I have to do it. This Sunday's musical interlude is in honor of the killah from Wasilla ... the Barracuda .... Sarah America. So here is Fleetwood Mac's "Sara" - a song I have always loved. (Nothing to do with Palin. I have always thought that, had God ever blessed me with a daughter, that's what I would have wanted to name her.)
Palin is a feminist who doesn't think that there is anything the matter with Kansas. An early archetype was Jeannie C. Riley, whose biggest hit was Harper Valley PTA (although I could have given you "Okie from Muskogee.")
Much of the rancor over Palin is because she is pro-life. Here are two fantastic pro-life songs by women who I suspect are pro-choice. But, then, I subscribe to the rule of shut and sing. You invoke emotions. It doesn't mean you understand them.
First, the Pretenders' "Show Me." This song came out the year that my son was born and I was struck then by the line "the milky way is still in your eyes." I just welcomed my second grandson into the world. It's so true.
And, although I know I've done it before, Tori Amos' "Spark" - a song about a miscarriage.
And just because I can (and I know the lyrics don't convey the right message but, quite frankly, who pays that much attention?), "Barracuda." The Wilson sisters know where I am.
Update: But the lyrics may be more pertinent than I thought. "If the real thing don't do the trick, you better make up something quick" certainly describes what happened to Sarah Palin last week.