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YouTube To Be Flooded With Thousands Of Hilarious Videos Like This During Palin Book Tour

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How to make a Comedy Film: go to one of Sarah Palin’s book signings, walk near the front of the line (where they’ve been waiting for several hours), find the folks with the wackiest We Love Sarah-style t-shirts, preferably covered in stickers declaring even more support for Sarah Palin, introduce yourself to them, *make sure the camera is rolling,* and then ask basically any question. [YouTube]

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  • you cannot be serious

    You know that Norah just wants to whack them both on the head with her microphone.

    Constitution!! Big Government!! ACK!!

  • Sleeves

    “Her breath, Norma…John McCain smelled bad. sic. You know, Doug Hoffman.”

  • davitydave

    “The hammer was clamped on her.” = sex euphemism?

  • Spiro Agnew

    Never forget 11.18.2009

  • DirtyHarriett

    standing in line for HOURS at a time to see her!1!!!1!! and to say she was the most qualified? GTFO!

  • Woodwards Friend

    What’s up with that one black guy waiting in line?

  • Jim Newell

    So great:

    “Norah: What issues?

    Lady: The Constitution

    Norah: Specifically?

    Lady: …Big government.”

  • SmutBoffin

    Sarah Palin Parking Lot II

    Also, these Palin supporters could get schooled on Constitutional issues by Paultards. PAULTARDS!

  • depraved indifference engine

    “…and now we’re reaping the benefits, er, consequences of big government.”

    Freudian slip, much? Or did she just not study her talking points enough before heading to the bookstore? Lord knows I don’t.

  • Advocatus_Diaboli

    If Norah O’Donnell can make you look stupid–holy shit–that’s a level of stupid I hadn’t even fathomed.

  • FMA

    [re=461887]Jim Newell[/re]: Norah: Could you elaborate?
    Lady: I like money.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=461886]Woodwards Friend[/re]: Someone told him this was the line for the new Tickle Me Elmo shipment.

  • WadISay

    Big government in what respect, lady?

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    More Gotcha! journalism, with questions and facts and stuff.

  • Capricatony

    Clamped hammer? Apparently, like her smile, Sarah Palin’s penchant for mixed metaphors is contagious.

  • WarAndG

    It’s time to declare new country for these knuckle draggers: The Patriotic Peoples Republican of Reagan-i-stan. Wall ’em out, give ’em a pile of money and a pile of guns and say, folks you’re on own. President Lincoln? FAIL.

  • Fox News Light

    How dare that MSNBC lady attack that poor Palinite with facts…Shame on your MSNBC lady

  • ManchuCandidate

    The stupid! It BURNS!!!1!!!

  • earnestcivilservant

    I am mortified on behalf of my dear state of Michigan.

    I’m just glad that Joe didn’t say “Big Government isn’t the Final Solution.”

    Sarah Palin upholds the Constitution? With what? She’s not even in office!


  • germansteel

    I’d hit both, though. (Nora and the Dumb-But-Real-American, with the hot-librarian-look glasses)

  • Guy Fawkesy

    Is anyone else getting the ‘mo vibe from Joe? I mean… yellow rubber wrist bracelet, tight fitted-T on top of a long sleeved-T and everything is white? And girl those jeans were WAY too tight for straight man standards.

    I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’…

  • Tundra Grifter

    [re=461887]Jim Newell[/re]: Which, of course, is why the United States of America still has the Articles of Confederation. A weak central government worked out just great (other than almost losing the Revolutionary War for us, of course).

    There simply weren’t any good reasons to replace the Articles of Confederation. The Heritage Foundation ad says it best: “The Founding Fathers got it right the first time.”

    Other than slavery, maybe. And women voting. And people who don’t own property voting. Direct election of Senators.

    And that whole Constitution thingy…

  • Tundra Grifter

    [re=461899]What Fresh Hell is This?[/re]: WIN! Who does she think she is, Katie Couric? She’s supposed to ask Palin supporters what kind of music they like, their favorite tv shows, etc.

  • memzilla

    Norah should have asked these idjits how much they think they’ll get for her autographed book on eBay, which is why I’ll bet a majority of them are standing in line because hey, home credit line don’t work anymore.

