Thursday, October 02, 2008

Biden Debates, Palin Recites

wow has there ever been a more irritating politician on the national stage than Sarah Palin? Tina Fey's parody is positively restrained compared to the winking, smirking, "frenetic folksiness" (as Rachel Maddow described it tonight) of Palin. i think she goes to a speech coach to accentuate her grating accent. has she ever not dropped the "g" from the end of a participle? tough to make it through the whole thing but some things were striking:

-- Palin early on asserts that she won't be answering the questions that Ifill was asking if she didn't feel like it
-- puts the economic crisis onto the American people, suggests family belt-tightening
-- lists incorrect facts repeatedly along Republican talking-points lines
-- what is it with Republican wingnuts and the pronunciation of the word nuclear as NUCULAR!!?!?
-- what's an 'energy ticket' ?
-- Palin aligns herself with the popular Dick Cheney
-- at the very end she drifted into this apocalyptic vision of the end times when she will be describing to her grandkids about back when people had their freedoms...

she didn't flake out as she has recently in the Couric and other interviews, but then again she wasn't actually answering the questions as they were asked...and she did nothing to distance her ticket from the W administration's 8 years of failure.

overall Joe Biden came off as a serious person who could seriously be the Vice President (and President if necessary)...Palin, not so much.


Blogger HughshowsRedux said...

Her first question to Biden was, "Can I call you Joe?" The media is lapping that up but it was all preconcieved for her later rehearsed, "...say it ain't so, Joe" remark. The prospect of her running this country is absolutely terrifying. General McClellan...really?

6:12 AM  
Blogger wifi wizard said...

The "frenetic folksiness" was the best description of her I've heard. It's absolutely obnoxious. Although I know past presidents manipulated their accents as well. Bush and Clinton's Texan and Arkansas-Southern accents both got stronger when they spoke in the south. It's disturbing political things that I wish didn't seem to matter so much.

Biden would not have been my very first choice for running mate, because he tends to run off at the mouth sometimes. But at least he's qualified and not...Sarah Palin.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Yuzu Eye Drop said...

Palin totally has a grating accent...hey wait a second...I have that accent too.

Cheers from Minneapolis and stay rad!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Dr. Confusion said...

As someone who loves records as much as you do I thought you'd like to know that:

Palin doesn't even wax poetical on her own. She cribbed that whole, pitiful family round the fire/mournful end times scenario from a Ronald Reagan LP(!), (!!) where he says this will be the result if we let the government pay doctors. More info here.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

wow that album looks like it has some sweet jams on it!

i remember some punk label (i think -- this was like 85) put out a vinyl record called "The Wit And Wisdom of Ronald Reagan" was blank on both sides.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Dr. Confusion said...

zing! That's some scathing commentary, right there.

and three more cheers for the some small history bonus disc with extended liner notes, that is so much appreciated!

6:54 PM  

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