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JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,11:06   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,20:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

I assume there will be a Palin-Biden debate, in which case I'd like to see him take on her support for the teaching of creationism in science classes.  If the usual pattern holds (the closer we get to the election, the more timid the Dems get), it won't happen, though.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,11:08   

Quote (JohnW @ Sep. 04 2008,11:06)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,20:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

I assume there will be a Palin-Biden debate, in which case I'd like to see him take on her support for the teaching of creationism in science classes.  If the usual pattern holds (the closer we get to the election, the more timid the Dems get), it won't happen, though.

The issue is that her stance, whilst wrong, is a popular one. For every you shaking your head there may be two people nodding.

I think the way to adress it may be to ask how she came to her opinions - being better informed is a good start.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,11:18   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 04 2008,11:08)
Quote (JohnW @ Sep. 04 2008,11:06)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,20:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

I assume there will be a Palin-Biden debate, in which case I'd like to see him take on her support for the teaching of creationism in science classes.  If the usual pattern holds (the closer we get to the election, the more timid the Dems get), it won't happen, though.

The issue is that her stance, whilst wrong, is a popular one. For every you shaking your head there may be two people nodding.

I think the way to adress it may be to ask how she came to her opinions - being better informed is a good start.

Richard - I second your motion.  Now, if we can just get everyone else to go along with it...

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Ftk



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,18:43   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,22:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

Just now getting a chance to check in here today, and I noticed Rich's snide comment.  I swear to God I burst out laughing.  After her outstanding speech last night, it may be Biden that is left dribbling and sputtering.  

That gal certainly doesn't come across as anything other than intelligent, extremely well spoken, and likeable.  She's fiesty as hell, and I'd bet money that neither Obama, Biden or even McCain himself could match wits with her.  

If her debate style is anything similiar to what we saw from her speech last night, it will probably end of being one of the most enjoyable debates I've even seen as far as political side shows go.

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Lowell



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,18:44   

DaveScot tells everybody what's what at Pharyngula. Sarah Palin is going to be "teh American Margaret Thatcher." Write that down!

Finally, someone is going to make you chance worshipers pay for your crimes.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,19:28   

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Posted by: DaveScot | September 4, 2008 5:49 PM

You finally got one right, PZ. This IS how you will lose.

Even totally united behind Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004 you couldn't beat a dumbass draft dodging reborn alcoholic George "Shrub" Bush and his snake-oil sidekick Dick Cheney of all people. That's pretty pathetic. This round you've got an even worse candidate that half of your own party thinks stole the nomination by cheating and dirty politics. Your party is shattered up the middle and you have the worst candidate in all the decades I've been paying attention. I knew Jack Kennedy and your nominee, PZ, is no Jack Kennedy.

Now the culture war is still on, the players are all the same on both sides, except this time we have an honest-to-God centrist war hero, even if he is an elitist beltway insider, and a little unheard of cutie, obviously a political savant, who in 30 minutes won the hearts and minds of every heretofore apathetic God fearing blue collar flyover family all across the nation and made them start caring about who wins this election not to mention is stealing a lot of the Hillary voters who wanted nothing more than a woman in the Whitehouse. If McCain wins then Palin, sooner or later, is going to become the first woman president of the United States as by the time she's up for election to the top spot there won't be any question of lack of experience. You are basically looking at teh American Margaret Thatcher. Get used to her. She's going to be in your face for the next 16 years. It's all over except for the tears and anger from your side that you were fucked yet again. Write that down.


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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,19:36   

Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 04 2008,18:43)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,22:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

Just now getting a chance to check in here today, and I noticed Rich's snide comment.  I swear to God I burst out laughing.  After her outstanding speech last night, it may be Biden that is left dribbling and sputtering.  

That gal certainly doesn't come across as anything other than intelligent, extremely well spoken, and likeable.  She's fiesty as hell, and I'd bet money that neither Obama, Biden or even McCain himself could match wits with her.  

If her debate style is anything similiar to what we saw from her speech last night, it will probably end of being one of the most enjoyable debates I've even seen as far as political side shows go.

