Sarah Palin is gosh-darn adorable a don’tcha know

October 3rd, 2008 // 408 Comments

Last night the Vice Presidential Debate took place between Republican Governor Sarah Palin and Democratic Senator Joe Biden. If you don’t know who these people are, please engage in activities with a high risk of infertility. Anyway, consider this post an open thread/romper room to get your politics on and sound off about the debate. In the meantime, I’ll be trying to salvage my eardrums which feel like they’ve been raped by Marge Gunderson from Fargo.

Oh, and who do I think won? How about I answer a completely different question instead? Waffles.*

*Didn’t get the joke? Don’t worry; I’ll post about Britney soon.

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  1. Pussy Galore

    #45 you are the biggest tool on the planet!
    Your giving props to an IDIOT you quoted somebody else’s article AS THEIR OWN!!
    Here’s a good reason why the minorities STILL fall behind!

  2. Some people are real sheep

    It’s possible someone reposted the article about Obama vs. McCain/Palin, but got the name wrong. What professor would visit this website anyway?

  3. Areej Zufari is an Idiot

    IN RESPONSE TO #5:

    Makes you wonder a little… (Obama vs. McCain/Palin – October 3, 2008 9:08 AM

    I’m a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight…
    .

    “If your name is Barack, you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim. Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, and you’re a maverick.”

    BARACK HAS ATTENDED MUSLIM SCHOOLS AND PRACTICED THE RELIGOIN IN HIS YOUGER YEARS

    ” 8 years as a State Senator of a district of 750,000 people”

    GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. HE HAS BEEN A SENATOR FOR UNDER 4 YEARS

    If your resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as a mayor of a town of 7,000 people, 2 years as governor of a state of 650,000 people, you’re qualified to be a heartbeat away form the presidency.

    SARAH PALIN HAS MORE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE THAN OBAMA. SHE RUNS A STATE WITH OVER 26,000 EMPLOYEES WITH A 26 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET. AND IF YOU WANT TO TALK POPULATION, ALASKA AND DELAWARE ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE IN NUMBERS, EXCEPT ALASKA IS ABOUT 15 TIMES LARGER AND HAS A PLETHRA OF NATURAL RESOUCES VITAL TO ENDING OUR DEPENDENCY ON FOREIGN OIL. SARAH PALIN RAN THIS STATE WITH THE HIGHEST APPROVAL RATING IN THE USA. wHAT HAS BIDEN OR OBAMA EVER RUN?

    If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re not a real Christian. If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, left your ill wife, and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian.

    HAVE YOU HEARD OF REVEREND WRIGHT AND BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY??? IF NOT I SUGGEST YOU READ UP ON IT AND THE WORKS OF CONE. THEN YOU WILL FIND THAT MICHELLE AND BARACK HAVE BEEN WORSHIPING IN A CHURCH THAT PREACHES HATE, RACISM AND A GENERAL DISREGARD FOR AMERICA. I BELIEVE REVEREND WRIGHT, (WHO OBAMA HAS REFERRED TO AS HIS SPIRITUAL MENTOR) CALLS OUR COUNTYR THE “U S of KKK A”

    If you teach responsible, age-appropriate sex education, including the use of birth control, you erode the fiber of American society. If you staunchly advocate abstinence-only education, while your teen daughter ends up pregnant, you’re responsible.

    AGE APPROPRIATE SEX EDUCATION?!?! STARTING IN KINDERGARTEN?? oBAMA HAS STATED “IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO”

    If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, you don’t represent America’s family values. If your husband is called “first dude”, has a DUI conviction, didn’t register to vote until 25, and was a member of a group that advocated secession of Alaska from the USA, yours is the quintessential American family.

    THE GOP VP’S HUSBAND HAD A DUI… SERIOUSLY IS THIS EVEN RELEVANT? BARACK WAS A COKEHEAD IN HIS EARLY 20′S… WHO CARES! MICHELLE SAID “FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I AM PROUD OF MY COUNTRY” WHEN HER HUBBY HAD A CHANCE TO BE PRESIDENT. SHE LATER TRIED TO EXPLAIN HERSELF BUT THE FACT IS SHE SAID IT AND REALIZED SHE GOT BAD PRESS FROM IT AND LATER TRIED TO RETORT HER REMARKS.

