What the VP Does…Every Day.

21 10 2008

I remember when this clip first came out:

That’s when I sat here smugly, thinking, “Well, there goes THAT!” We had heard rumors about Palin being on the short list for VP, but this clip cemented it in my head. Nobody, I mean NObody could possibly pick this woman who actually admitted on camera that they have no idea what the VP does. It would be political suicide! She’d be a mockery, and so would the one who picked her! (chuckling) Whew! Case closed.

At the time this interview was done, there had been plenty of talk up here about Sarah Palin as a potential VP. She knew about this…it wasn’t just a question she was asked out of the blue.

So, if you knew that you were being considered for the position of Vice President of the United States, AND you realized that you did not in fact know what the responsibilities of the postition were, wouldn’t you…I don’t know… look it up?   Just out of curiosity?  It’s not like the job responsibilities are tucked away in some dusty book vault, and you have to apply for a permit to get in and research it.  It’s all right there in the Constitution. 

Not bothering to figure it out, and saying that “someone will have to explain to me” goes beyond intellectual laziness. It’s intellectual disinterest.

OK, now imagine that you were actually chosen to be your party’s VP nominee. You still haven’t found out what the job responsibilities are…you’d better get with it! You can either Google “US Constituion” or check out the Wikipedia entry, or you could ask somebody, because you’re now surrounded by people who ought to know these kinds of things. Here’s WIkipedia.

The formal powers and role of the vice president are limited by the Constitution to becoming President should the President become unable to serve (e.g. due to the death, resignation, or medical impairment of the President) and acting as the presiding officer of the U.S. Senate. As President of the Senate, the Vice President has two primary duties: to cast a vote in the event of a Senate deadlock to cast a vote in the event of a Senate deadlock and to preside over and certify the official vote count of the U.S. Electoral College. For example, in the first half of 2001, the Senators were divided 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats and Dick Cheney’s tie-breaking vote gave the Republicans the Senate majority.

The informal roles and functions of the Vice President depend on the specific relationship between the President and the Vice President, but often include drafter and spokesperson for the administration’s policy, as an adviser to the president, as Chairman of the Board of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a Member of the board of the Smithsonian and as a symbol of American concern or support.

Read that again, if you need to.  Got it?  OK, here’s Sarah Palin’s take on that.

Aw, that’s something that Piper would ask me, as a second grader, also. That’s a great question, Brandon, and a Vice President has a really great job, because no only are they there to support the President agenda, they’re like a team member, the team mate to that President. But also, they’re in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to they can really get in there with the Senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom. And it’s a great job and I look forward to having that job.

That’s a question that Piper would ask?  Ahem…Governor?  That’s a question YOU would ask!  (See first video)

I think she must have just seen the words “President of the Senate” and then…..(cue harp music..everything goes gauzy and sparkly, as Sarah Palin walks into the Senate chambers with a big bull whip, clacking down the aisle in her shiny red pumps, and sliding in to the throne President’s seat….)  No need to read further.  Why ruin it?

Besides her obvious lack of qualification for the main duty of the VP (be ready to become President), there’s one Vice Presidential duty of which I was actually unaware, and frankly,  it makes me a little concerned. The Vice President is Chairman of the Board of NASA?  So, if she wins, Sarah Palin would literally be in charge of a board of rocket scientists? The mind reels. But there is one duty listed above in which she has already proven herself more than qualified. I think we can all safely say that Sarah Palin has truly become a “symbol of American concern.”

As I watched that second video, I was trying to figure out what the heck she was wearing…  It looked like some kind of plastic, red, zip-up thing.  Was it some kind of retro 80s thing?  Was she afraid it was going to start raining in the studio?  Was it the prototype for the new Republicanized NASA jumpsuit?    What WAS that??  Then I come to find out, it’s a brand new red leather jacket purchased for her by the Republican National Committee, along with the rest of the Palin family’s new $150,000 wardrobe.  Yes, they spent campaign money to deck out the Palins in some fancy new duds.  Joe Sixpack eat your heart out!   Guess she liked that jacket so much, she left it on for the interview.  Think she’ll sleep in it?

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21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

AKM it would be great if you could add the daily show clip of what the Mayor of Wasilla does everyday

21 10 2008
Sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

Gobsmacked again! Hello? People! Wake up! This woman can’t be serious! Lord help us all if she ends up in the WH!

21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

“Then I come to find out, it’s a brand new red leather jacket purchased for her by the Republican National Committee, along with the rest of the Palin family’s new $150,000 wardrobe. Yes, they spent campaign money to deck out the Palins in some fancy new duds. ”

All the more fun to know that it’s US taxpayer money being used by McCain rather than just Alaskan money being used by her.

21 10 2008
Glenn2008

“ALSO…”

21 10 2008
Glenn2008
21 10 2008
Redhand

I mean, these clips have to be seen to be believed. A plastic Barbie Doll has more brains than this woman. I’m just effing speechless!

21 10 2008
whichferret

Oh lordy, she seriously scares me. I am serious about being under the covers with P Diddy at this point. Yikes!!!

But on a good note, my husband and I voted here in Kansas today. A complete drop in the bucket here, but none the less. Plus, hopefully we will be helping in the goal of 60 senate seats if nothing else. Keeping my fingers crossed that some day KS will at least turn purple

Which Hussein Ferret Proud Democrat Voter Stuck in a Red State–And have the sticker to prove it

21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

I looked at the vote donkey scarf picture again and wondered: did the McCain campaign pay for that? If so, I’m a little less p.o.’d about the money – maybe $50 less.

21 10 2008
21 10 2008
Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

You should see the new interview on CNN. I understand that the reporter chosen for the assignment was friendly, but even on his face there’s this incredulous look at times. What was that line Charlton Heston used to trot out all the time? Holy mother of Godt!

21 10 2008
Glenn2008

By the way, did you detect the patronising tone of “make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom”.

That is for Brendon, the second grader….

Make our life better by staying away of politics. “Also.”

21 10 2008
Bea

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (20:34:01) :

AKM it would be great if you could add the daily show clip of what the Mayor of Wasilla does everyday

____

The Daily Show had a VERY funny piece on Wasilla last night. One on the segments is on the mayoral duties and how they prepare one to be VP of the US:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/

Click on “Understanding Real America in Wasilla” in the box under the video screen.

21 10 2008
Sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

I’m thinkin’ the GOP needs to pull that leash in on Ms. Palin before she decides she also presides over the Supreme Court! Sheesh!

