bumper to bumper

So, Sarah Palin’s latest thing is telling her fans to approach people with Obama stickers on their Subarus and ask them, “How’s that hopey changey thing workin’ out for ya?” You don’t need me to break that down for you, but let me just say that if I manage to avoid approaching people who STILL have Bush ’04 stickers on their cars to thank them for helping destroy our country for 8 long and horrible years, and if I can avoid sticking my tongue out and hollering “Ha ha, you LOST!” at people who have McCain/Palin stickers on their cars, then maybe Palin fans could avoid bugging me about my Obama car magnet.  Not to mention, some guy already ran a father and his daughter off the road for having an Obama sticker on their car, BEFORE Palin made that statement, so she’s basically inciting violence (again).

But then, today, I saw some bumper stickers on a Subaru that made me want to flag the drivers down and ask them if they wanted to be BFFS.  I saw this on my way home:

Because that’s a crappy phone picture I took all stalker style (I blurred out the license plate so as not to be too stalkeriffic), I’ll tell you what some of the stickers say: “Pro-child, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice” “Vaginas” “Uppity Women Unite” and “My kid has more chromosomes than yours.” SC, I probably don’t need to tell you, is quite a red state. So seeing a bunch of feminist and disability activist stickers on a car is rare and rather heartwarming for this bleeding heart liberal.  I wish I could have pulled up alongside and waved and told the driver, “Hi, your stickers rule!”  But the traffic didn’t allow.  I sure hope that Subaru driver doesn’t get accosted by Sarah Palin fans, but if they do, I have a feeling they can handle it.

Just in case any of you get accosted by a Sarah Palin fan who wants to know how that “hopey changey thing is workin out for ya,” you can check out this handy list of awesome hopey changey things Obama has done in the past year or so in office.  Then you can say, “Well, it’s workin’ out pretty darn well, actually!”  And then you can feel like another sticker I saw in a parking deck today– like a Righteous Babe (or Dude):

7 Replies to “bumper to bumper”

  1. i’m pretty much loving this whole hopey-changey thing. it is slow going, but i am so encouraged by what the administration has achieved in a little over a year. sarah palin can take her smug little smile to her new reality show and stay there. :)
    ps- i got all giddy and giggly when i saw an update on michelle o. and her victory garden. i heart her.


    1. I too love the victory garden, Becca! Jon and I were sure to look for it when we were in DC over Spring Break. We’re pretty sure we saw it.


    1. What a small world! Alison– I work at the College (as an adminstrative assistant) and went to your panel on Twilight and that’s how I believe I found your blog not too long ago! Just didn’t put it together that it was your car I saw and smiled at today!


  2. I often get tailgated, and I know it is because of my bumper sticker… the bumper sticker that I have replaced a couple of times when the key scraping damage got too obnoxious… the bumper sticker that has provoked many a comment from males as I pump my gas… the bumper sticker originally given to me by the lady who drives the Subaru above?

    “Well behaved women rarely make history.”


  3. My personal response to the “how’s that hope-changey thing workin’ out?” question:

    A helluva lot better than that dopey-crazy thing you like.

    FWIW, the “Righteous Babe” sticker is for Ani DeFranco’s record label.


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