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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Tears of Others

posted by on November 5 at 9:48 AM

Watching Jesse Jackson cry…

…makes me cry.

But Sarah Palin’s tears…


…only make me giggle.

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It's okay. Jesse Jackson made me cry too. You know how long he'd been waiting for that day.

Posted by Christie | November 5, 2008 9:52 AM

It makes me laugh watching Palin cry too.

Posted by l0nepinemall | November 5, 2008 9:52 AM

Seeing the Reverend Jackson sobbing with joy last night was the only thing that brought tears to my own eyes (Fuck! It's happening again!). My reaction to Palin's tears was less of a giggle and more of a cackle, followed by a loud fart.

Posted by Hernandez | November 5, 2008 9:52 AM

Jesse Jackson's tears show up as the Stranger Personals ad. That makes me giggle. :)

Posted by Al | November 5, 2008 9:54 AM

what will make me really cry is when the Republican party nominates Sarah Palin and her VP candidate Joe the Plumber for the ticket in 2012

Posted by Gordon | November 5, 2008 9:55 AM

remember when we had to worry about that stupid fucking lady?

oh memories....

Posted by greg | November 5, 2008 9:59 AM

Did anyone else notice the frosty hug between Palin and McCain at the end of his speech? It looked to me like they couldn't wait to get away from one another. Newsweek's blog is also reporting that she was pretty ticked off that Steve Schmidt wouldn't let her speak at the concession speech.

Posted by Palin-Wurzelbacher 2012 | November 5, 2008 10:01 AM

He's only crying cause he wishes he was up there. He's a total charlatan. Thank God the first black president is a real leader and not some second string, B-team chump like the "Reverend" Jackson!!

Posted by seatard | November 5, 2008 10:01 AM

i don't want to watch sarah palin cry, i don't want to watch her do anything. i want her to leave and never come back to national politics.

Posted by douglas | November 5, 2008 10:03 AM

So... how's this sound to you? Sen Palin!

So sorry...

Posted by daniel | November 5, 2008 10:03 AM

So... how's this sound to you? Sen Palin!

So sorry...

Posted by daniel | November 5, 2008 10:06 AM

really?? watching jesse jackson mug for the cameras last night was one of the most hilariously pathetic spectacles of the evening. why is he holding his pinky to his lip? i laughed at him AND sarah palin.

Posted by brandon | November 5, 2008 10:06 AM

Did she really think she had a chance?

I would laugh if Jesse Jackson was shot in the face.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 5, 2008 10:06 AM

Jesse Jackson is a has-been. I watched him desperately squeezing those tears out. When a red camera laser would glow on his face he would turn toward the camera and put on his sad/happy face.

He doesn't like Obama. It's all about him.

Posted by todd | November 5, 2008 10:08 AM

So, the whole evening had me misty eyed, and I'm not too proud to admit that I found Palin's tearing up a touching moment.

I guess I feel some empathy for her at this point. Let's face it, she wasn't the best choice, and she is going to be scape-goated big time. And she's had to endure a lot of shit these last months. Ya ya, I know she brought a lot of it on herself, but I'm feeling for her.

Posted by Brad | November 5, 2008 10:09 AM

Brad, you're right. I felt really sorry for her too, especially with that radio-show prank that was pulled on her. Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with her politics, but that whole interview with "Sarkozy" she was thinking "Someone's finally taking me seriously!" Only to realize she's still the national punchline.

Posted by kylamonkey | November 5, 2008 10:26 AM

Fuck Sarah Palin. I'm glad I got to see her tear up, for all the hate & bullshit she spewed out. She doesn't deserve my sympathy for losing the election and I would drink those mascara contaminated tears if I could.

Jesse Jackson, on the other hand, touched me. However twisted he may have become politically, he was part of the beginning of the civil rights movement. I'll overlook any playing up to the camera for now.

Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2008 10:27 AM

I'm tired of the bitchy, hateful comments. Enough. Now is when we show conservatives that we're for ALL Americans and not just our own selves and ideals. We won, there's no reason to gloat and act a fool.

Jesse Jackson has done more to further Civil Rights than any of you asshole commentors. You didn't do shit but complain on a fucking message board. Shut the fuck up.

Posted by Carollani | November 5, 2008 10:31 AM

I find it sad that it took losing the election to bring out the statesman in McCain.

His concession speech was very very well stated and put and he deserves the respect of all americans for the sacrifices he has made for our country and our freedom.

That being said, apparently Palin didn't leave when the McCains did and hung around with the press.

Posted by Gordon | November 5, 2008 10:34 AM

Hmmm...Nop, still want a bottle of Palin tears.

Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2008 10:37 AM

Hmmm...Nope, still want a bottle of Palin tears.

Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2008 10:40 AM

Jesse Jackson and I witnessed history last night. What a country!

Posted by PTrig | November 5, 2008 10:55 AM

You know why she's really crying though, right? McCain's political adviser vetoed her request to speak to the crowd after McCain's cessation speech. It'll be in a huge Newsweek article this coming week.

Ugh, the way she smiled when the crowd booed Obama. While John tried to calm the crowd and redirect them, she stood there soaking it (the crowd's vitriol) in. She's a heartless attention seeker.

Posted by John At Work | November 5, 2008 10:58 AM

Jesse Jackson is one of the people who should be for ALL Americans and not just his own race.

Posted by please | November 5, 2008 11:04 AM

@18 get off me.

Posted by your high horse | November 5, 2008 11:11 AM

if you're tired of bitchy comments, carollani, i think you're at the wrong blog.

Posted by brandon | November 5, 2008 11:15 AM

i watched the whole thing and did not see palin cry. she looked unhappy, esp. when the boos could be heard through the applause for her, but no tears did i see. is this like when all the boys on slog piled on hillary and accused her of crying, having an emotional breakdown, etc. when really it's just that her eyes got a little misty?

for the record, i despise both women.

Posted by ellarosa | November 5, 2008 11:22 AM

Yeah, I saw him and thought, "good, I'm glad I'm not the only one going into the full-fledged Ugly Cry in public tonight."

Posted by violet_dagrinder | November 5, 2008 11:25 AM


Her eyes were definitely welling up during McCain's speech.

Posted by keshmeshi | November 5, 2008 11:34 AM

i for one look forward to our new Dark Sith Overlord, Emperor Palintine.

Posted by josh b | November 5, 2008 11:38 AM

It's better for her to have been forced to tears by Obama than by Putin (or Medvedev or whoever is really in charge).

Posted by sockpuppet | November 5, 2008 2:05 PM

i wanted her to cry hard. i was hoping she would. i hope she went home and cried her stupid fucking head off. and i hope she goes back to alaska and we never hear from her again.

Posted by xina | November 5, 2008 2:25 PM

Hats off to Jesse Jackson.

Posted by homage to me | November 5, 2008 4:37 PM
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2008 8:28 AM

I'll take a bottle of that Neoconservative Tears...I've been waiting 8 long years for that crisp sweet satisfying beverage.

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | November 7, 2008 8:34 AM

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