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Sarah Palin the Moose Hunter Makes B. Hussein Obama Her Beyatch

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Coming into the Republican convention last week, everyone was all worried about Hurricane Gustav ripping things up. But of course it has turned out to be Hurricane Sarah that's doing the damage.

She's destroying Obama, who was entirely ripe for the skewering. The general line has been that Obama was too great and dignified for even our top professional comedians to find any good way to lampoon him. But Sarah Palin poked a big hole in this gasbag with her stellar acceptance speech, and Obama's been her beyatch ever since. You might partly consider this a sign of commander in chief McCain's expertise, his strategic skill in picking just the right weapon for his target.

In any case, Obama is going down, and she's the one doing it to him. Just a couple of particularly choice zings in her big convention speech delivered just the right way about mayors vs. community organizers and styrofoam Greek columns most particularly, and Obama's still flying randomly around the room a week later as the air escapes like a deflating balloon.

So now Obama is clearly behind McCain for the first time in this campaign, and Obama and his minions are desperate to knock ol' girl down. They haven't been able to lay a glove on her, so now Obama himself is descending from his Olympian perch to spend his precious limited campaign time attacking the other guy's veep.

But the change in altitude has caused Mr Cool and Collected, Mr Civil Politics to start melting down – and boy, oh boy, is it fun to watch. For one thing, you'd think he'd have learned a lesson about condescending from the furor over his infamous remarks about "bitter" gun owners. Yet here he is this week at a big public campaign rally mocking the "moose hunter."

But when that plastic dashboard St. Obama melts down, it really starts to stink as it burns. He's just gone out in front of a crowd calling Sarah Palin a pig. "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig." Now of course this was not a reference to Sarah Palin. Just ask Barack. But of course her famous self-description is of being a pit bull with lipstick. No, not a pit bull says the refined gentleman – a pig with lipstick.

It's pretty much a Freudian slip kind of thing. If he'd thought about it for one second, he surely would have spoken differently. So this person who was an unknown two weeks ago has derailed his march to the White House and rattled his cage so badly that he's lost his grip. He's flailing hysterically, and saying really stupid things like this.

Sarah Palin, moose hunterOf course this is going to get stuck up in him and broke off on general grounds of misogyny. That it's a black man so speaking of a white woman doesn't help him any – not that Palin would have any interest in playing victim. She doesn't need to. She'll field dress him like a moose, and use his hide for a throw rug.

Being an opponent of the 19th Amendment myself, I don't particularly care about the sexism. But she's got the guy so rattled that he's saying dumb stuff about pigs with lipstick, and talking about "my Muslim faith." That right there is the real damage.

If Barack Obama can't handle this dumb hick moose hunter, how ready is he to deal with the likes of Vladmir Putin?

 

Sarah Palin Fun Fact: Sarah and Todd Palin caught Moby Dick while out fishing for salmon. Sarah Palin clubbed him to death like a baby seal, and they lived for two years off the proceeds.

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  • Chris

    From LA Times

    ‘McCain too has invoked pigs in criticizing opponents. When Clinton released her healthcare plan last year, the Arizona senator portrayed it as a remake of the one she proposed when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president. “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” McCain said.’

    Ahem.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Well, Brother Barger,

    At least this is not just another article sniffing at Sarah Palin’s underwear examining the personal life of the Republican nominee for vice president.

    It’s like I said a week ago. The race is between Palin and Obama now. It appears that Obama is being “imPaled” and it is a joy to see. And watching all the “progressives” scream as their new “messiah” get crucified is all the more enjoyable.

    Of course, until I see hard evidence that the Republican candidate will do the right thing in my neck of the woods and cut out all this “Palestine” shit – and tell their judenrat puppets in Jerusalem to do the same – I’m still backing Obama.

    We in Israel need a real enemy to concentrate our minds on getting rid of the American puppets in Jerusalem

  • http://www.acewar.com JEFO

    I think Sarah Palin is more like a dog or a moose with lipstick than a pig, but it’s practical how someone can easily make the connection.

    More crocodile tears from Republicans, I love it.

  • Cannonshop

    #3 JEFO, dude, are you serious? (sigh) let me lay it out for you…

    Barger is making fun of your hero, he’s doing it because the guy is rattled, and making some pretty stupid, minor, mistakes. The Stephanopolous interview, the speech Al linked in this post, that’s not “The One”, the “Man who will bring America Together”.

    THAT is a guy who’s pissed because this nobody bitch from the ass end of nowhere pops up, and his people didn’t have dirt ready to go on her (unlike, say, Romney, Thompson,Giuliani, or Lieberman). It’s making fun of stress and frustration, and it IS amusing, because the tones are wildly different-Obama’s demonsrating rather heavily that he lacks a sense of humour and proportion-he’s attacking McCain’s VEEP for crying out loud, as in the person he Is NOT RUNNING AGAINST.

    He’s proving to be thin-skinned and vain. These are not traits one might consider in a “Uniter”, who will bring “Change”. They’re traits very common to a “Celebrity” and those that have them are quite worthy of mockery-anyone that takes himself that seriously probably won’t take the job nearly seriously enough.

    He’s proving unable to handle MILD attacks, what happens when he’s POTUS and everything magically becomes HIS FAULT-with appropriate attacks and genuine venom?

  • jp

    No one can deny that if Governor Palin were a man, she would never have been picked.

    Say what you will about Obama’s experience, but he has been vetted over and over through the primary season by voters and the media. He won the nomination fairly after campaigning in every state and got millions of votes.

    One man made the Palin decision on very little information. One man decided that the free world could be ruled by someone with no foreign policy experience and little exposure to much of America and the world.

    With no real clue on how Gov. Palin might engage China, Russia, Iran, or other rogue states, McCain gambled all of our futures.

    Would you entrust the safety of your children to someone you’ve only seriously talked to once? Especially when you knew they were at serious risk from the outside?

    Isn’t that the definition of “being willing to lose a war to win an election?”

    Even if the Palin gamble works flawlessly, gamblers eventually lose and lose big. America can’t afford that type of decision making style after watching Bush do it for 8 years.

  • Cannonshop

    jp, you’re ALSO missing it. Your man was rattled by a pretty easy trick-the RNC picked someone that his handlers hadn’t bothered to familiarize themselves with, and she made a couple of jokes at his expense on national television.

    His REACTION tells me that even if I knew the guy for years, I wouldn’t trust my sister’s kids to his care, nor my future offspring.

    Why?

