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Monday, September 29, 2008

McCain Protects Palin From Mean Questions

posted by on September 29 at 16:51 PM

I wonder how this is going to look to undecided voters. (Sorry about the Discover Card ad beforehand, but there’s no way around it.) To me, it looks like McCain shows up to help Governor Palin with that mean old Katie Couric.

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How chivalrous.

Posted by east coaster | September 29, 2008 4:58 PM
2

McCain looks so uncomfortable when Palin is speaking. It's pretty hilarious.

Posted by M | September 29, 2008 5:01 PM
3

did Palin just call Pakistan terrorists?

Posted by Raven | September 29, 2008 5:02 PM
4

I love when people assign the feminine gender to USA.

Posted by Carollani | September 29, 2008 5:05 PM
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Ask her about the dinosaurs! Ask her about the dinosaurs!

Posted by Dougsf | September 29, 2008 5:08 PM
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@carollani - she called america "she" because she's a FEMINIST! duh!

Posted by kim | September 29, 2008 5:11 PM
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mccain is thinking "what the fuck was i thinking?"

Posted by mnm | September 29, 2008 5:12 PM
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Damn you. Now that you've posted this, I'm going to have to actually watch the others.

Posted by wench | September 29, 2008 5:14 PM
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Undecided voters should be told to consider what happens when McCain fucking keels over on January 22nd.

Posted by laterite | September 29, 2008 5:18 PM
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I think the undecided voter is going to think McCain is creepy as hell and that Palin can't be trusted to speak in public.

Points to Hooker Heels for finally getting a few talking points right, but that show has already closed.

Posted by whatevernevermind | September 29, 2008 5:19 PM
11

How Campy!!! The dirty old man bought his secretary with him!!!

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 29, 2008 5:23 PM
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I know I'm supposed to be creeped out by the Palin interview, but given today's economic climate, I'm more creeped out by the Discover card ad. "We're a nation of consumers. And there's nothing wrong with that."

Posted by PopTart | September 29, 2008 5:25 PM
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Wow... UNcomfortable. So now she needs a protector? I think McCain spoke more than she did. Condescending bastard. If she is truly qualified, ready, and able (I could care less about the "willing" party), she needs to be able to meet the press alone. This only reinforces the image of a daughter accompanying her daddy to talk to the college admissions office-- there's no chance she'd get admitted to the electoral college on her own.

Posted by Suze | September 29, 2008 5:30 PM
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@12--Yup, a nation of consumers. That's one creepy, poorly timed ad.

And Couric sitting there while McCain airquotes her expertise and calls her a gotcha journalist? Damn. The entire original interview, Couric looked like she was trying her best not to threaten Palin. I kept thinking, "Wow, someone told her to play nice". Clearly, she wasn't nice enough and now she's being schooled.

Posted by MJ | September 29, 2008 5:34 PM
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You're not going to have McCain there to protect you during the debate. What's going to happen then?

Posted by N | September 29, 2008 5:34 PM
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She's a fucking gold mine.


Today on the bus, though, I overheard two people talking about these Palin videos.


Friend 1: "Man, I've been watching those Katie Kouric videos of Palin. Sure she's a retard. But why aren't they going after Michelle Obama like that?"


Friend 2: "Palin isn't McCain's wife. Palin is his VP choice..."


Friend 1: "Oh, I guess that makes sense."


Oof.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | September 29, 2008 5:40 PM
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@13: You nailed it. She's bringing her daddy to the job interview.

Posted by ru shur | September 29, 2008 5:42 PM
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Bloody hell, that was horrible. At least I learned something - I didn't know that "gotcha journalism" meant actually assuming candidates meant what they said.

Posted by wench | September 29, 2008 5:43 PM
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Jesus christ. These two are like a comedy show. And how many fucking times is McCain going to talk about Reagan?

Posted by kerri harrop | September 29, 2008 5:44 PM
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So who is going to play McCain for the Saturday night Live spoof?

Oh god if only Steve Martin was still relevent and funny.

Posted by formerly OR Matt | September 29, 2008 5:49 PM
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Is this the same candidate who has been running on a campaign about Obama's lack of experience, now citing Regan and Clinton as examples of successful presidents who had little experience?

