Thursday, October 02, 2008

Fuckin' Disgustin'

I'm speaking about Sarah Palin, of course, and her performance in tonight's "debate".

Maybe it's just the frustrated English teacher in me, but I find it gratin' that she apparently can't bring herself to pronouncin' that trailin' "g": Lookin', watchin', seein', havin', doin', bein', etc etc ad nauseum.

She did better than expected, naturally, since anything above choking a kitten to death on stage and wetting her pants would have been "better than expected", but I find it extremely irritating to have to watch 90+ minutes of that phony-baloney "aw shucks" neo-Fargo affability of hers.

Unfortunately, I think that the average member of the Moron-American voting bloc just eats that shit up, and it would be to our detriment if we continue to dismiss her as a lightweight post turtle.

This is the most important election of our lives -- certainly of my lifetime -- and it's more than a little disheartening to think that this election could be decided by people deciding that they "like" her better than Joe Biden.

One other note: I haven't heard any of the talking head pundits mention it yet, but early in the debate I heard her make a comment about "artificial state borders". Can it be that, in addition to her calling for an expanded constitutional powers role for the vice presidency (apparently beyond that even usurped by Dick Cheney), she is signaling that, in a McCain administration, there will be an end to Federalism?

In short, despite her Reaganesque chuckleheaded affability, she still scares the shit out of me, even more so when I consider that McCain will be 72 -- and in ill health -- when he is inaugurated, so the chances of her eventually becoming president are extremely good.

And that's bad.

3 Comments:

Lisa P said...

It really was a shame she wasn't pressed more aggressively on the limits of the Vice President. Biden gets how Cheney's beliefs and practices spit in the face of our Constitution's intentions. Palin either didn't understand the question or didn't seem to feel it was worth addressing in any great depth.

You may not have caught it with all you've had to do to catch up from your trip, but Katie Couric asked both Biden and Palin what was the most damaging thing Cheney has done over the past 8 years. Biden was clear in Cheney's overstepping of his powers and role. Palin's answer was his unfortunate shooting of a hunting mate.

In that interview, Palin went on to comment on how she's seen first hand Cheney's commitment to reach out to military families in support of their loved ones who serve our country. He'd be a dolt not to considering he needs their blood and bones to fight his wars.

She is inept and a danger. Anyone who truly wants to support the troops will make sure they do not put her in a position where there is a good chance she would be commanding US forces in this unstable time.

Loved your post title, by the way. As Palin would say, it was one heckofva good one. Wink, wink.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, Lisa P. And here's a clickable link to your website: http://www.useyourwisdom.com.
For some unknown reason, the one on your post isn't working.
Thanks for reading.

Lisa P said...

Thanks for posting my link. I'm not much of a political writer, but darn it if this current situation doesn't inspire the occasional outburst!

I think Google doesn't like I'm not using a Google ID. My link doesn't seem to take.

Keep on what you are doing. I added you to my Blogroll because your point of view is so necessary.