Thursday, October 2, 2008

watching the debate...

Sarah Palin makes my head hurt. More matter with less art please. She talks in circles with that hypnotic half grin. The mouth is moving on and on saying the same things over and over. But she's like a skittish cat whenever someone approaches her with something she's not sure of. How many times can she avoid a topic in 90 minutues? We'll see. Energy is the new Maverick, or so I'm led to believe. I get that people can relate to her, but her entire perspective of the world is based on what life in Alaska is like. Yeah, people can connect with her everyday life, but she's never dealt with so many issues I can think of I can't even list them here. Biden talks much smoother because he's calling upon personal memory on things he's been a part of while the voicebox with the velvet brown eyes sounds like a 3 a.m. infomercial. Biden is schooling her by calling up McCain's track record, and successfully countering much of what she's tossing out there to attack him. By golly, he's making sense. Palin is all over the place. Biden says that facts matter. I sure hope so. Biden audibly sighed when Palin started talking about the terrain in Afghanistan while trying to refute his quote from the US General in Afghanistan, then he revisited his point and added an exclamation point. This woman has no clue what she is talking about. Did she find a Golden Ticket in a Wonka Bar to get here? I don't see how much of what Palin did tonight does much to infuse McWalksLikeAKenDoll's campaign. Biden has seen genocide in Chad and mentioned Darfur. Palin's first thought.. wow, I'm a Washington outsider then rambled for a spell. I was wrong before when I said she was all over the place. NOW she's really all over the place. Biden has linked McCain to Cheney twice now and Palin needed a second to collect herself and eventually said something about how McTaxidermy not only knows how to win a war, but he also knows what evil is and can learn from blunders. Oy. Biden mentioned the Bush Doctrine. Palin half winked and said maverick with a pleasant smile. Then she said greed and corruption on Wall Street, for the tenth time even though it was not relevant. Biden is calling upon McCain's voting record concerning taxes and how he sided with W time and again. "I'll say it ain't so Joe and a doggone it," she says... I love Bobby Bowden, but I don't want him running my country. Holy shit, how did she get here? Now she's tying herself to No Child Left Behind. My head is starting to hurt again. Palin says the vice president presides over the Senate. I'm guessing someone told her. Then she said reform, again. Biden called out McCain's voting record on Education which you can look up on a previous post. Now he's assuming the role by saying he looks forward to what he and Obama will do. Palin's said executive experience like seven times in a row. She is summoning the ghost of Ronald Reagan who is not listening unless she brings along a ouija board. Maverick Maverick. Palin's debate is staring to sound like the end of Being John Malkovich. Biden takes off the kid gloves in the 15th round and is absolutely tearing down the Maverick banner as if it read "Mission Accomplished." Palin's on the ropes! I just kicked in my tv and can only make out the rest through my surround sound. Palin says she caved by not vetoing bills then says she's never had an issue she's not been able to compromise on. And now she says she's gonna bring that to DC with bipartisan teamwork. Biden then calls upon his record of working with Republicans. Palin says she has a big diverse family then says she's gonna create jobs (babysitters?) and that Obama's plan will kill jobs. Closing statement: Nice to meet ya Joe! I assure you we're gonna fight for the middle class?!?! What the shit? I'm proud to be an American. A Reagan quote and then talk of the sunset years, like the ones McCain's living, and something about your children's children. Biden closes by saying this is an important time and there is a need for fundamental change. Healthcare, ability to pay your bills and put the kids through school are good things and paying off big CEOs and oil companies is a bad thing and God bless our troops, let them be safe.

4 comments:

Sal Kilmister said...

You mentioned the Golden Ticket for which I'm glad-- someone had to do it. I wonder, which character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would she be? I'm thinking Violet, as in "Violet you're turning violet, Violet."

Dick Tremayne said...

Based on her daily reading list, I'm guessing Mike TV.

Randal Graves said...

Who knew that Willy Wonka would end up being a metaphor for our time? I'm guessing McFossil would be Veruca Salt?

alzaido alzaido said...

She would be Augustus because of her fat head.