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The Way You Haunt My Dreams,

Sarah Palin: Well, not actually my dreams, but some people's; Slate is collecting examples of Palin dreams, and links to an Obama dream site as well.

Happyshooter:
WTF?
9.9.2008 2:51pm
theobromophile (www):
I think that a lot of men are dreaming about Sarah Palin, but certainly are neither asleep nor haunted when doing so.
9.9.2008 2:55pm
rbj:
If I dreamed about hunting with the governor, would that be so wrong?
9.9.2008 3:11pm
subpatre (mail):
In a world where the survival cannibalism exists, where one in ten on a continent will die from AIDS, where slumlords still rule our urban areas, I'd hope that Americans could have the decency to stick to serious issues.

Instead we get this. Ick!
9.9.2008 3:18pm
The Unbeliever:
Now look, I know politics is the Great American Past-time, and during election years some of us are addicted to politics like any other junkie (myself included).

But seriously--GET A FRICKIN' LIFE, people.
9.9.2008 3:22pm
astrangerwithcandy (mail):
i did some silly things as a younger person that still embarrass me to this day. i imagine i am not alone in this feeling. fortunately, my moments are were only shared by a handful of people. david plotz, you my friend have no such luck here.
9.9.2008 3:27pm
Thorley Winston (mail) (www):
I feel sort of bad about what Slate has become but then I realize that I can't really remember a time when it was a reputable publication.
9.9.2008 3:29pm
AKD:
My wife had a Palin dream!
9.9.2008 3:33pm
Ron Mexico:
Sounds like its time for campaign commercial comparing Palin to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton . . .
9.9.2008 3:36pm
Malvolio:
In a world where the survival cannibalism exists, where one in ten on a continent will die from AIDS, where slumlords still rule our urban areas, I'd hope that Americans could have the decency to stick to serious issues.
But here on Planet Earth, where such horrors do not occur, we like taking the occasional break.
9.9.2008 3:42pm
Angus:
There are already a lot of conservative sites that talk about the "dreams" conservative men have about Palin. Just look at any comments section of major right-wing sites. And they claim that only the left is sexist...
9.9.2008 3:45pm
Uh_Clem (mail):
I feel sort of bad about what Slate has become but then I realize that I can't really remember a time when it was a reputable publication.

Slate bats about .100 , which is better than most publications.

This article is part of th 90% that Sturgeons Law predicts.
9.9.2008 4:05pm
wooga:
Angus,
We on the right don't see statements like "wow, she is hot" as sexist. Perhaps this is why Republican men get a lot more action than Democratic men.
9.9.2008 4:40pm
Eric Muller (www):
I had a dream that somehow involved Sarah Palin, a couple of Volokh Conspirators, and a mooseburger. But I just can't remember the details.
9.9.2008 4:42pm
Angus:
wooga,
Something tells me you haven't actually read the hooting and whistling on conservative sites. It's akin to the stereotypical construction workers taunting a woman with crude comments as she walks past. It's beyond creepy.
9.9.2008 4:43pm
CJColucci:
I'd call these people a bunch of wankers, but they'd probably just look at me, puzzled, and say: "And your point is?"
9.9.2008 4:53pm
Dave N (mail):
Someone at Salon wrote that Sarah Palin reminds him of a dominatrix. I am sure THAT is an interesting dream.
9.9.2008 4:56pm
wooga:
You're right Angus, I have not actually read those sites. But I find it hard to imagine any of the ones which count as 'right wing' are NSFW. If there is a right wing NSFW site, let me know, because I will add it to my favorites.

Construction worker whistles are not offensive to me. Nor are they offensive to my wife, who is flattered by the occasional hoot she still gets. I think my point stands; ogling and drooling over the hotness of a woman is not 'bad sexism.'
9.9.2008 6:00pm
A.W. (mail):
Look, folks, if you dream about politics, you know what? YOU'RE A LOSER.
9.9.2008 6:13pm
Bill McGonigle (www):
Would it be so wrong to have a dream about Palin talking about implementing non-violence as national policy?

I'll stop there since my wife knows how to Google. :)
9.9.2008 6:34pm
zippypinhead:
And just when I thought political coverage couldn't sink any lower... Remind me to put Slate into the kiddie filter before they publish their readers' Palin dream responses... NSFW [Not Safe For the World].

Perhaps Slate ought to open up the dream solicitation to entries about other family members. I have a friend who mentioned his wife thinks TODD Palin is hot. Something about buff, goateed hunters with snowmobile racing trophies hanging on the wall next to the caribou antlers, apparently. My friend is a mere corporate lawyer, and owns neither a snowmobile nor a rifle, let alone a fishing boat or bush plane. He's worried...
9.9.2008 6:36pm
Dave N (mail):
Bill McGonigle,
I'll stop there since my wife knows how to Google. :)
Another reason many of us, including yours truly, do not blog with either our real or full name.
9.9.2008 7:18pm
theobromophile (www):
Construction worker whistles are not offensive to me. Nor are they offensive to my wife, who is flattered by the occasional hoot she still gets. I think my point stands; ogling and drooling over the hotness of a woman is not 'bad sexism.'

Um, female opinion?

There's a difference between a compliment and a holler. If someone walks up to me and says, "You have lovely hair," or something, I think it's cool: he is acknowledging that I am, in fact, a person - a person who who happens to have a feature he finds appealing. There are a bunch of men, however, who feel free to scream out car windows, scream obscenities, or ask women to go home with them.
9.9.2008 10:20pm
Daryl Herbert (www):
Sorry, subparte, but the "in a world" guy is dead.
9.10.2008 4:15am
David M. Nieporent (www):
Another reason many of us, including yours truly, do not blog with either our real or full name.
You're worried about Bill McGonigle's wife?
9.10.2008 10:40pm