Two Truly Bizarre Bumper Stickers23 November, 2008
I stopped off this morning to get fuel ($2.05.9 a gallon (which shows just how bad our economy is right now)). The BMW X5 SUV in front of me had two rather scary bumper stickers. The first said:
Vote For The Hand That Rocks The Cradle: Palin 2012
And the second:
Let The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rock America: Vote Palin!
Now I freely admit that I am not very aware of popular culture. Obscure sci-fi references, folk music (old folk music) and useless historical trivia, no problem. Today’s culture? Not much. However, the term ‘The hand that rocks the cradle’ twinged the old memory zone as having a negative connotation. So I did what any other 21st century Dad does: I asked (((Wife))). She told me to look it up. Oh, yeah. Wikipedia.
Here is the first line of the Wikipedia entry: “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 thriller starring Rebecca De Mornay as a vengeful nanny out to destroy a naïve woman and steal her family.” Destroy a naïve woman and steal her family. If I were supporting a politician, that is exactly the connection I want potential voters to make — destroy and steal.
Though from what I have read about Sarah Palin’s personal and political life, destroy and steal seams appropriate. She is bent on destroying the earth (Global Warming Is A Myth). She is bent on stealing from women the right to make decisions about their bodies. She is bent on destroying wildlife as quickly as possible. She is determined to steal from the poor and middle class to give it to the rich. And she has done a hell of a job destroying reality (in her mind, at least).
I don’t know the story behind the stickers. It was too damn cold to stay outside and ask. Part of me, though, hopes that it is an official part of the Republican Party coming up with idiocy like this. When it comes to politicians like Palin, Schadenfreude (to me, at least) perfectly acceptable.