Blithering Idiot, Part III

 

More Palin today:

Katie Couric, in a segment to air tonight, asks Palin about her joke that she’s been listening to Joe Biden’s speeches since second grade, and whether that isn’t an odd thing to say given her own running mate’s age:

“Oh no, it’s nothing negative at all. He’s got a lot of experience and just stating the fact there, that we’ve been hearing his speeches for all these years. So he’s got a tremendous amount of experience and, you know, I’m the new energy, the new face, the new ideas and he’s got the experience based on many many years in the Senate and voters are gonna have a choice there of what it is that they want in these next four years.”

So Palin is now saying that she wasn’t trying to say “don’t vote for the old guy.” Instead, she was trying to say “vote for the new guy, not the guy with the old face who’s been in the Senate a really long time.”


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  • twitches

    Sarah, honey, if you’re gonna throw out all these ridiculous, sorely-lacking-in-substance insults that your speechwriters continuously script for you because they make your knuckle-dragging base roar with applause, at least have the balls to own up to them when Katie Couric asks you about them later. Pretending like you didn’t mean the age comment as an insult actually drops you down from mere moron to complete asshat.

  • woodroad34

    My concern is that we may underestimigate Palin in a debate and that Biden may get over confident going in. Biden isn’t known for boundaries….he kind of goes off-the cuff too much and it may damage him.

  • woodroad34

    Excellent analogy. Not only is she green, unsophisticated, and morally corrupt, now she’s appearing adolescent. Not just younger, but childish.

  • woodroad34

    “So he’s got a tremendous amount of experience ….and, he’s got the experience based on many many years in the Senate”

    For a woman who talks like Fran Drescher, it’s amazing she can fit those high-heels in her mouth. So Palin is offering in-experience and ignorance over experience… ? Haven’t we just gone through that with GW? More dots need to be connected, I guess. More propaganda needs to be catapulted.

    She needs to shove those big feet further into her mouth and shut up.

  • irishdave3

    I think you are real ..She listened…but..didn’t “pay good attention”. Did they have radios in Alaska back in the Old days…IF they did she could “see”a radio and then ipso facto “knows everything that was ever on radio…You know that old saying Russia is like a Radio….

  • jsdc007

    Uh, yeah, Caribou Barbie, I bet you spent those long Alaskan evenings listening to Biden’s foreign policy speeches.

  • Savage8862

    More important here is that she is discounting McCain’s experience and saying “change” is more important. She just endorsed Barak Obama for President.

  • BarrieT

    That’s not so damning. How about “Melissa Joan Hart would make a better VP” or “Paris Hilton would make a better VP”?

  • BarrieT

    Just what I thought – I can’t wait to hear her new ideas. Glow-in-the-dark Twinkies? The electric fork? The chocolate teapot?

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    Well any piggy can put on a good shade of lip gloss. But that girl needs
    some high faggotry for the debate coming up. Oh wait…that’s right…we can
    do their hair, their makeup, their interior design work, their couture gowns
    for the inaugural ….BUT WE CAN’T GET MARRIED.

  • lisainWA

    Until I’m absolutely sure that McCain and Palin won’t be elected I can’t laugh. I’m too scared to think it’s funny.

  • moreleesafer

    OMG! fabulous!

    you jest but it is true. i think she gets her hair done at the Beehive beauty shop. they prolly do her make up too.

    i have to say her lipstick is usually a very nice shade, though.

  • houstonray

    Kay Bailey Hutchinson (and though I’m loathe to mention her, I must since I’m in her state) would have been a great choice for McCain. Experienced, more mature, Conservative but somewhat flexible, no real skeletons in her closet, etc. From what I’ve heard, the buzz is she was PISSED that since he wanted to go the “woman” route, he chose Palin (for obvious reasons) over her.

    As HC&D said below, Palin was the most politically expedient, which tells you alot about McSame and his Country First crock o’ shite…

  • sukabi1

    I think you have to give “credit” where credit is due, and probably a good 50-75% of the credit belongs squarely in the laps of her “trainers”… really, take a look at how McCain’s run his entire campaign — from start to finish it’s been a series of gigantic screwups and clusterfucks… the only reason he’s managed to survive through the primary process is because the “big money boys” didn’t want any of the other creepy GOP candidates either… McCain was the least objectionable, most “sell-able” to the “undecideds”…

    and that’s not meant to cut Ms. Palin any slack at all, she should have said “Thanks, but no thanks” to McCain’s offer as she clearly doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing or saying at any given minute…

  • OlderButWiser

    Hey, I’m with you on his record…just thought the quote fit this particular situation. : )

  • http://www.thumbsnap.com/v/gFBboTLC.jpg TheBiggerPicture

    no – she is the most politically expedient…. which tells you much about the REPUKE mindset.