    Because she freaked him out. Thin skinned people with too much personal sensitivity aren’t going to be cool under real-world pressure. They crack. It’s like the football player who freaks out the first time the ramp drops and the bad guys are shooting into the track. He looked GREAT when it was lasertag at NTC the previous year, but when it came to something that could actually inflict pain, he collapses. Obama has now established a pattern-first his freak out over the Jab at his “ears”, now his temper-tantrum over the “Community Organizer” and “Styrofoam Pillars” jibe.

    If he was the man you want him to be, he’d have ignored it, because his opponent is John McCain, not Sarah Palin. He didn’t, because his vanity was hit-and that should trouble you a bit more.

    What happens when a Russian calls him a racial slur during a tense negotiation? if someone cracking on him as mildly as Palin did sets off this kind of reaction, do you want to check and see how he handles a serious provocation?

    Do you want a vain man to have access to the Football, with the Launch Codes, and the big red button?

  • soldier

    well, it’s great to come back from a tour and see that mccain has decided to trust our lives to some backwater bitch with the arrogance of a holyroller and with zip experience with foreign matters.

    i don’t like obama’s style much, but the guy’s got honest written all over him. we watch the news, too, and i have yet to see him take things to the level that mccain has. talk about lowlife. i remember mccain back in the 90’s and this ain’t the same guy. this guy’s a sell-out to the fools who put my life in harms way for no reason. he’s not willing to lose a war to win an election, but he’s willing to lose his dignity and honor for it.

    and don’t think i’m the only guy thinking this. i can count a hundred or more back in iraq who look at bush as a joke and mccain as a puppet for rove. so, let’s all cut the bull about the fake issues of pigs and lipstick.

    fact is, obama is the one who should be running the country and not mccain, and definitely not that trailer trash nobody who’s so ambitious she’d use her own family to get elected.

    i don’t like obama’s style but i like his demeanor and candor. i’m going for obama. and americans supporting the troops should to.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    What happens when a Russian calls him a racial slur during a tense negotiation? if someone cracking on him as mildly as Palin did sets off this kind of reaction, do you want to check and see how he handles a serious provocation?

    Cannonshop,

    I’ve been looking at this from the point of view that McCain may not survive the full four years. Palin’s husband is part Eskimo, but he does not like to be called “Inuit” which is what Eskimos preferred to be called. There is another group of folks who live in the High Arctic, the Chukchi (this is what they are called in Russia) who hate the Inuits. I’m wondering if her husband is part Chukchi, and that the name he uses for the tribe is one used on this side of the Bering Strait. If Palin does actually become president, this may be important. The Russians are known to use all kinds of provocations and forms of intimidation in dealing with enemies – and you can bet that they view us as enemies.

    So, I’m throwing this out as a general question. Does anybody know anything about the particular group of Eskimo that Scott Palin takes descent from. It’s worth knowing this stuff before we need to….

    As for the gas-bag Obama and his screw-ups, well, we’ll see how many screw-ups McCain makes in the coming weeks. The McCain camp appears scared, even though they seem to have the advantage right now. I’ll be checking Google as well myself….

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Reporting back on the query I raised in the previous comment. The Yu’pik and Chukchi are not the same people. The Chukchi herd reindeer, and the Yu’pik hunt sea mammals….

  • Cannonshop

    Well…Todd Palin’s also a roughneck, so he’s probably heard worse, and neither of the Palin Adults are from groups that get a lot of “Sensitivity” conditioning, or any particular case of people walking-on-eggshells not to offend them for fear of lawsuits.

  • troll

    …of course if her husband were a real man he’d challenge Obama to a duel

  • http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/39420/joanne_huspek.html Joanne Huspek

    If the animal kingdom could speak, we’d probably hear a great uproar over the malignment of pigs, seals, Moby Dick, dogs and the rest of the animals.

    Every time I hear about Sarah Palin killing a moose, all I can think of is moose steaks. Moose burgers. Don’t turn up your elitist noses at it, either. If you haven’t tried it, you don’t know what you’re missing.

  • Buffalo

    You are either intentionally taking one sentence out of context or rather lacking in intelligence. A pity either way.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Even if Brother Barger’s Schadenfreude is rather unattractive, I must concede that I did enjoy the imagery of a deflated Obama still wafting back and forth across the room…

    Ruvy: so now the fate of the 21st century world rests on which obscure Arctic peoples like to kick the asses of which other obscure Arctic peoples?

    The political dynamic going on in your head is very odd.

  • http://biggesttent.blogspot.com/ Silas Kain

    What would Kermit (the Frog) say?

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    ribbit?

  • Jordan Richardson

    “Someday we’ll find it, that rainbow connection,
    the lovers the dreamers and me.”

  • Clavos

    It’s not easy being green.

  • bliffle

    soldier #7 says:

    i remember mccain back in the 90’s and this ain’t the same guy. this guy’s a sell-out to the fools who put my life in harms way for no reason. he’s not willing to lose a war to win an election, but he’s willing to lose his dignity and honor for it.

    You’re right, it isn’t the same guy. I think the primary loss in 2000 is what changed him, when he saw that blustery lying could go unchallenged, he embraced it, both literally (embarassing Bush man-hug) and figuratively.

    IMO, he’s sacrificed everything to his ambition.

  • dee

    McCain and crazy Palin are both phonies… they are going to lose in November…

    as Barack has said ENOUGH!!!

  • offL

    Palin is the lipstick the GOP is the pig, but before i go off on that, just be advised that.

    Im voting for an American who questions America not the one who didnt. He certainly is not John McCain!

    Lest we forget where this country came from, then let us question Vietnam again. John McCain wasnt a hero then so why is he one now? It was a pointless war then so why isnt it now?

    The American’s who sought answers about this pointless war then are no less patriotic today as they were then. So why didnt John McCain buck the McCain family trend in favor of his supposed literary passion? Why wasnt he suspicious of his government then as our forefathers intended by qualifying our right to bear arms?

    The majority of Americans questioned our government’s actions over Vietnam so why didnt John McCain? Did John McCain fly over Vietnam so people could become community organizers? Did John McCain fly over Vietnam so people could pick the responsibility of a community themselves? Apparently not!

    This country ought to sit down and seriously examine the John McCain record from the inception. Was his daddy ready to let him die there in the name of honor? My understanding is that the two men werent very close to begin with. How much of that “record” is a one-sided heroic tale and how much of it isnt. We all know that some sailors share some pretty big fish.

  • Frank Marshall

    I oppose Obama as much as anyone, so please do not misconstrue my comment as anything politically hostile.

