by clarencecarter
September 23, 2008 11:57 AM
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  • Jeff Gerber | September 24, 2008 11:56 AMReply

    All I can say is C.O. must be pretty young. Dick Cheney has "dominated" my dreams for going on eight years now.

  • Mark Asch | September 24, 2008 8:05 AMReply

    Do you think Kissinger even knows she's running for V.P., or is he just thinking "Oh good they are bringing pretty girls to sit with me and endure my patronizing paternal creepiness just like old times"?

    Also, C.O., if Palin's brand of totalitarianism is anything like what you describe there will be nothing "soft" about et cetera.

  • C.O. | September 24, 2008 7:02 AMReply

    I think one of the most significant aspects of Palin's election to office is that for the first time in my life, there is going to be a VP that a lot of men are going to have sexual fantasies about. I know that in relation to what's going on in the world right now that's a very juvenile thing to say, but I think it's also a little shortsighted to underestimate the psychosexual pathology of the masses. A sexually desirable female holding high office is going to have a strange effect on this country. Whether it's for the better or the worse is beside the point. I am a staunch independent who leans far, far to the left, and I look at Sarah Palin in the picture above and I find her attractive in a way that is completely analagous to how I used to feel about certain late-night cable vixens of my youth; Sylvia Kristel, Sybil Danning, Caren Kaye, Judy Landers, Anne Dusenberry, Tawny Kitaen, and so many more. I figure if this is the way I feel, if a woman I find ideologically grotesque can still make my blood run a little faster, then imagine what she is doing to those (like Kissinger) who share with her a vision of how things should be. It's pretty much a cliche now, but powerful men really do need to be on the other side of the equation sometimes, need to be dominated, treated like scum, just so that they can maintain some kind of existensial equilibrium. I think they sense that Sarah Palin is just the woman to even things out, that underneath that tightly controlled exterior is a man-devouring super vixen ready to dominate and squeeze until there is nothing left to do but submit completely, at which point, and only at this point, is complete and total evacuation of the self possible. And that's where I think this country is headed: a voluntary handover of what we like to think of as our identities. How soft the totalitarianism will be is beyond me. All I know is that Sarah Palin makes tough men melt, which is going to leave the rest of us drowing in a puddle of Old Spice.

  • The Rifleman | September 24, 2008 6:57 AMReply

    Isn't that sweet? A budding war criminal seeking sage advice from an old pro.

  • Stephen | September 24, 2008 5:14 AMReply

    Oh, RIGHT, I'd heard about this, the potential black hole thing, I was WONDERING what that was. Thanks! Fascinating!