Thursday, October 2, 2008

Live blogging and comments: Palin Bingo

"Can I call you Joe?"

Ugh. NO. You may not. No folksy bullshit, lady.

Who else is watching now?

114 comments:

hello gorgeous said...

John McCain. John McCain. John McCain. John McCain. John McCain.

BINGO!!

Elizabeth said...

She's shaking and breathing hard...so nervous.

hello gorgeous said...

Are you watching the undecided voter graphic on CNN?

Decorno said...

"You know what I had to do in the state of Alaska????"

Ugh. She talks to everyone like we're all a bunch of slow learners.

Decorno said...

I don't get that graphic on CNN... I just turned to it... Is the positive a response to the candidate speaking at the moment? So much technology for my tiny brain.

Anonymous said...

Yes...please explain the CNN graphic, I'm interested in knowing what it's showing us.

hello gorgeous said...

It's undecideds in Ohio responding immediately to their answers. It's interesting. The orange is Women and Green is men's response. The higher on the graph, the more positive the sort of visceral response to what is being said.

That was a deft subject change to energy because she didn't know the answer to the question about mortgage.

Anonymous said...

Enough of the fucking "my energy producing state" BS. I'm so sick of her repeating the mantra.

Decorno said...

She's holding up, though. Nothing too embarrassing yet. She's memorized all her lines. Good job, Sarah (I say as I pat her on the head).

Anonymous said...

She has a great way of stating the fucking obvious! She makes me tired

Decorno said...

Anon 6:35 - not shit. She acts like she produces it herself. Like churning butter.

Where is Biden's personality?

Is it bugging anyone that she stares into the camera? I think it's very effective yet it's very Miss Alaska of her.

Elizabeth said...

When she looks into the camera, I have to look away. It's almost as if she's in my personal space or when a stranger catches you staring at them. Weird...huh?

hello gorgeous said...

The Ohio men seem to respond very positively to her looking right into the camera. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Stick Miss Alaska's tiara up her ass! What a bimbo!

hello gorgeous said...

NUKE-U-LAR

BINGO!

Elizabeth said...

She's flat-lined on CNN!

hello gorgeous said...

hahahahahaha, elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Bad, bad hair! Leaning to a point on one side like Gumby!

Anonymous said...

"Aww, I'm so glad we both love Israel, Joe!!!"

Best line of the night.

And there goes another Maverick thrown out.

hello gorgeous said...

maverick -

BINGO!

(am I the only one playing cuz I am clearly winning...)

icouldkillher said...

Nathan and I are drinking everytime she says "maverick", "darn", "hockey mom" and (if she says) "lipstick"

We're totally wasted

Elizabeth said...

I'm a bad mother. I'm so engrossed in this that I'm allowing my 20 month old son eat sugar straight. "Here honey, you want to dip you finger in the box of sugar, let me pour you a little bowl so I can get back to the debates and not have to supervise you".

Anonymous said...

Nuke-u-lar weaponry.......She must have attended the same "hooked on phonics" class as George Bush!

Decorno said...

Wasted enough for me to come over and try to make out with Nathan? Cuz that's what I am after here. Let me make a move. It's what Israel wants. Izzy told me.

I think I am wasted, too.

Hello G - I am not really playing bingo. I am too lazy. I just kind of look at the card and shake my head. Plus, we know you are totally kicking our asses.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden can say "nuclear".......why can't she catch on and say it properly?

Decorno said...

She's doing a really fucking competent job here. Holy shit.

(And maybe that's just because she's not embarrassing herself.)

Anonymous said...

I think the same people that say real-a-tor also say nuke-u-lar. Must be a speech impediment.

hello gorgeous said...

I'm not really playing either but you didn't know that, did you?

While S.P. was just writing notes, my daughter said, "I'll bet she's drawing pictures of her and John McCain making out after hunting - with little hearts around it." :-)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, she's got a peech intediment........LOL

Decorno said...

Oh, nosedive on her corny washington outsider bulshit.... yay Ohio.

Anonymous said...

hitting the refresh button to read the comments here is even better than filling out my bingo card!

Decorno said...

HG - how old is your daughter? That is hysterical...

Decorno said...

oooh! "divestment" Triple Word Score!

Anonymous said...

Is she reading off cue cards?

hello gorgeous said...

Ha! She's 17.

Oh, yeah, go Joe! Oh, yeah, Ohio! It's playing in Peoria.

Anonymous said...

Mavericks........ugh....what horseshit!

Decorno said...

