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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

“I Thought it Would be Closer”

posted by on November 11 at 11:40 AM

The Sarah Palin exit interview:

Here’s a gem from a few seconds in, when Palin explains whether the margin of Obama’s victory surprised her:

You know, it did, I thought that it would be closer, but then, taking a step back and being able to consider why it was at the margin was as great as it was, it makes sense.

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Wow, her hair looks like shit. I guess all that money was well spent after all...

Posted by Mechanical Turducken | November 11, 2008 11:44 AM

Funny, I feel the same way about her as I do about G.W.Bush. Listening to either of them speak is like nails on a chalkboard while simultaneously having onion juice squirted into my eyes. And since there's a 98% chance that if her lips are moving it's a lie I figure why put myself through it.

Posted by monkey | November 11, 2008 11:45 AM

Oh, so now she's giving interviews.

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 11, 2008 11:49 AM

When will it end?

Posted by Lord Summerisle | November 11, 2008 11:49 AM

By the way, the key her lying is the inflection she puts on "you know" to start her responses as if to say, "I know you don't believe me but this is my story and I'm sticking with it..."

Posted by monkey | November 11, 2008 11:49 AM

"our ticket representing the incumbency... our ticket represented too much of the status quo"?

well at least she's finally honest about that.

Posted by Trevor | November 11, 2008 11:50 AM

She took no responsibility whatsoever for the loss. Does she not realize that maybe, just maybe part of the reason for their loss was that she is a complete idiot? No, lets blame everyone and everything else.

Posted by Peter | November 11, 2008 11:51 AM

I'm so sick and tired of hearing about Wardrobegate. It's really embarrassing that the October Surprise was about someone's clothes. I thought it was stupid when it was about John Edwards's haircut, too.

Posted by disintegrator | November 11, 2008 11:54 AM

That quote is basically a perfect summary of the McCain/Palin campaign.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | November 11, 2008 11:57 AM

lies, lies, lies.

Posted by ellarosa | November 11, 2008 11:59 AM

She is all over the map in her responses these days...

From the PI ... In an interview with the Anchorage Daily News, Palin faulted the policies of the Bush administration for the defeat of the GOP ticket, and said, "it's amazing that we did as well as we did."

Also, watching this video she's gone back to her old self, listen, the fakey over-played mid-west accent is gone and she's back to the hint of mid-west she's always had.

Posted by allover | November 11, 2008 12:02 PM

Part of me wants her to stick around, because of the entertainment value and because I think there's a distinct possibility that she could splinter the Republican party. But, the other part just cannot stand listening to her shameless lies.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | November 11, 2008 12:07 PM

I honestly think all of us Obama fans need to make sure she is the Republican nominee in 2012. I could not think of a better candidate for the GOP.


I'm not joking; we already have Obama who will run in 2012, let's make sure he picks up a few more states for his re-election bid. We need to switch parties for the primaries and vote in droves for Palin. Even give her a few bucks. The last thing we want is the GOP to nominate someone competent.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | November 11, 2008 12:21 PM

Sorry to piss on your hate parade, but this interview makes her a much more sympathetic character. Too bad it does not juxtapose these comments with the hate she spewed at her rallies.

Posted by elswinger | November 11, 2008 12:21 PM

With her passing out of presidential campaign politics, a sad chapter in our political history is over.

Except she will rise like a zombie to ravage, again, our national consciousness someday.

Posted by doctiloquus | November 11, 2008 12:29 PM

She has not uttered a single sentence that makes sense once transcribed.

Posted by blank12357 | November 11, 2008 12:29 PM

Blame it on the New York stylist. Those elitist homos.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | November 11, 2008 12:32 PM

yes, her hair does look like shit.

and yes, she is a political moron.


Posted by AK | November 11, 2008 12:39 PM

Was that a wiglet or Trig stuck to the back of her head?

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | November 11, 2008 12:47 PM

What she's saying at 1:35 is basically that the McCain camp had a lot of faith in the Bradley effect, and coasted on it. Fucking stupid assholes.

Posted by bronkitis | November 11, 2008 1:07 PM

@14: No. It makes her look just as clueless and inarticulate and incapable of telling the truth as ever.

Posted by Al | November 11, 2008 1:11 PM

You know, kind of, but also there was the feeling that not really and the faith in the change, also. What the people were, you know, looking for an incumbency change, and what's great, is in this country, we can say yes, we don't kind of, you know, as a maverick, you welcome surprises. Because John McCain, bless him, yeah, I have faith that for the American people, on the issues, having spoken, we did have a great result, but knowing ahead you do expect a big change, you know, there's hope.

Posted by banjoboy | November 11, 2008 1:26 PM

@5: Also her lips move and her voice comes out.

Posted by banjoboy | November 11, 2008 1:27 PM

@20 re: Bradley effect

Yup. My jaw almost went through my desk. Even for her that's a shockingly awful thing to say.

Posted by anon | November 11, 2008 2:50 PM

I'm divorcing Matt for the worst interview of the year. Man she's dull as shit.

Posted by Shawn | November 11, 2008 5:04 PM

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