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  1. shortsshortsshorts

    Talk about being caught with your pants down.
    Pardon me, but
    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
    Look forward to watching this.

  2. Katherine_Owl

    “I’m just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?”

    I’ve never thought of Katie Couric as badass before, but damn.

  3. SayItWithWookies

    “Governor Palin, other than A, B, R, Q, thirteen and Blitzen, can you name the other letters in the alphabet?”

  4. PoliTacky

    I now have circus music playing in my head whenever I hear anything from McCain or Palin. Oh, and occasionally a sound that goes: BOING!

  5. greatgooglymoogly

    And the Question(s) (pick one):

    1. Are there any factual statements in your entire resume?
    2. Is there anything in McCain’s presidency that won’t be a complete bonfire fuckup?
    3. Do you have one reason why I shouldn’t just strangle you right here?
    4. Has the First Dude ever uttered a complete sentence?
    5. Have you ever done anything other than be a cheesy whore?

  6. Kev-O-Tron

    This has been an extremely painful news cycle today. I’m going out canvassing for the O man in poor neighborhoods around Seattle in about an hour. It’s rainy and I’m totally not feeling this right now but I have my priorities straight and I’m not backing out.

    If any person gives me static I’m gonna shove a clipboard up their ass.

  7. GleepGlop

    Katie Couric is gonna find her car’s tires slashed and this note on the dash: “Here’s your examples, bitch!”

  8. Texan Bulldoggette

    Hell, even I (an avid Walnuts disliker) could have answered that question & I’m not even running for Veep. Now I know why Walnuts & gang want to delay the VP debates until Nov. 5. Jesus, she’s making women look bad!

  9. Gopherit v2.0

    Walnuts and the Snowbilly will look back upon this day and say,”Yup, that’s when the libs really sabotaged us.”

    I propose we wonketteers make an effort to add a new work to the vernacular. Henceforth, let anyone who transparently talks out their ass to comic effect to be a Palin. The next time Dubya talks about sovereignty, let us talk about how he totally palined that speech.

  10. Kev-O-Tron

    Couric: “I’m just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?”

    Palin: …And I told da kahngrus “tanks but noooo tanks fer dat brij ta nooware!”

    Couric: Governor Palin I…

    Palin: …And I told da kahngrus…

  11. magic titty

    Anyone see that nosejob on David Gregory talking out of her whole ass in support of McCain’s Pappy O’Daniel politickin’?

    Was it just me? You lucky bastards…

  12. azw88

    Couric should have just said, “Look BITCH, answer the FUCKIN QUESTION! You are setting women’s rights back 50 years!”

  13. Monsieur Grumpe

    You know when Katie makes hash of you in an interview that you must be the biggest fucking light weight this side of the universe. Did Palin start crying? I hope.

  14. jodyleek

    Oh, please tell me after that answer Mooselini blew up like one of the aliens in Mars Attacks!
    Sing that Indian Love Call, Katie! Sing!

  15. JSDC007

    Well, he is a maverick. You know, thats what mavericks do. They keep using the word “maverick.”

    Maverick, rhymes with dick, prick, sick, hick.

  16. Texan Bulldoggette

    Now interviewers should just start making crap up when they interview (if they ever get to) Palin: So what do you think about Lithuania getting a cerebral cortex absolution from Kim Jong Il since NKorea was part of the Ottoman Empire in the 13th century?

  17. mattbolt

    I wish there was a snarky, mean-spirited blog that would document the retarded things said by the candidates in the ongoing election in my own country. Instead I spend my days reading about the whimsical mystery and misery that is the US election, one which really doesn’t affect me unless Walnuts invades Canada. Can someone start a Wonkette.ca?

  18. bc

    Katie Couric asking tough questions? There must be a snowstorm in hell tonight. OH! She asked Palin something – must have been a tral tough one, like what shade of lipstick is that?

  19. WhatTheHeck

    What’s the difference between Palin and WhatTheHeck?
    We’re both full of shit, but she thinks her shit is just lovely.

  20. bitchincamaro

    Fair minded media watchers will have to give props to whatzhername Brown of CNN for her ball-busting interviews of recent weeks. Couric sticks pins in her efigy back in the trailer.

  21. qwerty42

    Ambinder is conservative, but he ends with
    This should have been an easy question for Palin to answer, right?
    This campaign is coming apart. But there are still -what- 5 weeks to go? what additional foreign/domestic/financial/ethical/legal disasters are there to look forward to?
    I guess there is always Bush’s legacy.

