Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dear conservative and republican readers,

Please view the following video and tell me what your candidate is saying. I have viewed it several times and, even if you gave me $700 billion, I could not tell you what Ms. Palin is trying to tell me.

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Helen Mansfield said...

Whoa! I think I've hear dialog like this before, in a movie called "Office Space:"

Tom Smykowski speaking to The Bobs: Well-well look. I already told you: I deal with the god damn customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?

DogsDontPurr said...

That was hilarious! Almost as good as watching SNL.

Kimster said...

A friend turned me on to your blog about a year ago, and I have been a fairly avid reader. I have to say that this woman scares the hell out of me. I don't really know much about politics, but I do know that a candidate who a) hasn't updated her hair since the prom, b) has the voice of a South Park character and c) I never have any idea what the heck she is talking about, is not about to get my vote. This is kind of sad as I am a woman and would love to see a woman President or V.P. Just not her.

Erin O'Brien said...

I have got to be honest. I watched it twice and laughed--in my office by myself. Yes, it is that funny.

Then I watched it again and now I feel sorry for her. She's completely out of her league, has been fed god knows what from the McCain team--about delivery and voice and posture and everything else ON TOP of content and talking points.

McCain and the republican machine have done something more terrible here than I can fathom. And now they've got no way out.

Palin can't even handle Katie Couric. She looks like she's about to cry and I swear to Christ, I wouldn't blame her if she did. If this woman ends up in the Oval Office, what in god's name are we going to do?

This is terrible. It is truly, truly terrible. McCain and all his talk of "County first" disgust me. He might as well spit on the flag. Never has one man done anything so despicable in the face of this nation as this VP nomination.

Oh wait--I forgot about the Bush regime.

Godspeed, America, indeed.

Harry Finch said...

What she's saying is that if my neighbor has a very sexy wife I don't have to imagine what it would be like to get involved in a love triangle with them because, intuitively, I already know. In fact, I do share a maritime border (broadly speaking) with my neighbor and the water that they swim in eventually (like in seconds) becomes the water I am swimming in; so, since they are the executives of their estates and I am the executive of my estates, we regularly share fluids of the kind that can only be called executive love triangle sex fluids, which means that without a doubt I know I would never kick either of them out of bed for eating crackers, the brand of style of cracker notwithstanding.

Anonymous said...

By God Harry's Got It!


Rory L. Aronsky said...

Bravo, Harry! CNN or any other willing cable news network should bring you on as an analyst. At least you wouldn't be spouting the bullshit the others do. You're all about the truth, man, and I salute you for it.

But I don't know about the crackers in bed thing. Some of those crumbs feel larger than they actually are when you're right on top of them. It's like a pebble in a shoe.

eviljwinter said...

And then after Obama wins the election, Sarah Palin goes into her garage and starts the car. Her husband wanders in and asks what's going on? She decides she wants to live and says, "Nothing. The shifter's just stuck." Then she backs into a drunk driver, is given $700 billion in an insurance settlement, and markets a game called "Jump to Conclusions."

My God, Helen, you're a prophet!

momentofchoice said...

i pulled a muscle in my chest watching this tonight.

Zen Wizard said...

D@mn, she's hot! I would give her my car keys, the keys to the phone to call NORAD, whatever she wants....

Wait.....Canada is a foreign country?

Didn't they used to be a STATE?

I WONDERED why they were so gung ho about NAFTA--I thought it was just because they wanted Mexicans to drink Molson.

Zen Wizard said...

PS--I just watched it again.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I think anyone who has ever parked at an Ohio State game with Michigan plates on their car, is qualified to be Secretary of State.

jonas said...

Once again, this is why the world needs more of the good Mr. Finch.

Helen Mansfield said...

EvilJWinter: I bow to you my Evil Lord!

I make that rant at work from time to time: "I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?"

