Palin Meets Couric

24 09 2008

Just for fun, see if you can watch this without putting your palms on your face.  Other than that, I am rendered speechless.


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24 09 2008
BullwinkleCringing

I want to hear about the witchcraft thing LOL

24 09 2008
Cynthia, TX

just clueless!!!!

24 09 2008
BullwinkleCringing

OMG Katie is a witch get hold of Muthee

24 09 2008
wavelength

So unbelievable, literally.

24 09 2008
sauerkraut

dang… terrible time for the sound card to go kablooeeee.

24 09 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

It’s frightening! “I’ll try to find some and bring ’em to ya!”

24 09 2008
BullwinkleCringing

TDS is ripping LOL

24 09 2008
ayerishgrl aka Quarter Granite Palin

it was hard to hear what she was saying with all that “blizzard of words”! HA!

You can tell Katie was trying to push and Sarah’s push back was that fake smile and down home talk – “i’ll bring ’em to ya!”

I say bring it on Sarah!🙂

24 09 2008
Vanessa

So, how’s everyone feeling about Sen McCain’s pick these days? Or his ‘first executive decision? Mwahahhahahahahhahahahaaaa!

I simply do not see how anyone can take her seriously anymore. Or Sen. McCain for that matter…

24 09 2008
Andrew Gregg

The desperation in Palin’s whole demeanor is agonizing. I used to work for a small city paper and I interviewed career municipal councilors with more savvy than that. “I’ll find some examples and I’ll bring ’em to yah!” What the hell was that?! Here-check this out:

VP Palin: “Mister President of Iran–we want you to scrap your nuclear arms program.”

President of Iran: “Why should I? Can you tell me if the Israelis will disarm at the same time? How will I know your word is good?”

VP Palin: “I’ll find some examples and I’ll bring ’em to yah!”

Now THAT’S diplomacy.

24 09 2008
Amused and Bewildered

I know!!!!! I thought the best part was RIck Davis — until I got to the end. Now THAT’S my favorite part!!

“I’ll bring ’em to ya.”

24 09 2008
Cynthia Ohio

Oh. My. Gosh. Horrifying.

How is this freakin’ possible?

And now McCain is trying to delay–er, cancel, cough, cough–the VP debate?

Wow, I’ll take an Obama win, but this election should be a landslide. How is it that there can be any supporters for this ticket, based on both their own performance and the Republican/Bush record?

Unbelievable.

24 09 2008
mpalm

It will be a cold day in you know where before she brings anything back to Katie *head in hands*

24 09 2008
Amused and Bewildered

This is soooo going to be in the news tomorrow. I can’t wait!!

24 09 2008
PJ

How in the heck was this woman ever elected Governor?

24 09 2008
willpen

UGH!!!!!! I can’t even stand looking at her. She is so transparent and so feeble. Her answers are like the answer of a teenager trying to reply to a question that the teacher has asked. All she is missing is the digging her toe in the dirt thing…UGHHHHH !!!!

24 09 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

How sad.

24 09 2008
Mad Monk

That’s exactly what I did! Watched through my fingers as she stammered under Couric’s withering stare. I’ve never seen Katie look so contemptuous and disgusted.

24 09 2008
Steph

I am not in any public capacity, but I could have done a better job with this. Did she directly answer one single question?
Too many words!

24 09 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

But hey, on the bright side, looks like she’s starting to help out the opposition – us!

24 09 2008
Dee

There’s that “ya” thing again. And all those absent ing endings. Really, am I to believe this is an intelligent woman? i just don’t get this. He could have had his pick of anyone of a number of people and he chose her? Did you read that the president of Pakistan said she’s “gorgeous”? Doesn’t that make you feel better?What is going on here?

24 09 2008
sauerkraut

Andrew! What will she bring? Homefries?

24 09 2008
Suchanut

“I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you”.

Barf…barf….barf…gag…gag…gag…OMG!!!

24 09 2008
sosad

BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbbbbbbbbbbbbbbaaa HHHHHHHHHHHHaaaa
hhhhhhhhhhhhaaa hha he hehe like they say in the movie tropic thunder “never go full retard” she went full retard and she ain’t coming back.. ( my sincere apologies to retards everywhere ) although this makes retards looks Mensa
Who knew Couric had balls ?? high fives to Couric !!!!

24 09 2008
Keanus

With regard to witchcraft, Sarah’s witch hunting friend from Kenya, Preacher Muthee, implies rather strongly that Jews are good at gaining and hoarding wealth, and that good Christians should move into business and take it over. As couched at
the Daily Kos website it borders on the anti-Semitic. I wonder how Joe Lieberman likes it.

24 09 2008
Fern

Palin is starting to sound scared to me – voice constricted in her throat – deer in the headlights look – trouble putting sentences together. (Not that putting sentences together was ever her strong suit – but still…).

I think she is starting to realize how badly she is out of her depth – and that she is never going to be VP.

24 09 2008
Suchanut

Amused and Bewildered (19:08:27) :

This is soooo going to be in the news tomorrow. I can’t wait!!

_______

I know! I can’t wait either – it should be priceless!

24 09 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Jon Stewart is hilarious again.

Palin is like one of those students that doesn’t know her work and is trying to con the teacher. In the first seconds when Couric asks her about Davis, she looked petrified. But she thinks she smart enough to outsmart Couric.

24 09 2008
sosad

Now we know why McCain is tripping all over trying to get her out of the debate .

24 09 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Fern, I agree. And then, she’ll be headed back to Alaska! Imagine the homecoming.

24 09 2008
sauerkraut

Dee?? Are you serious? The president of Pakistan actually said that??? Wait… isn’t he… isn’t he the corrupt widowed husband of Benizar Bhutto?? Oh my word… she’d slap him upside the head if she ever heard him say such a thing about Ms. “I’ll bring ’em to ya” Palin.

I don’t think Mrs. Bhutto would ever meet with someone so demeaning to women.

24 09 2008
Andrew Gregg

Sauerkraut:

Freedom Fries!

24 09 2008
ayerishgrl aka Quarter Granite Palin

like they say in the movie tropic thunder “never go full retard” she went full retard and she ain’t coming back.. ( my sincere apologies to retards everywhere ) although this makes retards looks Mensa
Who knew Couric had balls ?? high fives to Couric !!!!

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sosad… great post! and I agree with the Katie comment. She had a look of astounded disbelief on her face through most of the interview!

24 09 2008
sauerkraut

Kate – it’s not that she’s smart, it’s that she’s confident in her confidence!!

24 09 2008
Suchanut

Anyone else out there feeling a little sorry for her?

Quick! Slap me!

>thwack!< 😉

24 09 2008
jess

“Maverick! Reform! Maverick! Reform!”

24 09 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Me, and maybe Fern.

24 09 2008
Fern

Anyone else out there feeling a little sorry for her?

I was close there for a minute – I mean, this is such a public humiliation.

24 09 2008
todd

rediculous!

Where’s the followup question from Couric after Palin’s evasive answer on not helping foreclosure victims because she doesn’t want to reward preditory lenders? WHAT?

24 09 2008
ayerishgrl aka Quarter Granite Palin

suchanut:

Not feeling sorry for her, but a bit ashamed at my own sense of personal glee as i watch her star fall from the sky….

Ok, i’m over that,, no shame here! I love being snarky!😉

24 09 2008
Fiona

I thought our bunch in Ottawa were a useless bunch of idiots, but I’m afraid you are the proud owners of the most ridiculous excuse for a politician I’ve ever seen.

24 09 2008
Regi

OMG WTH would vote for this woman ??! Elect Couric !
And that Fannie/Freddie warning stuff is crap. He warned about ACCOUNTING oversights ! It had NOTHING to do with lending regulations. She’s like the boss from hell that uses everyone else’s talents and takes all the credit when she gets back from the beauty parlor.

24 09 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I guess if you’re a predatory taker, it’s easy not to reward the lender (thinking wolves shot from helicopters here).

24 09 2008
futurexpat?

No, not sorry for her one bit. She’s in waaaaaaaaaaaaaay over her head.

Andy AKA Plop Here

24 09 2008
Dee

Yep, sauerkraut, he said it. I mean after all he has been a widower for 9 months. Time to move on.

24 09 2008
Vickie

I just made “I’ll find some examples and I’ll bring ‘em to yah!” as my Facebook Status!

24 09 2008
Irish in Florida

Scary stuff….esp since she’s supposedly being “coached” by the pros everyday!! I surely hope America’s paying attention b/c this is baaaaaaaaad….very very scary

24 09 2008
SMR

I have to agree with the person above who said that Katie looked totally disgusted and contemptuous. Can you blame the poor girl? She must have been with her for hours & hours trying to get something that was acceptable for airing — and that was IT!

All of the tacky hand movements were so annoying. Note to handlers: tell her to keep her hands clasped in her lap at all times!

And she is utterly incapable of preventing herself from belittling Obama. That is her answer to every pointed question, turn it around into a negative directed at Obama. What an infant! She is like so many other icky repubs — if they don’t like you, take it as a compliment!

24 09 2008
Larry

I have figured it out… Sarah is bipolar.

24 09 2008
drchill

Q: risk of a great depression?

A: …taking action , bipartisan effort, congress not pointing fingers, finding the solution to this, taking action , and being serious about the reforms on wall street that are needed

! ! ! ! !

Q: DrChill The Large Hadron Collider might create singularities that may create a black hole that could reduce the earth to the size of a soft ball… How would you propose to safeguard humanity?

A: – We should take action , with scientists, not pointing fingers, finding the solution to this, taking action, and being serious about doing what is needed
to solve this

I became an expert on this because I can see atoms from my house…

24 09 2008
liz

oh my god.

she’s just SO uneducated.
she has no idea what the hell she’s talking about.

HOW is it possible that all of America isn’t realizing this?
how can anyone in their right mind vote for this brainless woman?

geeeeeesh.

24 09 2008
Suchanut

drchill (19:26:09) :

ROTFLMAO!

24 09 2008
ayerishgrl aka Quarter Granite Palin

is it just me or does McLame look like he’s aged like 10 years or more in the last week?

24 09 2008
Suchanut

I was thinking Sarah is looking a little ragged too…

24 09 2008
Susan

Absolutely…horrible! She didn’t even have a ‘reformed’ example – she’s looking worse not better over time. The beginning was even more worse – her pause was sooo long as she tried to think up an answer. The McCain group must be really worried about the VP debates.

24 09 2008
Fern

I don’t there there is going to be a VP debate.

24 09 2008
TwinpeaksnikkiSF

God help us!

24 09 2008
Laurie

Dont you just love the look on Katie’s face? Pricelss.

Sarah Palin is a complete and utter idiot. Who is going to tell her?

24 09 2008
pamela

Anyone else out there feeling a little sorry for her?

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I was – until she came out w/ the “I’ll try to find some an’ bring ’em to ya” line, Then I was laughing too hard too feel sorry for her. I mean, hasn’t the campaign been prepping her for weeks? Is this the best they can do?

Sometimes I wonder, if she’d never been tapped by McCain, would she have been an effective governor, stayed true to her promises of reform and transparency? I gotta believe she’s toast now. She won’t be VP and she’s a laughing stock in Alaska.

24 09 2008
Independent in AZ

McCain’s poor judgement pick is Obama’s gain.

Intradtrade betting peaked to 54.7% for an Obama win, highest I’ve seen it yet.

Maybe Caribou Barbie had jet lag? that interview was sad.

AKM, you’ve been very busy today…as always, great job and thank you.

24 09 2008
Irish in Florida

Larry…”I have figured it out… Sarah is bipolar.”

You could be right but worse yet, she could be a bipolar narcissist…which makes her beyond dangerous…………and way past just scary…

24 09 2008
sauerkraut

Well… we now know what Alaskans have known for… how many years?

And we now really know… really, really know, why the McCain campaign has kept her locked away from the press for all these weeks. Might even be why McCain suspended his campaign. Can we really hold out hope that he’s thrown in the towel?? I mean, it’s better than feeling sorry for her. Pity is such a lower level human emotion, isn’t it?

drchill… can you really see atoms from your house? atomic!

24 09 2008
sosad

wow that was great ,, now I’ll see if I can watch it with both eyes open ,,he hehhe
Couric — what about predatory lenders
Palin — Blink, blink ,blink
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWoooo can you imagine the devastation if a REAL reporter like Michael Ware got his hands on her ??? she would be blinking so fast her eyelids would catch fire …
Michael — the war XXXXX
Palin — blink ,blink
Micheal — what about XXX
Palin — ( eyelids on fire and runs for water )
Please o please let there be a debate ,, Joe will ( can’t say it )

24 09 2008
Laurie

Well she got the talking points in. I especially enjoyed her discussing “not pointing fingers” as she not so easily pointed her finger at Obama!

WTH are those stupid little hand gestures she uses? They are so distracting.

oops..perhaps thats why she uses them.

24 09 2008
MyJunkD

Perhaps Katie should run for VP after CBS fires her. She’s so darn smart and cute. As far as Sarah is concerned, someone in Alaska must have voted for her..

24 09 2008
Lara

ROTFLMAO (when I’m not crying and scared of what might be.)

Way to go Katie. YOu did us proud. SP-not so much.

24 09 2008
Terry in Maryland

She can’t even parrot back the talking points she’s been given. She’s bluffing her way through. I don’t think she stupid, but she doesn’t seem to be absorbing all contents of the crash course the GOP has been giving her.

24 09 2008
fairbanksanforobama

it looked to me like Alaska is on her shoulders. She knows that vp shot is toast and with every bit of exposure she’s screwing her stature in Alaska. she’s going to come back here much worse off than when she left. she’s a small town girl, whom has never thought about life on the outside. she’s realizing now that it’s a lot bigger than she thought. she wants to come home and be queen…but she won’t be as welcome.

sad.

24 09 2008
Doremus Jessup

Watch Letterman TONIGHT! If you can’t the best parts are condensed here:

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=XjkCrfylq-E

He makes an EXTREMELY good point. Don’t suspend your campaign to go off and solve a crisis. If one happens while you are President, and you are absent, then your VP should take over right. Unless leaving the handling of the campaign (country) means that when you return there will be NO campaign (country) to return to!

October 2nd is a week away!
Mahalo

24 09 2008
Tortured by it all

That was so humiliating I had to look away. I detest everything Palin stands for, and the thought of her being one death away from President terrifies me. And yet for the first time I feel sorry for her (and disgust with myself for feeling that way). I still want her ticket to crash and burn, but when it does–please God–let’s make sure the blame goes where it really belongs, with John McCain. Garrison Keillor sums the problem up perfectly for me (and injects a necessary dose of reality about the Palin pick) in his article ‘Where is the Outrage’ on Salon:

“What we are seeing is the stuff of a novel, the public corruption of an American war hero. It is painful. First, there was his exploitation of a symbolic woman, an eager zealot who is so far out of her depth that it isn’t funny anymore. Anyone with a heart has to hurt for how Mr. McCain has made a fool of her. Never mind the persistent cheesiness of his attack ads. And now this chasm of debt and loss and the gentleman pretends to be shocked. He was there. He turned out the lights. He sent the regulators home.”

24 09 2008
Georgia

She keeps trotting out that weird country accent and all of the canned little lines when she gets stuck on a hard question. He’s one heckuva mavrick!, or whatever. It’s kind of creepy.

24 09 2008
Deb

I finally brought myself to watch it (i had read the transcript earlier and thought that was bad enough).

wasn’t katy being MEAN to her?????? (whining we will hear from her handlers tomorrow)

hell, if I had been katy I would have just slapped her and said, go home to wasilla!

24 09 2008
bPoint

Letterman mocks McCain for canceling todays taping.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/24/john-mccain-cancels-lette_n_128998.html

Letterman slams McCain/Palin, and toward the end of the video, there is a shot of McCain getting makeup applied at CBS studios, right after canceling with Letterman and telling Dave he was headed to the airport and straight to Washington.

24 09 2008
ayerishgrl aka Quarter Granite Palin

AKM, thanks for the great updates today. As usual, you are the voice of sanity in these crazy times and pretty much the first thing i read in the morning and the last thing i read at night.

My “all things Palin” obssession has gotten the best of me many nights and i’ve gone to work bleary eyed too many days recently. (but full of knowledge!) I think i’m going to have to call it a night…

Can’t wait to see what surprises and adventures await us in McLame/Palin world tomorrow!
‘Nite all

24 09 2008
Cynthia Ohio

Preparation of Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan and slain wife of the current president of Pakistan who said Palin was hot–

Cum laude honors degree in comparative government from Harvard.

Additional study in philosophy, politics, economics and international law and diplomacy at Oxford University.

First woman to be elected president of prestigious Oxford debating society, Oxford Union.

If this was Benazir Bhutto’s background and training to be leader of Pakistan, how is it that Palin has the knowledge and preparation necessary to lead the United States?

“Not sure. Will bring that answer back to ya.”

24 09 2008
Laurie

@Pamela.

I wanted to feel sorry for her. I actually did in the beginning. I realize though, that this woman thinks she is qualified…she believes she knows what she is talking about. This is funny….but Palin isnt in on the joke…yet.

I will never feel sorry for her now. Her family..well that is a different story. I can only imagine how her parents must be feeling.

24 09 2008
Derek

Emmmmmmmmmmmmmm …. BARRASSING!!!!!!

24 09 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Well, no one will be able to accuse Biden of rambling on in the debates, if there will be one. Palin will look even greener compared to him.

Her performance in this interview was “breathtaking” and not in a good way. This makes me think of the Seinfeld episode where the pediatrician that Elaine likes keeps referring to the ugly baby as breathtaking and to Elaine as breathtaking. The republicans see her as breathtaking and we see her for the ugly baby that she really is.

24 09 2008
LJP aka Revolver Trooper

This video should be on endless loop on cable TV. It would be unbearable, but a public service nonetheless. There isn’t a person reading this blog who couldn’t have done a better job than that. She evidently can’t even learn talking points.

I haven’t been much of a Katie Couric fan since she did a sweetheart interview with George Bush early in her days as anchor. The look on her face was priceless, like she couldn’t believe what she is hearing. The mainstream media just can’t drink the Palin kool-aid any more because even they have to be terrified of these two empty heads getting into the White House.

24 09 2008
the polish prince

holy shit.

24 09 2008
Small Town Girl

You’ve gotta give it to Katie for reminding Palin that Obama went up in the polls after the financial crash, not McCain – and asking why she concluded people were waiting for McCain’s solution. Palin had no answer – just a swipe at Obama. She made a stupid statement that Katie exposed for what it was. And yes, Katie did a great job. Her look said, “I can’t believe I am sitting here asking you these things and you are incapable of having an intelligent discussion – and you’re the VP candidate!”

On another subject, how many SF Bay Area mudflatters out there? Palin is still supposed to be coming a week from Sat.

24 09 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Irish in Florida (19:24:42) :

Scary stuff….esp since she’s supposedly being “coached” by the pros everyday!! I surely hope America’s paying attention b/c this is baaaaaaaaad….very very scary
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I wonder if LIEberman and all those tasked with coaching her are all now secretly hitting the bottle? Trying to get unauthorized prescription drugs?

24 09 2008
BlancheMadison

AKA: Trough Gutted Palin

The Crown (or Clown?) Princess of Wasilla looked like she was “ridden hard and put away wet.” There are actually a couple of moments, IMHO, that KC looked as if she were about to crack up–especially during the Rick Davis portion, with all those very meaningful hand gestures. I’m surprised that SarahDearest didn’t smack KC by accident. Oopsie.

What’s that term for relishing in someone else’s misery? Shame, shame, shame on me.

24 09 2008
Deb

I haven’t felt sorry for her and still don’t. She made the decision to jump into this unprepared. She overestimated her own knowledge/ability. It’s a matter of narcissism and I don’t feel sorry for narcissism.

24 09 2008
wyogal

I couldn’t watch the whole thing. It was painful. Her hand motions were right out of the chicken dance polka…you know the Cluck, cluck, cluck part.
I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. Her performance was pitiful.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

I just posted this on the last thread before I figured out everyone else had left🙂

Okay, you can all take your shots at me – I am ready.

That said, I am starting to feel sorry for John McCain. I know. I can hardly believe I am saying that, but he wasn’t always the man he is today…at least he didn’t seem to be.

Yes, I know about his bad temper and wild youthful, fly-boy antics, his “unworthy” acts while a POW, his betrayal of his first wife and family – I do know. However, for the most part, I do believe he loves this country (probably at 72-years-old, he loves it more than ever), and he used to be a straight-shooter. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t agree with him most of the time, but he seemed like a man who was willing to stand up for his convictions and take the heat if necessary.

