WONKETTE AT THE TEEVEE MOVIES  8:55 pm March 10, 2012

Open Thread For HBO’s Politics Movie ‘Palin & McCain Lose An Election’

by Jim Newell

HEHNGNN?Tonight: HBO is debuting its Hollywood motion picture about how John McCain waddled over to the Google machine sometime in the summer of 2008 to find a “hot political babe” to run the country after he croaked during his first 10 minutes as president. He settled on an Alaskan lady who shot guns, which was the entirety of his research. She turned out to be an idiot, and she continues to shame and grift the nation to this very day. Here is your open thread for the Wolf “Like Pauline Kael But Good” Blitzer-approved GAME CHANGE, starting at 9, which is basically now. Ol’ Walnuts has been asleep on his Ambien since 6 p.m., so he won’t be watching. ALSO: Here’s an unreadable Wonkette Archives post from 2008 about all these bickering McCain campaign characters, if you’d like to read it.

 
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Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

The best part of the Game Change movie is at the beginning where the house falls on Sarah's sister.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

"She's gone where the Goblins go, You ho, Yo ho yoho yoho yoho…"

I love that part.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Great, now I'm recasting the Wizard of Oz.
Tin Man = Romney.
Scarecrow = Ron Paul.
Cowardly Lion = Newt.
Flying Monkeys = Tea Party Voters.
Who's Santorum? Who's playing the Wizard? Suggestions?

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

If it were the Lizard of Oz, I would vote for Newt.

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

"man on dog" Santorum is obviously Toto.

Biel_ze_Bubba March 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

Pulling the levers behind the scenes? That's got to be the Koch Brothers.

Obviously, though, we need to revise the story a bit, to accomodate the Cool & Funky Black Warlock of the North.

Jus_Wonderin March 12, 2012 at 11:45 am

Though, I doubt she gives up the shoes.

GuanoFaucet March 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

In honor of the Snowbilly Grifter, I'm going to quit watching the movie halfway through.

Tundra Grifter March 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

I saw a Yahoo! Post: "Stop calling her 'former' governor. She's an 'ex-governor.'"

Barb March 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

To counter the fact that HBO is showing Game Change tonight one of those off stations is showing The Undefeated tonight. Obviously, they are unfamiliar with HBO and the fact that they show their movies over and over again.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Triumph of the Shrill

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

The Scum Also Rises

deelzebub March 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

The Bridge On The River Why

imissopus March 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

The Bridge On The River Why Whine

deelzebub March 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I was going more for the why as in, "Why, for fuck's sake, did you inflict this shrill hag dumbass on us, you senile old bastard?"

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

The Lyin', the Witch, and the Wardrobe

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

WIN

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Inspired.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

The Drapes of Wrath

poncho_pilot March 11, 2012 at 6:42 am

Grift Of The North Tar…umm…Star.

poncho_pilot March 11, 2012 at 6:52 am

Meth Rides A Fail Horse.

Biel_ze_Bubba March 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

The Moose that Roared.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 10:44 am

Shrill and Led's Bogus Journey

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

For the TeeVee movie set, "Sarah, McCain and LOL".

Clancy_Pants March 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Thanks Wonketeers, stuck waiting for 24 hour roadside assistance. I just have to know how it ends.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

SPOILER ALERT: They tow you home and charge you for it because they're shitheads.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

And the driver has serious Plumber's Asscrack. Be warned.

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm

YOU had that driver, TOO?

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

They're all like that. It's in the contract.

YasserArraFeck March 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Known in our house as a "Jersey Smile"

Clancy_Pants March 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

Close. They showed up. Looked at my hybrid. Said stuff like "Wicked Cool.. where's the battery", "Sometimes if you jiggle the fuses it'll fix it" and "Looks electrical, better call for a tow". The tow truck guy showed up and hour later, walked up opened the battery compartment, gave me a jump and I drove away.

comrad_darkness March 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Yay!

BTW If it's a prius, you might want to change 12v batteries every 3 years. Friend has one and got stuck twice before just giving in and getting a new battery.

IndianaKevin March 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

You thought 24-hour meant round the clock. It's how long they take to show up.

MissNancyPriss March 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

HBO estimates paint will be peeling in 2 million households across America

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

MUTE button. Learn it. Use it. It's your friend.

Mumbletypeg March 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

What to drink during this spectacle?
Looks like grgio for me — emphasis on the regrrgitated material about to get re-exposed.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Beakers of hot Rage, rainwater and grain alcohol for me.

starfanglednut March 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Diet coke and thorazine.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Tasty! And relaxing.

Jukesgrrl March 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

What until she says "gotcha questions" then open your gullet "Rooster-style" and chug the whole bottle.

anniegetyerfun March 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Water! (Being pregnant is fucking stupid)

Mumbletypeg March 11, 2012 at 10:07 am

Congrats by the way!

What about ginger brew? I'd think one could find a handful of interesting labels in your area. (yeah, I know it's not the same)

anniegetyerfun March 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Thanks! Oh, I'd love that, but I also happen to have teh diabeetuss, so I can't really drink anything good. Maybe I can cut it with seltzer.

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Drink UP – if you play your cards right, having a sp*cial n**ds child could be good for your pocketbook!

angerbear March 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

John McCain: As good a candidate as he was a pilot.

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

But he still crashed more planes than campaigns.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? At some point a pit bull does stop whining

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Pit Bulls can learn. And they're prettier.

the_problem_child March 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Pitbulls are smarter & better tempered. They're actually rather sweet, but that's no reason to put lipstick on them.

Fare la Volpe March 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

When a pitbull shits all over an old man, it has the decency to feel bad about it.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Fare! Good to see ya!

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm

excellent

anniegetyerfun March 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Pitbulls can form (comparatively) coherent thoughts?

Beowoof March 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

They will roll over for a biscuit?

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

They can be spayed. Or neutered.

Geminisunmars March 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

They come on command?

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

That might make Todd's life a little easier.

No, I didn't actually say that. No..no, I didn't.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 12:56 am

Who was the joker, here, who answered "eventually, a pit bull lets go"?

poncho_pilot March 11, 2012 at 6:50 am

i feel bad when pit bulls are forced to fight each other for someone else's amusement?

GuanoFaucet March 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

This movie is good news for John McCain!

GuanoFaucet March 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm

That image is very disturbing. I wish you’d have chosen something else. I realize that it’s a shameful part of American history that we should never forget, but it’s too much.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

This film should piss Palin off enough to write a book of her memoirs, "The Book to Nowhere."

MissNancyPriss March 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

or "The Career to Nowhere"

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

"My Struggle"

Pssst! don't tell her it's been used before!

trampndirtdown March 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

"Electioneering for Dummies"

ttommyunger March 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Don't have HBO, wouldn't watch this if I did. Saw J. Moore on Daily Show bit. Never seen her looking better. Showed a clip of her as Lou Sarah: nailed it. BTW, Walnuts should look so good, and Ed Harris did not look good.

Bezoar March 11, 2012 at 1:47 am

I would watch it if only to see the marvelous J. Moore do the evil Sarah to such perfection. And also to revisit the incredulity, out of nostalgia.

ttommyunger March 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

You can tell me about it. I'm all out of brain bleach here.

DemmeFatale March 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

I have HBO, but couldn't take it.
Even a (dead-on) imitation of Sarah is too much for me! I was yelling and muttering at the TV. I quit (just like Sarah), halfway through.

ttommyunger March 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Stronger than me, my friend.

RadioStalingrad March 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I've seen this movie before: It was called Dumb and Dumber.

Designer_Rants March 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

"What's the 'soup du jour'?"
"It's 'the soup of the day'."
"mmm. I'll have that."

Madam Killjoy March 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

"Our pets' heads are falling off!"

starfanglednut March 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Nah, I think the title was "Dude, Where's my Car?".

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

80% approval rating in Alaska? Seems meth heads and rapists really like to vote in polls when they are high.

aklibtard March 11, 2012 at 4:06 am

She walked into the perfect situation. First, the state is really red, so she had that going from the start. Second, the guy before her was the least popular governor in state history. Anyone would have looked good by comparison. Third, she was able to completely sit on her ass because oil prices jumped to $150 barrel. Instead of doing any work on long term projects with the cash she just cut everyone a check on top of the one that's given every year anyway, so could sit on her ass in Wasilla instead of the capital. In other words, pure dumb luck and good looks made up for her complete lack of work ethic, and ultimately foisted her upon the nation like an incurable STD.

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 10:52 am

"…ultimately foisted her upon the nation like an incurable STD."

At last, the perfect summation of that narcissistic, psychopathic dunderhead.

Jim Newell March 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Lieberman looked hilarious. Less Palpatine, more clown.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

The clip with John Edwards, fussing with his hair was hilarious.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I'll have to rent this, if only to shoot my Nerf gun at the screen. And yell, also.

redarmyzombie March 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I couldn't; I'd end up with a sledgehammer through my TV with no recollection of the prior events…

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 11:01 pm

PROTIP: Lock up all the tools before drinking.

Take it from me.

Geminisunmars March 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Played by my secret crush, the inimitable Austin Pendleton.

Mumbletypeg March 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

No secret anymore — that he's been one of my crushes, too!

DemmeFatale March 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

Yep. I've loved him for years!

