Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meghan McCain is a smart little broad and Erin O'Brien would buy her a beer any day of the week.

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"The way (Palin) is running for president is either sheer genius or ultimate insanity."

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McCain for The Daily Beast.

25 comments:

Bill said...

Megan's Beast article is well written but pretty much just warmed over stuff from other pundits. You, Erin, would write a much more interesting and comment inducing opinion piece.

alphadog said...

"...no matter how big of a star the person running is, has historically included a lot of grassroots work".
Sarah Palin has already started her grass roots work. Her book signings had people strung around the block in most of the cities where she appeared. I vote for the brilliant strategy.

Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks for that, Bill.

As for you, Alph: grrrr!

philbilly said...

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

Erin O'Brien said...

Phil, you are a goddamn genius.

Bill said...

you should credit that quote phil.

Erin O'Brien said...

Bill, I am in an unusual mood today and would like to offer the following palliative before I attack.

I admit that I pick on you more than any other "Owner's Manual" reader. I admire the way you accept my terribility with such good nature. You do not deserve the way I treat you (at least some percentage of the time--sometimes you do).

Unfortunately, I have no intention of changing my behavior towards you. Please know, however, that I deeply appreciate your continued support and readership.

Now then: DON'T BE A DUMBASS. CREDITING THE QUOTE WOULD HAVE FUCKED IT ALL UP.

Bill said...

another excellent point you make, Erin. After thinking about it, you're right and I owe phil an apology. sorry phil. I'm having the time of my life.

VideoDude said...

The best thing for the Democrats in 2012, would be for Sister Sarah to run!

Who knows, she might have to answer a real question! Read them newspaper thingys Sarah!

Judy said...

Sarah running against Barack...hhmmm...

Erin O'Brien said...

Judy: inneressing thought, no?

Bill said...

Mr. Obama may have competition from his own party. A possible match up: Palin vs Hillary.

Hal said...

Bill - The notion that HIllary - part of the Obama administration - would challenge Obama in a primary is patently absurd because she would have to run against her own record as Secretary of State.

There is a greater probability that 1) an authentic Kenyan birth certificate for Obama will surface, 2) Obama will confess his Muslim faith, and 3) you are struck by lightening before Hillary challenges Obama.

If Palin does manage to win the GOP nomination, even if unemployment is around 8.5 - 9%, Obama will win easily. If it drops below 8.5%, it will be a landslide of epic proportions. Think Nixon v. McGovern, Reagan v Mondale, LBJ v Goldwater.

Dudesworthy said...

So...

An obscure Governor is catapulted into national fame when she is placed on a Presidential ticket.

The Governor's performance during national debates is mediocre (to be polite).

The Governor is dogged by controversy when her teenage daughter, who promoted celibacy, becomes pregnant.

The Governor's presidential ticket loses.

The Governor's daughter separates from her child's father in a torrid tabloid scandal-fest.

The Governor resigns halfway through her first term amid corruption allegations.

The former-Governor takes a leading role in a political movement at the fringes of her party.

The fringe movement develops some momentum and gains enough support to put forward a number of candidates in the mid-term elections.

The radical views of the movement's candidates prevent them from winning a number of key seats, ultimately denying the former-Governor's party control of the Senate.


Naturally, you'll excuse me if I entertain certain doubts about Palin as a Presidential candidate.

Kirk Jusko said...

Was Meghan McCain's father choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate, and thus making her a household name, sheer genius or the ultimate insanity?

Bill said...

If running for VP or Pres, for that matter, makes one a household name, why isn't John Kerry a household name and why don't 6 out of 10 people know who Joe Biden is? People just love to hear about and see Sarah Palin. Go figure.

philbilly said...

When Palin finally jumps the shark, and she will cuz she's frickin' stupid like that,i.e., not intelligent at all, it will be spectacular, a train wreck of epic proportions.

And if she does it in office(shudder), impeachable.

Sosyaknow, a great driver of her current TMZ appeal is the revulsion many people have towards former poverty pimp icons like Charlie(Look how big my diamond ring is!)Rangel.

With any luck he'll be appearing in that new reality show,"Dancing Behind Bars", starring Tom Delay and CLE's own Jimmy(the big squishy)Dumbora and Frank(I'm ready for my closeup) Russo.

My fellow Clevelander's have developed thick skins and a sense of humor while we've been sold out for the last 40 years. I want to thank each and every one of you that has been drawing jailbars on Russo's smiling mugshot, which appears on every gas pump in the CLE. And a shoutout to the guy who commented in our local rag on Russo's request to go to Vegas one last time;" Playing poker for cigarettes in jail should be as close as he gets to Vegas."

Good one.

Erin O'Brien said...

I do believe Missy Palin is pushing her luck when she aims her crosshairs at both Babs Bush and our First Lady in the same week.

The better woman would have said, "Mrs. Bush, I admire you greatly and you are welcome in my Alaskan home anytime. In fact, I'll make you a pot of Moose Chili," and left it at that.

But Palin isn't that woman, now is she?

That our Prez took a 12-stitch hit to the lip in stride during a friendly game of b-ball sure offered a cool contrast.

Bill said...

yep. you gotta admire the sacrafices he made playing basketball. didn't even cry or blame anyone. what a man!

can you imagine a news cycle for msnbc, cbs, abc, etc., without palin? dead air.

Bill said...

he probably knows how to spell sacrifice too. unlike me.

Anonymous said...

Roger Corman recognized the popular appeal of the "Palin Factor" long ago.

"Bloody Mama" is a 1970 low budget film very loosely based on the story of Ma Barker. It was directed by Roger Corman and starred Shelley Winters in the title role, depicted as a corrupt mother who encourages and organizes her children's criminality.

RJ

Erin O'Brien said...

I actually own a copy of "Bloody Mama."

philbilly said...

I actually once dated a copy of Shelley Winters.

philbilly said...

Which reminds me, Jennifer Grey is 50 years old. Sunuvabitch.

Erin O'Brien said...

Jennifer Grey gives old broads like me hope.