  • seohio

    Is it THURSDAY yet? I’m doing nothing but watching the preview for this week’s SNL!

  • shell

    It is amazing how this works. Teenagers often think their parents are SO slow/stupid/out-of-it, etc. Then, when they get out on their own, oftentimes in their 20s, their parents get so much smarter! In fact, there is an old adage: “It is amazing how much smarter my parents got, the older *I* got.” I went through this, and my kids sure did.

    But this is a teenage thing. Sarah Palin is 40-something, and has grown children. She reminds me of the type of mother who tries to BE in her childrens’ age groups. You know — the FRIEND. And how her children are turning out, it is no surprise.

    I remember doing the “age insult” with my father — you know: “I am only 14! And you are 50!” He must have laughed, thinking that I thought he should be envious of me, at age 14! hahaha

    She just drags herself deeper into the “Bimbo Hole” — every time she opens her mouth. I can’t help but wonder how McCain’s followers will take this. (The religious wackoes will follow her, like lemmings into the sea, no matter what she says. But what of the old Americans — they prefer McCain over Obama, too. What do they make of this kind of talk?)

  • http://www.thumbsnap.com/v/gFBboTLC.jpg TheBiggerPicture

    Truman was a traitor to this country. he was a coward and syncophant. Nothing worse than that….

    He effectively brought may of the new deal programs Roosevelt created to an end. i.e. the Breton Woods economic system which we so desperately need now. He dropped a nuclear bomb on a country that had effectively surrendered already. I have no love for this country bumpkin pushover….

  • curlytoes79

    Rape kits sold separately.

  • moreleesafer

    not like it would make a big difference. most Wasillians don’t graduate high school.

    or maybe they all have an extended case of mono like Bristol

  • jcgraham77

    BTW…am I to understand this is really the most qualified woman in the Republican party?

  • OlderButWiser

    In the famous words of HST, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.,..(and no, he wasn’t being sexist).

  • jcgraham77

    WIERDEST. ELECTION. EVER.

  • MnDem

    Good question. I think there are a number of people from around here who have moved to Alaska, so there may be some influence there in the accents.

    I looked at her genealogy and she does have some roots in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but it’s way back with her great grandparents. But maybe the accent just sticks around for a while.

  • OlderButWiser

    Yes, anyone get her records yet? And what about those financials…we already know about the numerous “gifts” she’s received, but what about income? Everyone else has had to release theirs…but I suppose, along withg soft-balling questions and being deferential to this POS, she’ll be exempt from every other vetting process by Americans as well.

  • HereinDC

    She’s one of those kids who was passed along each grade because she was nice to the teacher…..even though she should of been held back.

    The same thing happened in college. With those 6 colleges…..all the records got screwed up and so she was just passed along….thus getting her degree.

  • sukabi1

    and what are her “new ideas”?? she can’t even articulate a complete thought.

    Someone call the “talking points” police, she’s getting all mixed up AGAIN!

  • wmforr

    I’m just hoping that after McC loses the election she takes an offer from Comedy Central or HBO to star in a sitcom about a clueless governor.

  • http://AMERICABlog.com Rab

    Don’t forget to cut the legs.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tenorarchitect Mark in Florida

    I am originally from Wisconsin, and even in Wis, it varys from town to town, region to region. Oddly my family escaped the fargo accent thing.

  • wmforr

    New ideas??? New ideas??? Katie should have just said, “Name just one.”

  • OlderButWiser

    Somebody put a spell on her, quick…or has that already been done?

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    ROFLMAOPMPSIMB

  • http://AMERICABlog.com Rab

    I told my wife when I heard the acceptance speech that she reminded me of a girl I dated: a mean girl.

  • Guest

    Also very well put.

  • barts

    Um Gottes willin! Tina Fey would make a better Veep!

  • HereinDC

    Couldn’t of said it better myself.
    She actually thinks she is winning them over.

    ( Someone please tell her there is a “KICK ME” sign pinned to her back )

  • houstonray

    Houston…close enough…

  • http://www.thumbsnap.com/v/gFBboTLC.jpg TheBiggerPicture

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Sarah Palin spent Tuesday in Republican “boot camp” cramming for this week’s vice presidential debate amid mounting concern over whether she is ready for a White House post and calls for her to quit the ticket.