    Jim Newell, please have Riley track how many copies of her autographed “book” appear on eBay over the next several weeks.

  • Don’t Mess with Joe


  • One Yield Regular

    These people are doing a terrific job of making Scientologists, Rajneeshees, and members of the Spartacus Youth League look like deep independent thinkers.

  • Voyou Charmant

    [re=461888]SmutBoffin[/re]: I wish there was a way to promote this comment.

    I love that the two supports they chose (a couple?) were a fem guy (wearing makeup?) in a youth large shirt and lots of fabulous flair(!) and a manly sounding girl.


  • Tundra Grifter

    [re=461906]earnestcivilservant[/re]: Since an essential aspect of the American system is that the people are the government – we don’t have kings and stuff, or a permanent ruling class, and since the government is of, by, and for the people, if someone is so against the government aren’t they against themselves?

    I never have understood on right wing nutz from Ronald Reagan to John Bohner can be so anti-government yet work so hard to get elected to that same government.

  • jetjaguar

    Columbus go home! Columbus go home!

  • JeffGoldblum


  • El Pinche

    Lady : “I like Playdoh, too. It taste like cooky. heeeheee.”

  • Skwerl Nutz

    Oh I get it know. Sarah Palin was for the bail before she was against it.
    These people need to be thrown off the “Bridge to Nowhere”

    Wish SP was coming to Philly :(

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    I’m waiting (hoping/praying) one of these ‘tards is a DailyKoser in disguise & when they get up to Snowbilly for her autograph, they ask her about all those lies she’s been telling … oh, & if she banged Levi (all on camera, of course).

  • El Pinche

    [re=461925]jetjaguar[/re]: Hahaha…that’s the video of the month.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=461900]Capricatony[/re]: Apparently, like her smile, Sarah Palin’s penchant for mixed metaphors is contagious.

    It’s not the smile or disemboweled metaphors we need to be worried about. It’s the HOOKWORMS!

  • JoeMac

    How many short busses were needed to get this crowd out to the bookstore? Calling these people retards is an insult to Trig.

  • petehammer

    Christ. Who made it through all four minutes? (raises hand) Here’s the thing: if you can only say “uphold the Constitution” over and over again, please have some idea of what is contained in the document.

    I don’t go around saying Chris Dudley was the best basketball player of all time.

  • pondscum

    Liz needs to do a few of these.

  • CrunchyKnee

    Thousands? Really? Thousands? Sob.

  • The Station Manager

    In other news, morons are stupid, and are prone to endlessly waiting in pointless lines, forever, to meet other morons, because of shitty books, which are ghost written by yet more morons.

  • Aflac Shrugged

    The people waiting in this line are people who can listen to Sarah Palin talk, then nod and say without irony: “I never thought of it that way before.”

    This is where bipartisanship fails, for the same reason that hospitals don’t hire vagrants with Down’s syndrome and serious head trauma for their doctors to consult on a diagnosis.

  • Uncle Joe

    Does Octomom have a book contract yet? I’d like to hear her fans discuss the limited vs. implied powers of the Constitution. Also.

  • June Cleaver 2.0

    [re=461886]Woodwards Friend[/re]: Yeah, 4% of blacks have serious issues.

  • The Cold Sea

    Yes, they feel a connection, because they’re all special ed, just like her. She arrived on the bus for the book burning, I mean signing, the short bus.

  • Bruno

    Q1: Can you read?
    Q2: What grade did you drop out of?
    Q3: How many books have you purchased before today?
    Q4: If you could buy the Goin’ Rogue dust jacket covering a completely blank book, would you?

  • Skwerl Nutz

    [re=461932]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: my sentiments exactly…if i didn’t have to wait in line with “thousands” of Pennslytuckians, I’d do it.

  • SmutBoffin

    [re=461934]user-of-owls[/re]: Christ Jeebus you’re right, the Palin Book Tour is a traveling health disaster. DON’T SHAKE HANDS WITH THE HOOKWORM LADY, WINGNUTS, OR YOU WILL NEED ALL THE HEALTHCARE YOU PROTEST AGAINST!

