Biden/Palin: What Do You Think?

Well, at least I didn’t break my TV. That was a real fear last night as Sarah Palin smarmed it up for the cameras during the Vice Presidential debate. I’ll admit, she did a hell of a lot better than I expected.

But this shit right here? On my last motherfucking nerve. Her whole “aw, shucks” down-home schtick got old, FAST. It made her at times sound condescending to both Joe Biden and the American public. You don’t have to dumb it down for us, Sarah, just answer the fucking questions with more than a giggly smile and a list of talking points. Other points:

  • The word is “nu-cle-ar” not “nuc-u-lar.” There’s not a second “u” in the middle of the word. I know your boy Georgie Bush can’t pronounce it either, but maybe you should give correct pronunciation a shot.
  • The commander in Afghanistan is not McClellan, he’s Dave McKiernan. And he did not say he supported the idea of using the Iraq surge as a model for Afghanistan. In fact, on Wednesday, he said he did not. These are things you should absolutely know.
  • “Looking backward” at the things the Bush administration did is not dwelling on the past. Especially since we’re dealing with the fallout today of every idiotic thing that administration did. It’s called learning from your mistakes–look into it.
  • Alaska is not the “heartland.” The “heartland” refers to the middle of the country. I know you’re a little fuzzy on geography, but in no way is Alaska the middle of the United States.
  • Joe Six Pack is STUPID. VERY STUPID. Stop saying it!
  • According to Merriam Webster, a maverick is: an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party. Both you and John McCain plan to carry on with nearly identical policies and strategies as those implemented by the Bush administration. You want to drill for more oil rather than break the cycle and try something new. You want to continue this doomed war in Iraq, with no sight of an end and no real effect on the level of terror in the world. You want to keep giving the wealthy tax breaks while the middle and poor class people still suffer under your tax burden. You want to keep women “in their place;” making less money than men for equal work and unable to make decisions about whether or not they want to be mothers. YOU ARE NOT A MAVERICK. NEITHER IS JOHN MCCAIN. STOP FUCKING SAYING THAT WORD!!!!

So anyway, what did you think? Weigh in below in the comments, and share your opinion in these polls.

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10 responses to “Biden/Palin: What Do You Think?

  1. 1. Those “mountains” between Afghanistan and Pakistan…it’s called Waziristan. They’re kind of important.
    2. The closing statement of a debate should not have the reeking tones and mannerisms of a pagent speech.
    3. A historical record of success in Afghanistan does not exist for invading troops. Maybe you can watch for Putin in your neighborhood and he can share some Russian history with you on this battle point.
    4. Israel is doing just fine without your cheerleader antics. Besides, you couldn’t explain, or defend, a single policy or diplomacy action on the table with the Israeli-Hamas situation.
    5. Please refrain from trying to ride the coat tails of General Petraeus, he doesn’t need your platitudes. And I’m sure McKiernan want’s you to stay away from his name too, that is if you can remember his name.
    6. Quit invoking the “mom” thing every other breath. Not every female aspires to use her uterus like a Motel 6.
    7. Yes Wall Street is part of the financial problem, but the “house greed” of which you speak is a Main Street problem.

    I think I have ranted enough DottyZ. Obviously, my kudos go to Biden.

  2. @AGreenEyeDevil: “Quit invoking the “mom” thing every other breath. Not every female aspires to use her uterus like a Motel 6.”

    You are so fucking awesome! I love it!

  3. Awww, you’re very gracious DottyZ… 🙂

  4. HOLY CRAP! Did she say ‘heartland.’ That was on my Palin bingo, and I missed it!

  5. @Lizzie: Oh yes:

    “My experience as an executive will be put to good use as a mayor and business owner and oil and gas regulator and then as governor of a huge state, a huge energy producing state that is accounting for much progress towards getting our nation energy independence and that’s extremely important.

    But it wasn’t just that experience tapped into, it was my connection to the heartland of America. Being a mom, one very concerned about a son in the war, about a special needs child, about kids heading off to college, how are we going to pay those tuition bills? About times and Todd and our marriage in our past where we didn’t have health insurance and we know what other Americans are going through as they sit around the kitchen table and try to figure out how are they going to pay out-of-pocket for health care? We’ve been there also so that connection was important.”

  6. She’s like a gumball machine…the words just randomly fall out of her brain onto her tongue and roll out of her mouth with no connection.

  7. Agree with you all, BUT, I am VERY AFRAID b/c I don’t think she came off as the idiot she truly is. Yes, she avoided questions and was obviously not as smart as Biden with the facts and figures, but I think it didn’t do enough damage to her. I shudder at the thought that people might be swayed TO her from this.

    Also, this was not a debate, moderator Gwen…keep them on track, have them discuss and debate not just spew talking points!

  8. OK, I forgot about this:

    “You mentioned education and I’m glad you did. I know education you are passionate about with your wife being a teacher for 30 years, and god bless her. Her reward is in heaven, right? I say, too, with education, America needs to be putting a lot more focus on that and our schools have got to be really ramped up in terms of the funding that they are deserving. Teachers needed to be paid more. I come from a house full of school teachers. My grandma was, my dad who is in the audience today, he’s a schoolteacher, had been for many years. My brother, who I think is the best schoolteacher in the year, and here’s a shout-out to all those third graders at Gladys Wood Elementary School, you get extra credit for watching the debate.”

    She gave a fucking SHOUT-OUT! In the middle of a debate! This ain’t the VMAs, dumbass!

  9. I think Sarah Palin thought her “people’s person charm” would bring her a win last night, but honestly after hearing the words Alaska and Energy repeated by Palin so many times I wanted to flip the channel. I mean seriously who answers every question somehow adding Alaska and Energy into it…those are valid answers..wth

  10. I meant those aren’t valid answers

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