Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The first hobbit in the white house ?

John McCain has announced Alaska governor Sarah Palin will be his running mate in the presidential campaign, and thus quite possibly the next vice-president.

Most of the online chatter so far has been about her youth, her looks and overwhelmingly about her children - Todd, Piper, Willow, Bristol and Trig. Initially the discussion was about her courageous decision to have her baby, even after it was diagnosed with Down's syndrome. Now the chatter has shifted to her 17 year old daughter, Bristol, who is 5 months pregnant and single.

These discussions are idiotic.

I think it far more interesting that the Palin family all have freaky hobbit and halfling names !

There was a famous adventure movie called Willow about halflings, and whats the deal with Piper and Bristol ? Todd and Trig also have quite a middle-earth ring to them.

Perhaps they are related to Frodo and Samwise and Bilbo ? Even the surname, Palin, sounds like Baggins (maybe they even changed it from Pallins)

I think its time to get some hobbits into the White House. They can handle the burden of being the ring-bearers, and their experience in governing the hobbit shire will prove they are ready for the job.

Then again, perhaps Barrack o-Baggins has what it takes ?