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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Man, I Love Small-Town U.S.A!

posted by on October 14 at 11:14 AM

I can’t emphasize enough how much Sarah Palin makes me want to throw up.

“John McCain is always, always proud to be an American,” Ms. Palin told more than 10,000 people at the Richmond International Raceway. “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” she continued, leading many of them in chant.

Nothing warms the heart like a politician leading nationalistic chants, don’tchathink?

“America, doggone it, unfortunately we’re deep in debt, and Barack Obama would put us even deeper in debt,” she added a few minutes later. “We’ve got to reverse this. America, we cannot afford another big spender in the White House.”

Doggone it! Where did that siwwy widdle debt come from? I don’t know! Probabwy Bawack Obama did it with his bad tewwowist fwiends! No more big spenders! Not like George Bush! No sir, no betcha!

Her supporters are an inspiring bunch too:

“She’s intelligent, she’s adorable and she has the audacity to speak her mind,” said Ray Gilson of Corapeake, N.C., who attended the Virginia Beach rally. “I’ve never loved a politician like I love her. I want her to be president someday.”

She certainly is audacious, I’ll give him that. See also: temerity.

And then there’s this:

Her references to her son are the most personal part of her speech, as she describes being scared when she first learned that the baby would have special needs. She and her husband, Todd, talked, prayed, reflected and ultimately decided to have the child.

It’s weird that they’d waste all that time talking, praying and reflecting just to “ultimately decide” to make a decision they clearly believe no one has the right to make.

That’s it. I’m going to go back to pretending she doesn’t exist again. Ah, that’s better.

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Knock knock...Sarah Palin!

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 14, 2008 11:17 AM

Hey Mr. Poe:

Q What's the difference between Sarah Palin's vagina and Sarah Palin's mouth?

A Not everything that comes out of her vagina is retarded

Posted by Non | October 14, 2008 11:24 AM

What happened to Napoleon the XXXIV? I seriously miss him.

Posted by Scott Dow | October 14, 2008 11:25 AM

The comment about how they “ultimately decided” to have the baby just drives me batty. If she thinks abortion is wrong, why was there even any discussion at all? Killin’ babies is killin’ babies whether they are “special needs” or not. Lack of internal consistency makes me angry.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 14, 2008 11:29 AM
Posted by Andy Niable | October 14, 2008 11:34 AM

Talking, praying, reflecting, and eventually deciding not to abort the disabled fetus? Wow, what a pro-choice move by the Palins! If she was truly pro-life, there would have been no discussion.

Posted by Hernandez | October 14, 2008 11:34 AM

You know, she needs to be seriously grilled on this "deciding" thing. It makes her out to be either (more of) a liar, or having serious issue issues.

Posted by Pigstick | October 14, 2008 11:41 AM

Don't worry Tone. One day she'll be nothing more than a trivia question.

Posted by Misty Brown | October 14, 2008 11:51 AM

Ahh Richmond, it's a great town (I was born/raised there), and most of it's people are smarter than Palin. By the by, the news reports of this rally tell that she spoke with around or just over 10,000 people. That's a bit, for sure, but the Richmond Int'l Raceway has space for 112,000 - I wonder how many crowd photos we'll see of that?

Posted by ReverendZ | October 14, 2008 11:52 AM

Nice sign Andy!

Posted by raisedbywolves | October 14, 2008 12:09 PM

Economists are divided on the subject of whether the McCain proposals would treble or merely double the current national deficit. So, Sarah darlin', maybe you should shut up about debt.

Posted by Fnarf | October 14, 2008 12:17 PM

As an escapee from a small town (although it's a bustling metropolis compared to the wilderness of Wasilla), it's people like Sarah Palin that make me wonder why so many people are so bloody nostalgic about small towns. It's never made sense to me.

Posted by Chris B | October 14, 2008 12:43 PM

@11: There you go again, bringing your what-do-you-call, "facts" into the discussion. Joe America Six-Pack is tired of your elitist "facts" and "reality." Because what has reality done for him lately? Exactly!


Posted by flamingbanjo | October 14, 2008 12:53 PM

That bit about praying and ultimately deciding is such bullshit -- they have to throw that in to make the drama real to people who can't connect the dots. Only a woman who believes other women shouldn't have the right to terminate a pregnancy would think she could get away with this kind of daytime television script. Gah, the stupid!

Posted by Calpete | October 14, 2008 1:03 PM

I'd give a thousand dollars to the McCain campaign if Governor Palin would go on The View for an entire hour. It would be an all-girl version of the climax of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER...

Posted by Andy Niable | October 14, 2008 1:24 PM

When it comes to "special needs" SHE could be the poster child. But then Republitards think delusion is cute.

Posted by Vince | October 14, 2008 1:43 PM

@2 Try to keep up. That one's been done to death and wasn't funny the first time...just sick. Move on.

Posted by Evie | October 14, 2008 1:45 PM

Sarah Palin is garbage. Pure, solid trash.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 14, 2008 3:45 PM

To be accurate, national debt and national deficit are two rather different things. A national debt, in this day and age, means money goes overseas. A deficit means that money gets rearranged within this country.

And if we're gonna talk about big spenders, I don't see how Mr Obama's proposals, if all implemented, can come in under a trillion dollars of new spending. That's not to mention the rapidly ballooning Social Security and Medicare obligations.

A few weeks ago, Mr Obama said he'd consider putting some parts of his agenda on hold "if the economy gets worse." Since then the Dow's lost about fifteen percent, and nine major banks have agreed to partial Federal buyouts. I'd call that the economy getting worse, but I haven't heard what he'd put on hold yet. Any guesses??

Posted by Seajay | October 15, 2008 8:40 AM

"She and her husband, Todd, talked, prayed, reflected and ultimately decided to have the child" is a PARAPHRASE of her speeches. By, to the delight of conservatives, the NY Times.

Here's a counter-argument:

Of course, conservative Newsbusters offering up ONE speech in which Palin doesn't really speak in terms of "choice" doesn't prove that she NEVER speaks in terms of "choice". But some writer in the NY Times' interpretation of the GIST of her speeches definitely doesn't prove she DOES, either.

The bandwagon-jumping and outrage probably need to be put on hold until and unless WE can find actual speeches by actual Palin to substantiate a claim of hypocrisy specifically re: "deciding" to have Trig.

Posted by cmh | October 15, 2008 11:35 AM

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