In this video, Mike Blejer offers another look at the role that God may have had in this election. (My take can be found here.) Mike’s a friend of mine from college, and is an emerging comedian in the DC area.
Gov. Palin is throwing around the line that Sen. Obama has been “palling around with terrorists.” This is in reference to two facts: (1) Obama sat on the board of a charity with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers and (2) Ayers once donated $200 bucks to a former campaign of Obama’s.
“Palling around with terrorists” indeed. That’s shameful.
Remember when we were being told that there was a “working relationship” between Iraq and al Qaeda? One that, well, never materialized? Interesting how some of the same Bushies are now working for Palin. Maybe tha’s where this is coming from.
Nonetheless, if guilt-by-association is the governor’s game, that’s fine by me:
So tell me why again does Palin think she has any moral ground to stand on? This brings to my mind a certain Christian teaching (Mat 7:1-5):
[Jesus said,] “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.”
I noticed this last night, at several points during the debate. I don’t know how to read this. It seems a little…self-demeaning. An attempt to substitute “feminine charm” for substance. Perhaps a personal signal for God in which she acknowledges her false witness?
Could you imagine Hillary (or for that matter, Barack, John, or Joe) getting away with the same? Yeah, me neither.