"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Monday, September 15, 2008

Best Campaign Slogan Yet: "Coat Hangers for McCain"

Deborah Siegel of Girl With Pen blogged today about an Anti-Palin protest in Anchorage, Alaska. We've already heard the soap-opera gossip about how even some of her closest girlfriends may not be able to bring themselves to vote for her ticket, and now here's a closer look at just how controversial a figure Palin is, even in her own state. The Washington Post coverage of the protest includes a list of slogans seen on the signs there:

Pro Palin Signs:
-Sarah Palin Is My Hero
-We Luv Our Lady Guv
-I Love My Alaska Girl (I wanted to interpret this as anti-Palin. As in, "I love my Alaska Daughter, and I don't want Sarah Palin controlling her reproductive freedom", but it's most likely in favor of her.)

Anti-Palin Signs:
-Bush In A Skirt
-Palin: She Be Failin'
-Jesus Was a Community Organizer
-Palin: Thanks But No Thanks
-Smearing Alaska's Good Name One Scandal @ a Time
-Candidate To Nowhere
-Rape Kits Should Be Free
-Voted For Her Once: Never Again!
-Community Organizers are the Real Patriots
-Barbies for War
-I Shall Not Be Pandered To
-Give Palin Your Vote AND Your Draft Age Child
-Sarah Palin: So Far Right She's Wrong
-Coat Hangers for McCain
-Sarah Palin, Undoing 150 Years of American Feminism
-Hockey Mama for Obama (on a hockey stick)


macon d said...

Thanks, hadn't seen those, lots of awesome wit in the anti-Palin signs! It shows which side has more brains and energy too.

Tracey said...

I was thinking the same thing when I read those. That it's obvious which side is more clever. (Or which side has more ammunition against the other.)

laura said...

The rally was incredible. I posted more pics of signs at my blog: http://laurainak.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

So cool that you were there! Those pictures are awesome.

Anonymous said...

I liked them all accept barbies for war. As much as I don't like Palin I don't believe in resorting to sexism to attack her. If we give her enough rope I am sure that she will tie herself into a knot. People with unchecked ambition usually do. I also like the fact that the anti-Palin rally was the largest Rally in Alaska history. That speaks loudly about how well she is loved in her home state. It is just a shame that it didn't get more media coverage.

Tracey said...

I totally agree, Renee. I almost said something about that in the post but decided to just list them instead of comment. Thanks for pointing that out.

Anonymous said...

Come on, "We Luv Our Lady Guv" is totally good. I only wish she was gay so the next one could be "We Luv Our Lezzie Vice-Prez".

Tracey said...

I like it! Maybe next election...