Do you know what "frame" means, FtK?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,19:43   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 04 2008,19:28)
Full screed:

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Posted by: DaveScot | September 4, 2008 5:49 PM

You finally got one right, PZ. This IS how you will lose.

Even totally united behind Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004 you couldn't beat a dumbass draft dodging reborn alcoholic George "Shrub" Bush and his snake-oil sidekick Dick Cheney of all people. That's pretty pathetic. This round you've got an even worse candidate that half of your own party thinks stole the nomination by cheating and dirty politics. Your party is shattered up the middle and you have the worst candidate in all the decades I've been paying attention. I knew Jack Kennedy and your nominee, PZ, is no Jack Kennedy.

Now the culture war is still on, the players are all the same on both sides, except this time we have an honest-to-God centrist war hero, even if he is an elitist beltway insider, and a little unheard of cutie, obviously a political savant, who in 30 minutes won the hearts and minds of every heretofore apathetic God fearing blue collar flyover family all across the nation and made them start caring about who wins this election not to mention is stealing a lot of the Hillary voters who wanted nothing more than a woman in the Whitehouse. If McCain wins then Palin, sooner or later, is going to become the first woman president of the United States as by the time she's up for election to the top spot there won't be any question of lack of experience. You are basically looking at teh American Margaret Thatcher. Get used to her. She's going to be in your face for the next 16 years. It's all over except for the tears and anger from your side that you were fucked yet again. Write that down.

Is this the same Dave from 2005 who predicted
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Judge John E. Jones on the other hand is a good old boy brought up through the conservative ranks. He was state attorney for D.A.R.E, an Assistant Scout Master with extensively involved with local and national Boy Scouts of America, political buddy of Governor Tom Ridge (who in turn is deep in George W. Bush’s circle of power), and finally was appointed by GW hisself. Senator Rick Santorum is a Pennsylvanian in the same circles (author of the “Santorum Language” that encourages schools to teach the controversy) and last but far from least, George W. Bush hisself drove a stake in the ground saying teach the controversy. Unless Judge Jones wants to cut his career off at the knees he isn’t going to rule against the wishes of his political allies. Of course the ACLU will appeal. This won’t be over until it gets to the Supreme Court. But now we own that too.

 
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,19:45   

Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 04 2008,18:43)

That gal certainly doesn't come across as anything other than intelligent, extremely well spoken, and likeable.  She's fiesty as hell, and I'd bet money that neither Obama, Biden or even McCain himself could match wits with her.

Her speech? I guess she had so many wits that other people had to retool the "outstanding" speech they had already written for a male VP candidate, eh, FtK?

Jesus was kind of a community organizer, and Pontius Pilate was a governor. Yeah, I can understand why fake Christians like you lap that shit up.

What about the blatant lie about the bridge to nowhere? Do you agree that we're doing "God's work" in Iraq?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,21:21   

Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 04 2008,18:43)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,22:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

Just now getting a chance to check in here today, and I noticed Rich's snide comment.  I swear to God I burst out laughing.  After her outstanding speech last night, it may be Biden that is left dribbling and sputtering.  

That gal certainly doesn't come across as anything other than intelligent, extremely well spoken, and likeable.  She's fiesty as hell, and I'd bet money that neither Obama, Biden or even McCain himself could match wits with her.  

If her debate style is anything similiar to what we saw from her speech last night, it will probably end of being one of the most enjoyable debates I've even seen as far as political side shows go.

FTK - WTF???!!!

Are you watching the same Sarah Palin as I am??!!

She comes accross as just another self-serving lying bag of horse dung - and a dumb one at that!

However, I must admit she is a good fit for the McCain-Bush ticket.

And BTW FTK - STAY OFF OF HIS LAWNS!!&^%$#!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,22:14   

I do love "the daily show"..

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,22:35   

My gut reaction to Palin during her speech: Quite mixed.

Speech cadences and tonality worse than fingernails on chalkboard. On radio she comes across as a giggling hag.

But quite beautiful, with abundant Q-factor and watchability. TV works for her. Very confident and naturally sunny and, in a way, charismatic. She'll be liked by the Republican base.

