and i have to say that wittle sawah pawin is really picking up on what daddy does at work all day quite quickly. smear, smear, lie, smear and above all else, NEVER say anything specific. just remember these few key words and phrases:
"when i am sitting around the kitchen table"
"shore up the economy"
"the umbrella of job creation"
"guys and gals" or alternatively "joe six-packs and hockey moms"
"up there in alaska"
"put the country first"
and a few key 'equations':
more taxes = loss of jobs
john mccain = maverick (feel free to use this whenever and to even apply the maverick term to yourself. the more maverick the better)
palin/mccain = america lovers
and apparently the newest one: obama = terrorist
the idea that she should even be allowed to suggest this is appalling. the notion that she is passing this off as a favor to americans, that we need to know the "truth" about the other candidate and she is just passing along the info is sickening. the fact that the source of this "evidence" about obama is a new york times article that examines the relationship between him and william ayers and concludes that "the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called “somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.”"(ny times 3oct 2008) is completely laughable.
this woman is a disgrace and an embarrassment to our country and most of all to our political system. the idea that we should consider her performance in the debates successful because she defied expectations and didn't wet herself on-stage is insulting. since when were debates graded on a curve? all palin defeated on that stage were the embarrassingly low expectations that she set up by making a total fool of herself in the softball interviews with katie couric. i am amused (amused in the way where you laugh at something really horrific to dispel the uncomfortable feeling you have from being exposed to it) to note her "subtle" attacks on the media since that particular shit show. in her stirring rally where she slung slanderous false accusations at obama she also noted that she may have been "flippant" in her interview with couric but she didn't think the questions were very relevant. "Oh, come on, let's start talking to the American people about the issues that you guys want to know about". i agree, like maybe the bailout perhaps? would the bailout count as an issue americans want to know about? because i am pretty sure couric asked you about that and i am pretty sure you responded by vomiting a jumbled nonsensical mess of the catchphrases listed above (with a few hundred "also"s and "though"s thrown in). (alchohol poisoning tip: play a drinking game while watching the v.p. debate. take a drink every time palin says "also". you probably want 911 on standby). when snl can mock you by literally repeating what you said verbatim, that probably means you sounded like a moron.
the level of desperation from the mccain/palin campaign has reached new heights. or more appropriately, new lows. the repubs have openly said that in this month leading up to the election they are going to focus more on attacking obama's character (aka character assassination) to take the focus away from the economy (aka the issues). i feel like somebody warned me about this coming from the republican camp... tall guy... into change...can't quite place it. well, whoever it was, it looks like the prophesy has come to fruition, the "gloves are off" and its clear there is no interest from that side that this be a fair fight.
so this is what it has come to? the grand old party? well, at least they nailed the old part.