  22. Gopherit v2.0

    [re=107015]mattbolt[/re]: Feh. We talked about poutine here. What else do you want? How much can your government suck if you have nationalized healthcare. Do what the other Canucks here do; revel in your obvious superiority.

  23. professor.cj

    “Katie, I’ll bring those examples to the White House Egg Roll where we’ll be celebrating Jefferson America Day, Katie. I look forward to seeing you there with your daughters, and all of America, celebrating God and America, and the things we stand for, Katie.”

  24. qwerty42

    [re=107015]mattbolt[/re]: Even better: president Palin can also see Canada from her front porch. Get ready to rumble.

  25. V572625694

    [re=107014]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: “So what do you think about Lithuania getting a cerebral cortex absolution from Kim Jong Il since NKorea was part of the Ottoman Empire in the 13th century?”

    In what respect, Cherly?

    Don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that.

  26. Gopherit v2.0

    [re=107034]PoliTacky[/re]: Listen to what she said in that video. McCain wants to hold the presidential debate at the time and place of the Veep debate, and to delay the Veep debate for “some other time.” Could they just be doing this to keep Palin out of the debates for as long as possible?? The mind reels.

  27. WagTehGod

    [re=106975]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: Fight the good fight. I canvassed here in MO last weekend, a state where the votes actually matter. Tough work, but Palin scared me off my couch.

  28. Gopherit v2.0

    [re=107036]tunamelt[/re]: That’s it. They’re genuinely scared of letting her talk. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  29. Kev-O-Tron

    [re=107008]bitchincamaro[/re]: [re=107020]Tawmn[/re]: Thanks guys. *sniffle*

    This fuckin guy better win.

  30. Kev-O-Tron

    [re=107053]WagTehGod[/re]: Thanks. I’m also canvassing for Governor Gregoire. She is in an epic fucking close election and Dino Rossi scares ten types of shit out of me.

  31. Clyde Midia

    In all seriousness, I think Barbi did much worse than she did on Gibson…….think Katie intimidated her more….she seemed more nervous, programmed…….
    They’re going to drag the interview out over several days…..vaj-jay-jay wars!!!!

  32. professor.cj

    [re=107037]V572625694[/re]: Yeah, it’s sort of the new “Where’s the beef?” right? It’s a generation-defining phrase. We’ll remember it for the rest of our lives, which will be maybe eleven years, unless Cheney gets that Soylent Green technology nailed down and trademarked lickety-split.

  33. Gopherit v2.0

    [re=107068]tunamelt[/re]: She can’t talk at all. We see the place of a woman in a Republican administration: Stand their and look pretty, but never, ever talk. If we want your opinion, we’ll ask you to cook it into a pot pie.

  34. stew

    This is not a joke–the McCain minions now want to move the presidential debate back to the vice presidential debate…and cancel the latter. AHHHHHH!

  35. PoliTacky

    [re=107050]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Yep, I got that but then she says:
    “if there is no bailout deal by Friday then McCain has no intention of going to the debate” Ruh-Roh!

    But, yeah, what is going on???

    • McCain’s trying to keep Palin out of the debates entirely? Ouch!
    • Some kind of lame “controlling the message” strategery trying to paint Obama as an “uncaring politician” unwilling to suspend the campaign for a “national emergency”? I’ve seen a few Rove-hired commenters hinting at it already on the interwebs. Dumb.
    • Scrambling for extra time for him + Palin to cram for the test(s)? Weak.
    • The next Reverend Wright video isn’t edited to his satisfaction yet? ??? LOL

  36. randomsausage

    I heard CNN pulled Wolff Blitzer out of interviewing Palin, after she tried to shoot him from a helicopter.

    Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Enjoy the steak.

  37. Agatha

    Not Cool. Not awesome. This is a total waste of my time by someone who should be considered a downright threat to the future of this country. Holy Crap.

  38. Rush

    Only Ross Perot can quit an election (wasn’t it because of aliens at his daugters wedding) and then then come back.

  39. Delicious

    Don’t know if anyone has brought this up because I don’t read all you fools, but…

    Check out the politco comments section on ben Smith’s pick-up on this. Usually it’s pretty fairly balanced with wingnuts on both sides, but it is eerily quiet for Palin supporters.

    I think a lot of people are awakening from their Hockey Mom stupor.

  40. Carrie_Okie

    Bible Spice spent all her prep time studying about trucknutz. And by “studying” I meant getting tea-bagged.

  41. Gopherit v2.0

    [re=107093]bitchincamaro[/re]: Hmmm. I see it more like the moose totally palined getting away from the bear, resulting in the bear obamaing the hell out of the moose.

