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What A Difference A Month Makes…

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Posted in: American Politics

Dear God. What happened to the confident, likeable, sassy woman from a month ago? Shit, I am cringing so bad for her right now.

The most cringe-worthy bit, is when Katie Couric asks her to clarify her foreign policy experience:

Did she really say the following, in response to Couric’s question about her experience in foreign policy?

“Our next door neighbours are foreign countries, they’re in the state that I’m an executive of”

I mean, really?

Dear. Fucking. God. I take back all the positive things I ever said about her. I must have been smoking some strong shit at the time.


  • That sets the bar insanely high, Robin. Just sayin’. πŸ˜›

    I totally second this. πŸ™‚


  • Marianne McA
    September 30
    3:52 pm

    Did you see the Sarah Palin as a Disney movie spoof?



  • That vid is BRILLIANT!


  • RenaRuadh
    September 30
    5:51 pm

    I will never forget speaking to an American friend I had thought was fairly intelligent about the Iraq war:

    She: “Oh, but we MUST support George W. Bush, after all, he’s our PRESIDENT!!”

    Me: “Hmmm, does that mean that Germans HAD TO support Hitler…?”


  • DS
    October 1
    5:39 pm

    I haven’t read all the responses but doesn’t anyone remember Dan Quayle? I never did understand what he was all about.


  • Robin
    October 1
    5:40 pm

    Robin said: β€œI want my president and VP to be smarter than I am, more articulate, and able to think deeply AND on their feet.”

    That sets the bar insanely high, Robin. Just sayin’. πŸ˜›

    Nah, our expectations have just become extremely low.

    I find myself having to resist a deeper and deeper cynicism about the electoral process and about the *way* many people vote. I fear that what is so obvious to me just doesn’t matter to most voters. It’s not that I think people are stupid, just that I think they have disconnected from the larger political culture and tend to cast a vote from a very visceral place, not an intellectual one (which is also an answer to the ‘why don’t people vote’ question Karen posed in another thread).

    So whether it’s ‘I vote Republican because I don’t want my taxes raised’ or ‘I vote Democrat because I’m pro-choice’ or ‘I vote Green because I hate the other candidates’ or ‘I vote for whoever seems most honest’ or whatever, it seems to me that people feel overwhelmed and disempowered, believing either that their vote doesn’t matter or that the whole process doesn’t matter, too many Americans believe that the system is running them, rather than the other way around. Which then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, and it’s incredibly difficult to get people to take back the controls of the unfettered, speeding train.

    It’s so ironic in a way that we’re divided along these partisan lines, because IMO if the broadest possible spectrum of people really were engaged, BOTH parties would be striving much harder to represent the country as a whole. So in a way the parties have become these prisms through which our discontent and disconnection are magnified, creating even MORE division and discontent.


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