Always a good thing. Now if only there were more Anna David, it would be perfect.
Friday, October 03, 2008
I thought of Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd" with Andy Griffith as a cynical drifter whose faux-homespun folksiness makes him a TV sensation and a political kingmaker. That and Dana Carvey's Church Lady.
I keep hearing how "we all know someone like her." It's true. She's that annoying woman from your block or your church or the PTA who makes you shudder whenever she corners you. The one who says things like, "Jeepers, I know your lawn isn't important to you, but by golly the rest of us have to look at it and we just wish you took better care of it!" Or "Nobody likes volunteering for the bake sale, but doggone it, we have to! Unless you don't care about whether the church gets renovated..."
Yeah, we all know people like her. And we hate them.
Look at the people you really do drink beer with. And trust to teach your children. And prepare your will. And do your electrical work. Real people talk like Joe Biden. Not like Huckleberry Palin, who's cynically slathering on the rube juice because she thinks you'll buy it.
Read a transcript of the debate, people. Everything she said was either complete gibberish or an absolute lie. (And she did it in insane, run-on sentences.)
And she wants to expand the power of the Vice President? She's insane enough to think she can violate the Constitution, and stupid enough to say so on television?! Are you kidding me?! At least Dick Cheney had the decency to try to conceal his scumbaggery.
She is either the most repulsive, obnoxious simpleton in the world or a serious threat to our democracy. Either way, send this shithead packing, America. Please. Don't reward McCain and Palin for underestimating you.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
In case you haven't been following this saga, we learned that Sarah Palin agrees with Barack Obama on Pakistan, but she also disagrees with Barack Obama on Pakistan. And John McCain thinks if you say something to a voter it doesn't count. And that videotaping what Palin says to voters is "gotcha journalism." (Which I would, too, if I planned to lie to voters.) Oh, and that if you're in a restaurant, you're under no obligation to tell the truth. Also, she either reads no newspapers or all newspapers, but either way she can't name one. And that she refers to newspapers as being "in front of her" which suggests someone else puts them there. And she can't think of any Supreme Court cases except Roe v. Wade. Got all that?
Also, Sarah Palin's views on the economy are such AFG (Authentic Frontier Gibberish) that Tina Fey got huge laughs simply repeating them verbatim.
Finally, is it me, or is Sarah Palin having a codependent relationship with Katie Couric? Does she know there are other journalists?