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Monday, September 29, 2008

Holy Mother of Buddha*

*note: I have this tagged under "tragedy" for good reasons.

I was at the JROTC Cadet/NCO of the Month inspections, listening in as each cadet was being quizzed. One of the current event questions was, "Who is John McCain's vice presidential pick?" A good question, I thought, if an easy one. After all, these cadets nearly all were planning to go to the Army, so I assumed they would know some chain of command from Washington.

I also thought that given the crazy amount of press she's been given in the past few weeks, people might just know the answer to this innocent little question. You know, just maybe. I could definitely forgive them if they were asked who Sarah Palin was three months ago, and they didn't know the answer. But....she's not some hodunk conservative politician from way over in empty Alaska anymore. She's the Republican veep pick.

The answers we received:

1. Condoleeza Rice?
2. ...I have no idea.
3. Oh man, I forgot her name, but I absolutely know it begins with an M!
4. Joseph Biden.

I mustered up a weak laugh before crawling into a hole underneath the carpet.

HER NAME IS SARAH PALIN. YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE HER (I'm not particularly fond of her). BUT YOU SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW WHO THE FUGGERATION SHE IS.

6 pointed finger(s): raise an eyebrow:

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Rice would have been a better choice, though they would never pick her because she's part of the current administration and thus part of what they are supposedly trying to change.

I wish I was surprised by the answers, but I meet way too many people who don't have a clue about anything political, some just plain don't care.

[zen] said...

A lot of my (non-JROTC, lol) friends think that McCain was kind of in a pothole from the very beginning, though his decision to choose Palin was smart in the sense that it managed to take craploads of Hillary supporters that moved to Obama away.

I was mainly surprised that a lot of these kids are going to the Army, and each week we have a test on who is in the chain of command, from the President to the commander of Western Brigade. You would think that these cadets would know who would be affecting their future lives in the Army...but /no/.

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Yep, it's scary.

xppinkx said...

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[zen] said...

PINK!

XD I'm like such a lurker on your blog!

So it's so surreal to see you commenting here o.o woo woo~ And thanks =]

iamgrape1119 said...

LMAO at Condoleesa Rice!