Thursday, October 16, 2008

What Does it Look Like When a Man Realizes That None of His Craziest Dreams are Going to Come True? It Looks Like This:


In this photo released by the McCain 2008 campaign, Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin watch the final presidential debate from their hotel room in Manchester, N.H., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/McCain 2008 Campaign, Shealah Craighead)


UPDATE: I changed my mind; it looks like this:


US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg


Jim Bourg must have thought he had died and gone straight to heaven. Is there such a thing as an instant Pulitzer?

22 comments:

FranIAm said...

We see who holds the remote in that family!

First dude- no remote man. Bummer.

Matty Boy said...

I think that's her Blackberry, Fran. Why would she be holding the remote? These ninety minutes were just so riveting.

We also have an interesting question posed by the caption. Which is worse: having a goofy name like Track or having a normal name but spelling it Shealah?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

I assumed it was a phone/Blackberry, too.

Distributorcap said...

is she emailing McCain - telling him to pull out the grand wizard hat

Anonymous said...

He buys his chinos at JC Penny's.

sleepyinsaudi

Terry said...

She's clutching her phone/blackberry in the hope that the GOP calls and asks her to replace McCain at the top of the ticket. This couple is just that delusional.

Alternate caption for the photo: One term Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin, and her husband Todd watch the final Presidential debate that proved to be the end of her running mate, John McCain's chances at the White House.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I like to think it's the remote. A true sign of dominance.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You betcha!

g said...

Gah!! It's like Nosferatu!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

I was just thinking Lon Chaney in Phantom of the Opera, myself.

Jess Wundrun said...

I should have come here first for the Unbelievably Not Photoshopped tag because seeing it on the webs this morning I thought it was someone's very clever work.

Was anyone else bothered by the Hannibal Lecter/Voldemort spittle sucking sounds he kept making whenever he got excited?

Yuck man.

dguzman said...

It IS Lon Chaney! My gosh, look at those hands--the work of a true make-up master.

Wait--he's real?

Matty Boy said...

Princess, it's okay to admit it. This is OBVIOUSLY your excellent photo-shopped work. No adult human being would be in that position unless they were seriously physically ill or trying to frighten a beloved toddler.

There are no other plausible explanations. None.

Mister said...

Ah, you see you don't have enough international experience to know the true meaning of McCain's gesture.

:-)

rptrcub said...

Todd can come into my loving arms when his dreams are crushed and he needs to find himself. I'm a bad, bad Democrat.

Steve said...

In this case Bourg may have actually won the Hurlitzer.

drew in sf said...

How much our foreign policy has changed in four years!

Photo 1: Two Alaska residents keeping an eye on Russia for the rest of us.

Photo 2: Two presidential candidates forgetting all about Poland.

FranIAm said...

Blackberry - of course. Deep sigh. I was thinking along the same lines as Karen Zipdrive.

She still wears the something in that family- the guy is just total first dude.

Carmen Sutra said...

This is the most likeable I've ever seen McCain. If I didn't know the awful truth about him, I would vote for him based solely on this picture.

PS rptrcub: Me too! I feel so dirty!

desertwind said...

There must be some kinda Meta super-clever reason why the McCain campaign released a photo that shows Mr & Mrs Palin looking scared.

Right? This is the best they could do?

Aw, Granky Grampa is doin' his funny monster face.

He wants to lose, doesn't he?

isabelita said...

First Dude Todd is thinking about how she'll make him wear the polar bear suit tonight...

TeleFrank said...

first dude has VPL!