  42. NoWireHangers

    I hope Couric responded by grabbing Palin about the collar and shaking her around while screaming, “Cough up the answers, Bitch! This ain’t no take-home test!”

  43. Gopherit v2.0

    Oh, Mighty Wielders of the Ban Hammer, please consider smiting the unrighteous and unfunny in this thread. coughNotLaughingcoughcough!

  44. maxfield1

    [re=106973]greatgooglymoogly[/re]: So far the only factual thing I have gleaned from her is that she doesn’t eat her children.

  45. bitchincamaro

    [re=107084]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Haven’t seen that much horseshit outside of a stall. Did Couric grow some, or did Walnuts die on the way from make-up?

  46. lumpenprole

    [re=107085]Rush[/re]:
    Actually, if I remember right, Perot said something about Bush going after his daughter’s wedding with a dirty tricks squad… which, after 8 more years of the Bush family, doesn’t seem as kooky to me as it used to.

  47. Delicious

    [re=107102]stew[/re]: Look at the comments on that CNN piece. Where are the McCain/Palin lipstick warriors?

    Oh, here’s one:

    I cannot believe Obama is going up in the poll numbers over this. Obama never did anything to help the economy while in the senate or now for that matter. Come on people, McCain should not have to take the blunt end of all this – he does not deserve it.

  48. Rush

    [re=107115]lumpenprole[/re]:

    Boy, those days sure seems simpler. Only one war at a time and the only black people around then were Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill.

  49. wallythepug

    Meanwhile, McCain watches the interview on the teevee, muttering “cunt, cunt, cunt, cunt” and we’re not sure if he means Couric or Palin.

  50. Rush

    Reminds me of my four year old who will talk in 5 minute long run-on sentences and expect you to understand her. The only difference is that I do understand my kid alot better.

    OK, time for Stewart. Bye

  51. SPiHC

    Just because major media outlets only get tablescraps of access, it doesn’t mean you can’t ask questions of Sarah Palin.

    If you had the opportunity to ask Sarah Palin one question that she was forced to answer, what would it be?

    Leave your own question for Palin, or vote for other people’s questions.

    http://www.OneQuestionForPalin.com

  52. fuzznuts

    When she met Kissinger at the UN, did she compliment him on his
    English skills and ask him how things are going in Germany?

  53. shortsshortsshorts

    [re=107124]wallythepug[/re]: Where has trollop-cunt been for the last month anyway? Did Walnuts leave her for Palin yet?

  54. facehead

    [re=107102]stew[/re]: They’re reading the playbook backwards; ignore the people AFTER you get elected… silly rabbits.

  55. iwillsavethispatient

    [re=107113]V572625694[/re]: When I heard it, I thought she said “I’m ill about the position”…

  56. randomsausage

    “I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to ya…..AFTER I RIP YOUR FUCKIN’ HEAD OFF.”

  57. Gopherit v2.0

    Christ. This is an edited version of the interview. Couric verbally fellatiated McCain, so it’s not like she is unbiased. What did they throw out? What she babbling in tongues or something?

  58. Jonny Lieberman

    I’m so happy the Republicans finally found some one who comes off more stupid than W on camera.

    I mean, Palin doesn’t even have to pretend that she never went to Andover/Yale/Harvard.

    Or was that Exeter/Yale/Harvard?

  59. Mara47

    That thwumping sound you just heard was the floor falling out from under McCain/Palin’s credibility. And a very sweet sound it is, too. :-)

  60. jodyleek

    Would someone please buy her the letter G? I hear it comes in handy at the end of
    certain verbs and gerunds.

  61. legglaw

    I think an angel must die every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth.
    The McCain campaign is merely trying to save angels by keeping her away from the interview thingys.

  62. Hooray For Anything

    Oh sure, like y’all could come up with any specific example of McCain calling for more regulation if asked by Katie Couric. And like y’all could debate Joe Biden. Why don’t people get off her case and let her be the shining example of Christian Fundy Meanspirited Hot tokeness that she is.

  63. randomsausage

    Remember kids, all this looking like a dufus on Liberal Big Media only makes the all important retard demographic (ie 51% of the voting population) love here even more. I for one, am trying to get used to our new SnowTwat Overlord. 8 more years baby.

  64. Delicious

    Bushtard has invited McCain and Obama to the WH tomorrow.

    Politics in a crisis? Well, I’ll give these assholes credit for throwing everything on the wall to see what sticks. Not my idea of presidential, but fuck them. Obama should go a grill Bush with disdain. Come out and smile and let all the shocked people leak what a scene it was to have Obama dressing W down.

