Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Palin effect

The Palin Effect is a proposed explanation for observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some American political campaigns when a reasonable candidate and a Barbie Doll candidate run against each other. Named for Sarah Palin, a pretty-faced conservative right wing nut who followers loved to adore, but secretly knew was only useful for applying cosmetics to an oink oink in a Valentino jacket, the Palin effect refers to an alleged tendency on the part of some voters to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for the Barbie Doll candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for his/her reasonable opponent.

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12 comments:

deangc said...

We can only hope.

The Bradley Effect is mildly worrisome: I suspect that part of the reason that R. strategy focuses on mysterious fears about Obama is an attempt to enhance this effect.

momentofchoice said...

You rock!

The Fool said...

And we thought the Vals were something of the past...like, for sure, for sure, ya know?.

Erin O'Brien said...

Like totally gag me with a spoon, dude!

How much would Palin pay to go back in time to the day that pic was taken and play it a little differently?

Good lord.

Zen Wizard said...

Sometimes when the Hott Brunette Librarian Fantasy gets old you have to reach deep into your spank bank and start fantasizing about Megan McCain so you can finish rubbin' it out...

Wait...I'm not the only one that does that, right??

If that doesn't work wait till the proverbial "Moment of Inevitability" and picture Sarah giving you a hummer and that "Pistol/Wink" combo right when you spooge.

(Why couldn't I have still been fourteen when this election was happening? All we had was Shirley Chisholm...)

Doug said...

I thought the Palin Effect was the tendency of a demagogue to stoke racial hatred in an already mentally unbalanced crowd.

spants said...

Doug - No, that's the Palin Doctrine.

Zen Wizard said...

Did anyone actually go to the Web site she is advertising?

The Web site provides a unique medium for people to sell their used household goods and recycle them with someone who needs them--rather than just throwing them away, and destroying life as we know it on the planet.

Every time you throw away a toaster, a subspecies in the rainforest dies in case you didn't know...

Thus, she is saving the planet so future generations can drive a Prius and play hackeysack and wear a T-shirt with a NEW stupid slogan on it on their day off.

Nobody has ever thought of this idea before.

Plus, she's hott.

I hope if she loses Obama doesn't do to her what Kennedy did to Henry Cabot Lodge. (Obscure reference, yet highly on point I feel...)

Jarvis Rockhall said...

I'm still amazed that no one has referred to Palin's supporters as "Palindrones".

See its like 'drones' for Palin...

"Palindrones and McCainiacs: It's the Idiots Stupid!"

Bill said...

Jesus Christ Zen, what are you, 13 years old? She's not unattractive, but who gives a fuck?! What's important is what's between her ears, and no, she is not going to fuck you, or give you a blow job, please think with your head and not your dick.

momentofchoice said...

hey zen...not a new concept but i hope it catches like wildfire...

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Anonymous said...

You should post in wikipedia...I am curious how long before people attacked it and edited the crap out of it!