Also, objectively, she must be a smart and capable woman. You don't get where she has without some of that.

But I also found her snide, sarcastic, abrasive, smug, and obnoxious. Simultaneously spunky and smug. Smunky.

Smunky isn't so good.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,22:53   

She the republican's best chance not to occupy the "80 year old man with his belt up by his nipples" mental  space...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,05:13   

Quote (csadams @ Sep. 04 2008,20:43)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 04 2008,19:28)
Full screed:

 
Quote
Posted by: DaveScot | September 4, 2008 5:49 PM

You finally got one right, PZ. This IS how you will lose.

Even totally united behind Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004 you couldn't beat a dumbass draft dodging reborn alcoholic George "Shrub" Bush and his snake-oil sidekick Dick Cheney of all people. That's pretty pathetic. This round you've got an even worse candidate that half of your own party thinks stole the nomination by cheating and dirty politics. Your party is shattered up the middle and you have the worst candidate in all the decades I've been paying attention. I knew Jack Kennedy and your nominee, PZ, is no Jack Kennedy.

Now the culture war is still on, the players are all the same on both sides, except this time we have an honest-to-God centrist war hero, even if he is an elitist beltway insider, and a little unheard of cutie, obviously a political savant, who in 30 minutes won the hearts and minds of every heretofore apathetic God fearing blue collar flyover family all across the nation and made them start caring about who wins this election not to mention is stealing a lot of the Hillary voters who wanted nothing more than a woman in the Whitehouse. If McCain wins then Palin, sooner or later, is going to become the first woman president of the United States as by the time she's up for election to the top spot there won't be any question of lack of experience. You are basically looking at teh American Margaret Thatcher. Get used to her. She's going to be in your face for the next 16 years. It's all over except for the tears and anger from your side that you were fucked yet again. Write that down.

Is this the same Dave from 2005 who predicted  
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Judge John E. Jones on the other hand is a good old boy brought up through the conservative ranks. He was state attorney for D.A.R.E, an Assistant Scout Master with extensively involved with local and national Boy Scouts of America, political buddy of Governor Tom Ridge (who in turn is deep in George W. Bush’s circle of power), and finally was appointed by GW hisself. Senator Rick Santorum is a Pennsylvanian in the same circles (author of the “Santorum Language” that encourages schools to teach the controversy) and last but far from least, George W. Bush hisself drove a stake in the ground saying teach the controversy. Unless Judge Jones wants to cut his career off at the knees he isn’t going to rule against the wishes of his political allies. Of course the ACLU will appeal. This won’t be over until it gets to the Supreme Court. But now we own that too.

 
???

That is exactly what popped into my head, as soon as I read Davey's first sentence.

Meanwhile, I see that Ftk and reality are forging ahead with the divorce proceedings.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,05:22   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Sep. 05 2008,11:13)
[SNIP]

Meanwhile, I see that Ftk and reality are forging ahead with the divorce proceedings.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa WHOA!

FTK and reality knew each other? I wasn't aware they'd ever been in the same room.

That aside, the gloating drivel of FTK and Davey boy is the standard crapola. Pay it no mind. It's just yet another piece of data in the "team identity" psychosis they present.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,05:32   

Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 05 2008,06:43)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,22:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

Just now getting a chance to check in here today, and I noticed Rich's snide comment.  I swear to God I burst out laughing.  After her outstanding speech last night, it may be Biden that is left dribbling and sputtering.  

That gal certainly doesn't come across as anything other than intelligent, extremely well spoken, and likeable.  She's fiesty as hell, and I'd bet money that neither Obama, Biden or even McCain himself could match wits with her.  

If her debate style is anything similiar to what we saw from her speech last night, it will probably end of being one of the most enjoyable debates I've even seen as far as political side shows go.

I heard bits of her speech and thought she was very well spoken but I knocked me over how many errors in fact she said in one speech. I also thought that people like FTK would lap it up liking spin over substance.

I thought it was quite scary and more like something you would hear on LGF rather than something that an informed future leader would say.

But I suppose there are a lot of people like Ftk who never let facts stand in the way of forming an opinion.