    I was shocked to see your vulgar use of negro ghetto slang in your headline. In English, there is no such word as “beyatch.” Surely your vocabulary is not so poor that you really could not think of a real word to express your thought instead of parroting Ebonics in a headline.

    That is utterly undignified, inappropriate, and downright illiterate. Apart from that, it expresses a sub-intellectual tone unworthy of serious reading.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Really now Dee, that’s just silly. You might reasonably dislike McCain or Palin for policy or other reasons, but being PHONY is the absolute last thing you could accuse them of. Both of these people are real down to their toes – and that unmistakable fact is a big part of their appeal.

    Now if you wanted to discuss being a phony, you might consider Hawaiian born Ivy League Obama affecting bits of trying to talk like he’s from the hood. Right there is an empty suit searching for some authentic identity, cause he doesn’t have one.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    so now the fate of the 21st century world rests on which obscure Arctic peoples like to kick the asses of which other obscure Arctic peoples? The political dynamic going on in your head is very odd.

    Te political dynamic going on in my head is to try and fathom which raven and which drum the Russians might try to use. Understanding the weapons of the enemy requires understanding oneself and one’s weaknesses. I was just trying to get some information. I got it and I’m sorta satisfied.

    The fate of the 21st Century does not lie in the hands of the Russians, any more than it lies in the hands of the Americans….

  • dee

    HAHAHA – McCain, the oldest fossil in the Senate, campaign filled with lobbyists and Bush aids, been in the Senate twenty plus years now all of a sudden claiming to want to change things come on… he’s been part of the problem… now Al if you don’t see the phonyness leaking from his old bones you are beyond help… and Palin, all I do is lie about my record, make shit up because it sounds good and refuse to talk to the media because I would have to answer questions about my false assertions, if you can’t see her for her phonyness also then you must be “slow”…

    Obama talking like he’s from the hood? What planet do you live on? Everytime I’ve heard him talk he comes across as brilliant to me…

    what state do you live in? Alaska?

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    I was shocked to see your vulgar use of negro ghetto slang in your headline. In English, there is no such word as “beyatch.” Surely your vocabulary is not so poor that you really could not think of a real word to express your thought instead of parroting Ebonics in a headline.

    And here I thought Brother Barger had dug up some Alaskan hunting term…. Silly me. I just haven’t spent enough time in the ‘hood with the homies, huh?

  • Clavos

    True dat.

  • Cannonshop

    Dee, so you’re basically saying that you’re voting not based on your own candidate’s merits, achievements, record, even looks, you’re just voting because he’s not McCain.

    I guess that’s mostly acceptable, after all, I know people that only thought in 2004 as far as “He’s against Bushitler” , and there are thousands of fundies out there who vote the other way with about as much thought.

    While I might consider that to be pretty much voting in a state of unreason, it’s your vote, and your mind. It would be nice if you were basing your attacks on SOME factual basis, though. You know, like maybe being able to show Where McCain’s lied about his record?

  • Clavos

    I was shocked to see your vulgar use of negro ghetto slang in your headline.

    “Shocked?” Why? Were you concerned that one of the “Negroes” had escaped from the slave quarters?

    Only racists refer to African Americans as “Negroes” these days.

    Thanks for the insight into your cesspool, Frank.

  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    Dee, it’s just that Barger didn’t think he could get away with putting the word, properly spelled in a headline without having it edited out. He was probably right.

    You’re right, it isn’t the same guy. I think the primary loss in 2000 is what changed him, when he saw that blustery lying could go unchallenged, he embraced it, both literally (embarassing Bush man-hug) and figuratively.

    This is one reason why so many are excited about the selection of Palin. It shows that McCain may actually still be that guy.

    Dave

  • Edward

    The Media and the Democrats are now if a full-fledged PANIC MODE and it’s priceless! They are watching this campaign slip away from them right before their very eyes! The american people are loving this…. Who is writing this script?! It must be a tough pill to swallow for the Dems…. Who would’ve thought that an old man with a pig could be president! Democrats are bunch of pathetic losers…

  • dee

    I’m voting for Barack because I want someone who is intelligent in the white house… not retard Bush, or old 2nd to last in my class McCain or community college redneck born and bred (Alaska highest rate of incest in the nation) Palin… its very simple… its based on who is smartest because this country has some serious problems to deal with but people like cannon are more concerned with irrelevant issues… I never claimed McCain lied about his record, I am claiming he is phony for saying he is going to change anything when his campaign is run by lobbyists, the same people who ran Bush’s campaign, and when he has been part of the problem in the senate for the last twenty plus years… and he’s like 80 years old… really out of touch and the debates will probably be way past his bedtime… Obama will win retards

  • Jordan Richardson

    Obama will win retards

    There has to be a nicer way to say that Barack will win the Special Needs Persons’ vote.

  • dee

    “There has to be a nicer way to say that Barack will win the Special Needs Persons’ vote.”

    if they can find the voting booths that is… Palin’s baby included

  • Clavos

    if they can find the voting booths that is… Palin’s baby included.

    Charming. Aren’t you a sweet lady…

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    And why shouldn’t kids have the vote?

    Juvenile Suffrage Now!!!

  • Rob

    I hope neither John McCain gets elected or Barak Obama.

    I hate Democrats as much as I do the Neo Nazi Con child molesting Republicans taking orphans from Boys Town orphanage for prostitutes.

  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    How dare you accuse Bing Crosby of that.

    Dave

  • Cannonshop

    Obama will win retards

    wow, now that’s…no, wait, you couldn’t be… ah. So, you’re saying that he’s got the guided, delayed-fall bomb vote?
    I wasn’t aware that airburst munitions had the vote…

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    It’s an airburst munition, Cannon. If it wants the vote… YOU LET IT VOTE.

  • http://biggesttent.blogspot.com/ Silas Kain

    …of course if her husband were a real man he’d challenge Obama to a duel

    Yikes. I kind of think the First Dude is real cute. It must get very lonely up there in the Northwest. Those cold winter nights where Sarah is out on the campaign trail might make the First Dude very lonely. I’d volunteer to keep him entertained but the Christian Right might have me stoned to death for even saying so.

  • Cannonshop


    Yikes. I kind of think the First Dude is real cute. It must get very lonely up there in the Northwest. Those cold winter nights where Sarah is out on the campaign trail might make the First Dude very lonely. I’d volunteer to keep him entertained but the Christian Right might have me stoned to death for even saying so.

    Well…let’s see…five kids? Yah, I’d say you wouldn’t have a chance in Hell, Silas. Obviously Mr. Palin saves it for Sarah when she’s home, or he’s got REAL strong forearms.

