Tuesday, September 09, 2008

"Tootsie"

I don't know how many of you have seen the movie "Tootsie", but if you were born after 1980 and have no idea what I'm talking about let me fill you in. Dustin Hoffman was trying to get an acting job as himself, a man, and got nowhere. He found out that a soap opera was looking for a strong female lead and decided to go to an audition dressed as a woman and got the job based on his improvisations as a no nonsense, kick ass, feminist who would take no shit from anyone. Of course, hilarity ensues due to the fact that he is really a man and has to deal with the harassment and struggles of being a woman in a male dominated world. Her nickname by the chauvinist director of the soap is "Tootsie". He even calls her this while slapping her on the ass. In the end everyone finds out her/his secret and more hilarity ensues.





Since the coming out party for Gov. Palin as the republicans VP choice I keep seeing "Tootsie" up on stage. A strong willed, independant, modern woman who can bring home the moose meat, fry it up in a pan and spit out more kids than a paddy in heat (my apologies to Irish moms, but as my cousin says, everyone makes fun of the Irish and its OK, except for the black Irish, of course). She is firing up "Wal-Mart" women all over the country and is the biggest celebrity this side of Barak Obama.

Tootsie did the same thing. She was on every magazine and TV show touting feminist ideals and the destruction of the glass ceiling. In the end everyone found out Tootsie's secret and the feminist fad was over. I keep wondering, what will we find out about the Governor? Its hard to say as she is yet to do an interview 12 days after her announcement as VP candidate. I would suffice to say that she was brought in to fire up the Republican base believing in core issues such as no gun control, overturning Roe V Wade, expanding the death penalty, teaching "intelligent design" as a valid theory of evolution and turning the U.S. into a Christian Theocracy.

The shock to the world when everyone found out that "Tootsie" was a man was more disappointment than anything. No one was hurt and women were empowered even though it was by deception. Women are in for a shock when the truth comes out about Palin. The Republican machine has "dressed her up" to appear to be a middle class, struggling mom who is driving the minivan to hockey games and PTA meetings. Is it possible for a family whose mother is a Governor and father is a BP oil executive who owns a commercial fishing business to be middle class? We'll soon find out who the real Sarah Palin is and it won't be as entertaining as a man playing a woman, dressed in drag. I wish it were that funny.

15 comments:

Suldog said...

When we talked about this at the game, I wasn't thinking about how much they look alike. Stunning...

plez... said...

the resemblence to dustin hoffman is uncanny!

the media has this insatiable urge to build someone up... only to rip them to shreds when they get to the pinnacle (see hillary clinton, barack obama, et. al.)...

unfortunately, we only have 6 or 7 weeks to find out the TRUTH about this chick. as we speak, the media is blanketing alaska looking for ways to bring "Tootsie" back to earth... my only hope is that they do it in time for the november election.

i'm still sticking to my "palin is already a grandmother" schtick until it's proven otherwise!

Ashley Robin said...

wow..interesting comparing Tootsie to Palin. I did see the movie and I see the way Palin could be compared to her/him. Good post. Thanks for checking me out, I hope you continue to read and comments. Can I add you to my blog list?

Los Angelista said...

She's SO not a Wal-Mart mom. Whoever said that obviously hasn't been in a Wal-Mart lately. Or at least, they haven't been to the Wal-Marts I went to when I was back home in the Midwest.

The thing is, with all the mess that's come out about her so far, folks should be pausing, but they're not. I honestly think there are a whole lot of folks who wanted someone who would make them feel ok about their reluctance to vote for a black man. And Palin is it. They figure it can't be much worse than what it is now. It's heartbreaking.

David Sullivan said...

Ashley: Add away, I'll put you up on my next round.

LA: Its amazing that the majority of Americans are so easily swayed...like sheep to the slaughter...but who is the shepard...a wolf in sheep's clothing...I could go on...

Plez: The media's job is just that. I don't mind the build up and destruction as long as its semi-accurate and not based on straight up lies.

Cuz: and McCain looks like commander Pike in the first Star Trek when he is on trial, sitting in that lifesupport machine, with drool practically hanging from the corner of his mouth. I'm no Trekkie, but next to the young folk McCain looks half dead.

Andraste said...

Wel said. She's got a pretty good deception going - pretending to be a feminist while wanting to deny women sovereignty over their own bodies. Pretending to be green when she's suing the Bush administration for placing polar bears on the endangered list, supporting big oil, and denying the human role in climate change. And people are falling for it!

Ramblin' Rebel With a Clause said...