HG - you need to come to our next Palm Springs event.

Julie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

She's shaking and has a stupid smile glued on her face...."Oh Joe, there you go again"....aaarrrrgh!

Decorno said...

doggone it? wtf? is this a L'il Abner comic strip? Ugh.

Decorno said...

Shout out????

Remember when Tina Fey did the finger-gun things in the fake interview with SNL-Couric when fake-Katie asked, when you're backed in a corner do you just get cuter.

STOP BEING CUTE, PALIN!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and she's "Daisy May"! You betcha! LOL

Anonymous said...

Classic pretty girl syndrome.

Anonymous said...

She rambles on without saying a damned thing!

hello gorgeous said...

Oh, boy! Palm Springs!

I loved that Tina Fey thing - pe-ew pe-ew, chin on hand, eyelash flutter.

Anonymous said...

Yay, Joe! Thank you for bashing that a-hole Cheney! I love it that you tell the truth!

Elizabeth said...

Let's talk about Joe. How does everyone think he's doing? I think he's an old pro at this debate thing.

hello gorgeous said...

President Reagan.

BINGO!

I win.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Could she just not answer a question straight on? And this is the first time I've ever heard she and her husband went through a time of not having health insurance. And I wanted to scream when she said that Biden's wife's reward, as a teacher, would be in Heaven. I need another drink.

Decorno said...

Yes! Cry! So tender. I love him so much.

Anonymous said...

There's that "maverick" word again.......

Decorno said...

maverick. again? fuck me running.

hello gorgeous said...

I love Joe.

Oh, you tell 'em.

(If I hear Maverick one more time and James Garner doesn't appear, I am goin' to vomit.)

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Is it superficial of me to wonder what she's wearing?

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I keep waiting for James Garner to sweep out of the wings and say, Lady, you're no maverick ...

hello gorgeous said...

Clap, clap, clap.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden sure does know the facts. It's good that someone on that stage does!

Julie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Elizabeth said...

"Maverick" has a different tone coming from Joe. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh shit! B's laying the Maverick smack down!

Palin looks like she's going to crap herself.

Anonymous said...

Hey, someone stick a flashlight to her ear and make her eyes light up!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I'm so glad Biden gave an example of changing his mind. And of course Palin says she's never had to change her mind!!! Help me. Please. Help me.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

God, I hate her accent.

Anonymous said...

By the time this night is over she's gonna be so upset she'll probably need to go shoot a few Bullwinkle's to cheer herself up......

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Who is sick of the walk-the-walk, talk-the-talk comment????

Anonymous said...

Yeah, her "Hee Haw" accent is getting to me, too. Nauseating..

David said...

That whole early "I may not answer questions the way you Washington insiders want me to" thing really was true. She hasnt really answered any of them.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

The insincerity just leaks out of her.

hello gorgeous said...

My daughter just said her hair looks like Medusa's (from the back).

Just sharin' cuz I thought it was funny.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I wish Iffill had said, But Governor, I need you to answer the question I asked. That's what a debate is all about.

Decorno said...

mainstream media.... it's like she still had tokens at Chuck E Cheese and just HAD to spend 'em.

"I didn't get to talk about the media! Shit!"

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I hope she doesn't jump in with another talking point she boned up on and didn't get a chance to talk about.

Decorno said...

Hee Haw accent is the funniest thing anyone has every said about her. I am dying.

Elizabeth said...

Everything she says sounds like a damn commercial for McCain.

Anonymous said...

Does Biden look like he's had a li'l work done? Like around eyes?

Anonymous said...

She sounds like a little kid reciting in a grammar school play.....All memorized, and not necessarily understood.....

hello gorgeous said...

I think it's wok-the-wok, tock-the-tock...

And you are right, A.L., she has not answered many of the questions. She has reverted back to her tocking points.

Anonymous said...

She sounds like a little kid reciting in a grammar school play.....All memorized, and not necessarily understood.....

Kwana said...

Just finishing. 3 winks from her and I'm gagging. I wish I knew you were on.

Anonymous said...

OK, it's funny watching the Biden kids meet the Alaska crew.

hello gorgeous said...

And now for your viewing pleasure, Anderson Cooper.

Anonymous said...

So, do you think she was wearing Depends tonight? You betcha!

Anonymous said...

She has surely proven that she doesn't know her ass from her elbow, but is great at memorizing and repeating McSame's talking points.

Decorno said...

Anderson Cooper's gayness truly makes me weep.