  65. Valerie

    If you’re not watching KO you’ve missed out. Major Jammakane slams. Hopey 14pt lead in polls. KO called him a liar!!

  66. jodyleek

    Oh, I get it…she thinks Fannie and Freddie are McCain’s dogs. He’s always warning
    people about how they might bite or crap on their lawn.

  67. AutomaticPilot

    I love the whole folksey distraction technique at the end: “I’ll try to find ya some and I’ll bring ‘em to ya! …Hey, want to see my tramp stamp?”

  68. lilblackcorvette

    [re=107131]iwillsavethispatient[/re]: I thought she was illin’ too. Assumed Levi was teaching her some lingo.

  69. Hopey dont play that game

    I think someone should write a computer program that translates English to Palin.

    English: The country desperately needs an economic stimulus package to increase consumer spending

    Palin: We need to get money to the people in this time of ours with the need and people need money and John McCain is a maverick and blinking is bad because consumers that blink don’t need the government keeping them down with hope and lipstick.

  70. PoliTacky

    “I’ll try to find you some [examples] and I’ll bring them to you.”
    Oh shit, this sounds so much worse actually coming out of her mouth!!!

    “I’ll try to find you some [examples] and I’ll bring them to you.”
    If somebody said this to me on a job interview for an open position I had, I wouldn’t hire them. Oh, yeeeah… that’s right… THIS IS A JOB INTERVIEW. (buzzer) Thanks for playing, Palin.

    “I’ll try to find you some [examples] and I’ll bring them to you.”
    I’ll try to find you a VP position and I’ll bring it to you.

  71. Serolf Divad

    [re=107159]facehead[/re]:

    Except neither Biden nor Obama ever claimed to have killed the bridge. What’s shocking about McCain/Palin is less that Palin supported the earmark, but that they’re pushing the “thanks but no thanks” falsehood long after everyone in the country knows its bullshit.

  72. facehead

    [re=107167]Delicious[/re]: I honestly feel so terrible for Palin, she is just so in the tank for ignorance, I felt the need for some balance. Spank me now.

  73. iwillsavethispatient

    [re=107165]facehead[/re]: The housing crisis apparently is caused by too many houses, not too few. We’ll all be living in mansions we bought for $20 in 5 years time.

    Oh, and I saw the “they voted for the bridge” report this morning. Sounds like it was a part of a big ammendment that got voted down by a large majority of Senators. Presumably there was other stuff in it people didn’t like? Anyway, luckily the McCain campaign decided to quit today instead, to go help deregulate the federal oversight of the banks or something.

  74. kimkumku

    She sounds like a waitress at a truck stop, dropping the Gs off of all of her endings and saying Ya instead of You. That’s just what America needs on the diplomatic front lines. Loser.

  75. j6n

    I would like to personally take this opportunity to apologize to Dan Quayle. Any comparisons I have made between you and Sarah Palin were way out of line. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.

  76. fuzznuts

    [re=107074]Gopherit v2.0[/re]:
    The proper directive for republican women is:
    “If we want your opinion, we’ll tell you what it is. Until then, SITFU”.

  77. Dientes

    The things that woman says “perhaps” to (war with Russia, another great depression) seriously frighten me.

  78. stew

    Olbermann has video of Palin being exorcised of demons or something by an African minister. Can this get any weirder? Well I hope so.

  79. PoliTacky

    [re=107176]iwillsavethispatient[/re]: Luckily the McCain campaign decided to quit today instead, to go help deregulate the federal oversight of the banks or something.’

    Well, if he doesn’t want to be President and wants to go back to being a Senator, that’s cool. The polls say that’s pretty much A-OK with the majority of the country.

  80. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Well, I think we can at least all agree with Palin’s main point. Since McCain is known as a maverick, you don’t need proof of him ever doing anything.

  81. ClothCoated

    If the real thing don’t do the trick
    No, you better make up something quick
    You gonna burn burn burn burn it to the wick
    Ooooooohhhh, barra barracuda

  82. kimkumku

    I just watched this train wreck again. I mis-spoke earlier and I should apologize. She doesn’t sound like a truck waitress. Truck stop waitresses have personality and character. Palin scares me.

  83. Scooter

    That is one profoundly stupid woman! When the teleprompter in her magic glasses does down, she really struggles just to conjugate verbs.

    Oh, look some MFer is on the TV explaining how he’s going to clean up in just 3 months all the things he’s effed up the last 7.75 years.