21 10 2008
Lana, KY

Having witnessed most of her stupidity I’d say she bought the scarf on one of her shopping trips because of the word VOTE and the red & blue colors ~ not knowing that the donkey is the democratic symbol. Wonder how much the GOP paid for that fashion blunder . . .also, too, ya know.

21 10 2008
whichferret

@Lana

Ya Betcha

21 10 2008
Bea

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (20:34:01) :

____

OK, I just realized that was the clip you were talking about. I’m on my second glass of wine….LOL. I’m tipsy from celebrating VOTING FOR BARACK today!!

21 10 2008
Anonymous

doesn’t the donkey scarf pic look just a bit over photoshopped?
that would be my opinion.

21 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Woohooo, KO was on a rant on SWWNBN take on the role of VP!
Obama having a great visit to Florida! It’s been a good couple days.

21 10 2008
Peter

Piper don,t ask one thing.

21 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

the comment re the photoshopped scarf came from me. i have no idea where my name went.

If it is, it was good enough to fool Newsweek! AKM

21 10 2008
Geometry Palin

Look, its the inspiration for the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus!

21 10 2008
21 10 2008
Glenn2008

I am worried now.

If Sarah is presiding over the senate, Every Day, who is going to watch Russia?

We all know national security is more important than that.
Country first!

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

‘Coz this is thriller….thriller night…

uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QkjtctcuQ9Q

That’s what her jacket looks like to me.

I gotta tell you, listening to the link of Michelle Obama’s speech today in Pensacola, she wouild make a GREAT president. I’m just saying….

21 10 2008
Big Al of Las Vegas

Newsflash!

After learning the Vice President of the United States does not have legislative power over the U.S. Senate, Sarah Palin resigns as Republican V.P. Candidate to raise militia of second graders with the intent to overthrow all of the Congress.

Newsflash!

Senator Joe McCarthy rises from the dead to denounce the GOP’s accusations that Barack Obama is anti-American and pro-communism saying, “McCarthyism was so 1950’s. Palin-McCain should have stuck to the scare tactics that speak to their generation namely that the black guy with the funny name is really an Arab-Muslim.”

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@fawnskin hussein mudpuppy, the Republicans stole your name! I don’t think the scarf is photoshopped–just really, really shiny.

@Glenn2008, well, you know, Todd’s gonna need a job, doncha know!

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Big Al of Las Vegas, I hope you’ll be here all night, and I’ll tip the waitress.

21 10 2008
Geometry Palin

@Bea- that daily show clip about “real America” was hilarious. “What do you do?” *loooong pauseeee*

21 10 2008
Bea

Geometry Palin (21:03:00) :

Wasn’t it great??

I write checks and pay bills once a week too, so I guess I’m ready for the ol’ VP job, you betcha! Also.

21 10 2008
Catherine Howard

There you go again Sarah…….
What a blithering idiot. Spending $150,000 on clothes was a waste of money. McCain should have hired a tutor for Sarah.
She’s going to make that job fruitful for Alaskans..doncha know.
What’s up with her not wanting to release her medical records? Is she hiding something? Like a non-existent pregnancy? Plastic surgery? Artificial Contraception? Mental Health Issues?

21 10 2008
Bea

Catherine Howard (21:05:18) :

There you go again Sarah…….
What a blithering idiot. Spending $150,000 on clothes was a waste of money. McCain should have hired a tutor for Sarah.
She’s going to make that job fruitful for Alaskans..doncha know.
What’s up with her not wanting to release her medical records? Is she hiding something? Like a non-existent pregnancy? Plastic surgery? Artificial Contraception? Mental Health Issues?

—-

Tubes tied after Piper. That’s my preferred conspiracy theory.

21 10 2008
Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

McCain-Palin analysis by two young Alaskan women, on the street interview.

Ouch!

21 10 2008
braveny

I am just so angry at hearing about the $150,000 the GOP spent on her, I am going to walk the dog to cool off. HOW DARE SHE! HOW DARE THEY? That is just so over the top.. “oh I am just a hockey mom” moose poo! grrrrrr

21 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

anyone else just get the email from Obama about the newest and dirtiest of mccain direct mail pieces — the one with “terrorist” on the outside?

I’m speechless… I honestly think mccain, palin, davis, rove etc. are psycho but this is, I’m thinking, payback for C. Powell’s endorsement.

it’s f***ing unbelievable!

21 10 2008
braveny

Oh.. I do have a leash… and there are no meese here (sp) but if I see a MCSP yard sign, guess who gets to pee on it. grrrrr

21 10 2008
Catherine Howard

@Bea

OOOH, I like that theory!

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Taupe Armageddon Palin, I keep getting McCain fliers, too, but I’m not sure which ones because I toss ’em. I want to know how the hell I got on someone’s damn list!

Hm. I think I will send them a letter saying I am going to give ten bucks to Obama’s campaign every time they send me a flier. Think that will make it stop?

21 10 2008
Lacy Lady

Does anyone know why Dude hurried back to Alaska????
What’s UP??????

21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Bea (21:05:10) :
Geometry Palin (21:03:00) :

Yes you write checks one a week, but that’s only half the job. Do you have Tuesday morning staff meetings

21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

sorry should be “once a week”

21 10 2008
mayflower

oh gosh, as usual, am late to the party…

but as for the red outfit – oh my gosh it makes me think of the ’80s band Devo…

Anyone?

21 10 2008
Sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

Mayflower….I’m going with asianhusseingrrl’s assessment of the jacket – it’s got ‘Thriller’ written all over it🙂

21 10 2008
reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin Scorpio for Obama

Opening at a box office near you: “The Chronicles of Sarahnia: The Lyin’, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

21 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

this latest direct mail trash has the word terrorist on the front …

inside a pix of BO and the words “he’s not who you think he is”

i didn’t get it in the mail. i got it in an email from BO’s campaign.

21 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

Although the stacked-donut hat would fit well over the beehive.

21 10 2008
Erin

Michael Jackson, eat your heart out.

Also. “Chairman of the Board of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)” Are you kidding me?? This woman? NASA?? There cannot be a worse job for this woman than being the Chairman of the Board of NASA. None. Also.

21 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Off Topic ( chronic condition for me)

MSNBC

Feds rush to ease endangered species rules
15 reviewers, 200,000 comments, 32 hours to go through all of them

Environmentalists said the move was the latest attempt by the Bush administration to overrule Congress, which for years has resisted efforts by conservative Republicans to make similar changes by amending the law.

