I'm thinking about tonight's VP debate, and thinking about why people will think Sarah Palin wins if she comes across looking pretty, acts stupid, and doesn't care if she is incompetent or unqualified. They will think she wins if she looks and acts exactly like a trophy wife. Palin: a trophy wife for the country. She appeals to people who resent work and resent commitments. She is like a vacation from reality. She's the toy an old guy snags as a way to say fuck you not just to his old wife, but fuck you to the world itself. Talk about power. Think of the power trip in that. A guy who bags a trophy wife must have money. Plus the power to say fuck you to his old wife and anybody who has to stay in a marriage that is more work than sex. The old guy bagging the trophy tells the world: only the little people work. Only little men need to marry a woman who works. If you are truly powerful, truly rich, absolutely independent like me all you need are toys. Is this why people love Sarah Palin? There is not a chance in hell that she or McCain would have appealed to farmers in the great depression. But now? Do people like her as a way to say fuck you to everybody else? That is definitely McCain's strong suit. That is how Bush acted for 8 years. Is that why people like Palin, as a very pretty, sweet, harmless thing married to the guy who says Fuck YOU?