Friday, October 03, 2008

What's the Difference Between a Pitbull and a Hockey Mom?

Hockey moms lose debates.

And what is with Gwen Ifill's moderating? She let Palin wander wildly off topic three or four times: (examples not entirely accurate but you get the picture)

Governor Palin, what's your position on gay marriage?
"HOLY SHIT BARACK OBAMA WILL RAISE TAXES!"

Governor Palin, what's your position on the economic situation today?
"HOLY SHIT BARACK OBAMA WILL RAISE TAXES!"

Governor Palin, people claim that you have been sucking on the teat of big oil, how do you repsond?
"HOLY SHIT BARACK OBAMA WILL RAISE TAXES!"

Governor Palin, Alaska is one of the biggest recipients of federal aid, how do ou respond to that?
"HOLY SHIT BARACK OBAMA WILL RAISE TAXES!"

When you choose to answer the question you want to answer, not the one asked as Governor Palin did last night, you are not showing leadership and tenacity, you are dodging the issue. She didn't show anything other than her ability to sink back on tired, old Republican't bullshit when cornered. The NPR analysis after the debate was pretty toothless, unless they were being sarcastic.

When the expectations of your performance are simply that you show up and look pretty, things have downhill. The Vice Presidency requires more. Well done, Joe Biden. I was not a fan of you, but now will be.

I had a video I was going to include in this post, but it was removed from YouTube. Oh well.

11 comments:

mdh said...

I listened to the debates. It wasn't until this AM i realized she had been winking at the camera the whole time.

Very little orphan Annie.

I guess that makes McCain "Daddy WarBuck$". Close enough.

dontEATnachos said...

I don't know what a funny video a cats has to do with vice presidential debates.

As far as the VP debate goes ... I didn't watch it for fear that my head would explode (also trying to finish up work). Good job lefties for allowing your expectations to be so lowered that the fact that she didn't wet herself while onstage constitutes a 'victory.' Did anyone check to see if there were adult diaper bulges? Did we check for those in the first presidential debate?

dontEATnachos said...

This handy flow-chart is where it's at.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2909496470_d751e8a3dc.jpg?v=0

teh l4m3 said...

It's so sad that once again I'll be voting the center-right ticket instead of the far-right ticket, because those are our only two choices. Fuck.

rotten mcdonald said...

don't forget, teh, that turning America around is like parallel parking a Chrysler Newport. It takes a while to turn that mother...

Snag said...

Poor Governor Palin. Another victim of the bigotry of low expectations.

dontEATnachos said...

My favorite quote from the debate:

We will do what is best for the American people in tapping into that position and ushering in an agenda that is supportive and cooperative with the President's agenda in that position.

mdh said...

dEn, i saw that chart. It's more of an ebb-chart than a flow-chart.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Excellent summary of the debate.

I am eager to read around about the issue of how she wanted to bash Bush last night and then try to distance him being a republican from McCain being a republican. If anyone should happen to find some quality writings on such, I'd love to see them.

Chuckles said...

I laughed, I cried.

teh l4m3 said...

"Governor Palin, did you vote for George W. Bush in 2004? If so, do you regret that vote and why or why not?"

Too gotcha?