Read more @ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27312289

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

There’s been a bit of speculation about Trig’s parentage, but I don’t know if anyone discussed the likelihood of Down’s Syndrome or Trisomy 21 increasing with the age of the mother. Forgive me if this is boringly repetitious

The odds start at 1 in 1500 births for mothers below age 21 and increase to 1 in 50 for those over 43. However, because fertility decreases with age, it turns out that most are born to young mothers—51% to moms below 30 and 72% to moms below 35.
http://www.whonamedit.com/synd.cfm/322.html

21 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Sarah Dum Dum Palin doesn’t even know what DONKEYS represent.

Note; the fashionable Democratic scarf she was wearing today in NV.

http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/stumper/archive/2008/10/21/in-which-sarah-palin-displays-the-latest-in-donkey-fashion.aspx

21 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

chairman of NASA makes perfect sense for her … she’s all about space … between the ears.

21 10 2008
mayflower

OOOOPS… forgive me….. even though Sarah’s tight little outfit reminded me of something we may have seen in the 1980s, I just came across this fantastic little nugget:
http://politics.ohio.com/2008/10/18/devo-plays-civic-for-obama/

GOBAMA!

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bea (20:52:10):

CHEERS. Congrats on voting.

21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Bea (21:05:10) :
Geometry Palin (21:03:00) :

I looked at the Wasilla tape again and have to correct my earlier post – it should have said Monday morning staff meetings.

21 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

When Joe Biden is chairman of NASA, he can appoint Scarah as the first human to go into space strapped to the outside of the rocket. I’d drive all the way from Illinois to the launch site to see that.

21 10 2008
justme

@Bea (21:08:05) :
“Tubes tied after Piper. That’s my preferred conspiracy theory”

I think you nailed it

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Enjay in Eastern MT, bacontheortbmoetngoge! Sorry, I ran out of words for a minute. Damn you, W., damn you a million times!

I was gonna compare Palin, Nancy Pfotenhauer, and Michele Bachmann to the three witches in”Macbeth”, but then I remembered that I like witches. Yes, I just dropped a Shakespeare reference into the conversation because I’m elitist like that!

Everybody, now. ‘Coz it’s thrillllllller…..

21 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin Scorpio for Obama (21:22:53) :

Opening at a box office near you: “The Chronicles of Sarahnia: The Lyin’, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”
——

Love it!

21 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

@Bea
That was hysterical but scary ALSO
The guy in the bar talking about the perfect example of small town America being 9-11 cracked me up. WTF?

ALASKANS,
Was that really the Mayor of Wasilla (on Daily Show Clip)?
Are there really no social services? Fire department?
Is there a public works department?
What does the Mayor do?
Someone help us out here!!!!!

21 10 2008
mayflower

@ asianHusseingrrl: OMG “Thriller” How could I forget THAT one… (fantastic memories of Chi Town NY Eve 1983!) (& how my kids are creeped out by the video even though they watch all sorts of creepy movies nonetheless…..)

@ Sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin: like I said, I’m sooo late to the party (as everything in my life!) But as above, the RED THRILLER JACKET makes much more sense — hee hee!

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

From the Wasilla Mayor ‘Executive’ Era, a video nugget dug up by FOX. A local news interview with Palin about the new rule for civil employees not to talk to media.

21 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Two weeks out and she still doesn’t know what her job would be!
How sad is that. That she would be chairwoman of the board
of NASA….. holy moose poop. She probably thinks that the
moon landing was a hoax. Anyone who thinks that the earth is
only 6000 years old is either a liar or to dumb to be VP. Why
do all the creationist think they can diss evolution as a science
when all other sciences agree with the premise that the earth
is over 4 billion years old. And as a member of the board of
the Smithsonian is she going to put children riding T-rexs in
the museum of natural science?

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@mayflower, I just think those pics you had of Devo are incredibly sad. They haven’t aged well (their idea).

I love Jon Stewart. And Keith. And Rachel. And Bill Maher. He is my new spiritual advisor. Hm. I need to check what Margaret Cho is saying about all this craziness.

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Lurker “That one” Hussein Palin, have you seen “Religulous” by Bill Maher? There is a creationist museum that has exactly that. Funny movie. Everyone should see it.

21 10 2008
DemsAreNotAfraid

I’ve been in shock today that Palin got the Veep’s job description wrong . . . for the third time. No one wants Palin changing the rules of the Senate, and thank God in heaven the Constitution won’t allow that. And it won’t happen because she is going to lose this election anyway, but let’s beware of future elections to come!

And then these shopping trips to get the “Thriller-Diller” red jacket and other Barbie Accessories! This should even make those worshipful Republican women do a double-take on the headlines. David Gergen told Anderson Cooper tonight that he had never heard of such a thing. I figured that Cindy McCain might have bought the fancy duds and helped with the hairdo, but now we know they charged the RNC – incredible.

I’m also really angry that she flew all over the country and charged Alaska because it was “official business.” To me, her only business is being a con artist.

Anyone who votes for Palin after this and can’t see behind the “mask” is a complete idiot.

21 10 2008
NSWFM

I read this:

The Vice President is Chairman of the Board of NASA? So, if she wins, Sarah Palin would literally be in charge of a board of rocket scientists?

and immediately thought “are you kidding me? Sarah Palin, the head of NASA?”

Then I read the comments and saw the perfect comeback to that thought:

Taupe Armageddon Palin (21:26:36) :

chairman of NASA makes perfect sense for her … she’s all about space … between the ears.

I hope there is such a landslide for Obama in this election that her career is buried in that red leather jacket.

21 10 2008
Deb

mudflatter…because i didn’t save the link…can someone give me the link to the old celebrities ad? I I need to forward it to some “leaning” relatives ASAP

21 10 2008
Deb

oh…and while I wait for my link to the old celebrities…might I add that ….is she gonna claim that a 3rd grader is now “gotcha journalism”????

21 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

I saw it the first night it was out.
I loved the part where he was interviewing the “mulla”
(muslim priesty guy) in the mosque when his cell phone
went off and his ringtone was “Led Zepplin’s Kashmir”
LMAO

21 10 2008
Deb

I live in colorado and I watched that interview…..it was a legitimate question sent in by a 3rd grader!! no “out of context”, no’ journalist twisted the question”…this was her response to a question submitted by a 3rd grader!

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@DemsAreNotAfraid, this is completely off-topic, but I can’t stop drooling over your avatar. I love Alan Rickman ever since I saw him in one of the Potter movies. He’s the only reason I’ve seen all the movies and read all the books…. Ok, back to the outrage. Cindy McCain might not have wanted to spend money on her rival, but it certainly would have been more seemly for her to pay than for the RNC.

