Friday, July 03, 2009

A Little Career Advice

Sarah, honey... It's not that we don't like the picture. We like the picture. I mean, we like the picture. No, you had us at hello. We're not the problem. The problem is that the picture looks like a joke. Are you wearing panty hose and sneakers? The flag? The hip cocked out to one side?

I mean, we love it. God knows we love it. Even more, it doesn't get in the way of us imagining you putting the moves on us on a cold Alaskan night negotiating an arms control agreement with Vladamir Putin.

Here's the problem, Sarah. There are a lot of people who don't take you seriously. Is that fair? No, it isn't, but it is real and you need to start working on it. Assuming, that is, that you want to have an electoral future outside Alaska. Maybe you don't care about that. I don't know. If you do, however, you're going to need to win the votes of people who, right now, don't think you're a serious person. That picture doesn't exactly scream "serious." God love you, Sarah, it screams cheerleader.

We like cheerleaders, but I don't know if we elect cheerleaders for anything other than prom queen.

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