I have very High regard for the older folks, I live in a very rural Farm district, I left the big shitty of Phoenix to get away from a disengaged, confused commonwealth.
I fear for our world and nation when this current older generation passes.
I attribute my plight for self-sufficiencies to these elders. When your governments inspection protocol breaks down next time I hope you don't get sick from the food. So give me an hour in a coffee shop with a drooling McCain any day, over an arrogant Ivy league middle aged punk running for office. Give me a man who can swing a hammer for more than ten minutes just for a photo op. Mind you I don't intend on voting for either of these marionettes that have lulled the minions like children in front of a library puppet show. I noticed you kids were last in the order of Interests after sports, how sad.Mine are not listed, because in my faith they are primary by default. The order of importance is critical. I would change that so you don't appear to be a heal. But then you might just be being honest.
;-]

David Sullivan said...

Ranblin': I am older than you according to your profile, so you don't need to school me on elder affairs. I doubt that McCain can swing a hammer at all considering he can't even lift his arms up even with his shoulders, or was that figurative.


As far as my kids, where I list them on my interests has no bearing on my feelings for them. I spend all day everyday with them as you'll read in an upcomming post. Actions speak louder than words, spoken or written. Should I assume from your profile picture that you just lie in a chair all day sleeping while your kid cries for his bottle you are holding? That would be heal-like to sleep while your kid cries for his bottle. If you look at my profile pic I am lovingly holding my child. Don't judge others until you look at yourself and BTW...I really don't think you are denying your kid his bottle, but don't make assumptions about me and my priorities based on my profile and visa-versa...

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

i heard GT looked good

David Sullivan said...

Yeah Raw Dawg, I hear ya!

David Sullivan said...

Oh yeah, Ramblin', I almost forgot, you got me pegged, I am indeed...a heel...or maybe as you said a heal...like a faith healer for the psyche...or something...

Ramblin' Rebel With a Clause said...

Sully: To me the difference between a statesman and a politician is simple; in warfare or hard work, the statesman shows up on the scene with tools or weapon in hand ready to go. Any one can sit a political post. So, yes McCain’s tired Body I am aware of, And actually I screwed up in that regard, It was not you that took the age jab at McCain.

In regard to “perception’ is what I was noting, obviously my Bride took this shot, humiliating as it is, I thought it fun to post with. But this was the point; the facade, which ever it is placed upon it just that. All this attempted discernment of Tootsie Vs. Palin..... You Vs. Me.....

My wife and I dumped corporate Pursuits and both work for a lot less money from home. So when people support either one of these monolithic parties I know that my liberties go down and my Taxes go up. I want the G-men and the 43% of conventional voters to leave me alone.
I did place a smile face there on the post.....a bunch was tongue in cheek. I think we are spelling heal wrong; I think it is heel.
I have more on this, check my post; I hope to not have started of on the wrong note.

Regards

David Sullivan said...

Ramblin': I think most semi-intelligent folks realize that the two party system is a bad joke and that the difference between a statesman and a politician is one walks the walk and the other talks the talk.

My point about "Tootsie" is that the republican machine has fabricated her from spare elephant parts( a little Regan here, a little Robertson here, a little Charlton Heston there) slap on some makeup and voila, something brighter and shinnier than Barack Obama. In a "Change" election she is nothing but a prop trotted out to deflect from the fact that McCain has no shot in hell of getting the white house without help. The bounce will be temporary once she is seen for what she is, an ultra-conservative, Bush disciple, whose dogma, religious and political, is way too extreme for mainstream America. Middle class my ass!

I understood some of your tougue n' cheek comments, but took offense to your assumptions that I pit sports ahead of my kids just because of where its listed in my favs. Besides that, I have no problem with people expressing how they feel with anything so no hard feelings and welcome.

Ramblin' Rebel With a Clause said...

So, dare I assume, Mr. Hussein Obama is complete or more transparent from your view and therefore is a shoe in. Making folks comfy with decisions he will make. Or is he just lesser of two evils?

Then we have the order of importance.
whether, in authority positions or blogger profile, when some one says, hey quick make a call, what pops in your head first is important information to determine your abilities of discernment and placement of priorities.
Many will look at my profile and automatically have me in a category. Your profile too.

So all day every day, we home skool (fun applied) run three enterprises, and are working for self sufficiency. Many Libs hate this. No regard of the parental accolades,being green by nature consuming less. I don't comply with their socialist agenda. Not all, but many. Tomorrow my thirteen year old will begin pilot training. But the extremist will tell me how detached a HS child is, and can't assimilate in society. An unchecked radical in an aircraft.
So, how can I see through their facade, the lens they use is way askew. They live to mandate how we I live. Very wrong either way you look.

Ramblin' Rebel With a Clause said...

Great, now my wife busted me blogging when i should be working!!!!
I need my bottle!