Now he simply seems like a very old, tired, pathetic man who has “sold-out” and has been “handled” by the best the neo-cons have to offer. John McCain does not look well. Watch his announcement from today. I think this race is killing him (and if the race doesn’t, Sarah will). I could simply never imagine this man as our president.

Go ahead…

24 09 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Thanks, the Polish Prince. LOL.

24 09 2008
astonished

Long time reader first time poster. I am ashamed and utterly shocked to have seen this video. However, the fact that Katie pushed Ms Palin more then we have seen was refreshing. The media on both sides must be more analytical and journalistic for this election to truly show who we are voting for. So Thank you Katie for getting the ball rolling. Let’s hope some other networks gather the scent of a dying campaign and approach with fangs ready.

Glad you joined the conversation, Astonished! AKM

24 09 2008
Tim

“I’m going to ask you one more time” CRACK!!!!! That’s the sound of Katie Couric slamming the Louisville Slugger of Inevitability against “I’m Way Over My Head” Palin… Oh my god.. uttery cringe-worthy.. I never thought I’d actually feel bad for her, but she looked a woim on a hook..twistin’ and turnin’… if McCain wins..she’s screwed..and if she loses and has to crawl home to a chilly Alaska reception, she’s screwed.. Where’s the First Dude? He’s wise and is probably taking care of the kids as he shoulda been doing all this time.. Change Them Diapers, Todd! And when you’re done, change the kids diapers too, not just McCain’s!!!😀

Wherever the First Dude is, he’s busy breaking the law and ignoring his subpoena… AKM

24 09 2008
dragonmage06

I didn’t make it, I did a full out facepalm before I got even halfway through.

24 09 2008
JohnW

It’s like a train wreck, you can’t turn away.

After the 3rd time she talked about McShame taking shots, I was ready for a couple of shots myself!

Wife is more than sure that Tina Fey/SNL will have a BALL with this. Now I’ve got to get that shot and turn on the Daily Show!

24 09 2008
lllphd

wow. she managed to make quayle look like einstein.

24 09 2008
Maeve

“How in the heck was this woman ever elected Governor?”

Ya gotta understand how really, really bad our last governor was ….

24 09 2008
roddanCA

Blanche Madison:

Answer –

“Schadenfreude”

24 09 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh (Mooseguts trailerpark Palin)
24 09 2008
BlancheMadison

AKA: Trough Gutted Palin

wyogal (19:46:28) :

That’s it–it’s a new “wedding dance”–the Sarah Palin! Walk and talk nonsense while making wild circular hand motions. It could be the new Macarena!

It would be funny if it weren’t so horrifying and humiliating. And I’m SURE there will be some out there who just LOVE this because she’s so “normal and natural,” just like they are. Yikes.

24 09 2008
Mad Monk

Go back to the beginning when they’re walking. Katie asks, “Isn’t that a conflict of interest?” Count the seconds that Sarah’s silent — it’s a media eternity, and then she repeats her canned answer right down to, “I would hope that that’s the case.”

Seriously, what are you guys going to do with her when she comes back?

Game set match Obama.

24 09 2008
BlancheMadison

AKA: Trough Gutted Palin

roddanCA (19:51:04) :

“Schadenfreude”

Many thanks! I really drew a blank on that.

24 09 2008
KittenStCyr

“She must have been with her for hours & hours trying to get something that was acceptable for airing — and that was IT!”

SMR – I hear you…I was watching and thinking.
“This is the best CBS could come up with?” I feel for their editors. Never seen Palin look less composed. Ooooooo schadenfreude. Now in delicious new moose flavor.

24 09 2008
bPoint

To bad Katie isn’t still on the Today show. More people watch the Today show than CBS News.

24 09 2008
Snoskred

It was very painful to watch..😦

I would have preferred stabbing myself in the earlobes with a pen.😉

24 09 2008
Glenn2008

Regi,
Agree, this interview would have worked out better eversing the roles, Couric as VP and Sarah as her old self as newscaster…

Country first! – Now I understand… McCanine is trying to save the Country from embarrassment, that is why Sarah is kept gagged. It is really best for Country that way (as long as Obama wins at the end).

24 09 2008
Pacificnwgal

What an idiot.

24 09 2008
teemo

Oh.

My.

God.

America is lost. Whoa is me. I can’t believe what’s happening to my country. Where have we gone wrong when something like this can happen. Am I dreaming and if I am I hope I wake up. Somebody help me, please help me. I’m losing the will to live… aaaahhhhhhhh…

24 09 2008
Lara

prior: I don’t think she stupid, but she doesn’t seem to be absorbing all contents of the crash course the GOP has been giving her.

I agree – she isnt stupid. She’s actually doing a pretty good job of follwoing the crash course. It’s kind of like being given a month between being admitted to a PH.D program and defending your dissertation. I had trouble cramming for one course that I attended most of hte time and did most of the homework. But this is not a course, but an entire undergraduate education without any labs (being governor of 600,000 when you don’t show up for work doesn’t count. And behying mayor of 5,000 people when you higher an Administrator to actually run teh city doesn’t count either.

She isn’t stupid, but she isn’t well-informed, or curious, or prone to analysis and she is so totally over-her-head.

24 09 2008
bPoint

I wish Katie would have asked Sarah for her tax returns.

24 09 2008
dogfish

Mad Monk said: “I’ve never seen Katie look so contemptuous and disgusted.”

You know, I’ve always had a problem with Katie, because I didn’t think she could look contemptuous or disgusted – not really, anyway. She’s always been good at the this-is-the-reaction-I-think-people-think-I should-give, but she has never looked so honestly taken aback.

Props to Katie.

24 09 2008
Melba

KittenStCyr (19:56:08) :

“Ooooooo schadenfreude. Now in delicious new moose flavor.”

Veerrry Tasty !!! o how i savor it!

24 09 2008
Pacificnwgal

Re: SoSad

The “retard” comment — great! “MY” disabled son could have answered better and with MORE intelligence in this interview than Palin. Good lord.

24 09 2008
The Messenger

This dolt is an embarrassment to me and I live in the Midwest. I can only imagine how Alaskans feel.

24 09 2008
Suchanut

AnneinWA (19:48:05) :

Dave Letterman said “Somebody’s putting something in his Metamucil.”

But, I agree – I think he is ill – I mean something serious…he looks awful

24 09 2008
Mike

All I can say is she really makes Dan Quayle look intelligent, now I understand why she has the “first dude” sit in on her meetings, she would never be able to explain anything to him, so he can decide which way she needs to make up her mind…….I feel for you people up in Alaska after the Presidential election is over and she comes home can you all recall her?

24 09 2008
Cynthia Ohio

Anneinwa

No, I know what you mean. It’s like a Greek tragedy where the hero is undone by some fatal, internal flaw.

Why has McCain changed so much?

I often wonder if it’s the never ending quest to live up to his father and grandfather’s legacy because he feels insignificant, and feels that he’s always in competition against their achievements.

It seemed like he was such a screw up before he was a POW. Almost like he was purposefully rebelling against his father and grandfather’s expectations of him. But why would he do that? Maybe he felt like he could never live up to their legacy so he decided to beat them in the only way he could–by being a screw-up.

Then he became a POW, and thought “Hey, now, I’m important, too.” But still not as important as dad/grandad, so he became a senator. He found a way to compete and win against other senators–by being the lone “maverick” who was willing to chart his own path. This made him very popular.

But he still wasn’t good enough. So he decided to run for President. At the worst possible time. But losing the election is the worst possible thing. He has to be better than his dad/grandad, better than other Senators, and better than all other politicians and U.S. citizens in order to feel that he’s not a failure and that’s he matters and has significance.

He is sacrificing his “honor” because although he values his “honor” a lot, the driving force in his life is that he doesn’t measure up, he’s not good enough, he has to win, so he’ll trade his honor to feel significant.

24 09 2008
Suchanut

FYI:

Main Entry: scha·den·freu·de
Pronunciation: \ˈshä-dən-ˌfrȯi-də\
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
Date: 1895
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

24 09 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh (Mooseguts trailerpark Palin)

to: Larry (19:25:59) I have figured it out… Sarah is bipolar.

Do you mean that she and the first dude also have a home in Antarctica?

24 09 2008
The Messenger

Remember the South Park episode where they measured shit in “Courics”. Palin is knee deep in Courics. Sorry to piggyback.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

Does anyone know how to e-mail the McCain camp? Could we possibly flood his handlers DEMANDING the debate?

MSNBC and WSJ are both taking votes, asking if the debates should go on. Last time I checked they were at about 75% YES 25% NO

24 09 2008
sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

OMG…that was horridly embarrassing and painful to watch. And that last line was truly the low point of anything she’s said up to now. Yep…there’s a reason they’re stalling that debate next week. She’ll be toast. She had one coherent sentence in the nearly 6 minute segment.

AND YET….

Her staunch supporters will consider this brilliant and that last sentence witty. arrggggh!

24 09 2008
Corie

I could only watch about five seconds of this before slapping myself on the head. Cute pink jacket, though.

24 09 2008
Lani aka Bash Budweiser

Nope, don’t feel sorry for him. That maverick stuff was invented to help him recover from his Keating 5 experience. Sorry about the POW years. BTW, there are innocent people held longer than that (and executed) in the US because they can’t afford a decent attorney and independent forensics. Now, for whatever reason, he is trying to place an unstable, fanatical, hatefilled nutjob one (irregular) heartbeat from the Presidency. That’s dangerous and irrational and NOT the action of a man of convictions.

24 09 2008
Search the Web on Snap.com

Gosh, Letterman is tearing McCain/Palin up right now.

24 09 2008
pamela

@AnneinWA

One of the saddest political transformations I’ve ever seen is McCain from 2000 to 2008. I’ve never agreed w/ most of his policies, either, but until he this year, I always considered him a (mostly) honorable man. Now he just seems old, pathetic, and an opportunist.

SP? I think maybe she didn’t really think about whether or not she was qualified for the job – she just felt “called” to accept the nomination. (So of course, she didn’t blink.) And that’s even scarier.

AKM, thanks again for the great work and good night from the east coat!

24 09 2008
indieJ

what the hell was the part about “America is waiting on John McCain to tell them where he stands on this bailout” and saying that they aren’t waiting on Obama. Couric called her out a bit about why she thinks that….although she actually stated it as a known fact and not an opinion. Of course she goes into some rhetoric about experience and blah blah blah. That part was almost as crazy as the “I’ll get back to ya” line. It was completely fabricated by her in her imagination but presented like she had actually gone out and taken the pulse of the American people. When Couric used factual poll numbers to combat her, she said “I’m not going by polls”….wha wha wha what? Typical Rovian move…..when presented with factual evidence that destroys the sentence you just uttered, act like you did not hear the facts or that you just don’t believe them. Then continue rhetoric, smile and chuckle.

24 09 2008
sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

“to: Larry (19:25:59) I have figured it out… Sarah is bipolar.

Do you mean that she and the first dude also have a home in Antarctica?”

Eyes Wide Open….you owe me a new keyboard with that line! LOL!

24 09 2008
NMJ

I’m so mad, steam is coming out of my ears! This debate and this election must go on as scheduled!

If he decides he doesn’t want to debate (no matter what excuse he gives), if he decides the election should be rescheduled, too bad. It’s no different from a college kid who didn’t study for the test…he takes it when everyone else does, or he flunks.

Bush and McCain are blackmailing us; “Sign our bailout proposal right now without thinking about it, or we won’t give you an election!”

If he gets away with manipulating the American people by conspiring with Bush on this, we can correctly consider ourselves nothing more than doormats. Alaskans are showing us the way – Americans, we need to take back our election, our constitution, and our government!

24 09 2008
Suchanut

Niters pamela. See you tomorrow!

24 09 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh (Mooseguts trailerpark

Gosh, Letterman is tearing McCain/Palin up right now.

Don’t know how my computer changed my name in earlier post to Snap. Wierd.

24 09 2008
pamela

Uh, that’s east “coast.” It really is time for bed!

24 09 2008
Charles

What a great cheerleader for Johnny! While a quick study in dealing with national media, she remains and empty husk. If she doesn’t know what she needs to know now, then it’s too late. Ignorance is not a plan.

24 09 2008
D Landry

From Anchorage. We can laugh at her all we want, but she has a record of getting away with this kind of drivel. Her performance in the gubenatorial (sp?) was not good and yet her she is. Andrew Halcro speaks of this in an LA Time article:

“… Palin has a “sort of Reaganesque, kind of Teflon quality,” due to her charm and “force of personality.”

Indeed, Halcro said, those qualities meant that debating Palin was an exercise in frustration. The day after a debate in Fairbanks, they found themselves in conversation at a breakfast in Anchorage.

“She said, ‘You know, I go to these debates, and I’m just amazed at your grasp of issues and facts. You show up with no notecards; you just kind of spurt it out. But I look out over the audience, and I wonder: Is that really important?’ ” Halcro said. “And you know, I’m a policy guy, and I’m thinking, ‘Yeah.’ But people didn’t care. She has a way of walking in a room and filling the room with her presence, so people suddenly forget about their concerns about healthcare or education or anything else.””

From- http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-palin31-2008aug31,0,2552610,full.story

Don’t underestimate her ability to “connect” no matter how vacuous that connection is–DONATE TO OBAMA/BIDEN ( if you can).

24 09 2008
LibertyLover

Sadly, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t watch without putting at least one hand over my face. Frankly, I’m surprised that Palin could get through that interview without putting her hands over her face and fleeing from the interview…

24 09 2008
Skeet Claptrap Palin

This morning she thought she was going to meet Bono and not answer questions again today. But lo and behold, Katie ‘Goddess of Death’ Couric drives the spike into her heart on National TV. McCain knows she knows nothing and so did some smoke and mirrors to postpone the VP debate (we know what you’re up to, McCain..we’re not f*cking saps).

She wilted like a poorly cooked souffle because of ONE direct question. Does everyone here know that if she was forced to answer questions like any other candidate, you’d hear about 400 ‘i don’t know, i’ll have to get back ta ya’s’?

I can’t believe that John McCain put this woman up on the altar of GOP Politricks to see her immolate little by little each day.

We’re not even throwing in Troopergate! She will come home to Alaska, battered and bruised, and she’ll have to reap that sweet delicious karma that comes back to haunt those like Palin…ambitious opportunists who lie, judge, connive, backstab, and betray the public’s trust.

Night is falling, Sarah…and you’re miles and miles and miles from home…You might just freeze to death on this one.

24 09 2008
galwhohashadenough!

@ AnnieinWA–hate to say this but go to McCain’s web site. I fiddled around for awhile and found a way to e-mail him. If you find a picture of the United States somewhere at the top it says contact us. I wrote an e-mail this AM to their campaign. Hope this helps!

24 09 2008
SMR

Totally off topic:

But have you all seen this crap? When is this going to make more headlines in MSM?

http://www.alternet.org/election08/99767/newspapers_in_swing_states_are_delivering_anti-islam_dvds_to_voters/

24 09 2008
SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin

yup, Sheesh, it was painful to watch… twice!!! hahahahaah good grief… she actually counted reasons on her fingers…

Now I’m going to ask you again… ohoh laughing so hard it hurts….

24 09 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh (Mooseguts trailerpark

Glad you appreciated it sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

24 09 2008
D Landry

By the way ,for those of you in the real world, Andrew Halcro was one of her opponents in the last election for Governor here.

24 09 2008
indieJ

Any fans of “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” out there? If so and you watched the new episodes this past week I’ve got a good political comparision for you.

Karl Rove = Brains

George Bush = Looks

Dick Cheney = Muscle

John McCain/Sarah Palin = WILDCARD

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

Cynthia Ohio (20:04:29) :

No, I know what you mean. It’s like a Greek tragedy where the hero is undone by some fatal, internal flaw.

Why has McCain changed so much?

I often wonder if it’s the never ending quest to live up to his father and grandfather’s legacy because he feels insignificant, and feels that he’s always in competition against their achievements.

Cynthia,

Your points and questions are well stated. He simply seems like a shell of a man now.

What is sorely disturbing to me are the number of McCain/Palin signs I see posted in my Western Washington area. On my way to an appt. today I counted signs – NO Obama signs and 6 McCain. I admit, I live in a rural area so I am counting on Seattle and other metro areas to make certain this state remains BLUE, but I simply “don’t get it”. How can people vote for him…vote for MORE of the s.o.s….and possibly Palin!

24 09 2008
just a thought

credit to katie: she asked the questions and let palin sink deeper into the mud. the beauty of it all was katie knew that if she had really gone after palin it would have made katie look like the bad guy. nice work!

i’m curious to know how the Mc/P camp is going to spin this one.

it’ll be hard to argue “sexism”, “badgering”, “unfair questions”, or even “lack of sleep”

just a thought…

ps. mccain does seem tired.

24 09 2008
Sam aka Blaster Commando Palin

I like reading all the comments – you guys are funny – but one thing you’re missing is the point that diehard Repubs don’t get the joke. They really believe she’s great. They actually like her.

I was astounded this afternoon when a friend who I thought was only semi-Republican and not very political (we don’t usually talk politics) asked me not to send her anymore articles and links because she is “a Republican and will always be a Republican.”

She went on to say she likes Sarah Palin. The part that really hurt was when, in my shocked state (knowing how she loves animals), I blurted, “but she’s for killing the wolves…” my friend paused, then said, “I really don’t care. I don’t want to live in the United Socialist Republic of America. Let’s just agree to disagree.”

Well, I’m mortified. But there you have it. Some folks are diehard Republicans and here we are, amazed that people actually like Palin, like what she stands for, and think she’s intelligent, capable, etc. It seems crazy, but that’s the way it is. Some people will never be open to seeing the truth.

It makes me sad, angry, frustrated, but then I remind myself, there are some people who will listen, want to see for themselves and can be turned onto the truth. That’s what keeps me sane. That and Mudflats! Thank you AKM for your place of refuge in the eye of this political storm.

24 09 2008
crud

The two scariest words in the English language:

President Palin

How in the name of all that is good can something like McCain-Palin actually be competitive? They are more like one of those fringe Party tickets like, I don’t know, American Socialist Workers Prohibition Party. What the hell is wrong with America that nearly half the population would vote for these two? It should not even be close!

Whoa is me. My aching heart is breaking. I’m watching my beloved country become something strange, alien and unknown to me.

Now, more than ever, we all have to really pull together to make sure that Obama-Biden win.

24 09 2008
responsiblecitizen08

This is a perfect example of the assault on intellectualism in this country. I consider myself to be an elitist in that I expect the leaders of my country to be smarter than me and more intellectually curious. Why do people get hung up on liking a leader or wanting to have a beer/BBQ/playdate with them?

Do you think she does the Stuart Smalley daily affirmations in the mirror everyday? “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and by darn it, people like me.”

24 09 2008
SMR

Whoa! Big red flag here!!!!!!! Why didn’t anyone hear about this before we gave them all that money??? McLiar link to AIG? And how in the world does his aide Rick Davis have time to work for all of those companies that are paying him money? Wierd!

http://www.alternet.org/election08/99662/bankrupt_aig_underwrote_mccain%27s_%27reform_institute%27/

Obviously I must quit spending so much time here and check out alternet.org more often!

24 09 2008
Laurie

@Cynthia….excellent post..well said.

24 09 2008
Starshun

The train wreck continues in part 2: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4476721n

24 09 2008
Lexicon Devil

OK, that’s twice now. It’s not “whoa is me”; it’s “woe is me.”

You may now resume your regularly scheduled snark.

24 09 2008
Lani aka Bash Budweiser

I never cared for Katie on the CBS news, but I’m going to give her another chance. She did a great job with the interview.

24 09 2008
mimi

Q: DrChill The Large Hadron Collider might create singularities that may create a black hole that could reduce the earth to the size of a soft ball… How would you propose to safeguard humanity?

My theory: The Large Hadron Collider DID work. It created a teeny tiny black hole through which our entire universe was sucked and we now exist on the other side of the string in an alternative reality.

It is truly the only explanation.

PS Please email Couric and congratulate her for a job well done. She is my most least favorite interviewer but it was pretty obvious she wasn’t into SP. And someone please tell sp to stop smacking her lips!

Letterman continues to rip mccain – well beyond his discourse about mccain cancelling. We can email Letterman too.

24 09 2008
The Messenger

Here’s where I have been expressing myself to McPalin. Give ’em hell Harry.

http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

By the way, Keith Olbermann is on Letterman right now.

24 09 2008
SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin

@Corie

Yeah it was a cute jacket and I hate it that I like her clothes… and eye glasses? I went to the optometrist today and while waiting was looking at frames… I picked up glasses like hers three times… and dropped ’em like they were on fire! She’s like a Captain and Tenille song that you hate but can’t get out of your head!