  • watching and listening

    If we could look behind both of the candidates’ curtains I would venture to say that you may find that “special interest groups” have their hands in both of the candidates’ cookie jars. Too bad Ron Paul insn’t still running.

  • troll

    don’t look now but he might be

  • Cannonshop

    Paul would be better at acting the Watchdog than running-his appeal’s too narrow and his message too nuanced-plus he put himself in a spot to be tarred as a Bircher, which isn’t a good spot to be-the Organization’s credibility’s shot thanks to some really stupid actions and statements in the past, that unlike the SDS and Weathermen, did not benefit from hollywood romanticism and the mainstreaming of members.

  • Clavos

    Cannon, did you run out of periods?

  • Arch Conservative

    No one can deny that if Governor Palin were a man, she would never have been picked.

    Yes and fi Obama weren’t half black eh wouldn’t be the Dem nominee.

  • 1bassman9

    If the radical reich wing fundalmentalists think the septuagenarian and the Armaggedonist is what this country needs than we do need a rapture. What you Fundamentalist Christian crackpots call a rapture, I call a cleansing. It will be nice not to have to listen to hypocritical crap anymore. Jesus, how soon can you rid the planet of this vermin?

  • http://jetsnewsviews.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Barger, do you actually believe you’re swaying anyone who hasn’t already decided, or is this article just part of the right-wing pissing contest that this website has been running in order to see who can make the best juvenile smartass remark?

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Jet- The correct answer is B, pissing contest. I think I’m currently the lead pisser. But I haven’t gotten anywhere NEAR as juvenile or as smartass as I am capable of. We’ve got a couple months left before the election. Stay tuned.

    Messiah- You forgot pig humper

  • http://jetsnewsviews.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Tell me something then, are we going to be just as outraged that McCain referred to Hillary’s health care program, “Putting lipstick on a pig”. Is it that Democrats are intelligent enough to know when a candidate’s programs and ideas are being pissed on and not the candidate?

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    Come on now Jet, that’s not even fair, Hillary looks a lot more like a pig than Sarah Palin!

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    Yeah yeah…lighten up! It was a joke already…don’t even start! I’m not running for anything!

  • http://jetsnewsviews.blogspot.com/ Jet

    You David, are a hypocrit. John McCain called Hillary’s health care program “Putting lipstick on a pig”. Did I read your outrage when that happened, did you get upset that Hillary might have been called a pig?.. or are us leftist, liberal faggots, smarter than you enough to tell when a candidate’s programs are being derided, and not the candidate?

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    You guys are missing it….it wasn’t just the comment, it was the laughter and the snickers in the background.

    You can tell that whether Barry meant to make the connection or not, which I believe he did, he can’t possibly be that stupid to have not meant it, the crowd heard it that way. When I heard it, I also heard the crowds reaction and that, more than the comment, was what got my attention. Trying to pretend that’s not the way it went is BS.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Really Jet, you need to get past whatever your particular hangup is here if you want to actually get the point. No one here is MAD at Obama for the lipstick remark, least of all me. Note the link to my comedy bit about opposing women’s suffrage.

    Again, the point isn’t a criticism, but an observation of how badly Palin has rattled his cage to be saying dumb stuff like this. It’s really FUNNY to me. I’m amused, not offended.

    Also, John McCain was not talking about lipstick a few days after Hillary made a big convention speech talking about lipstick.

    Lighten up, cuz.

  • Jordan Richardson

    This whole situation confirms what I already knew about American politics: you guys take this shit waaaaay too seriously.

  • http://biggesttent.blogspot.com/ Silas Kain

    Well… let’s see… five kids? Yah, I’d say you wouldn’t have a chance in Hell, Silas.

    Hmph. Five offspring doth not confirm straighthood — especially amongst conservative males. But that’s a debate we’ll save for the 2012 elections.

    you guys take this shit waaaaay too seriously.

    Actually Jordan, we take this so seriously because we’re too cowardly to confront the real issues head on like education, health care, responsible government and energy.

  • Cannonshop

    #59

    Lisa isn’t afraid.

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    “This whole situation confirms what I already knew about American politics: you guys take this shit waaaaay too seriously.”

    This. This. And THIS.

    I like those Steven Harper TV spots which look like some kind of life insurance policy commercial. Yes, it’s important to be Canadian and play catch with your kid but … oh wait you want me to vote for you?

  • Ryan

    “You might partly consider this a sign of commander in chief McCain’s expertise, his strategic skill in picking just the right weapon for his target.”

    You might partly consider his finishing 893/898 in his Naval class, or the fact that he was a terrible pilot who crashed five planes, or the fact that he made 20 propaganda videos for the Vietnamese where he called Americans baby killers, or the fact that he took several promotions over more qualified Naval officers knowing it was all nepotism, or the fact that he opposes college scholarships for soldiers, when evaluating his commander in chief expertise. Or you can decide by who’s better at character assassination. Just try to remember that the side with the better catch phrases has no inherent advantage in a war.

    “Of course this is going to get stuck up in him and broke off on general grounds of misogyny. That it’s a black man so speaking of a white woman doesn’t help him any – not that Palin would havg any interest in playing victim.”

    OK, you’re going to have to explain the significance of a “black man so speaking of a white woman.” Is that something that I’d need to be a a racist to understand?

    ‘and talking about “my Muslim faith.” That right there is the real damage.’

    And that one I’d need to be a religious bigot to understand right?

  • Jordan Richardson

    I like those Steven Harper TV spots which look like some kind of life insurance policy commercial. Yes, it’s important to be Canadian and play catch with your kid but … oh wait you want me to vote for you?

    Oh Christ, you mean the sweater one? Terrible.

  • Dan

    Ruvy, Palin’s husband is 1/8th Yu’pik. It’s not the Yu’pik’s who don’t like the word “eskimo”. It’s the Inuit’s. Yu’piks are OK with “eskimo”. But they don’t like being called Inuit.

    I think it’s great, and funny, that Obama Freuded the lipstick remark, but a better story is his admission to Bill O that the surge has “succeeded beyond our wildest dreams”. Not just worked out fairly well, but “beyond our wildest dreams”.

    Unless “succeeded beyond our wildest dreams” means “failed miserably” in Orwellian nuance.

  • Jordan Richardson

    That whole thing is so Playground Politics to me: “Ha ha, you admitted that something you didn’t think was going to work actually worked. Egg’s on your face now, asshole!”

    C’mon people. Really?