WHY ANDERSON? Why can't you just love me? Why can't you be on my team? All I want to do all day is make out with Anderson Cooper.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Night, night!

Decorno said...

g'night A.L.! Thanks for playing along.

hello gorgeous said...

me, too. it's bedtime in de. xo

Anonymous said...

"Good night, David." "Good night, Chet." "Good night, John Boy."

Anonymous said...

For someone who's been on the national stage for 5 weeks (vs. Biden's 20+ years), Palin MORE than held her own. She may not be pro-choice, but she's a smart, tough woman who has accomplished a lot in the state of Alaska, and I was impressed with her and what she has had to learn in the last month. Biden is definitely more qualified than she is, but I think she bests Obama for sure. He's accomplished absolutely nothing compared to her.

CashmereLibrarian said...

I went out to dinner, saw the last part. I didn't know a debate meant that you could ignore the question, recite a soundbite regardless of its relevancy. Hmm. I might be good at politics, myself.

Robyn said...

She kicked ass, you all know it, and it scares you to see that Obama might just go down the drain. So, instead of talking about the fact that she put Biden in a corner and forced him to admit that they are AGAINT GAY MARRIAGE, you sit around and talk about her accent and her hair.

Jennifer said...

Gosh darnit!

Don'tcha know!

*wink wink*

Gold folks.

*projectile vomit*

Decorno said...

Um, were you watching the same debate? She danced around that issue and Biden was like, "Yep. We oppose gay marriage." He was so matter-of-fact about it. And then she basically said, "I have the same position as Biden."

I think she did a good job... because her only job was to NOT sound like a moron. Not a high bar, but she sure met it. You're right on that.

Anonymous said...

"she kicked ass" = She didn't fall to the ground and swallow her tongue.

Anonymous said...

robyn:
You would be much happier in a gay marriage. We need to set you up with one of those Palin girls. You could help carry the baby around! It would be the Lord's work.

Anonymous said...

I thought she did well. Very well. Biden sounded much more knowledgeable, but he's been around for 30 plus years. She's up to the job (especially with the unrelenting beating she has taken for the past 6 weeks).

Jules said...

Anon @7:31: Yes. And botox as well.

Robyn said...

For the record, this Texan is all for gay marriage, as are a lot of republicans down here in Austin and San Antonio. What sickens me is the credit that Obama receives for being in support of it when that has never, ever been the truth.

And Decorno, we must not have been watching the same debate because when the question was fielded to Biden he danced around by misstating the constitution and talking about equality and hospital visits. It was Palin who said (and I am paraphrasing all that follows) "I am not going to speak in nuances: we do not support gay marriage." Then the moderater took PALIN'S words and PUT THEM TO BIDEN: "Not speaking in nuances, where do you stand on gay marriage?" and he had no choice to flat-out answer the question that he had just dodged.

Why would he ever answer that directly without being prodded? He'd be held responsible for calling attention to a huge misimpression the American people have held for months.

Anonymous said...

"What sickens me is the credit that Obama receives for being in support of it"

Robyn sweetie,

You're so thoroughly, completely wrong.

I don't know the difference between Shiites and Sunnis, but THIS issue I do follow, and I've ALWAYS known that Obama's position was "no gay marriage."

It's been clear and public and open for years. Any American having a "huge misimpression" about Obama's position is too lazy to check the actual record.

robyn, you can Google "Obama" and "gay marriage" and learn his publicly stated position in about 2.1 seconds.

NO politician wanting to be elected U.S. president would want "credit" for advocating gay marriage. In this country and this time, it's campaign suicide, robyn.

Come on. Think. If you have "misimpressions," sometimes it's your own fault.

Decs said...

Well, let's look at the bright side - - at least we're all on the right side of that issue, even if those weenie politicians are not.

coco+kelley said...

i so meant to jump in on this sooner, and then i got caught up in a similar 'live blogging' situation on my facebook that had to do with the status i wrote... so basically nobody cares anymore, but ...

a) damn sarah for actually looking somewhat competent. although the expectations were so low, it's not like she could have really done much to get worse.

b) i agree with the best line of the night - i'm glad we all like israel? WTF??? she's so damn condescending about it too.

c) if that bitch gets any more june cleaver canadian i'm gonna punch her overbleached teeth into her pretty little head. grrrr!!!

*whew* thanks, i needed that.

Anonymous said...

If it were not for her notes, that she looked at constantly (when not grinning stupidly at the camera), she would not have answered a single question. Oh wait! She didn't answer any questions! She just danced around them......

e. love said...

