Tuesday, September 30, 2008

7 comments:

Heart As Arena said...

My new band . . . The Vast Varieties.

Christopher Paquette said...

Even to a Republican who thought Dan Quayle got a bad rap...Palin's interviews have left me speechless.
I just don't get it, and most Republican's I have talked to have expressed serious doubts about McCain's decision making abilities. I think this is the tipping point for most undecided voters, and it certainly is for me.

Matt Cassity said...

i just watched this about 10 times

zs said...

Chris, I know... it's unbelievable. It's a moment of great disappointment, regardless of one's political leanings. While I am on a very different political page, I have no doubt that many supporters of the Republican party want what's best for America and if I felt that fiscal conservatism was the best means to move our country forward, I would be devastated and infuriated about McCain's VP choice. The choice of Sarah Palin is patently absurd! We are in the midst of not just an American crisis, but a global crisis, and we need folks who can move all of us out. That's something almost everyone agrees on. THE JOB OF VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS NOT A JOKE OR A POLITICAL ARTIFICE. IT'S VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. These Palin interviews are so upsetting.
It's so depressing to me that a VICE PRESIDENTIAL nominee can't name a major newspaper. It's the ultimate in the dumbing down of America; not just the insult of implying that the American people are so stupid that people won't listen to Palin and realize that's she's completely unqualified, but that McCain went so far as to present her as a viable candidate.

Republicans and Democrats and Anarchists and Libertarians could all laugh at Dan Quayle and the many times he misspoke. And we could all laugh at Chevy Chase falling down as Gerald Ford and the endless Bill Clinton womanizing jokes. I was talking to our block Republican, Russell, and we were cracking up about Barney Frank. I think Frank is way too far to the right and he thinks Frank's last name was originally V.I. Lenin. But with Palin... when it really comes down to it, the Palin nomination is not funny. It's frightening and sad, for all of us.

Christopher Paquette said...

Oddly enough, a few days before McCain announced his VP selection I had a premonition that he was going to blow the top off of Washington by announcing that Hillary had agreed to join his ticket. It just seemed viable in some weird way... Now with everything that has happened in the economy and as totally lacking Palin has proven to be... a McCain/Clinton ticket looks like it would have made sense... and might have been the best of all evils going into the political and financial turmoil we will face the next several years.

zs said...

For real, McCain's Palin selection is a disaster and just shows a complete absence of sound judgement... whether he was pressured into making her the VP candidate or this was his own choice.

Clinton would have made a lot more sense for McCain. She is capable of being president and leading the country.

I really feel like McCain has made this election a farce by nominating her. I mean, I HATE Mitt Romney, but I know he reads newspapers.

zs said...

I hope this is last post I ever have to make about Sarah Palin. I am increasing more uncomfortable as I watch the interviews. I'm not looking forward to the debate and I'm not taking a lot of joy in her failure. When parody becomes obsolete, it's a painful time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMypXCUWMw