Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Witch Doctors and $24,000 dollar hair cuts: In the Court of Queen Esther

Sarah Palin, that "Women of the People," likes to dress-up in ritzy clothes from Nieman-Marcus to the tune of 150K and be pampered with $24,000 dollars worth of hair styling in two weeks time

This peasant did some rough figuring on how long it would take a proletariat like me to spend that kind of money on hair and it looks like it would take around 600 YEARS to spend that kind of cash.

But, I'm not royalty, like "Queen Esther" is and as such, I don't rate rock star status.

But I'm OK with that, since I don't have any need for witch doctors to chase away those meanie spirits that are trying to steal the election from Queen Esther and her feeble minded consort, Johnny boy McCain.

In The Land Of Queen Esther, The Youtube Version

My video report for The Daily Beast on Sarah Palin’s longtime church is now uploaded to Youtube. A brief synopsis follows below.

When Bishop Thomas Muthee returned to Wasilla Assembly of God this September, I was there. Though Sarah Palin’s friend, Pastor Ed Kalnins, had banned all recording devices from the church, I managed to capture Muthee’s violent invocations against “The Enemy” with a hidden camera. Then, I headed down to McCain-Palin headquarters in Anchorage to ask Palin’s spokespeople about her extreme religious beliefs. I also interviewed Rev. Howard Bess, a local pastor mercilessly persecuted by Palin and her allies, for more insight into the theology behind the VP pick’s right-wing politics.

Finally, I headed to Los Angeles, and over to the editing studio of Michael Wilson, maker of the brilliant documentary, Silhouette City. Together, we produced “In The Land Of Queen Esther: The Unauthorized Sarah Palin Story.” See it for yourself.


  1. I'm Pentecostal, but this is one of those situations where I cannot join with either side of the conflict.

    Rev. Howard Bess may be correct regarding many things about Palin, but as long as he supports homosexuality, he is still wrong on an important Biblical doctrine. Palin isn't wrong to oppose it, he's wrong to defend it.

    He said gays are going to have a rough 4-8 years. Well guess what? The Log Cabin Republicans made the following statement on their website.

    "Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can help Sen. McCain win this election by appealing to independent and young voters. She`s a mainstream Republican who will unite the Party and serve John McCain well as Vice President. Gov. Palin is an inclusive Republican who will help Sen. McCain appeal to gay and lesbian voters."

    Do these evangelicals realize that while Palin is anti-abortion, McCain has flip-flopped on the issue, as well as on torture. Does anybody know where Palin stands on torture?

    Palin believes in gun rights, but McCain is a gun-grabber waiting to happen.

    Republicans play the born-again religion card every election. It's sad that evangelicals keep falling for it.

    The young man at the end of the video said that God appoints leaders. I agree. Jesus made the same remark to Pontius Pilate right before Pilate washed his hands and delivered him to the mob for crucifixion.

    "So Pilate said to Him, Will You not speak [even] to me? Do You not know that I have power (authority) to release You and I have power to crucify You?
    Jesus answered, You would not have any power or authority whatsoever against (over) Me if it were not given you from above." -John 19:10-11 (Amplified Bible)

  2. It matters not to me if a person chooses this or that religion, but it is troubling when they bring their religion into the public sphere.

    Palin, IMO, was chosen by McCain to shore up and give comfort to the religious right so they'll vote for Palin-McCain next week.

    And that seems to be happening, with influential religious icons like James Dobson now all ga-ga over McCain-Palin as opposed to before, when Dobson wouldn't give McCain the time of day.

  3. New idea for a bumper sticker:

    "If Dr. Dobson said it, I believe it, that settles it!"


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