My God, Madame, have you no shame? I said it before, and I’ll say it again: She’s Pretty Woman and AIG all rolled up into one.

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Ad from when Palin was running for Mayor of Wasilla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVwMPUjnhfE&feature=related

21 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Evening all,

The post eater has been gnawing on my post for the last hour.

In a way I am glad it did. Having read the begining of this thead I set out to get an answer on this scarf. I fell for it at first too.

But, I was able to locate this photo of Sarah Dum Dum at the Reno event today, no scarf, but what’s interesting about the this photo I found, you can clearly see her plastic surgery scar under the right side of her chin. From Mayo; A face-lift treats loose, sagging skin. Sometimes an incision in the shaded area under the chin is necessary. Eeewwwww

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J7&Date=20081021&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=810210801&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=1

I wonder if Alaskans are paying for that as well?

21 10 2008
arkangel3

I could just see her at her first NASA meeting: “You guys ever think about sendin’ the first man to the moon yet?” 😀

21 10 2008
KC, Seattle

Glenn2008… I loved your comment. In fact, I laughed ’till I cried.

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Newsflash!

First Dude Todd Palin and Alaskan Secessionist Leader Lynette Clark confess to kidnapping members of the Latin boy band Menudo in a misguided attempt to persuade Mexican drug cartels to make seven-figure contributions to ailing Palin-McCain presidential bid.

Newsflash!

White Supremacist David Duke admits to fantasy of being O.J. Simpson’s cell mate.

Newsflash!

Christian Coalition Founder Pat Robertson reveals he voted for Mudflats for the Best Political Blog of The Year on the 2008 Bloggers Choice Awards.

Newsflash!

Al-Jazeera reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

Newsflash!

Men 18-49 flooding early voting polls. Early exit polls indicate overwhelmingly that this demographic of voters is siding with Obama. When asked why, the demographic answered in unison, “so we could see a Reverse Bradley Effect.” When probed as to what they would do next, the demographic chorused, “Continue to Make the Ultimate Fighting Championship- the UFC- the fastest-growing sport in the World, duh?!”

21 10 2008
Deb

asian!!!! do not SLANDER “pretty woman” in that way! SP bears NO resemblance to either the lovely julia roberts…or said hooker with CLASS character in the movie!

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Deb (21:48:39) :
because i didn’t save the link…can someone give me the link to the old celebrities ad?
++++++++++++

Don’t think this is what you are looking for, but just in case

21 10 2008
Deb

clarification..hooker with class in “pretty woman” had scruples….SP has no scruples whatsoever

21 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

thank you;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;I had family member………who had a down baby at the age of 18……..from what i have read…yes older mothers have a higher chance……but the ratio of 40+ women is very low to the actual amount of births……just because younger women……….tend to how more children

21 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

How do you change your avatar?
Anyone?

21 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

The 150,000 on cloths makes me think of (oh no) another pig saying. “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
My uncle was a flew bombers during world war 2 on the India, Burma, China run. Raised a strict catholic, in a time when that ment church several times a week, catholic school and the whole 9 yards he found being stationed in India very mind expanding. He brought home lots of stuff from there but his favorite things were the pictures he took of various yogis levitating, and yes he checked them very carefully for strings and found none. He died a few years back, I think of him often at this time. You see he had a prediction, that things would get worse and worse and our choice between a leader who would bring change and one who would continue on the same path would become more and more obvious until we finally got it and accepted that change must happen. I would say we have arrived at the sledge hammer stage, I mean who in their right mind thinks Sarah belongs within 100 miles of the whitehouse in charge of anything more important than a grocery list, I fear if we don’t get it right this time what will have to happen to gain for us to gain further clarity. I have come to the conclusion that these rabid republicans on the political boards spouting their insane garbage are merely terrified of change, why else would they cling to Sarah the nit wit. It’s an interesting thought.

21 10 2008
Spaz

Wow, 150,000 wardrobe? That’s just wrong. That’s about what I’ve made pre-tax in the past 4-5 years. So wrong. Joe Sixpack my ass!

21 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Well I guess it’s my turn in the spam barrel.

Every post in the last 2.5 hours is not posting, sorry AKM, I don’t mean to be adding to your workload.

I give up.

21 10 2008
DemsAreNotAfraid

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (21:54:11) :

@DemsAreNotAfraid, this is completely off-topic, but I can’t stop drooling over your avatar. I love Alan Rickman ever since I saw him in one of the Potter movies. He’s the only reason I’ve seen all the movies and read all the books….
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Off- Off – Topic!!! But Thank You! Sometimes I wonder what people think of my avatar, lol, since it has nothing to do with politics. I am probably the world’s most obsessed Snape/Alan Rickman fan. I have alot more pictures here:
http://rattlesnakeroot.livejournal.com/profile

By the way, on Monday my husband and I voted early at a mall here in Tennessee and the line at 10 a.m. in the morning stretched nearly the length of the mall. We stood in line about 45 minutes. What an awesome feeling to get that ballot and vote for Obama/Biden!

21 10 2008
Deb

thanks denise…..no that was not it…it is a link to an ad with Danny DeVita and wife, Garry Marshall, oh sheesh…all these wonderful old celebrities….and I’m not remembering any of their names! ad for obama….please help an old woman find te link???

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Deb, here ya go:

uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FQVlNgdn2_Y

What I meant is that her pimp (McCain) dressed her up nicely to pass her off in high society. I bet he won’t get any lovin’ in return, though.

21 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

hello….testing, posts all being eaten

21 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Deb (21:48:39) :

mudflatter…because i didn’t save the link…can someone give me the link to the old celebrities ad? I I need to forward it to some “leaning” relatives ASAP

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/21/old-time-celebs-launch-ad_n_136666.html

21 10 2008
NSWFM

Nit wit? She doesn’t have anything like wit. More like nit witless.

21 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Good heavens, I must have inhaled to many chicken manure fumes today I truly hope you can over look all the screw ups in my last post. I will try to do a better job of proof reading.

21 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Believe thats the one you are looking for Deb

Night all — tc & guard the Mudflat gates from the trolls tonight

21 10 2008
Deb

thank you people…that’s it!!! I love you! my sis has plenty of connections in fl….if they haven’t seen it, they WILL

21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Taupe Armageddon Palin (21:26:36) :

She couldn’t work at NASA, it would be a conflict of interest, you can’t have the perfect vacuum of space studying itself.

