OK, so far I haven't mentioned politics in my blog. It's meant to be a light-hearted blog, but I have to make an exception here as this is really, really funny. In fact it's so bloody funny, I am weeping....
In the upcoming People magazine interview with Sarah Palin and Todd, the "First Dude" of Alaska, readers questions are posed:
Alicia also wondered if you had any more unique names up your sleeve.
SP: We did. We never got to get our Zamboni in. I always wanted a son named Zamboni.
TP: I don't think that would have flied. (Sic).
For those reading who don't know what or who Zamboni is (and why would you), it's not a romantic figure in Italian literature, nor a fabulous Chianti. No, it's the honking great machine that comes out onto ice rinks to smooth them over. Very common in North American hockey neighbourhoods.
If you remember, there are other strange names in the family. Palin's 18-year-old son is named Track. Todd recently told People Magazine, "Sarah's parents were coaches and the whole family was involved in track and I was an athlete in high school, so with our first-born, I was, like, 'Track!'"
Okay. I used to get two buses to school every day, as did my brother and sister, but I doubt whether my parents would have named another sibling "Omnibus", or "Double Decker".
And their little one is Trig Paxson Van Palin- on which there seem to be several explanations. The grandfather says Trig is named after his great uncle, a Bristol Bay fisherman, while the name Paxson comes from the well-known snowmachining area. (There you go, they have a fixation with large machines dealing with snow or ice obviously.) Here's another version - After Trig was born, a spokesperson for Palin said that Trig is Norse for true and brave victory. His middle name, Paxson, is the name of an area of Alaska that Palin and her husband think is "one of the most beautiful spots in Alaska," according to a report on MSNBC. Palin is on record joking that she was naming Trig "Van Palin" after eighties rockers Van Halen.
And why would we doubt that?
Thank goodness in the same interview Ms. Palin announces that she's not having any more children. Zamboni - I ask you.
But then, they're relying on the Palin family planning method, which doesn't seem too reliable when you look at the proximity of old Track's birthdate to Todd and Sarah's "elopement". And then there's Bristol, who they think is named after "an important English city", but we all know that-
Bristol Cities = titties. (As mentioned in a previous post.)
As I said - Makes me weep - this could be our Veep!