24 09 2008
Sam aka Blaster Commando Palin

Hey Skeet Claptrap Palin – “But lo and behold, Katie ‘Goddess of Death’ Couric drives the spike into her heart on National TV.”

How about “Katie the Vampire-Slayer Couric” instead? hehe

24 09 2008
Robie

Katie Couric is just proving how sexist the media is!

24 09 2008
vmacandcheese

@ Small Town Girl: Bay Area Mudflatter right here! I hadn’t heard she’s coming…I’m sure she’ll get a warm reception here.

24 09 2008
Robie

(sarcasm intended!)

24 09 2008
Leather Steak Palin

OK, that was really bad – I was so horrified I didn’t even notice the hand gestures – I’ll take everyone’s word for it – not going to watch it again

24 09 2008
JBDC

The “I’ll bring ’em to ya” line was priceless, as in one of the most embarrassing statements in a political interview, ever. But for me, the real Kodak moment was when Palin actually LICKED HER FINGER and stuck it up by her head and wiggled it, mocking Obama for checking the political winds. HAHAHAHHAHHAHA! The woman licked her own finger on national television! I almost can’t even cut on her anymore. It’s too easy. She is such a vacuous shell.

I REALLY REALLY hope that at the vp debate she mentions Hillary Clinton so Biden can pull one out of Lloyd Benson’s playbook from his debate with Dan Quayle, but instead of referencing JFK, Biden can toss out, “I know Hillary Clinton. I’ve worked with Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is a friend of mine. And Governor, you are NO Hillary Clinton.”

Madness. It is all pure madness. I hope Obama shows up in Mississippi alone and Jim Lehrer can question him for one full hour with no McCain in sight.

24 09 2008
Michelle

ROFLOL….you can just see the little hampsters in her brain running as hard as they can on their little wheels while she tries to string her memorized list of soundbytes together to form some kind of “fungible” answer. LOL

24 09 2008
particlesofspirit

Mudflats, I couldn’t do it. I tried my hardest, but I almost slapped my self in the face trying to keep my palms away. heh.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

galwhohashadenough! (20:12:03) :

@ AnnieinWA–hate to say this but go to McCain’s web site. I fiddled around for awhile and found a way to e-mail him. If you find a picture of the United States somewhere at the top it says contact us. I wrote an e-mail this AM to their campaign. Hope this helps!

gal,

I’ll go back to his site and look again – however, it might do more good to inundate all the media outlets!

24 09 2008
Suchanut

I e-mailed Couric and told her she redeemed herself…

24 09 2008
Ky Fork Decoy Palin

How is it possible I received the same Alaskan education as this woman?

Trying to understand what she is saying is like trying to untangle a jumbled ball of yarn.

The really frightening thing is that McCain does NOT look well! He is looking downright sickly, these days!

24 09 2008
JBDC

@ SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin (20:18:53) :

You are SOOOO right. McCain/Palin = 100% Muskrat Love

“And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin’ and jingin’ a jango
Floatin like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love…”

But America ain’t buyin’ it.

24 09 2008
plwalsh

Too bad she isn’t W’s VP. Compared to this, he seems articulate and knowledgable.

24 09 2008
Ky Fork Decoy Palin

JBDC (20:21:34)
You should never lick your finger in public, let alone on National television. That is a private matter.

ICK!

24 09 2008
SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin

just a thought (20:13:48) :

credit to katie: she asked the questions and let palin sink deeper into the mud. the beauty of it all was katie knew that if she had really gone after palin it would have made katie look like the bad guy. nice work!

eh… I dunno… true Katie wouldn’t want to look like the bad guy, but I do object to everyone handling her with kid gloves… she never has to take a hard question … well … they’re all hard questions for her… but I mean truly difficult questions that she actually has to think beyond the memorized sentences. She is starting to unravel… it was very hard for her to remember the order of the words… recuse….case… uh… not… hope…uh…recuse…

But the best… the American public is waiting to see what John McCain will do… they don’t care what Obama does… riiiiight… we the people are just waiting to see what John McCain does… ugh…

24 09 2008
plwalsh

Something is definite odd with McCain’s left eye. I understand dislocations of the eye are often symptoms of an underlying tumor.

I’ve said to friends that no one who has had melanoma should be running for president. It is one of the most aggressive and fatal cancers out there. It shouldn’t disqualify you from most jobs but president is one of them.

24 09 2008
sauerkraut

swineprincess – thanks for putting some muskrat love into my brain right as I am ready to head for bed. …

24 09 2008
SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin

oh thanks JBDC, 11:30 at night and I have to try to go to sleep thinking of Muskrat Love …. aaaarrrrrggggghhhhh

24 09 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

KittenStCyr (19:56:08) :

“She must have been with her for hours & hours trying to get something that was acceptable for airing — and that was IT!”

SMR – I hear you…I was watching and thinking.
“This is the best CBS could come up with?” I feel for their editors. Never seen Palin look less composed. Ooooooo schadenfreude. Now in delicious new moose flavor.
————————————–
OK. I’m going to bed. I have to start functioning better in daily life to keep getting a pay check to now be forced to bail out the Lords of Wall Street at gun point. I have been staying up way too late now for these three continuous weeks of psychological hell since P-Day.

But before I go to bed, I want to give out today’s Maximum Overdrive Dixie Boy Truck Stop Award (wasn’t Ellen McElduff just great as Wanda June!) to KittenStCyr AND SMR here for feminine sarcasm at it’s best. The MO Award goes to the female of the sexes while I’m reading posts who exhibits in outright emotion or delicious sarcasm Thomas Jefferson’s concept that the government works for us and not the other way around. In these strange days, we all need to keep being reminded of this.

And now for the catharsis of the MO Award for this evening:

Goodnight all you dear Mudflatters across the world!

24 09 2008
Mayflower

popping in here really late, but does anyone suppose Dictator McCain could have seen this interview BEFORE he announced he wanted to postpone the pres. debates until Oct. 2 and the VP debates postponed ‘indefinitely’???

24 09 2008
akmuckraker

If he decides he doesn’t want to debate (no matter what excuse he gives), if he decides the election should be rescheduled, too bad. It’s no different from a college kid who didn’t study for the test…he takes it when everyone else does, or he flunks.

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@NMJ

No Veep Left Behind?

24 09 2008
SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin

@plwalsh

on melanoma… a friend of mine had melanoma and died almost 10 years to the day after his surgery… I know that not everyone does, but McCain’s 8 years from his melanoma surgery….

24 09 2008
ds55

//plwalsh (20:34:11) : Something is definite odd with McCain’s left eye. I understand dislocations of the eye are often symptoms of an underlying tumor. //

HuffPo agrees with you. They’re already talking about it.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/25/whats-up-with-john-mccain_n_129119.html

24 09 2008
plwalsh

I’m beginning to wonder how well Palin is being briefed. The McCain campaign has been near chaos lately and, after seeing this interview, I wonder if they are really just leaving her high and dry. She didn’t even seem to know the standard Republican talking points half the time. Another reason they might want to cancel the VP debate.

There has NEVER been a delayed or cancelled televised presidential debate. Leave it to McCain to make another cockeyed first.

24 09 2008
Mayflower

Something is terrifically wrong in Manchurian land…

This story came out just after Bush’s speech, saying we’ve got a plan ready to go:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080925/pl_nm/us_financial_bailout_deal_1

“All of sudden, now that we are on the verge of making a deal, John McCain here drops himself in to help us make a deal,” (Rep. Barney) Frank said.

He expressed fear that McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona who has spent much of the year away from the Capitol campaigning, could end up slowing down work on the bill.

The Massachusetts Democrat noted that a meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday will be interrupted for a “photo op” at the White House with congressional Democrats and Republicans as well as Bush.

“We’re trying to rescue the economy, not the McCain campaign,” Frank said.

24 09 2008
sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

Katy actually did a respectable job in this clip. She’s not ‘mean’. She didnt actually ask her anything difficult. Good questions but not difficult. She was polite, respectful, gave Palin time to answer, followed up with relevant questions. Palin essentially stumbled her way through….reminded me way too much of Miss Teen American and the Eye-racky speech….rambling, disjointed, repetitive catch words; reform, maverick, You could just see her racking her brain for words to string together to fill the void!

24 09 2008
proudgranny

Wow, if you think this is good, look at the Letterman Show. Mc Cain standing up Letterman for a Couric interview may become his worst case decision.
They really could make a sit-com from this campaign that could give ” Dallas” , for those of you old enough to remember, a real run for its money or “Emmy” as it may be.

24 09 2008
plwalsh

Melanoma used to be pretty much a death sentance. Like all cancers, it is much more treatable these days, but I’ve known one or two surivors and even the treatment is pretty incapacitating.

24 09 2008
VP, Flat Earth Society

Well, if there is any truth to the National Enquirer story, Sarah is a “bipolar bare”

24 09 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

“… Palin has a “sort of Reaganesque, kind of Teflon quality,” due to her charm and “force of personality.”

If she wanted to keep her Teflonesque a little longer, she should have stayed in Alaska. Between Katie, McSame, and Letterman, she just got stripped of her bullet proof vest.

24 09 2008
SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin

@AKM

oooohhh good one “No Veep Left Behind” so true! She does remind me of the pitiful high school graduates I had in my freshman classes who barely passed their graduating evaluation exams… write? you want us to write? we need to know how to write for the exam?

24 09 2008
Mayflower

Something is terribly wrong in Manchurian land…

The Dems announced at 10 pm EST they have a plan ready to roll:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080925/pl_nm/us_financial_bailout_deal_1

“All of sudden, now that we are on the verge of making a deal, John McCain here drops himself in to help us make a deal,” (Rep. Barney) Frank said.

He expressed fear that McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona who has spent much of the year away from the Capitol campaigning, could end up slowing down work on the bill.

The Massachusetts Democrat noted that a meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday will be interrupted for a “photo op” at the White House with congressional Democrats and Republicans as well as Bush.

“We’re trying to rescue the economy, not the McCain campaign,” Frank said.

24 09 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

For anyone interested in participating in the Wall Street Journal vote on the debate it’s at [http://forums.wsj.com/viewtopic.php?t=4082]

24 09 2008
plwalsh

One thing about celebs and talk show hosts, they do NOT like to be stood up. You end up toxic pretty fast. That must have been what happened to Anne Coulter. She could say the most disgusting things on air and be fine but she did a few last-minute cancellations and now she’s off the books. It must be the worst sin in broadcasting. If you aren’t actually dead or in surgery, you’d better show up for that national program.

Wonder if the McCain Campaign will get “ha ha, ho ho” the next time they try to book.

24 09 2008
MinNJ

@ Lani
Well said, and I totally agree. I’m relieved people are seeing Sarah for what she is, defined and described so well and often here. I was getting really scared and stressed that she would slide by somehow. Phew!

24 09 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

AnneinWA (20:13:41) :
What is sorely disturbing to me are the number of McCain/Palin signs I see posted in my Western Washington area. On my way to an appt. today I counted signs – NO Obama signs and 6 McCain. I admit, I live in a rural area so I am counting on Seattle and other metro areas to make certain this state remains BLUE, but I simply “don’t get it”. How can people vote for him…vote for MORE of the s.o.s….and possibly Palin!
I have been kicking around Washington my whole life there have always been pockets of conservitisim mostly rural and a few wealthy suburbs like Bellvue, Mercer Island. We have yet to go republican in the biggest landslide in my lifetime the election of Ronald Reagan we went for Carter we were about the only ones. Dino Rossi has sued and won the right to have the words “leans republican” instead of his true party affiliation on the ballot. There is a reason for that.

24 09 2008
Charles

In Part II, must worse than the first: Palin says if “obsessive partisanship” gets in the way of “doing what’s right for Wall Street,” then “that is an “atrocity.” An atrocity, she tells us! Yeah, “this is crisis mode we are in,” people, Palin-style. Better hand our money over to the striking capitalists on Wall Street or, god help us, they will tip us into a depression. Also, giving all our money to Wall Street, she says, will help out with “the health care reform that is needed.” I think we have seen a bona fide demonstration of doublethink, there. Then she says, “oh, it’s got to be all about job creation.” And also, it’s about “reducing taxes and reining in spending.” WTF: whatever she’s smoking I want some too. “And, uh, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive scary thing.” Jeez, she’s just one mindless string of talking points. Are we going to look inside her and find a tape player and loud speaker?

24 09 2008
just a thought

Sam aka Blaster Commando Palin (20:14:43) :
I was astounded this afternoon when a friend who I thought was only semi-Republican and not very political (we don’t usually talk politics) asked me not to send her anymore articles and links because she is “a Republican and will always be a Republican.”

Dear Sam:
a neighbor w/ friends in alaska noted they said – we don’t like palin but we can’t vote for obama, not due to party, unfortunately.

SwinePrincess aka Stag Tonnage Palin (20:32:14) :
eh… I dunno… true Katie wouldn’t want to look like the bad guy, but I do object to everyone handling her with kid gloves…

Dear Princess:
But that’s the beauty of it – almost a tai chi approach. Katie wasn’t going to serve the death blow (and g-forbid sweat or worse be called out), katie knew palin could sink all by herself, just by asking the right questions.
that is the brilliance of the approach.

And, if the democrat strategists could pick up on that, “harmless” questions that just can’t be answered by the VP candidate AND can’t be criticized by the opposing team, palin would sink all by herself.

subtle but effective🙂

24 09 2008
plwalsh

Debbie:

I understand that the Obama Campaign has decided not to put much effort into “dreck” (or what ever they call the yard sign stuff). Certainly the offices I went to didn’t have any yard signs— just a few bumper stickers.

In my state, a large percentage of the McCain signs that were up before the Palin nomination (I’d say at least 80% in my town) suddenly disappeared.

24 09 2008
Charles

Also, she sounds like she blames homeowners for making their own bed, by letting themselves be taken in by those “predator lenders” (you know, the ones who were bundling mortgage securities for Wall Street, that place that it would be an “atrocity” not to bail out). I guess homeowners are the de facto leaders of the U.S. and have only themselves to blame for their poor leadership of themselves! Don’t look to John McCain for leadership; he’s a “maverick.”

24 09 2008
ladyducatnip

Did I just hear a “heckuva” in the midst of all that nonsensical rambling??

::Sigh::

The worst was the “I’ll try to find some and I’ll bring ’em to ya.”

::Sigh::

Why are we being cursed with this woman? I thought McCain was enough of a curse, but this is just too much.

I’m speechless. *head*desk* Seriously???

24 09 2008
plwalsh

Clearly, there isn’t a whole lot behind the words Palin is spouting in that interview. It was the most striking thing about it I thought. Not an ounce of real engagement or conviction there.

I wonder if any presidential ticket has ever so thoroughly pissed off the entire media as much as McCain-Palin has. The relationship is starting to look like a Rollerderby.

24 09 2008
NoCalGal

Vickie (19:23:47) :

I just made “I’ll find some examples and I’ll bring ‘em to yah!” as my Facebook Status!

oooh Me tooIII Thanks for the idea.. hehehe

Regi ITA Couric has more foreign policy experience than SP.. she has met and interfaced with more foreign officials **SHE** should be VP….

Mudpuppies- keep up the good work. You cheer me no end.

AKM THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your hard work.

24 09 2008
Charles

Yes, ladyducatnip (20:55:25), you did here “heckuva.” She’s doing a “heckava” job, that’s for sure!

24 09 2008
DeMo

AnneinWash, I answered you in the prior thread, but since you re-posted, I’ll answer again. Uh oh, I’m giving the same answer. Just copying and pasting. I think I’m pulling a Sarah.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Senator McCain, I, for one, would like to thank you. You said you were going to bring transparency, and you have. Your stated intention of returning to DC to work on the economic legislation, suspending your campaign and delaying the debate is patently a political ploy.

You have very little economic experience, as you so freely admitted. So, naturally, you’re rushing back to the Capitol to save the day. Your day. Certainly not mine. You care not for my day, week, month or year.

You are willing to do anything to secure victory. I am too. Y’see, I care about myself, my family, my community and my country. While your tax plan is better for my wallet, it is not best for my country. I regret that there was a moment in time that I considered voting for you. Alas, I am fallible, which is different than fungible. (Ask your running mate.)

In the coming weeks, I will donate more money to the Obama campaign. I will double my efforts to call voters in swing states. All because of just how transparent you are. So, again, thanks for that.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
As for Sarah, I’ll try to find some and I’ll bring ’em to ya’. (It’s the new “no comment.”)

24 09 2008
A Nana from Alaska

How can one be sorry for Ms. “I have actual responsibilities.”

Read The Alaska Report: “Wolf in Governor’s Clothing”
More on Palin killing wolves and manipulating the voters, including Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell’s manipulating the wording of Ballot Initiative #2 on the ballot.

http://alaskareport.com/news98/x61644_wolf_palin.htm

Please donate to Obama/Biden on behalf of Alaska’s wolves and send Palin a message.
Any amount will make a statement.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/dashboard/main/AlaskanWolves

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

The Messenger (20:18:31) :

Here’s where I have been expressing myself to McPalin. Give ‘em hell Harry.

http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Messenger,
I wrote to McCain. I filled-in Senator McCain’s form and sent him a snarky e-mail. I had to pick a “subject” to write to him about, so I chose TERRORISM. I thought that might be my best bet in getting it read…bomb, bomb, bomb!

I told him I believe there are many forms of terror – George Bush tried his terrorism tactics on us tonight. Then went on a long rant – ended with – an honorable candidate would speak to the nation, a nation that is stunned after living under a veil of secrecy for 8 years, and share his views to be judged by by voters.

I also said Barack Obama has stated he is quite willing to work all day and get on his big plane and fly to ol’ Miss and DEBATE…even suggested O. might offer him a ride (kinda’ like getting the old folks to the polls on voting day, so they can do their duty!).

MAN-UP!

24 09 2008
White Agate

Yoikes! Finally watched it. I wonder what was going through Katie’s mind….never mind, don’t want to know. No, I think I do know.

Here’s a link that provides something to ponder, that $700B keeps me reading:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/09/24/notes092408.DTL

‘700B Fluffy Nothings’

On that note, g’night!

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

DeMo (21:00:18) :
AnneinWash, I answered you in the prior thread, but since you re-posted, I’ll answer again. Uh oh, I’m giving the same answer. Just copying and pasting. I think I’m pulling a Sarah.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Senator McCain, I, for one, would like to thank you. You said you were going to bring transparency, and you have. Your stated intention of returning to DC to work on the economic legislation, suspending your campaign and delaying the debate is patently a political ploy.

DeMo,
Thanks for your well stated response. Of course I agree with you. I too will work hard and donate more to Obama.

24 09 2008
BETH

I’m watching McCain right now. He looks terrible. He seems to have aged ten years in the past week, and he looks ill.

The thing that scares me is that so many republicans actually like Palin. They think she is perfectly qualified to step into the job of president if something should happen to John. Repubs say that she has more experience that Obama, Biden, or McCain.

24 09 2008
DeMo

Channeling my inner Sarah – I made a heckuva mistake. AnneinWa. Sorry for getting your name wrong. That makes me better than Sarah. At least I own up to my mistakes. No cover ups here. No pointing fingers at others.

24 09 2008
C

This was really difficult to watch. She is totally out of her league. Our economic and global situation is NOT a joke and I am totally disgusted by McCain-Palin pretending that they are capable of leading us out of this mess that Bush put us into.

Ugh. She makes me sick. McCain makes me sick. We just need to inaugurate Obama-Biden already and be done with the McSame-Failin farce already!

Go Obama-Biden ’08

24 09 2008
Glenn2008

So how much money exactly have so far been wasted by the brilliant McCanine/Pitbull ticket? It is reminescent of a bad credit extended by Freddie and Fannie – too late to realise there is no cover for it…

I bet Jon Stewart is jealous, he never gets this kind of money for a joke.

24 09 2008
plwalsh

McCain CAN’T cancel the debate. The debate commission said NO WAY to that one. McCain’s one hope in avoiding that PR disaster is if they pass the bail-out tomorrow. Otherwise, it will be just Obama on the stage in prime time on Friday.

That drip, drip you hear is McCain’s time running out.

24 09 2008
Arianna

We can all agree that Sarah Palin is an empty shell. She’s all sarcasm and biting remarks but no substance.

Katie Couric did not even have to be tough with Palin to make her look like a clown. What was McCain thinking when he chose her.

For your amusement, I leave you with some more Palin-Couric belly laughs: http://tunc.biz/couric_fan.htm

Alaska, please take Palin back.