Deb (21:48:39) : Old Celebrities Ad:

[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/21/
old-time-celebs-launch-ad_n_136666.html]

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@arkangel3, “Coz I know if ya just want it enough, you can do it, doncha know!”

@DemsAreNotAfraid, um, you can’t be his biggest fan as that position is occupied by me! Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I have an Alan Rickman speed-movie-a-thon. That’s where I speed through his movies, only stopping to watch the scenes he’s in. Have you ever seen “Dark Harbor”?

@Lurker, I use gravatar.com. You upload a pic, and they put it on any site that has avatars. In “Religulous”, I love the part where Bill goes into London and rants the tenets of Scientology. And the guy who wants to make weed a religion. Heh.

21 10 2008
LadyPeralta

This blog is wonderful- I just submitted this article to Digg. I have recommended this blog to all my friends so that they can get a perspective from a real Alaskan. I used to live in Anchorage and have wonderful memories of Moose in the front lawn. We had to go out the back door to get to school. The Moose ate all my mom’s plants that she had worked on all summer. I have very healthy respect for Moose!
Thank you again for your wonderful work. Back to lurking….

21 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I use Nit wit from my mothers dictionary. Definition: A person with no living brain cells.

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Deb (21:48:39) :
because i didn’t save the link…can someone give me the link to the old celebrities ad?
++++++++++++

Here’s another

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Breaking News!

First Dude Todd Palin and Alaskan Secessionist Leader Lynette Clark confess to kidnapping members of the Latin boy band Menudo in a misguided attempt to persuade Mexican drug cartels to make seven-figure contributions to ailing Palin-McCain presidential bid.

Breaking News!

White Supremacist David Duke admits to fantasy of being O.J. Simpson’s cell mate.

Breaking News!

Christian Coalition Founder Pat Robertson reveals he voted for Mudflats for the Best Political Blog of The Year on the 2008 Bloggers Choice Awards.

Breaking News!

Al-Jazeera reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

Breaking News!

Men 18-49 flooding early voting polls. Early exit polls indicate overwhelmingly that this demographic of voters is siding with Obama. When asked why, the demographic answered in unison, “so we could see a Reverse Bradley Effect.” When probed as to what they would do next, the demographic chorused, “Continue to Make the Ultimate Fighting Championship- the UFC- the fastest-growing sport in the World, duh?!”

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin, that’s a lovely story. I think we are at that point. We can either move forward despite the fear of change in our hearts, or we can give into that fear and be consumed by it. It’s up to us.

21 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN
Thanks

21 10 2008
NSWFM

Obama is on the news, talking about the “socialist” stuff that McCain is trying to fling.

I thought McCain suspended his campaign to “help solve the financial crisis.” Like bailing out the investment banks, money market funds and banks wasn’t some kind of socialism?

Can’t the Republicans think critically? Oh, I guess they can–thanks for reminding me, Colin Powell. Could a few more wake up from their stupor from the past 8 years and start thinking critically. Also.

21 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Since US taxpayer money being used pay for the $150,000 wardrobe is this socialist haute couture? Another case of socialism benefitting the rich?

21 10 2008
Deb

after SP is sent home to alaska, can I buy that red leather jacket on ebay?

21 10 2008
Deb

shhhh eaj…only when she sells that red leather jacket to ME, the middle class (i.e. “spreading the wealth around) for a much lower price…can we call it socialism

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN
21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Headline News!

First Dude Todd Palin and Alaskan Secessionist Leader Lynette Clark confess to kidnapping members of the Latin boy band Menudo in a misguided attempt to persuade Mexican drug cartels to make seven-figure contributions to ailing Palin-McCain presidential bid.

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Breaking News!

White Supremacist David Duke admits to fantasy of being O.J. Simpson’s cell mate.

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Newsflash!

Christian Coalition Founder Pat Robertson reveals he voted for Mudflats for the Best Political Blog of The Year on the 2008 Bloggers Choice Awards.

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Feature Story!

Al-Jazeera reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

This Just In!

Men 18-49 flooding early voting polls. Early exit polls indicate overwhelmingly that this demographic of voters is siding with Obama. When asked why, the demographic answered in unison, “so we could see a Reverse Bradley Effect.” When probed as to what they would do next, the demographic chorused, “Continue to Make the Ultimate Fighting Championship- the UFC- the fastest-growing sport in the World, duh?!”

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Top Story!

Al-Jazeera reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

21 10 2008
Deb

asian…that was an AWESOME compare and contrast!!

did you do that??? as one who works every single day with kids….kids (even the ugly, even the ones with SEVERE behavior problems) respond to love….what a wonderful expose on kids response to candidates! (and, as a side note, how candidates respond to kids) 🙂

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Must Read!

Al-Jazeera reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

21 10 2008
NSWFM

Off topic:

Have you seen the Alan Rickman film “The Search for John Gissing” (2001) where he plays John Gissing? I LOVED that film and saw it twice before I took the DVD to my parents house and watched it again with them. It was like my 9 years in NYC, without the having to go through the experience again of the downsizing and the mergers. And I laughed more watching the film than I laughed in probably my first year there.

I’m going to go see Bottle Shock, now that I saw he’s in it. Also.

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

International Media Report!

The BBC reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

21 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

NSWFM (22:10:19) :
Can’t the Republicans think critically? Oh, I guess they can–thanks for reminding me, Colin Powell. Could a few more wake up from their stupor from the past 8 years and start thinking critically.

I think it’s a terrible shame that Republicans totally blew off the critisim that Colin Powell made of them. If republicans had the intelligence of Colin Powell we would be in hog heaven with good candidates. I have to go back along way to Eisenhower to find a republican that was actually a good leader. He created the interstate highway system that have been allowed to fall apart in the last 30 years.

Here is a note for you, a progressive radio station in Portland, OR had a small fund raiser and raised $1800 to help “Joe the Plumber” get his liscense and pay his back taxes. No joke.🙂

21 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

McCain 2000 sighting!