  84. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=107150]magic titty[/re]: Don’t wish Dick harm. He is the best political barometer there is. Whatever he says, the exact opposite is true.

    After all, this is a person who spent all of last year insisting that Republicans had to nominate Condelezza Rice to stop the inevitable Hillary Presidency.

  85. Valerie

    “there’s been a widespread loss of confidence”
    ya THINK?? loss of confidence happened almost 8 years ago moron.
    why do i watch these speeches??

  86. hrhkingfriday

    [re=107207]Scooter[/re]: Yeah. Tho I think at the end of the speech he’ll be like “SERPRIZE MARSHUL LAWZZZZZ! SUCKAS!”

  87. OffTheRecord

    Whaaaa!!! I need a George W. liveblog! I can’t take this on my own. How dare the wonkeditors have lives.

  88. professor.cj

    OMG, why is his tie so crooked? Did he just get blowed in a cloak room, rum-drunk? What the hell is chantango?

  89. D'

    God-DAMN… this is scary. True evil on display.

    “Elected officials rise to the occasion”

    Which is why McSame is hiding…. Right?

  90. ifthethunderdontgetya

    When is Preznit dumbfuk headed off to Paraguay, anyways?

    Is he even going to wait until 2009?
    ~

  91. Oxy Moron

    Man it’s a really good thing President Dodd and Overlord Paulson are in charge, and not this bozo. What do you mean Bush is still president? Oh god.

  92. facehead

    Summary of Bush’s speech: America good, money good, economy stinky poo, me good. Paulson good, smell bad poo, stinky good poo bad. moo goo gai pan, America no bad, good.

  93. ProgHead777

    I want to hear someone ask her what she thinks of women’s suffrage. I get the giggles just thinking about it.

  94. facehead

    [re=107223]professor.cj[/re]: it is a chatroom created by one of the Tunas (always mix em up), where the women come in and pretend they are young nubile male pages, and the men … well you get the idea.

  95. Texan Bulldoggette

    Oh look, Bill Clinton is on Larry King. Does the fact that I’d rather watch Rachel Maddow make me a lesbian or just sick of the Big Dawg??

  96. PoliTacky

    Wow, Bush sure was blinking a lot. Why does Sarah Palin hate Bush The Blinking President? She doesn’t blink, fuckers! Just remember that!

  97. njdon

    is this another wmd deal? or some alcoholic delusion? i would really like one example of an economic problem that affects me. i’m just sheltered i guess.

  98. WoundedVeteran

    John McGoo is looking for a commission to investigate the current financial crisis, a blue ribbon commission no doubt. Well I am offering my services. I have been commissioned since April 15, 1969, and afterward endured some 4000 hours of combat, as apposed to McGoo’s 23. I know he is a war hero and all, but he never flew on close support mission for me, no slicks, no napes, no nails, no guns, dropped no flares and provided no radio relay. Well I have had those experiences with Navy, Marine, and Air Force pilots, men who went out of their way to provide me and my men with support. John McGoo is not a hero, he is an unfortunate, like Tiny Tim in the Christmas story. Barking for S
    crudge to lend himself to the rest of the world, Scrooge succumbs and experiences a myriad of thin
    shit. @3 hours combat time and a POW. I wasn’t a POW and led a Rifle company in two different battalions in the 8th Cavalry Brigade. Google Victor Jay Aliffi and Donald R Johnston and forget this pretender McGoo.

  99. ihasasad

    http:// images.huffingtonpost.com…10107_large.jpg

    Um, is it just me or is this old man trying to ‘do it’ with this young lady in the middle of the street? I found it in a photo spray, or was it a photo splash? Mist? Squirt?

  100. D'

    Maddow makes me sad… Because she’s awesome and beautiful any has not a bit of interest in my pee-pee… But I still love her.

    I really, honestly feel bad, ’cause I wholly agree with the repubtard from Florida… Actually, I’ll go futher; I would rather the banks fail. I’m a sick man, though…

  101. snig

    [re=107220]OffTheRecord[/re]: I feel your pain.

    I’m glad something wiped the fucking smirk of his face. I would have gladly paid about 400 billion dollars for it, so I’m a little upset that it’s costing more than that.

    Ever time he said “asset” did anyone else think “asshat”? Or was it just that I was thinking it throughout the speech and so it sounded like that when he got close to the word. If he had said “acetate” I would have thought the same thing.

  102. snig

    I think Herbert Hoover’s heirs can breath a sigh of relief that some of the weight of history is off their lineage.