24 09 2008
A Nana from Alaska

I wonder how the person that doesn’t want to live in United Socialist Republic of America feels about socialized financial institutions?

24 09 2008
short-timer

Before I watched the clip of the interview, I read the comments by other mudflatters. Maybe it was low expectations, but I didn’t have to watch through my hands or end up gagging or anything! In fact, I’d even say if I wasn’t an Alaskan and didn’t know anything about Sarah Palin, I would give her a good “review” for this interview. Maybe it was the superpowers in her saliva that has me dazzled. lol

24 09 2008
plwalsh

Palin in an interview is not spectacularly bad, camp, or incredible. She is just lame in a totally average, dim sort of way.

McCain, on the other hand…

24 09 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Here is my take on the John and Sarah thing. Not sure about you folks but I am the same age as Obama. I could not keep up the kind of pace they keep in these campaigns. I cannot see how John McCain do it. He is looking older, more worn, more tired I think he is unraveling as well. Regardless of your opinion of our last two presidents look how much they aged in the 8 years they each spent in office, both turned grey in their first term, how can a man who doesn’t have all that many years left expect to survive the grueling effects of being president of this country.
As for Sarah she made a choice to accept the VP slot, she is a politician she should have known what she was in for. Perhaps she is arrogant, foolish who knows, maybe she just didn’t think. Katie Couric tore her to shreds because she was the only one who could ask hard questions, it had to be another woman. I’m impressed you all know it could mean the end of her carreer most of the powers that be are supporting the republicans. Don’t feel sorry for Ms. Sarah she made her choices and she must live with what ever consquences of her actions and words are. We can only hope she learns from her mistakes as she is now she is a menace to all of us. I do not imagine she will survive very long in Alaska politics either.

24 09 2008
bPoint

I just watch McCain with Katie Couric.
It is astonishing that he is still saying if only Obama would have agreed to Town Hall meetings the issue of canceling the upcoming debate would be meaningless.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4476356n

Is he saying if Obama run his campaign according to McCains plan all would be well?

24 09 2008
Charles

short-timer (21:10:05) : Watch them a few more times. Repeat viewings increase the horror.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin (20:49:48) :
I have been kicking around Washington my whole life there have always been pockets of conservitisim mostly rural and a few wealthy suburbs like Bellvue, Mercer Island. We have yet to go republican in the biggest landslide in my lifetime the election of Ronald Reagan we went for Carter we were about the only ones. Dino Rossi has sued and won the right to have the words “leans republican” instead of his true party affiliation on the ballot. There is a reason for that.
_____

Debbie,
I have lived here for 30+ years and California before that. I realize Dino has GOP next to his name now. Call me paranoid, but I am concerned about all indications I see that suggest McCain could win this election.

24 09 2008
SMR

@HamletsMill

Re: My Award.

Really, thank you, you’re all the best (as you help me with my sash & crown and I sashay down the aisle waving my index finger that I’ve just licked – ick). I’d like to dedicate this award to my long-suffering husband who is driving across Canada, as we will soon be joining him there, relocating for the forseeable future. If the rethuglicans win we will all be applying for political asylum, as I have been the Obama Mama of Eagle River! Ticking off half of the neighborhood as I dare to knock on their door and ask if they are a registered voter… My husband is a saint, he is lucky he is not here now to hear me ranting on & on about this craziness — although I filled him in when he called to check in tonight — but he is the best and will be checking the mudflats posts for all of the news like a good husband should. Even one who was going to vote for mclame until failin was added to the ticket.

You are all a lifeline, and I am not nearly as eloquent as most, but I am so very very glad that I found this community, and I promise that I whenever I look at this award I will be reminded to carry this political fervor with me for life — to every vote on every little thing or big thing. That is what mudflats has done for me, and if the little bit that I have been inspired to do can help us carry the day on Nov 4th, then I am forever in your debt.

This is the part where I cry, right?

24 09 2008
King Baeksu

Palin must be bailed out next.

24 09 2008
whichferret

So am I the only one noticing that her accent keeps changing? If I have missed this comment elsewhere I apologize. But lordy it drives me crazy. She goes between sounding half normal to trying to sound Minnesota folksy to ending up sounding retarded canadian(you know bad parody-like Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas in the 80’s) Besides of course not being able to form a complete sentence let alone a complete thought. The interview seriously gave me a migraine. I think that does qualify her as a witch doesn’t it? She made me have a physical malady and she was not anywhere around me.

Whichferret aka Trough Gutted Palin

24 09 2008
katiebegood

I too am speechless. “America is waiting to see what John McCain will do on this bailout”. Yeah Sarah, America is waiting to see what John McCain will do today that is different from what he did yesterday that is different from what he did the day before.

America is anxiously awaiting for John McCain to MAKE UP HIS FRIGGIN MIND.

This woman is so clueless it’s painful to watch her.

24 09 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Sounds like some Letters to the Editor need to go out to cities in Eastern Washington.
Spokane would be good. Yakima also. I’ll send mine.

Here the link for newspapers all states. Find a paper. Send them your letter.

http://www.50states.com/news/

24 09 2008
J T

With McCain’s recent behavior since the economic crisis, and Palin’s innane interviews, I can’t help but wonder if even those Fox conservatives will step into the voting booth and quietly vote for Obama. They can’t come out and acknowledge the emperor is stark naked (that would disrupt their gig) – but I don’t believe they are really as stupid as they appear (when they gush and insist Palin is qualified).

24 09 2008
plwalsh

Well, I didn’t actually hear Couric asking any hard questions. She just asked NORMAL political questions. Palin likes to talk about kids, snowmachines, and fishing.

24 09 2008
J L Johnston

The truly sad thing is this: a very substantial minority of Americans of voting age who, if they saw the clip, would say that Palin gave a lot of “no-nonsense” answers.

The fact that this clips convinces us – the viewers – that we are right is immaterial. I knew that – hell, I live in Alaska. But the fact she doesn’t know anything (the Twig didn’t either, and I have my doubts about McCain) hasn’t cost her an election yet

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

DeMo (21:06:40) :
Channeling my inner Sarah – I made a heckuva mistake. AnneinWa. Sorry for getting your name wrong. That makes me better than Sarah. At least I own up to my mistakes. No cover ups here. No pointing fingers at others.

DeMo,
You’re funny! You know what’s even funnier, I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE! I look and feel like I have been through the wash!

Don’t let your inner Sarah lick her finger! ick!

24 09 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

Think I have caught up on most of the threads now —

I bet Sarah wishes she blinked when tapped now.

I posted this in the forum – so far no responses go going to put it here and see if anyone can assist:

Okay — got a question for any of those MBA’s or CPA’s in the Mudflat world.

Banks release a “statement of condition” or something like that every quarter — with Sept. 30th coming up…. next Tuesday
Is that why there is such a rush to get this $700B (released & on the bank books to bring up their “ratio”)?

Am sure that the “foreign investors”, unlike us lowly depositors in the US, scrutinize over those statements with a fine tooth comb.
If I remember correctly, they are about as boring as a Stock prospectus. But am sure that these foreign investor groups have highly trained individuals to review every word and quadruple check every decimal.

So, lets consider this ~~ and I don’t necessarily WANT a government bail out ~~ but if those reports come out. The foreign investors will decided to yank their money from the banks or want their collateral – call the loan due and payable. Is this possible?
I know I have kept joking that I will need to learn Chinese & have a passport the next time I want to visit Yellowstone Park….. but this is scarey.

24 09 2008
King Baeksu

Attention Sarah Palin, Paintball Cheater: You cannot answer a follow-up question with the same answer you just gave.

That’s why it’s called a “follow-up question”!

Duh!

24 09 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

Think I have caught up on most of the threads now —

I bet Sarah wishes she blinked when asked to be the Veep

And Yes – McC’s left eye is drooping — mini-stroke ?

I posted this in the forum – so far no responses go going to put it here and see if anyone can assist:

Okay — got a question for any of those MBA’s or CPA’s in the Mudflat world.

Banks release a “statement of condition” or something like that every quarter — with Sept. 30th coming up…. next Tuesday
Is that why there is such a rush to get this $700B (released & on the bank books to bring up their “ratio”)?

Am sure that the “foreign investors”, unlike us lowly depositors in the US, scrutinize over those statements with a fine tooth comb.

If I remember correctly, they are about as boring as a Stock prospectus. But am sure that these foreign investor groups have highly trained individuals to review every word and quadruple check every decimal.

So, lets consider this ~~ and I don’t necessarily WANT a government bail out ~~ but if those reports come out. The foreign investors will decided to yank their money from the banks or want their collateral – call the loan due and payable? Is this possible?

I keep joking that I will need to learn Chinese & have a passport the next time I want to visit Yellowstone Park….. but this is scarey.

24 09 2008
2lesbosgoinatit

Cringe factor was way to high for me. I had to turn the volume down while I obtained the url from YouTube. I saw part of it on MSNBC and . . . I hate that. I can’t stand to see someone look so bad. I really feel sorry for her.

I suspect that the VP debate will never happen.

What do you guys think?

24 09 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

OOOOPS double posted

24 09 2008
Meleana aka StagTunnelPalin

I’m sorry to drop into the conversation so late. I was busy administering first aid to my husband after he banged his head on the table over, and over, and over

24 09 2008
J T

I just watched the McCain – Couric interview. I wanna gag when he says “transparency”. Such a hypocrite.

Obviously McCain has never taken an economics class, or else he would not be going on and on and on and on about how the sky is falling….if the current state of the economy doesn’t make the sky fall, McCain’s words will push the fall to happen.

24 09 2008
NSWFM

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh (Mooseguts trailerpark Palin) (20:05:36) :

to: Larry (19:25:59) I have figured it out… Sarah is bipolar.

Do you mean that she and the first dude also have a home in Antarctica?

ROTFLMAO!

My sister is bipolar and I’m sure she’ll also be ROTFL HER AO for that joke!

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

whichferret (21:19:54) :
So am I the only one noticing that her accent keeps changing? If I have missed this comment elsewhere I apologize. But lordy it drives me crazy. She goes between sounding half normal to trying to sound Minnesota folksy to ending up sounding retarded canadian

whichferret,

Lately I feel like I am living in some kind of wicked parallel universe. Palin sometimes sounds like “shades of Fargo” on my computer. My Republican husband thinks it’s pretty clever – he hi-jacks the TV remote from me. Then when I get on Mudflats, he turns off MSNBC and starts reruns Northern Exposure that he has recorded, and plays them over and over. If I complain…no…WHEN I complain, with the hidden remote, he switches to FOX NEWS! Grrr!

24 09 2008
McCain: Postpone Debate | The Ruth Group

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24 09 2008
skinkor (aka Free Radical Palin)

wavelength: “So unbelievable, literally.”

Even more so, as Patrick Moynihan said when leaving the first round of Iran-Contra hearings: “I can’t believe what I just heard. No. I don’t believe what I just heard.”

I’m also reminded of “A Fish Called Wanda.” As Jamie Lee Curtis (Wanda) told Kevin Kline (Otto): “I’ve worn skirts with higher IQs.”

Well, I don’t wear skirts, myself, but I have danced with smarter brooms.

24 09 2008
Badfinger

To the people of Alaska and the American people at large:
Do not let Sarah Palin embarass your state and our country
any worse than she has already. You May not have noticed the warning signs with” Goofy White Boy” when he first slid into the grip of this nation. The destruction left in his wake is devasting and will take years to repair.Don’t do this to us again! The signs of incompetance are dripping from Sarah Palin at every step and we all know it. John Mccain should not benefit from this horrendus choice, he has lost it. Actuarials have him pegged at keeling over at anytime and they are pretty good at their predictions, its how they make their money. So then you will get ” The not ready for prime time female Ted Baxter “for what once was the greatest country on earth. How sad it is.
For the sake of our counrty, your families, your children and grand kids, don’t do it again.

24 09 2008
NoCalGal

Enjay

I think you may be correct on this.. and it IS scary. But we cannot rush into this bailout thing… no blank checks!!

Taxpayers are going to pay either way… we are on the hook for it all.. so let’s get the best deal we can. and that may mean waiting a week or a month to GET IT RIGHT.

Last time Bush tried to scare us into rushing- it was for the war in Iraq and look what that got us… no- I say dliberate speed- but DELIBERATE.

And, truly this Trillion $ bailout is a LOT of money- but it is a small % of the GNP…

Bush and his gang have used up any and all of whatever good will there might have been. I cannot believe anything he says and I do not believe the world will melt down in a week. But even if it did- so be it.

ENOUGH!

24 09 2008
sparky
24 09 2008
ds55

Why do really dumb people have such bad attitudes and big egos?
First Bush. Now Sarah. They’re so blind to their own shortcomings. Sad.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

katiebegood (21:20:46) :

America is anxiously awaiting for John McCain to MAKE UP HIS FRIGGIN MIND.

This woman is so clueless it’s painful to watch her.

katie,

AMEN!

24 09 2008
mvngfwd

Hello mudpals, what a crazy day! I keep trying to catch up here and the posts just keep coming. So here are some thoughts:

On those crazy DVDs sent out, I just got that yesterday in the mail. The weird thing is that we both got them (rep/dem). I knew it was propaganda right away and tossed them aside to drop off at an Obama office. Scary though.

Letterman was on FIRE tonight. West Coast needs to turn on the TV and check him out.

Having been in sales for way too many years, SP reminded me of a new salesperson on their first big meeting. Smiling, working hard to remember the pitch, and spinning hard when you don’t know the answer. The bottomline is that we need a Vice President who is past the training wheels stage. SP is NOT ready for the Big Leagues and we don’t have time to train her.

McCain must fulfill his obligation to the American people and be at the debate Friday, period.

On what we should do…forget the diehard’s they will never waiver. Instead focus on the Indies/Disillusioned Rep/Undecideds. They are the ones that will be concerned by the never-ending saga. Witch hunting pastors, Suspension of campaigns, Troopergate, Press issues, etc are going to big red flags for these people. Every new craziness just allows for better conversation about Obama/Biden.

As always, AKM thank you…this is my oasis in the desert of ignorance!

24 09 2008
Ky Fork Decoy Palin

Hey..there are trolls in the Obama sign watch. Would some of you mind heading over and IGNORING THEM, while having positive conversations with us, at the same time?😉

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/obama-sign-cctv-1

Thank you!

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

A Nana from Alaska (21:21:32) :

Sounds like some Letters to the Editor need to go out to cities in Eastern Washington.
Spokane would be good. Yakima also. I’ll send mine.

Nana,

I live in a rural area of Western Washington…and that’s where I am seeing all the McCain signs…NO OBAMA SIGNS

24 09 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Palin has gotten by for many years without knowing anything. She doesn’t see “knowing” things as worth her time. She also probably has trouble concentrating or as my grandma used to say “has a bad case of pay attention”. All that policy stuff is for suckers. It’s boring and who cares? For the most part it works. She can’t learn the stuff because she doesn’t see a point to it. It would be more her style to win Katy over by pretending to be her girl friend. Might work in small town … doesn’t cut it now. You can see this attitude in total by the people she has appointed to government positions. Knowledge, skills, and experience is irrelevant. People who like Palin agree with her because they don’t want to be bothered with the details either.

There is only one way to combat this. HUMOR. Once you become a laughing stock, you are toast in politics. This is especially true for Palin because she has no sense of humor. People like her never do.

24 09 2008
Normandie aka Knife Pile Palin

First I watched this little “winner”. Katie actually wasn’t too tough on Palin, but Palin looked nervous and never really answered any questions. She just repeated “As John McCain said…”. Then I see the news that McCain wants to postpone (aka cancel) the VP debates! Priceless! Can’t EVERYONE see through this? How can anyone defend McCain/Palin at this point?

24 09 2008
AlaskaGuy

I tried to watch. Honest I did. But I only made it halfway through the first response, before I had to turn it off.

24 09 2008
Steph

On the Mike Malloy radio show, a listener just compared this interview with “speed dating.” All I know about this is what I’ve seen on tv, but busy executives all get together, and each sits across the table from another and try to get as much information about the other in a minute or two. Sarah Palin would probably do well with speed dating, but not so good as the vice president.
Also, she met with world leaders today? God, please. They hate us already…don’t give them more reasons.

24 09 2008
Epic

“Senator?”

“Huh?”

“We need a time out.”

“Oh good I could use a nap.”

“No Sir. We need the campaign to like, stop; for a week, two would be better.”

“Oh God!”

“You’re not ready for the debate Sir. Neither is the Govenor… she’s really not ready. But the big thing is, we need to stop spending for a week or two or we’ll be tapped out by the time we get to the home stretch.”

“Hmph! Never heard of a pause in a Presidential campaign. Why would the the other guy go for it?”

“Carl has some ideas about using the financial crisis.” (fadeout)

24 09 2008
Jeri a.k.a. Bullpen Cola Palin

Public Notice to Sarah Palin and John McCain be afraid, be very afraid. The Dems already have a bailout plan……. You cannot run, you cannot hide, it’s over.

Obama/Biden is for us. You are against us and all cultures that are not your own neocon sepratist ways. We shall overcome. Praise the Lord….. I Say Amen and Amen!!!!!!!!!!!

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

Hick Town in W PA (21:43:24) :

Palin has gotten by for many years without knowing anything. She doesn’t see “knowing” things as worth her time. She also probably has trouble concentrating or as my grandma used to say “has a bad case of pay attention”. All that policy stuff is for suckers.

Hick Town,

Do you think Sarah will wear her “first runner-up Miss Alaska” SASH to the debate?

24 09 2008
jess

I don’t think she’s stupid at all, just amoral enough that she doesn’t care whether or not she understands any this. Sorry for her? No. She’s asking us to make her one step away from the presidency and all she’s got to show for herself is her ambition. She’s been on the offensive, attacking and mocking, since she’s been on the national stage. She chose to put herself in this position – she didn’t have to accept McCain’s offer to be his running mate. I wouldn’t say I’m delighting in her downfall exactly; but sorry for her? Not on your life.

24 09 2008
Bec in Illinois

I just read this post on CBS under the Palin/Couric video. Posted by xraydude2000. A reality to this we really need to pause and think about. I haven’t really seen this expressed quite this way yet on Mudflats (though I could have missed it):

I was in the army in the 80”s and I would”ve been scared if she was my Commander in any form. Please people— we owe it to our troops who are fighting and dying oversees to make an intelligent vote and not vote for someone based on personality. Our vote will place that person in command of our men and women and determine where, when, and why they live or die. Do you actually believe Palin is qualified to lead our men and women into battle?! PLEASE REMEMBER OUR MEN AND WOMEN- WE MUST DO OUR PART AND CHOOSE PROPERLY.

24 09 2008
SMR

AnneinWa: You are not allowed to think that way!!!! After a very sad day going door to door in our neighborhood I was discouraged, but the next day I made myself go out again (masochism?) and it was better. Maybe I am the only person in Alaska that thinks this state may go blue for the first time, and I am definately not someone considered optimistic by friends/family, but if I can think that up here then, short of Texas, anyone can think it anywhere! Stay positive, ignore the little pockets of tyranny in your lovely state! Maybe all of the Obama signs have been stolen so they’ve given up putting up new ones. One person at a time, one vote at a time.

What is it that Obama says? “I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington… I’m asking you to believe in yours.” As I explained to more than one person that I spoke to while going door to door — whoever wins, and I sincerely hope it will be Obama, all of us who have gone the extra mile to bring about this moment in history, the first black man to be President of the US, the passion that his candidacy has inspired, the renewed commitment to the democratic process, we all come out winners.

24 09 2008
Hick Town in W PA

You can not give information to people who not only do not want it; they cannot see the need.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

Epic (21:47:15) :

PRICELESS!

24 09 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

NoCalGal (21:37:26) :

I believe this does need to be done right – especially that EVERY congressperson & senate who votes FOR the bailout ~ is required to READ the bill and sign it – not just AYE or NAY – or 6 months (or years) down the road admit that they really didn’t read it – and went along with the crowd.

I was just thinking why the “big push” to have this done “RIGHT NOW” may be due to those statements of conditions at the end of the quarter.

24 09 2008
just a thought

Enjay aka Turbine Yukon (21:27:54) :
Banks release a “statement of condition” or something like that every quarter — with Sept. 30th coming up…. next Tuesday
Is that why there is such a rush to get this $700B (released & on the bank books to bring up their “ratio”)?

Dear Turbine:
I’m not sure I have the answer, but banks are required to “mark-to-market” which means adjusting the value of what they hold to what the market deems their value to be.

so, for a bad analogy, if you own a 1972 car, and your neighbor sells one for $500, even if your 1972 car is cherry then yours is now worth $500.

