Todd, Is he the man for America?


This is Not a Joke 

I repeat, this is not a joke.

This is not a snarky montage put together by someone who dislikes the Palins. 

This is…apparently…serious.

You know how Sarah Palin refused to be interviewed by Joe McGinniss for his Portfolio article entitled Pipe Dreams because he couldn’t guarantee that his portrayal of her would be positive and flattering?  It looks like Todd is playing by different rules.  Bad move.

First Dud

“Alaska’s first husband is not scared of you, the cops, or his wife. Get a sneak peak at a week in the life of the ultimate stay-at-home dad, hunter, fixer, and champion snowmobiler right here, then pick up the May issue of Esquire for Luke Dittrich’s full, in-depth profile.” (Via HuffPo)

Yes, the “First Dude” will be featured in the “How to Be a Man” issue.  Strange and unflattering are the words that spring to mind.  And am I the only one who feels like I’ve seen more of Todd Palin’s socks than I’m comfortable with?  It’s true that it’s kind of an Alaskan rule of etiquette to take your shoes off in the house.  Things up here are muddy and dusty and snowy, and people just do it. I’ve been to many dinner parties with well dressed people standing around in socks.   But I think those rules are allowed to be, and should be suspended when you’re on television, or getting photographed for a national magazine.  Just sayin’.


Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

A few months ago, a state employee got a new Blackberry.  And one of the things they did while fiddling around with it, trying to work out all the settings, was to pick a wallpaper; the image they saw every time they turn it on. Most have a picture of spouse and kids.  Something that would make you smile.

Now, as you would imagine, the State of Alaska issues cell phones to employees.  The new ones they’ve got are really nice.  They’re iPhone-ish.  And guess what the standard issue wallpaper is?  What do you think you see when you turn it on in the morning?   I know what you’re thinking.  It’s got to be a picture of Denali, or the Alaska State Flag, or maybe a majestic bald eagle….  Oh, but you’d be wrong.  The image is a picture of…..Sarah Palin!   All I could think of is how my employees might look at me if I issued a company cell phone with my own picture on it.  I guarantee there would by a massive rolling of eyes and giggling at the water cooler.  Go ahead and try it.  Imagine getting a cell phone from work, and you turn it on and there, staring at you….is your boss.

Now I’m curious if the governor has kept the state issued wallpaper on her phone. 

Narcissus (detail) by John William Waterhouse, 1903

Narcissus (detail) by John William Waterhouse, 1903


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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. xango_xango
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 10:00:00

    He isn't much of anything in Alaska but cept' a sideshow act in the Palin Family Circus.


  2. JBodine
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 10:39:00

    Was that necessary, How would your family circus look in the press?


  3. xango_xango
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 13:28:00

    April Fools JB!


  4. Vivacious_Vixen
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 16:05:00

    She should have put Tina Fey on them.


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