a certain comic-book Amazon Princess.

Granted, there are some valid similarities between the two. Both Palin and Wonder Woman's ego of Diana Prince have a "sexy librarian" look and demeanor. More importantly, both have ventured into a "Man's World" of sorts seeking to be pioneers and ambassadors of their native lands. And both seem to be tougher than their surface appearances would indicate.

But there is one glaring difference between the two and the way they have conducted themselves since they have debuted on the national scene. This difference should be obvious to longtime WW fans.

What is the one trait you associate with Diana, particularly post-Crisis?

I'll give you a clue: Her lasso compels you to tell it. Even sans her lasso, it is difficult not to tell it in her presence.

Another clue: After she was killed by Neron, the gods elevated her to the goddess of this trait.

The answer? Truth.

Now compare her with Palin. What was the Alaska governor doing prominently in her debut speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul?

Lying her ass off.

About Obama's record. And especially about her own.

Remember her bragging about how she said "thanks but no thanks" to the "Bridge to Nowhere"? Turns out she said "thanks" to the project but only said "no thanks" after the "Bridge" had been discredited and discontinued by Congress, and even after that she never said "no thanks" to the money her state received for the project.

And remember how she said she took no earmarks as governor? Turns out that she had lobbied for $200 million of them in 2008 alone.

In reality, she doesn't resemble Wonder Woman as much as she resembles this gentleman:

Or maybe McCain could be the Duke. They both have that creepy smile.


At 8:26 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Palin just creeps me out on so many different levels.

At 3:33 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

The idea of her or McSame actually winning is what scares me most.

Looking at that Grell cover also skeeves me out just a little. In my defense, it was the only recognizable Duke of Deception cover I could find, but jeez, inappropriate touching much?


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