Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Who Thinks Palin Will Feed Joe Biden John Boehner's Shit Sandwich Tomorrow?


Thursday one of my least favorite Democrats, overbearing and pompous insufferable windbag Joe Biden will debate the least informed candidate for an executive position in the history of American politics. He's sure he knows everything; everyone else is sure she knows nothing at all. So how will the debate turn out? The Christian Science Monitor asked Andrew Halcro, someone who debated her before-- and lived to tell the story. He calls her "a master of the nonanswer."
When he faces off against Sarah Palin Thursday night, Joe Biden will have his hands full.

I should know. I've debated Governor Palin more than two dozen times. And she's a master, not of facts, figures, or insightful policy recommendations, but at the fine art of the nonanswer, the glittering generality. Against such charms there is little Senator Biden, or anyone, can do.

...On paper, the difference in experience on both domestic and foreign policy is like the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing a bullet. Unfortunately for Biden, if recent history is an indicator, experience or a grasp of the issues won't matter when it comes to debating Palin.

...Palin is a master of the nonanswer. She can turn a 60-second response to a query about her specific solutions to healthcare challenges into a folksy story about how she's met people on the campaign trail who face healthcare challenges. All without uttering a word about her public-policy solutions to healthcare challenges.

As pathetic as she is, I bet she creams Biden. And George Will's flat out assertion that she is obviously unqualified for the job... well, who cares what the liberal media thinks?

In fact, when McCain turned into a sarcastic, snarling bitch in his Des Moines Register meeting yesterday his gratuitous remark about "a Georgetown cocktail party person who calls himself a conservative," was widely assumed to be a reference to George Will.

The problem for anyone who comes up against Palin is, like the fascist idiots of yore, she's actually stupid enough to believe her own myths. Yesterday right-wing propagandist Hugh Hewitt interviewed her and asked her to recount the economic woes she and First Dude have been going through that tie her to typical everyday Americans. She rose to the occasion.
Oh my goodness, yes, Hugh. I know what Americans are going through. Todd and I, heck, we're going through that right now even as we speak, which may put me again kind of on the outs of those Washington elite who don't like the idea of just an everyday working class American running for such an office.

But as the Washington Times pointed out yesterday "a check of financial records, though, shows the Palins live anything but a common life when compared with their fellow residents of their hometown of Wasilla.
Their combined income of nearly a quarter-million dollars last year was five times the median household income for Wasilla's 7,000 residents. They own a single-engine plane, two boats, two personal watercraft and a half-million-dollar, custom-built home on a lake that is worth three times the average of other homes in town...

If she's comparing herself to the McCains with their 13 homes and fancy jet and countless cars and servants, she's probably going to feel inadequate. But compared to everyday, ordinary Americans... she doesn't have quite as much to worry about as most of us. Of course, she can always make a few quick bucks here.

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