I’m not completely sure of what everybody is looking at, or what is exactly going on, but the banks want these “assets” off the books, b/c they can’t assign a neutral or positive value to them. In other words, because they are viewed as toxic (whether actually true or not) they are worth less and less.

What compounds the situation is that the banks’ assets have to amount to a certain about, compared to other things on the balance sheet, in order to meet certain standards.

sorry to sound palin-eque, but i don’t know the exact measures or ratios, to be more clear.

So, lets consider this ~~ and I don’t necessarily WANT a government bail out ~~ but if those reports come out. The foreign investors will decided to yank their money from the banks or want their collateral – call the loan due and payable? Is this possible?

as i understand it, the gov’t is proposing to buy those “toxic” assets from the banks such that they are no longer on the banks’ balance sheets.

the government will own them (you too, for that matter), and the banks’ ratios will be (hopefully) compliant to the standards they need to be in order to do “business as usual”.

what will the gov’t be left with? that depends.
if you’re an optimist – they will buy those assets at cents on the dollar and hold them and make a profit.
if you’re a pessimist – they will sell them at a loss and we all pay for it.

24 09 2008
ocliberal

Mad Monk (19:52:40) :
Go back to the beginning when they’re walking. Katie asks, “Isn’t that a conflict of interest?” Count the seconds that Sarah’s silent — it’s a media eternity, and then she repeats her canned answer right down to, “I would hope that that’s the case.”

I absolutely noticed that too. That was really weird. I swear you could almost hear the click-click-click as she rewound the tape in her mind and then repeated the same answer almost verbatim. Maybe she really is a Manchurian candidate.

She also looked very tired and depressed. I’m sure she never had to work this hard before in her life and I’m sure it isn’t as fun as she thought it was going to be. Unlike her college career, mayoral duties and governor’s duties apparently people are making her study hard and it’s taking it’s toll.

However, I do see why the neocons thought she might work. She does appear to have the ability to memorize long wordy talking points and reguritate them “almost” on cue. Unfortunately she seems incapable of original thought so if she gets slightly off-track her answers just seems weird and completely non-sequitar.

for example:

Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you’ve said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

But she really couldn’t give any other example of things John McCain has done that have shown foresight, pragmatism and leadership abilities.

Also on Rachel Maddow tonight I saw the tape from her church where she is being protected from ‘witchcraft’ by the Rev. Muthee. OMG! That was really, really creepy and bizarre.

McCain diverted some serious attention from extremely damaging things today by ‘suspending’ his campaign and pulling his drama queen act.

Between his Freddie Mac sponsored campaign manager and his VP running mate’s witchcraft protection plan the least weird thing today was McCain trying to suspend his campaign and duck the debates and that in itself was so weird it suspended belief.

Palin didn’t look good. She’s looking a little frazzled and perhaps a tiny bit panicked. I think even she is aware he is completely out of her league.

She will never do a debate. Even if they just bail and say she isn’t capable it will be better than her actually doing the debate.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

SMR (21:49:34) :

AnneinWa: You are not allowed to think that way!!!!

SMR,

Don’t get me wrong. I will continue to work for Obama and I believe he will win, but I admit I am edgy. I am a lone Dem in a family of Repubs – you MUDFLATTERS are my lifelines when I am not with like-minded friends or acquaintances.

However, as someone wrote earlier, I don’t think we can underestimate the effort it will take to get Obama elected. The Repubs I know REALLY LIKE PALIN. They think McCain is changing his positions as situations require him to do so – HE’S A POW/MAVERICK! I have heard so many explanations (excuses) for his intolerable behavior, I could scream!

24 09 2008
Mayflower

Sorry Mudflatters, but I can’t quite get off this kick that somehow McCain was being interviewed by Couric this morning, saw the Palin interview and then proceeded this afternoon to try and resked not only his debate but the VP debate as well. It’s really, really annoying me! There is something horribly wrong here!

Then talk about fiscal responsibility: Ole Miss has spent $5.5 million to prepare for the 1st debate & now McCain is callous enough to try and back out of it given our fiscal crisis??? Take a look at what Ole Miss thinks about that:
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/09/ole-miss-offici.html

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

I heard a bit of the Ed Schultz (sp?) Show today. He was saying that the Dems should, in some ways, be grateful for the changes that will result from this huge bail-out bill. Unfortunately, I had an appt. so I didn’t catch all of the conversation.

30 mins until Letterman PST

24 09 2008
Northern Quilter

To SMR,
if you came knocking on my door, I would have given you a big hug… thanks for knocking on doors as I can’t. (I also live in ER) Another big shout out to our friends in Australia for the Penfolds that is keeping my husband and me sane through out all of this.

Wine a little, you will feel better…

24 09 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

The AmericanBlog has quite a few comments about McC’s left eye – that it is considerably more noticeable.

Good question tho~

What is the protocol if a candidate has to permanently suspend his campaign because of health issues?
Does the wolf killing lady automatically become the candidate?

Scary thoughts…

24 09 2008
marti

Before I go to bed (I know its early) I have to say you guys are hilarious!! The wit shown here is priceless. All evening I’m saying “wait, let me read this one, mute the t.v., listen to this”. I so appreciate the many thoughtful posts. Me, I think I am having an adreneline reaction or something because I am shaking like there is some sorta energy inside of me. I dare to be hopeful, but the stress is really getting to me. I am definately ramped up for the rally this saturday. Thanks muddies

24 09 2008
skinkor (aka Free Radical Palin)

“I’ll find some examples and I’ll bring ‘em to yah!”

Right. I want to see FrontLine’s Martin Smith interview Palin. See Truth, War & Consequences:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/view/

After Ahmed Chalabi told Smith that the Iraq National Congress had documents showing that Saddam provided money to al-qaeda . . .

Smith: I mean, if there is such a document, it makes sense for you to share it, no?
Chalabi: I’m not saying no. No, I’m saying that I can’t–
Smith: I’m somehow not getting the feeling that I’m going to see the document.
Chalabi: Well, you are erroneous.
Smith: OK. Great. I hope to see it.
Chalabi: Well, we expect to show it to you.

Chalabi never produced the document. Palin will never “bring ‘em to yah.”

And, I would love to see someone ask Palin what she thinks about McCain’s strong support of Chalabi. Her answer would along the lines of, “In what way, Charlie?”

Though I would love it, as my son pointed out, seeing that Palin is in the dark, again, would change no one’s mind.

24 09 2008
GJ in Idaho

I went to the Demo CC meeting tonight and they only had 10-15 small yard signs a sack of maybe 50-100 buttons, they were saving the buttons for some event next week, the signs we were told can not go up until after Oct 6th or maybe later because of Halloween vandalism. More or do in next week or so, but money is needed to buy them, as our small community only has a few $$$ to go many things. Home made signs are popping up, for those who are concerned they will not get one. I think WA has the same laws as to when signs can go up except on private property.

24 09 2008
AZtopcat

Her performance wasn’t a suprise. It was like auditioning for a beauty pageant.
Maybe McCain is going back to the hill to find a new VP. Don’t be surprised if Sarah has some family problems that will cause her to resign.

24 09 2008
SMR

I really really must get over my mudflats addiction. My family will be soooo happy to have me back on Nov 5th.

But what I wanted to say before (really) signing off tonight is this: Andrew Sullivan really got dumped on and needs our support. So send him some emails telling him to keep up the good work and to not let the bad guys get to him. Nov 5th will arrive soon and hopefully it will be happy day for us lefties!

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/

24 09 2008
MJ

She said it all with a straight face, too. That’s impressive because the rest of us were rolling on the floor.

24 09 2008
phnxrising

Okay….well I just got home today from phone banking in the Phoenix, Arizona area and it was pretty amazing. I arrived home feeling energized and wanting to get my daily dose of Mudflats. I saw this video of Sara Palin and was just about to post my thoughts on it when as I scrolled down through everyone else’s comments…I came across several threads that called her ‘bipolar’ jokingly.
At first I thought let it go because maybe it was just one person and oh well people say things. But, then I saw it several times and it began to stop being funny. Folks, I work in mental health advocacy and not to be preachy but people who truly have a diagnosis of bipolar are not ‘bipolar’. They have
bipolar. It does not define them but it is indeed a part of who they are and can be a very debilitating mental illness that more frequently than it should comes with a great deal of social stigma.
I have been on this forum since pretty near the announcement of SP and I have come to know and respect many of you as intelligent, passionate and committed individuals even though I have never met you in person. In fact, it is what drove me for the first time in my life to get off my butt and go and actually volunteer for an election at the Democratic HQ talking to actual citizens on the phone about their right to vote. What an amazing experience that was for me and it is one I will never forget. And I have you all to thank for this happening. I am forever changed. You see, I have lived in countries where to this day women do not have the right to vote never mind any of the other rights we so graciously are afforded. So to actually drive that point home today by making sure people were registered and having access to early ballots or mail-in ballots if needed was such a wonderful experience. Working side by side with veterans, senior citizens, college students, mothers, spouses of all religions, colors, socio-economic make-ups and more blew me away. People surprisingly did NOT hangup but were interested and really desiring of information and help. People do want change and by the end of the day……even I added volunteers to our ranks…….
I have learned from the past few weeks that calling someone a derogatory name is not what the people here are about even if that person is not our candidate and that issues are what matter the most to most if not all of us. I would only request that this is kept in mind even when referencing those faced with mental illness because they are also voting citizens who struggle everyday in different ways to be contributing members of this country that we all love and are fighting to preserve. Thanks for listening and for continuing to serve as an inspiration and a voice.

(off soap box and end of rant!)

24 09 2008
skinkor (aka Free Radical Palin)

Jess: “ . . . sorry for her? Not on your life.”

In a few years, I hope to be as sorry for Sarah Palin as I am now for Katherine Harris. (Have you noticed that they look like they could be mother and daughter?)

24 09 2008
Epic

Wasn’t there a Palin in the cast of ‘Monty Python?

Wow! I guess history really does repeat itself.

24 09 2008
Spoon Archer Palin

Editor of National Enquirer said a few weeks ago, “The John Edwards Team is on the ground in Alaska.” Oddly enough, they fired a shot today while everyone else was looking elsewhere. Hmm. Not that it means anything, but damn, weird timing.

I think Obama should make a visit to Alaska after the debates, or offer to debate there so that compliance with investigations and stuff would be ll that much easier. That would certainly bring your governor back home. Quickly!!

I feel bad for the people @ Ole Miss and Oxford in this un-RVSP mess.

24 09 2008
SMR

Oh yes, AnnieinWA: More time with horses, less time around family! I was once married into the very most republican family. Think kind of like the Bush family in TX (without the money, just the connections). That Stevens fella that’s being indicted? He came up for our wedding. But anyway, the good news is this: the only one in the family voting for mclame this year? My icky ex-husband. He’s got a shirt that says “Hos not Bros” — all that intelligence with only an MBA to show for it! Sarah was the absolute limit for the rest of the family — like my (now & forever) husband, she was the straw that broke that camel’s back. They cannot be the only ones out there thinking that! So, again, my prescription for you to counteract the effects of toxic family syndrome: more time with horses, less time with family. And keep on keeping on.

24 09 2008
Lockjaw Remoulade Palin

I love when Katie Couric asked her about Rick Davis and ‘Parrot’ Palin said he recused himself and she got asked again…there was this l-o-o-n-g pause as Sarah felt her blood run cold. “I’m f*cking up on national television, oh geez..”

Then again when asked about McCain’s record as a ‘regulator’…the fall off the edge of the cliff of ignorance…

‘aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh…….THUD!’

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

phnxrising (22:16:13) :

Okay….well I just got home today from phone banking in the Phoenix, Arizona area and it was pretty amazing. I arrived home feeling energized and wanting to get my daily dose of Mudflats. I saw this video of Sara Palin and was just about to post my thoughts on it when as I scrolled down through everyone else’s comments…I came across several threads that called her ‘bipolar’…
I have learned from the past few weeks that calling someone a derogatory name is not what the people here are about even if that person is not our candidate and that issues are what matter the most to most if not all of us.

phnxrising,

Your point is an excellent one. We all need reminders. Thanks for your hard work for Obama and you thoughtful post.

24 09 2008
sfgr8gal

Another San Francisco fan…
So, all those words, what did she say?

Just saw part 2, and heard lots of ‘John McCain and I were discussing’ more times than I count…

See you at the mudflats anti Palin next Saturday…

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

you=your

24 09 2008
fairbanksanforobama

local ABC news just said that her approval rate has gone from 82% to 68% in the last month.

those stooges are 100% hacks by the way.

24 09 2008
Cal Al

@ ocliberal (21:56:53)

I watched the interview once and will do so again.

Oh man…I almost feel for her….She looked so uncomfortable and Couric kept on looking so intensely into her eyes….Couric did great.(I almost like her again) Sarah probably thought hat god would come and give her all of her talking points. It must have sucked when she had to rely on her own knowledge and judgment.

As a compassionate person, I do believe that everyone can be improved whether they are demons or not and for her own good, I hope that this is humbling experience for her…Don’t you feel a little like you are watching a Greek drama or a Comedy?…(Damn, which one is it? Sometime it is difficult to tell.) I guess it is a tragedy for her if she has some insight and deals with her psychosis and it is comedy if she gets away with it and has some good drunken sex.

Maybe this is why we are all watching…it is a modern day tragedy.

I do hope…prayer doesn’t cut it when free will is involved….that she will see herself for the moron that she is.

24 09 2008
NMJ

I can’t wait for Letterman tonight! On Countdown, Keith said that McCain called Letterman at the last minute to cancel and said he was flying right back to Washington because of the crisis. But he was actually in another studio nearby recording the Couric interview! He lied to Dave, and Dave reamed him on his show!

How did Keith know all this? He was the one Letterman got to replace McCain!

24 09 2008
miserable_in_red_state

Can you ask French and Branchflower and some other friends to start working on her impeachment when she comes home on Nov 5th?

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

SMR (22:21:39) :

Oh yes, AnnieinWA: More time with horses, less time around family! I was once married into the very most republican family. Think kind of like the Bush family in TX (without the money, just the connections). That Stevens fella that’s being indicted? He came up for our wedding. But anyway, the good news is this: the only one in the family voting for mclame this year? My icky ex-husband. He’s got a shirt that says “Hos not Bros” — all that intelligence with only an MBA to show for it! Sarah was the absolute limit for the rest of the family — like my (now & forever) husband, she was the straw that broke that camel’s back. They cannot be the only ones out there thinking that! So, again, my prescription for you to counteract the effects of toxic family syndrome: more time with horses, less time with family. And keep on keeping on.

SMR – YOU SO UNDERSTAND! And I have been spending more time with my horse than my husband lately…I certainly TALK to her more! That sweet Rocky Mountain Horse from Kentucky loves Obama – she told me so!

24 09 2008
Larry

to: Eyes WIde Open (20:05:36) Do you mean that she and the first dude also have a home in Antarctica?

Ha, that’s a good one. More like the planets Uranus and Neptune because they are cold and not very bright.

24 09 2008
bitterspinster

My favorite part was this lmao:

“Palin: I’m not looking at poll numbers. What I think Americans at the end of the day are going to be able to go back and look at track records and see who’s more apt to be talking about solutions and wishing for and hoping for solutions for some opportunity to change, and who’s actually done it?”

OMG isn’t speaking English a requirement to be VP? I bet the transcriptionist at CBS wants to bitchslap her hella bad.

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

2 minutes until Letterman PST – be back in a while

24 09 2008
GJ in Idaho

I just took of my Palin spiked heels slipped into my warm fuzzy slippers and sat back to watch her and Katie. First thing that came to mind is how over her head she is….I mean less than 30 days ago she was sitting in her easy chair in AK asking “what da ya say a VP does?” Then a few days later she is whisked off to the biggest city she or anyone in her family has ever seen, given a pretty good speech to read in front of all those hote lights and addoring crowds and made to believe she is the best thing since AK state hood. Then she is told she is the savior of the planet and the bringer of miracle to the base, with more adoring crowds singing her praise, along with all those great reviews from all the pundants that tell her and her adoring crowds what she is and how she the answer to Hillary to Right Religious base masses that need to be told what they think when they think. Sometime inbetween here trips and stump speeches she has to get a new warerobe, keep her hair fixed, nurse the baby, send her kid off to another country, find a man for her daugher to marry, Figure out were she put her yahoo account her blackberry, and her troopergate files, who is her new lawyer, speech writer, who is the right press to smile and wave too and who she is not allowed to speak to, which bus, plane, or limo she is suppose to get in and with whom. Oh, and all those mean reporters keep trying to get to her with those nasty microphones. And if that isn’t enough now they have her taking lessons on the economy, forniegn affairs, international leaders, and where did you say she is going to talk to Katie? I mean they thought she could walk and talk in New York like she did while she was interview, like twice in AK. Once while she was 7 months PG, but no one knew.

Oh, I feel so sorry for her…she must be just about ready to scream…”stop cancel the debate” I just can’t do this until after I’m elected.

24 09 2008
NMJ

OMIGOD! Letterman just came out and immediately started ripping into McCain and Palin!

24 09 2008
angryxer

hey you guys, i’ve been scrolling through comments pretty quickly this evening, and see a few people beat me to posting the letterman slapdown (yeehaw!) but i haven’t seen a post of the video that totally made my day today (well, it’s from yesterday), of campbell brown’s call to “free sarah palin!”–from the clutches of mccain campaign sexism. it was probably on one of the earlier threads i haven’t caught up on yet, but if like me you’re having a hard time keeping up with all of them, thought i’d post it anew here.

http://angryxer.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/cnn-campbell-brown-free-sarah-palin-let-her-talk-sexism/

today felt like one of the most surreal news days since P-day for nonstop insanity of news (though the Alaskans probably have many days that could claim the honor, since they’re on the frontlines of troopergate)–and that’s saying a lot, given what we’ve been through so far.

phew… back to it. a bientot!

24 09 2008
DeMo

bPoint (21:17:04) said:

I just watch McCain with Katie Couric.
It is astonishing that he is still saying if only Obama would have agreed to Town Hall meetings the issue of canceling the upcoming debate would be meaningless.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4476356n

Is he saying if Obama run his campaign according to McCains plan all would be well?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shockingly, that’s precisely what he’s saying. When at a loss for words, McCain pulss the townhall meetings out of his a$$. What he fails to mention is that he wanted invitation only. Obama wanted first come – first served. Begs the question, who’s the elitist?

If McCain was going to attempt to fill the audience with friends of the friendless (bonus if you rememer which long ago sit-com featured the fictional group), why would Obama agree?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AnneinWa, I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be surrounded by Republicans. I’m in New York City and finding life pretty tough. Yes, we’re a blue city in a blue state, but I have friends who are Republicans and it seems we can’t have any civil political discourse.

When I send out what I consider to be polite, informative emails recommending a link to an article and ask people to consider it, I can be met with Quit it, I’m not interested in your liberal BS. And that’s from friends!

Stay strong, folks. We’ve got this wonderful place AK created. If s/he can get through this will all that confronts him/her, we can do it. If Obama/Biden should lose (OMG!), we’ll build a commune somewhere and live off the land. Anyone know how to dress a moose?

24 09 2008
ohiovoter

Letterman was soooooo funny. What do you think about the new NE article coming out about Palin’s affair with Brad Hanson??? Saw it on Buzzflash

24 09 2008
phnxrising

AnneinWA (22:24:05)

You are welcome and thank you. As I type this I am actually sitting here with tears streaming down my face….the good kind.
Today was so moving for me because I got to help people on the phone who wanted to vote but were shut-ins and we actually had people who could take information to their houses and help them sign up for a ballot by mail etc
I got to meet some of the local candidates who came down just to casually say hello and thanks for all our work. People even know about this blog….:)! I also made a donation and got some Obama/Biden buttons and stickers to hand out and a t-shirt for the Democratic party that on the back says….

“Democracy is not a spectator sport!”

I don’t think I will ever sit on the sidelines passively again……..the price we all would pay if we ever lost our precious freedoms is far too high.

24 09 2008
daMama

After a morning show and entertainment television, Ms. Couric is TRYING to be a serious journalist. She has worked hard to get where she is today. I give her a great deal of credit for her efforts, she looks and sounds as professional as she should be for a person in her job.

Ms. Couric asked important questions that demanded serious answers. The non-answers she received in return were about as brilliant as an electric night light in a blackout. I am very proud of her for not leaning over and just slapping Gov. Palin silly for some of the answers she gave. The look said volumes about the desire to do so!