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    C’mon, Jordan, we have two months to kill before the election. We’re just biding time.

    Know how in a basketb baseba hockey match where one team’s up by a lot in the final quar inni period, and fights break out? Same thing.

  • steve

    who would win in a fight…? Sarah Palin or Chuck Norris?

  • Joe Corrao

    sad excuse for journalism…if thats what is is.

  • troll

    so Jordan – which had traction today: Obama’s lipstick gaff or McCain’s foolish add about sex ed for tots – ?

  • Jordan Richardson

    We’re just biding time.

    Now there’s a VP platform I can get behind!

    who would win in a fight…? Sarah Palin or Chuck Norris?

    Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird, so he wins by default.

    so Jordan – which had traction today: Obama’s lipstick gaff or McCain’s foolish add about sex ed for tots – ?

    I think it was the Big Mac Guy.

  • troll

    I’m with ya there…now that’s news – !

  • Nonhelema!

    YES!!

    How “telling” that the PIG wearing a tie! would claim that it’s not me, there’s the Pig wearing lipstick!!!!

    LOL

    The “real” pig is wearing a tie and has revealed himself for what he is and would like subconsciously “TO BE WEARING LIPSTICK!!!

    LMAO!!!!

  • Nonhelema

    HOW NICE! THE OLDEST, “SMELLIEST,” AND MOST WORTHLESS COMMENTS ARE KEPT AT THE TOP.

    ONE MORE REASON BARACKO IS GOING TO ROT IN THE SPOTLITE!

    HIS EMPTY, MEANINGLESS, SMELLY, RHETORIC IS NOW EXPOSED FOR WHAT IT IS – EMPTY, MEANINGLESS, BARREN, VOID…….. WELL, YOU GET THE IDEA, IT’S BARAK OBAMA HIMSELF, NAKED, FOR ALL TO SEE AND JUDGE APPROPRIATELY, AND SO WE SHALL! SO LONG BARAK – THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, LMAO!!!!

  • Jordan Richardson

    I’m wearing a tie…

    *looks over at Wife’s lipstick*

  • http://laserguidedloogie.com/obama-melts-down/ ken

    No no you don’t understand! Obama *IS* the idea!

    He’s all about change, and hope and stuff…and he likes talking about pigs. Wo what?

    Ken

  • Steve

    Perhaps Obama is a fan of the online comic Sinfest. In this comic, one of the main characters – a pig – decides to run for VP and it clearly is taking the piss out of Sarah Palin.

  • paulbe

    This election is looking more and more like an issue free zone, at a time when there’s probably never been so many issues. I think the choices on both sides are so poor as to leave one wondering if that was always the intention.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Paulbe- There’s plenty of talk about all kinds of issues. There are some pretty clear differences between McCain and Obama, and anybody that’s interested would know some of them. It’s just that horserace stuff and gaffes like this lipstick business are more fun for casual playground fun.

  • JOhn Dillon

    WHat the hell. There is nothing wrong with this video. What are they going to do? Please, I want to know what McCain and Palin are going to do. Any credentials she has had as a reformer are probably blown by the fact that she is joining the mainline Republican ticket.

  • Lee Richards

    Palin is a perfect fit for Washington: she likes sex, money, and blowing things away. She also can lie through her lipstick regularly and with conviction and a straight face.

    At McCain’s inaugural, she should slow dance with him until he collapses. She takes over and then appoints Chuck Norris as her VP.

    Then we’ll get religion, rich, and respect!

    When pigs fly.

  • http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/09/10/043722.php T-Peters

    Sorry I do not see it as an attack on Palin. Not at all.What I do see is politics at its worst from the McCain camp. McCain used the same phrase about Hillary.Let the bloggers keep spinning,, they look silly and the American people have caught on.

  • Dan

    “That whole thing is so Playground Politics to me:”(Obama admitting that the surge has succeeded “beyond our wildest dreams”)

    ” “Ha ha, you admitted that something you didn’t think was going to work actually worked. Egg’s on your face now, asshole!”

    C’mon people. Really?”

    I don’t know Jordon. Since Obama only admitted the successful outcome of George Bush’s heroic leadership a couple of days ago, and since a major plank of his own Iraq policy was retreat, it looks as if this should be a bigger story than childish “lipstick” remarks.

    But maybe I’m behind the curve. Maybe this has all been digested and analyzed, and Obama has now decided to “stay the course” on Bush’s successful policy. I haven’t heard much about it.

  • jamminsue

    Spin doctors note! Here the thing – I just watched the clip above and what I see is taking the lipstick idea that has been bandied about by many, and saying the current administrations policies that McCain seems to want to continue, are a pig in a poke, which you can’t pretty up with lipstick. That is not calling Pain a pig, but the Bush administrations’ results as a pig.

    Anyway, that is what my “progressive” ears heard, and I don’t wear lipstick so can’t qulify as a pit bull.

  • Dave Nalle

    I thought that as a Muslim Obama wasn’t allowed to talk about pigs.

    Dave

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Jamminsue- You’re absolutely right that Obama did not say “Palin is a pig.” It has been taken that it was a clever rhetorical ploy, that he was implying it or saying it sideways. His crowd notably perked with special enthusiasm as if that’s how THEY took it.

    Again though, surely Obama did not MEAN to say it, but considering the recent and famous pitbull remarks anybody that’s even half bright would steer WAY clear of that metaphor in this campaign context. Obama’s supposed to be the genius from Harvard. [People of Earth – Don’t panic. I’m from Harvard, and I’m here to help.] Is he just so dumb as to not know how that would play?

    But more sophisticated and edumucated critics like me take it as some kind of Freudian slip, cracking under pressure. I’d find it real easy to believe that the Ivy League guy looks down his nose at the hick, and might well think of her as a pig with lipstick. In their private salons, that’d probably be real funny.

    Just remember, I absolutely cannot must not shall not repeat that in public. Must not make shitty cracks about her as a woman. Cannot… Doh! It slipped out.

    Maybe he’ll pull out of it, but he and Biden have been in something of a meltdown since McCain brought in The Killa from Wasilla. Obama’s been openly and unequivocally mocking the “moose hunter.” Given his elitist baggage and never connecting with working class whites and all the flap about bitter gun owners – and he still does that and sees that as a clever, cool thing to say in front of television cameras.

    Is Obama an idiot, or is he cracking under pressure? Neither option recommends him as commander in chief.

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    The Killa from Wasilla…

    I like that!

  • A human

    If Obama was white, the media would not be making a big deal out of him…. He does not have the experience to run the country….

