I don’t often indulge in schadenfreude, but when I do, I enjoy it. I mean I really enjoy it. I laugh and laugh.
Back in 2008, when John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate, I was thrilled. I identify strongly with Palin for many reasons, one of which is her love and compassion for children with disabilities like Down Syndrome. The abuse the Palin family has endured from the “tolerant” crowd began immediately after the announcement of her candidacy, and continues to this day. However, that is not the subject of this post.
As many people know, Sarah Palin went by the nickname “Barracuda” back in the day. Being a Classic Rock addict, as soon as I heard about the nickname I connected it to the band Heart, founded by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. Barracuda is one of Heart’s greatest hits.
Palin, Conservative Governor of Alaska, married mom, mother of an unborn child with Down Syndrome, and former high school basketball star who went by the nickname Barracuda, had somehow appeared where the tolerant crowd believed she didn’t belong. To them, she was an upstart who needed to be put in her place. That’s when the slurs began. It’s six years later and they haven’t stopped, but again, that’s not my point.
As soon as I heard the music, I knew it wouldn’t end well. The McCain/Palin campaign had committed an unpardonable offense. They had played “Barracuda” at the Republican National Convention without permission. Oh, the horror! The Republicans played a rock and roll song by the name of Barracuda at their convention. The Wilson sisters were horrified of course, and were forced to take drastic action. They, like so many others before them, demanded that the Republicans (oh, the horror!) cease and desist from using their song, pronto. The Republicans did. Life, as they say, went on.
But… there’s a little thing called Karma. Karma is no respecter of persons, even Liberal persons. In fact, Karma can be a real b***h. What goes around does indeed come around, and this time it’s a Democrat being asked to cease and desist. Michelle Nunn, the Democratic Senate candidate from Georgia, was in the news recently when she refused to disclose whether or not she had voted for President Obama. Apparently, admitting to voting for Obama would be a minus for many Democrats, since the President continues to insist that his policies are on the ballot, even if he is not. After spending some time hemming and hawing, Nunn finally admitted that she did, in fact, vote for Obama. It only took a week or so.
That brings me to the point of this post. Not only did Nunn try to distance herself from Obama (the guy so many Liberal Rock Stars seem to worship), she has repeatedly linked herself to former Republican President George Herbert Walker Bush, who has asked her to cease and desist. George H.W. Bush has been forced to ask a Democratic Senate candidate to stop using his name in campaign ads. It seems he doesn’t want to be connected to her.
Oh, the irony! After all, George H.W. Bush is a respected former President of the United States, not a Liberal Rock star. Imagine Nunn’s embarrassment at the request to stop using her connection to President Bush in her campaign.
The schadenfreude is too good not to savor. It has taken me over. It cannot and will not be stopped until the next Democrat outrage occurs.
I have one more thing to say. Because he made me laugh today, I consider President Bush a Magic Man. Michelle Nunn, the Wilson sisters and other assorted Palin haters can put that in their collective pipe and smoke it.