Wow – it sounds like McCain fell on it (or in it) last night. I was flipping between the Giants-Redskins and the convention … neither of which was very inspiring. And this’ll be short this morning, as our coffee maker overflowed … which has set everything back considerably. (They say bloggers are supposed to share personal details – so there you go – about as scintillating as it gets!)
Anyway – HollyCornblog sent me some great stuff from Boltgirl – who is on the Palin case like an archeologist on a pottery shard. Keep checking – the posts are coming fast and furious. Same with truth over at Main St USA (where you’ll find a link to Gloria Steinam’s op ed, among other things).
I can’t remember if I put this up earlier – but it’s a post from Huffington offering up a lot of information about Palin’s church (the one she grew up in and attended for most of her adult life). It’s a fire and brimstone, scary kind of a place filled with hatred and self-righteousness and terrifying surity about god’s will.
A friend sent me this article about Palin’s start in Alaska, from the NY Times . It includes some information from Anne Kilkenney, whose e-mail about Sarah Palin in Alaska has been making the rounds of the blogosphere. (In her e-mail she asks that it not be posted on the web – but it’s in millions of places already … so I am joining the throngs and sacrificing Anne’s wishes in order to spread the word about Ms. Palin.)
That same friend asks the wonderful question: “What do you think it means that Michelle Obama was constantly put on the defensive for being too strong and direct, and now the GOP is slathering over a ‘pit bull with lipstick’?”
Must see video from The Daily Show – Stephen already posted this – but I’ve gotta reprise it. The Republican hypocrisy and inconsistency is mind-boggling!
Finally – Some Late-Night Jokes about Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin – compiled by By Daniel Kurtzman, About.com
“John McCain’s VP pick is the governor of Alaska, a unknown hockey mom named Sarah Palin that no one ever heard of. The only other job she had in politics was the mayor of a small town known as Wasilla, Alaska, and now she has the opportunity to be on a ticket opposite of Barack Obama, the first black man she’s ever seen.” Bill Maher
“Are you kidding me, the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska? Yeah, that’s who you want in the White House during a time of crisis. When she got a phone call at 3 in the morning, it was because a moose had gotten in the garbage can.” Bill Maher
“I think this is pertinent because McCain has been running this campaign based on ‘we’re at war, it’s a dangerous world out there. The democrats don’t get that. I John McCain am the only one standing between the blood-thirsty Al Qaedas and you. But if I die, this stewardess can handle it.'” Bill Maher
“When they were vetting her for this job, like three seconds ago, she said, quote, I’m not making this up, ‘What is it exactly that the VP does everyday?’ Let me field that for you, Sarah. They start wars, they enrich their friends, they subvert the Constitution, and they shoot people in the face. That’s what the vice president does.” Bill Maher
“She’s not bad looking. She looks like one of those women in the Van Halen videos who takes off her glasses, shakes out her hair, and then all of a sudden, she’s in high heels and a bikini. All of a sudden, I am FOR drilling in Alaska.” Jimmy Kimmel
“Not only is she young, they’re saying she’s the prettiest candidate for Vice President since John Edwards.” Jimmy Kimmel
“There was some breaking news out of Dayton, Ohio today, where Republican presidential candidate John McCain introduced the world to his third wife.” Jon Stewart
“Now obviously Sen. John McCain has made an enormous amount over Barack Obama’s lack of experience, so it seems curious that the 72-year-old, four-to-five time face cancer guy would choose a running mate whose resume appears to be more suited for a Northern Exposure reunion show.” Jon Stewart
“Alaska Gov. Sarah Pallin is John McCain’s choice. Here’s what we know about her: her name is Sarah Palin.” Jay Leno
“Actually, it was kind of a smart choice. McCain went with a woman because he didn’t want to have to be in a position to have to get CPR from Mitt Romney.” Jay Leno
“Palin and McCain are a good pair. She’s pro-life and he’s clinging to life.” Jay Leno
“Today President Bush called Gov. Palin and congratulated her. Bush told Palin the job of vice president is very important because as vice president, you get to tell the president what to do.” Jay Leno
“The McCain people believe that Americans will disregard her inexperience because they will fall in love with her story. She was a runner up in the 1984 Miss Alaska Pageant, which may sound trite, but you try walking in high-heeled snow shoes.” Bill Maher
“And the trump card, why Americans will fall in love with her, she’s got five kids. How can you not vote for someone who has five children, including an infant. Some touching details about the infant: it has Down Syndrome, she had it when she was 43 years old, and it looks a lot like John Edwards.” Bill Maher
“Five kids? Does anyone in that party understand the concept of pulling out?” Bill Maher