24 09 2008
ds55

//bitterspinster (22:31:59) : OMG isn’t speaking English a requirement to be VP? I bet the transcriptionist at CBS wants to bitchslap her hella bad.//

Careful, that’s McCain’s soulmate you’re talking about.

24 09 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

For anyone really interested in more on the Couric interview CBS has “Part II” on the web at {http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4476356n}

They also have a transcript of the broadcast ar:
[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/24/eveningnews/main4476173.shtml]

24 09 2008
epic

I suspect that Sarah may be getting rather frightened about now and, I’m sorry, but in spite of what I may have said in the past about her character, I do feel sorry for her.

24 09 2008
SoCalGal

Hi All – thank you so much AKM- this site is great – I have to read everything before i go to bed – I haven’t gotten too much sleep lately.
This woman Palin really scares me – geez, that interview was too much- i don’t understand how the Repubs can like her so much – but then again Bush was voted in to office 2 times –
I have a friend in NV who keeps sending me things about Obama – not good things and and told her to stop because she is obviously going to vote for mccain/palin and I was going for obama/biden – but she doesn’t stop and she “absolutely loves that woman” Ugggggghhhhhhhh What can I do.
I have to come here and get sane again – thankfully I am in a blue state and there are Obama signs all over the place.
Keep up the good work.

24 09 2008
angryxer

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! i’m forcing myself to watch palin. i’m really running too low on self-medicating supplies to be exposed to this degree of radioactive BS. nice little finger to the wind move with the slam to obama, palin, as if mccain has any record to run on at all. –oh, look. i paused and the face went into the hands. i couldn’t even make it half way without doing so.

24 09 2008
NMJ

angryxer (22:40:32) : hey you guys, i’ve been scrolling through comments pretty quickly this evening, and see a few people beat me to posting the letterman slapdown (yeehaw!) but i haven’t seen a post of the video that totally made my day today (well, it’s from yesterday), of campbell brown’s call to “free sarah palin!”

I saw the Campbell Brown video on CNN; it was fantastic! There’s nothing like a strong woman accusing the McCain camp of outright chauvinistic sexism. There is absolutely no way they can come back on her for that!

…and the Couric interview: Another strong, smart woman. Again, no way SP can stand up to or buffalo these woman, and she knows it! Her whole life she has manipulated men and bullied women to get what she wants. I’ve known women like this before; they’re not very smart because they don’t need to be – with charm, a good body, and a pretty face, it’s easy to manipulate men. Never got into it myself, and never met a man who would believe he was being manipulated.

24 09 2008
NMJ

Oops! Looks like I forgot to close a “bold” tag. Sorry for the outta-control emphasis!

24 09 2008
24 09 2008
AnneinWA

DeMo (22:42:33) :
AnneinWa, I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be surrounded by Republicans. I’m in New York City and finding life pretty tough. Yes, we’re a blue city in a blue state, but I have friends who are Republicans and it seems we can’t have any civil political discourse.

Stay strong, folks. We’ve got this wonderful place AK created. If s/he can get through this will all that confronts him/her, we can do it. If Obama/Biden should lose (OMG!), we’ll build a commune somewhere and live off the land. Anyone know how to dress a moose?

DeMo,

This has been a particularly difficult election season for me. I am sick of the Republican rhetoric. I have a son who is an Army pilot who is “spreading Democracy”, in his attack helicopter, at the will of the president, foregoing spending any time with his wife or children. If there is a ray of light in this situation for me, it is that this formerly Republican son of mine is voting OBAMA! Woo-hoo!

24 09 2008
Kathleen

OMG with all of Cindy McCain’s money can’t they hire her a freaking diction coach. “Doin, goin, bein, ya” has she actually held a conversation with anyone besides her teenagers in recent time?

24 09 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

ABC News has an interesting page on executive pay at the major companies in the current crisis. It looks like they could easily afford to kick a lot in to help redeem things, in fact if all the Wall Street Traders were required to return the bonuses from the past few years it would go a long way toward resolving the problem – I wonder why that question isn’t coming up? Could it be that celebrity journalists might be worried about their own inflated pay checks?

[http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=5876413]

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

phnxrising (22:49:44) :

You are welcome and thank you. As I type this I am actually sitting here with tears streaming down my face….the good kind.

phnx,

Now your story has made tears stream down MY face too…the good kind!

YOU ARE CORRECT! Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!

24 09 2008
NMJ

WOW! Letterman shows a screen of McCain and Couric doing the interview in real time. This is hysterical!

24 09 2008
GJ in Idaho

Does anyone but me think it’s strange that Bush came out tonight and said in effect, “it’s the economy stupid! It’s broken and it can’t be fixed unless McCain and Obama come see me tomorrow. The government is the only one that can fix it. So Mac race back here to the west wing so we can make Obama look like and idiot. He doesn’t know it’s the economy, don’t you know? But we can get the American people so scared they will not know that you have backed me 95% of the time. It will appear that you told me how to fix it, and then we can both live happily ever after. Don’t ya know. Ya suspend your campaign, the public doesn’t know….

24 09 2008
JustPat

Every day just keeps getting better!…and today (my friends) we got a flippin two-fer! Actually a three-fer, by some accounts:

1) What can I say? I was left speechless by SP’s performance…I’ve heard a lot of folks say they almost felt sorry for her…not me…Katie! That’s who I felt sorry for! As hard as KC tried (and I think she did) to control her facial expressions, one frame is worth a million words! “Quick study, eh?” This is how much she’s learned in a month of constant coaching? Puh-lease! “Again…my…understanding…” –VERBATIM!

2) McCain dissed Letterman! Priceless! I remember back in the 2000 election when Leno did one of his Jaywalking segments. He showed pictures of Bush, Gore, and a celebrity to all these people on the street. 100% knew the celebrity, and only like 5% knew the candidates. One guy “identified” Dub as “I dunno…some really constipated old dude???” It’s an unfortunate statement about our country (but works for us today) that a GROSS %age of people in the US get all their “political news” off shows like Letterman and Leno.

3) But my favorite? Obama’s um-we’re-running-for-the-Presidency-here-John-COMMENT that “You know, John, occasionally the President may have to do more than one thing at a time.” (paraphrased) Would love to see Barack get 3.5 hours of primetime to answer all the questions if JM no-shows!

Can’t wait to see the headlines tomorrow!

Can’t wait to see her go back to all of you with her tail between her legs!

24 09 2008
ds55

//JustPat (23:18:54) : Can’t wait to see her go back to all of you with her tail between her legs!//

As much as I’d love to see it, that will never happen. Look at Bush. He’s the most disliked President ever. Does he care? Nope. He’s happy as a clam, he’s going to retire soon in relative luxury. He thinks people just don’t understand him, that’s all. Sarah is exactly the same way. She probably thinks she told Katie Couric a thing or two today. She probably believes herself to be mighty clever because she’s a Governor and these media people are nobodies.

24 09 2008
Charlotte4OBAMA

What kind of BULLSHIT answers is she giving? Are the American people really this stupid to believe she is ready to lead an entire nation? LOL.

24 09 2008
henry porter

Other than a bell on Senator Biden’s podium that he rings each time Palin lies, here’s a debate exchange I’d like to witness:

Biden: Governor, have you read Obama’s detailed economic or foreign policy plans?

Palin: No. (or silence, or repeating the same sentence she already has like Quayle did)

Biden: Well, I’m sure if you had a plan, he’d read yours.

24 09 2008
Steph

DeMo-why do you have friends who are Republicans? Friends don’t let friends vote Republican! (Just kidding…my husband is a Republican, but voting for Obama. He has been shaking his head for a few months, now he is outright angry…he is a fiscal conservative/social liberal)

I definitely understand being blue in a red state…I live in Kansas. People seem to believe that the Republican party is something it isn’t, and hasn’t been for 40 years. I wanted to go shake the woman in the booth next to us at Panera the other day, yammering on about how evil Obama is and what a breath of fresh air Palin is. Huh? Fresh Air? I never thought I would say this, but she is even worse than George Bush. She is very similar to him in her arrogance and lack of insight, but she is even more radical in her world view. She really, REALLY scares me.

To the Alaskans-how did she get a 90% approval rating? I apologize in advance for my ignorance, but “what exactly does the Governor do, every day?”

And to the poster about Brad Hanson…it’s going to be in probably next week. The NE has been crossing their Ts and dotting their Is on this one. They do not want to lose the credibility they gained with the Edwards piece. I don’t know a whole lot more than anyone else, just worked with one of the writers on a piece awhile ago, so I get some trickle down information. (I am a free lance researcher and have done work on smaller pieces for them. I wanted on Palin SO BADLY, but…they have the pros on it)

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

I just had a thought. How about if McCain has George Bush sit in for him at the debates – hey W is never busy these days, and until tonight, he didn’t even seem that concerned about the economy! Now that he has given us our dose of fear, he should have a lot of time on his hands!

24 09 2008
Steph

Anne-Do you think McCain is really trying to pull the VP debate? I bet he shows up on Friday and he may do well. Never underestimate the Republicans. I made that mistake in 2004 and didn’t think there was any way W could win.

Who knew that a war we fought 40 years ago would prove more important than a war currently killing our kids? And who knew “Swiftboating” would become a word?

24 09 2008
phnxrising

AnneinWA (23:03:29) :,

Re:

This has been a particularly difficult election season for me. I am sick of the Republican rhetoric. I have a son who is an Army pilot who is “spreading Democracy”, in his attack helicopter, at the will of the president, foregoing spending any time with his wife or children. If there is a ray of light in this situation for me, it is that this formerly Republican son of mine is voting OBAMA! Woo-hoo!

—Tomorrow I will be at the Obama HQ again and FYI, the veterans of this great state are really NOT that thrilled with John McCain and this is where the dude lives….and supposedly has gotten sooo much experience as a maverick! They are planning a big meeting Friday with some top generals etc etc somewhere in the city to try and motivate veterans and active duty soldiers a like to vote for the right thing……I will share your concerns about your state and why with the gentleman who is the veteran I know actively involved tomorrow!

Big hug to you and yours tonight!

24 09 2008
AZtopcat

Kathleen-Dontcha ya know thats what makes her folksy like. If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it is a duck. Bill Clinton was explaining Sarah’s attributes on Larry King, basically her broad appeal is to hillbillies-I don’t mean to offend anyone. There are a lot of undereducated folks in this country who definitely would be attracted to her simplicity.(I am trying to be kind)

24 09 2008
ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck

THAT was beyond awful. i can’t believe i am saying this – but thank you katie couric. you showed the world the crap we have been seeing all along.

night – stillHARDrock palin

24 09 2008
ds55

Next time you see Sarah Palin, tell her ladies sit in skirts with their ankles crossed, not their knees.

24 09 2008
mwlfqotn

Let’s keep the idea alive that we can write in to various/every newspaper….letter to the editor and keep putting out the facts.
You may have read earlier that our Anchorage Daily News receives
2:1 such letters against and for SP~McP…..thus publishes the same
ratio…..
Not reading enough praise of Obama’s plans, either……

24 09 2008
All Blue

Re: GJ in Idaho (23:16:44) :

“Does anyone but me think it’s strange that Bush came out tonight and said in effect, “it’s the economy stupid! It’s broken and it can’t be fixed unless McCain and Obama come see me tomorrow.”

— No — It’s not just you – the commentator on PBS tonight said she thought it was disappointing that Bush & McCain appeared to have hatched this plan, and were playing politics at such a critical time.

The plan:
McCain would say he needed to suspend his campaign to deal with the financial crisis. (But why do they suddenly need him?) Since they don’t REALLY need him, Bush would make it LOOK like they did, by insisting that McCain & Obama attend a meeting Thursday am. Since Obama wasn’t suspending his campaign or the debate, this would make it look like Obama didn’t care

Definitely looks like Rove’s hand in this scheme…
Interesting that they were commenting on it on PBS.

24 09 2008
phnxrising

AZtopcat (23:40:39),

Kathleen-Dontcha ya know thats what makes her folksy like. If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it is a duck. Bill Clinton was explaining Sarah’s attributes on Larry King, basically her broad appeal is to hillbillies-I don’t mean to offend anyone. There are a lot of undereducated folks in this country who definitely would be attracted to her simplicity.(I am trying to be kind).

Great observation……I believe the average reading level for most IQ tests, psychological tests usually hovers around between fourth and sixth grade. Scary yes! But it is the reality of the average intellect of many people in our great country. This is why despite wonderful educations, it is a great asset to be able to interface well with everyday people one on one and at their level without coming across as

24 09 2008
Steph

My daughter is also in the Army, Anne. She is in basic training now and has a very long AIT, (53 weeks in San Antonio, TX) so if Obama wins she will hopefully never be deployed to Iraq. If she does, I will beg her to change her dog tags to something other than Jewish…so much is riding on this election. I thought the last election was important and now we have one that could determine the course of our country for generations.

What kind of legacy do we want to leave?

That is what kind of election this is.

And yes, I laughed when my husband told me that “McCain is receding in the heat of the battle.” There are moments like this…
Nixon sweating too much on tv.
Dukakis in the tank.
Bush 41 looking at his watch.
and
McCain trying to call off the debate…

24 09 2008
phnxrising

Oops got cut off and my computer went dancing away before I was done…..but you get the idea…..

The upshot of this is to combat her manner of speaking each of us needs to participate and carry our understanding one person at a time in every day conversation to those within arms reach and so on and so on…….it will help Barack secure the win!

24 09 2008
Concerned in England

The Guardian has video of the actual exorcism performed on Palin by Muthee at her church:

“…Sarah Palin receiving special protection from witches in a laying-on-of-hands ceremony at the Wasilla Assembly of God, apparently during her gubernatorial campaign in 2005. The hands in question belong to Pastor Thomas Muthee, who incidentally made another appearance at the church this past weekend. The ceremony — including a prayer that Palin be protected from “every form of witchcraft” — begins after Palin steps up to the podium at around 7m10s. Before that, starting at 4m58s, Muthee explains how it’s all part of a grand plan to reinsert God — or rather, his particular version of God — back into American public life:

We need God taking over our education system… If we have that in our schools, we will not have kids being taught how to worship Buddha, how to worship Mohammed. We will not have, in their curriculum, witchcraft, and sorcery. Is anybody hearing me? The other area is in the area of media. We need believers in the media. We need God taking over the media in our lands… And the last area is in the area of government. Hello? We need believers there. We need men and women of integrity. You know, as the secretaries of state. We need them right there. People that are born again, spirit-filled; people who know God, and who are serious with God.”

Link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/oliverburkemanblog/2008/sep/24/uselections2008.sarahpalin1

24 09 2008
AnneinWA

phnxrising (23:40:27) :

—Tomorrow I will be at the Obama HQ again and FYI, the veterans of this great state are really NOT that thrilled with John McCain and this is where the dude lives….and supposedly has gotten sooo much experience as a maverick! They are planning a big meeting Friday with some top generals etc etc somewhere in the city to try and motivate veterans and active duty soldiers a like to vote for the right thing……I will share your concerns about your state and why with the gentleman who is the veteran I know actively involved tomorrow!

phnxrising ,

Thanks for your support and the stellar work you are doing. I am an elementary school teacher in my real life, but I am off work on a medical leave of absence. I work with low income kids, many living in very difficult situations. This has been an odd time – school started without me, I have no students, but I have met many online buddies who convince me daily we can live together in a better way. Yes we can!

24 09 2008
sheila bateman

mccain was NEVER a straight shooter i’m from arizona, he has flipped flopped so many times and saying chelsea clinton is so ugly because janet reno is her father is digusting, but the worst thin was nominating sarah the country deserves better, the couric interview was pathetic, not for katie but for sarah. she needs to be back in alaska, period. let her and biden debate friday if mccain doesn’t show up ha, fat chance!!!!!

25 09 2008
AnneinWA

Steph (23:48:52) :

My daughter is also in the Army, Anne. She is in basic training now and has a very long AIT, (53 weeks in San Antonio, TX) so if Obama wins she will hopefully never be deployed to Iraq. If she does, I will beg her to change her dog tags to something other than Jewish…so much is riding on this election. I thought the last election was important and now we have one that could determine the course of our country for generations.

What kind of legacy do we want to leave?

Steph,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter right now. Hers is a VERY long AIT. What is she training for? My son has been in the Army a LONG time and has been deployed all over the world, but never the back-to-back rotations like the soldiers have faced since this awful war began. I agree – so much is riding on this election – future of our country and the revival of civility.

25 09 2008
ds55

Palin may suspend her campaign, too.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13883.html

25 09 2008
phnxrising

sheila bateman (23:56:58)

Great points all around!
I know right……as if his character would change that much from not having time to see his own constituents who try to make appointments to get bills passed or even have a conversation when stopped by one in the halls of congress…..this actually happened to me! Are you in Maricopa County by any chance? I know one of the offices that is having a pretty kicking potluck this Friday either way…..shout at me if so!

AnneinWA (23:53:03)

Feel better very soon! Maybe an odd time but you do still have students as you have taught me a great deal….and yes yes we can!

ALL:

Goodnight and Good Muddin’!

25 09 2008
All Blue

If you start feeling sorry for Palin, just go to this site & watch this, it will immediately cure any ‘sorry’ feelings:
https://secure.defenders.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=c406_091608palin_tv_share&JServSessionIdr001=eaq7vvdo81.app23a

This is Defenders of Wildlife – if you want to get out the word about the REAL Sarah Palin, send them some $ to get more airtime for this ad.

On a brighter note, thank you, everyone for giving me some smiles at the end of a long day, and for letting me know that there ARE intelligent people in this country!

25 09 2008
JustPat

Steph:

I’m in Kansas, too. You’re right. They are still hanging on to a perceptionn of what it means to be Republican that is like 40 years old. Actually, that’s not even completely right. Most of them grew up and their parents told them they were Republicans, and that all Dems were Pinkie Commie B**tards. I bet if we were both to go ask 10 Republicans in this state to explain the fundamental differences between the two parties, most of them would be backtracking by morning trying to redefine the wrod “fundamentals”.

A lot of sheep here. BTW, which town are you in? I’m south of Salina in McPherson…VERY Fundamentalist Christian.

25 09 2008
Jack

This Bambi eating bimbo is dangerously pathetic. I am afraid for America and the world. She could not name one maverick accomplishment McCain legislated in his 20+ years in office. How frickin sad!

http://therejoinder.wordpress.com

25 09 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Cobra

Oh, what a farce! Hits head on desk… I am actually getting quite concerned for you all, in a having trouble sleeping cos I’m just waiting for Bush to call off the election kind of way.

Really, how can Palin continue campaigning on her own when she can’t even answer a follow-up question/give a press conference/string a coherent sentence together? The interview was really painful to watch, really, and the transcript is even worse to read…

25 09 2008
AZtopcat

phxrising- I have been phonebanking at the Mesa office. There were veterans organizing there as well. Isn’t it amazing how many people are involved as well as the positive feddback you get on the calls. Afterall this is McCain country……or so they say.

25 09 2008
JustPat

Steph:

Or and re the question you had about the VP Debates…the initial deal, it seems, that McCan’tDoTwoThingsAtOnce asked for, was that the first debate be basically cancelled and that Mcain/Obama would take Biden/Palin debate slot with that debate to be rescheduled. Interesting that they didn’t just offer to swap the two–readiness? eyes tired from not blinking?

Pat

25 09 2008
kylehobbs

I know my comment is late… but holy crap. I didn’t even realize my hands were on my face. I don’t mean to be rude but she looks like a community college grad. Smart… but not smart enough for the big schools.

BTW, before anyone rails me (not that they would on this lovely site (if feel so safe here)) I went to community college for awhile… I know one when I see one.

25 09 2008
AZtopcat

Maybe Michelle Obama could debate Palin. Wouldn’t that be interesting?

25 09 2008
Steph

Anne-
She will be training as a medical laboratory technician. It’s a two year college degree, condensed into a year program. I really was not enthusiastic about her joining up, but she at least has a long term plan…she plans to finish her bachelors during her first stint and then try to finagle the Army to pay for her medical school to keep her in. Then she can retire very young and “do what she wants to do” with her career, which means (to her) working full time for “Doctors Without Borders”. She has always been bull headed, so there was no talking her out of it. She’s smart enough to pull it off, but I don’t want her in the sandbox.

My sister-in-law’s brother has been in Iraq pretty continuously. He is home for a few months and then back again. It is very hard on his family, but he only has a few years left until he can retire. This damn war.

25 09 2008
GJ in Idaho

Well it may not yet be bed time in AK, or maybe I missed, in any case I have finished my chores on my other computer (just had to keep an eye that everything was printing properly,) so could also keep an eye out here in Mudflats as well. I’m heading to bed early. I want to be rested and ready for what’s coming tomorrow. Keep bloging…and keep the information flowing…

Many smiles to those who need them, and hugs too.