  • TheNavOne

    I think 2009 is the year that the Onion stopped being satire.

  • Big Liver

    OH MY GOD. It is clear we have been out-bred. These people are the natural followers of the nearest authoritan narcissist.

  • El Pinche

    Any breaking news on that dude yet? I’m thinking he might try to rape Sarah’s leg when he meats her.

  • thatonegirlsays

    What I Learned From This Clip:
    -The only catchphrases these people know are “Big Government” and “Uphold the Constitution”
    -Sarah Palin’s unique brand of “English” isn’t so unique after all.

  • Extemporanus

    MallNutz® are the must-have gift this holiday season.

  • hockeymom

    Grand Rapids….home to the Gerald Ford Museum, Amway and thousands and thousands of squeaky clean Christians.
    There are still towns surrounding the city with rules on the books about mowing your lawn on Sunday.

  • Sleeves

    [re=461886]Woodwards Friend[/re]: I hope that’s Lowerd just following Calvin Christian and his dad.

  • blader

    [re=461952]Big Liver[/re]:

    That’s right…this isn’t a culture war, it is a breeding war.

  • TheCoolestGuyInTown

    You know 90% of the people that buy her book won’t read it and not just because a few of them can’t read.

  • Suds McKenzie

    So “MSNBC Chief Whitehouse Corespondant” Norah O’Donnell is at a Michigan strip mall hours before Palin is even going to show up? Who’d she stop bangin?

  • Click

    I love the chick doing the interview, doesn’t make a single move to help Clueless Joe in his embarrassing attempt to remember a name (try writing it on your shirt, asshole). And what was with Little Nicky? I was preparing for a meltdown when that horrifying monotone of hers gave way to a slight tremulo.

  • Fly Over Girl

    I’m buying GOING ROGUE for the recipes.

  • chascates

    “She’s a real person who’s not afraid to tell it like it is and more competent than McCain to be President and setting the record straight and let Sarah be Sarah, and wait, she was for the bailout?”

    “But we lost the Constitution to big government and whoever was in charge of the Fed said he’d do something different and it’s one of those questions that the bailout was different than Sarah wanted and I can’t remember his name.”

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Grand Rapids is one of the more conservative towns in MI. Home of Amway, the multi billion dollar pyramid scheme company. Palin will fit right in there.

  • El Pinche

    [re=461962]Suds McKenzie[/re]: All I know is that it’s not me which brings great sadness to my loins.

  • SmutBoffin

    [re=461955]El Pinche[/re]: “…meats her.” <——– GOOD ONE

  • Click

    [re=461964]Click[/re]: Oh sorry – it’s Vicky Va-j-j.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=461910]Guy Fawkesy[/re]: Oh yea. BIG OLE SISTER.

  • Way Cool Larry

    I know I probably shouldn’t but I have a thing for Norah O’Donnell– such a babe

  • Extemporanus

    [re=461886]Woodwards Friend[/re]: You mean the shoplifter?

    Don’t worry, I’m sure mall security has their eye on him. He won’t get far.

    [re=461935]JoeMac[/re]: All of them, Katie. They needed all of them.

    [re=461906]earnestcivilservant[/re]: From Roger & Me to Rogue & Me.

    When the hell are you guys gonna get your shit together? Michael Moore is running out film!

  • FlipOffResearch

    Now you people see what I have to deal with all the time. Grand Rapids is 90 miles south of me, those nuts actually sound a little smarter than my nuts. Michigan: love the scenery hate the people. Also, If you liked Bush you’ll love Palin!

  • chascates

    Only THREE MORE DAYS to click on the ‘+’ to ensure Wonkette makes it into the Webby Awards:

  • The Revolutionary

    Someone should print out Wonkette’s “How to make a Comedy Film” instructions, and send them to Dane Cook.

    That is all.

  • Click

    “Why Norah, Sarah’s Downe-home style of politics has shown us that there’s no need to strive for excellence when you can simply lower the bar.

  • CaiteeCruelle

    [re=461924]Tundra Grifter[/re]: They’re not against themselves being the government, they’re against all those other people being a part of this “government” concept too.