    ——————–

    No boot-camp in the world can change stupidity….. Thursday night is going to be great to watch.

    And who ever said it on here, is right. Let Biden sit back and let he talk!!!

  • houstonray

    Since her parents moved her to Alaska when she was an infant, is that accent a true Alaskan accent? Does everyone who’s been there since childhood talk like that? It’s odd, since it’s so similar to Minnesota or Wisconsin accents. I’m just curious….

  • Guest

    Brilliant!!!!!

  • JohnInTexas

    Cruel? Gee would it be less cruel to fly over her dumbass and shoot her from an airplane?

  • Pace

    Jr. High rally queen to President of the USA. A small step for Sarah Palin, a disaster for the world.

  • HereinDC

    She actually thinks she “done good”

    Good Grief!

    It’s like she was the last one standing after playing Dodgeball at recess.

    Yea Me ! ! !

  • houstonray

    I have been thinking and saying the same thing, but time is running out. If it happened, it would have to happen tomorrow. Of course, some big dramatic last minute thing would probably be what they need to garner some sympathy. I would only hope that if she does drop out of the debate, Biden does like Obama and stands firm and says he’ll be there, with or without her.

    Speaking of the debate, does anyone know the format? Podium? Roundtable?

  • Dave of the Jungle

    I call on John McCain to concede the election before poor Sarah hangs herself on Thursday.

  • MnDem

    It’s bad enough that we Minnesotans have had to put up with the jokes about our accents because of the “Fargo” movie (and for the record, I liked the movie, and I even acknowledge that we do talk like that), but don’t saddle us with being responsible for Sarah Palin.

    Isn’t there some movie set in Alaska that you can all start referencing?

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    Bostonian Queer takes a deep bow to Houstonray and hopes to hell his computer keyboard is okay!

  • Guest

    Pathetic, really.

    The McSame campaign is cruel to toss her out there to the wolves.

  • KarenMrsLloydRichards

    The OTHER Tina Fey connection: Mean Girls.

  • SCLiberal

    Oh, the stupid! It burns!

  • grandma

    *I am Woman, Hear me Babble*

  • HereinDC

    Correct…let her talk.

  • houstonray

    And don’t forget a plastic Moose and a rubber Salmon…

  • KarenMrsLloydRichards

    Another lie: the 7 year-old Palin did NOT listen to Biden. (No 7 year-old would). She didn’t even know who the f^ck he was until this year. That’s the joke.

  • ProgressiveTroll

    LOL!!!!!

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    But David darlin’ y’all are ALWAYS purely fucking fabulous!!!!!!!

  • HereinDC

    I think Rachel Maddow’s girlfriend is correct.
    Palin will not be debating Thursday Night.

  • http://www.thumbsnap.com/v/gFBboTLC.jpg TheBiggerPicture

    Looks like the blithering REPUKE idiots are gonna keep palin on the ticket or so the right wing punditry says…. So the Obama camp’s job is to show all the fence sitters how so wrong and unqualified she is. BTW i’m not a fan of the 10 percenters. We need new blood in the electoral process. Obama’s catering to the young voters is a good plan. But make sure you drag all your best 100 friends to the poll, kicking and screaming if need be. TAKE THE DAY OFF!!!

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/09/on-dumping-palin.html

  • houstonray

    I almost spit my drink all over my computer…funniest thing I’ve read all day!

  • Ma’at

    Oh yeah . . . she’ll just perform wonderfully at the debate. <——— rampant sarcasm. It isn't the fact that she is stupid that is scary, it's the fact that she actually thinks she is smart that is the most frightening.

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    Ah I see he must also live here in BIG JESUS land with us! Oh my yes…Missy Caribou Barbie is better than Viagra for these Bubbas! Now if they only knew that with her as President, god forbid, they will be getting fucked. Only unlike myself, it will be a dry fuck without KY.

  • JohnInTexas

    It looks like Johnny’s mortician has been doing it to me, shame they don’t staple that yap of hers when they do her face.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tenorarchitect Mark in Florida

    Biden will do himself some good to just let her talk, and talk…… She is a train wreck.

  • ProgressiveTroll

    And what was funniest was that Tina mostly just used her own words. Funny or pathetic.

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  • ProgressiveTroll

    I found that comment on par with the community organizer quip. But it’s no big deal, that’s what Rethugs do. Attack and whine like sniveling little bitches.