25 09 2008
ScaredExpat

If America is waiting for John McCain’s leadership on this, wouldn’t a debate be an excellent forum for him to elucidate his plan? ??? also, isn’t it pathetic how SP keeps saying… “as John McCain says” this, and “as John McCain says” that… Can this woman not formulate a thought of her own?? GAWD

25 09 2008
phnxrising

AZtopcat (00:12:30):

That is more accurately where I was today….haha……and yes it was so neat. I will be back tomorrow for more. I was so nervous at first because I kept thinking people might be mean on the phone. But, it was such a different energy than what I expected as most people were really appreciative of the help and clarifications etc.

I am still reeling or however you spell that…..from the whole thing.

25 09 2008
ds55

//AZtopcat (00:18:41) : Maybe Michelle Obama could debate Palin. Wouldn’t that be interesting?//

I would pay big money to see this. 😉

25 09 2008
AnneinWA

Steph (23:40:14)
Anne-Do you think McCain is really trying to pull the VP debate? I bet he shows up on Friday and he may do well. Never underestimate the Republicans. I made that mistake in 2004 and didn’t think there was any way W could win.

Who knew that a war we fought 40 years ago would prove more important than a war currently killing our kids? And who knew “Swiftboating” would become a word?

Steph,

Regarding the debates, I don’t know what to think. My first instinct is that he wants it to look like he is putting “Country First” by heading back to DC. However, I believe he tried to “swiftboat” Obama today. I listened to Barack’s explanation of today’s events, and I believed him when he said he called McCain and asked if they could work out a bipartisan statement on the economy, since it seemed they were in agreement on so many issues. Obama even said that McCain mentioned some concern about continuing with the debates, but Obama was left believing that would be a discussion the two of them would have, AFTER their statement was issued. Then McCain simply went on TV and declared he was suspending his campaign and not attending the debate. If he doesn’t show, I hope Obama does. However, I don’t think that’s a risk JohnnyMc can take. The public outcry to hear from these candidates has already begun. Can McCain allow Obama all that free air time? even if it would please me so? I don’t think so. However, it’s hard to predict what John McCain will do.

25 09 2008
NY Dem

Fern (19:31:53) :

I don’t there there is going to be a VP debate.

——————————————

Amen to that Fern !

Very, very soon, some little matter (miscarriage, trouble with Trig, or other problem) is going to all of a sudden pop up back home in Alaska, and SP will withdraw, citing the need to be with family at such trying times.

Bet the ranch on it !

25 09 2008
Larry

New video of the witch hunter

Over 15 people where killed in May because of witch hunters from Kenya. They were slaughtered by knives, machetes, and fire. Many say politics was to blame.

Well Pastor Muthee, Sarah’s spiritual advisor is from Kenya and a witch hunter. This guy is talking some wierd stuff. Check it out for yourself. You be the judge.

25 09 2008
AnneinWA

kylehobbs (00:14:56) :

I know my comment is late… but holy crap. I didn’t even realize my hands were on my face. I don’t mean to be rude but she looks like a community college grad. Smart… but not smart enough for the big schools.

BTW, before anyone rails me (not that they would on this lovely site (if feel so safe here)) I went to community college for awhile… I know one when I see one.

kylehobbs,

I just spit coffee out my nose when I read your comment. Warn me next time, okay? I am still laughing…and cleaning my keyboard. BTW community colleges, as you sorta’ said, are wonderful, much needed institutions, but most of us out grow them before we run for the friggin VP spot!

25 09 2008
protus

LOL!!! I’ll try to find ya some.

freaking classic!!

25 09 2008
AnneinWA

Steph (00:19:25) :

Anne-
She will be training as a medical laboratory technician. It’s a two year college degree, condensed into a year program. I really was not enthusiastic about her joining up, but she at least has a long term plan…she plans to finish her bachelors during her first stint and then try to finagle the Army to pay for her medical school to keep her in. Then she can retire very young and “do what she wants to do” with her career, which means (to her) working full time for “Doctors Without Borders”. She has always been bull headed, so there was no talking her out of it. She’s smart enough to pull it off, but I don’t want her in the sandbox.

Steph,
Your daughter sounds like a wonderful person with admirable goals. My son is also a very determined person. I tried to talk him out of joining the Army – and that was during peace time. I still harbored too many horrible memories from Viet Nam to trust that we would not have unjust, unnecessary wars.

However, my son has been in the sandbox in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as hot spots where our official presence was not advertised for almost 20 years. It sounds like your daughter will do her time, get an education, and get out. Don’t get me wrong – I couldn’t be more proud of my son. However, for the past 5+ years, his wife has had no husband and his kids have grown up without a dad. The horrors of this war have been kept under wraps as much as possible, and the burden has been carried by few,

Now, I am off to bed. It was great talking with you. Maybe we can meet here Friday night DURING THE DEBATE!

25 09 2008
AZtopcat

What has transpired today
should personally motivate each and every one of us to voulunteer, donate , do whatever we can to see that Obama wins this election. We can’t wait for someone else to do it. Yes We Can!!!!

25 09 2008
michiganvoter

Ouch! My face.

25 09 2008
Steph

JustPat-
I wouldn’t survive in Salina! I live in Shawnee, the burbs of Kansas City. We are a little more liberal here than in western Kansas, but I do wonder (secretly, of course) if IQ correlates to political party. I am SO sick of hearing that Palin has more experience than Obama, or that she is “likable”. Personally, I would much rather share a burger with Obama than Palin. After Palin and I discussed childbirth, we would be out of things to discuss. I could listen to Obama for hours.

25 09 2008
GT

You people should really stop feeling so smug and satisfied as you gleefully participate in this circle jerk. All of you should be going all out for the Obama campaign using every moment and every opportunity to ensure he wins and wins by a landslide. That’s what I’d be doing if I were Amercican and lived in America.

The fact is that 67% of Fox viewers still belive that Saddam Hussein was associated with Al-Qaida even though this claim has been thourouly debunked. Now you could say that this isn’t surprising seeing as these are Fox viewers. But the same study also shows that 16% of PBS/NPR viewers 56% of CBS viewers and a staggering 40% of people who get their news from print sources ALSO hold that view. AND THEY ALL HAVE A VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!

So, please, for the sake of all those around the world who hunger for sane US leadership, get out there and rattle some

25 09 2008
GT

I meant ‘rattle some cages’

too agitated to finish typing the last w

25 09 2008
Arcy aka Molten Contra Palin

REPLY TO Sam aka Blaster Commando Palin (20:14:43)

Hi, I’ve been a longtime lurker but I simply had to respond to Sam, above.

Last ditch effort for your unwavering (unthinking?) Republican friend: Beg her to please read these two pieces by two staunch conservative Republicans. Print them out if that’s what it’ll take.
http://tiny.cc/Conservative4Obama
http://tiny.cc/GeorgeWill

Reassure her that you’re not trying to change her party affiliation; you’re simply hoping she’ll evaluate the candidate(s) at hand. You might remind her that it’s her civic duty, and that an informed electorate is at the core of a functioning democracy.

Good luck…and regardless of how your friend votes, (y)our efforts to inform and educate are never for naught . Thanks!

25 09 2008
chicago

Wow. There are little children in America who would have put on a smarter show than that. Children who will probably loss their healthcare if McCain is elected. To the people who say they kind of feel sorry for her or people who have said they maybe feel a little bad for Mccain cause he’s, you know, an old person. Don’t. Not Ever. These kinds of people have been covering up lies forever. They’ve been allowed to get away with it. Any single time someone did not agree with a Bush lie they were deemed unpatriotic by the Bush Administration or called a member of the liberal media which we all know is “evil” and full of “liars”. The 2nd amendment may be the Rebupicans favorite but the one I care about most is the freedom to hear what my leaders and future leaders are saying. Bush and his friends have made the mainstream media live in a state of fear for a very long time. The good news is the internet is changing that in a HUGE way and it’s awesome. Sites like this….awesome!! If the McBush group can’t handle Americans hearing about what they think or are DOING then that it is their own bed to LIE in.

The only people I feel sorry for in this all of this are 3. good republicans and christians who actually believed in their party and were used as pawns in a pretty sick game and are only now just finding it out 2. The rest of the world 1. all of us Americans who never voted for the Bush/ Dr.Evil ticket in the first place. We’ve been waiting for a long, long time for this meltdown but I don’t think anyone, anywhere, could have ever guessed it could get this stupid.
The only saving grace in all of this is that so many people are being brought together to talk about things we should never have stopped talking about as a society. Who said being a community organizer wasn’t an actual responsibility?

Let’s all work really hard this time!
CHANGE 08!!
Have a great rally this weekend! I’ll be sooooo looking forward to seeing clips.

25 09 2008
Lnonblonde

Palin almost seems indignant that we, the public, just refuse to take McCain’s word for it that she’s the most qualified candidate out there and expect her to prove it on her own.
This interview is an embarrassment.
Palin seems lost about what role to play: Cheerleader rooting for the losing team, TV Sportscaster clueless about the game or Beauty Queen runner up awestruck during the non swimsuit portion of the pagent.
Worse, she seems to think that her vague, uninformed, memorized sales pitch for McCain really IS all that is expected of her.

25 09 2008
25 09 2008
Susie in Jersey

Not having read all the comments (I do have to work sometimes), does it seem to anyone else that Palin’s voice is tension-filled, to the point where it almost seems as if she is going to break down?

25 09 2008
Cynthia Ohio

GT,

Way to attack the team!

Calm down! You are making some pretty big assumptions there. Most of us HAVE been volunteering for Obama, donating, talking to our family and friends who don’t agree with us. Have you been reading the comments from other postings? This blog is simply a place for us to come and “relax” a little and let off some steam about what’s going on.

And hey, we’ll take all the help we can get. So if you want to come over to America and pound the pavement for Obama, feel free.

You know, I could make the same type of assumption about you–that you are “smug,” but I’m willing to hope you’re just an involved person who really cares.

25 09 2008
MJC

Just like the Charlie Gibson interview, I would love to see the full transcripts of this interview since we know this is just the edited version.

I suspect that there was alot more non coherent rambling, babbling, and repetitious use speaking points, and “verbage” that his been cut out.

“But, I’lllllllllll have to find ja’ some and bring em’ to ya’ later.” 🙂

25 09 2008
Bobg

What did she say? Can anyone explain to me what she said? I thought Bush was a bad speaker but this lady is worse. One sentence had nothing to do with the next sentence.

25 09 2008
Frances Dale

Don’t feel sorry for her.She’ll write a tell-all book,confess her sins to the die-hard fans,go on talk shows, be a motivational speaker(after taking diction classes), have the highest rated religious show, make millions. She’ll turn her defeat into….drum toll..triumph. Tah-Dah!

25 09 2008
Frances Dale

oops….drum Roll…Freudian…this election is taking its’ Toll…tho’

25 09 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@Bobg
Unfortunately not. That was incomprehensible gibberish. I just cringed the whole way through that. Also wondered how Katie managed to keep a straight face.

25 09 2008
goldietaylor

Couric looked and sounded more presidential than Palin.

25 09 2008
proud2busa

I’m proud of Katie for really trying to do something with journalistic integrity. Too bad her subject couldn’t comply.

25 09 2008
habitual

@Sam aka Blaster Commando Palin (20:14:43) :
She went on to say she likes Sarah Palin. The part that really hurt was when, in my shocked state (knowing how she loves animals), I blurted, “but she’s for killing the wolves…” my friend paused, then said, “I really don’t care. I don’t want to live in the United Socialist Republic of America. Let’s just agree to disagree.”

That stinks, I’m sorry. It always stings a lot more when coming from friends.

Maybe ask your firend how she feels about living in the United Corporate Socialist States of America and let her know that unless she is in the top 1%, she WILL be a bottom feeder with no civil rights. I’d much, much rather live in a Republic than a Fascist state…which we are on the fast track to fulfilling. Also recommend that she quickly put that 401K into an offshore account, if she has any money left after bailing out Paulson’s GS stocks.

Hang in there, you can’t win ’em all!

25 09 2008
NY Dem

Loved this bit on Letterman:

Talking about Sarah Palin:

“She thinks Warren Buffett is the King of Margaritaville:

“Someone pointed out that the President of Georgia was across the room, and she replied, ‘Ohhhh, Jimmy Carter” !

“And she can’t wait to meet another head of state, Queen Latifah”.

25 09 2008
NY Dem

Here is the Letterman site link:

http://lateshow.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/

View last night’s monologue, and Keith’s appearance.

Both “Must-See TV” !!

25 09 2008
MissSue MI

Just sad & scary. Or is that scary & sad. Either way. Wake up America!

aka Barren Raven Palin
aka O8amaRocks

25 09 2008
elie

Don’t you love Katie’s smile when she goes in for the “kill” so to speak. That interview was painful to watch…I have no idea how anyone can support the train wreck called the McCain/ Palin ticket!

25 09 2008
DeMo

phnxrising,

Thanks you for your insightful comments re: mental health issues. Personally, I don’t see bipolar. I definitely see a ginormous ego and a narcissist. I don’t feel sorry for Palin. SHE doesn’t think she’s in over her head. Her head can rise above anything and everything, at least in her own mind.

But you’re so right about freely assigning medical diagnoses, especially those involving mental health. And worse, making fun of those illnesses, which are very real and very painful for the person, their family and friends.

You’re also right about how to speak to those “across the aisle.” At the beginning of this campaign, I decided that I could disagree with someone without being disagreeable. Hmmm, who said that? Obama! If only my Republican friends could do the same. But it is their loss. I’m much less angry, they are irate.

For all the accurate parallels drawn between Palin and Dubya, let’s not forget that Dubya was elected. It’s fun and easy to make fun of their, for lack of a better word, stupidity. But the people I’ve spoken with while making calls to swing states really want information. I’m sure most do their fair amount of joking about candidates but, as it’s been said, knowledge is power. People want to know about the candidates.

I don’t know what’s working for those of you who are speaking with voters, but I don’t denigrate McCain. I lay out Obama’s plans and contrast them with McCain’s. If only McCain himself could do the same.

Someone noted that Palin may be suspending her campaign. What campaign? It seems to me that she stirs up the audience before introducing McCain. And, by definition, that makes her a cheerleader at a pep rally.

Some pundit said that Obama Biden should be traveling together. NO! With two excellent candidates, they can separately address audiences. No need to follow McCain’s game plan. It’s based on having a less than stellar team.

25 09 2008
Butterfliesatnight

Oh my, I sat here shaking my head in disbeliefe, how unprofessional of Gov Palin. Between this and McCain skipping the debate, I’m going OBAMA-BIDEN all the way!!!

25 09 2008
elie

Debbie…I was reading your comments about election signs…….I have been involved in many election campaigns here in Canada……and I have found through the years that “signs” don’t vote! It’s all about getting people to vote on election day and signs are very diificult to get out to vote!

25 09 2008
The Man

Thanks for your tireless pursuit of truth on the Palin catastrophe. If it weren’t so completely terrifying, it might actually be funny, but we here in Canada have been suffering under a neo-Con narcissist nazi leader of a minority government for a couple of years, so we know the unthinkable can really happen.

I only wish someone like a Bill O’Reily would pin Palin to the mat – I love Katie Couric, but she didn’t go in for the kill, nor did Charlie Gibson. Maybe it’s because Palin is so pathetic it would be like beating a puppy, but those Americans living in their folksy, fundamentalist bubbles need to be shown – in a full color drubbing by someone they can’t dismiss as a liberal activist – just how fully out of her depth Palin is.

http://www.bcandbeyond.wordpress.com

25 09 2008
Susie in Jersey

From Gail Collins’ column in today’s NY Times:

““Following Sept. 11, our national leaders came together at a time of crisis. We must show that kind of patriotism now,” he (McCain) said.

In deference to the current emergency, we will refrain from pointing out that when our national leaders came together following Sept. 11, the results were, all and all, worse than if they had stayed home.”

25 09 2008
Glenn2008

Extract from http://tunc.biz/couric_fan.htm
***************************
Palin answered candidly: “The liberal media, and that includes you Katie, acts like it’s a big secret that I don’t know foreign affairs. That’s so stupid. I’m open about not knowing this stuff. That’s why I need John McCain’s help. He supplies me with index cards on all the major issues.”

Palin handed Couric a couple of index cards. One of them was headed “Iran”. Underneath was written “1) Bad guys 2) Building nukes 3) Invade if necessary”.
******

Seriously, this is the level of index cards she needs???? Could not remember such simple talking points ?

Why doesn’t the McCanine camp distribute the index cards to the media directly – it might be a really efficient way to communicate!!!

25 09 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Listening to her attempts at answering questions is like skimming an article–just focusing on two or three word phrases and nothing more!

She can string the buzz words together well, she just NEVER FINISHES A SENTENCE!

We’ve had eight years of a leader who cannot speak in complete sentences and now we are offered THIS?

I have “thought fatigue” over this.

25 09 2008
Susie in Jersey

Sorry, I didn’t mean to post in this thread!

25 09 2008
C from CO

Just getting caught up here this morning, and watching the interview made me squirm along with Palin. She was clearly very uncomfortable and totally out of her element. She CAN NOT be our next VP; this can’t be happening. Someone please tell me it is all a dream — Yikes!

25 09 2008
Moons in Leo

I had to sit on my hands to keep my palms off my face.

If McCain is to have a chance, someone has to tell her handlers to keep her away from interviewers.

On second thought, don’t tell them.

25 09 2008
Syndee

Very, very interesting…and seems to have worked!

http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2008/09/was-mccains-stunt-attempt-at-palin.html

25 09 2008
kimosabe

I figured out who she reminds me of! Those dufus twits that Jay Leno interviews on “Jay Walking”!

25 09 2008
GrammaConcept

Aaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 09 2008
LMZELLER

OMG!! I didn’t make it more then 30 seconds before I covered my eyes. It was like watching a train wreck! Oh, and I’m NOT waiting to see what John McCain is going to do….like Obama, I’ve already made my decision!!

25 09 2008
GT

Prior post:
//Cynthia Ohio (03:23:41) :
GT,

Way to attack the team!

Calm down! You are making some pretty big assumptions there. Most of us HAVE been volunteering for Obama//

I’m calm now, Cynthia.
I posted my comment after reading the first two dozen posts. I got a chance to read many more later. I noted comments like: “I don’t think I will ever sit on the sidelines passively again……..the price we all would pay if we ever lost our precious freedoms is far too high.” from phnxrising (22:49:44) as well as many others and realized that i’d been a little hasty.

My apologies to everyone.

I’m not American. I can’t vote and I can’t donate, but If I were in America, I’d gladly pound the pavements with any of you. Your election matters because what America does has consequences around the world. For this reason, and whether you like it or not, American voters have a greater responsibility than voters elsewhere—a responsibility to make an informed decision and vote wisely.

I’m sending emails and fact files to every American I know. I’m visiting blogs and disseminating facts. I’m contacting Americans I know who live outside the country and who have disengaged from the American process and am encouraging them to register and vote. Democrats Abroad have a chapter where I live and I’ve emailed them offering my services. I’m waiting to hear from them.

Mostly, I’m just all fired up and armed to the teeth with nowhere to shoot. Hence my earlier outburst.

Hey, but it’s all good; I’m calm now. But may I humbly implore: less Palintology, more pavement-pounding?

25 09 2008
pablito

so sick of seeing palin’s face.
katie asked her questions like a teacher talking to a third grader. poor little palin couldn’t even be walked through the most obvious and astute answers. she sounds like an idiot every single time she opens her mouth. Nice job Alaskans! Thanks so much.

25 09 2008
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25 09 2008
Grammy a/k/a Commando Coalfire Palin

Palin gets extra time to provide financial records (“now where are those darn things?):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/25/palin-gets-extra-time-for_n_129215.html

No mention of her providing her tax returns, though. They would tell a good story, I’ll bet.

25 09 2008
Jojin

She’s got the hocus-pocus razzle-dazzle stuff down to an art…..wow!

“Give ’em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle Dazzle ’em
Give ’em an act with lots of flash in it
And the reaction will be passionate
Give ’em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather ’em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if, in fact, you’re just disgusting?

Razzle dazzle ’em
And they’ll never catch wise!”

Richard Gere – CHICAGO

25 09 2008
aquapasture

where’s Joltin Joe’s interview?

25 09 2008
sexywhispers

Its the break in her voice, stuttering, and repeating of “key terms” during her talk that scare me. If you watch her body language and facial expressions…it does not say “clueless.” It says that she knows exactly what is going on and is calculating the spin. To say she is clueless unestimates her real danger level. ~~Dee

25 09 2008
greta

Asked one last time for concrete examples, she meekly replied, “I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to ya.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
i would love to know what katie thought during the interview and if she will ever ask palin in the future if she found them yet.

