In What Respect, Charlie?

This clip of Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin pretty much says it all.  McCain may be channeling Bush, but Sarah is pretty much the real thing … never EVER letting her ignorance stand in the way of her swagger and bellicosity.


Here’s a bit more from the interview …

Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska, Palin answered: “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

Obama might want to consider her for Secretary of State.  (And speaking of the Secretary … I can’t wait to see what Princess Sparkle Pony will say about Sarah’s shoes.  They don’t appear to measure up to Condi’s – but I’m guessing that McCain is working on that, as he seems to have a personal interest in quality footwear!)

Pia!In far more positive and interesting news, the USWNT will be in Philly tomorrow, playing Ireland in a friendly.  Ireland?  I know.  It seems a rather lopsided match-up, but Ireland did agree to it.  Here’s a great article from the Philadelphia Inquirer about how Pia Sundhage found her way to Philly and the WUSA to begin with.  Mark Krikorian’s call to Pia was a fortuitous day for US Soccer, indeed!

“I called her out of the blue,” said Krikorian, the women’s coach at Florida State and the former coach of the Philadelphia Charge, the team’s only head coach before the demise of the WUSA after three seasons. “I told her I planned to come to Sweden. I talked to her about college soccer. She welcomed me into her home.”

“We stayed up to 2:30 in the morning, talking in the kitchen,” Sundhage said. “We talked about zone defenses. He was very friendly. . . . We talked about beer.”

Pia, what are you drinking these days?  We owe you a case!

Under ConstructionAnd finally, on an even happier note (if that’s possible), HollyCornblog and CharlieHopbrew have been hard at work at the lake, constructing a woodshed that yours truly will be filling with wood (chopped and split by the aforementioned individuals) come November.  Here’s a photo of their progress as of mid-week … great work you guys!

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