DAILY BRIEFING  8:52 am November 11, 2008

He’s Measuring The Drapes!

by Sara K. Smith

  • The incumbent president and first lady got a tour of the White House from its current occupants, thus participating in a venerable American tradition of awkward home tours. [China Daily]
  • The president of the Maldives wants to save money so that when his tiny island nation eventually sinks beneath the sea due to climate change, they have a new place to live. Every nation on Earth should be doing this so that we can all move to Mars someday. [CNN]
  • President-elect Obama wants an auto industry bailout, while President Bush wants a free trade agreement with Colombia. [New York Times]
  • In an extended interview with Fox News, Sarah Palin said she had no regrets about the 2008 presidential campaign, and she hopes God will “show her the door” to the presidency. [Guardian]
  • If President Obama wants to close down Guantanamo, he faces many practical and legal complications. [BBC News]
  • The federal “rescues” of AIG and Fannie Mae have not really helped them. [Washington Post]
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loganmo November 11, 2008 at 8:59 am

I still think Palin is just one of 9/11uliani’s drag personas…can’t you just see that rat look in her face?

Fly-over Correspondent November 11, 2008 at 9:07 am

Oh, God “showed her the door” all right!

gurukalehuru November 11, 2008 at 9:08 am

She has been shown the door. Apparently, however, not the one she was looking for.

ahprahran November 11, 2008 at 9:09 am

Hooray, Colombian coffee!

monty November 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

does the columbia fta include the reefer and blow?

4tehlulz November 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

[re=172891]gurukalehuru[/re]: The back door amirite?

JamesMichaelCurley November 11, 2008 at 9:18 am

Are those going to be muslin drapes?

Tommy Says Soooo November 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

As far as Gitmo goes, houses in Saginaw cost one dollar. Muy muy savings!

V572625694 November 11, 2008 at 9:26 am

‘Cause when we have free trade w/Columbia, they’ll buy all those Pontiac Aztecs and Hummers, thereby saving Detroit. Oh, Chimpy….we’re going to miss you so much.

Texan Bulldoggette November 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

Wow, the China Daily was the only paper that covered Barry & Michelle’s visit to the White House? Where were the librul US elite media during this visit?? Erecting their Barry shrines in their newsrooms??

Servo November 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

Where will they park the Presidential Camels?

Schadenfried November 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

:::pulls Sarah aside:::. Sarah dear, God showed you the door, but he closed it. But he did open a nice little 50 story window for you over there.

wildeoats November 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

Sarah honey, don’t let God’s door hit you in the ass on the way out.

jagorev November 11, 2008 at 9:37 am

[re=172905]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Only the Chinese can afford to have reporters any more. Our entire media industry is going bankrupt, haven’t you heard?

Servo November 11, 2008 at 9:38 am

Sarah, try the Kremlin’s door, since that seems to be your expertise.

monty November 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

im waiting for the sarah palin/rachel maddow interview

slavojzizek November 11, 2008 at 9:40 am

At this late hour, can we have a nice word for Laura Bush’s underappreciated rack?

memzilla November 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

We should all donate to Caribou Barbie’s 2012 presidential run as a way to ensure that Hopey’s in office for *another* 4 years. Political jujitsu, as it were.

Or she could just run as President of Appalachia, the only region that went more Republican than 2004.

bitchincamaro November 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

I say we move Detroit to Guantanamo. You cannot believe the rust-buckets Detroiters are driving now. Cuba’s got all those classic Motor City boulevard barges and stuff isn’t falling off of them at all.

4tehlulz November 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

[re=172912]jagorev[/re]: It’s been bankrupt since 1992…

Oh wait you meant financially. Never mind.

4tehlulz November 11, 2008 at 9:49 am

[re=172917]memzilla[/re]: And let it secede; everyone wins.

psychedelicSludge November 11, 2008 at 9:51 am

“One day this rather odd chap hopped into my office. He’d been to see virtually everyone in the business and been shown the door. He asked to see my door, but I wouldn’t show it to him. Instead he showed me the tapes and photographs of the Rutles. They were pretty rough but they had something. I think it was the trousers.” – http://www.rutlemania.org/WBbooklet2.html

Tommy Says Soooo November 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

[re=172917]memzilla[/re]: I will definitely chip in a few Hopey bucks. In reality, it’s seed money for the fundie versus Mormon versus Gingrich Third Wife Cause the Second One is Dying Olympics.

That will leave them so exhausted no one will notice we have been living under sharia law for four years.

ManchuCandidate November 11, 2008 at 9:54 am

The only door that “God” should open on Sarah is a trap door to obscurity and failure.

Weeping Jesus November 11, 2008 at 10:00 am

Oh, sweet moses. Sarah says to Matt Lauer today: “I have nothing but honor and admiration for McCain… it’s mutual… we touch base almost every day…”

Uh…er…. Can we get an over and under on when this woman will go stark raving mad?

monty November 11, 2008 at 10:01 am

wow thats so weird, my nutz were sweatin the other day and god opened a window for me and heavenly breezes blew up the leg of my shortsshortsshorts and his blessings bestowed relief on what could have been a serious chafe situation. rejoice FTW!!

