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Sarah Palin Remixed

This is apoca-freakin'-lyptic, right here.



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Oct. 14th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Wow, that is hi-frickin-larious. I seriously laughed out loud for that one.
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Oy. I have to confess, this video made me so uncomfortable. And I am NOT a Sarah Palin fan. But I have this feeling that she probably accepted the nomination with little understanding for what she was getting herself in for, and whether that's right or wrong, she's doing the best she can. I'll be the first to talk your ear off about how heinously unfair and ridiculously stupid it is that Sarah is in the race and Hillary isn't, but I'm starting to feel the pity for SP...
Oct. 14th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
I can't bring up much sympathy for Palin because she appears to be so smugly certain that she would be great at the job. I don't see the kind of improvement in her that would indicate she's working to gain an understanding of the issues. What I do see is that she's resorting to nasty tactics to encourage fear of Obama during her campaigning, applying what competence she has toward unworthy tactics. I can't respect that, and it's very difficult for me to feel bad for her.

Edited at 2008-10-14 11:07 am (UTC)
Oct. 14th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Fair enough. But as far as that goes, a significant amount of the press and garbage-press (i.e. this video) is directed at her blunders, does not deal fairly with what she says (both smart as well as stupid), and is both sexist and nasty in tone itself.

To say that she probably isn't preparing and preparing heavily for speeches and debates at this point is a bit unfair. (There was a difference between her Katie Couric interview and the debates, for example.) That she still resorts to glib arguments is probably a function of her inexperience, not lack of attempts at preparation. I personally don't believe a person can be prepared for the VP position or Washington D.C. politics overnight. And in that I think she may be being played as a pawn of the Republican machinery - not without responsibility herself, but someone who never should have been in the game to begin with. Is she smugly certain that she'd be so great at the job or doing everything she can to fill the shoes she's been given and look confident in the process? I'm inclined to believe the latter.

It's easy to vilify politicians. It's easy to vilify anyone in a position of power (my boss, por ejemplo?). But one thing I've learned in the last few years is that rarely does anyone have a real idea of how hard these people work and how much heart they put into it. I think she's probably putting a lot of heart and sweat into this. I still don't like her, and abhor what she stands for. She's probably getting what she should where the press is concerned. But she still evokes my compassion.
Oct. 14th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
I agree with nayad re: feeling sorry for SP. At first, I thought she might try to get up to speed on the issues, but now I see that she has no interest in that. What she's in it for is the down-home, right-wing conservative hate-fest toward the left. She's come thiiiiiiis close to inciting race riots at her rallies, and that's why McCain had to backpeddle and actually talk about respect last week. (I was wondering when ol' John was going to remember what he's stood for all these years.)

SP should bow out now, for perfectly understandable personal reasons. McCain could possibly win this thing if he picked a smart, accessible Republican woman like Hutchinson or Whitman. But that would be flip-flopping, now wouldn't it?
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