Sunday, September 21, 2008


There aren't enough flashcards in the freakin' world to prepare this chick for the vice presidency.

Initial plans are being set in place for the presidential and vice presidential debates starting with the presidential debate next Friday. The McSame campaign has, once again, inserted Moosey McPalin's ball gag and have basically restructured the debate format to their liking:

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

Man, that just breaks my heart. You too?

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The wrangling was chiefly between the McCain-Palin camp and the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which is sponsoring the forums.

Nonpartisan, huh?

Commission members wanted a relaxed format that included time for unpredictable questioning and challenges between the two vice-presidential candidates. On Wednesday, the commission unanimously rejected a proposal sought by advisers to Ms. Palin and Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee, to have the moderator ask questions and the candidates answer, with no time for unfettered exchanges.
Oh, ok, that was pretty nonpartisan.

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This is my favorite part:
McCain advisers said they were only somewhat concerned about Ms. Palin’s debating skills compared with those of Mr. Biden, who has served six terms in the Senate, or about his chances of tripping her up. Instead, they say, they wanted Ms. Palin to have opportunities to present Mr. McCain’s positions, rather than spending time talking about her experience or playing defense.

They were only "somewhat concerned" with her debating skills?? No talking about her experience - only about Bush's ... er, McSame's positions?? This is a joke, right? Goddam funniest thing I've read since AIG and Lehman Brothers!

But actually I've mostly stopped getting pissed at Grampa Simpson and his handlers. I half expect Caribou Barbie to come up with some excuse at the last minute anyway or just pull a no-show. You know how when your kids were small and you didn't want to go somewhere you could always say that Little Stevie had a fever so you wouldn't have to go? Well, I did it and I'm betting (unofficially so far) that none of us ever sees or hears that screechy voice do a vice presidential debate. Fine with me - my ears can only take so much bleeding - and she could put her time to so much better use by looking into Election Avalanche Victim Recovery programs for her and the old man.

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