She Held Up Better Than I Thought She Would…

October 3, 2008 at 12:05 am (Politics) (, , )

By not answering questions, deflecting answers on questions back to topics she was either comfortable with or been heavily briefed, by using folksy language that made me want to throw my beer bottle at the TV, WINKING – OMG!, and a SHOUT OUT???? THIS IS THE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, NOT THE FUCKING PTA! *head slams on table*

Are you going to do a “shout out” at nuuklar arms talks with Iran?  Are you going to wink and say, “You betcha,” in discussions with North Korea?  Are you going to shove energy, energy, energy down the throats of the Pakistani government because its obviously the only thing you know about???

Listen up, Gov’na, Joe Biden mopped the floor with you on the Vice-Presidency and you totally showed your true colors as a) uninformed as to the actual powers vested to the Vice-President and b) you came across to me as saying, “Well, I’m a maverick, and IF I were to make it to the Presidency because something happened to McCain, well, you betcha I’d do things my own way, and definitely not what you’re voting for now.  Vote for me, I’m the next Cheney.” And they accuse Joe of being undisciplined???

I felt like I was back at Shermer High with The Breakfast Club because all I wanted to do was throw my beer bottle at the TV and yell, “JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION!”  Avoiding the question by reverting back to issues with you have been heavily briefed is just as Joe said, “I didn’t hear a plan.”  At one point Joe Biden sighed and I sighed right along with him.

I have a lot of respect for someone who voices their opinion in an articulate, intelligent manner, even if I disagree with them. I finally called Troy at 19 minutes after 10 and asked, “Could she just answer a question? And what’s with all that “betcha” and “gonna” and “yeah buddies,” and Troy laughed and said, “She’s trying to appeal to you, darling.”  My response, “Well, it ain’t workin’.”

I feel screwed and I think America should feel screwed. If I’m going to take the time to watch the debate and be involved, then answer the damn questions, be informed, and speak intelligently about all of the policies and plans that you have. Even if I disagree with them, I would at least know where you’re coming from and how you got there. If you don’t answer the question, and blatantly at times avoid the question, then I feel as though you’re hiding something or you’re so woefully ignorant of the issues that you can’t form an opinion. There were times I looked at the TV and wondered what the hell she was talking about because it wasn’t what was asked of her.

And for those of you who want to say that she was just trying to connect with the real people of America by using that folksy language can all kiss my backwoods ass. I don’t talk like that when I have a serious conversation and frankly, I don’t know anyone who does! I know some people who were born in the most backwoods areas of West Virginia, who are thoughtful, intelligent, articulate, and very successful people. I find it extremely condescending.

Joe Biden did an excellent job. I wanted to reach through the TV and hug him when he said that Dick Cheney was the most dangerous Vice-President we’ve ever had, right after Palin referenced him and how she wanted all the leeway she could with the Vice-Presidential powers. He answered all of the questions with authority and intelligence. He totally nailed it at the end.

I’m done bitching for the night.  Good night and good luck.


  1. Seamus said,

    She may have danced with wit and charm, but I still wanted to throw up! 😦

  2. pacer521 said,

    great post, funny as well.

  3. kenju said,

    I agree with you and Seamus. She’s good at deflecting the questions, and not so good at actually answering them; by golly, you betcha and I walk the walk!!!

  4. MissedConnections said,

    They both just looked so different. It was wierd because Biden kept looking around at the audiance and his opponent, while to Palin, the only person in the room was the camera man! Such a difference!

  5. Vince said,

    I wanted to smack that woman as well. I’m sorry, but I want the people running the country to actuall look SMARTER than me. If I want my next door neighbor running the country, I’d vote for them.

    Was it just me or did she come off like a 3rd grade teacher trying to tell Johnny why it’s not polite to point and just trust your teacher because I’m in charge?

  6. LisaBinDaCity said,

    I couldn’t even watch, I knew it would be like that… the good news is that I didn’t miss anything, it’s been all over tv, gawker, blogs etc… 😉

  7. cybele said,

    She’s actually a funny little person to imitate. We watched her with Katie Couric, looking for the “get back to ya” moment, then looked at Tina Fey and Amy Pohler as Palin and Couric and laughed our bellies sore. I can do the accent- not so far from Minnesota- and her ‘rhetoric’ is fun to mimic.

    The debate itself was infuriating. Fluffy admired Biden’s suit, and his excellent tie, and thought that a white shirt was a good choice, and didn’t wash him out. Fluff had to watch for his government class, and I had to keep him company because I felt bad for him to suffer alone.

  8. Marie said,

    Since SP wants to explore the “VP job description”, I guess we can expect slumber parties, moose hunting outings, blah blah blah. The woman truly does not have enough brain cells to be in that position – EVER!! I have even heard people saying if McQuack loses – SHE will run for POTUS in 2012. Now there’s a scary thought.

  9. Susanne said,

    I gotta say, im with you on this one! I was thoroughly disgusted!! Seriously. By golly Mr. Biden… blah blah blah… I couldnt even watch the TV when she was doing that crap.

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