citius, altius, fortius
first? I want to dress up like John McCain!
Did they cut her video?
no video intro?
Yup. Rudy talked too long.
Palin!! Palin!! Palin!!
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
i wish she didn't look so much like tina fey.
Levi!!!! Fuckin chillin!!!
Sarah!! Sarah!! Sarah!!
Champion snowmobiler! BOOM!
How many people in the hall are thinking "Hell, I have more experience than her."
I am guessing the Iron Dog secretly hates this shit.
Holy crap she's on already????I can catch the snark...
Don't fuckin' condescend Levi, cps! He'll kick your ass!
I was hoping the video would show her stalking a moose.
Not a dog-sledder among 'em....
I have more federal experience than Palin, because I have always lived closer to Washington D.C.
She did the Clinton finger thing!
The repeated reference to hockey is enough to turn me off if I weren't already.
what's the S?
As my good friend used to say "Alaska - where the odds are good and the goods are odd."
no wonder they kept her under wraps until now.... she is floppin' Turn turn turn!
Victory's within sight? Who knew?
That didn't make sense. Voters voted for McCain because it was time to put politics away? To put country first?
She wants her son sent to war?
Don't talk about my family! Unless it's politically advantageous to me!
Someday, I'll have a son named "Shotput"
Well, at least she loves the troops!
USA!! USA!! USA!!
Levi looks kinda freaked out.
"Kind hearted" must be some kind of metaphor.
bristol and willow and piper, o my!
The kids. The Republicans are showing us kids!1 Puppies are next. Hey everyone, a basket of puppies!
I have to say it: cute family. The Obamas wipe the floor with the Palins in the cuteness department, but the Palins can hang.
I'm gonna puke. I'm sure she'll have no problem cutting services to people with special needs.
She's running for Vice President of the United States of America.
re: "special needs"S. said, "I can't believe she keeps referring to Bristol that way!"
my message for special needs kids is "I WILL CUT YOUR FUNDING!" Bwahaha
"To the families of special needs children all over America, I have a message for you: no help with health care."
Dave--how did you know that the Iron Dog referred to his kids as "the puppies"?
This would be a great first speech for someone other than the VP nominee... is it just me?timing, cadence, and tonebad, bad, and bad
Woof, woof, woof!!!!
shout out to steelworkers!
She's a regular woman, ez. Just what the voters want.
Her voice reminds me of the irritating secretary from "Grease." That said, how about some substance?
Wait, did she just say PROUD member of the USW?
you know, I don't think I've ever come to dislike a politician this intensely this quickly. It's as if Nixon emerged fully formed from Goldwater's brow.
This is the acceptance speech for the Republican nominee for Vice President.
I'm not going to knock her. Everyone does the, "hey, look at my family!" bit.
EZ 10:39 - I have to practice for Halloween: do you think the Alaskan accent is really secretly midwestern? Help me out.
Pass the baby around! Your turn Piper.
Oh, you poor uncomfortable victim of a shotgun wedding.
grow our food...and make our hats
It's a Minnesota accent with a twang. Actually, my Kansas buds living in St. Paul may talk like that now.
Biden did it at his announcement, not acceptance.
BTW, I think she's doing well.
These people know that hockey is the national sport of Canada, right?
So far, this fluff is certainly not going to win over former Hillary supporters.
Hockey moms are ugly!! ??
ew...why was that kid licking trig???
I'm with dr - we're not the targets here.
A protester got in! Right on sistah!
Did you see all the empty seats while they're escorting that woman out?
omg pbs just showed a protester!
Is it me, or do the daughters (excluding the youngest) favor us with a lot of vacant looks?
I will say this, she reads a speech better than Mittens.
I'm looking for feedback on, "At least the Republicans got the order of the ticket right"
is obama part of the "permanent political establishment" or does he have "zero experience"?YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!!!
We might not be the target audience, but I am not convinced that this is going to do anything to convince people who are not already in that hall rabidly chanting.
Hellooooooooo culture wars II!
She's going tear the liberal elite media a new one!
It's the people in the hall who were unenthused before that I'm worried about.
Newt doesn't look happy.
These people would root for a puddle of piss if it supported prayer in school.
"Servants hearts" = dog whistle.
She's doing a great job.
Leave the nation like we found it? We're giving it back to the natives?
I mean that sincerely.
IS she accusing the BUsh admin of not governing in the nation's interests? Cause they're kind of in charge.
leave this nation better than we found it: warmer, with more holes drilled in it, and with fewer trees and species mucking things up.
And the troopers...oh, she failed to mention that.
Honestly, though, what wouldn't you do to avoid voting for a negro?
Side of the people = bigger oil dividends for the citizens!