The BBC reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

21 10 2008
SMR

Sorry to break it to you all, but the Wasilla mayor interview was legit. I do not find it difficult to believe that the mayor does not actually oversee much of anything. Schools run by school board. I think they have a few local police officers, but State Troopers do all of Alaska outside of Anchorage (as far as I know). State takes care of roads. I don’t know all of the details of course, but — she had to hire an assistant so that she could find the time to ramrod through her changes to the zoning laws (detrimental), her gazillion dollar ice rink, redecorating her office TWICE, choosing a new Suburban for the mayor (on the taxpayer’s dime, of course), lowering then not lowering then raising her salary, harrassing the local doc who does abortions, ensuring that all of her church friends take over the seats on the board of the new local hospital so that no further abortions can be performed there, firing her police chief, replacing him with a buddy, asking if books can be banned from the library (rhetorical question of course), trying to fire the librarian who won’t ban the rhetorical books, God, what am I missing here, I’m sure there was more…

21 10 2008
Deb

oh dear! I just looked at the time! and, as usual, your wonderful comments and links and info kept me up waaaaay past my bedtime….. keep the faith, keep up the good work, BELIEVE…..

Yes, We Can! Obama ’08

21 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

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21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Deb, no, I just stumbled over it while obsessively reading The Huffington Post. There is such a calm about Obama when he holds the children. McCain, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be so fond of them. Bet he didn’t change many diapers (McCain).

@NSWFM, OFF TOPIC, I have it in my house (Netflix), but I have been too obsessed with the elections (I know, I know) to watch it. Plus, I had a friend visit me from Boston for the last week. I, too, will have to see “Bottle Shock”, which I don’t really wanna because I don’t like comedies.

21 10 2008
Pursang

I don’t know which is sadder. That this woman is a Vice President candidate for the Republican party or; that even with her on the ticket and McCain running the worst campaign in history Obama is only ahead by 10% points.

What does that say about my fellow citizens firmly in the McCain camp? Are they that partisan? Are they that brainwashed by Republican wedge issues that they will vote against their own interests in such a historic way? Or, are they so afraid of an African American becoming President that they will risk their countries future by voting for angry little Johnny McCain and Sarahtodd Palin for Vice President?

Finally, this is why I love Wikipedia. Think of Dick Cheney and then this statement, “as a symbol of American concern or support. You could die laughing thinking of how ludicrious the thought of Dick Cheney having concern for anything other than his bank account or his lust for killing living creatures. I know “the Dick” is just one VP in a long line of American politicians who have held that position but still, it has to make you laugh, or cry….🙂

21 10 2008
mamaorange

Do you think that Sarah Palin has moved on to the next stage, positioning herself for what will happen after the election that her ticket will lose? Could this have something to do with the fact that she is publicly breaking with McCain on the issue of gay marriage?

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Debbie aka Commander Coalfire Palin, I wouldn’t mind Powell to be on Obama’s cabinet if, well, you know…..As for the taxes, you’d think the RNC coulda paid for it considering how much they tried to pimp him out.

@Deb, good night!

21 10 2008
Big Al of Las Vegas

Media Alert!

The BBC reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

21 10 2008
SMR

@mhrt steve — you are exactly right. young girls having more babies. the chances of older women having a downs syndrome baby higher, but also much higher chance that they will have testing to determine whether or not the baby has defects and subsequently decide not to have the baby if it does. I, too, know a girl who was less than 18 when she had a downs syndrome baby.

21 10 2008
vena45

This woman is nuttier than a fruitcake! God help us all if she and McCain wins!

21 10 2008
SMR

Okay, I posted it on the other thread, but going to do it here as well. Question for you all: Have any of you ever seen a photo of either Bible Spice or her dud with baby Trig in which they look even a fraction as loving as these two do with him?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/21/trig-palin-photos-see-how_n_136582.html#

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

mamaorange (22:29:52) :

Do you think that Sarah Palin has moved on to the next stage, positioning herself for what will happen after the election that her ticket will lose? Could this have something to do with the fact that she is publicly breaking with McCain on the issue of gay marriage?
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Yes. She courted the press and big Repubs, promoted herself. She is very, very ambitious. She has so much drive there is no room for sense.

21 10 2008
Deirdre

Oh, this is so sad!

And you know what’s even sadder? I really like the word “also” — it’s so useful! But now I choke — or at least hesitate — whenever I start to say it.

Help! i want my vocabulary back! With all my adjectives. And adverbs. And conjunctions also.

Well, goodnight, mudpuppies! It’s way too late for me. And I need to get some sleep also.

21 10 2008
NSWFM

Joe the Plumber is lucky that people want to help him. He has such a chip on his shoulder.

I’ve referred about 30 people to Guadaloupe the LICENSED Plumber who worked on my parents home remodel. He’s done work at my house, other remodels, etc. When you are good at what you do, word gets around. I think he pays his taxes, too, so people like Joe the whiney Plumber can get handouts from strangers in Oregon and maybe some day buy a business that GROSSES 250,000.

How’s that socialism thing working for you, Joe? Also.

21 10 2008
DemsAreNotAfraid

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:07:23) :
@DemsAreNotAfraid, um, you can’t be his biggest fan as that position is occupied by me! Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I have an Alan Rickman speed-movie-a-thon. That’s where I speed through his movies, only stopping to watch the scenes he’s in. Have you ever seen “Dark Harbor”?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Yes, you may actually be more obsessed than I am! *lol* And I have alot of friends who love him, too. No, I haven’t seen Dark Harbor, or John Gissing! It’s terrible – I haven’t seen Bottle Shock yet either, because it never came to my city, which is a shame! After the election I need to catch up on these movies.

21 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Letterman Replay with Bill Clinton followed by Chris Rock. Rock was all over Clinton about how he just couldn’t bring himself to enthusiastically support O. It was funny if you didn’t catch it before.

21 10 2008
mayflower

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (21:39:42) :
Again, late to the party… yeah those stupid yellow outfits totally suck but that wasn’t the point, I hope you got that…. The link doesn’t play the music — would’ve loved to hear Chrissie Hynde instead….

21 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Pursang (22:28:17) :

I don’t know which is sadder. That this woman is a Vice President candidate for the Republican party or; that even with her on the ticket and McCain running the worst campaign in history Obama is only ahead by 10% points.
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I think they are afraid of change, when in reality Obamas proposals are more of a return to where we were at before Reagan with some modernization. That would be back when we were successful as a country but this right wing garbage is all they know. I highly recomend you send all the republicans you know back to Eisenhowers speeches, even Nixons and see what a real republican sounded like. “Beware of the military industrial complex, should they gain to much power they will be the down fall of our country.” Dwight Eisenhower Perhaps we need to lock all of the republicans to guantemo and braodcast old presidential speeches 24 7 until they get it.

21 10 2008
Big Al of Las Vegas

Top Story
Joe the plumber promises to pay his back taxes as soon as he earns $250,000 in a single year. He also plans to apply for a plumbing license about the same time.

