Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A Useful Reminder

(L to R) Former Acting Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift, US Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Carly Fiorina, an advisor US Sen. John McCain, and former US Treasurer Rosario Marin attend a press conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. Republican women leaders Wednesday leapt to the defense of under fire vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin, saying she had been the victim of unfair and sexist attacks. (AFP/Getty Images/Max Whittaker)

So fun! So anyway, like a lot of you (I'm assuming), I was kinda looking forward to Sarah Palin performing terribly tonight. Would you believe that it took a person from Kos, of all places, to set me straight? To wit:

But the reality is that you should expect not just a polished presentation from Palin tonight, but a stellar performance. Remember, this is someone who started out not only as a pageant contestant, but as an on-air personality for the local television station.

The piece goes on to remind us of GOPAC, something I totally forgot about, and how Palin is totally a GOPAC girl. Seriously, it's really interesting, so I'm actually sending you to Kos to read it, OK? I know, right?

But here's the thing: even if she reads it really well, it still might be (will probably be) a badly written speech.

What happened to the GOP? Didn't they used to be slick? Hasn't this last week been kinda badly done?


FranIAm said...

I hate to sound like Chicken Little but I think that the republican ranks are closing in around her, even if they have to hold their noses.

Oh well. The only bright spot on the horizon will be that if they win, your blog could be even more in demand than it is now.

Deep sigh.

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling the same queasy inevitability I did in March, 2003, when we rushed headlong (and needlessly) into another disaster.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

No, no, no! Stop that!

Madduane said...

I agree Princess. Judging by the "hot mike" gaffe of Peggy Noonan & Mike Murphy (available at the yootoob if'n ya wants it), the Republicans are seriously disappointed in this choice. They're saying she's the greatest thing since cheese and crackers, but it's so obviously an act.

She's a nightmare, and Walnutz has stuck them with her. She will do just enough to survive and actually be the choice of her party, and the more people find out about her, the more creeped out they will be.

And we're finally going to end the Bushie era.

Trust me on this.

Jess Wundrun said...

he he.

Story A on the news tonight: all the coverage is sexist.

Story B on the news tonight: she'll be giving essentially the speech Lieberman would've given but they have to make it less masculine.

So much for not paying any difference to the sexes.

(seriously? I may hate on Palin but she's got way bigger nuts than Lieberman)

Karen Zipdrive said...

They look so darn happy.

dguzman said...

Well, of course they look like that, Zip--they're like TOTALLY AGAINST the sexism in America! And they're trying to look as masculine as possible while being against sexism, so men will take them seriously! I mean, really!

TeleFrank said...

why do those nazi bitches all look SO miserable???