E-bay - nice shout-out to Meg Whitman, McCain Campaign Co-Chair!
she tried to cut her ex brother in law's job...that woulda saved some dough
No Bridge of Nowhere mention.
Wait, did she just call her kids fat?
"Ha ha, I can't cook!" Seriously?
Like vetos for teen mothers!
Bitter and full of hate as I am, I agree with Jason. She seems human, and a little feisty.Also, the pictures of Piper with Trig are in the same league as the Obama kids after Michelle's speech.
Line-item veto in Alaska?
There it is.
Bridge to LIESVILLE
Agh! Those were oil company revenues that gave you a surplus and you're required by law to pay a dividend to Alaskans!
The press will kill her for the "Bridge to Nowhere" lie.
but that wasn't an earmark.... or a handout to big oil...
An oil pipeline through CANADA!
I have no beef with the delivery. I have beef with the content.
Seems like I remember something about the pipeline...
Oh, who am I kidding? The press will not top talking about those kids!
'when the last section is laid, and the valves are open'She's so hot.
Abe Lincoln's in the hizzle!
dave3544 said...The press will kill her for the "Bridge to Nowhere" lie.;---Let's wager.
they just showed Abe Lincoln...looking much better after the play than initially reported...
gotta go...been fun.... turn on tune in and drill now....
The RNC has descended into drunken frat boys chanting "Drill, baby, drill."
Three cheers for clean coal!!
"We need American sources of resources." Guy who wrote that should be fired.
man, she is unfortunately really good, as feared.
This accent also has a touch of Canada in it.
Good line about the columns.
He thinks he's Jesus.
Speaking of backgrounds, where's the flag? Oh, I forgot. Palin is an Alaskan patriot.
Just for a moment of comparative rhetoric... Obama isn't against producing energy. He makes the (audacious) claim that we can free ourselves from our dependence on oil within 10 years.
Yeah, DR, you are right. what the fuck is on her lapel?
I think that I would be more scared of her if she were the actual presidential candidate. I think that she has the chance to overshadow McCain. Which is scary since she has a 20% chance of becoming our president if her ticket is elected.
anybody noting her refusal to say "his" name?
Yah, she's as good a spokesperson as batshit crazy is ever going to find. Considering how well batshit crazy has done with the meager servants at its disposal so far, you have to worry about the future of the republic.
She's not wearing a flag pin!
Obama isn't planning to raise taxes for small businesses! This is ridonkulous. I hope the lies in this speech get skewered in the press.
They won't go into the substance - they'll talk about how tough yet likable she is.
The lapel pin looks like an Israeli flag.
Oh yes, lobbyists hate McCain.
Mike - The worry isn't now, it's four or eight years from now. She could be a charismatic, religious Cheney campaigning with all the advantages of incumbency.
I. Hate. Her.
Is there a brand of condom called Maverick? And if not, why not?
This is a good speech.
She is really good.
this is just nasty. i hate her, too.
I am with Mike on this one--she is great for the base (and she is rocking the base), but more like a pundit than a VP--not sure independents are going to be swayed by this.
On a positive note - I get now why she's a star--she coalesces the insane into a youthful, charming package--but bear in mind this is the most flattering stage and most rabid audience she will face for the next two months. There are the campaign trail, debates, and scandaliciousness to consider.
How long before "Stand By Your Man" plays?
The cameras have stopped seeking out Bristol, Levi, and the little girl. I assume because they are projectile vomiting out of sheer boredom.
"Winning means survival and defeat means death."She is a neocon!
Wobs -- She is deeply, deeply pernicious. You see why I've been freaking out.
John McCain was captive? Who knew?
Low info voters are eating this shit up.
They had _TWO_ POWs? Wow.
She is the worst of every con. It's astounding.
DR, I see what you mean. This woman is dangerous. I hope she's worse in debates than she is in prepared speeches.
She's getting a lot of great zingers in. I guess it matters if the "average voter" gets the inside jokes. The press does, so they will it up. Plus, she called them out and they'll be all over themselves to show the people that they are not biases.
holy shit! what's going to happen in the next four years that's going to have us peering out of the pinhole at john mccain???
I hear all the concerns, but seriously, do you all feel like you are listening to a VP speech? Really?
Well that was as expected. Thanks for the forum!
I was trying to figure out what this speech reminded me of - it was straight out of Drop Dead Gorgeous, complete with the accent and all.
New thread is up.
She intruded on The Daily Show on purpose!
But cps, this will kill the :she's not up to it!" angle in the press, so now it will be "she's awesome!" and is oging to single-fottedly kick Obama's ass.
It just goes to show that when you don't screen for all the things that normally disqualify a candidate, America is rich in political talent.
Mark Shields is calling her out for the "Bridge to Nowhere" on PBS. Too bad only me and three other people watching PBS saw it.
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