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

"Lieberman looked hilarious. Less Palpatine, more clown."

I'm pretty sure that's not how ya spell "Palestine".

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I don't have HBO, but I'm here anyway, just to be Rude. If I did have HBO, that MUTE button would be working overtime.

Oh, and I'm drinking, just on General Principles.

An_Outhouse March 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

and in solidarity.

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I hope you gave the General a break every once in a while.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Yeah, the General goes away for work, travel, hobbies etc.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Fuck me with a chainsaw, Julianne Moore has the accent down pat.

Steverino247 March 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Rough trade!

anniegetyerfun March 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

It's certainly better than the South Boston monstrosity that she was shrieking all over 30 Rock.

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

Yes, I remember that, it was horrible. Being 30 Rock, I thought maybe it was one of their insider jokes (look at Julianne Moore pretending badly that she's from Southie) but if so, they never did the punchline.

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

The result of watching many hours of Tina Fey?

Geminisunmars March 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

The accent yes, but the sneering, shrill tones weren't there.

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

I don't think our species has the same vocal cords as Palin's.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Man, here I simply re-rendered the r-word, and I was gone like that. What kind of sorcery is this?

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Did someone say…

WOODY HARRELSON?!

Data Exactly March 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Is this the one with the Nazi's from the Moon and Palin became president?!?

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

How did you know about my Nightmares!?

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

No, I think it's the one with Martians and Calista Gingrich. No, wait…

Negropolis March 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

She is not ever going away, is she? I thought after her teasing running for president, where it was so obvious that she wasn't, she would have done her speaking fees in, but like a bad rash or a foreclosed home's toxic mold, she remains.

Romney wins Guam and the North Marianas, Rick whens Kansastan, and I don't care. I can't wait for American Spring to get me excited, again.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I want to bury her in Yucca Mountain and let whatever poor bastards are around 40,000 years from now suffer.

Biff March 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Thanks a lot, you're fucking with MY 'hood, now.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

NIMBY. That's why there's miles of underground tunnels and all those Blast doors.

We have to get her off the teeve, before we all Go Mad. Take one for the Team.

Biff March 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

The salt caverns at the WIPP Site in New Mexico would be better suited to muting the screeching.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 1:06 am

The Feds own, what? 75% of the state? Push comes to shove, we could always store her at the bottom of Tahoe.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:17 am

Unkind! a lot of people depend on that lake for drinking water. And the fish? You know how they'd smell, right?

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Pfft, the Feds own 97 percent of Alaska. Freeze her in a block of ice and store her in a grizzly mama cave, they can find her in 20,000 years, thaw her out, and she can star in Geico commercials.

fuflans March 11, 2012 at 1:38 am

no baby she is not EVER going away.

god.

DemmeFatale March 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

McCain is unforgivable.
The unsinkable Sarah will be his legacy.

glamourdammerung March 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Considering the Forrestal and his service to the North Vietnamese, having Sarah the Entertainer as a legacy is actually letting him off pretty easy.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 11:17 pm

If only when he crash-landed his presidential run into America he would have taken her career with him. Somehow, she gets away relatively unscathed. She'll never be president, but it was never about the presidency, anyway. It's always been about the "dollar, dollar bills, y'all."

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

The cat is out of the bag about the daughter being pregnant. I'm waiting for her to say, "I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers."

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

"Like the good old days."

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm

You betcha!

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Okay, when do they start Nailin' Palin?

Mumbletypeg March 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Oh boy. I didn't count on actual Obama footage being included.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Can you believe those crowds for Obama? Brings back good memories.

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I know. Wet panties time! Squee.

mayor_quimby March 12, 2012 at 2:23 am

It made my male parts say 'whoa', that was a big deal.
Let's hope the stadium in NC this fall is as full.
It was 20k vs 80k in attendance

Negropolis March 12, 2012 at 7:16 am

Trust me, that stadium will be filled even if they have to pack the upper decks with hobos and hookers in town to service the convention.

Extemporanus March 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

FAP FA

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Please do not fap to the thought of nailin' Palin. You would do less damage by slamming your penis in your car door.

starfanglednut March 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm

That hurt! And I don't even have one of those things.

Biff March 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Energy secretary Steven Chu doesn't have a car, either.
What? That's not what you meant?

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

That's why I don't take off my pants until after I'm safely inside the car.

the_problem_child March 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

OMG! Did you have an aneurism?

berkeleyfarm March 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

He quit halfway through. Like Snowbilly.

Designer_Rants March 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

OT: but did anyone read this trash where Scalia claimed that people should "Get over it", re: Bush v. Gore, and "It was a long time ago, people forget…It was a 7-2 decision. It wasn’t even close.”? http://bit.ly/x5EjXq

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

He's always saying that. It's why I don't go into D.C, 'cos I'd be severely tempted to kick in some testicles.

Metaphorically, that is.

starfanglednut March 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Sk@llf*ck him.

Designer_Rants March 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Machine gun Skullfuck him.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Ha, ha! Just joking, you sad Teabagging Lurker fucks, you! Can't take a joke?

sati_demise March 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

I think you just threw the hot dog down the hallway.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

It'd be easy to do, though, you know they're naked under those robes, right? Especially Thomas.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

This is good news. I thought they just did that during the Oral and Anal arguments.

Designer_Rants March 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

So THAT'S who put a pube on his Coke can…

Fare la Volpe March 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I hear he keeps Coke cans up there.

zedbot March 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Lying sack of shite. Whoopsie.

What a disingenous feller.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Will there be a Japanese Tentacle Porn version?

zedbot March 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

For stating how "ambivalent" she is, she sure has her granny panties in a wad. Man up, Lou Sarah. Free market! Bootstraps!

rocktonsam March 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I'm going rent Boogie Nights and masturbate thinking its $arah?

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

That's Disgusting.

Angry_Marmot March 11, 2012 at 4:15 am

And then stop in the middle?

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I'm not impressed so far…with Palin or the movie.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

"How the flip did this happen?"

starfanglednut March 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I don't have HBO. Does she really say that?

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Yup.

ibwilliamsi March 11, 2012 at 4:11 am

Yes, in the scene where she learns that Bristol is pregnant. She's got 4 or 5 kids and she doesn't know how that happened?

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

That's why she has those kids.

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Waitaminute, I thought peoplez (not me) paid 15.95 a month for HBO just so they could hear the "fuck" word. I'm cancelling the subscription I don't have immediately!

mayor_quimby March 12, 2012 at 2:26 am

Mccains potty mouth made up for it. He used fuck as punctuation in the movie, as they say

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Lol, Levi had to shave his goatee. If Sarah had to then so shall he.

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Sarah shaved her goatee? Is that what she had to do to be a real 'Mer'kin?

Mumbletypeg March 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

"Thank you for cutting your mullet, Levi." Keeping up appearances, except the ones that need to be cut off!

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Oh, Rudy…such a douchebag.

9-11.

Jukesgrrl March 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Is HE in it?? Who plays him? Somebody from The Sopranos?

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Stock footage.

No actor was douchey enough, probably.

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Disagree; Jeremy Piven is douchey enough for anything in the universe.

anniegetyerfun March 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

But too fat to play Gu911ani.

deelzebub March 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Speaking of Sopranos actors, I bet Joe Pantoliano could do a good Rudy.

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

He's got the same hairline and a nasal voice; it's a start.

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

"Open Thread" means we can say anything, right? Happy Caturday, everybody!

Don't forget to set your clocks forward!

rocktonsam March 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Rebecca is isn't watching.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Thanks for the reminder about "spring forward" Sharkey!

Biff March 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Sucks to be Arizona! If I was stuck with one time all year, I'd choose DST.

flamingpdog March 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I'd choose 21st Century Time.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I set my forward, then back, then forward again. So I'm good until next year.

Steverino247 March 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Unfortunately, my biological clock does NOT reset so I'm an hour off until fucking November. Stop screwing with time already.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I always had trouble adjusting to the time changes. But the Energy Policy Act of 2005 really messed it up for me. It's one of the minor things that I can curse W for signing.

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm

And I just a month ago figured how to reset my car clock, which is hidden behind more code than Iran's nuclear weapons plan.

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

I drive a '91, so changing my clock means jabbing a tiny tiny button 60 times with a pen point. So I don't.

mayor_quimby March 12, 2012 at 2:29 am

One poke for me, love those japs, uh, nips, uh, Ohioans who built my car.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 1:35 am

"my biological clock does NOT reset so I'm an hour off until fucking November"

So what do you do, get your period an hour earlier every month?

Steverino247 March 11, 2012 at 2:09 am

I know what time it is within about 15 minutes without looking at a clock. It's weird, I know, but that's the way I roll. I have sleep disturbances and all sorts of fun bullshit.

And let me say, that was a very funny comment about the periods an hour earlier. I'll tell my wife that one when she wakes up later that she wants to.

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Read Sharkey's post carefully; if you try to set your cat forward, you're liable to get pretty darn scratched up.

neiltheblaze March 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Yes, indeed – thanks for the reminder! I'd completely spaced it.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Seriously, I think the whole "cash for clunkers" thing by Obama was just a way for anyone who had a McCain/Palin bumper sticker to save face and not have to douse their car with gasoline and torch it.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

You must be right. Those bumper stickers disappeared faster than panties at a Wasilla Wine Cooler party.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

"Baby, I love you. I've got a 4-pack of Bartles & Shames.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

"Ooohh! Gas Station Wine! Kiss me, you fool!"

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

At the gallery reception for Thomas Kincade, they serve gas station wine and cedar cheese.

Gunner Asch March 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Around here there are lots of Bush/Cheny bumper stickers. One of the other stickers is sometimes McCain/Palin but not so many as B/C. They need to leave room for the God Loves Every Child – Born and Unborn, Nobama, Repeal Obamacare, and Food Stamp President stickers.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

We have a lot of "Don't Tread On Me" teabagger signs, bumper stickers for Our last Failed Republican Governor (hint: it's not O'Malley) paired with awful yellow/black District 1 Congressman Harris (R – ALEC). Not so many Nobama ones, yet, but the Asshole stickers will appear soon, I think.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

"Around here there are lots of Bush/Cheny bumper stickers"

For years, my definition of a slow learner was someone who had a Bush *04* bumper sticker.

HistoriCat March 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

What – no "Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve" bumper stickers? Lame.

Around here (TX) I see "Secede" bumper stickers. It's a painful thing to see a vehicle which has both "Secede" and "These colors don't run" – my poor head can only take so much.

ThundercatHo March 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I see those once in awhile, usually on old guys pick'em up trucks, but tonight I saw an actual McCain/Palin yard sign and it was in mint condition. I hope they were having an ironic movie night.

anniegetyerfun March 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

Torch it? They just turn them into mobile meth labs. Eventually, the will self-immolate*.

*The cars, not the politicians.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

No Piper/Trig hair-lick?

Accurate movie my ass?

mayor_quimby March 12, 2012 at 2:33 am

They did ' say a prayer' instead. And somehow Bristle passed the word to the baby.
Yes, I had to rewind that myself.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Bristol: "Tell Me You Love Me!"

Levi: "Listen, Baby, would I lie to you just to run my fingers through your Pubes?"

DahBoner March 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

Yes.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

"Parents of children with special needs children, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House"

Mumbletypeg March 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Newell, I know you'll be disappointed, as will I, if they don't have someone playing Nooningtonshire giving her classic: "She killed."

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Is it mandatory for every political movie or TV series to have that little squirrelly guy, the one who was googling for Lou Sarah? I thought he died way back on ER, anyway.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

"I've got five children, too and she (Plain) is talking to me and NO ONE talks to me"

ProgressiveInga March 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Yeah, I wanted to say, "someone should talk to you about contraception!"

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I had a typo with Palin (Plain) LOL

mayor_quimby March 12, 2012 at 2:34 am

Cuz your fuckin kids are boring shits?. ..

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I can't wait until the part where they break the news to her that there are TWO Koreas.

anniegetyerfun March 11, 2012 at 12:29 am

Wait – I'm not sure anyone has yet. I mean, in real life. Still.

ManchuCandidate March 11, 2012 at 1:17 am

I hope they fuck with her "mind." East Korea and West Korea.

Steverino247 March 11, 2012 at 2:03 am

I've been in both. Believe me, the South one is way better.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

So, the opposite of the US, then.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 2:27 am

And, don't let her in on the fact that there is a new Mexico. That'd be too much for her to handle in one day.

Indiepalin March 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I'll catch it next time it's on. Watching "Psycho" instead.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm

And so are we!

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

WIN!

Dudleydidwrong March 11, 2012 at 10:44 am

That's the sequel.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I know I'm supposed to think she's a giant ignoramus, but I'm pretty sure she knew who we fought in World War II.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Her ignorance on the Iraq War is really well documented, though. Very, very well documented.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I think she knew that the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

Lefty_Lucy March 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

"All of them, Katie."

Geminisunmars March 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

She knew we fought on the Queen of England's side.

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Yeah, that was breathtaking.

freddymcmurray March 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

Of that i am doubtful.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

"I'm pretty sure she knew who we fought in World War II."

The enemy, Katie?

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I got rid of HBO last year, so I am relying on my Wonketteers to describe the glory that was McCain/Palin 08.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Lizzie, it's uglier than homemade soup!

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm
Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Thanks for the link. My toes curled with delight from this photo.

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm

It makes me realise how much I love him.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm

That made me very happy tonight, thanks! You really do know what gives us joy.

I don't even mind seeing the scar where the Alien Brain Lizard got in.

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I still have the faith, I think the second term may well be what the Republicans think the first one is.

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

If he hugged me, I would never bathe again, or at least my shoulders. Or back. Or my cheek if we touched there.

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I know, I would act like a teenager.

anniegetyerfun March 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

OMG, so many of those photos… I wish there was more info on some of them. They are awesome.

I also sort of like the idea of Bams and Biden getting stuck in the doorway.

And the one in Ireland (last one) is so awesome that I could eat it with sour cream.

Dashboard_Jesus March 11, 2012 at 12:57 am

agreed, and here's a favorite recent photo..BO showin' why he's ALWAYS the coolest guy in the room! http://dudelol.com/obama-fist-bumping-white-house

the_problem_child March 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Disclaimer: I'm not actually watching this. I watched the trainwreck the first time around.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I didn't much like it then, either.

Monsieur_Grumpe March 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I love a happy ending. Is there a happy ending?
I don't have HBO so I'm counting on you guys to let me know.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

The "Happy Ending" is $20 extra.

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

No. It's a cliffhanger, but it all works out in the $equel.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Sarah Paulson is a good actress. I really enjoyed her on "Studio 60."

Mumbletypeg March 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

all together now:

ALL OF 'EM KATIE!!

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

LOl, Mumble! I reread Game Change last night and I am quoting aloud like this is the Rocky Horror Picture show in a theater full of drunkards. Jeffer keeps patting me on the head and handing me more beers.

Mumbletypeg March 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I've decided I'd like to give the book a shot. For "happier" if conflicted days of McCain campaigning ('00), check out David Foster Wallace's firsthand perspective following McCain's "Straight Talk Express", it's a quick read and full of Wallace's humor and gravitas in equal amounts.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Ordered! I miss DFW a lot. His "a supposedly fun thing I'll never do again" was superb and confirmed my suspicions about cruise ships.

Also took the oppo to order a couple of Alan Furst books, but hey.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

The essay about his cruise experience was the one I remember the most from that book. The only other I can recall is there was one about David Lynch? (It's been awhile & I should probably reread the collection again)

I never could make it through "Infinite Jest", though. But that was back when it had just come out. Maybe now I'd be up the to try to read it again. I mean, I have since made it through "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman".

Dashboard_Jesus March 11, 2012 at 1:03 am

thanks for the DFW 'cruise ship' reference, I hadn't heard of it and looked it up…reading it now, the first page alone is hilarious! http://harpers.org/media/pdf/dfw/HarpersMagazine-

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Don't have HBO, but the comments inspired me to look up the original "all of 'em, Katie" … and it's far worse than I remember. She fumbles and prevaricates and then tries to spin the question as Couric disparaging Alaska.

Ugh ugh ugh.

Fare la Volpe March 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Jesus, that was the softest of softball questions and she couldn't even fake it. Just bullshit New York Times and Time Magazine like every other human being in the US. Fuck, she'd even have an excuse if she said fucking Zoobooks!! ARGHA@^%$*#^!!!

Geminisunmars March 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Flipping "Highlights" would have been a better answer, and she would have looked like a wit.

Fare la Volpe March 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

Sarah would have identified too closely with the plights of Goofus.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:25 am

Bush was Goofus.

anniegetyerfun March 11, 2012 at 12:36 am

I enjoy USA Today, Katie.

See? How hard would that have been?

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:01 am

We're gonna run with this "flippin'" thing, aren't we?

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

"she would have looked like a wit."

i.e., twice as smart as usual.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Sports Illustrated For Kids.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Even some bullshit answer about how "it's hard to get to a news-stand when you're traveling for a campaign, but I try to pick up the paper in each town we visit. It gives a snapshot view of the local issues and concerns, and you get a real feel for the people along the way."

She still wouldn't have had to come up with, you know, the actual name of an actual publication, and she would have come across as giving one single shit about anything but being a grifting attention whore.

ProgressiveInga March 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

MONEY!!! "All of 'em"!

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I wonder how much they had to pay NBC for the rights to all these SNL video clips.

johnnyzhivago March 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

If I wanted to listen to some idiot crabbing for 2 hours, I'd watch Deadliest Catch.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I think there are a lot of opies in this as well.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I still want to see a movie made out of the Barry/Hillary chapters….you know, the other 2/3rds of the book…

Veritas78 March 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

What a Rutted Dancer. Plus a Redacted Runt. Or a Recanted Turd. Also too, an Endured Tract, that Nattered Crud.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

"A team of Mavericks" How oxymoronic.

johnnyzhivago March 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

"A Team of Morons" didn't test well in focus groups.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:30 am

Considering their target audience, I find that somewhat hard to believe.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Oxymoronic and very moronic.

johnnyzhivago March 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

BTW, "A Team of Mormans" is currently being tested by the Romney Campaign.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Ethel Mermans?

Tundra Grifter March 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

Barb:

Being from Arizona and all, Sen. McCain should know it would be a herd of Mavericks.

Actually, a Maverick is an unbranded cow – no owner. It doesn't mean a loner or solo bull.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I think that was the first time Todd spoke in the whole movie.

Beowoof March 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Well when you are that challenged intellectually talking can be a drawback. However, according to Shailey Tripp, Todd has some talent.

barto March 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

My right wing buddies who haven't seen this tell me that already it's horrible.

I'll just go with that.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

And to think that is currently airing for the first time tonight. They have giant crystal balls, eh?

Beowoof March 10, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Well Right Wingers and facts don't mix so that makes sense.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I once had some potatoes O'biden at this barbeque restaurant in Kansas City. They were fantastic.

SaintRond March 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I think maybe Walnuts wasn't really a true Republican… Not deep down in his heart of hearts. if he had been, say, if she'd been George W's running mate, they'd have staged some sort of grassy knoll incident.

This film is excruciating to watch.

Biff March 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

But can you masturbate to it, that is the question.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Not quite the post I expected from SaintRond in a Palin thread, but good nonetheless.

mavenmaven March 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

OT: This is terrifying; http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/10/nebraska-
Any doctor can refuse to treat or refer to another physician any patient whose religion, politics, gender, etc he disagrees with. He doesn't even have to tell the truth, provide another physician, etc, he can stone cold kill the patient for his religious rights.

Biff March 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Small government you can believe in, right there.

orygoon March 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Kind of takes the "panel" out of 'death panel".

Fare la Volpe March 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm

IF YOU ARE AGAINST ABORTIONS, WHY WOULD YOU TRAIN TO BECOME AN ABORTION DOCTOR?

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUCK!

BerkeleyBear March 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Because you are a white asshole who just sees OB/GYN as a chance to see cooters and make steady streams of cash by birthing babies. It is seriously shocking how many pasty GOP doctors turned conservative congresscritters were OB/GYNs.

Dudleydidwrong March 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

The US Taliban takes on the Hippocratic Oath and common decency.

SolitaireRose March 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Women must be shielded from the truth, because they are such fragile things. I'd bet the little ladies all want fainting couches for Mother's Day.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Quick aside, in the most recently released Palin e-mails, there is one about Todd and Sarah, "….if we get divorced, when we get divorced…." Sarah tweeted that she said it as a joke because she was in the national spotlight and it was for the lamestream media. Too bad it was written in early "07, before she was in the national spotlight.

Chet Kincaid March 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I took a look at those when that story came out a couple of weeks ago, and it was pretty clear that it was a joke. Some other aide or associate had sent her an email joking about her divorcing Todd, and she sent an email high-fiving him for the joke, and then responded in kind.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Yes, because a woman who is too stupid to know that there is a North AND South Korea, a woman who had NO idea what the responsibilities of the VEEP entail, a woman who hounded for her brother-in-law to get fired for a vendetta, a woman who believed that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the 911 attack, a woman who didn't have the sense to see amniotic fluid leaking and got on a plane from Texas to Alaska with a special needs child (3989.85 miles) Trust me, I've been in labor and I would be pissed if my man suggested we stopped at McDonald's first.

I don't believe for a split second that Sarah knew that the world would have her e-mails published.

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

This movie is too Grizzly for me.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

"Grizzly Madams"

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

And the nominee for best supporting actress……that ginormous flag pin she is sporting.

ProgressiveInga March 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Candy Crowley has a face made for radio.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm

They showed her before Slimfast.

MissNancyPriss March 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

she looks fine.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

She's lost an incredible amount of weight now and looks great.

RadioStalingrad March 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

Hey, leave me out of this. I've already had to eat Crow in the last few days…eeeewwwwwww.

Barrelhse March 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

The Lamia. (yes, that's the spelling I meant)

Angry_Marmot March 11, 2012 at 4:10 am

Or the Woodwife, the ones that are hollow in the back.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Am I allowed to say her kids are cute?

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

(facepalm)

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

The baby who is playing her youngest son is an angel.

MissNancyPriss March 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

He is totally cute.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I would like to change my comment to The baby playing her son is an angel and so is her son.

MissNancyPriss March 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Right

SolitaireRose March 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

No, and how dare you say anything about her children when she sends them on speaking tours, uses them as political props and puts them to work in the meth mines of Barrow.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

"Game Change" starring Stock Footage as himself

Barrelhse March 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Oh, I thought this was going to be like "Nailin' Palin." How disappointing.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

"I so don't want to go back to Alaska" Trust me, they don't want you back.

AlterNewt March 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I saw that in the promo. Do they have a source for her actually saying that?

Because, of course, that would be ….great.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm

a slight variation of the quote can be found in "Sarah From Alaska," a book written by political reporters Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe, both of whom were embedded with Palin during her two months on the Republican ticket. "I just don't want to go back to Alaska," Palin says in "Sarah From Alaska" after the debate.

AlterNewt March 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Thanks, and hope you're feeling better and better.

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

OT but have you seen this lovely item…
http://current.com/community/93695313_funny-racis

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

That's so nasty. Racist assholes.

Fare la Volpe March 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Misogynistic racist assholes.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Yes and it's accopmplished something I didn't think was possible. It made me more enraged and determined to kick every one of these assholes out of public life that I can reach.
If you haven't seen it yet, have a Palate Cleanser.

DemmeFatale March 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Thanks!
(Sent it on to my 21 yr. old daughter.)

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm

That's exactly why I re-posted this here. Thank you.

BerkeleyBear March 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

That is epic – I hope that goes viral and we get choruses of bright smart women singing "I'm a slut, I'm a slut, . . . . " Very happy to see it.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Pass it around!

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

This is not only awesome, but also, it may be the finest example of White Chicks Dancing *evah*!

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

They are just so much fun. Do pass it around.

fartknocker March 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I am disgusted but not suprised given that it's a state full of Gingrich supporters.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 1:54 am

I'm not sure what Current is on. I wouldn't even use the word "funny" ironically.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 11, 2012 at 4:09 am

I'm not allowed to say "machinegunned" any more.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

Can we say "carpet bombed?"

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

has there been a Murder Tonight, in the Trailer Park yet?

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

MmmmmMargo…

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Wish I were there.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I always wanted to see the exact moment she went from catonic weirdo to egomaniac.

Jukesgrrl March 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I've always suspected the transformation began in February 2008 when Alaska magazine put her on its cover as America's Hottest Governor (tagline: "Wildly popular, she's more than just a pretty face") and Rasmussen was reporting her approval rating as over 70%. That was when Bill Kristol did his second big favor for his country and began touting her as VP material.

NellCote71 March 11, 2012 at 12:01 am

They sure did not assess Kristol enough blame in the movie for that huge favor.

RadioStalingrad March 11, 2012 at 12:16 am

The same blame he assumed for the neocon endless wars.

NellCote71 March 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

True dat.

Designer_Rants March 11, 2012 at 1:13 am

Ah jesus christ. I didn't know it was Kristol who shit in the punch bowl.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:10 am

That's disputed. He may have suggested her at some point, but I doubt anyone in the party actually listens to him.

More likely two people came up with the same terrible idea around the same time independently….in this case, Rick Davis seeing a clip of her on Charlie Rose and mistakenly believing she was intelligent.

Biff March 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

In that "unreadable" Wonkette archives post mentioned above, your editor uses the "R" word…

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

BAN HIM!!1!!

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

Are there any… women here?

*all shake heads, looking down*
*then in fake deep voices*
BAN HIM!!!

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

"Look! Nobody is going to ban anybody until I blow this whistle!"
"And – I want to be ABSOLUTELY CLEAR about this:
even if they do say Tr__hova!"

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Uh oh – I think El Newell just banned himself.

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

It was an older time, Biff…

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and comments in the Old Republic. Before the dark times… before the Empire.

RadioStalingrad March 11, 2012 at 12:24 am

That is a great pull Biff. *zips lips* The "R" word could end in adios, mi amigos.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 11, 2012 at 2:33 am

Shunning did always work before … The Rules.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Clutch the faux pearls, (purchased by the RNC) she's going rogue!

ThundercatHo March 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Have they showed the part where they run through Sax Fifth Avenue tossing designer duds into Walmart shopping carts on their hillbilly shopping spree?

MissNancyPriss March 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Yeah, the musical makeover montage was 20 minutes in.

Jukesgrrl March 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Nicolle Wallace told Lawrence O'Donnell that however disheveled and out of control the hotel room looks in the movie, reality was a dozen times worse.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Thunder, for the life of me, I have NO idea why Todd needed silk underpants. I've had teen daughters and I've had to run out to get decent outfits for them for special occasions and I could see where her daughters would need clothes, but Todd and those silk undies? Complete abuse of the RNC.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

They showed her screaming about how she didn't know how much they cost when they were buying them.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:40 am

Why, did they blindfold her when the clerk was ringing them up or something?

MegPasadena March 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

When they don't show the price, it is a sign of the goods being super pricy.
I guess she did not know this.

ThundercatHo March 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I always wondered why she couldn't have gotten her family's clothes at Target, Walmart, Sears or JCP like the "real americans" she was always going on about. I doubt if the NASCAR fans she was addressing appreciated the fact that her boxy jackets, pencil skirts and Louboutin heels cost more than their brand new trucks.

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm

You are focusing to much on Todd's silk underwear, which has too much of the gay,anyway. Focus on the whole clusterf*ck that was this campaign.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

What….I never heard of this "Bill Ayers" guy BEFORE the election…

Biff March 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Didn't he used to pal around with someone? Saul Alinsky, or someone?

RadioStalingrad March 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

And some Blah Liberation Theologist, Rev. Right.
Don't you guys ever listen to Innanity?

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:11 am

Was he Obama's Muslim pastor?

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

The actress playing Megs is prettier than the real Megs.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Is the actress a cotton sack full of potatoes?

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm

That… isn't possible. Take it back.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

BMW, were you surprised by how Cindy McCain was left in the shadows in this movie?

Jukesgrrl March 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

She was in the shadows of the campaign, too. Kind of a designer dress mannequin.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:42 am

Considering that that's pretty much all most actual Republican First Ladies are, anyway, I'm not surprised.

Angry_Marmot March 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

Like a trollop under a bridge?

RadioStalingrad March 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

C'mon it's HBO, Tits or GTFO!

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:12 am

It did need the rumored incident where Palin answers the hotel room door in a towel.

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

"Governor, Steve Schmidt wants you to fuck off and die."

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm

And the cumshot is they wouldn't let her give a concession speech. Bah, ha, ha!

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Would you?

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I wouldn't have picked her in the first place.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I wouldn't have picked her tor them, even if I knew it would fuck them up. We came too close to catastrophe that last go around.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I think McCain's failure was that he thought picking Palin would bring the Hillary supporters to vote for Palin.

There are many who think that Palin brought voters to McCain's side and there are many who think that Palin lost the election for McCain. In my opinion, she lost it for him.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm

It's unflippingbelievable.

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm

That's what she said.

not that Dewey March 11, 2012 at 10:32 am

Skullflipper.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

"Go Flip yourself."
-Dick Cheney

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 11:58 pm

The credits have an actress listed for Cindy McCain…I don't remember her even being in it.

Sharkey March 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

She portrayed herself.

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

The only time I saw her was sitting on the far end of the couch while they were watching election returns, and then on the stage. Calista probably launched a complaint about her being the new helmet-haired, plastic-faced first lady in waiting. Kind if like she pushed the second Mrs. McCain aside.

NellCote71 March 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Oops. Meant second Mrs. Newt. Cindy IS the second Mrs. McCain. See, even watching a fake Sarah Palin makes you stupid.

ManchuCandidate March 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm

The Mannequin from Mannequin.

Designer_Rants March 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

She only comes to life when John has to remember how many houses they own.

Fare la Volpe March 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

Remember the mannequin when they went through Sak's Fifth?

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:46 am

Was it Nicole Kidman? She's had a lot of Botox and is suitably expressionless.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:49 am

She was the Pillar of Salt on the right.

Tundra Grifter March 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

And both Sen. McCain and the Duh Gov'Nuh said this movie wasn't factual!

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

"Cindy McCain…I don't remember her even being in it."

That figures; she was barely in the actual campaign.

Buzz Feedback March 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I'm watching the replay of Malaga v. Levante.

Barrelhse March 10, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Oscar Levante?

BarackMyWorld March 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

BMW's verdict: Movie about Sarah Palin had too much Sarah Palin.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Barbara_I's opinion, they laid heavily on the Palin part of the election and dismissed most everything else. The potential FLOTUS got no speaking roles?

I detest Sarah Palin and yet, I felt this movie was all about her and what an idiot she is.

Beowoof March 11, 2012 at 12:12 am

WOW that made me feel bad for McCain. And convinced my view of Sarah has been spot on since I first saw her malevolent face at the convention. I grew up in upstate NY and my Mom was a hockey mom and I have always found it insulting to her that Sarah took that moniker. Let me see if I can put this properly with the new rules. May Sarah be the Gump Worsley of Alaska. "Anybody who wears a mask is scared." ~ Gump Worsley, Hall of Fame Goalie

Barb March 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I DVR'd the Flyers v Maple Leafs game and I am watching it now.
It has been suggested that Sarah didn't go to many hockey games and when she did, she only cheered when her son hit someone. It's also been suggested that her son spent a great deal of time in the "sin bin"

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:53 am

"Anybody who wears a mask is scared."

Sarah doesn't wear a mask — not because she has no fear, but because she has no shame.
She hasn't yet gotten it through her thick skull that high school was 40 years ago, and she can no longer fool everybody into thinking she's just jim dandy by winkin' and jiggling those now tired old tits. So she lets the real Sarah shine through, and everybody but her sees her for the horror show she really is.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:10 am

Hey, those tits are the youngest part of her body. I say this not knowing if she's undergone a rejuvenation "down there"…

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 1:48 am

Good point.
Since most of us women don't sprout tits until we reach puberty, they're always by definition 10 or 12 years younger than the rest of us.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

But hers had a growth spurt more recently than that!

Arken March 11, 2012 at 12:13 am

I only came in here to find out if you got to see Julianne Moore's boobies, but it looks like you don't, so now I'm going to have to go watch Boogie Nights. Again.

ManchuCandidate March 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I'll be in my bunk.

Steverino247 March 11, 2012 at 1:58 am

And again. And again. And again.

HistoriCat March 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Have you tried Chloe?

Arken March 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I don't know, does that mean I'll have to sit through naked Liam Neeson too? Because that sort of offsets naked Julianne Moore.

HistoriCat March 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Naked Julianne Moore + naked Amanda Seyfried = double plus good.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:32 am

Saturday Night Live is totally slagging Rush Limbaugh now.

Geminisunmars March 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Then I'll watch it when it comes on in 45 minutes, locally.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Yeah, that part was pretty funny, in a Schadenfreunde -ly way. I've got it on MUTE now because I need to watch the music video of the Cowboy Junkies setting the Newport Festival on fire one last time.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 12:53 am

About fucking time. I was starting to think they were scared of him, just like the Republicans are.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:55 am

I don't see anyone acting scared of him now. He's really shit the bed this time.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:28 am

Romulus, Mittens W.
Santorum, Rickster
Gingrich, Newtron Leroy McPheron

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

Oh, yeah, except for those guys. They don't count anymore, though.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm

That was a very good impression of him, despite that particular castmember being the very last one I would have expected to play him.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Really! It was oddly dead on. He must have studied up, Poor guy.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I wonder if it has anything to the fact Tarram Killiam is at the bottom of the show's seniority ladder.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Could very well be. You got to suffer if you want to sing the Blues.

ManchuCandidate March 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I guess I need more sleep (but won't no thanks to that fucking Daylight Savings Time change tonight) thought it was Palin & McCain Lose An Erection.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:56 am

That's on Skinemax, not HBO.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:11 am

LOVE Daylight Savings Time!

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

Good movie. Not a single cheap shot was taken; she really is that mediocre of a human being.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Has the word "venal" appeared in this thread yet?
If so, I think now would be a good time.

chascates March 11, 2012 at 12:49 am

This must be science fiction. The idea that a politician with untreated PTSD would pick a total loon to be his running mate is ludicrous.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Now that you mention it, in that scene where McCain had invited the Palin family to his house so that his doctor could "check out her mental state" (because any male doctor can diagnose female hysteria at a cocktail party), they really needed to strap Walnuts down so they could get to the bottom of his Vietnam and Daddy/Granddaddy issues.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

The problem is, not even this movie will drive a stake into her public life, so there are more potential sequels than there are Universal Dracula pictures. Shame and humiliation will never hurt her, and self-awareness and reflection will sit waiting in the cobwebby foyer of her mind, so long as she believes she can be dumber than Reagan and still rule the universe.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

If we could just figure how to turn off the Wingnut Money spigot, then she'd go happily back to obscurity, fleecing the Rubes with her church and selling Condo timeshares in the new scenic tourist destination of Blackfly Marsh, AK.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:59 am

"Shame and humiliation will never hurt her"

Primarily because she's incapable of either.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

If she comes around here, I'm going to try throwing a pail of water on her. It worked in a movie I saw one time.

poncho_pilot March 11, 2012 at 7:02 am

i'll hold out for Palin Vs. The Wolfman.

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 11, 2012 at 12:54 am

You guys with your elitist HBO. I'm stuck with netflix on the wifi signal I'm stealing from the neighbor.

NellCote71 March 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

But that's kind of fun in a sneak-cigarettes-from-your-parents kind of way.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 11, 2012 at 2:35 am

She's downloading German lesbian bondage porn anyway.

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Wrong! Its Bulgarian.

Geminisunmars March 11, 2012 at 12:03 am

Looks like DST has kicked in. Watchando, everyone.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:59 am

Watch and do what?

ManchuCandidate March 11, 2012 at 12:03 am

Did HBO portray any Wonkette bloggers and commentators?*

Knowing my luck, I'd be played by William Hung.

*just kidding…sort of.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:25 am

I saw a screencap of a room full of apes with typewriters on the HBO site. So, yes!

Designer_Rants March 11, 2012 at 12:12 am

OT: This is disturbing. More corruption in congress, a Republican (of course) is essentially procuring bribes from defense contractors (Boeing, Raytheon, OshKosh, General Dynamics – the usual suspects) to fund his wife's California State Assembly campaign. She's running on a platform of outrage against a 10cent plastic bag tax (an environmental law). Why on earth would defense contractors care about an environmental law? They can't explain that, even when asked directly.

Also, did you know that we're paying about $50 million PER MONTH just to ONE COMPANY to make the F-35 jet weapon, and it doesn't even work right? http://bit.ly/xmf9SC

ManchuCandidate March 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

Randy Cunningham approves… from his halfway house.

horsedreamer_1 March 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

Something stirring in my pants over this comment.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

Pffft. So the pilot's oxygen feed system fails and kills people. It's a jobs program! Freedom! 9/11!

doloras March 11, 2012 at 12:14 am

Flip you, ya flippin' melonfarmer.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

That's what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

WIN

Enough is a enough! I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane!

Barb March 11, 2012 at 1:22 am

Okay, Bitches! It's been real. It's time for me to get back on the "Trophy Wife Tour" and take a vacation with Mr Yum-Yum for 10 days.

The whole post-op thing is progressing nicely and I've introduced lettuce back into my diet. We have a flight out and then I will see my surgeon on Thursday, and she will tell me when we can get back to sexy time. Not since Bush v. Gore has anything been so backed up.

I'm kinda depressed after this surgery. Jeffer has never had children and I am distraught over the many abortions I could have had for him. Yeah, I am still going to send him to Walgreen's for tampons and almond M&M's. He pays attention to the M&M's and has no clue how roomy my bathroom cabinets are and how many tampons I can shove into those cabinets. I stack them up like cord wood and I have at least 3 years worth of storage before he catches on. Shhh, don't tell him.

Thanks, and see ya in the funny papers!

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

Have a great vacation barb! If I was a less well trained dog I would lick your face. You will just have to settle for my tail thumping on the floor.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 12:45 am

Thanks, puppy o' mine. I'm going to miss you.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 12:37 am

Behaaaaaaave yourself!

Or not.

Jeffer March 11, 2012 at 12:42 am

Hey, what ARE we going to do with alll of those unused tampons? I'm thinking we could send them to Rush. (Insert your joke here).
Sexytime will be back soon. We're just going to have some fun. I am going to have a big ass steak and some martinis at some point. Barb gets whatever she wants.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:45 am

Vodka.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 12:49 am

He only drinks vodka martinis.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

Well, a Double then. One for each nostril.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

Use them to decorate the tree at Xmas, they make festive earrings, etc.

Jeffer March 11, 2012 at 12:49 am

I'm thinking painting them green and soaking them in Irish whiskey.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 12:55 am

Darling, for the first time in my life I have no idea how to reply to that shit.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 12:49 am

Biff, you are the Martha Stewart of tampons, thanks!

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

Thanks for the Funny, Barb and have a great time. Don't forget to Stop Raping People.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

C_R, We are going to Vegas, where raping people is mandatory.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:53 am

Well, now, it looks like you'll just have to piss off Breitbart in his grave.

That is good.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 12:58 am

I'd rather piss ON Breitbart's grave.

Jeffer March 11, 2012 at 12:58 am

That we are. We felt the need for some good times that would drive all four of the republican candidates crazy.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 1:03 am

Man on dog, on top of the car sex, with mistresses and he pays me in gold.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:14 am

Gah. I was in Vegas twice this week. Haaaate!

Barb March 11, 2012 at 1:19 am

In Vegas twice for what, Biff?

commiegirl March 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Barb, the rest of us will have all the abortions in your honor. Enjoy!

comrad_darkness March 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Tear them apart and use them as cotton balls.

Have a great vacay!

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 11, 2012 at 2:28 am

Tonight, instead of watching "game change" I watched "straw dogs". All the redneck ignorance plus a bear trap to the head!

Angry_Marmot March 11, 2012 at 4:57 am

Are you sure you didn't fall asleep in the middle and watch Game Change instead? 'Cause they sound like the same movie.

fuflans March 11, 2012 at 1:45 am

man remember when 2008 was so cool?

ElPinche March 11, 2012 at 3:12 am

It was awesome. However, they should have had scenes from Palin's point of view with Schmidt and Wallace sounding like adults in Peanuts.."wah wah wa wah wa waah wah wa.." Also also I read elsewhere that Wallace broke down crying when Palin winked during the debate (as opposed to giggling like in the movie)….can't recall the source .

Woody Harrelson as Schmidt was in it to win it. Smells like an emmy or whatever.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:32 am

I never read Palin's memoir, but I'm sure it was something like that.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 3:50 am

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, tonight, as if millions of Palinistas suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

You know, they were right about this being a game change. That is to say that up until her elevation, McCain had at least attempted to play 11 dimensional chess with Obama. Choosing Sarah was basically McCain saying "fuck it, we're going to try to switch the game to checkers."

How's that gamey-changey thing workin' for ya', Sarah?

Fukui-sanYesOta March 11, 2012 at 4:05 am

Traveling through hyperspace ain't like election season, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a vote, or bounce too close to a caucus and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it!

edit: you expanded your original post past the first sentence which makes me look like Nerdy McNerdberger (which, of course, I am)

McCain played but he couldn't win, so he tried the Hail Mary. That really, really didn't work for him.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:32 am

Or maybe they just all fell asleep because they were up past their bedtimes.

glamourdammerung March 11, 2012 at 5:56 am

But, but, but, McCain was entitled to the presidency. After all the rolling over he did with Bush's dirty campaign tactics and even sucking up to cretins like Pat Robertson, one would almost think his whole "honor" schtick was just a fabrication of that "liberal media".

DerrickWildcat March 11, 2012 at 4:02 am

I am having some problems getting the clocks back on the little nails.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

I only use Media Villager "Sunday Morning Talk Show™" clocks. They never have to be reset and keep excellent time, but only twice a day.

I did have to throw the FOX News "Wake up, America!" bedside clock out, though. The Alarm wouldn't stop going off.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

BARACKMYWORLD presents
GAME CHANGE: THE UNTOLD STORY
You saw the HBO movie, now learn what was in the other 3/4 of the book!

starring
Dennis Haysbert as Senator Barack Obama
Angela Bassett as Michelle Obama
Annette Benning as Senator Hillary Clinton
Matthew McConaughey as John Edwards
Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Edwards
Dennis Franz as David Axelrod
Jon Cryer as David Plouffe
John Slattery as Senator Joe Biden
George Wendt as Mark Penn
Thomas F. Wilson as Terry McAuliffe
Jon Hamm as Mitt Romney
and
Ed Harris as Senator John McCain

COMING SOON NOWHERE NEAR YOU!

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

^Coincidentally, my 4000th Intense Debate post.^

johnnyzhivago March 11, 2012 at 7:38 am

D. Hamm Biscuits as Senator Lindsay Graham
and
Rush Limbaugh as himself

Fare la Volpe March 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

I have a feeling Rush could be played more convincingly by the Hindenburg.

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 11:33 am

The Hindenburg wasn't as gassy.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Or as Nazi-ish.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

"That's no Moon, that's a Space Station Disc Jockey!"

ElPinche March 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

Good god man…make this happen. Angela B as Michelle ! Hells yeah.

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hey, that's some good casting there. You just saved them a lot of money, so why not make it?

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Especially because nobody listed looks like anybody listed, except maybe Jon Hamm and Ed Harris.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I was trying to find a balance between resemblance and talent…otherwise it'd be one of fantasy casting articles like they used to run in "Wizard" magazine, where they'd have pro-wrestlers and super-models playing all of the parts.

glamourdammerung March 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

You should have got Kelsey Grammer since he is always wanting to go on about how he can not get gigs due to being a Republican and not because of only being able to play one character.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

He's the mayor of Chicago on that show nobody watches, so he must have found someone in Hollywood dumb enough to believe a conservative could convincingly portray a Chicago mayor.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Oh, boo freakin' hoo!
He's been fucking that particular hippo since the mid-1980s, on FOUR different shows (Cheers, Wings, Frasier, and the Simspons [oh, yeah, like Sideshow Bob isn't the same character]), and getting assloads of money for that same tired old schtick. How many other mediocre Johnny One Note actors can milk it for that long, let alone get paid enough to keep them in stripper wives? It's as if whats his face had been playing The Professor on Gilligan's Island for 30 years, except getting a million bucks an episode.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Upfisted just for the awesomeness of the casting.
Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Edwards?
*kisses bunched-together fingertips*
Mwah!

freakishlywrong March 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

There was a movie on last night? I thought I was having a horrifying flashback.

finallyhappy March 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

Someone at a party last night(somehow I admitted I was a democrat) insisted that if I had watched the GOP debates, I would see that the GOP are not negative about contraception or any of the womens' issues- the media manipulated everything. She told me I should read the transcripts of the debates. Miss Manners is so right- never discuss politics, religion or anything with crazy people.

Tundra Grifter March 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

finallyhappy:

Quite interesting the Lamestream Media are powerful enough to get Mr. Obama elected President, but can't seem to do a damn thing about jobs, peace in the Middle East, getting hungry children in the US of A fed.

Or gettting Duh Gov'Nuh to shut the fuck up.

reasonbran March 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

Last night was a very painful two hours for me. For a while there I actually experienced some compassion for Sarah Palin. I know: so very incorrect of me. So girly-man of me! But still: talk about being a poster child for being in over your head! I couldn't help myself: I had some moments. But then someone came along (that would be me) and bitch-slapped me 3-4 times, reminding me what a cretinous megalomaniac she is; what a pathological inability she has to differentiate between truth and non-truth; what a one-bit contemptible demagogue she is; how she's turned what should be Serious Shit into reality television; how she's just plain stoopided her way into the upper echelons of the 1%; and I thanked my Old Testament god for the righteousness of my outrage and decided to go ahead and embrace my inner nasty son-of-a-bitch.

Like my New Age friends tell me, you create your own reality. And Sarah sure created hers. Came a time when she said, "That's a noose? You betcha I'll just climb up onto the scaffold and put it around my neck!" Now this movie has her twisting in the wind. Sarah, it's a punishment fit for your massive hubris.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

By George, I think you've got it.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

The main pivot point of the problem, at least as portrayed in the movie, is that she did fully realize how stupid and unworthy she was, but bailed herself out of it by convincing herself that it didn't matter, because Reagan was stupid, too, and that she was still the star of McCain's campaign. So I don't feel sorry for her tiny, pea brain. I also have no sympathy for the fact that she reneged on supporting McCain's policies after promising that she would.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

"The main pivot point of the problem, at least as portrayed in the movie, is that she did fully realize how stupid and unworthy she was, but bailed herself out of it by convincing herself that it didn't matter"

I didn't watch the movie, but if that was it's viewpoint, I don't agree with it.
$arah (and Bush, it must be said) are the kind of sociopaths who not only enjoy their petty, hateful meanness, but who truly believe (if they can be said to possess enough brain function to believe anything) that they're always right.

I've met people like that, unfortunately. If you ask them if they've ever been wrong, they won't argue, they simply won't understand. "Whattya mean?", with their tiny foreheads all scrunched up, and their mouth hanging open, like a not very bright golden retriever.

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Please remember that apart from all of that, that the problem was that she had the gall to accept the invitation in the first place. She could have turned it down, and she wouldn't have been the first, nor would she have been the last to do so.

Not only was her hubris in thinking that they really had a chance kind of rattling, but was was maddening is that when she had the epiphany that they probably wouldn't win (ya' think?), she turned to being personally nasty and classless to her opponents, and parlaying that both into bringing out the very worst elements in America to build a class of customers for her subsequent and cynical grifting. I'll never forgive her for what she brought out in America near the end of their disaster of a campaign. She is directly responsible for the tea party getting as hot (read: racist/xenophobic/sexist) as it has gotten.

JimmyPete March 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

The movie portrayed Festus McCain as a profane hard drinking regular guy, BShit , Mr. Cranky Pants picked Ms. Moose and endangered civilization for the next century. Besides when the economy tanked in September he said "golly gee" what do I do now. Since then he has been for bombing any country he can throw a dart at. Sarah may have been a dumb ass but come on Johnny was no prize either.

ElPinche March 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

Yeah, they went a little too easy on t-rex. I'm waiting for the alternative ending with McCain at Sedona Assisted Living for Rich Fart Bags sipping on vodka. ..yeah, vodka…COMMUNIST!!

chascates March 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

The McCains will have a number of their own assisted living centers. John won't have any idea how many.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

If I had as many servants as I imagine they have, even my cave would be considered "assisted living".

chascates March 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

Big Hollywood has been tracking the film for some time, debunking its obvious lies and shredding HBO's pitiful defense of what is a politically motivated hatchet job. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/08
With a dozens of refutations!
Top 10 Lies of HBO's 'Game Change'
HBO Panics Over Big Hollywood 'Game Change' Vetting
Washington Post: Big Hollywood 'Raised Legitimate Questions' About 'Game Change'
Breitbart Citizen Journalist Attends DC 'Game Change' Premiere
Palin Attorney: ‘Game Change’ Ignores Reality, Relies on Source ‘In Over His Head'
'Undefeated' vs. 'Game Change'; Vetted vs. Unvetted
HBO ignores Palin sources who traveled extensively with the governor during the campaign
Key players behind "Game Change" gave thousands to Democrats, zero to Republicans

And Peggy Noonan is on Meet the Press right now. Ugh.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Haven't they changed their name to Big Dirtnap yet?

Designer_Rants March 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Big Wormfest?

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

That's good! Big Dustbinofhistory would be nice, also.

Designer_Rants March 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

"HBO Panics Over Big Hollywood 'Game Change' Vetting"

Wow, BigHollywood is so important.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Every morning, all the Staff look into the bathroom mirror and say:
"I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!"

BerkeleyBear March 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

But unlike Stuart, they then go out and try to fuck people's lives up on purpose.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Diverts their attention from their empty, empty souls.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Which would make them zero for three.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Very Perceptive, Grasshopper.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

"'Undefeated' vs. 'Game Change'; Vetted vs. Unvetted"

Gawd…REALLY?

valgal2342 March 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Way too much basketball to watch missed it. GO CARDS! Big East Champs!

Blueb4sunrise March 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Unsolicited advice:
DON"T LOOK AT THE NEWS TODAY.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I saw the news today oh boy.

HistoriCat March 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

The writer of that 2008 post shows promise but really needs to lay off of the "r-word".

carlgt1 March 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I feel bad for Julianne Moore — surely having to study Palin for the part means that Sarah is now a part of her and Palinesque utterings can now pop out of her in her life?

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Why should she be any different from the rest of us?

Geminisunmars March 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Also

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Shorter HBO's "Game Change"

McCain: le looking for vp candidate

Schmidt: hi i found a game change!

Trollface: all of them, katie!

McCain: FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

LadyWisdom March 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

John McCain must be delighted with the movie. It shows him as a nice guy, no crazy at all. Those of us who remember '08 hardly recognized the man who sold his soul and lost his mind, apparently never to be recovered.

As for the portrayal of Sarah, Julianne Moore totally missed what makes Sarah Sarah. She's mean and she likes that in herself. She's at her best when she's mean. Playing her like she's all warm fuzzies at heart just isn't credible.

In short, the movie must have been based on a chapter written by Halperin. This was a big, disappointing bait and switch.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

She was not portrayed as "all warm fuzzies." Her calculation, mendacity and self-delusion came through loud and clear.

DustBowlBlues March 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

You can quit holding your breath now. I agree with you. Once she was before those screaming crowds, she's shown to be the publicity whore she is. LIfe really is about her.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

It's funny, the movie gives McCain and Palin a little more dignity than they deserve by ignoring both of their appearances on Saturday Night Live toward the end of the campaign. By going on the show, Palin showed she either had a slightly better sense of humor than advertised or was too stupid to understand how thoroughly Tina Fey had humiliated her.

But McCain's guest spot on SNL was even more extraordinary: He stood there while Fey stuck the knife into his own VP candidate, days before the election! It still amazes me that McCain had given up on his chances so completely that he literally snarked himself before anyone had even voted. It's the kind of devil-may-care, mavericky-ness that inflicted the bitch on the nation in the first place.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Maybe it was his way of apologizing?

trampndirtdown March 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

What a nice portrait of a calm even-tempered statesman like John McCain. I especially liked the scene when he gently chides the staff (who rat-fucked him in 2000 that he hired) for wanting to go negative.
Excuse me while I go buy some more whiskey. It's NCAA time.

Tundra Grifter March 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

OK, i didn't see the movie (we don't have cable) so I had to wade through over 540 comments to learn nobody has yet blamed Wonkette for bring Duh Gov'Nuh to national attention.

When is Wonkette going to step up? We know it was Wonkette that introduced the hot governor of Alaska to America and to the World!

HistoriCat March 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

You thought Ken Layne was hiding out in the desert because he loves the place? This is the burden he must continue to bear.

econey March 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Moore may be alright, but we all know Lisa Ann is the definitive Palin.

reasonbran March 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Awww …. Tiny forehead scrunches up, mouth hangs open. Lots of dog-breath lapping follows, accompanied by drool.

Isyaignert March 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I would be remiss if I didn't share this awesome video of McCain introducting $P – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qUVQDmLf7s

Negropolis March 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

You know, I was just thinking, today, that Sarah's ability to monetize moral/intellectual failure and bankrupcty is Kardashian in its scope and breadth.

savethispatient March 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Just watched it… now I really want to see a follow up – Game Change: Biden's perspective. Just following Biden around from before the primaries to the election, showing all the gaffes that weren't caught on tape.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Lizzie, I wish you could see the footage again of the people in the crowds for Obama's speeches. It's massive and the energy gave me goosebumps.

Dashboard_Jesus March 11, 2012 at 12:54 am

thanks for the link and the sentiment LL…all snark aside I STILL love this guy for being so genuine and authentic and always keepin' it real, tho pictures tell the story…he connects with REAL people in a way that NO Repig ever has in my lifetime, not the Shrub. Or Gramps McSame or the MittBot 3.0 or even the sainted/ demented Ronnie Raygun…while BObama will never be as 'liberal' as me (hell I'M a socialist!) I'm gonna work my ass off just as hard to make sure he CRUSHES these Repugnant scum in November (this photo is one of my favorites cuz it shows just how cool BO is every day in every moment!) http://dudelol.com/obama-fist-bumping-white-house

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I think we will see that again this year once the election gets rolling.

Barb March 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

My greatest fear is that people assume Barack will win and they won't get out there and vote. I can't wait for the debates with Mitt and Barack.

Limeylizzie March 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

That will be good and Joey Biden and Rick Santorum will be excellent ,'When Catholics Attack”

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I'm of the same opinion. Second term should be libpocalypse with any luck.

ThundercatHo March 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Oh, I do hope you're right LL, thanks for keeping the faith. It's been hard sometimes and it's good that you are here to remind us.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Intellectually, I am there. emotionally, I can't let myself hope for that quite yet.
Perhaps next January 20th.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Good point. Much better acoustic dampening. I'll write up an RFP.

Chet Kincaid March 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Do you think Mittens would ask, and Santorum would accept? I think Santorum accepting the veep would totally destroy Ricky's credibility with all the Mormon-Haters and Liberal-Haters.

tessiee March 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Biden would eat Rick for breakfast and shit him out before 10 am.

Chet Kincaid March 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

If he gets both chambers of Congress, maybe. If not, I will take more of the same over The Revenge Of The Guns And Religion Clingers.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

That's my opinion, too. For the life of me, I will never understand why they chose her. Pretty much everyone, including those within the GOP, were saying: "Who's Sarah Palin?" Even I, being so far removed from Alaska & not knowing a thing about her, thought it might be a decent choice. But then I started to learn more about her (as did the rest of the country & the GOP) & then I knew that McCain's chances were more dead than Reagan.

Chet Kincaid March 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Well, if anybody thinks she brought him more votes than she cost him, they are as fucking delusional as she is.

ThundercatHo March 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

McCain obviously badly underestimated the intelligence of Hillary's supporters. He probably would have still lost if he had picked someone with two neurons to rub together but not as badly.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

IMHO the McCain campaign was set on the rails to catastrophe as soon as Bill Kristol let his boner lead Palin to the VP slot.

I was, and still am, deeply insulted and offended that anyone would even consider placing someone so disastrously unqualified into one of the most powerful positions on the planet.

Designer_Rants March 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

I personally think it had less to do with his running mate than the economy. I was a financial advisor at the time; panic! panic! panic! — right before the election! and then McCain played around with it instead of taking it seriously. People were looking at their 401(k)s and looking at Walnuts and MAYBE then looking at Palin and saying, "This guy is a fucking joke. It's a pattern now of poor decisions."

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 12:45 am

"he thought picking Palin would bring the Hillary supporters to vote for Palin"

Because all women in politics are interchangeable, and all women voters would vote for any woman.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:04 am

Because one Gyno-American is the same as any other, right?

glamourdammerung March 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Yeah, putting Palin in the VP slot was a pretty shameless attempt to grab that mighty PUMA army and win the election in a landslide.

Yes, I am smirking right now. Why do you ask?

Fukui-sanYesOta March 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Damn, you're a better person than I if you managed Tristram Shandy.

Infinite Jest I kinda liked. Wallace fucks around with his meta stuff, which he does very well in "brief interviews with hideous men" which can get a bit tiresome, but I find the whole compelling.

NellCote71 March 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

You read Tritram Shandy on your own and not some graduate seminar? Color me impressed. And to think he did all those plaing-with-type tricks before InDesign or even Quark.

C_R_Eature March 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

And roofies.

Loaded_Pants March 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

The GOP is up the santorum creek without a paddle.

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 10, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Where is that conspiracy theorist blogwhore when we need her/him/it. They could probably explain this.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:15 am

To be fair, my reaction when hearing the news was "oh, shit" because I automatically realized what they were up to (identity politics), but also had no clue how disasterously her candidacy would turn out.

Loaded_Pants March 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

Regarding "Infinite Jest": It was the endnotes and footnotes that did me in.

There are few things I reread but Shandy's is on my list to read again. It's such a nice, mad, & complex piece of work.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 12:11 am

That's What Sarah Said.

Jeffer March 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

Done and done.

anniegetyerfun March 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

Aw, I love it!Also, for some reason I can no longer comment on Wonkette except via email, so uh… say goodbye to everyone, I guess?

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

Tthat's totally on my agenda, along with the bucket of pig entrails and severed horse penises.
Just to brighten the place up.

AlterNewt March 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

…And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the closest thing to the final scene from Casablanca that you will ever read here at the Wonkettes.

Biff March 11, 2012 at 1:06 am

I worked with busloads (literally busloads) of volunteers from California on the campaign here in Nevada, and the most common reason for them going to such lengths to help defeat McCain was $arah–universally loathed.

BerkeleyBear March 11, 2012 at 1:35 am

She gave him a fundraising boost and helped shore up some states that might have gone blue if she wasn't such catnip to fundies (in Missouri, which was razor thin, for example, she fired up the nuts in the Ozarks). But she (and McCain's cluster bombing on the economy) also ensured blue turnout and might have indirectly put Indiana over the top for Obama. I knew McCain was dead when he was sending her to places like Noblesville Indiana and having to waste time campaigning in Arizona right before the election.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 1:07 am

Salut!

Dashboard_Jesus March 11, 2012 at 1:07 am

hah, (obscure) Highlights WIN! (hell I remember reading those 'Goofus & Gallant' stories in my doctor's office when I was a kid in the 60s…good times) http://www.cracked.com/funny-5498-goofus-gallant/

Barb March 11, 2012 at 1:14 am

AlterNewt, I am hours away from a vacation where I won't have to do housework, I don't have to cook, a limo driver will take me anywhere and leggy bitches fetch drinks for me and I miss you so much already that I don't want to go.

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 11, 2012 at 1:21 am

And I would watch the shit out of that remake.

V572 Flambé March 11, 2012 at 1:17 am

I like the picture of Barry at a giant rally in St Louis, in front of the Old Court House where the Dred Scott decision was handed down in 1857, to the effect that slaves were property who could be "reclaimed" even in free states. Too drunk to find it but it's awesome in it's irony.

V572 Flambé March 11, 2012 at 1:18 am

You mean you're not?

AlterNewt March 11, 2012 at 1:26 am

…I'm having a cigarette now. Have a blast.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 1:29 am

They can't just be sending the same guy over and over again, can they?

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 1:34 am

*ponders*
Vince Vaughan is *almost* as douchey as Jeremy Piven, but also fat.
I suppose we'll have to go with Joe Pesci: short, crabby, receding hairline, nails-on-blackboard voice; he's pretty much our best bet.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

Giggity.

Barb March 11, 2012 at 1:42 am

C_R_ real men drink vodka martinis and not gin.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 11, 2012 at 1:55 am

The end- and footnotes are part of his meta fetish. They're part of the whole. Yes, tiresome, but less so than Shandy to me.

'course, that's a subjective opinion, and I like Austen who many people find more than tiresome.

What I liked most about DFW was his nimbleness in managing the footnotes with the narrative without compromising his thread. Acquired taste, perhaps, but I enjoyed the way he thought.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 11, 2012 at 1:59 am

If you like it, then "brief interviews with hideous men" is worth a crack.

Personally I like "Infinite Jest" as well, but there's a variety of contretemps about that in this thread.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:17 am

Don't forget Bill Kristol was Dan Quayle's Chief of Staff for the entire time he was Vice President.

(I still think no one was actually listening to Kristol, they just came up with a bad idea independently based on limited options, but I digest…)

Angry_Marmot March 11, 2012 at 4:44 am

A family with a history of inappropriate boners, and I speak with some experience in the field.

BarackMyWorld March 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

No living Republican could have won after 8 years of Bush.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

"When it's least expected, you're Erected, you're the star today!
Smiiiile, You're on Candid Camera!"

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 7:56 am

Parallel Failure. I can buy into that.

Bill did have the ear of many powerful and stupid people in DC, though.

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

Men with Purity of Essence drink only rainwater and grain alcohol.

You ever see a Rooski drink water?

C_R_Eature March 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

They might be Clones. No one really wants to talk about this.

HistoriCat March 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

Now let's be fair – if one were to base their view of Hillary's supporters' intelligence on the PUMA diatribes of the time – well …

Biff March 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm

To visit a friend in town on vacation on Tuesday, and to buy a Rosetta Stone course en espanol on Friday. I live about 65 miles from the south end of the Strip.

Chet Kincaid March 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I think the whole PUMA thing was mostly an overblown, false-flag operation.

glamourdammerung March 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I still remember when one of those diatribes somehow became an anti-douche manifesto and I got quoted on a news site as saying "what is wrong with that person?"

glamourdammerung March 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I wish I believed you, but I thought the same thing after 4 years of Bush.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I like the spin in the link that Gallant finds some very dark ways to vent his over-repressed impulses.

There's another parody version somewhere on the innertubes with grown-up versions of Goofus and Gallant, who we've all met, e.g.:
– Gallant understands that No means No.
– Goofus says, "If she didn't want to put out, why did she eat the dinner?"

Geminisunmars March 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Well, less of a “twit”, anyway. Or some similar word.

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

"universally loathed"?

Butbutbut… Alaska Magazine said that she's "Wildly Popular"!

tessiee March 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I don't care for douches, either, but I've never issued a manifesto; I just don't hang out with them.

glamourdammerung March 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

They meant literal ones and not figurative ones.

HistoriCat March 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

It's about time we added something new to the mix … "_____ libel" is over a year old.

ChessieNefercat March 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm

"When they don't show the price", idiots like Palin think it means everything is free.

mayor_quimby March 12, 2012 at 2:40 am

Dont go!
Reset your password or something.

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