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Monday, September 29, 2008

“The Worst May Be Yet to Come”

posted by on September 29 at 9:50 AM

If you thought Sarah Palin’s cringe-making interview with Katie Couric was bad, well, apparently it gets worse:

The worst may be yet to come for Palin; sources say CBS has two more responses on tape that will likely prove embarrassing.

They’ll be airing Wednesday and Thursday. Predictions on what Palin’s done to top her last performance?

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Posted by P to the J | September 29, 2008 9:52 AM

"Forgive me, Mrs. Palin, but is seems to me that when cornered, you become increasingly adorable. Is that fair to say?"

"I don't know, is it? Pew pew pew!"

Posted by squiddy | September 29, 2008 9:54 AM

First of all, expect Palin to be dropped this week before the debate.

And here is a thought, McCain thinking of canceling last weeks debate was not really seriously going to happen. The McCain campaign did that as a test run of cancelling the real problem of Palin debating Biden this week. They needed to find out what the political fall-out would be and found out that it was not going to work.

Posted by Andrew | September 29, 2008 9:54 AM

Hmm. I predict something about Iraq or the nation's oil dependency and something about her background (please let it be a question about 5 colleges in 6 years).

I am dying to see how it could get worse. Tina Fey's skit on SNL had basically whole sections of dialogue lifted exactly from the interview.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 29, 2008 9:59 AM

Anyone know the bars that are showing the debate this Thursday watch Palin make more horrible comments over beers?

Posted by Southender | September 29, 2008 10:03 AM

"Tonight on CBS, watch Gov. Palin eats a puppy while rubbing an American flag on her cooter."

Yeah, I can't imagine it COULD get worse than it's been already been, but I am positively squirming with anticipation for yet another train wreck.

I've still got money on some sort of catastrophe "delaying" the VP debate - Down's Baby gets kidnapped, faux assassination attempt, Alaska explodes - But at this point even those excuses would look made up.

I'm guessing they're pretty much shooting for negative value expectations, so if she manages to show up wearing underpants and not visibly drooling it'll be considered a coup.

Posted by Karla | September 29, 2008 10:04 AM

I join those who say the debate ain't gonna happen. "Debate camp" is actually a cover. Palin is getting removed from the spectre of media coverage and coached in how to resign "for family reasons". McCain will name Lieberman (a JEW!) and the anti-Semites will wrestle with the racists for who can spew the most fear-filled hate messages over the next month.

As for the Couric - Palin interview to come, I'm predicting lots of stammering and blank stares, thrice-repeated questions and contradictions to the McCain platform. You think the McCain campaign couldn't have killed this interview? It helps bolster their end game. More people watch the bites (and SNL outtakes) than watch the debates. (WHEW! When did I get so cynical?)

Posted by Suze | September 29, 2008 10:12 AM

You people saying that Palin is going to leave the ticket are nuts. The only thing more embarrassing for McCain at this point than keeping Palin around would be having her jump ship, implicitly admitting that McCain made another bad decision.

Posted by tsm | September 29, 2008 10:20 AM

@7: It seems like, with the Palin pick, the only people McCain didn't alienate were evangelicals. I'd imagine he'd be wary of irking them, too, by dropping Jesus woman and picking a pro-choice Jew. Maybe not, though.

Posted by Andrew Pendleton | September 29, 2008 10:25 AM

I love how all of you are overestimating the ability of the McCain campaign and overthinking the situation;

1. you all thought it was the end of the world when they picked Palin for the ticket because it attracted back the base of conservative rubes in the sticks.
2. now the consensus here is that the pick wasn't part of genius campaign move in its own right, but it is now part of an ever greater plan that will be unleashed at some later date.

Every step along the way it is simply easier and makes way more sense to see these moves for what they are;

1. Palin Pick = Weak Pandering that's backfired because of how stupid she is.
2. Suspending Campaign to Rescue the Economy = Play to being above politics that failed because he didn't do anything and looked like he was ducking a debate.

You really are all giving these actions way too much credit.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 29, 2008 10:27 AM

Twenty bucks says she drops the N-bomb and then looks confused when Katie is horrified.

Posted by Jessica | September 29, 2008 10:32 AM

I think she is going to fumble something big, like not knowning who the Vice President is. Or not knowing who is currently PM in England...or where Spain is.

Posted by Original Monique | September 29, 2008 10:36 AM

The steady drip drip drip of Sarah Palin.