    And, finally, if you’re famous for your quick temper, you’re the one to have your finger on the red nuclear button.

    HERES A LITTLE QUOTE FROM OBAMA:

    “I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.”

    SORRY OBAMA… KEEP DREAMING. TRY TO USE DIPLOMACY WITH TERRORIST COUNTRIES. SLOWING OUR DEFENSE SYSTEMS IS JUST ASKING FOR A NUKE TO HIT USA. DOES HE THINK FOR ONE SECOND IF IRAN BECOMES A NUCLEAR NATION THAT THEY WON’T SELL A NUKE TO AL-QAIDA FOR BIG BUCKS TO ADVANCE THEIR SELF INTEREST. HELLOOOOO?!?!?!?

    OK, much clearer now.-

    IT IS A SHAME THEY LET PEOPLE LIKE THE PERSON BELOW TEACH. I GUESS THAT WHY HE’S AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE. GOD BLESS THOSE STUDENTS.

    Areej Zufari
    Professor of Humanities
    Valencia Community College

  4. Some people are real sheep

    It’s possible someone reposted the article about Obama vs. McCain/Palin, but got the name wrong. What professor would visit this website anyway?

  5. Boo

    PLEASE! She just rehearsed all her lines because she was in a lock down at one of McCain’s various homes (6? 8?) getting drilled on what to say and all her possible answers. Just repeating what you’ve memorized does not mean she understands. She is stupid. Just look at the Katie Couric interivews.

  6. Sharks eat baraccuda

    ‘makes you wonder’ is absolutely right. Furthermore, Palin showed her lack of depth and understanding by having only two rebuttals: “Obama will raise your taxes” and “Obama wants the terrorists to win.” Her endless recitation of worn out talking points bordered on plagiarism and the only reason she didn’t look as stupid as she did with Katie Couric is because she was never asked a follow up or to cite examples of anything.

    Joe Biden, on the other hand offered clear solutions, explained in explicit detail why neither Palin nor McCain are “mavericks,” what our next steps need to be in the middle east – and why, why he is giving tax breaks to anyone making under $250K per year, and countless other points. The only way that the debate can be considered a win is that she didn’t fall on her face in a puddle of her own drool.

  7. AgAnge

    43 I agree, it was awkward. Especially the contrast between the two candidates. Palin was obviously nervous and unsure of herself, whereas Biden appeared calm and collected. Palin often sounded like a commercial for McCain, Biden spoke from experience using points and the debate effectively. Palin stared directly at the camera “connecting” with the people, Biden spoke to the moderator. Palin gained confidence as she went on, and Biden became more human. These two are not on equal playing ground, quite clearly. Palin held her own but the debate made things clear who is ready to lead – someone who KNOWS what the parameters and job descriptions are for the office of VP, for example. Biden.

  8. not.named.areej

    Gee, are you the same Areej Zufari linked to muslim terrorists in Florida?

    http://www.americansagainsthate.org/ghawji/JKA.php

    Just wonderin’

  9. not now

    #51 please stay because you are adding so much to the discussion. Wow, I could listen to you all day. How come you’re so smart? Don’t tell me, you’re a direct descendant of Einstein, right? I knew it!

  10. Oh dear

    Looks like #46 is Areej Zufari using a new moniker!
    What an idiot!

  11. Looking Down

    I’m not sure we can even give Sarah credit for having a good memory for soundbites. She kept looking down at her podium a lot. What was she looking at? Notes? Did she have a laptop under there? A teleprompter? Looked to me like her handlers were sending her lifelines.

  12. Get real

    Check the IP address. I reposted the article, but with the wrong name attached. Big whoop. Some people are so willing to find fault with trivialities, that the rest of the message is completely lost upon them. My apologies.

  13. Balizar

    Unfortunately Sarah f*&*ed up Joe last night. If it would have been a boxing match he would have been out in the third round. Obama should have picked someone alot sharper.

  14. LiLo for V-Prez 2008

    Presidential campaigns make me sick. Lies, bullshit and dittoheads cheering for it. People are gullible idiots.

    Seems like we really are afraid of electing people who are smarter than us. I want some good ol’ fishin buddy hilbillys runnin the planet!

    @5 Fun stuff.

