Oh, Sarah Palin. How you make me laugh. In a just-released clip, she makes fun of Joe Biden for being old and a familiar name in Washington, and then explains herself by saying that people want change and new ideas. Um, hello? Sarah? Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth, okay? This is worse than McCain in the debate, when he said that Iran had a lousy economy because they had a lousy government. To make matters even more exciting, if I understood the CBS website correctly, there is footage from another Couric interview with Palin that is soon-to-be-released. This is, of course, in addition to the other footage that was never released from the first interview (in which, apparently, Palin is unable to come up with a single Supreme Court case other the compulsory pregnancy advocate’s case of choice, Roe v. Wade). So good things are coming!
In exceedingly related news, I am very much looking forward to Thursday night’s debate – even though I shall have to skip “The Office”, I plan to be liveblogging the shit out of that thing. I may even make popcorn. We’ll have to see. But tune in at 9 PM Eastern, October 2nd, for more of that good old-fashioned insight thing that TRN does so well!
As far as my other recent post on Palin goes, I stand by everything I wrote, but have decided not to focus on it, at least for the time being. There’s enough misogyny in this political campaign without my going to look for it, and a fair amount is coming from policies Palin directly endorses – not that this makes sexist attacks against her acceptable, but it does mean that I am going to focus more on problems that I can actually pinpoint with some degree of accuracy. Plus, the alternative is people treating her with kid gloves simply because of her sex, which IS sexist and is already too much of a problem. I’m sure that if (when?) Biden wipes the floor with Palin on Thursday night, everyone on the right will cry ‘sexism!’. Given that it’s Biden, who doesn’t have the world’s best track record when it comes to not being an ass, it’s possible that such an accusation would be valid, but I’m sure that even if he were on his best behavior, somebody would protest his treatment of such a delicate flower of womanhood as the self-described “pitbull in lipstick”. Oy.
What we can do, however, is put some off the focus back on McCain. Every single thing that’s wrong or underqualified is a reflection on McCain and his utter inability to choose a suitable successor. McCain, and his commitment to ‘winning over’ simpleminded wimminz who see evidence of two X chromosomes and immediately latch on like a lamprey, instead of having independent thoughts. McCain, who after harping (somewhat justifiably) on Obama’s lack of experience, chose somebody who, as my friend put it, “has the political experience of somebody who runs a front lemonade stand. Who sometimes sells to Russia”.
And just in case you’re wondering, I do have some posts planned that are completely free of the words ‘Palin’ or ‘election’, it’s just a very busy week for me. You know, patience is a virtue and all that jazz, though that’s no reason to not be patient anyway ;).