Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Palin, Palin, Palin open thread!

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160 comments:

CPS said...

first? I want to dress up like John McCain!

wobblie said...

Did they cut her video?

CPS said...

no video intro?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Yup. Rudy talked too long.

dave3544 said...

Palin!! Palin!! Palin!!

wobblie said...

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

ash said...

i wish she didn't look so much like tina fey.

CPS said...

Levi!!!! Fuckin chillin!!!

dave3544 said...

Sarah!! Sarah!! Sarah!!

wobblie said...

Champion snowmobiler! BOOM!

dave3544 said...

How many people in the hall are thinking "Hell, I have more experience than her."

CPS said...

I am guessing the Iron Dog secretly hates this shit.

EZ said...

Holy crap she's on already????

I can catch the snark...

wobblie said...

Don't fuckin' condescend Levi, cps! He'll kick your ass!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I was hoping the video would show her stalking a moose.

dave3544 said...

She accepted!!

EZ said...

Not a dog-sledder among 'em....

E. said...

I have more federal experience than Palin, because I have always lived closer to Washington D.C.

wobblie said...

She did the Clinton finger thing!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

The repeated reference to hockey is enough to turn me off if I weren't already.

ash said...

what's the S?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

As my good friend used to say "Alaska - where the odds are good and the goods are odd."

EZ said...

no wonder they kept her under wraps until now.... she is floppin'

Turn turn turn!

E. said...

Sidney.

wobblie said...

Victory's within sight? Who knew?

dave3544 said...

That didn't make sense. Voters voted for McCain because it was time to put politics away? To put country first?

dave3544 said...

She wants her son sent to war?

wobblie said...

Don't talk about my family! Unless it's politically advantageous to me!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Someday, I'll have a son named "Shotput"

dave3544 said...

Well, at least she loves the troops!

dave3544 said...

USA!! USA!! USA!!

wobblie said...

Levi looks kinda freaked out.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

"Kind hearted" must be some kind of metaphor.

ash said...

bristol and willow and piper, o my!

dave3544 said...

The kids. The Republicans are showing us kids!1 Puppies are next. Hey everyone, a basket of puppies!

E. said...

I have to say it: cute family. The Obamas wipe the floor with the Palins in the cuteness department, but the Palins can hang.

wobblie said...

I'm gonna puke. I'm sure she'll have no problem cutting services to people with special needs.

dave3544 said...

She's running for Vice President of the United States of America.

ash said...

re: "special needs"

S. said, "I can't believe she keeps referring to Bristol that way!"

E. said...

my message for special needs kids is "I WILL CUT YOUR FUNDING!" Bwahaha

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

"To the families of special needs children all over America, I have a message for you: no help with health care."

CPS said...

Dave--how did you know that the Iron Dog referred to his kids as "the puppies"?

EZ said...

This would be a great first speech for someone other than the VP nominee...
is it just me?
timing, cadence, and tone
bad, bad, and bad

CPS said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!!

ash said...

shout out to steelworkers!

wobblie said...

She's a regular woman, ez. Just what the voters want.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Her voice reminds me of the irritating secretary from "Grease."

That said, how about some substance?

dave3544 said...

AFT members?

Mike3550 said...

Wait, did she just say PROUD member of the USW?

dr said...

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.

dave3544 said...

This is the acceptance speech for the Republican nominee for Vice President.

wobblie said...

I'm not going to knock her. Everyone does the, "hey, look at my family!" bit.

E. said...

EZ 10:39 - I have to practice for Halloween: do you think the Alaskan accent is really secretly midwestern? Help me out.

ash said...

a haberdasher!

E. said...

Pass the baby around! Your turn Piper.

wobblie said...

Oh, you poor uncomfortable victim of a shotgun wedding.

ash said...

grow our food...and make our hats

dr said...

It's a Minnesota accent with a twang. Actually, my Kansas buds living in St. Paul may talk like that now.

dave3544 said...

Biden did it at his announcement, not acceptance.

dr said...

BTW, I think she's doing well.

Mike3550 said...

These people know that hockey is the national sport of Canada, right?

E. said...

So far, this fluff is certainly not going to win over former Hillary supporters.

dave3544 said...

Hockey moms are ugly!! ??

ash said...

ew...why was that kid licking trig???

wobblie said...

I'm with dr - we're not the targets here.

dave3544 said...

Zing!

E. said...

A protester got in! Right on sistah!

wobblie said...

Did you see all the empty seats while they're escorting that woman out?

EZ said...

omg pbs just showed a protester!

dr said...

Is it me, or do the daughters (excluding the youngest) favor us with a lot of vacant looks?

dave3544 said...

I will say this, she reads a speech better than Mittens.

dr said...

I'm looking for feedback on, "At least the Republicans got the order of the ticket right"

ash said...

is obama part of the "permanent political establishment" or does he have "zero experience"?

YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!!!

Mike3550 said...

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.

wobblie said...

Hellooooooooo culture wars II!

dave3544 said...

