The Elitist

October 19, 2008

The World Hates Sarah Palin

Filed under: Europe, Presidential Election 2008, Russia, Sarah Palin — The Elitist @ 2:19 pm

Sarah Palin has been attacked from all sides during this presidential campaign, but politics is politics here in the States. However, the rest of the world seems to be attacking her too. Europe has overwhelmingly condemned her for her far-right conservative views, with an Irish paper warning that the world could be, “just a heartbeat away from the biggest half-baked Alaskan nightmare.” These sexist socialists have no place making comments on our vice presidential candidates. After all, they are not affected by our politics, unless you count our leadership on the world stage, our economic and military might that impacts the entire world, and our tendency to push our views on foreign countries.

But, there may be someone who does have some say over John McCain’s VP pick. Russia can see Alaska from its shores, thus should have some valuable insight into how Palin would govern. The Russian paper, Pravda, called Palin a “Mrs. Nobody Know-it-All” while a Russian politician called her a “house-wife, chosen by mere chance.” The Russians aren’t exactly known for being objective, but this is, after all, Palin’s area of “expertise.”

Why won’t the world just leave us alone? All America wants is to avoid interacting in the world arena? Just let us concoct our international economic schemes, invasions of foreign countries, and massive diplomacy efforts by ourselves.

CNN – Europe Hates Palin

Wash Post – Russia Hates Palin

October 13, 2008

Britain Saves the World

Filed under: Britain, Europe, Financial Crisis — The Elitist @ 2:30 pm

Remember when America was the beacon of hope? The shining city on the hill? When what America did led the rest of the world? We will never forget. Well, 9/11 changed things and now we are whimpering through every crisis with indecisiveness. Despite calls for a bailout package by the end of the week, or else certain doom, we waited an extra week and were surprised when it didn’t work out.

But now Britain, which is a very small economy compared to the U.S., has taken the lead and pushed their own bailout plan. Europe followed suit, and even the U.S. is left taking their lead. The new bailout will actually buy stakes in the banks they help, something Paulson has fought against, even though he is now also proposing the same. If things keep going this way, we may find ourselves colonies once again with the Queen’s picture on our money. At least then it would be worth something.

NY Times – Europe’s Bailout Actually Works

NY Times – Stocks Up

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