    The constitution was meant to protect and promote the superiority of stupid insecure white people who fear thought, new things and scary scary brown people. Rights is about what you’re allowed to do to other people you don’t like, because you’re better than them. That is equality. Anything else is soshalist/fascist/terrizms.

  • The Little Rock

    “The hammer was clamped on her.”

    Unfortunately for Sarah, Tom Delay only knew how to grind during the election. If only Dancing with the Stars had come earlier…

  • Crazybroad

    [re=461906]earnestcivilservant[/re]: Ah, the end result of the abominable cuts the morans in Lansing keep making to education in this state. I demand Stupak’s head on a pike pole!

  • gaterion

    She just lies and lies and these people are so scared that they believe whatever they hear from someone who reassures them at all. Horrible. And sad, also.

  • Dave J.

    In fairness to those two that Norah interviewed, they were up late last night at an “Ow My Balls” marathon, and really weren’t thinking straight.

  • Neoyorquino

    It’s a veritable tsunami of stupid. It’s an ignorance so massive and so dense, that it manifests itself as physical pain amongst those with the misfortune to witness its stumbling, bumbling, mumbling incoherence (i.e., man, it hurts to watch that shit).

  • BklynIlluminati

    You can totally see the vaporlock happen on her face when she is told Palin supported the bailout. The machinery came to a grinding halt. Somebody should edit in a stock film scene of a car crash. SMALLER GUBBERMINT!!!! (CRASH)

  • Extemporanus

    [re=461974]Click[/re]: I met her in a hotel lobby, masturbating with a Newsweek magazine.

  • frailamerica

    How could she not interview the person wearing the balloon hat!? That would’ve been comic gold. Guaranteed.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=462005]Extemporanus[/re]: Bwahahahaha.

  • Click

    [re=462005]Extemporanus[/re]: Uh – you, or her?

  • AngerBoy

    This hurts my heart.

  • The Little Rock

    [re=461886]Woodwards Friend[/re]: see –> [re=461919]memzilla[/re]

    Nobama hasn’t shut down all small businesses.

  • Hooray For Anything

    To be fair, all those people waited in line to see her for three hours only because nobody in Michigan has a job and there’s nothing else to do. I guess the appropriate question for Norah to ask would have been to see who was paying for that book with either unemployment money, welfare, or from working at a car company propped up by the government.

  • thefrontpage

    What a bunch of FREAKIN’ MORONS.

    Note to every television broadcaster on the planet:

    Have any of you not learned that “the walk” is just about the most stupid, hackneyed and dumb-looking thing you can do on television? It’s been parodied and satirized for at least 25 years. DO NOT DO “THE WALK.” It’s just stupid.

    And what’s up with these news organizations complaining about decreasing revenues and profits, but they waste money on sending some nitwit reporter and some camera guy to the Midwest for a book signing? And a Palin book signing at that! What a waste of money! Who cares!

    There’s real news occurring right here, in Washington, D.C.

    News guys: Get a life.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=462005]Extemporanus[/re]: I saw her too. Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain. She was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook’s.

  • Clancy_Pants

    Freeze the video at 44 seconds.. She does some great freaky eyes.

  • bored with gravity

    [re=461919]memzilla[/re]: There are signed “imited edition” boxed sets on Ebay right now. So go for it. Only $91! TruckNutz not included, also.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=462009]Click[/re]: All of them, Katie.

  • Click

    [re=462021]user-of-owls[/re]: Let me guess – her hair was perfect?

  • Daveislikelol

    “I think if you asked her today she was not for the bailout”

    LMFAO…….Out of the mouths of babes.

  • Snarkalicious

    [re=461890]depraved indifference engine[/re]: She didn’t study the talking points, but she did pause to sell her foodstamps for a bottle of Wild Irish Rose.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=462031]Click[/re]: It was! Even after she’d run amok in Kent!

  • Sleeves

    “>The sexiest man alive for the second time <<<” plus zombie suggestion.

  • Yoko Ono

    My t-shirt says, “I wish I knew how to quit you, Sarah”.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=462021]user-of-owls[/re]: I knew a different Vikki. I guess you could say she was a text fiend.