  15. Men are SO fucking pathetic. “But she looks pretty” So fucking what? This world is going so soft it is sad really. By the time my daughter is ready to get married, there is not going to be a real “man” left in this world for her. Bunch of soft little girls is all there is going to be. Little girls who can’t think for themselves and who need special classes in order to learn how to wipe their own assholes. Pathetic.

  16. Pussy Galore

    Actually, yes, I am. And a proud member of MENSA who pays her dues!

  17. Big Joe

    @ 38, you’re an idiot. Obama has done nothing of significance while in the state or US senate. He’s never sponsored a bill. He’s never run a business or gov’t. He never wrote one article while he was Editor of Harvard Law Review. We don’t need any more lawyers running this country…and Biden and Obama are both lawyers.

    And Palin didn’t try charging women for rape kits…she tried to get more money out of the insurance companies to pay for them. And she didn’t try to ban books. Stop reading the Daily Kos or Huffington Post and actually read a news website other then MSNBC.

    And Joe Biden told a parapalegic to stand up the other day at a rally…what an idiot.

  18. Kev

    Areej, very nicely stated !

  19. Bill

    No Biden, nObama!

  20. Crapper

    #62 get real AKA Areej Zufari
    Professor of Humanities
    Valencia Community College

    Okay Community college professor. Keep making your plagiarized points on a celebrity gossip website! You are really making a difference in this world.

    MORON!

  21. McCain has had melanoma 4 times

    -Governer Palin, what are your opinions on (insert literally any issue)?

    -…Alaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaska. I’m a hAckey mAm. Doggonit doggonit doggnit.

  22. Scotty D

    I’m thinking of a pretty funny Aristocrats joke involving Sarah Palin, her 17 year old preggers daughter and her down syndrome baby.

    So Sarah Palin walks into John McCain’s office. He asks her why she’s qualified to be VP. She says what she lacks in experience she makes up for with talent. John McCain is confused so he asks her to elaborate. She says her and her family are very talented, they have a show for him. John McCain, clearly interessted, tells her to go own. So…

  23. Obama will lose to Palin

    Obama has never passed legislation: He sponsored a bill to fund the program. He couldn’t even vote yes or no on the bail-out. He, like always voted “present’. he stands for nothing other than raising taxes. The former head of Freddie Mac is his economin advisor and obama was the second highest recipient of campaign contributions from both Freddie and Fanni. His best friend is Willian Ayers a US terrorist and lets not forget Rev Wright. His wife is finaly proud of America?

    McCain/Palin are not perfect, but they are way better than the socialist obama.

  24. @67…Serious business. When has ANY politician ever done ANYTHING significant? Really…I’d like to know. When has our governement ever done anything that’s made a difference. Besides lately with the hike in gas prices in order to take the focus off of the war that they now cannot get themselve out of?

  25. hacksaw

    I’d hit it.

  26. Stupidity Alert

    #62 Nice bullshit answer to, wriggle our way out of that one!

  27. stunned

    To # 53:

    There are so many false GOP talking points in your post that I cannot wrap my brain around even an iota of you stupidity. You are the reason I am worried about the future of my country. An Obama/Biden victory is the only hope we have of not ending up like the USSR, a broken superpower with nothing left!

  28. stunned

    To # 53:

    There are so many false GOP talking points in your post that I cannot wrap my brain around even an iota of your stupidity. You are the reason I am worried about the future of my country. An Obama/Biden victory is the only hope we have of not ending up like the USSR, a broken superpower with nothing left!

  29. independent

    I’m still undecided. No one is perfect. I don’t love Palin, but I don’t hate her either.

    But, Obama’s ties to a terrorist (William Ayers) and ACORN scare the crap out of me. He seems to be a left-wing nut job, if not anti-American. We need a relevant third party.

  30. Someone

    @Areej Zufari

    Its a little sad that the majority of your comparisons are between Obama and Palin, when one is running for president and the other has the slight chance of being president.

    I hate this heartbeat away from the presidency thing.
    Of the 43 presidents, 8 have died. Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage (he had heart disease, high blood pressure, and slight case of paralyzing polio). Warren G. Harding and William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia. Zachary Taylor died of cholera. Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John F. Kennedy were assassinated. I would really like to think that we are past the threat of cholera and I find it hard to believe that doctors would let a president today die of pneumonia. McCain’s got a clean bill of health and his mother is proof that he just may outlive us all. And if no one has assassinated bush, do you really think someone would go out of there way for McCain? Honestly, I believe as time goes on, it’ll will extrmemly rare for a vice president to take over.