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    Well it is fairly obvious she is NOT using the services of a big city queen. This is probably being executed by some tramp from the Wassila Walmart cosmetics department. Girlfriend, hire a fag!

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Why thank you!

  • HereinDC

    She is a boob.

  • ProgressiveTroll

    Anyone notice her makeup? Whoever’s doing it isn’t doing a very good job. It’s not blended at all. I sure hope it isn’t costing 5 g’s. When her hair is up, it’s really dark next to her really white neck. I wouldn’t say anything so trivial, but after the bs with the $400 haircut and the $5500 dollar makeup job, I feel I’m justified.

  • houstonray

    Bostonian, I work with a guy who is just so in love with her. Every time he talks about her he gets all “smiley” and “happy faced”. It’s hilarious. Sad thing is, THAT is the reason he is voting. He said it would be so cool to have, these are his words now, SUCH A HOT PRESIDENT.

    Sigh…

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    Dave!…purely fucking fabulous!!!!

  • pattyp

    She reminds me of Gerald Ford stumbling over his feet, except she stumbles over her brain.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tenorarchitect Mark in Florida

    Well I cannot look at her or hear her without thinking of Tina Fey. Palin is a laughing stock.

  • houstonray

    As much as her voice is grating, I am willing to put up with it for an hour or two Thursday night to watch the trainwreck unfold…

    “Ummm, Gov Palin, your time to answer the question has expired…again…”

  • DeppFan

    Sarah Failin was about 17 months old when McSame married his first wife.
    She won’t be making reference to that, though.

  • Charles2

    I’m more and more convinced that the campaign will never let her debate on Thursday. I just can’t figure out how they’ll get her out of it…

  • ProgressiveTroll

    That’s what fascists do. String together a bunch of mumbo jumbo. I believe it was in the 1984 novel.

  • MnDem

    My sister, who is not political but pretty much votes Dem, was completely turned off by Palin’s snarkiness and sarcasm in her acceptance speech. From the clip, it looks like she’s still at it.

    I hope some of that comes out on Thursday – it will remind people of the girls in junior and senior high who would talk about everybody behind their backs.

  • ProgressiveTroll

    Blithering idiot, shameless liar. Tomato, tomoto.

  • Dave of the Jungle
  • houstonray

    That was the biggest crock of horse doo doo I’ve heard. She’s basically criticizing Biden by saying he’s “old” and been in the senate for years and years and she’s the new face with new ideas? Pssst! Sarah…your running mate is older too and has been in the Senate for years too. Or was she talking about McCain? Who was she talking about?

    So what fresh face and new ideas does MCCAIN bring?

    Or does she know something about his health we don’t?

  • http://www.myspace.com/tenorarchitect Mark in Florida

    I could not tell if she was referring to Biden or McCain in that rant. Is it me, or does she ramble on and on about unconnected ideas, and then in a last ditch effort try to string them together? It’s a pattern with her. She is awful.

    And that accent….jeesh. If I have to listen to that for four years….oy vey.

    “is that yur friend over dere in the chipper???” …….Fargo

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    Oh I love Missy Caribou Barbie!!!! I love watchin’ the local str8 guys get hardons talking about her!

  • pattyp

    You know, I am liking this woman more and more every day. ;-)

  • Dave of the Jungle

    The Alaska Dingbat rides again. Yee Haw.

  • http://www.thumbsnap.com/v/gFBboTLC.jpg TheBiggerPicture

    Couric’s follow up question should have been: Can you offer specifics on what NEW ideas you would bring to the White House??

    Of course we have a treasonous media that would never have the courage to ask that question.

  • slappymagoo

    “…and, you know, I’m the new energy, the new face, the new ideas …”

    Two out of three ain’t bad, GRANDMA.

    No wonder why she loves politics so much, where else can a 44 year old be considered “the new face?”

  • Bostonian_Queer_in_Dallas

    Katie, you really ought to be asking her about her clothes and her designers. Or where she got her cute eyewear. Really…come on ask her when Bristol Missy and Mister Hockey Cock are getting hitched! That’s what the big haired bitches here in Dallas wanna know!!!!!

  • JohnInTexas

    OT but why is her family in Arizona…do kids not have to go to school up there in Alaska?

  • grandma

    Wow John….you can figure out what she’s saying ! !

  • Indigo

    That Sarah, she’s real Coen Brothers’ material. Are they filming this as it happens? I can only hope so.

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