  • Cliff

    You can put lipstick on israel and it will still be a vampire sucking our tax dollars (and blood) dry.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Apparently Sarah Palin is really on a roll with this media interview thing now and has another one lined up with…

    …Sean Hannity.

    Oooh, that one’ll be tough.

  • http://www.fec.gov LymeBrain

    PLEASE vote third party candidate

    and pass this message on.

  • Ginger

    The creep Obama is going to lose because he is not a citizen and because he is a bi-sexual faggot.
    Also he just thinks he is better then anyone else. Palin has more brains in one finger then that phoney has in his whole head.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    …and Appalachia has spoken.

  • Don Jarrett

    “Sarah Palin… with her stellar acceptance speech… you might partly consider this a sign of commander in chief McCain’s expertise, his strategic skill in picking just the right weapon for his target.”

    Hardly.

    It shows Karl Rove’s skill in adopting Madison Avenue techniques to politics.

    Rove’s adage: No one ever lost by underestimating the intelligence of the American voter.

  • Don Jarrett

    Another “sign of commander in chief McCain’s expertise, his strategic skill in picking just the right weapon for his target…”

    Let’s see what McCain’s record of expertise and strategic skill shows:

    John McCain:

    “Because I know that as successful as I believe we will be, and I believe that the success will be fairly easy, we will still lose some American young men or women.” [CNN, 9/24/02]

    “We’re not going to get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad. We may have to take out buildings, but we’re not going to have a bloodletting of trading American bodies for Iraqi bodies.” [CNN, 9/29/02]

    “But the point is that, one, we will win this conflict. We will win it easily.” [MSNBC, 1/22/03]

    Epilogue:

    It’s clear that “commander in chief McCain’‘s” expertise and strategic skill was using the weapon of over 4,000 Americans (now dead) for his little war in Iraq.

  • Cindy D

    I don’t know what the hell this woman is doing here.

    Palin reeks of not only inexperience, but incompetence. Anyone who cannot see that instantly needs to take remedial thinking classes.

  • Cindy D

    This woman hasn’t a fucking clue!

    And anyone who seriously allows Palin to sway their vote deserves the misery they will get.

    Palin is the turnaround for idiots and others who should be pitied or feared.

    To say she has turned the tide against Obama is to call Americans a nation of metal midgets.

    If most Americans are that stupid, at this point, I give up on them.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Cindy, a blast of righeous indignation from you does not in fact prove that Palin is inexperienced or incompetent. She is arguably a little green yet – but no more so that the actual presidential candidate of the Democrat party.

    What you’re really saying is that you INSTANTLY hated her without any idea of caring about what she’s actually done or giving her a chance to make a case. Emotions are not legitimate tools of cognition. Anybody who can’t see that needs remedial thinking classes.

    And on what basis do you say that she’s incompetent? You might perhaps reasonably argue that she’s not been tried to have had a chance to prove herself on the national stage. But she at minimum seems to have done pretty well in the jobs she’s had so far. Her constituents certainly think so. Note that she’s got something like 80% approval ratings among Alaskans for her job as governor.

  • Cannonshop

    Hmmm…yeah, letting a “journalist” who’s in the bag with the other side edit your interview could be seen as horribly naive, Cindy.

    Yup. Horribly naive.

  • Cindy D

    Al,

    What you’re really saying is that you INSTANTLY hated her without any idea of caring about what she’s actually done or giving her a chance to make a case.

    Actually, I would have to tape my eyes shut to miss her views. She doesn’t have a case but is one. You’ll excuse me if I’d like to see a member of Homo Sapiens as a candidate. People who make decisions from a fanatical religious ideology and are clearly anti-science aren’t my cup of tea.

  • Cannonshop


    Actually, I would have to tape my eyes shut to miss her views. She doesn’t have a case but is one. You’ll excuse me if I’d like to see a member of Homo Sapiens as a candidate.

    So, now you’re saying alaskans aren’t human, or that being skeptical of wisdom handed down from the ivory tower is anti-science?

    What are you living in, Cindy, some mutant version of the 14th century where the Priesthood pronounces and alternate views are sufficient to dehumanize those you don’t like, or agree with?

  • Cindy D

    Um, right Cannonshop, that’s what I’m saying.

    No, what I am saying is, well, actually what I’m really wondering is–why is it that stupid people don’t recognize that they’re stupid?

  • Cindy D

    Cannonshop,

    I just joined “WAP”, Women Against Palin. If you truly want to understand what I am talking about you might have a look at the site:

    Women Against Palin

  • Cannonshop

    Um, right Cannonshop, that’s what I’m saying.

    No, what I am saying is, well, actually what I’m really wondering is–why is it that stupid people don’t recognize that they’re stupid?

    I often wonder that myself, having to cope daily with educated idiots incapable of either managing or the technical/engineering job they’ve been hired to do leaves me a bit exasperated. I mean, getting a degree is supposed to mean you’re smart, right? except that when the tool hits the metal, we often see that it doesn’t mean that in the slightest.

    Often it means having to go around the guy to find the one degreed fellow who actually knows what the fuck he’s talking about, or knows how to pay attention to what he’s doing. (very annoying, that.)

    But you’re backing off, I think, from what you really believe-that anyone who differs in opinions or views from your own, must be one of three things:

    1. Ignorant-this is your most ‘charitable’ setting.

    2. stupid- your most common setting, and if you can’t deny intelligence, you fall back on…

    3. Evil/Subhuman. They aren’t Wrong or The opposition, they’re EEEEVIL in the bogey-man sort of way that lets you adopt an “Any means for the end” attitude, allows you to justify double-standards and permits you to support the unsupportable against them, and embrace tactics you claim to despise.

    Unlike yourself, I spent the last eight months trying to find a reason to justify voting for Barack Obama. I found that most of his supporters don’t know as much about what he’s done in office as I’ve had to learn on my own, but they’re much, much, more impressed with him than I am. and I grow less impressed daily. Meanwhile, I also know what Palin DOES (as opposed to what she would have liked to do) and what she’d like to do (but knows she can’t.) The fact is, I’m a bit more impressed with the fact that she appears to know that she can’t do what she wants to, but will do what needs to be done, than anything else. I don’t care about her family, I don’t care what church she attends (or fails to attend), the fact is, she ran a bunch of corrupt bastards from he own party off the state payroll, and told Ted Stevens to piss off.

    I’m much more impressed by someone willing to piss off the establishment within their own political party to fulfill their oath, than I am someone uttering the words while going along to get along with known corruption for the sake of their own power.