In Palin's case it's: "I don't understand what you're asking me, but I've got foreign policy experience. My state is next to foreign countries. Well no, I don't actually TALK to anyone from there, but ... What the hell is wrong with you people?!?!?"

Anonymous said...

What can I say? I'm a sucker for hot hockey moms.

Yes, I'm going to hell for that one.

No wait a minute. I'm already in hell. I'm in Montpelier, VT. And I'm the only Republican (other than the Governor) here. It's kind of like being Will Smith in "I Am Legend" or Charlton Heston in "The Omega Man."


P.S. BTW, did you know that the separation point between a beef rib primal and a beef chuck primal is between the 5th and 6th ribs of the steer? Just thought I'd pass that along as that's what I've been studying for the past five hours.

P.S.S. Erin and her daughter make kick ass peanut butter cookies.

MilesB said...

I especially like the part about Putin popping his head up and ... where does he go... like... um... yeah... ya know, reporters...

Anonymous said...

P.S. Erin doesn't like John McCain, Sarah Palin, most Republicans (other than myself, I think - if she didn't like me no way I'd get those awesome cookies in the mail the other day), and George Bush. Oh, and anyone associated with the above (for the most part). Just thought I'd put that out there. ;-)


hoosierboy said...

I think she was talking about how President Roosevelt went on TV in 1929 to talk abou the Great Depression. Then she tells a guy in a wheelchair to stand up, Bob, come on stand up. Tes she is clearly the dumb one running for VP.

There is plenty of dumbassery to go around here.

Have you heard the Obama clip where he says uhhhh the whole time, or where he visited all 57 states?, or claimed 10,000 people died in floods in Iowa this spring?

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Have you heard the Obama clip where he says uhhhh the whole time, or where he visited all 57 states?, or claimed 10,000 people died in floods in Iowa this spring?

We've had that shit for nearly 8 years. What's the difference?

John Sheppard said...

I can't believe it
And people are strange
Our president's crazy
Did you hear what he said

Business and pleasure
Lie right to your face
Divide it in sections
And then give it away

There are no big secrets
Don't believe what you read
We have great big bodies
We got great big heads

Run-a-run-a-run it all together
Check it out - still don't make no sense
Makin' flippy floppy
Tryin to do my best
Lock the door
We kill the beast
Kill it!

--Talking Heads, "Making Flippy Floppy"

Erin O'Brien said...

Al Al Al Al Al Al Al.
What am I going to do with you?

I dislike macaroni salad. I disagree with the Republican doctrine that we've been treated to for the last 8 years. As far as McCain is concerned, he has become so dishonorable (he wasn't always) that he has garnered my disrespect.

"Country first." What a joke.

And I just feel sorry for Palin. What a tool.

Hi Hoosierboy. Okay, you've got a couple of verbal goofs there--two. But with Palin, every non-scripted sentence that comes out of her mouth is a train wreck.

What an irony that McCain's gimmicky VP has backfired so. Had he picked a boring financially adept running mate, the whole picture would look different. Now he's just got a pretty liability.

Anonymous said...

In 2012 I'm baking Al and Erin in a reform movement. Think of the potlucks they'd have!


Anonymous said...

I said I was "baking" Al and Erin. Freudian Slip? Backing of course.

In my regular morning reading I found a classic line about Palin. "She makes W sound like Cicero."


Anonymous said...

The origin of the Cicero comment:

Rod Dreher, "CrunchyCon", Conservative politics and religion, September 25, 2008.

An evangelical originally in love with Palin, now embarassed for her.


Bill said...

That was painful to watch, and I'm no fan of McPalin.

Anonymous said...

Well, there you have it... Al and Erin in 2012! The Republican and the Democrat - together at last! Think of it ...

We could have properly made nachos using government cheese .... ;-)


Rory L. Aronsky said...

We could have properly made nachos using government cheese .... ;-)

Make that a steady supply of nachos from The Cheesecake Factory and I'll vote three times!