25 09 2008
Libby in NC

When I listen to her, I’m reminded of Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live doing his Bush ’41 impression! Bullet points – few complete sentences. “Points of Life…gottta love ’em …. gonna win… have to win ….maverick don’t yah know!” I’ve been reading your blog since I found it Aug 30. You do a simply superb job… thanks for the FACTS and the humor. We need both now more than ever.

25 09 2008
Hyla

I like the pauses of silence……………………………………………………………

~Hyla
http://earthyfinds.blogspot.com

25 09 2008
phnxrising

DeMo (05:38:27) :
Regarding:
Thanks you for your insightful comments re: mental health issues. Personally, I don’t see bipolar. I definitely see a ginormous ego and a narcissist. I don’t feel sorry for Palin. SHE doesn’t think she’s in over her head. Her head can rise above anything and everything, at least in her own mind.

But you’re so right about freely assigning medical diagnoses, especially those involving mental health. And worse, making fun of those illnesses, which are very real and very painful for the person, their family and friends.

You are welcome!

You’re also right about how to speak to those “across the aisle.” At the beginning of this campaign, I decided that I could disagree with someone without being disagreeable. Hmmm, who said that? Obama!

I know Barack is good because he has moved me to act in a gentle yet purposeful way by reminding people that while change takes time it occurs in taking mindful, thoughtful daily action including how we engage each other in conversation about the concerns we share.

GT (08:33:27) :

It is okay….you are feeling passionate and kicking Americans in the rear so they do not hesitate even for a second is not a bad thing….it will keep us sharp even if we do get irritated for a second. Consider the following I posted in the forum that corresponds to this very topic regarding the significance that one vote makes…….

Just One Vote

The most often heard excuse for not voting in an election is “my one little vote won’t make a difference”!

Consider this:

One of the greatest political trials in America’s history ended in May 1868 when an impeachment vote in the US Senate against President Andrew Johnson failed by “just one vote”

The Alaska Purchase was ratified in 1867 by “just one vote”
paving the way for the eventual annexation of America’s largest state.

By a margin of “just one vote” Texas, California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho became states.

In the U.S. presidential election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied the electoral college vote throwing the election into the House of Representatives. After 36 separate ballots, Jefferson finally won by “just one vote”

England’s King Charles I, literally lost his head when a vote to behead him was 67 against and 68 for. The axe fell because of “just one vote”

One November 8, 1923 members of a recently formed political party met at a beer hall in Munich, Germany to elect a leader. By a majority of “just one vote”, they chose an ex-soldier named Adolf Hitler.

Courtesy of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and the Elections Department 2004

WE HEAR YOU MY FRIEND And WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE SURE AS MANY VOTE AS POSSIBLE. WE HEAR YOU!!!! AND THANKS1

25 09 2008
phnxrising

Oops sorry, I tried to bold a couple of things and it got whacky….but you get the idea….hehe

25 09 2008
Char Broil Palin

My second favorite part was when she pretend licked her finger and put it in the air to insult Obama, and when she made the catty, rude “happy talk” (remember from South Pacific) hands. You just wanna smack her. I think there were maybe 30 seconds of the entire interview in which she was telling the truth.

25 09 2008
hellekson29

She should probably bring Biden a history book.

25 09 2008
OBXPHX

This is what good journalists do. I am proud of my fellow University alum.

25 09 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin (20:36:17) :

KittenStCyr (19:56:08) :

“She must have been with her for hours & hours trying to get something that was acceptable for airing — and that was IT!”

SMR – I hear you…I was watching and thinking.
“This is the best CBS could come up with?” I feel for their editors. Never seen Palin look less composed. Ooooooo schadenfreude. Now in delicious new moose flavor.
————————————–
OK. I’m going to bed. I have to start functioning better in daily life to keep getting a pay check to now be forced to bail out the Lords of Wall Street at gun point. I have been staying up way too late now for these three continuous weeks of psychological hell since P-Day.

But before I go to bed, I want to give out today’s Maximum Overdrive Dixie Boy Truck Stop Award (wasn’t Ellen McElduff just great as Wanda June!) to KittenStCyr AND SMR here for feminine sarcasm at it’s best. The MO Award goes to the female of the sexes while I’m reading posts who exhibits in outright emotion or delicious sarcasm Thomas Jefferson’s concept that the government works for us and not the other way around. In these strange days, we all need to keep being reminded of this.

And now for the catharsis of the MO Award for this evening:

Goodnight all you dear Mudflatters across the world!
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SMR (21:18:25) :

@HamletsMill

Re: My Award.

Really, thank you, you’re all the best (as you help me with my sash & crown and I sashay down the aisle waving my index finger that I’ve just licked – ick). I’d like to dedicate this award to my long-suffering husband who is driving across Canada, as we will soon be joining him there, relocating for the forseeable future. If the rethuglicans win we will all be applying for political asylum, as I have been the Obama Mama of Eagle River! Ticking off half of the neighborhood as I dare to knock on their door and ask if they are a registered voter… My husband is a saint, he is lucky he is not here now to hear me ranting on & on about this craziness — although I filled him in when he called to check in tonight — but he is the best and will be checking the mudflats posts for all of the news like a good husband should. Even one who was going to vote for mclame until failin was added to the ticket.

You are all a lifeline, and I am not nearly as eloquent as most, but I am so very very glad that I found this community, and I promise that I whenever I look at this award I will be reminded to carry this political fervor with me for life — to every vote on every little thing or big thing. That is what mudflats has done for me, and if the little bit that I have been inspired to do can help us carry the day on Nov 4th, then I am forever in your debt.

This is the part where I cry, right?
—————————————–

SMR,

Truly your acceptance speech was noble and gracious, especially since you and KittenStCyr were not even aware that the MO (Maximum Overdrive Dixie Boy Truck Stop Award) was being given out by me last night. And asking about if crying was appropriate was truly touching!

The award comes with an imaginary crown just like this one which you can wear anytime you like!

And it also comes with an imaginary sash just like this one which you can also wear anytime you like too

I am glad you walked the imaginary runway late last night with your index finger up instead of your middle finger! But with this award please know that you are FULLY AUTHORIZED to use your middle finger also as you walk the imaginary runway at any time on behalf of all NON-RETHUG women everywhere on Earth as a statement of feminist solidarity. As a Mudflatian you are also fully authorized to wear those yellow rubber boots too with this prestigious award.

I think your husband will be very proud of you when he returns and learns that you have received this honor here one night on Mudflats!

Ellen McElduff was so damn good as Wanda June! I just have to see it again even though I am on lunch break at work and using up company band width. But we are the IT Department and we run the show so I am exempt from all company monitoring. We turn all that off on ourselves as we have the keys to everything.

Yes. Ellen McElduff as Wanda June just takes my breath away in this scene of protest against the oppression by the things that we have made. Like our own government.

25 09 2008
jules

I agree with Andrew Sullivan that watching Palin’s interview is like watching “The Office”. If you do that you can actually laugh without feeling so sorry for the woman.

25 09 2008
mk2000

I didn’t think it could get any worse and, yet, there is is:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/25/141534/323/1003/610224

25 09 2008
ignorance is not bliss

Watch the most recent Couric clip on Palin’s foreign policy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nokTjEdaUGg&feature=user

After the Gibson interview, you would think she would have done a little homework on specific advantages she might have on foreign policy experience in relation to Russia and Canada. Goodness sakes–something. Let’s give her a little two-word clue: Arctic + Energy.

Still, all she has to say for herself is that Alaska sends out pilots on missions to keep an eye out for Putin’s Rearing Head–fear. Proximity alone does not equal awareness of policies and existing frameworks for diplomacy, but she keeps reverting to proximity.

OK, one more clue. Two of our state universities are members of the University of the Arctic, with already established parliamentary structures that might facilitate deliberation on arctic energy issues. It’s something.

I could fake the answer in such an interview, even without doing homework, but I certainly want someone who is smarter than I am, please. I am begging America.

25 09 2008
dotheresearch
25 09 2008
Whiskey Otter Palin

I love this comment post from someone on HuffPo: “If Sarah Palin is annointed by God, as that pastor stated. Why did he make her so stupid?” It’s so sad and funny at the same time. I can’t believe she hasn’t come up with some snappy answer to the Russia question in the past few weeks. God, PLEASE let Biden debate her. Let my neighbor’s ten year old debate her.

Somewhere else they’re calling her Snowjob Squarespecs…that nearly made me choke on my water!

25 09 2008
Terpsichore

Razzle dazzle ‘em
And they’ll never catch wise!”

Richard Gere – CHICAGO

Gotta give credit where credit is due. Richard Gere may have SUNG this in the recent film version of “Chicago”, but the biting lyrics to this and the rest of the songs in the musical were penned by the late Fred Ebb. He and composer John Kander also wrote “Cabaret”. And, one would think, any other musical whose title contains seven letters and starts with a “C”. Except they did not write “Camelot”. So much for my theory.

But yes, this is the quintessince of the “dog and pony show” we are witnessing. Ah, satire. Gotta love it.

25 09 2008
AZtopcat

It appears that all the lagging press coverage and lack of vetting by the republican party of Sarah Palin that it forced the American public to vet her.
Thank God for this blog as it seems we are always ahead of the news these days. This has made us strong , informed , and ready to vote for the absolute best candidate . When this election process began my wish list for a President was one who was strong, smart, calm and patient. Someone who was above average in intelligence who can inspire and guide us through the many challenges that we face. We have him and with good concience we can vote for Obama. The average Joe has power and is truly part of the political process.

25 09 2008
fawnskin chipdragon mudpuppy

ok, tell me that i’m not the only fool who actually counted the letters in “camelot”

25 09 2008
Whiskey Otter Palin

Did I read it right that she has a journalism degree? Is that really possible? How can she not make complete sentences?

25 09 2008
Cynthia Ohio

No hard feelings, GT. Thanks for the encouragement. And if it makes you feel better, this weekend I will be canvassing the neighborhood once again for Obama.

“For this reason, and whether you like it or not, American voters have a greater responsibility than voters elsewhere—a responsibility to make an informed decision and vote wisely.” I completely agree with you. Well said. Thanks for your help.

25 09 2008
leftcoastlibrul

Ohhh, owie. There is not enough brain bleach in the world after that interview. Truly cringeworthy.

How sad is it that the convoluted reasoning behind canceling tomorrow night’s debate is not actually fixing the economy, but in fact, saving Sarah Palin from Joe Biden? Senator McCain had no business choosing a running mate in which he has zero confidence.

25 09 2008
Todd H.

The sad thing is many Americans can see this and still think Palin is qualified, just like they thought Bush was. These are people trained to think if the speaker claims to be “born again” then whatever they say cannot be questioned, they are above reproach. She can be a meth addict carrying on like Ted Haggard but she’s “forgiven”, and that’s all the cred she needs with those folks.

Palin says she believes she’ll see the end of the world in her lifetime, she and her family of narrow-minded believers will be raptured while the rest of us are “left behind”, and 46% of Americans are OK with having her next to the red button?? HELLO!!!!!???

25 09 2008
eyes wide open

According to Palin, all of you guys in Alaska are foreign policy experts!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/25/palin-talks-russia-with-k_n_129318.html

25 09 2008
jefftzucker

I don’t feel sorry for her, but I do feel sorry for us. Americans deserve a candidate with at least a basic knowledge of the issues from which to build. It doesn’t seem like she even has those (outside of some energy policy stuff). Really, I can’t even believe that I’m being subjected to her because there’s really nothing there to take seriously. At all.

I would at least like to *entertain* the notion that the opposition may have a valid point. She can’t even make one. Americans deserve better choices in their candidates. Shame on McCain and the Republicans for doing this to America.

25 09 2008
GFMorris.com » links for 2008-09-25

[…] Palin Meets Couric « Mudflats Gosh, I want to sit and watch this with my friend Carrie, who thinks Palin is eloquent and all that. Gosh, no. (tags: sarah_palin) […]

25 09 2008
averageuscitizen

My favorite line…”I’ll try to find some and I’ll bring ’em to ya”. and “He’s known as the Maverick”. Unfortunately, not when it comes to helping out corrupt corporations. Maybe she needs to get back to that meeting with Charles Keating to find out how the economy works for the elite.

It seemed like she was trying to remember the lyrics to a song…probably this one.

Good night Irene Good night Irene
I’ll see you in my dreams.

Sometimes I live in the country,

Sometimes I live in town,
Sometimes I have a great notion;
Jumpin’ in into the river and drown

25 09 2008
JaneElizabeth

Forget debating Joe Biden…perhaps a better selection would be Miss Teenage USA / Sorth Carolina. At least it would be a more level playing field.
My bets on Miss SC however.

There is only one choice for a sane American…
Obama/Biden 2008

25 09 2008
Sarah Palin Is Stressed Out

[…] the way in this interview with Katie Couric went easy on […]

25 09 2008
sam222

Yes just clueless but not Palin. Katie Couric was just clueless. To bad for you freek job libs. We the regular Americans like her.

25 09 2008
mtnmama

hahahaha….”I’ll try to find some ‘n bring um to ya.” ?!?!?! Seriously??? I wish the other 40 some % of Americans would wise up and just go with Obama!

25 09 2008
leftcoastlibrul

sam222, you “regular Americans” have run the country into the ground. We’ll take it back now, thanks. The fact that you’re afraid of candidates that are smarter than you is your problem, not ours.

25 09 2008
Roschelle

Ms. PALIN…

Sarah Palin is a sick reminder of what lengths some in this country will go to. John McCain’s utter lack of regard for his country exhibited by his choosing this moron is evident every time she opens her babbling mouth. “Take the fight to Iraq…so they’ll never do what they did on 9/11”. IRAQ HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH 9/11…Miss Caribou!!!

Meanwhile, the U.S and Pakistan are exchanging gunfire today. Will the Bush doctrine bite us in the ass one last time before he heads into the history books?

25 09 2008
Sarah Palin’s Interview With Katie Couric « Daughter of the Goldbrick

[…] Palin’s Interview With Katie Couric I want to give a shout out to Mudflats, the blog about Alaska politics that posted this today. The blog’s author prefaces the clip […]

25 09 2008
henry

See Gomer Pyles Wife….Golleeeee…… Embarassing

25 09 2008
henry

SP =Sarah Pyle, Gomer’s wife ..She sounds like him…. Just listen again….. I love Jim Nabors..Sorry, Jim

25 09 2008
dotheresearch

I need to ask — is this for real? Is Sarah Palin really like this or is this some Jedi mind trick to make sure Joe Biden understimates her skills and talents. Please let me know.

25 09 2008
Ordinary American

This is one regular American who does not appreciate the likes of Palin. She knows deep down in her heart that she is lying to Americans that she has the “readiness to be VP.” Folks, after the Couric & Gibson interviews, we all know that this VP pick is a hoax on America. Sarah is herself a national security issue. McCain did not put Country First when he selected this nincompoop.

25 09 2008
Kim in Florida

Go Mudflats! Thanks for the hard work. Glad to see Katie asked harder questions than I expected. I don’t feel sorry for Palin at all. As someone who has been voraciously devouring every piece of information I can find on McCain and this ridiculous woman, I am gleeful she is crashing and burning. She and McBush are getting exactly what they deserve!!! I think it is apparent she is a viciously amibitions wackjob who will do anything to further her political career. McBush, same thing. Both of them are going down in flames I predict. Check out Rep. Barney Frank’s awesome speech tonight on the House Repugnants and McCain f*&^ing up the deal they are trying to do bi-partisanly (for once) for the credit crises issue. McCain’s strategy to fly to Washington to be a hero has backfired. This has been spellbinding, like watching a massive trainwreck — I can’t look away.

25 09 2008
SMR

See this great Carl Bernstein article, basically comes out and says that (as noted by Kim in Florida) sarah is a hazard to the country. Carl Bernstein has been through lots of political scandals and he knows what he’s talking about. The article is sympathethic to mccain to a point but calls a spade a spade and so the message becomes even more powerful. Check it out and send it to everyone who is not sure who they are voting for — this is an incredible article!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bernstein/the-palin-pick—-the-dev_b_129373.html

25 09 2008
SMR

Don’t feed the trolls (like regular american sam222)!

25 09 2008
SMR

Thanks to Jon Stewart for his great line “thousand points of bullsh!t!” (although it may not have originated with him, the Daily Show is where I heard it). It seems to sum up the Couric interviews perfectly.

25 09 2008
GiGi

Holy Shit..she made Katie Kouric look Presidential..

25 09 2008
Richard Tarzan

RE: fairbanksanforobama (19:36:43) :
it looked to me like Alaska is on her shoulders. She knows that vp shot is toast and with every bit of exposure she’s screwing her stature in Alaska. she’s going to come back here much worse off than when she left (snipped)

No lie there, fairbanksanforobama,
and it’s looking more and more like the jGov job may be going down the tubes as well.
Defeated for VP AND impeached as Gov., that’s on my xmas list.

25 09 2008
jbrinkmeyer@live.com

One comment: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out the first list of Palinisms based on this interview:

http://sarahpalinwatch.blogspot.com

25 09 2008
Unspokenwordz

Interesting Blog!!!!! Check out my blog, I posted a video that shows a trailer to the Sarah Palin’s movie. here’s the link http://www.advice4thesoul.wordpress.com

25 09 2008
caplatt

We at least know that the First Dudette will soon learn that her duties as Vice President will include English and Elocution. What poise and perspicacity! What softballs from Couric! It was as if they were getting together for a giggly little Barbie tea party and no matter what the First Dudette said, the Couric doll just bobbled her head and blinked her all too understanding eyes. This sort of insipid interview is what happens when you pay ‘reporters’ too much to work for the entertainment arm of an international conglomerate. The only high point is that Putin and some poor schmuck in the Kremlin who is trying to profile Palin for him will not only be trying to figure out what the First Dudette said, but what she could have possibly meant if those words could have possibly come from a sentient person’s brain. No offense intended, but can’t you recall or impeach this person before she drives the rest of us crazy? This much stupidity is bound to be an impeachable offense under your state Constitution. You guys allow people to shoot not so dangerous animals from airplanes, so maybe you can at least figure out a way to put the hook to this clown’s neck and pull her off the political stage. She stopped being entertaining after about two days of the White Trash drama. My heart goes out to all of you folks who didn’t vote for the First Dudette. And once again, thanks so much for your site. You at least give an idiot like me a chance to vent his spleen before he goes to bed.

25 09 2008
shortymom

ay…..i need some antacid i think. please tell me couric is the one running for vice president.

25 09 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Let’s all send our “Thank You’s” to Katie Couric for being the right person for this interview at the right time in our national history. I am so grateful some actual light is being shed on McCain’s reckless choice for VP.

25 09 2008
midori01

Quite honestly, Katie Couric granted herself extended interview with Palin, which no other journalists can do thus far. She has to go easy on her, so that when she really need to go on her on the hard Q and A, we will see what she will get away with or what Couric will ask questions.

26 09 2008
janekl

lol

26 09 2008
Sarah Unger

When Palin licked her finger to “test the wind” a la Barack (yeah, right), I wonder if Katie thought, “no way am I shaking her hand when we’re done.” Honestly, how gross.

26 09 2008
mary b

I know that Alaska is beautiful, with nice people. My husband was stationed there in the Air Force, right before he shipped out to Viet Nam. He really liked it there.
Just one thing that I don’t understand.
How is it that after Palin’s horrible record of being mayor of Wassilla, how did she get elected as Govenor?
It boggles the mind!
Or, is Alaskan politics like Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, etc, with rigged voting machines and corrupt Registars?

Basically Palin rode in on a mandate of ‘reform’ to sweep out our then incumbent, corrupt and idiotic Governor Frank Murkowski. People were just excited to vote for a Republican that wans’t Murkowski. And you’ve witnessed yourself the ‘phenomenon’. Alaskans fell for it too, without knowing much about her really. AKM

26 09 2008
mary b

Check out super reichwing Kathleen Parkers op ed piece in todays (friday, the 26th), in the Washington Post on Palin.
It’s great seeing the ultra reichwing turning on Palin after they were so excited about her after the RNC!

26 09 2008
akmuckraker

Comments are now closed. This thread exists on the new Mudflats blog, with open comments.

http://www.themudflats.net

Come over and check it out!

29 09 2008
Dublin Opinion » Blog Archive » SARAH PALIN AND SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

[…] In case anyone hasn’t seen the original interview, check it out here. […]




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