And how is answering a question posed by a voter an example of "gotcha journalism"? In fact, what is "gotcha journalism" anyway? Any coverage of Palin is "gotcha" journalism, because she always gets got!

Posted by Steve | September 29, 2008 6:05 PM
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@19: Everybody's name-checking Reagan these days, including him on their list of Great Presidents. Every time I hear it, I think "Jesus, I hope you like Reagan. You're still paying for him."

The Reagan era is where our country really started to go completely off the rails.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 29, 2008 6:09 PM
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She's a liar

Posted by sometimes | September 29, 2008 6:16 PM
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Was this one of the other embarrassing clips that CBS said it had? Or is there still more?

The comments on the cbs link are depressing. I am retreating back to my Slog bubble now.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 29, 2008 6:21 PM
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Gotcha journalism: asking questions that I don't know the answer to.

Posted by AMB | September 29, 2008 6:36 PM
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Hoh-lee smokes.

Palin has gotten so little exposure it is impossible to not think that she is Tina Fey the whole time she is talking.

I'm feeling a LOT better about the election. But not better enough to stop me from volunteering in Nevada.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | September 29, 2008 6:36 PM
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Do you think he puts her crayon drawings on his fridge?

Posted by AMB | September 29, 2008 6:37 PM
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It's Regis and Ripa.

The public love it.

McCain landslide in '08!

Posted by John Bailo | September 29, 2008 6:37 PM
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"Landslide" right off the cliff that is.

Posted by Sad Comment | September 29, 2008 6:48 PM
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But you have to understand why she answered. Someone was hollerin' out across the area. No one could hold his tongue after the gauntlet was thrown down like that.

Posted by Tally | September 29, 2008 6:53 PM
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Humans are stupid.

Posted by ProudToBeElven | September 29, 2008 8:02 PM
32

This economy is only going to get worse. Stop clubbing. Buy Campbell's soup. Buy Kraft dinner. Drink at home. Ask Anthony Hecht.

Posted by stopclubbing | September 29, 2008 8:15 PM
33

Is it just me or was Grampy McCane really trying to come across as everyone's favorite sitcom grandpa? It was like he was trying to make up for his sneering angry debate performance.

What a loser.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | September 29, 2008 8:17 PM
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He looked like he was having to make a huge effort to restrain himself from slapping her and telling her to shut up when she was talking about Pakistan.

Posted by angela | September 29, 2008 8:24 PM
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I'm pretty sure "gotcha journalism" is what used to be called "journalism."

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 29, 2008 9:10 PM
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I liked the 'not ready for prime time' line. Way to slip the knife in, Katie.

Posted by tina 4 prez... | September 29, 2008 9:37 PM
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fuckin surreal

Posted by paulus | September 29, 2008 9:50 PM
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McCain insulted Philly: it was a CHEESESTEAK joint, not a pizza place!

Posted by mama4obama | September 29, 2008 10:09 PM
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Get on with yo bad self big Daddy McKane. Little red palinhood not only can't answer the questions, she plain doesn't understan' em. http://deepconfusion.blogspot.com/2008/09/lost-in-wilderness.html

Posted by HopeSpringsATurtle | September 29, 2008 10:18 PM
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Omigod -- McCain absolutely adores her!

Posted by idaho | September 29, 2008 11:00 PM
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I think one of my favorite things is Katie Couric's head-tilt. It is like she does it to keep from losing it and going, "what the heck is going on here??? Do you people listen to yourselves? This is bullshit. Total bullshit."

Also note that Palin's smile lessened a bit when Katie Couric pointed out certain facts to her. It was like a contest of Miss America smiles between the two of them. Also known as "Bitch, Please" smiles.

Posted by gfrancie | September 29, 2008 11:11 PM
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Did anyone else that McCain is still looking at Palin's breasts? You think after the previous YouTube video someone would have taken him aside...

Posted by DilliDude | September 30, 2008 2:42 AM
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Come on people. Poor little Sara deserves to be protected by Grandpa McCain. Katie Couric is a known sexist after all.

Posted by Colin | September 30, 2008 6:29 AM

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