The Gormogons have contacts far and wide. We stay in touch with some of the folks who built the Castle Gormogon, like Freda, who helped (a) build the Mandarin’s magno-weapon that rises up from the roof, (b) put in the bionispherical emulurizer for GorT’s kitchenette, and (c) install the cool deck we have in the back that ‘Puter falls off of. That makes her impressive. ‘Puter less so.
Freda writes in after thinking over the Czar’s surprise over conservative women who hate Sarah Palin. The Czar asked why all the shudders. As a woman and a conservative (both good things!), Freda writes in:
I’m a little perplexed and disheartened to hear that conservative women hate Palin. Maybe I have a different perspective because my entire professional career has been in a male dominated industry (construction)…If you have to prove you’re serious enough, intellectual enough, or savvy enough to who[m]ever you have set up to be that judge then you’re looking for validation in the wrong places. Palin’s refreshing because she’s comfortable with who she is and she isn’t a savvy politician. I don’t care if she doesn’t give a good interview or isn’t quick with non-answers to gotcha questions like most politicians. I care about her principles and her character. That’s what matters where I work, that’s what should matter where Govt works.
I want a candidate with sound conservative principles and the character to stand-up for those principles. I think Palin was that candidate and it was a nice bonus that she looked like me, a woman.
Of course, the Czar did not mean to imply that all or even most conservative women hate Sarah Palin. Rather, the Czar was shocked to encounter more conservative women who expressed distaste for Ms. Palin. Freda’s points are of course perfectly valid and the Czar has stated here and elsewhere that he thought Palin was a great, surprising choice—although her greatest fault was that she made McCain seem dull and slow by comparison.
Of course, no less important is this comment:
Still love the blog. Read you guys every day.
You is teh awsum, too.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.