Monday, December 07, 2009

Can't happen in America? Yeah, right!

One of the myths spread around the world about America is that it is not possible for a personality cult to develop there. Explanations went from the allegedly superior character of the political system to the supposedly "democratic" character of the Americans themselves.

The advent of "Obamania" more or less refuted such claims. Still, lightning does not strike twice in the same spot, does it? Actually, it does. Check out the reactions to Sarah Palin's visit to the ill-fated Fort Hood:

FORT HOOD — Rebecca Dalberg's excitement over Sarah Palin's book signing Friday night was so intense, she wanted to spend the night in a parking lot to assure a front-row seat.

Her retired military husband, Sonny Dalberg, quashed that idea because the Copperas Cove couple live less than five minutes away from the sprawling Army post where the former Alaska governor signed about 1,000 copies of her new book, Going Rogue.(Still believe women are just as smart as men? - WKoA)

The Dalbergs, who arrived 11 hours before the event, were among the first people to navigate a maze of meandering lines at the post exchange before reaching last year's GOP vice presidential candidate.

The crowd greeted her entry with a boisterous “Sar-ah, Sar-ah” chant.

“She's human. She listens to people. She doesn't think that she's better than anyone,” Rebecca Dalberg said. “She's all-American. That's Mom, apple pie and John Wayne.”


Theresa Cockran of nearby Nolanville came away convinced she had just met the next president of the United States.

“She's like me. She's got a heart and a soul,” said Cockran, wife of a military retiree. “I am so happy I almost wet my pants.”

The last quote is the best ever argument against women having a right to vote I've ever seen. If that didn't make you cringe, I don't know what will! Perhaps this last sentence:

“She doesn't make mistakes. She doesn't do wrong,” Rebecca Dalberg said.

Now, where have we heard simillar things before? Take your pick.