Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Onionesque moments

A modified Theory of Osmosis is gaining ground in the 2008 Presidential election. It seems that we can suddenly muster the strength to be an expert on just about anything under the sun. It is just within oneself and of course, dependant on where you live.

From here:
"Alaskan territory is also along the trajectory of ballistic missiles launched eastward out of Stalinist North Korea. ... As Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin would know more by osmosis – if nothing else – about the necessity for U.S. anti-missile systems"

A Dailykos contributor from Maine has additional interpretations of what this might entail for the rest of us...

- Maine borders Canada, so I'm a foreign policy expert.
- The Atlantic Ocean laps at the Maine coast, so I'm now a marine biologist and a Coast Guard Admiral.
- I live next to a Burger King, so I'm a Chef de Cuisine.
- I live next to the Dollar Store, so I'm qualified to chair the Federal Reserve.
- An old lady lives next door, so I'm president of the AARP.
- I live "next to" the moon, so I'm a NASA rocket scientist and an astronaut.

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