The alpha male with a vagina: Allow me some vent therapy. I really do try once in a while to visit liberal blogs because I figure you can always learn from the other side, but I confess that the past 8 years have made it increasingly difficult. There are only so many ways that commenters can do a variation on the theme that Bush is a moron. Now with Palin on the scene, this could potentially go on forever.
Look--nobody respects the importance of IQ more than I do. Many years after the fact, I am still mortified that I never ran across the term "g factor" in all the undergraduate psych courses I took. Something so huge was totally ignored by instructors and textbook writers. It was a damn crime.
Having said that, I have never felt comfortable making fun of a national politicians' intelligence. Here I sit in my underwear, playing around with numbers and occasionally spouting off when visiting other blogs, and I--ME, MYSELF--am going to laugh at the world's power brokers? When I read the predictable comments at a liberal blog, the vision that comes to mind is a huddle of beta chimps all laughing because the alpha makes funny noises as he copulates with all the females.
And now I witness the same ridicule by male blog commenters about Sarah Palin--a gotdamn woman. Palin's got more testosterone in her little finger than that whole troupe of chimpanzees.
Let's be honest with ourselves for a moment, and I'll be the first. I couldn't be elected mayor of Wasilla if my life depended on it. How far have I actually risen in the halls of power? I've served on a condo association board, and that was because they were hard up for help.
My little theory is that every guy who shoots hits mouth off on the Internet secretly wishes he were in Bush's shoes or Sarah's pumps. All this talk is a longing for power, and I, for one, can do no more than bloviate. This ridicule gives one a false sense of superiority over someone who is your superior by leaps and bounds. We are the little men; they are the giants. A five year old can see that.
In each of us is that chimp wanting to run the show and to get all the girl chimps, but only that rare few has what it takes.
Yes, I criticize and disagree with and dislike politicians, but do I fool myself into thinking that I have something they don't and so, in a sense, am greater than them. I'm much too honest for that.
I rode in an elevator with Senator Moynihan one time in DC. I was absolutely speechless, and felt like I was in the presence of a God, and not because he was smart. And I don't even like Democrats.
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