Viva la Cynthia November 11, 2008 at 10:06 am

Hey guyz, Sarah mentioned Wonkette in that interview!:

Although it was the not very liberal Fox News which made the Africa claim, Palin pinned much of the blame for the damaging allegations against her on the liberal commentators she refers to as “those bloggers in their parents’ basement just talkin’ garbage”

Say hi to your mother for me, if I may quote Mark Wahlberg.

monty November 11, 2008 at 10:09 am

[re=172928]Weeping Jesus[/re]: just because he called her and said piss off c**t they touch base ALMOST everyday

Heywood Floyd November 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

Bush is gearing up for a massive coke binge for Jan. 21st. (And planning for his financial future. The markets killed him, so he’ll need to start bringing in those cocaine dollars again and doesn’t want to deal with pesky trade barriers. Too bad Barry Seal is with us no longer.)

ella November 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

“I’m like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere…I’m like, don’t let me miss the open door.”

How did we let such eloquence slip through our fingers?

shanemcgowan November 11, 2008 at 10:32 am

If God shows Sarah the door, will she greet him wearing nothing but a towel?

messickc (ROLL TIDE!) November 11, 2008 at 10:34 am

The only door I hope her god shows Palin is the one straight to Hell.

messickc (ROLL TIDE!) November 11, 2008 at 10:36 am

[re=172969]messickc (ROLL TIDE!)[/re]: Wow.. that was Palinese for

The only door I hope Palin’s god shows her is the one straight to hell.

Canuckledragger November 11, 2008 at 10:38 am

I’m already sick of comparisons of Hopey to Kennedy. Hopey just measures the drapes. JFK made sure the carpet matched them.

I’m also sick of yanqui mispronuniciations. It’s not CAM-a-lot. It was CAME-a-lot.

Dumb fucks.

bago November 11, 2008 at 10:40 am

And by the way, if you see your mother this weekend, be sure and tell her I said SATAN SATAN SATAN!

bago November 11, 2008 at 10:41 am

It’s not CAM-a-lot. It was CAME-a-lot.
I got yer PRAM right here.

messickc (ROLL TIDE!) November 11, 2008 at 10:45 am

[re=172965]shanemcgowan[/re]: And moose antlers.

kapish November 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

Forget us all moving to Mars. Titan is where its at.
Plenty beach front condos still available.
Meantime, I say give those island people Oklahoma.

ivenson November 11, 2008 at 10:55 am

[re=172936]monty[/re]: McCain: “Who is this? Do I know you? I don’t know you…PRANK CALL…PRANK CALL!!!!”

x111e7thst November 11, 2008 at 11:05 am

[re=172928]Weeping Jesus[/re]: Jesus Spice has been touching Walnuts’ base? Does Mrs Walnuts know about this?

ivenson November 11, 2008 at 11:07 am

Of course, Sarah bein’ Sarah…talkin’ ’bout bein’ independant. Also John McCain…you have to mention him alot. And complimenting the interviewer being something that we always…because it’s amazing that, with the interview being so friendly, and it shows you how this style of talkin’ wasn’t because she was, you know, nervous. Like, maybe always talkin’ with no concept of where the sentence might take ya…because it’s like an adventure!

Oh, and also, it’s nice to see another asshat republican say that they have NEVER changed their opinion on anything. Rockheads.

dcgrrl November 11, 2008 at 11:43 am

Hey, when do the Bidens get to see their new place? Or is Cheney keeping that secret FOREVER?

Grimnir November 11, 2008 at 11:51 am

“Palin pinned much of the blame for the damaging allegations against her on the liberal commentators she refers to as “those bloggers in their parents’ basement just talkin’ garbage”.

Ken, Jim, tell your moms to give you an extra cookie tonight before they tuck you in tonight. You deserve it.

S.Luggo November 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm

[re=173073]dcgrrl[/re]: They’ll see it once Dick is finished having the Phantom Zone recarpeted. The guy is such a stickler.

dcgrrl November 11, 2008 at 12:57 pm

[re=173140]S.Luggo[/re]: recarpeted? I guess blood stains don’t ‘convey’…

panderwatch November 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

What you missed: Bush and Obama chat caught on tape at the White House by press pool audio tech:


Mara47 November 11, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah/ You don’ need no steenkeen God. Wonketeers can show you the doors, and you won’t even have to ask on bended knee.

populucious November 11, 2008 at 4:03 pm

And God said “Sarah, you must not go to the White House. You must high thee back to Wasilla tout suite, before I smite thee’s ass.” and Sarah said “You must be Satan, cuz you’re not telling me what I want to hear! LA LA LA LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”

napalmnacey November 12, 2008 at 3:32 am

[re=173487]populucious[/re]: At which time God face-palmed and said, “What the fucketh hath I wrought?!”

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