Thursday, October 02, 2008

On today's Vice-Presidential debates

Gov. Sarah 'pitbull' Palin will debate Sen. Joe 'gaffe' Biden tonight. Ms. Palin is someone who took the national stage at the Republican National Committee a month back and derided individuals involved in community organizing and community service. She is someone who makes sure women are made to pay for rape kits after they file a rape report. The list goes on – there is no need to repeat it here… Of course, with the loquacious Joe Biden’s ‘let me ramble on’ demeanor juxtaposed alongside Sarah’s ‘short on substance’ rants (of late especially), it promises to be an interesting evening.

At this point, short of Ms. Palin actually passing out or throwing up on the podium, her handlers have lowered expectations so much that all she has to do is remain mum through the whole debate and she will be declared winner…

This was her recent response when asked about the newspapers she reads: “Um... all of 'em... any of 'em that... um.. have been in front of me over all these years... um...
Biden is not too far behind. Just last week Biden told us that Franklin D. Roosevelt had appeared on TV to explain the market crash of 1929. The problem with that statement was that Herbert Hoover was president at that time and television did not start appearing in American homes until years after.

I forgot to mention, among her moderate list of accomplishments, pathological lying is under-reported but does stand out prominently. Her list of lies keep growing (see Andrew Sullivan’s list of 15 absolute lies told by her here). I am almost inclined to say, let the best person win, but in this case, I am sure that Palin’esque politics might not be the best for us at this stage. As someone was joking the other day, while her boss Mr. McCain might suffer from incontinence, she seems to suffer from a different malady - incompetence...

1 comment:

JafaBrit's Art said...

Just as well that I have an art class tonight because I am not sure I can bear to watch it.