    Oh, and also, I am pretty sure she is not called a “maverick” because of what she named her children.

  31. Liz

    Did anyone notice that Palin used the word “nucular” about 15 times, instead of pronouncing it “nuclear”? I can just see my middle school English teacher smacking his forehead in disgust.

    Can you actually imagine this woman dealing with heads of states and representing our country in the global community? Somehow a wink and a “dontcha know” will resolve our economic crisis and the general lack of respect given to the USA by the rest of the world.

  32. Slaappy

    Ha I got so drunk last night because we played the Sarah Palin euphemism game. Anytime she said a backwoods term we had to do a shot. I was a goner after 20 minutes

  33. cry baby

    Biden cried!

  34. It's Simple Folks...

    #30 said it already but it still continues to crop up everywhere you go…

    This is not an election between Obama and Palin. If it was, I would consider moving out of the country but then realize that no one could fuck up as much as the last 3 Presidents have and not have their asses held over the fire. This is an election between Ms. Congeniality McCain and Sound-Bite Obama. I could care less who the VP is because their wings are clipped so quickly after being elected that you only hear about them when they shoot someone in the face or miss-spell a vegetable… they do go on to win Oscars for telling people shit they already know infront of a power point presentation but that is beside the point…

    Biden is there to give Obama more Washington “street-cred” and some foreign policy stability. It also shows an almagamation of the old style of leadership and the new style… when to the American people it’s just the “same shit different day” concept.

    Palin is there to breath some life into the McCain campaign and give America what they want… a military hero that is “less of a hero than Wes Clark because Wes Clark bombed the shit out a country the size of Vermont” and a “hot” hockey-wife with 5 kids and a “blue-collar” husband. Tell me that isn’t all-american right there.

    It’s a dream ticket for the GOP… how many potential voters can relate to a military record and hot house-wife with a big family? More than you can imagine. Much more than the potential voters that can relate to Obama and Biden. Sucks to bring it up again but you have a serious, serious lack of decision-making in the Dem’s circle by letting Obama pick Biden… absolute buzz-kill.

    So Congrats Democrats! The only shining light in your whole campaign is that Obama is not Bush and African-American in comparison to all the white-guys in DC… atleast the GOP mixed in a little POW-action, sex-appeal, and the whole “I’m not Bush”-initiative. This election should have been gift-wrapped and dropped at the doorstep of the Dems albeit stuffed in a brown bag with a nice thick layer of human excrement courtesy of ‘dubyah with a note saying “Good Luck Pulling Us Out Of This Mess!!”

    Understand that the next President is going to look so much worse than Bush that he will be lucky to get his second-term. This is not some overnight change and then suddenly the sun-shines and angels sing and we wake up all happy with gallons of cheap oil and no more wars… it’s going to be a tough hard road.

    So to me… I’m going to pick the one who in my eyes is going to fuck-up the least amount… Nader. Cuz of the whole seat-belt thing.

    Peace bitches!

  35. Jason

    Biden held back. He’s know for being an aggressive speaker. Unfortunately had he actually tore into this bumpkin, who sounded like her voice was cracking from nervousness all night, she would have completely buckled. It would made John look like a bully, when in fact, it would have just shown how this weakling of a woman should not potentially be the one walking around with the fucking launch codes to our fucking nukes!!!! Everyone would give him shit for outing her for being the fraud that she is, and would have swayed voted in her direction from these shitheads that live on “Main Street U.S.A.” It was tactical last night that she walked away with her dignity.

  36. TUBBO

    Hey Liz #81 If your biggest complaint about Palin is how she pronounces nuclear then we’re in great shape. Biden was tongue tied on more than a couple of occasions last night. You’re worried about her dealing with heads of states? I’d rather that then Obama kissing the asses of dictators.

  37. David

    Re: #22 ChrisJ That’s one of the most horribly racist, ignorant posts I’ve ever read. To suggest that once you’ve seen one ivy league educated black man, you’ve seen them all is deplorable.