  103. D'

    Ok, serious question, and please make fun of me if it makes you feel better; Has McCain had a stroke? My mom had a stroke, and he shows some of the signs…..

  104. njdon

    btw, las vegas line has moved from 7 on obama gets you 4 to 8 on obama gets you 4. mccain should put a deposit on his apt. at sunrise assisted living.
    intrade has obama up incrementally today about 3 pct.

    mccain, another bottom of his class pol and he’s going to work on the economy instead of debating obama.?????

  105. Odd Ass City

    Ok, I don’t know if somebody already said this, but this is the best caricature of Sarah Palin I’ve seen yet.

  106. Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=107238]snig[/re]: Yeah & they’re probably rooting for Walnuts, because at this rate a Walnuts presidency would be a death battle with Bushy for bottom of the barrel goodness.

  107. azw88

    GWB, or EGGPLANT as one Tucson blogger calls him, looked like he was on some sort of drug, just reading a speech full of words he doesn’t know, trying to explain concepts and theories he doesn’t get, to get people to support a policy he doesn’t understand.

    He even tried to drag McCain and Obama’s names into the fray. (I think he was hoping that his approval rating would go up simply by show people he knows who is running for president)

    He tried to both scare the shit out of people and reassure them that all would be well, as long as they did what he said.

  108. snig

    [re=107243] D’ [/re]: I make fun of Dubya to feel better. Playing clinician makes me feel better too, so thanks for the chance. His chronic pain and old wounds may explain the rigidity that you may see that physically resembles some folks with stroke. It’s not impossible he had a TIA (ministroke), but he hasn’t noticeably lost any obvious neurological function that I’ve seen. The suddenness of onset is likely how it’d be noticed. He could be in early states of dementia, like Reagan was when he was in the Whitehouse. Not being snarky, Reagan was showing signs and his staff talked about it while he was there. McCain’s temper, his gaffes could be early signs of dementia, (predementia) or again, the effect of the chronic pain. Chronic pain leads to physical shrinkage of the brain over time. Alzheimer’s isn’t easy to diagnose in the early stages. Currently no physical tests to rule it out (outside of autopsy). He may also have had very mild traumatic brain injury from being a POW (or just from getting punched by someone’s husband, or by one of his mistresses), that could also explain his rage and occasional “senior moment”.

  109. petite brawnley

    “Again, my undERstanding is the he REcused HIMself from the cASE! :)”

    When in doubt, just repeat, with emphasis on different syllables!

  110. snig

    To answer your question, I’d guess not a stroke, or at least not even a mild one, as it’d be hard to hide a new cluster of physical symptom for long. Many stroke symptoms will resolve, but often not quickly. Stroke is sudden, so it’d likely be a deficit that was suddenly there, and I would guess it’d be hard for someone in the public eye to hide it.

    Other likely ways he could be brainfucked though.

  111. Viva la Cynthia

    [re=107263]pundit242[/re]: Maybe that’s why they kept her away from the media for so long–three interviews is all she’s got in her. After that, she can never speak again…which means that we need that third interview. NOW.

  112. PoliTacky

    [re=107204]stew[/re]: “We come against the spirit of witchcraft! We come against the python spirits!”
    Too bad there’s no chance Fox will play this in a loop for 6 days straight, eh?

    “If you look at the — you know — if you look at the Israelites, that’s how they work. And that’s how they are, even today.
    Ooof! Even LieberTard can’t patch this one up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl4HIc-yfgM

  113. D'

    [re=107262]snig[/re]: I agree that it’s probably more a combination of age and (while we like to make fun of it ’cause he’s an utter asshat) war wounds. Still… His current physical decrepitude may be another reason that he’s trying to get out of the debates… At this point he’s not anywhere near photogenic, and add that to his temper and the fact that Hopey is simply a better at effectively expressing his ideas through speech, the only thing he has to run on is fear of the “other”. Unfortunately, that still has strong support in a lot of ‘Mericuh

  114. SayItWithWookies

    Holy crap, I just watched that video. The text was one thing — but actually seeing Katie fuckin’ Couric put the smackdown on Palin — oh, my. Honey, you got your ass whupped by an indignant and insulted Care Bear. I can only imagine the lobbyists in the Palin/McCain campaign are looking at this in mute horror with the arms wrapped around their heads like little kids who stayed up late one night and ended up watching The Others when the babysitter fell asleep.

  115. azw88

    “I’ll try and find them and bring them to ya”

    WTF???? she sounded like she was going togive her a recipe for moose stew or loan her some Halloween cookie cutters.

    [re=107292]bago[/re]:

    she went BEYOND the full retard!

