November 5th, 2008
|11:25 pm - with these hips, these lips, these getaway skips... i've got it made|
Okay, so now that this kind of thing is harmless instead of scary:
One of my favorite parts of last night was watching Palin try to hold back the tears. Living in her little hate-rally bubble, she genuinely thought she had it locked up. Because why pay attention to the polls in the liberal media? WHAT I JUST READ WHATEVER MY SECRETARY PUTS IN FRONT OF ME WHAT WHAT IS SO WEIRD ABOUT THAT.
But McCain's people are now revealing, to Fox News, of all outlets, that she is even dumber than we thought. Failing-the-sixth-grade dumb. And it is going to get worse.
And guys, the 2012 thing is just laughable. She'll never get past the New Hampshire primary.
Well, you say "harmless", and I suppose it's technically so, but...
what's terrifying is that they - the Republican machine - were ready to go along with a VP candidate that was utterly, completely, unequivocally the wrong person for the job.
She's the wrong person to teach FOURTH GRADE.
She's someone who's coasted through her life on her looks* and her manufactured sass, and thank GOD America saw through it. Of any VP in my lifetime, Palin would be the most likely to have to take office, because McCain + melanoma = short life expectancy. (I'm still shocked the media didn't make more of this, because melanoma is some serious shit.)
Thank god we dodged THAT bullet (unlike all those poor worn-out copter-hunted wolves Palin's shot).
But you know, in her defense: about Africa? Some US Americans don't HAVE maps. Such as. For the children.
But she knows right where Russia is: out her kitchen window! You betcha.
*From today's Newsweek: "At the GOP convention in St. Paul, Palin was completely unfazed by the boys' club fraternity she had just joined. One night, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter went to her hotel room to brief her. After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. "I'll be just a minute," she said."
Say whatever you want about Hilary Clinton, but she never had to stoop to that kind of manipulative bullshit. Fancy pageant walkin', indeed.
"NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin's shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain's top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast," and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.
A Palin aide said: "Governor Palin was not directing staffers to put anything on their personal credit cards, and anything that staffers put on their credit cards has been reimbursed, like an expense. Nasty and false accusations following a defeat say more about the person who made them than they do about Governor Palin."
The hatred. It burns. But I do like that "Wasilla hillbillies" quote. Quite a lot, actually.
Oh yeah, highly amusing source
. I'm sure there will be a deluge of sewage on this woman before she (thank GOD) fades into the mists of history.
I had to share this comment that a friend of mine wrote on another blog re: Palin not knowing about Africa:
"I don't know where it is, but I know I can blow the shit out of anything on it."
|Date:||November 6th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)|| |
What Colbert Said, She Believes
Which is: Reality has a strong liberal bias.
This is the best encapsulation of crosseyed conservatism,
to which Palin only adds stylish glasses.
|Date:||November 6th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)|| |
"Palin asked to speak along with McCain at his Arizona concession speech Tuesday night, but campaign strategist Steve Schmidt vetoed the request."
First intelligent decision they made since taking her on.
I just wonder if she'll get re-elected for governor, even.
I don't really remember myself, but I'm not aware of any historical precedent for the veep candidate participating in the concession speech. Which, OK, Palin being entirely ignorant of history and precedent is hardly front-page news, but that really jumped out at me more than anything in that article. Like dude, lady, IT AIN'T ALL ABOUT YOU.
On the other hand, the laughable-ness of a 2012 bid almost makes me want them to try it. Can you imagine incumbent Obama vs. Palin in a debate?
|Date:||November 8th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)|| |
All of this strengthens that part of me that's convinced the GOP threw the election.
Which they would do... why?
|Date:||November 8th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)|| |
The theory is that nobody can clean up the mess in 4 years. By next election, when the country is still in the shitter, the GOP can come back with a "The change you were promised never happened" campaign and rally the troops.
Everything is cyclical and it was obvious to everyone that the GOPs cycle was over. Why put your best people forward when you know you're going to lose?
This is on a very, very short list of conspiracy theories I might one day allow myself to believe.
|Date:||November 21st, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)|| |