Media Alert!
The BBC reports sighting of the John McCain of 2000 somewhere along the Russia-Georgia border. According to eyewitness reports, the McCain of 8 years ago was protesting in solitude waving a banner that read: “John, would you puh-lease drop the Beauty Queen from the ticket already!”

21 10 2008
NSWFM

OK, fellow Mudflatters, I am going to watch Letterman and go to bed. Good night and thanks for keeping me sane since 8/30/08.

21 10 2008
ColoradoHusseinGal

New thread!

21 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

mamaorange (22:29:52) :

Do you think that Sarah Palin has moved on to the next stage, positioning herself for what will happen after the election that her ticket will lose? Could this have something to do with the fact that she is publicly breaking with McCain on the issue of gay marriage?
I heard a conservitive on the radio say (gag here) “Sarah is a rising star (gag again). Alaskans, we will do what ever you want, we will pay you anything, just please send this woman back to Wasilla, and get her out of polotics. We beg you.

21 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

1) “The Vice President is Chairman of the Board of NASA? So, if she wins, Sarah Palin would literally be in charge of a board of rocket scientists?” Remember when she said “It’s not rocket science” when referring to the office of mayor – and then she hired a $50,000/year administrator to do the job for her. So what will she do when it really IS rocket science?

2) Bea – How come nobody thought of the possibility of her having had her tubes tied after Piper yet? Brilliant!

3) Why is anybody still surprised when SP says jackass things on tv, when she still doesn’t know what the VP’s role is? From the beginning, she proved herself to be ignorant and so unblinkingly oblivious to her total lack of knowledge. People like her don’t know that they don’t know so don’t understand that they can learn! On top of the fact that she is being kept from watching tv (and need I mention reading the papers?), so who is telling her that she makes mistakes or doesn’t know the record of her own running mate or is saying things on tv that directly contradict her running mate?

4) I do believe that she isn’t running anymore for VP – she is running for greater things. When she was Gov and she hired a PR firm to get her known on a national level – well this is even better and it ain’t costin’ her a dang thing!

21 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@DemsAreNotAfraid, I haven’t even seen “Perfume” yet because I hated the book. I will see it, though. I must.

@mayflower, yeah I know. I just had to tease you a bit. Chrissie Hynde, now there’s a great role model for women.

@Pursang, I am right there with you. With all the crap that has happened in the last week, the fact that forty percent (or so) of the country is voting for McCain/Palin saddens me a great deal. I know they are afraid of change/a black man/elitist liberal Democrats/whatever, but really. Look at the last eight years. Can a black moderate Democrat who is intelligent, self-deprecating, careful, and kind, be any worse? Apparently, he can.

21 10 2008
mayflower

@ Debbie ada Commando Coalfire Palin: Can you give those “Joe the Plumber” fundraisers a missive from a Michigan Family? HELLO????? What about a mom who has battled cancer, the father a FEDERAL FUGITIVE at present, & COMFORTABLY ESACAPING every US attempt to collect on more than $25,000 in child support while Grandma lives comfortably there in OREGON during one season, and another entirely — FLORIDA — during another???

BY THE WAY, FOLKS, GUESS WHO “GRANDMA’S” FAVORITE WOMAN IS? (YOU GOT IT! — ‘OUR Gal SARAH’)

(But Grandma can’t vote, she’s a Canadian — lives here on a Visa….)

21 10 2008
mayflower

Any help/ideas would be oh so welcome…

21 10 2008
SMR

Mayflower, I wish I could help you. If fugitive dad is able to support himself by working under the table there is virtually nothing that you can do unless he at some point decides he needs a passport and attempts to get a real one using his real name/address/etc. I had to send CSED after my ex, and it worked wonders since he wanted to keep his business license, but it was a long wild ride to get there………. If you’ve already gone to your local child support enforcement agency and they’re following up on it legally there is very little else that can be done.

Taking comfort in the fact that grandma villain can’t vote and that fugitive dad can’t vote without getting the law on his trail. Small consolation, I know.

21 10 2008
Michele

Lana, KY (20:50:24) :,

Is it possible that, living in Real America/Wasilla as she does, she is not aware she is a Republican? Maybe this whole ‘two party’ thing is a bit more complex than she is comfortable with.

Seriously, though. Did no one else in the campaign realize the branding issue with her wearing that scarf? Although, I must admit those were about the ugliest donkeys I’ve ever seen (looked more like obese Greyhounds), so maybe it was an honest mistake?

21 10 2008
DaveInOz

Well, from Wasilla, she can see the moon, can’t she?

21 10 2008
Marnie

You mention retro 80’s fashion. I’ve been thinking early hippie. Still got the late 50’s spike heel/pointed toes and tight skirt. But the skirt is above the knees and the hair is long. So I’d say pre ’65 post ’63 (when I graduated highschool). So that would maker her wearing her mother’s clothes 40+ years after the fact.
However I particularly like the photo with her wearing the two mink bodies draped around her neck biting each other’s head. Very late 1940’s – as in my grandmother’s style. About the only place you can find those are in costume shops and Goodwill.
Even my mother wouldn’t have worn that kind of mink collar and I am in my 60’s.

Just another evidence of her Retro outlook and schizoid approach.

22 10 2008
BlueCollarJane

Who knew Fonzie’s old lady was a Republican?

Didn’t La Palin get the memo that she was supposed to purchase a CLOTH COAT, not a LEATHER JACKET? Do we know how muck she spent at the Saks Motor Speedway Gift Shop for that pleather nightmare?

22 10 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

Out of all this one thing scares me more than any other.

Dick Cheney is the one who will certify the Electoral College vote count.

22 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Can we assume that Sarah has hung out her fair share with the rednecks at the Mug Shot? But poor Cindy in $300,000 outfits – she looks so creeped out every time she has to share the stage with the local redneck – scruffy guy dressed in a flag shirt….

She’s only in it for the First Lady post doncha know!

I am also so tired of seeing Sarah parade her poor kids on stage and in front of the cameras. But from what I have heard, they were always hanging around the Gov’s office and could interrupt meetings whenever they wanted. How totally unprofessional!

22 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Pro Popeyes Chicken

Morning mudpups..

There’s a rally in Leesburg and Richmond today for those VA folks who feel the need to rub shoulders with the man.

I’m tempted to blow off work this afternoon and make the trip to Leesburg. That rally starts at 5.. Gates open at 3.. Limited on site parking, but i guess they’ll have shuttle buses.