  116. snig

    [re=107281]D’[/re]: Which may also explain why he’s paying 5k for a makeup/special effects guru type. He desparately needs to look lively. Also, I’m already exhausted from this campaign, and all I have to do is scream at the newspaper/TV/computer, while not making coworkers/wife think I’m a danger to others or myself. Even with his limited press availability he’s busy enough and under pressure enough for a youngster to blow a gasket.

  117. grevillea

    [re=107263]pundit242[/re]: It’s like she’s choking on the lies and meaningless waffle she has to spout. Her own body is refusing to cooperate with this hideous train wreck of a campaign.

  118. snig

    [re=107295]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Seriously. When the Care Bear can pin a 60 minutes expose on your ass with one furry paw tied behind her back, it’s time to give it up and see if you have a future as a reality show personality. She can be a professional stand-in for Tina Fey.

  119. snig

    [re=107311]ph7[/re]: If they nail her with this, they deserve a Pulitzer. Ok, maybe not. I will bake them a pie though. They deserve a nice pie.

  120. tender

    Even though she is hilariously unprepared, I honestly feel sorry for her at this point. You look in her eyes as she tries to answer that first question, and you realize she has no fucking clue what to say.

  121. Norbert

    [re=107273]PoliTacky[/re]: was anyone else reminded by that guy’s voice of the devil speaking through Regan in the Exorcist?

  122. Blue Line

    [re=107313]HomoPolitico[/re]: I love love love the “WTF?!?!” look she has on her face as the camera pans to her after the “I’ll bring ‘em to ya!” comment.

  123. CanadianBacon

    Steven Harper called the Canadian election early because his psychic told him the American economy was going to crash and Obama was going to win. Canada is run by a psychic who is paid by the Canadian government to be Harper’s hairstylist when not planning Canada’s future. Mackenzie King used to get advice from his dog and his dead mother when making decisions as Canada’s Prime Minister. Seems pretty normal compared to American politics.

  124. ALIVE!

    This is like porn for Obama supporters. Someone with more computer skills than me needs to mash this up with scenes of the Hindenburg, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, etc.

  125. D'

    mmmm, obama supporter porn… I love women with huge brains!

    Oh… That’s not what you meant… :( You’re right though… It’s nearly as humorous as it is terrifying.

  126. OffTheRecord

    [re=107342]CanadianBacon[/re]: Once, while extremely drunk, I was forced to go on a tour of Laurier House. They are seriously like “And here is the room where Mackenzie King used to communicate with his dead mother.” I’m not going to lie. It freaked me the fuck out. I also seemed to thoroughly enjoy the fact that he named all of his dogs Pat.

  127. moviechick

    When she was asked about Rick Davis, she LITERALLY repeated the exact same line word for word when Katie Couric pressed the issue. It was the most obvious display of bad rehearsing ever. Jesus, pick a lady off the street and she would be able to at least BS something better than Sarah Palin.

  128. CivicHoliday

    I could give more comprehensive answers than that after downing a 6 pack of beer. Seriously, lady, WTF? Maybe her crazy ass preacher failed to ward off the witches, and they’re now doing spells to make her brain go buh-bye.

  129. ladymacbeth

    [re=107292]bago[/re]: HA!

    [re=107342]CanadianBacon[/re]: so what? i shouldn’t become a canadian citizen? everyone told me i should last w/e…

  130. scarface1950

    perhaps a war with russia, perhaps a great depression!!! what s next??? perhaps we re all gonna die tomorrow!!!! she is shit!

  131. Democratica

    [re=107084]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Damn! Was it two for one night for Katie or what?! And on another note, what the fuck is McGrumpy’s love of town hall meetings?! And on yet another note, does John McCain realize that if people actually took him seriously, he’d be scaring the piss out of people?!

  132. Democratica

    I’m still catching up on my Katie interviews tonight… Bush is at 16% approval on the economy?! My GOD!!

    Ooooh, Grampy’s gotta twitch in that one eye… he threw a couple of sleazy winks at Kate toward the end there. I feel dirty.

  133. Democratica

    … and finally, this from someone over at Think Progress:

    ‘Rumor has it that, when the interview was finished, Katie turned to her crew and said: “Now that’s how you field-dress a moose.” ‘

  134. NoWireHangers

    God, I just watched the video. This is FUCKING PAINFUL. AMERICA, WAKE THE FUCK UP! That first question is horribly awkward. She has no idea what’s going on. The awkward pauses. Her schtick is lying earnestly, but you can smell her fear. She makes Katie Couric look like Edward Murrow. And that last answer was basically, what you said was good, Katie; can I go home now? Fake it til you make it indeed, bitch. Also, I hate the way she says “Am-air-ica.” What a fucking joke.