    She said “How’d you like to waste some time?” And I could not resist when I saw little Vikki’s line.

    [re=462039]user-of-owls[/re]: [re=462031]Click[/re]: A little old lady got death panel rated late last night!

  • Extemporanus

    [re=462042]Yoko Ono[/re]: My Sarah Palin t-shirt says, simply, “”.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=462042]Yoko Ono[/re]: [re=462048]Extemporanus[/re]: Mine says “I’m with stupid” and has an arrow pointing straight up.

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    My Sarah Palin T-Shirt sez:
    “End Big Government — Privatize Social Security and Medicare”

  • Extemporanus


    I’M WITH

  • Extemporanus

    [re=462066]Extemporanus[/re]: [re=462059]user-of-owls[/re]: Thanks for letting me borrow your t-shirt!

    (And please don’t be mad, but I think I might have stretched it out a bit…)

  • foulmouthed mrscreant

    My Palin t-shirt says, “This whole fucking thing is inappropriate”
    Wink (Thanks Carrie Creamy)

  • DirtyHarriett

    [re=461950]TheNavOne[/re]: I was thinking the same thing the other day! The Onion is real!!

  • Sleeves

    [re=462066]Extemporanus[/re]: Ahahaha…

  • user-of-owls


  • Yoko Ono

    [re=462059]user-of-owls[/re]: [re=462069]Extemporanus[/re]: Damn, I wonder if Sarah will still sign it…

  • user-of-owls

    The Rat

  • Extemporanus

    [re=462079]user-of-owls[/re]: User

  • Extemporanus

    [re=462082]user-of-owls[/re]: The Owl

  • Extemporanus

    [re=462081]Yoko Ono[/re]: In lipstick right under the word “STUPID” would be perfect.

  • eclecticbrotha

    I’m gonna tattoo “USS Constitution” on my dick and wade into the next book signing. I bet I can pick up her AND him.

    I miss Nora’s pregnant primary thighs. Also.

  • eclecticbrotha

    Sarah Palin: giving Celebutards a bad name.

  • user-of-owls

    German Extemporanus

  • Tundra Grifter

    [re=461941]Uncle Joe[/re]: Not to mention the US Constitution’s negative rights, the Takings Clause, and does promoting the general welfare include Federally-mandated health insurance.

  • user-of-owls

    The Achs

  • Dean Booth

    “What, this isn’t the line for flu shots?”

  • Speed Ball

    I particularly like when the massive dolt and others insist the McCain campaign wouldn’t “let Sarah be Sarah”, despite it being common knowledge during the campaign that she had “gone rogue” and would not follow instructions or accept any advice, prepping, or coaching. They are all too stupid to realize the contradiction of maintaining this belief while buying a book called GOING ROGUE, a memoir about having gone rogue, in the past tense, specifically, during the McCain campaign. GAH.

  • Cicada

    I am so heartened to hear that these folks are for “The Constitution”. I hope that means that they will dump a little of their cash into the ACLU’s coffers and join in the fight to undo the damage the Bush administration did with regards to civil liberties.

    Ha ha ha ha ha. I know they don’t mean the actual Constitution, they mean the pretend one that Sarah and her ilk invoke. You know, the one that talks about our country being founded by Jesus and repealing the capital gains tax. Sigh.

  • hunter.blatherer

    [re=461887]Jim Newell[/re]: So wait, that’s a “lady,” not a tween? Cause when I thought she was some 8th grader it looked like the newslady was being totally mean, but then she was actually smarter than the other guy (who I assumed was her father).

    Maybe it’s just mean to ask any Palinites/TEABaggers/Klansmen/etc any questions that have demonstrably true or false answers.

  • Sleeves

    [re=462136]hunter.blatherer[/re]: Naw, I was “That’s no lady!” with you…is it?

  • Georgia Burning

    [re=461962]Suds McKenzie[/re]: Whoever it was, their taste in revenge is sweet. Norah needs to learn to smirk to the camera like Jay Leno if she’s going to keep doing these gigs and stay sane.

