Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sarah Palin isn't "regular folk," she's a MORON!

Watching the Vice-Presidential debate was a very painful experience. I missed the first 20 minutes, so maybe Gov. Palin made some brilliant comments then, but I highly doubt it.

What I saw was Joe Biden being unusually sedate, which was kind of a bummer. I also saw him lay out policy positions, attack McCain's inconsistent voting record, show how his own voting record backs up his current statements and positions, and give clear and straight answers to the questions.

What did I see from Palin? She must have said 'Alaska' over 100 times, she deflected questions, made outright lies about her administration as Governor, constantly quoted Reagan, and misquoted Regan -- atributing "a shining city on the hill as a beacon to the world" to him. Those are not Regan's words... He might have said that once, but that quote is from John Winthrop, a puritan reverend speaking about the newly formed Massachussettes colony and how it should be an example of a proper Christian community.

She was glib, silly, and several times acted like she was on some kind of awards show - giving shout-outs to school kids "back home" and mentioning that her father was in the audience. It was ridiculous!

Even worse she maintained that the "surge strategy" should be implemented in Afgahnistan. This is just plain wrong. I don't want to be an armchair general, but surely the proper tactics in Afghanistan would be mainly search-and-destroy excersices. There's no insurgency to quell, what the fuck would a surge do?

All in all, she didn't screw up that badly. She didn't make any major gaffes, but she came off as shallow, uninformed and her style of speech is very grating to me. While I assume she is trying to maintain the image of being a regular American without pretentions, to me she sounded like an idiot. Bad grammer, obnoxious accent, cliche's aplenty, empty talking points...

A definite win for Biden.

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