Of *COURSE* she held her own...

It was because she was reading the same 10 answers over and over again.

It's like they gave her a list and said "Whatever you do, bitch, don't stray from this list. We will cut you."

"By the Way, Joe, Let's TALK about inergy..."

There was this one time, in band camp.. I mean.. In Alaska...

robyn said...

Hey, anon at 9:24, say what you want-- Obama supporters were SHOCKED to hear it last night-- the internet is on fire with stories about it this morning. No misimpressions here. Just because you knew it (or claim to know it now) doesn't mean that the rest of, the majority of, or even a huge fraction of his supporters knew it. They did not-- and he was going to let them keep thinking that way all the way to the voting booth.

And calling me sweetie just makes you look like a typical scared anonymous liberal, so go right ahead.

Anonymous said...

Dear Robyn:
Sweetie. Darling. Sugar bear. Honey Dumpling. Boo Bear. Love Bug.

Anyone who has been following the campaign- really, REALLY following the Campaign knew that. If you have a question about a specific stand, you research it. Doesn't take much seeing as we have the whole internet thing and all.

Confounded modern technology. You know, Robyn, May I call you that? In Alaska...

Anonymous said...

I so wanted to reach into the t.v. and pick that little chunk of hair in her eye out.

She kept blinking with it in there and it was driving me berzerk.

katek said...

To the anon this morning re. Palin's hair stuck to her eyelash--YES. (Also, was she wearing fake lashes?) It was driving me totally crazy. I got a good belly laugh this morning out of my best friend saying that they were calling them Speed Bangs in the bar where she was watching.
http://www.independentcritics.com/images/speedSPLASH.jpg

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad everyone's hitting on the important issues here...like the pronunciation of "nuclear."

While it's not technically the correct pronunciation, it looks like Palin and Bush are not the first to fall prey to metathesis, the switching of two adjacent sounds. And if you pronounce "iron" as "eye-yern" instead of "eye-ron," you do it too. Even the democrat's beloved Clinton has mispronounced nuclear (along with Eisenhower and Carter). It's listed as a usage for the word in Merriam-Webster. If you'd like to fight MW on it, they'll send you a letter defending it.

So, um back to the issues. Gosh, I'd like to see what you do tolerant people do to people with dyslexia.

(Full disclosure: got my info from an article on Slate)

robyn said...

As a Obama non-supporter, I've known all along that he is against gay marriage.

But what does that say about your candidate that you have to research his stance on a subject to know how he feels about it?

Talk about her bangs, talk about her accent, talk about her looking at her notes, talk about her "talking points." She blew everyone away and you know that or you wouldn't be posting up here right now. Even democratic leaders are saying she won the debate.

If she'd gone out there without being so prepared you'd all be saying, "OMG! why didn't she just bring some notes with her?" and "WTF? All she had to do was memorize some talking points to get by!" but instead, let's talk about her eyelashes.

And decorno, with regard to McCain calling it quits for Michigan and Obama always seeing this as a race in 50 states (or 57, whatever): just because you don't read about or acknowledge Obama pulling out of states doesn't mean it hasn't already happened or that he didn't bother campaigning there in the first place. All McCain did was admit it.

Decorina said...

Robyn: "Even democratic leaders are saying she won the debate."

Right, then.

Anonymous said...

Robyn, what planet are you on?

We can talk about someone's eyelashes if we want to. Free Country.

And, You. Are. Wrong.

Anonymous said...

She didn't kick ass. She didn't fall on her face. She did o.k. She clearly didn't WIN the debate. You have to be pretty intelligent to win a debate against Biden. All she did was dodge questions and keep repeating the same answers. Of course she sounded somewhat competent. Speech writers gave he a list of allowed responses.

Anonymous said...

Robyn, you make no sense. You say you are for gay marriage, yet support a candidate that is against it - then your single criticism of the Obama/Biden is that they are also against it. Your impression as to whether most people know this about the Obama platform is just that, an impression. Unless you are conducting a scientific poll yourself or can point to one, you are in no position to quantify who is believing what.
In the debate is was Palin sidestepping around whether the constitution guaranteed equal civil liberties to same sex couples {not gay marriage} and whether McShame/Palin would support that through their policies.

Anonymous said...

Robyn:

She did not "kick ass" and she did not "blow everyone away" (except maybe McCain, and maybe that's why he chose her. WINK,WINK!!). She tried to charm everyone with her wink and smile so they wouldn't notice her lack of knowledge. As the old saying goes, "If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit!" She was knee deep......