  • hunter.blatherer

    [re=462147]Sleeves[/re]: The complicating factor here is that all these people think like 8th graders. But she looks like a kid to me, and sounds like a reasonably smart one. She’ll probably go through an Ayn Rand phase in a year or two, and may wind up commenting on Wonkette in college.

    Also: if she’s a kid, everyone stop picking on her, please.

  • imissopus

    That was physically painful to watch.

    And is it me or did Shuster sound like Kermit the Frog at the beginning?

  • Sleeves

    [re=462157]hunter.blatherer[/re]: Agreed. (Or, given complicated factors, “We stayed out of jail Jim.”)

  • foulmouthed mrscreant

    [re=462135]Cicada[/re]: And Tort reform.

  • stumpycuse

    [re=461995]gaterion[/re]: this is how religion works…coincidence?

  • WickedWitch

    Oh god oh god oh god oh god —

    And not in a good way.


    [re=461913]Tundra Grifter[/re]: I don’t think the Constitution or the Articles forbade blacks and women voting. Both groups, including at least one documented black woman, voted in NJ from 1776-1807. There was only a property requirement.

  • Larry McAwful

    Norah O’Donnell tricked the poor Palin supporters with fact-based questions. This is what’s known as “gotcha journalism,” and it’s not fair. A better question would have been more like, “What’s your favorite Constitution?” or “How do you like Sarah’s new blonde highlights?” That sort of thing. It covers both sides of the issues, you know?

  • Larry McAwful

    [re=462178]NYNYNY[/re]: Yep. If you wanted to ban blacks and women from voting, you had to rely on your state legislature to git ‘r done. This is what they mean when they talk about “states’ rights.”

  • AddHomonym

    Shuster: “So are they there because of POLICY [eye roll — AS IF] or because, like some kind of human-crow hybrids they are drawn to shiny objects?”

    Always with the overkill!

  • Scoops McGee

    Think how many more will get in line when the comic book version comes out. Hell, I might get one myself, if the art is sexy enough.

  • Scoops McGee

    I see that each of the people in the video have bought two copies of the book. I guess they’re planning on reading it twice.

  • blargh

    That man is the definitive dithering idiot.

  • El Pinche

    [re=461982]chascates[/re]: You want a war don’t you? You’re hitting those two bottles callin the PUMAs. You’re worse than Cheney.

  • Flanders

    [re=461985]Click[/re]: WIN

  • Sleeves

    [re=462198]El Pinche[/re]: JeffGoldblum will come again in glory to judge the catamountebank fringe with the furries on top.

  • Sleeves

    [re=462198]El Pinche[/re]: Adapt in anticipation:

  • Franklin Pierce & Pierce
  • Darkness

    That guy in the tight white t-shirt is SO gay.

  • Jim Newell

    [re=462157]hunter.blatherer[/re]: She didn’t sound like a kid to me, but I did some googling just to make sure (I would feel terrible making fun of a 14 year old! sometimes?), and I think this is her (, and apparently she is the best soccer player in world history, and a college freshman, and insanely jesusy, and an intern for the Michigan Republican Party.

    I assume she got the t-shirt at her internship, which resolves the main question I had after watching this video, which was why didn’t I get a snide, cliche, Republican t-shirt after TARP?

  • S.Luggo

    “smithmen (36 minutes ago)”

    “Wow, you liberals are so damn sensitive, and scared shitless of this woman. (-7) ratings on my comment less than an hour ago. Haha. Can’t handle the truth …. so you tune into the MSNBC’s, ABC’s, and CNN’s of television, where shameless reporters mock everyday Americans for feeling a connection to a public figure.”

    If it did not involve the deposit of five dollars and change on a nightstand table, I’d certainly go for feeling the connection. But these are tough times.


    Norah, how did you squeeze into that purple shirt! It looks so tight, I bet you can’t wait to take it off!

  • S.Luggo

    [re=461887]Jim Newell[/re]:
    Norah: How big?
    Lady: As big as Alaska.

