Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Duck, Duck...

(I apologize in advance to my Republican readers. This is all in good fun.)

I think I've figured out why McCain picked Palin as his running mate.

I don't know how I didn't make this connection before, but while reading Colby's blog post about snakes, the word maverick kept coming up. I realize that on the surface the two don't have much in common, but read her post and it'll all make sense. Anyway, as far as I know, no one has made the connection to the most famous maverick of all.

Pete Mitchell.

Iceman's wing man.

Um, Top Gun anyone?

Despite my current views on Mr. Cruise, he is the original Maverick.

Now that we're all on the same page, let's discuss his sidekick. Goose. Do you see where I'm going with this? You can't have a Maverick without a Goose, so...

Let's compare for a moment. She's most comfortable outdoors, her feathers are easily ruffled, and her honking - while cute at first - grates on your nerves after a few minutes. Personally, I'd much prefer she be in the kitchen (because her kitchen is in Alaska & far away from the rest of the US) than flying all over the country, squawking at people and leaving a trail of... er, excrement.

The good news is it's about time for the Canadian* geese to migrate, so she should be out of our hair soon.


* I know she's not Canadian, but it's right there.

23 comments:

Shadow_Ferret said...

Wow.

Rather feisty today, aren't we?

Melanie Avila said...

No, I'm just playing. The thought popped into my head and I ran with it.

Robin said...

Again, as I said on Colby's blog I think or maybe yours, can't remember, anyway, I don't think we have much of a choice in either party this election. But,,,,,,,,, if Obama wins and the national moto changes to "In Allah We Trust" I don't want to hear any complaining from any of you who are diss-ing on Palin.

Melanie Avila said...

Why would a Christian make that change? Here's a quote from Obama in Jan '08:

"I've been to the same church _ the same Christian church _ for almost 20 years," Obama said, stressing the word Christian and drawing cheers from the faithful in reply. "I was sworn in with my hand on the family Bible. Whenever I'm in the United States Senate, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. So if you get some silly e-mail ... send it back to whoever sent it and tell them this is all crazy. Educate."

Travis Erwin said...

But guess what Canadian geese migrate south for the winter. What is south? Mexico.

So the two of you can pal around together.

Melanie Avila said...

Well crap.

Robin said...

I forget whether I'm fat Robin or stupid Robin. But now I can be Democrat Robin! Ha!

I think you're theory is positive genius, Melanie. After all, there is no better explanation!

Melanie Avila said...

LOL, thanks Robin. I keep wondering why you can't be She-Robin and He-Robin. That seems the easiest to me. :)

WendyCinNYC said...

Ya think she can even see Canada from her house?

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, I think she sees Canada out one window and Russia from the other. She must live on a really tall hill.

Robin said...

(He Robin) Yeah, the same church where his mentor (Obama's words) said from the pulpit, "Not God bless America, but God damn America."

The same Pledge Of Allegiance to the flag where he refuses to place his right hand over his heart in salute.

Sheep in wolves clothing if you ask me, which you didn't. and like Forrest Gump said, "That's all I've got to say about that."

I really didn't intend to get into a political debate and don't intend to continue one because I hate politics. I'm just saying that both candidates scare me but Obama scares me the most.

Melanie Avila said...

He Robin (lol). I respect that. There are certainly things about Obama that I don't like, but to me he's the lesser of two evils. I agree - I don't want to get into a big debate. I just thought my revelation last night was amusing. :)

colbymarshall said...

*Sigh* I guess there will just never be a time when someone's name can be different sounding and he's not automatically a terrorist. But, I'm (of course) with Melanie...I'm far more scared of Palin!

And that's hilarious about Goose...crack me up! And we all know what happened to Tom Cruise, lol.

colbymarshall said...

But alas, notice, he did not say "Allah damn America" heehee, I had to.

Robin said...

(He Robin) Ganging up on the Old Man, huh. You should be ashamed of yourselves, picking on old people. I seem to be in the minority, on this blog anyway. That's okay, I can take it and I still love you both.

Robin said...

(He Robin again) Oh, and I wouldn't care if his name was Puddintane, he still scares me. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck........

Melanie Avila said...

Goose!

Robin, I hope you don't feel ganged up on. This election has everyone - me included - all fired up.

colbymarshall said...

Aw, Robin, don't feel ganged up on...we LUVS you :o)

Turkey Lurkey said...

Don't blame me for the next four years.... I voted for Hillary.

Robin said...

(He Robin) Huckabee was my choice.

Melanie Avila said...

I'm still disappointed Hillary isn't the nominee.

spyscribbler said...

LOL, yes! It's right there, just right next door. They're next door neighbors! Hence her expertise on foreign policy, LOL!

Kristine said...

Ha ha ha, this is too funny. Thanks for the giggle.

Ron Paul...anybody...anybody?