    And know what else? the number of National-Scale enemies she’s grown in the last, oh…two weeks? I consider that proof she’s effective. It took Obama more than a year to do that, and a contentious Primary with media saturation. Palin made as many enemies among her opponent’s party in just two weeks. She scares important people, and that’s a plus.

  • Cindy D

    But you’re backing off, I think, from what you really believe-that anyone who differs in opinions or views from your own, must be one of three things:

    It’s not those who “differ(s) in opinions or views” that I feel are stupid or ignorant. It’s those who don’t inform (or even know how to inform) themselves and yet whose opinions (which they feel entitled to have on every possible subject they know nothing about) affect the rest of us. Those are people I object to. People who believe their own choices should be imposed on others–those are people I object to.

    An example: I love the woman who manages my business. She is the best employee anyone could ever have. She is generally kind (when her bigotry doesn’t show). She is as honorable and trustworthy a human being as I have ever met. Yet she is as typically ignorant a human being as I have ever met.

    She comes to me (at least she’s trying to inform herself) to ask me what I think about the latest e-mail she’s gotten claiming that Obama is a Muslim or Obama won’t salute the flag, etc.

    She thinks I’m “smart” and should start and e-mail campaign to refute all this stuff. I think she’s “limited in intellect” and am appalled that people even read this trash.

    I ask her why the hell she is basing her judgments on stupid e-mails, why doesn’t she go and find out how the candidates voted on issues, etc?

    The truth is she doesn’t know how. So, she turns on whatever garbage anyone throws at her.

    In questioning people about the election (or most any subject, for that matter), I find this is what most people I speak to are doing. They are acting on ignorance.

    The fact is when I took Research Methods in college and learned how to research information, tear apart studies for flaws, and find facts to inform my decisions (whether I like those facts or not), I also began to bump up against a lot of people whom I learned NEVER look at facts. They simply pass bullshit down from tongue to tongue and generation to generation.

    Being a rebellious child, in an emotion driven family, I became a rational thinker who challenged the grown-ups with reason. It’s just who I am.

    1. Ignorant-this is your most ‘charitable’ setting.

    I don’t have a lot of charity in me when I see how stupid some people are.

    2. stupid- your most common setting, and if you can’t deny intelligence, you fall back on…

    Yes, my most common setting is claiming people are stupid unless they back up what they say with something worthy of scholarship.

    By the way, some people are evil. Our culture promotes the creation of selfish bastards and others who think they should force everyone to live by their values.

    3. Evil/Subhuman.

    Actually, my subhuman (non-Homo Sapiens) reference doesn’t mean “evil” it also means stupid as is meant to imply a neanderthal mentality.

    Anyway, I think some people are stupid even if they do agree with me. Others I think are intelligent despite their disagreement.

  • Cannonshop

    The fact is when I took Research Methods in college and learned how to research information, tear apart studies for flaws, and find facts to inform my decisions (whether I like those facts or not), I also began to bump up against a lot of people whom I learned NEVER look at facts. They simply pass bullshit down from tongue to tongue and generation to generation.

    Hmmmm…so did I. I also grew up in a family that argued about politics and religion at the kitchen table, and was taught to argue both sides of an issue before making a decision, rather than trusting someone because they have a title.

    I’m very suspicious of dogmatic repetition and the fallacy of authority, and I don’t hold truck with echo-chambers. I told you, I dug into Obama’s record. Initially to see if I wanted to vote him or Hillary, but continuing in order to determine how much of what he was saying was likely to be what he would be doing.

    I found him to be very unimpressive once the sound is turned off and you’re not looking at his gestures.

    This will be the third time in as many elections that I will be voting against my heart, and with my head. Wish I could believe in Obama, but I Know that I can not. Understand?

  • Cindy D

    An example of stupidity:

    “…Mayor Stein and Laura Chase, campaign manager during Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s first run for mayor of Wasilla in 1996, recalled that as a city council member in 1995, Ms. Palin told colleagues that she saw “Daddy’s Roommate” on the library shelf and said it didn’t belong there. Ms. Chase says she read the book, found it to be inoffensive, and suggested that Ms. Palin read it. ‘Sarah said she didn’t need to read that stuff,’ [emphasis mine] Ms. Chase said. “It was disturbing that someone would be willing to remove a book from the library, and she didn’t even read it.” [disturbing indeed]

  • Cindy D

    …and was taught to argue both sides of an issue before making a decision, rather than trusting someone because they have a title…

    Investigating (by examining arguments and/or evidence) all sides of a question is the hallmark of critical thinking and the best way to make an informed decision. Trusting anyone, with a title or not (even one’s own self), is basing decisions on emotion. We are all human, we have an innate tendency to associate cause and effect for survival reasons (even when cause and effect are unrelated). Which is, as you know, why we require scientific analysis in the first place. We are simply, as humans, unable to see, let alone remove our biases in many cases and we are always subject to errors of wrong associations–i.e. we perceive causation that is nonexistent.

    And yes, I do understand.

  • Cannonshop

    WAS the book removed? Separate what a person says, from what they do, Cindy.

  • Cindy D

    WAS the book removed? Separate what a person says, from what they do, Cindy.

    The book didn’t have to be removed. The example says something about the way she thinks.

    People who think like that are dangerous. Banning the book wasn’t her decision to make. Yet, this ignorant way of thinking she displayed makes me wonder what biases will she be basing decisions on where she does have authority?

  • Cannonshop

    Then look at the decisions she has Made when she had the power to make them. (there ARE examples.)

    Veto’ed a bill that would have denied benefits to partners in same-sex relationships after said bill passed the Legislature. Mind you, Palin’s a fundie, and it was a Fundie’s dream-bill, and concurred with her personal views. If she makes her decisions based on her social/religious viewpoints, that bill should have been a slam-dunk-sign. She vetoed it. How does that fit into your analysis, Cindy?

  • http://wheretofindjoannbrown.blogspot.com Jo Ann Brown

    These facts were reported in New York Times.

    When Ms. Palin had to cut her first state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of legislative projects.

    Rick Steiner, a University of Alaska professor, sought the e-mail messages of state scientists who had examined the effect of global warming on polar bears. (Ms. Palin said the scientists had found no ill effects, and she has sued the federal government to block the listing of the bears as endangered.) An administration official told Mr. Steiner that his request would cost $468,784 to process.

    When Mr. Steiner finally obtained the e-mail messages — through a federal records request — he discovered that state scientists had in fact agreed that the bears were in danger, records show.