Anyone who’s interested, let me know.. we can be the Mudflats VA contingent. Write me directly if you want to go and we can carpool or meet there!:) (marty@marcomm.net)

Think we all should show our support.

22 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Speaking of Piper:

HuffPo has a great pic of her striding along the tarmac carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag!!

It’s probably not hers but who knows at this point.

22 10 2008
Apphouse50

What? She should study up on the role? WTF? There’s all that shopping to do! She’s got a baby to care for!

22 10 2008
akatheproblemchild

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN:

Thanks for the info on changing avatars. While I am fond of my lime green crazy quilt, I wanted something a bit more artistic. So I am using a piece created by a local artist. Check her out!
http://moonbeamsandrainbows.net

22 10 2008
Anonymous

Although it doesn’t seem to have stuck and I am otherwise experiencing tiny implementation issues.

22 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

drat

22 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Oh — there it is — Yay!

22 10 2008
obama4president

So many things to comment on here, I don’t know where to start, sticking to lighthearted, for now…

Re: So, if she wins, Sarah Palin would literally be in charge of a board of rocket scientists?

Don’t worry about this a bit, she can see the moon from the same place that she can see Russia and is, therefore, fully qualified to be a rocket scientist also up there in the great nation state of Alaska

22 10 2008
obama4president

Now for the part of this that really troubles me… Re: (from the vice president’s formal powers) to preside over and certify the official vote count of the U.S. Electoral College.

This really jumped out at me. Does it worry anyone else that it will be Dick Cheney that will be in the role of presiding over the Electoral College vote that will declare Obama as the next President of the United States? He would not be above using this position as a last line of offense in stealing this election.

22 10 2008
Calli66

Re: the Daily Show Clip

Is that really the Mayor of Wasilla that they interviewed?

22 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

I love the smell of burning leather, duh duh-duh duh… thanks, but now I have the tune in me poor haid.

Palin pulls in a 6-figure income but she cannot afford to buy her own clothes?? Does she intend to include these gifts on her 1040 for this tax year? Or will she skip it because, well, accurate tax filings are only for the little people?

22 10 2008
derek hussein rock crane palin

Wasn’t that just delicious?😉

Now, being a teacher, who has known a lot of third-graders (many of them very bright, impudent, and loving nothing more than to play Stump-The Teacher) I’d like to think I’d have been bright enough to step around that big old beartrap. (On nationwide TV, no less.) And having once been a bright, smartassed third-grader myself (and an annoyingly overliterate one at that – just ask Mom) I can easily imagine the sparks crackling through that kid’s brain, as he sets the trap for yet another ignorant, patronizing adult floating around eight miles above her Peter Principle point … who can’t IMAGINE any third-grade kid actually KNOWING anything.

Even if it’s a basic fact of American civics that said smartass could dig up via an instant’s Googling of “U.S. Constitution.”

22 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Pro American Goodwill Clothes Shopper Palin

I can’t remember what church SWWNBN goes to and don’t know squat about it. So I’m just curious–does that group eschew contraception?
Also.

22 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Pro American Goodwill Clothes Shopper Palin

Hey, why does anybody think that the medical records showing a tubal ligation would pose a problem?
It would only be proof that Trig is a MIRACLE baby-whereupon Sarah returns to her Catholic roots, having conquered the most problematic step on the road to sainthood…
Gak!

Hey, asiangrrl–
We are having Shakespeare in the Park here, the next 2 weeks. They are doing Othello and I think you would enjoy such an elitist production. It’s an outdoor amphitheater and if you don’t bring your own seat, your butt will be paralyzed before it’s over. I’m going to grab my folding chair and my elitist flask and go get me some culture! Also. Come on down!

22 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin (21:33:14) :

I believe most of those essential services are actually provided by the Borough (kind of like everyone else’s counties or Louisiana’s Parishes), so the City Mayor really doesn’t have much to do…

@SMR (22:26:01) :

All that, and I think the Borough actually does everything…

BTW, from the last thread, if you’re looking for kuspuks for anyone, AFN is in Anchorage at the new convention center starting Thurs., and I’m sure there’s someone selling them at the craft sale.

@Calli66 (07:03:23) :

Yes, it really is… (at least until the runoff election for the new mayor is held).

22 10 2008
Mollys Mum

@Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago (21:54:38) :

I clicked on that link to the photos of Sarah without the scarf and all I could get was a slideshow of pics of OBAMA saying Vote Early in Nevada!! LOL.

I’ve seen quite a few pictures of the Nevada speech, and in all of them Sarah is wearing that scarf, so unless the photoshopper has been pretty diligent, I’m still inclined to think it’s legit.

And ALSO, I agree with the earlier poster who thinks it’s likely she’s clueless about the whole donkey/elephant thing, and just bought the scarf for the red/white/blue vote insignia.

22 10 2008
lower48nik

The more I see this VP job duties video, the more I have come to believe that what she was saying was, ‘Well, HELLO? Why would I want the #2 spot???”

Kinda looks like she thought she should hang out for now and later go for the #1 spot to me.

22 10 2008
Mendoman

Madame Governor knows exactly what she’s doing. Clearly, the retro “faux” red leather get up was retrieved from the wardrobe of 80s one hit wonders “Lover Boy” Either that, or it was bought at Michael Jackson’s Neverland estate “closeout” sale! I’ll bet Joe Plumber can’t wait to play with what’s under that zipper…

22 10 2008
Mendoman

Speaking of SP’s retro sensibilities: Lover Boy’s “Working for the Weekend” will make a wonderful swan song come election night. As the curtain comes down on Sarah’s whirlwind 15 minutes, the offers from Playboy will suddenly start looking a whole lot better than nothing. Posing for Hef was probably a more realistic take on what she envisioned as her future prospects when she was 18. She sure as hell never thought she might end up being one 72-year old heart beat away from the Oval Office or the War Room. Hell, she won’t even have to change her accessories for Hef. The Republican red pumps fit right into the entire vintage cheesecake spread.

23 10 2008
Juneau girl

Anyone else notice the big polar bear pin SWWNBN was weaing in the clip played on KO tonight? Like she’s the big fan of polar bears! Do you suppose that was bought with the $150K too?

23 10 2008
DingoDave

One of Sarah’s jobs as V.P. world be Chairman of the Board of NASA? : O

HaHaHaHaHa!

Can you just imagine that???

HaHaHaHaHaHa!

She’d better start brushing up on her rocket science! : D

HaHaHaHaHa!

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