  • Sleeves

    [re=462219]Jim Newell[/re]: Right over her shoulder is Kris Kringle and the elf incognita, reading “And I still had to pay for it!” on the reverse…a-checking that off the list, for Chrissakes. :)

  • S.Luggo

    Newsbite TV (broadcast, cable, DSL, satellite, or the interbet). Corral dazed commoners into the scope of the camera lights and let them enjoy their fifteen seconds by giving random quotable phrases. (Ignore anyone with a fresh shave or an Ann Taylor suit, even if from Goodwill.) End with, “Palin supporters still against Big Government”, without asking any of them what they mean by Big Government.

    If O’Donnell had the looks of Mamie Eisenhower, she’d be doing the radio traffic reports from Cedar Rapids.

  • LowerdPeninsula

    A few things…

    – Grand Rapids is the Mississippi of Michigan, though, the Christianity is of a significantly different variety: Dutch Reformed, which is more insular (less evangelical, think the Amish), stoic, intellectual and sparse. Regardless, it fits Palin to a “T” the accent and all.

    – Michigan gave went to Obama by over 15% points. That’s even after the Dems snubbed Michigan for moving their primary up, thus meaning Obama didn’t even campaign in the state, at all.

    I guess what I’m saying is that if Palin thinks her originally “Going Rogue” to visit Michigan will mean she has any chance in this state, than she’s more stupid than I thought, which is a feat hard to accomplish.

  • S.Luggo

    Top portion of my deathless words chopped of due to some fucking happy face. So I’ll repeat. You’re welcome.
    Newsbite TV (broadcast , cable, DSL, satellite, or the interbet). Corral dazed commoners into the scope of the camera lights and let them enjoy their fifteen seconds by giving random quotable phrases. (Ignore anyone with a fresh shave or an Ann Taylor suit, even if from Goodwill.) End with, “Palin supporters still against Big Government”, without asking any of them what they mean by Big Government.

    If O’Donnell had the looks of Mamie Eisenhower, she’d be doing the radio traffic reports from Cedar Rapids.

  • hamletta

    Fucking Calvinists.

  • S.Luggo

    Grand Rapids was once (20, 30 years ago?) a major center for the manufacture of household furniture (bedroom and living room suites) for the US market.

    Since then, the manufacture of same has shifted abroad (which is why we can now buy the flimsy fiberboard shit at K/Wal/Target Mart.

    The lathers, carpenters, tackers, and upholstery workers have long since been laid off, leaving their kids with unskilled service economy jobs.

    Much the same has happened with rest of blue collar Michigan.

    Point: Michigan is an open wound looking for a salve, even one that does not cure, but merely distracts it from its pain. It is a sewer for the vague, populist motto. Palin is taking her turn now.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=462249]hamletta[/re]: But not in conjunction with Hobbs.

  • Can O Whoopass

    Well, first she bombed a presidential election that could have been a
    shoo-in for any white male, and then she quit a governor job –
    presumably to start a career as a community disorganizer.

    Oh, then she helped switch a town to Democrat, who had voted
    Republican ever since that meant Northern educated liberals. And she
    did it all by making racists think their voting bloc is much,
    much bigger than it really is!

    Go Sarah! Obama welcomes his re-election.

  • Extemporanus

    The first sentence of Ben Smith’s midnight missive on Miss Wasilla’s Michigan visit to Grand “Mall” Rapids:

    “If Sarah Palin were running for president, this is where she’d come…”

    The second sentence of said missive:

    “And if she were running for president, she’d be doing about what she did Wednesday, under the watchful eyes a half-dozen capable advance hands…”

    Also, these:

    “The state seemed to be returning her affection Wednesday…”

    “‘I wear a suit and nylons and pumps to work,’ while loving…”

    “‘…they got into that donut hole…'”

    “She represents, he said…’putting homos back in the closet.'”

    “A few minutes later, a diffident young man wandered by with a handmade ‘Homos for Palin’ t-shirt…”

    ““You’ve got to zip it up or leave,” said the security guard…”

    Featuring characters with names such as Trig, Yob, Voorhees, Huntsman, Agema, Recher, Crouch, Weinert, Rexanna, Rush, Mitt, and—for comic relief—Joe Biden’s Butt, it’s one Mount Pleasant byline away from “Charlatan Romance”-level Fabio-lousness.