  135. Fiona K

    I’m Australian and, unaccustomed as I am to Alaskan accents, I thought she said “ill” too. I thought it was Wasilla for “I feel bad about the position etc” which seemed clunky but fair enough in a faux empathetic kind of way.

    I love her odd-but-technically-kind-of-correct choice of words, or should I say “verbiage”. “Recuse” got a good run this time round.

  136. Roschelle

    Gee….what happened to all the cute little word play she’s become so good at when campaigning with McCorpse….Oh…that’s right. She didn’t have a teleprompter.

  137. MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend

    This dirty twat did not say one fucking thing that made sense. NOT ONE. Jesus. And this race is still close. Buy your fucking canned foods and bottled water NOW people, do not delay.

  138. off-white working class

    that interview was so painful it felt like i was watching the daily show. what a stupid bitch.

  139. Bigbruther

    The McTard camp is going to grant some major interviews and a press conference on election day and fucking stun us with such inane and obtuse horseshit that we’ll be so dumbstruck we’ll forget to vote, ensuring a landslide victory of like 538-0. All the while, we’re going to have to swallow a trillion gallons of Republitard bailout jizz to ensure that our economy limpdicks along for another six months, about which time those evil bitches are gonna make a run on hedge funds. At which point, McCancer will conveniently succumb to his cleverly engineered disease while the Chinese reveal themselves fucking Angela Landsbury style to be at the controls of the Palinbot, who will conveniently order that we nuke ourselves owing to the universally accepted truth that the US has become such a distraction and annoyance on the global stage that our existence is forfeit. Repugnanttards are SOOOOO transparent!

  140. gurukalehuru

    [re=107018]NotLaughing[/re]: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Not funny, not laughing. Hell, my two year old kid can hold her finger down on the z button (and sometimes does). If you don’t have anything better to say than that, go take a nap.
    Fail!

  141. BobLoblawLawBlog

    [re=106973]greatgooglymoogly[/re]:
    (I’m sorry to keep using Charlie instead of Katie. The way she says that name is burned into my brain.)

    1. Are there any factual statements in your entire resume?
    Factual in what respect, Charlie?

    2. Is there anything in McCain’s presidency that won’t be a complete bonfire fuckup?
    Charlie, you just haven’t had a mooseburger until you’ve had one of John’s smoking grill. And you won’t, since no one will be able to afford to fly to AZ ever again. Except by private plane.

    3. Do you have one reason why I shouldn’t just strangle you right here?
    Who told you about my love of erotic asphyxiation, Charlie?

    4. Has the First Dude ever uttered a complete sentence?
    Charlie, once he looked me dead in the eye and said, “Where did Trig come from?”

    5. Have you ever done anything other than be a cheesy whore?
    Charlie, whether or not I get paid to fuck Gouda is beside the point, Charlie.

  142. wtf_files

    I just tuned in on this and I have to say that this makes me happier than anything has all week. Deep down I’ve had a sneaking fear that Palin would pull off an amazing Eliza Doolittle and be spouting prepared statements brilliantly one after another. She may indeed have much of the natural politician about her, but at bottom she’s nothing more than a pretty mouthpiece who can’t do better than repeat the same canned line about Rick Davis WORD FOR WORD when pressed lightly. I can’t fucking wait for the debates.

  143. faketree78

    I’m not sure how every single american doesn’t recognize what a complete trainwreck this woman is. Even on what appear to be set-up, softball questions, she baulks. To even consider that she is capable of being the president is to open the door to that persons clinical insanity.

  144. More Dirt Please

    Takin’ shots. Takin’ shots. Makes me want one. Or five and half. As well a government grant to cure gerund disease.

  145. JeffGoldblum

    Holy shit, I just watched this for the first time. Did the McCain campaign actually forget that when you pick a VP the press is going to want do shitty things like ‘ask them questions’? This woman could very well be the most uninformed candidate for office….ever.

  146. pat robertsons personal trainer

    you really don’t have to be an attorney to follow up with, “do you understand that just because Rick Davis supposedly recused himself from directly dealing on behalf of Fannie and Freddie that he still has a conflict of interest because his firm is still working (for pay) on their behalf?”

  147. pat robertsons personal trainer

    “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because…ah some…people out there in our nation don’t have maps and…ah…I believe that eh-education such as in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as and I believe that they should….our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or-or should help south Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for our gen…”