After McCain and running mate Sarah Palin appeared at Franklin & Marshall College in September, the Scribbler talked with one of the handful of Amish men who attended the rally.
The man didn't mention McCain.
He talked about "Sarah.''
"She rocked the corners'' is what he said.
He was referring to Palin's ability to extend her personal vibrations to the corners of the crowd.
An Amish guy talking like this about some flash in the pan political celebrity is sick. These slimy son of a bitches! They don't select women for leadership roles in their own community! Attending a partisan political event isn't on the approved list either, so what the fuck! It is my opinion that it's an extremely unwise move for the Amish to become involved in partisan politics. Their faith is very clear on this, they are to be like "strangers in a foreign land" with regard to civic authority. It's not like they don't have non-partisan options in the civic arena, for example, registering voters. But that's getting down into the weeds too far. What's obscene here, other than the vibrating broadfalls, is the omission (to the point of spit in your face vehemence) of the barest minimum of interest or regard for the subject.
The Amish like Palin because she talks in plain language. They especially like her because she talks plainly against abortion and gay marriage, key issues to the Amish.
Since when are abortion and gay marriage key issues for the Amish? Neither of those issues are even remotely on any Amish persons mind on a daily basis. This is a complete and total farce.
A man in a buggy and a woman who rocks the corners.
Let's call it what it is, an Amish guy that's out of his ever lovin fuckin mind if he thinks that his sentiments about "Sarah" won't infringe on his vow to be "separate and apart" from the world.
and a reporter who plays dumb ass while the Amish guy hangs himself. You think you're so god damned sophisticated with your lack of objectivity! You know what Jack, Fuck You!