9 comments on “Reading is (Soooo Not) Fundamental

  1. In a lot of respects, Sarah Palin is George Bush in a skirt. She can read a teleprompter as good as anybody. She can toss her accent in to sound like a “normal” person better than anybody. But once she has to answer questions off the cuff, she completely buckles – and indeed creates her own “isms”. Her “isms” aren’t as bad a Bush’s, in that she doesn’t make up her own words. But she starts rambling on about nothing because she doesn’t have an adequate response (see: Bush’s definition of “sovereignty”). But since the debate format will allow her to regurgitate responses she’s been fed by her coaches, I think she’ll do well tonight.

  2. Can we have Bristol replace Sarah as the VP nominee. She’d be a much better choice.

  3. “Can we have Bristol replace Sarah as the VP nominee. She’d be a much better choice.”

    Sarah Palin’s shoes are more qualified than she is.

  4. Did any of you catch CNN where Bay Buchanan came to Palin’s defense by saying that candidates aren’t supposed to speak with their minds if they want to connect with the American people? I almost fell out of my chair.

  5. If this chick graduated with a degree in journalism but couldn’t name a single newspaper, maybe we should have her transcripts audited. Then again, she was a sports journalist (clearly a definitive qualification for the second highest political position in the country). Why would publications like…I don’t know…the Wall Street Journal, the Anchorage Press, USA Today…not come to mind? She could have even said that she DOESN’T read and it may have slid through the cracks. There are other ways to get the lowdown on the world besides publications. Yet she couldn’t even come up with one.

    To use a sports metaphor (since that’s the only thing she seems to get) this was a slam dunk of a question. But she missed…again. God help us if they get elected.

  6. Hey Darlin ,
    I know your going to scoff at me but I really think that you should re think politics for your future,in some form or another ,you know more than a great deal of people on many subjects but this one seems to a full blown passion .
    Who knows in a few years you may run for ??????? I would vote for you but I guess geography would cancel that out .(WINK)
    HUGs Andre and Stay safe in the Big City ,God Bless
    G♥

  7. @ J. Alex: “But since the debate format will allow her to regurgitate responses she’s been fed by her coaches, I think she’ll do well tonight.

    The format selection definitely favors Palin. If she thought Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson were laying them on hard (easy questions if you ask me), she would’ve been slaughtered in a free-for-all.

    If all else fails and Palin sucks, I imagine the conservatives will use Gwen Ifill’s book as an indication of bias. Ha!

    @ MissKD: I dunno about Bristol. Anybody who would kick it with that Levi dude is pretty questionable themselves.

    @ Natasha: As I mentioned in another post, many Americans actually DO want a President with whom they can relate. Stupid, but true. Me? I want somebody SMARTER than I am. But I guess that makes me no better than the French, right? 🙂

    @ Cyn: I would’ve given Palin partial credit for even saying Sports Illustrated.

    @ Greeny: “I know your going to scoff at me but I really think that you should re think politics for your future,in some form or another ,you know more than a great deal of people on many subjects but this one seems to a full blown passion .

    *Scoff*

    Still, thanks for the vote of confidence. 🙂

  8. one good thing out of all of this is Palin certainly makes for some good humor on late nite tv, especially SNL (saturday nite live).. so see, all’s not lost.

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