Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's 9:17, I'm Officially Declaring that I Can't Watch Anymore



UPDATE: OK, I turned it back on, and Biden just hit a home run with his string of "I haven't heard how John McCain's policy on (fill in the blank) is going to be different from George Bush's."

Wow, these two are really going at each other! They are both really mad!

My opinion? Surprise! Biden wins. Very impressive performance, despite him saying Bosniacs (EDIT: turns out it's the correct term! Who knew?).

It's 10:06, and Palin is really, really flopping around. Also: too much cuteness. "John McCain knows how to win a war." Really? Like Vietnam?

God, isn't this thing over yet? Whoops! Palin doesn't understand the "Achilles' heel" question. Also: looking forward to the official "maverick" word count. Whoah, didn't expect Biden to put the "maverick" count through the roof.

UPDATE: Are people really going to fall for Palin's cutesy bullshit, dogonnit*? My favorite analysis, so far, of her relentless, unbearable folksiness comes from Dana Milbank.

*So far, the polls indicate "no." Phew.

34 comments:

FranIAm said...

Princess up!

You can do it.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't even make it that far...

Eddy said...
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Anonymous said...

RIGHT ON SISTA! LOL!

Genevieve said...

Good call, Princess. It is painful listening to Sarah hint that she has a lesbian friend. And talk about her "diverse family." Ow.

drew in sf said...

neeyoocleeur!

krimpet said...

I made it until the point where they both agreed that gay people are second class citizens. I think I'm taking my vote and going home. They'll have to win and lose without me.

Anonymous said...

Palin: "I'm not going to answer the questions you're asking." Good grief.

drew in sf said...

How does I vice president?

Matty Boy said...

My view is that Princess was the genius prophet when she told us about squinkiness. I even made it the title of my first impression post.

http://lotsasplainin.blogspot.com/2008/10/squinkiness.html

lebecka said...

princess, bosniak is the correct way to refer to Bosnian muslim- my sister in law is one.

Anonymous said...

did anyone do an "also" count? I gave up after eleventy-three gazillion.

drew in sf said...

Dear Anonymous: A friend of mine says that Portland, OR has been taken over by the Lezbollah. The best part? Flannel burqas!

Anonymous said...

Plaid flannel burqas? How many color-ways?

No, I have another serious question to ask the Princess.

I did not see the debate on a nice large flat-screen TV- I saw bits and pieces of it on my workstation screen at the office.

At one point I thought it looked like Sarah was wearing her signature red pumps.

Can anyone tell me - is it true? what shoes was she wearing?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Lebecka, so I found out!

Karen Zipdrive said...

I too had to stop listening half way through. The cutsie thing was making my teeth hurt.
"Ya mind if I call ya Joe?"
"No, you mind if I call you the dumb ass?"

dguzman said...

But hey, I'm just a Washington outsider, so I guess I don't understand how you guys do things...


UUUGGGGHHHH! She's hideous. But Joe Biden was awesome!

HRH King Friday XIII said...

You are not lying. I watched Peggy Noonan fingerbang herslef over Palin's performance. I dont understand it.... I dont understand how this can pass for competence:

"Nuclear weaponry, of course, would be the be all, end all of just too many people in too many parts of our planet, so those dangerous regimes, again, cannot be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, period.

Our nuclear weaponry here in the U.S. is used as a deterrent. And that's a safe, stable way to use nuclear weaponry.

But for those countries -- North Korea, also, under Kim Jong Il -- we have got to make sure that we're putting the economic sanctions on these countries and that we have friends and allies supporting us in this to make sure that leaders like Kim Jong Il and Ahmadinejad are not allowed to acquire, to proliferate, or to use those nuclear weapons. It is that important.

Can we talk about Afghanistan real quick, also, though?"

Well Charlie. Well Charlie indeed.

Desertdaze said...

I'm waiting for the 'Fargo Speak' video complete with wink. Please put it together.

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tangobaby said...

I came so close to winning the Palin Bingo last night. Only she did not say the word lipstick and that f'ed me up.

Now I really hate her.

(no, I'm kidding...I really couldn't stand her since the day John McCain decided to pander to morons and chose her to be his running mate.)

Lulu Maude said...

Come on, everybody. What did she wear!?!?! The shoes are critical, of course, but the rest of the ensemble, for those of us who couldn't bear to watch.

We do have standards to maintain here, after all.

g said...

Shoes!! The camera showed her at the podium with the shoes, but I was only watching on a small computer screen.

And what about that giant honking vulgar flag pin?

I do not want to have a Head of State with vulgar taste in jewelry.

Katherine said...

Don't get so spun up, PS. You're usually hilarious and this seems bitter. Boring

drew in sf said...

I think the reason so many people are getting 'spun up' whenever the rubber meets the road with this 'candidate' is that a) we are being forced to take a very unserious person seriously and b) that's because she could easily (and quite scarily) be the president in a few years.

She didn't give us a lot to pick on her about last night, which is kinda good because it gets serious people to focus on what a real threat to the future of our country this amazingly inept and politically radical candidate is.

This election will be the first time in my life that I've voted FOR a presidential candidate. I kinda wish though that there was some sensibility and maybe even a little nobleness in the opposition. Because the great feeling of voting FOR Obama is lessened significantly because I'm still voting AGAINST McCain's running mate.

On the upside, the McCain campaign has turned into a long string of stunts and sensationalistic statement. They are desperate, and pretty much everyone sees that now.

/tl;dr

zoe said...

The outfit was definitely from Frederick's of Hollywood. The shoes? My guess is Frederick's.

linda said...

Such as.

karenzipdrive said...

Keep getting "spun up," PSP, and ignore the armchair quarterbacks.
Palin's outfit was a shiny black suit with a pencil skirt that hugged her ass a little too tight and gave her visible panty line.
The shoes were nondescript, black and chunky heeled, as I recall.
The flag pin was rhinestones and goldtone, from the Avon or Mary Kay collection, I suspect.
The cologne was "Charlie."
Make-up was by Dottie Karpuk of the Wasilla Chat n' Curl Salon.
Lipliner tattoo was by Akiak Immuyak, the proprietor of The Eskimo Tattoo and Piercing Pagoda in Wasilla.

Karen Zipdrive said...

***UPDATE***
Suit allegedly by Valentino (he's not admitting anything) and shoes were (get this) reddish-black patent leather stilletos.

zoe said...

Questioning minds: How did a person with a reported income of 175,000 or so (5 children in tow) afford a Valentino???? Is Cindy buying her wardrobe? Shit, I cannot get over her card reading performance. It reminds me of a cheerleader from my hometown of 6000. Seriously.

g said...

The shoes were nondescript, black and chunky heeled, as I recall.

Karen, much as I am grateful for your analysis, I beg to differ. Her shoes were not black, nor were they chunky heeled.

I was wondering if she wore her signature red patent pumps, but for sure they were at least brown, with slender heels.

Karen Zipdrive said...

They looked reddish black to me, and they were stilettos.
Black with chunky heels?
I must have initially recalled her hoofwear from an earlier appearance.

g said...

Is Cindy buying her wardrobe?

Bingo.

Lau said...

I'm not really worried about Palin becoming Pres on McCain's watch. I mean, his mother is like eleventy billion years old and is still giving interviews! But VP is a traditional launching pad for the next step, and even if it's a stupid job (unless you're Cheney the puppetmaster), I still feel like one ought to be qualified to hold it. Like, be able to name more than one Supreme Court case. And I am unimpressed by shooting moose. Has she shot a friend in the face? *Wink*

Get spun as much as you want, Princess! In my eyes, you can do no wrong.