    Daily we get larger and larger doses of Sarah Palin’s abilities. I am glad this article is highlighting additional lies told and gross negligence. The reporters are gathering their facts and helping the American people understand and see Sarah Palin’s level of incompetence.

  • Lisa Solod Warren

    Cannon, re above post. Superb piece in todays NYT on Palin’s bizarre cronyism.

  • Cindy D

    RE # 109

    Cannonshop,

    You are misguided. In 2005, the Alaska Supreme Court said that denying benefits to partners of gay state employees was unconstitutional.

    Therefore, in 2006, her attorney general told Palin the bill that would deny benefits was unconstitutional. After much time and consideration (because she was expected to and wanted to support it), she vetoed it.

    That said, here is what Palin said:

    Elected officials can’t defy the court when it comes to how rights are applied, she said, but she would support a ballot question that would deny benefits to homosexual couples. “I believe that honoring the family structure is that important,” Palin said. She said she doesn’t know if people choose to be gay.

    Source: Anchorage Daily News, “Little play,” by K. Hopkins Aug 6, 2006

    Palin believes there should be:

    No spousal benefits for same-sex couples

    Q: Do you support the Alaska Supreme Court’s ruling that spousal benefits for state employees should be given to same-sex couples?

    A: No, I believe spousal benefits are reserved for married citizens as defined in our constitution.

    Source: Eagle Forum 2006 Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire Jul 31, 2006

    She is opposed to gay rights and given the opportunity she would deny them. I am surprised you wouldn’t know this. It shows up on just about everywhere I’ve read about the issue. Do you or don’t you know where Palin stands? In other words, what are you basing your opinions about her on?

    Here is a link to Palin’s stance on the issues.

    Note: My quotes above come from this link found at the issues on that page.

  • True America

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves. As a True American you should be a True Liberal at all times. You should be capable of loving others who are unlike you, even if they might come from countries that do not like us very much. You should be a true Christian! Beleiving that life is sacred and that abortion is a direct violation from a commandment from our GOD. So is killing our fellow animals on this earth as a sport (hunting). It is an unnecessary sacrifice of life given to this earth by our creator and sinful. You should honor an individual’s choice, and realize that the only job of the government is to support that individual’s choice, as long as it does not affect the choice of others. Provide us with unlimited options, ultimate choice to assist us in finding our God, or what we love and consider being our purpose. Therefore you may choose to hunt or have an abortion if that is your wish. It is not the government’s job to prevent people from sinning but it is their job to make sure no one’s actions or sins affect a citizen of who they are put there to govern. I am a True American and I am aware that The True USA will and has always been visible within the minds and hearts of those from the original 13 colonies of this great nation. And those true Americans outside of these 13 colonies acknowledge this. We need to do something quick to our electoral system which will correctly reflect their seniority. We are losing our country to the dumb and uneducated, new territories which haven’t fully matured and are filled with ignorant and irrational concepts. They have yet to embrace the ideologies left behind by our forefathers. I will pray for my country because I love her unconditionally. I never supported Barack Obama and was waiting for McCain to pick Romney or someone who can help with our economy; instead he picks someone who disagrees with him on just about everything as a sleazy political stunt. And in my opinion it was a bigger insult to women than Mr. Obama not selecting Hillary. Women are more than capable of becoming president or VP, but they must become president or VP, equally. I would expect her to be well educated, preferably law school and well versed w/ different people of different cultures since that is what America is. She should take the same road as the boys do, much like Hillary did, earned her respect. McCain said he’d rather lose an election than lose a war, well I’m thinking he may have to do just that. As a Man I lost respect for him and will now take my chances with the Harvard Grad and 30 yr Senator.
    -True American

  • alessandro

    Hundreds of comments yet no one ever asked one simple question:

    Who puts lipstick on a pig anyway?

    Sounds like an Appalachian love story to me.

    Harper should have worn a different sweater. And used a sock puppet.

  • bliffle

    Has anyone figured out what True Americans point is?

    I nodded off 1/4 of the way through and I haven’t attempted that jungle again for fear of being totally swallowed up in it’s swampy darkness.

  • Clavos

    Not me. You lasted longer than I did, bliffle.

  • Cindy D

    Frank

    I was shocked to see your vulgar use of negro ghetto slang in your headline. In English, there is no such word as “beyatch.” Surely your vocabulary is not so poor that you really could not think of a real word to express your thought instead of parroting Ebonics in a headline.

    That is utterly undignified, inappropriate, and downright illiterate. Apart from that, it expresses a sub-intellectual tone unworthy of serious reading.

    What’s really undignified, inappropriate, and downright illiterate is the gall of some pompous-ass white folk who think the language they speak is the only one that should count. Beyatch.

  • http://friendlymisanthropist.blogspot.com alessandro

    Isn’t it technically “beeyotch?”

  • Andy

    I just need to point out that at this moment in time, Palin has made a joke out of herself…

    I like her, but she shouldn’t be Veep.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Andy- Sarah Palin would WAY be my pick absolutely for president among the four. She has not in any point of reason made a joke of herself. That is at least 99% just a determined creation of the media. The worst reasonable point would be that jumping straight into the lion’s den she stumbled a bit handling a couple of big-time hostile interviews.

    But even at that, she hasn’t said anything just stupid and absolutely untrue, like Joe Biden or Obama. Based on the actual CONTENT of what they say, she’s more honest, straightforward, knowledgeable and sensible overall certainly than Obama or Biden.

    For just a hint of the balance there, what do you think the reaction would have been had Palin talked about President FDR going on television after the stock market crash to reassure the nation – as Biden did a couple of weeks ago? Note that we didn’t have tv then, and FDR wasn’t president.

    If she was saying ludicrous stuff like that, then I’d be dismissing her. But the biggest knock on her was that she didn’t automatically know which of four distinctly different meanings of “Bush Doctrine” Gibson was referring to in his disrespectful and condescending interview. Personally, I consider it much preferable for someone to ask a question when they’re not sure, rather than bluffing like they know all and see all – as Biden and Obama do.

    The reaction to Palin reminds me of my dim teenage memories of reactions to pre-presidential Ron Reagan 1976 to 1980. Why, he’s just a dumb, crazy old crank – a joke. Whatever happens in this election, I suspect that she’s going to be president one day.

    I also suspect that many of her pinko haters see it coming, too. This would certainly be a threat to their world domination and world view. They’re anxious to nip it in the bud. But that didn’t work with Reagan. We’ll see if they do any better at destroying Palin. They haven’t so far.