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Talking about Palin…

It’s more like I’m delighting in letting Jon Stewart speak while I nod my head.

The gender card at the Daily Show**

Nothing dies on the internet, and very little dies elsewhere.

(by the way, Jon Stewart is no only intelligent, sarcastic and handsome. He’s left handed! Is it any wonder I want to jump him?)

** Due to technical difficulties (read: I’m a techno moron) I can’t embed the video. Due apologies.

Oh, and if you can’t watch the clip at the Daily Show website, you can watch it here.


  • Ann M.
    September 15
    12:11 pm

    I’ve been following the discussion… posted my one link and stood back. I’m always leary of stepping into a chat about politics. Even with good friends it has at times become tricky.

    I’m impressed with the civil give and take.


  • Alas, I can’t get the link – not available outside US don’t you know.


  • Kristie, if you’re in Canada, you can see the clip at http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

    AZ, Stewart is mine if I see him first. Or maybe I’ll just take Stephen Colbert… So hard to choose!


  • Just subscribing to comments…


  • Lori
    September 15
    4:38 pm

    Oh that was better than a morning cup of coffee. Thanks AL!


  • Ann M.
    September 15
    5:11 pm

    Was going to wave hi to Michelle Cunnah but her comment isn’t here. I got notice of her comment. BAD blog eating comments.

    I loved it – Michael Palin for President. Will have to play the link at home.

    It’s your Alcatraz buddy.


  • This isn’t related to the video, but taking its humorous “compare and contrast” type format and applying it to a very different context, I saw this item in the New York Times and some of the stuff in it reminded me of some of the posts here about authors and publishers behaving badly.

    For example I’m sure there’s been stuff about e-publishers who seem to favour members of their clique, regardless of whether those people have any proven ability as editors, or who set up in business with little or no experience. This isn’t exactly the same, but I thought there might be a parallel:

    when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she [Sarah Palin] appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency. […] The Wasilla High School yearbook archive now doubles as a veritable directory of state government. Ms. Palin appointed Mr. Bitney, her former junior high school band-mate, as her legislative director and chose another classmate, Joe Austerman, to manage the economic development office for $82,908 a year. Mr. Austerman had established an Alaska franchise for Mailboxes Etc.

    And then there are the authors who don’t like their reviews and start attacking the reviewers. This sounds just a bit similar:

    four months ago, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor’s career with an astringent eye, answered her phone to hear an assistant to the governor on the line, she said.

    “You should be ashamed!” Ivy Frye, the assistant, told her. “Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now!” […]

    her [Sarah Palin’s] visceral style and penchant for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents “haters” — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image.

    Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.

    And weren’t there some comments about e-publishers which had different email loops for different groups of their authors, and some people got thrown off certain loops? And weren’t some of those loops considered more “private” than others? Again, not identical, but…

    Interviews show that Ms. Palin runs an administration that puts a premium on loyalty and secrecy. The governor and her top officials sometimes use personal e-mail accounts for state business; dozens of e-mail messages obtained by The New York Times show that her staff members studied whether that could allow them to circumvent subpoenas seeking public records. […] Ms. Palin and aides use their private e-mail addresses for state business. A campaign spokesman said the governor copied e-mail messages to her state account “when there was significant state business.”

    On Feb. 7, Frank Bailey, a high-level aide, wrote to Ms. Palin’s state e-mail address to discuss appointments. Another aide fired back: “Frank, this is not the governor’s personal account.”

    Mr. Bailey responded: “Whoops~!”

    And then there are the publishers who suddenly become rather difficult to get hold of/don’t respond to emails from either their authors or readers:

    During the last legislative session, some lawmakers became so frustrated with her absences that they took to wearing “Where’s Sarah?” pins.

    Many politicians say they typically learn of her initiatives — and vetoes — from news releases.

    Mayors across the state, from the larger cities to tiny municipalities along the southeastern fiords, are even more frustrated. Often, their letters go unanswered and their pleas ignored, records and interviews show.


  • Ann M., I got the notification too, but now I can’t see her comment anywhere! I know I’m techno impaired, but this is ridiculous!

    Laura, thank you!


  • Hey, Ann M *waves right back at you,* I don’t know why my comment disappeared, but I am going to have another go (third time lucky?)

    I just thought that this short video of Michael Palin for President was funny and entertaining.

    I’m going to not link it this time, but it is well worth a watch if you type michaelpalinforpresident dot com in your browser.

    Enjoy! (Hopefully!)


  • I’m still chuckling how Sarah eloped with her High School sweetheart to allegedly “save money by not having a big wedding” blah blah blah but the truth came out her first child was born 8 months afterward.

    None of this would make a bit of difference to me since I myself was conceived out of wedlock in much the same manner but I’m not all “abstinence only” and “schools should not teach about birth control or protecting yourself from AIDS” etc etc etc.

    Well OK, I guess covering up your hypocrisy with lies is a huge value for a politician.


  • Lori
    September 16
    12:43 am

    Jon Stewart is the bomb. His commentary is always dead on. We watch him religiously.


  • Wendy
    September 16
    12:51 pm

    Thanks Michelle, bwahahahahahahaha.


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