Spam, Spam, Spam

Ah, political spam. ‘Tis the season.

Apparently the poor, put-upon, misunderstood neocons have taken to sending either patently false or half-true e-mails to one another and sometimes to the rest of us, trying to get the “truth” out about Sarah Palin, the dear, and her boss, Nailhead McCain. Here’s one such e-mail I got from someone who I will not identify because…well, I won’t go into that:

I Didn’t Know This…(my note: Oh yes. That makes it official.)
I’m sharing this with others who might also appreciate learning. (my note: learning what?)

It’s true! I checked Truth or Fiction website.

Question: What is America’s first line of missileinterceptor defense that protects the entire United States? (my note: what the fuck is a missileinterceptor?)

Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.(my note: yes…since she’s been a vice-presidential candidate, she’s probably been briefed a lot; if she’d been briefed prior to that it makes her early segregation from the media very suspicious, doesn’t it?)

Question: What is the ONLY National Guard unit on permanent active duty?

Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard

Question: Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard?
Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

Question: What U.S. governor is routinely briefed onhighly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism?
Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

Question: What U.S. governor has a higher classified security rating than either
candidate of the ………..Democrat Party?Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
(my note: DEMOCRAT PARTY? What the fuck is that? And who hands out the security ratings?)

According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. (My note: not sure why this matters, especially since McCain has seemed uncertain as to why she was chosen to be his running mate, and has certainly not seemed happy about it.)

This is a woman used to keeping secrets.
(my note: yes, she is. But not for very good reasons)

She can be entrusted with our national security,………

because she already is.

Uh…..*snort* yeah…. after all, she can see Russia from her back yard or something.

Yes, this is related: The governor of Illinois, something named Blagojevich, is a Democrat with a 13% approval rating and currently is the subject at least one active Federal investigation. Definitely the person who sent me this e-mail does not, cannot approve of him. He is a Democrat, after all, and they are all corrupt and anti-American. In my own case, I wouldn’t trust Blagojevich with so much as a spare penny, and I’m not even a Republican. For those of you who do not live in Illinois, let’s just say this guy is a friggin’ disaster, and leave it at that.

Yet, Blagojevich is just as entrusted with national security as is Palin, and for the same reason: the National Guard.

You see, the trouble with this e-mail is that ALL 50 GOVERNORS IN THE U.S. ARE IN CHARGE OF THE STATE NATIONAL GUARD UNITS IN THEIR STATES. Further, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ORDER THE NATIONAL GUARD TO TAKE FEDERAL ACTION WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE STATE’S GOVERNOR, but THE GOVERNOR CANNOT DO THIS HIM/HERSELF.

This does not qualify Sarah Palin in national security issues any more than it qualifies that thing called Blagojevich.

For actual information on this subject (chosen because it was the most concise article I could find at the moment), see this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Guard. Read the entire content of the article. Read slowly.

To the rest of us who know enough to question e-mails like this rather than pass them on, I probably don’t need to tell you to assume that the information in such missals is half-assed or completely wrong. You likely delete them before you read them. In that case, you’re a better blogger than I.

But sometimes you just gotta have fun.

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