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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gramps is Getting Testy

posted by on October 1 at 9:38 AM

I especially like his (bitchy!) claims that polls show no evidence of any anti-Palin sentiment. (See Eli’s post below.) If he keeps up like this, we’re going to be afforded the pleasure of watching his big old head explode.

(Thanks for the link, Towleroad.)

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I didn't realize that she was a member of the PTA! That does it for me, I'm sold.

Posted by Gurldoggie | October 1, 2008 9:45 AM

he's in denial.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 1, 2008 9:49 AM

He "fundamentally disagrees"! So that means he disagrees on behalf of the workers?

What do you think is really going on under that comb-over? Do you think he believes what he says when he protests her "experience"? Or does he know that his job now is to give some Republican a clean slate in 2012 ("Well, at least they're not as crazy as old McCain was!")?

Posted by Al | October 1, 2008 9:50 AM

Is 'oversighted' a word?

Posted by Kristen | October 1, 2008 9:51 AM

Did anyone catch Gramps McGrumpypants being interviewed on NPR this morning?

It's nice to see that he doesn't just talk over Obama (like he did in the debates) but journalists too!

Posted by Oly Girl | October 1, 2008 9:53 AM

he just flushed the georgetown cocktail party person vote right down the toilet.

Posted by brandon | October 1, 2008 9:55 AM

So, PTA = good, community organizer = worthless?

I was president of my high school's student council, can I be VP? I've even got a plan to fix the economy. Two words: bake sale.

Posted by prenks | October 1, 2008 9:56 AM

He dropped the "Georgetown cocktail party" line in this morning's NPR interview, too. What are the chances we'll hear Palin use it in the debate? And if she does, will the moderator ask her if she knows where Georgetown is?

Posted by LDP in Cincinnati | October 1, 2008 10:03 AM

I love how he says "some allege that others may have spent too much time inside the beltway, and too much time not out in touch with the American People", and then lamely tries to hang that on Biden, but not himself.

Posted by spencer | October 1, 2008 10:06 AM

McCain unveils his new strategy to obtain the endorsement of The Des Moines Register: being a total asshole.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 1, 2008 10:07 AM

I bet it's a real pleasure being one of his immediate handlers these days. I mean, aside from the bedsore bandage changing.

Posted by jackie treehorn | October 1, 2008 10:08 AM

I think someone's put something in his Metamucil.

Posted by DOUG. | October 1, 2008 10:10 AM

The fundamentals of his disagreement are strong.

Posted by Damien | October 1, 2008 10:16 AM

"She's been a mayor, a governor, a mayor..."
Reminds me of the old phrase: "I don't have Alzheimer's, but at lease I don't have Alzheimer's."

Posted by trufe | October 1, 2008 10:17 AM

He sure is fundamentally fond of the word "fundamental," eh?

Posted by Kerry | October 1, 2008 10:35 AM

Somebody missed their nap today...

Posted by disintegrator | October 1, 2008 10:43 AM

What's he gonna say, "I agree that she doesn't have experience, but trust me she'll do a great job"?

He's made this bed and now he's gotta sleep in it. Just like he's got no choice but to sell his bad temper as a positive trait; Hence the "Ms. Congeniality" line he kept dropping in Debate 1.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 1, 2008 10:45 AM

wanna know whats scariest of all?

he's still going to win come November


Posted by Wurm | October 1, 2008 10:47 AM

@ 15 that's exactly what i was thinking. it's like he can't stop saying "fundamental". it reminds me of the kids in the hall bit where the guy can't stop saying "ascertain" until he's given a new big word to run into the ground.

Posted by douglas | October 1, 2008 10:49 AM

@18 Not only will he actually not win in November (just like Bush never won, either) but he won't be able to steal the election either (just like the Repubicans weren't able to in 2006, even with their machine firmly in control).

It's going to be an historic turnout. It's going to be a landslide victory for Obama. The best the Republicans can do with their election fraud machine is to make it look close, but they're not going to be able to make it look like a win for McCain.

Posted by whatevernevermind | October 1, 2008 11:01 AM

I like that he's sitting in front of a book titled, "Sacrilege"

Posted by Alan Kiste | October 1, 2008 11:13 AM

@5: he was a curmugeon on NPR; there wasn't a single thing he said that wasn't condescending or testy.

but why even talk to NPR? if you surveyed their listeners, i bet he has about 10% of their votes.

go where the dumbasses are, mcchickain.

Posted by max solomon | October 1, 2008 11:39 AM

@20 ... still on with the "historic turnout" and "landslide victory?" Remember, you have to click the heels of the ruby slippers three times along with saying that.

Mind you, I'm not saying it can't happen. But Mr Obama will have to be up by MORE than 15 points nationally among likely voters before I buy the idea.

Posted by Seajay | October 1, 2008 12:20 PM

So it's the Georgetown cocktail party-goers against Joe Six Pack. That sounds like class war. The GOP have always accused the left-wing of the Dems of inciting class wars yet here it is in their play book. Hypocrisy personified.

Posted by inkweary | October 1, 2008 12:49 PM

fundamental is def his fave word...

Posted by teddy b | October 1, 2008 1:09 PM

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