Sep 9, 2008

Hacking the forelegs off wolves

"In early 2007, Palin's administration approved an initiative to pay a $150 bounty to hunters who killed a wolf from an airplane in certain areas, hacked off the left foreleg, and brought in the appendage."
Some things in this election cycle make a green-card holder feel very British. In the UK, a person who believed that evolution isn't really happening, and global warming isn't our fault, and gays should pray-away their gayness, and that hacking the feet off wolves is a rewardable activity, would be someone to avoid in a bus queue. Not someone seeking high office. Which just goes to show you how little I understand about this country, and the level of disbelief I'm having to suspend to get my head around the Palin phenomenon. I'm getting there, I'm really trying, but it's slow work. Maybe in a week, someone could stroll up to me on the street and tell me that she likes to drink the blood of lemmings and I would shrug — why not? — and get on with my day. I'm just not quite there yet.

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