She's going tear the liberal elite media a new one!

wobblie said...

It's the people in the hall who were unenthused before that I'm worried about.

CPS said...

Newt doesn't look happy.

dr said...

These people would root for a puddle of piss if it supported prayer in school.

wobblie said...

"Servants hearts" = dog whistle.

Jason said...

She's doing a great job.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Leave the nation like we found it? We're giving it back to the natives?

Jason said...

I mean that sincerely.

dave3544 said...

IS she accusing the BUsh admin of not governing in the nation's interests? Cause they're kind of in charge.

ash said...

leave this nation better than we found it: warmer, with more holes drilled in it, and with fewer trees and species mucking things up.

Mike3550 said...

And the troopers...oh, she failed to mention that.

dr said...

Honestly, though, what wouldn't you do to avoid voting for a negro?

wobblie said...

Side of the people = bigger oil dividends for the citizens!

E. said...

E-bay - nice shout-out to Meg Whitman, McCain Campaign Co-Chair!

EZ said...

she tried to cut her ex brother in law's job...that woulda saved some dough

wobblie said...

No Bridge of Nowhere mention.

Jason said...

Wait, did she just call her kids fat?

E. said...

"Ha ha, I can't cook!" Seriously?

wobblie said...

Like vetos for teen mothers!

dr said...

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.

dave3544 said...

Line-item veto in Alaska?

wobblie said...

There it is.

ash said...

LIAR!!!!!!

EZ said...

Bridge to LIESVILLE

CPS said...

oops!

wobblie said...

Agh! Those were oil company revenues that gave you a surplus and you're required by law to pay a dividend to Alaskans!

dave3544 said...

The press will kill her for the "Bridge to Nowhere" lie.

EZ said...

but that wasn't an earmark.... or a handout to big oil...

wobblie said...

An oil pipeline through CANADA!

E. said...

I have no beef with the delivery. I have beef with the content.

dr said...

Seems like I remember something about the pipeline...

dave3544 said...

Oh, who am I kidding? The press will not top talking about those kids!

Jason said...

'when the last section is laid, and the valves are open'

She's so hot.

wobblie said...

Abe Lincoln's in the hizzle!

dr said...

dave3544 said...
The press will kill her for the "Bridge to Nowhere" lie.;
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Let's wager.

dave3544 said...

Jason wins.

EZ said...

they just showed Abe Lincoln...looking much better after the play than initially reported...

EZ said...

gotta go...been fun....

turn on tune in and drill now....

dave3544 said...

The RNC has descended into drunken frat boys chanting "Drill, baby, drill."

dr said...

Three cheers for clean coal!!

dr said...

Car-bon! Car-bon!

dr said...

Car-bon! Car-bon!

dave3544 said...

"We need American sources of resources." Guy who wrote that should be fired.

Jason said...

man, she is unfortunately really good, as feared.

E. said...

This accent also has a touch of Canada in it.

dave3544 said...

Good line about the columns.

dave3544 said...

He thinks he's Jesus.

dr said...

Speaking of backgrounds, where's the flag? Oh, I forgot. Palin is an Alaskan patriot.

Jason said...

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.

Jason said...

Yeah, DR, you are right. what the fuck is on her lapel?

Mike3550 said...

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.

CPS said...

anybody noting her refusal to say "his" name?

dr said...

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.

dave3544 said...

She's not wearing a flag pin!

E. said...

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.

wobblie said...

They won't go into the substance - they'll talk about how tough yet likable she is.

wobblie said...

The lapel pin looks like an Israeli flag.

dave3544 said...

Oh yes, lobbyists hate McCain.

dr said...

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.

wobblie said...

I. Hate. Her.

dr said...

Is there a brand of condom called Maverick? And if not, why not?

dave3544 said...

This is a good speech.

Jason said...

She is really good.

ash said...

this is just nasty. i hate her, too.

CPS said...

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.

E. said...

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.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

How long before "Stand By Your Man" plays?

Jason said...

The cameras have stopped seeking out Bristol, Levi, and the little girl. I assume because they are projectile vomiting out of sheer boredom.

dave3544 said...

"Winning means survival and defeat means death."

She is a neocon!

dr said...

Wobs -- She is deeply, deeply pernicious. You see why I've been freaking out.

wobblie said...

John McCain was captive? Who knew?

dr said...

Low info voters are eating this shit up.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

They had _TWO_ POWs? Wow.

dr said...

She is the worst of every con. It's astounding.

Jason said...

DR, I see what you mean. This woman is dangerous. I hope she's worse in debates than she is in prepared speeches.

dave3544 said...

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.

ash said...

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???

CPS said...

I hear all the concerns, but seriously, do you all feel like you are listening to a VP speech? Really?

E. said...

Well that was as expected. Thanks for the forum!

Mike3550 said...

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.

wobblie said...

New thread is up.

dr said...

She intruded on The Daily Show on purpose!

dave3544 said...

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.

Jason said...

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.

Mike3550 said...

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.