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,06:41   

Ftk has weighed in on Palin at Risible Kansans:

"Inexperienced my ass."

The opposite of which is...

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ck1



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,10:54   

Quote (csadams @ Sep. 04 2008,19:43)
       
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 04 2008,19:28)
Full screed:

         
Quote
Posted by: DaveScot | September 4, 2008 5:49 PM

You finally got one right, PZ. This IS how you will lose.

Even totally united behind Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004 you couldn't beat a dumbass draft dodging reborn alcoholic George "Shrub" Bush and his snake-oil sidekick Dick Cheney of all people. That's pretty pathetic. This round you've got an even worse candidate that half of your own party thinks stole the nomination by cheating and dirty politics. Your party is shattered up the middle and you have the worst candidate in all the decades I've been paying attention. I knew Jack Kennedy and your nominee, PZ, is no Jack Kennedy.

Now the culture war is still on, the players are all the same on both sides, except this time we have an honest-to-God centrist war hero, even if he is an elitist beltway insider, and a little unheard of cutie, obviously a political savant, who in 30 minutes won the hearts and minds of every heretofore apathetic God fearing blue collar flyover family all across the nation and made them start caring about who wins this election not to mention is stealing a lot of the Hillary voters who wanted nothing more than a woman in the Whitehouse. If McCain wins then Palin, sooner or later, is going to become the first woman president of the United States as by the time she's up for election to the top spot there won't be any question of lack of experience. You are basically looking at teh American Margaret Thatcher. Get used to her. She's going to be in your face for the next 16 years. It's all over except for the tears and anger from your side that you were fucked yet again. Write that down.

Is this the same Dave from 2005 who predicted          
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Judge John E. Jones on the other hand is a good old boy brought up through the conservative ranks. He was state attorney for D.A.R.E, an Assistant Scout Master with extensively involved with local and national Boy Scouts of America, political buddy of Governor Tom Ridge (who in turn is deep in George W. Bush’s circle of power), and finally was appointed by GW hisself. Senator Rick Santorum is a Pennsylvanian in the same circles (author of the “Santorum Language” that encourages schools to teach the controversy) and last but far from least, George W. Bush hisself drove a stake in the ground saying teach the controversy. Unless Judge Jones wants to cut his career off at the knees he isn’t going to rule against the wishes of his political allies. Of course the ACLU will appeal. This won’t be over until it gets to the Supreme Court. But now we own that too.

 
???

There is an important difference in these two predictions.  On the one hand, the outcome depends on the decision of a single highly-educated jurist, on the other, on the choices made by ordinary voting Americans:

"And in all of this we should not leave out the role of the much heralded ordinary American. One reason the Republicans find such fertile ground for their shamelessness is that this is fundamentally a right-wing country. My liberal friends find it difficult to accept this, but to me it seems obviously true. Why do you suppose that Republicans trumpet their pro-life credentials, but Democrats try to change the subject when it comes to abortion? Why do Republicans run around bashing homosexuals, while Democrats quake in terror at the thought of having to say what they really think? Why do you suppose upwards of eighty percent of the country want to have some sort of creationism taught in science classes?

The answer is simple. It is that in each case the Republicans are defending the popular position."

http://scienceblogs.com/evoluti....ion.php

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,11:44   

Dheddle, FtK and others.

Here's a letter from a resident of Wasilla, Alaska. I'm sure you will find it interesting.

It's beginning to look more and more like she is just another venal small-town politician, now thrust onto a national stage. If she becomes VP, she will make Spiro T. Agnew proud...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,11:48   

Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 04 2008,19:43)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,22:57)
I can't wait for the debates now. I wonder if they'll frame her as a dribbling fundie?

Just now getting a chance to check in here today, and I noticed Rich's snide comment.  I swear to God I burst out laughing.  After her outstanding speech last night, it may be Biden that is left dribbling and sputtering.  

That gal certainly doesn't come across as anything other than intelligent, extremely well spoken, and likeable.  She's fiesty as hell, and I'd bet money that neither Obama, Biden or even McCain himself could match wits with her.  