  • LowerdPeninsula

    [re=462250]S.Luggo[/re]: “Point: Michigan is an open wound looking for a salve, even one that does not cure, but merely distracts it from its pain. It is a sewer for the vague, populist motto. Palin is taking her turn now.”

    Sorry, Palin could come uproot her family and plant down her base in Michigan, and it would still vote in the double-digits, Democratically at the national level for years to come. We don’t take kindly to evangelicals, here. It’s why Granholm stomped the creepy Amway dude for governor a few years back. That shit may play further south, but you practically have to be a non-showy Catholic (and even some times a non-practicing one) to win governorships and such.

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=461962]Suds McKenzie[/re]: To interview an all-astroturf crowd at that. Karma, meet Noron.

  • villageatrois

    [re=461960]blader[/re]: ” isn’t a culture war, it is a breeding war.” That’s bad news for teh gays here. Bad news for everybody, actually.

    It’s cold in Michigan in November, and only a third of the people have jobs. Anyone would draw a crowd to a mall. The worst you can do is stay warm. You might also score some food samples from Meijers, or a bong hit, or a Palin t-shirt.

  • digibal235

    “Dey dook arr johbs.”

  • hunter.blatherer

    [re=462219]Jim Newell[/re]: Ok, if she’s in college already it’s probably too late. There’s also this: “After visiting and meeting Coach and the girls and lots of praying and seeing God work in different areas, I feel that this is where God wants me.”

    So that’s where the ultra-religious belong: playing sports, thanking G-d when they win and remaining moot on the subject otherwise.

  • One Yield Regular

    [re=462249]hamletta[/re]: If I had a car, I’d appropriate that as my bumper sticker.

  • Jim89048

    The only decent coverage of this was on Comedy Central last night. Between them and Wonkette, I need no other news sources. This is sad.

  • Click

    [re=462219]Jim Newell[/re]: Hey Jim, can you do some googling on me, next? I can’t remember whether I made it past the fourth grade. Thanks, man. I appreciate it.

  • teebob2000

    “I… don’t… where did you hear that?”

    Shut up and show me your tits, dummy.

  • schvitzatura

    [re=462250]S.Luggo[/re]: Try more than a century…the story of Berkey & Gay of Grand Rapids, MI; April/September (quarto), 1911:

    Berkey & Gay are not a money-making concern, primarily. The atmosphere of their plant is that of a studio, where artists bring into being their conceptions of beauty. To see the men making the furniture is an education. The patient, true workman’s fondness with which they handle the rare woods, with which they attain perfection in every detail, is an illustration of why the old masters of furniture-making produced pieces that are accepted as authoritative studies, and are used as illustrative examples by connoisseurs who write upon this subject. The Berkey & Gay people have a phrase in their advertising—” For Your Children’s Heirlooms “—which maybe catches the spirit of their work better than anything else that might be said.

    Dead, dead, and long gone…the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, knuckledragger teabaggers to the last…grandpappy who worked a lathe at B&G spins like same lathe in his grave, his progeny getting vacu-formed stackables made by ChiCom hands at Wal-Mart, 5 for 3 sawbucks…

  • MissM

    [re=461910]Guy Fawkesy[/re]: What gave it away, the manscaped eyebrows or the index finger ring? Maybe it was the desperate stench of someone so deep in the closet that they have to pretend to be a Republican to pass. I say this will all respect, as some of my best friends (really) are ‘mos. People like that dude just drive me crazy.

  • Blue_in_VA

    “Specifcally?” See, right there? That’s media bias. Are you people blind?

  • Poo Flinger 69

    there ain’t a non-white person in that whole crowd!!

  • ATX Realtor

    Specifically???? “umm.. the constitution.. you know limiting the government..” I love how Palin supporters can’t name a policy that Palin supports or why they like her policies… They just love Rogue.. The word.. Maverick.. Yeah.. Retards…

  • AlfredDrivel

    Time is always non-linear to these people. Although she was for the bailout then, if you ask you ask her now she was not.
    I’m not ready to debate time direction.