Sarah Palin may as well have been bent over the podium, showing us her naughty bits at the VP debate tonight. Her winks, folksy lingo, and complete exploitation of her appearance do not belong in a political arena. Save that shit for the pageant stage, lady.
Beyond her exceptionally annoying presence, her talking points were transparent and unprompted. Palin’s ability to completely swerve around the issues actually amazes me. She would address Gwen Ifill’s question for a couple seconds (if that) and then get on her soapbox and talk about energy in Alaska. I’m all for cutting oil costs, but could we hear her talk about her experience on another topic? Please?
Her constant efforts to be “just like you and me” are sickening and hypocritical. On the topic of education tonight, she listed off her numerous family members that are currently or have previously been teachers. Since when have Republicans ever improved the state of education in our country? She’s basically saying, “I have a lot of teacher friends… but I don’t intend to improve their quality of life! Or their children’s!”
She also claimed to be an advocate for women’s rights… yeah since you’re trying to overturn Roe v. Wade and make our bodies property of the government. Uh huh. Oh, and she also suddenly supports gay rights… that’s on the record, right?
It seemed the McCain camp gave her a to-do list of things to make sure to mention before the debate ends. This would explain how she’d be asked a question… then proclaim “well, I’m going to talk about Afghanistan” or “well, I’m going to discuss my executive experience.” She is terrified to go off-script! I bet she wishes she had those index cards on hand for steely-eyed Katie Couric!
Finally… anyone else SO sick of this talk of “change” from the Conservatives? What would change? They have yet to give lucid examples… maybe if they repeat the word three (or seventy) times and click their heels…
P.S. The polar bear pictured above is not endangered. His melting habitat is cyclical!