If her debate style is anything similiar to what we saw from her speech last night, it will probably end of being one of the most enjoyable debates I've even seen as far as political side shows go.

How about those speech writers, eh?

What, you didn't think she wrote any of that, did you?

According to McCain's campaign, Palin will not be allowed to speak outside of scripted speeches and campaign appearances.

Apparently they don't think she is very intelligent, well spoken, or likable without someone to tell her what to say.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,11:54   

This seems like the right place to ask this question.

I'm trying to find a suitable moniker for the Republicans' Happy Couple. The need for this struck me as I was looking at PTET's excellent, sneering coverage of it all.

"Captain Geritol and Polar Barbie"?
"ditto and Igloo Barbie"?
"Fossil Man and Gospel Mama"?
"President POW and The Moose-Meat MILF"?

Your thoughts (FTK, it's in the dictionary)  and suggestions, please.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,11:57   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Sep. 04 2008,23:35)
But I also found her snide, sarcastic, abrasive, smug, and obnoxious. Simultaneously spunky and smug. Smunky.

Smunky isn't so good.

On the bright side, in 60 days you'll never have to think about her again.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,12:22   

Quote (Amadan @ Sep. 06 2008,11:54)
This seems like the right place to ask this question.

I'm trying to find a suitable moniker for the Republicans' Happy Couple. The need for this struck me as I was looking at PTET's excellent, sneering coverage of it all.

"Captain Geritol and Polar Barbie"?
"ditto and Igloo Barbie"?
"Fossil Man and Gospel Mama"?
"President POW and The Moose-Meat MILF"?

Your thoughts (FTK, it's in the dictionary)  and suggestions, please.

I've heard "the maverick and the milf", but that gives them both too much credit.

I'm partial to "the flyboy and the flake" meself.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,12:38   

Quote (Amadan @ Sep. 06 2008,11:54)
This seems like the right place to ask this question.

I'm trying to find a suitable moniker for the Republicans' Happy Couple. The need for this struck me as I was looking at PTET's excellent, sneering coverage of it all.

"Captain Geritol and Polar Barbie"?
"ditto and Igloo Barbie"?
"Fossil Man and Gospel Mama"?
"President POW and The Moose-Meat MILF"?

Your thoughts (FTK, it's in the dictionary)  and suggestions, please.

Let's see. Who do we know that likes to give other politicians nicknames?

I know! Let's get Georgie!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,13:46   

Evangelicals / Palin:

http://www.time.com/time....cnn=yes

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,13:50   

Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 04 2008,16:43)
She's fiesty as hell, and I'd bet money that neither Obama, Biden or even McCain himself could match wits with her.  

I agree that Palin is "fiesty (sic)." It is a perfect description since the word literally means "like a feist." We all know that feist is "a small snappish dog." The word feist itself derived from the Norman French name for a small fart. Totally appropriate, Palin is the very definition of feisty.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,16:35   

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Apparently they don't think she is very intelligent, well spoken, or likable without someone to tell her what to say.

How 'bout that?

I never thought I'd agree with that bunch of psychos on anything ever again...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,16:38   

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This seems like the right place to ask this question.

I'm trying to find a suitable moniker for the Republicans' Happy Couple. The need for this struck me as I was looking at PTET's excellent, sneering coverage of it all.

"Captain Geritol and Polar Barbie"?
"ditto and Igloo Barbie"?
"Fossil Man and Gospel Mama"?
"President POW and The Moose-Meat MILF"?

Your thoughts (FTK, it's in the dictionary)  and suggestions, please.

I've seen "Gidget and the Geezer".

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,16:43   

All this reminds me of the way Reagan was ridiculed. Politics doesn't seem to favor rational thinking.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,16:50   

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Politics doesn't seem to favor rational thinking.

If it did, Palin's name would have never come up.


...and there wouldn't even be a Republican party as we know it.

And we wouldn't be here on this board, and all across the blogosphere spending enormous numbers of man-hours working endlessly to beat back the repeal of the Enlightenment.

So no. I suppose politics doesn't seem to favor rational thinking at all.

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