  38. Eric

    #5

    Your failure to grasp reality is staggering. You should not be in a position to mislead kids as a “professor” at a community college. your statement about “having a finer on the red button” along is enough to make me know you have no idea how that process works. When I say no idea, I mean NO IDEA AT ALL. You are just another brainwashed idiot who is 100% in the tank for Obama. You make the mistake of comparing Obama (the Dems joke of a presidential candidate) to Palin (the Republican VP candidate). Guess what? They are not running against eqach other for the same office. And even if they were Palin has more expirirence than Obama! The guy is a nobody. A stuffed suit who is backed by the media elite who want to somehow erase their white guilt.

  39. Yank and Wank - they rhyme for a reason

    She is an embarrassment to America, if I was an American (which most thankfully I am NOT) then I would be hanging my head in shame that this thing has got as far as potentially being the second in command of the most influential country on the planet.
    Whilst Obama is not my cup of tea because he is an ex Muslim and that is a damned scary prospect, this uneducated, fundamentalisr & ignorant woman is an even worse prospect for the US and sadly that impacts on the rest of the world.

  40. Fae

    While I think Sarah Palin is an idiot, it isn’t like we haven’t had dumb VPs before.

    Example: Dan Quayle.

    If McCain is voted president, no one would even suggest that the VP is the one who is really running the show… like with Bush and Cheney.

    She will no doubt provide endless material for comedians, give the rest of us jokes to repeat around the water cooler at work, and give many men and some women something to whack off to. Afterall, she does TOLERATE HOMOSEXUALS.

  41. leigh

    #67… Stop reading the Daily Kos or Huffington Post and actually read a news website other then MSNBC.

    ** i assume you mean watch Fox News?

    And Joe Biden told a parapalegic to stand up the other day at a rally…what an idiot.

    ** Pres. Bush did the same thing at a press conference to a veteran. People make mistakes. Joe Biden may do/say stupid things, but at least he has a grasp of what government does. Sarah Palin is fundamentally unfit for the job.

    On another note: the most disappointing part, which drew a laugh, was that both candidates agreed that they’re against gay marriage.

  42. LiLo for V-Prez 2008

    @74 I’ve been feeling that way since Ross Perot. It’s probably been that way at least since Kennedy, though. It would be nice if someone could just wade through the fucktardedness and get us on top in a big way. No pandering BS. Do what’s necessary.

    I kind of like the attitude that is attributed to Reagan (these others don’t display it, don’t know why they praise him). I’m wondering how he might have handled 9/11 (if he had engineered it, *snicker*). I’m wondering if it would have been pretty much wrapped up within 2 months.

    I guess people get what they vote for. Crap.

    Can I vote for Donald Trump? Howard Stern?

  43. Fuck this…I’m moving to Ireland.

  44. Michelle Obama

    oo oo oo AAAHHHHHH AHHHHHH AHHHHHH!!!!!!

  45. ALEX

    Areej Zufari – DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A MUSLIM NAME TO ANYONE BUT ME?

  46. kdm245

    @67 – Umm… Obama was the EDITOR of the Harvard Law Review. He was probably kind of busy EDITING the 2,000+ page monthly publication. You can surely find fault with some of the things he has done, but this? Get a clue.

  47. Who are you people?

    If you are thinking about voting for McCain, think again. If he dies in office, a woman no one had even heard of until 6 weeks ago will become the most powerful person in the world.

    Are we in the twilight zone?

  48. Liz

    - # 86…

    Unfortunately her mispronunciation of not only words like nuclear, but also names of rather important folks (like the U.S. general in Afghanistan pronounced “McClellan” instead of “McKiernan) demonstrates that, while she is most certainly capable of running a state such as Alaska, she is completely unprepared to take on a role that requires a level of intelligence, experience, and respectability that she can not muster.

    Frankly I’m just scared for our future! How is it that we can somehow look down upon a candidate that is far more intelligent than the majority of Americans and then champion the fact that Palin is as intelligent and aware as our hockey moms and “Joe sixpacks”! I think the person who is a “heartbeat away from the presidency” should know the state of our country and world like the back of his/her hand!

  49. Mohammed Liked it In the Butt

    Areej,

    Did Mohammed like it way up in his butt?

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