Posted by Sad Comment | September 29, 2008 10:37 AM

During her interview on the CBS Evening News, she will have used the exact phrase: "Darkies need jailin'."

Posted by Joe M | September 29, 2008 10:47 AM

Some hot gape action?

Posted by tim | September 29, 2008 10:49 AM

Why is no one asking the obvious: why did they withhold the most embarassing parts until after the debate?

Posted by paul in Kirkland | September 29, 2008 10:50 AM

God, I'm missing Molly Ivins this year. I'm just picturing her in a Viking helm with Palin and McCain skewered on her spear.

Sadly, it's still possible that the VP pick won't matter a bit in the election, no matter how much fun people have with it. Quayle didn't hamstring Bush the First at all.

Posted by rob | September 29, 2008 10:50 AM

@ 6: cooter?

Also, Palin dropping out would be the only thing that could make this election weirder.

Posted by Mike in MO | September 29, 2008 10:51 AM

@ 16: if they release the most embarassing parts Wednesday & Thursday, it will be right before the VP debate.

Also, 17 wrote: "Quayle didn't hamstring Bush the First at all." True, but even Quayle wasn't this bad. He looks downtight intellectual next to Palin.

Posted by Mike in MO | September 29, 2008 10:54 AM

@19 is right. Quayle wasn't this dumb and Bush 1 was riding the wave of Reagan happy conservatives. McCain could have chosen any number of smart repub women but he went with boobs and big hair. Dumb choice. Oh, and as an AA I really hope @11 and @14 are right. I would actually watch Fox News just to see how they spin that one.

Posted by Fly-Over Illinois | September 29, 2008 11:06 AM

OMG, there's more?!? I can't wait!!

Oh, @17, Quayle was dumb, but not this level of dumb. He was mildly ridiculed, but not ridiculed to the level that Palin is receiving. And Fly-Over is right, Bush 1 coasted to an easy victory after Regan. Quayle may very well have cost Bush 1 several percentage points, but didn't do enough damage to cost him the election.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | September 29, 2008 11:28 AM

Is one comment/response about Stephen Harper raising his big head over the other side of Alaska?

Posted by i love my hourlong commute | September 29, 2008 11:29 AM

Jessica, how I hope and pray that you're right. I'd run right out and buy champagne if she did that!

Posted by raisedbywolves | September 29, 2008 11:30 AM

I thought about it some more, maybe she admits to eating polar bear? Shows home video of her clubbing a baby seal? Calls unwed mothers "whores"? It comes out that she doesn't understand the way the three branches of government are set up? Baldly states her Dominionist principles?

But I still stand by my original thought-- she's going to use a racial slur and then not get why Katie is horrified.

Posted by Jessica | September 29, 2008 11:39 AM

Somehow, some way, she's going to say something about her daughter's pregnancy which will be so embarrassing, it would make a normal person run and hide for a long time. However, Palin is such a dunce ie. Michele Bachmann-ish, she will God her way out of least in her mind she will. The rest of us will be left with bursted eardrums and poked-out eyeballs.
I agree with a previous comment...we should all drink heavily during CBS airings and Thursday's debate...shot of Crown Royal every time she says "Katie" or "Joe". In honor of my Mom, throw something at the tv if she says, "nucular ".

Posted by redford | September 29, 2008 12:24 PM

I predict she'll accidentally divulge that she is NOT in fact little Trig's mommy, that she does in fact approve of secession for Alaska, and that she actually does believe dinosaurs walked the earth alongside human beings a mere 4,000 years ago.

Any one of those would make her out to be either a bald-faced liar, or as dumb as a box of rocks - although, granted the fundies would fully support her position on issue #3 above.

And I agree with those who say she'll remain an albatross around McSame's neck right up to Election Day; he stands to lose far more by dumping her than he could possibly gain with a replacement.

On the other hand, considering the complete bat-shit craziness of his picking Palin in the first place, I wouldn't completely rule out his trying something even MORE bat-shit crazy, what with him being a "maverick" and all, donchaknow?

Posted by COMTE | September 29, 2008 12:43 PM

@19,20,21: I readily agree that Palin is an intellectual flea next to Mr. Potatoe-Head.

Still... No one else weeping over the absence of Molly Ivins? Guess I'm carryin' that torch alone. Snif.

Posted by rob | September 29, 2008 1:07 PM

@3 FTW

Posted by demolator | September 29, 2008 1:45 PM

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