Thursday, September 25, 2008


On the home page of today:

I'm fond of the idea of chasing McCain and Palin around with chicken costumes because they won't debate and because Palin won't talk to the press except by appointment -- but maybe, if the Great McCain Debate Shift really happens (which I think is quite likely), a better idea would be to stage phony demonstrations outside McCain campaign offices, with chanting (phony) Paliniacs yelling "Let Sarah debate! Let Sarah debate!"

Really -- take one of those Obama's-a-Muslim e-mails your right-wing cousin sends you and send everyone on the recipient list the time and date of a "LET SARAH DEBATE!" demonstration. The real Paliniacs might actually show up. It might turn into a groundswell. McCain might find himself under genuine pressure from the base to let Palin out of the cone of silence. Wouldn't that be fun?


MEANWHILE: Palin actually answered questions from the press today at Ground Zero in Manhattan -- she took a whopping five (5) questions, answering four. (And I don't mean she gave an evasive answer to the fifth -- when she was asked if she planned to vote for Senator Ted Stevens this fall, the transcript records that she gave "[no answer].)" The session confirmed what I've long suspected: that she actually grew up not in Idaho and Alaska, but on another planet, where she learned human language excusively from satellite transmissions of Dana Carvey's George H.W. Bush imitations:

POLITICO: Do you think our presence in Iraq and afghan and our continued presence there is inflaming islamic extremists?

A: I think our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to further security of our nation, again, because the mission is to take the fight over there. do not let them come over here and attempt again what they accomplished here, and that was some destruction. terrible destruction on that day. but since September 11, Americans uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again.

"Since September 11, Americans uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again." Verbs are for wussies and liberals.


And holy crap, this clip from Part II of the Couric interview is just mind-boggling.


MORE: Worse and worse.

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