Palinpalooza

Larry and the kids at Countdown provide an entertaining compilation of late-night comedians’ takes on the Goin’ Rogue media promotion.

Update: Martha Stewart speaking of Palin: She’s “a very boring person” and “kind of a dangerous person” because “she’s so confused… anyone like that in government is a real problem.”

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  1. thanks for the good, long laugh.

    “ucking funqualified”! still lol!

    KEvron

  2. No offense, and all legitimate criticism of Palin aside, if I want an opinion on my drapes or my color scheme, I’ll ask Martha Stewart – but otherwise, her opinion’s just as valid as the next schlub like me on the street…

  3. Ti-Guy

    If I want an opinion on my drapes or my colour scheme, I’ll ask Sarah Palin.

    …And then I’ll do the opposite.

    This is coming to a head again. People are insisting that Sarah Palin is a populist hero and some sort of challenge to elistism. She isn’t, Her net worth now is around 20 million. Pretty good for a no-talent fraud.

  4. Hey, the people want what the people want…

  5. Ti-Guy

    Hey, the people want what the people want…

    Who’s “the people here?”

  6. Walker — In fairness to MS, I think she wondered why she was being peppered with questions about Sarah Palin, but to her credit she answered very candidly. As it happens, I couldn’t agree with her more. Palin IS “very boring” (aside from all the media hype and hoopla that surrounds her) because… “there’s no there, there” as the expression goes. And someone with such a muddled, incoherent viewpoint (beyond her tedious boilerplate talking points) is, as MS said, a “dangerous person” to have in government.

    And to TG’s question, “the people” would seem to be a fringe of right-wingers looking for easy answers to complicated questions — folks that are happy to be glibly called “patriots” for espousing inchoate anger at an establishment that has willfully fucked them over for the past 30 years with their own consent and approval. While their rage may be justified, Caribou Barbie is entirely the wrong vehicle to address their grievances.

  7. Red – fair enough. However, as the resident right-winger I’m mighty tempted to say the same thing about the qualifications of the current White House resident. The last election was slim pickin’s all around…

  8. It usually is. That’s the nature of the game.

  9. Too true – unfortunately.

  10. Ti-Guy

    However, as the resident right-winger I’m mighty tempted to say the same thing about the qualifications of the current White House resident.

    That’s never the issue, you know. It’s what specifically is being asserted and what evidence can be brought to bear to support a particular claim that matters. At least, that’s how non-right wingers tend to view things.

    Bottom line for me is that the American Right had eight years in power and they ruined everything. A kleenex had more right to win that election than anyone the GOP served up.

    My only disappointment with Obama is that he’s not working harder to destroy them so that they won’t consider coming to power for at least a generation.

    Whatever issues a thoroughly juvenile, under-educated and frankly irrational demographic have with respect to populism versus elitism are completely inconsequential. These people thought Bush was a populist and supported him…unconditionally. And they ruined everything.

  11. The last election was slim pickin’s all around…

    I’m not so sure that the choice between a former University of Chicago professor of constitutional law and a faintly senile, psychically scarred ‘ Nam vet who once joked about bombing Iran to the tune of “Barbara Ann” and who believed an obscure governor of an obscure state with the apparent IQ of a puddle of squirrel ejaculate made a perfect running mate was quite as much of a head-scratcher as you’re suggesting.

  12. Sir Francis – there’s not really a dignified response anybody could make to that comment, so I won’t bother.

    Ti-Guy – Obama was nearly as unqualified as senator Palin was, if not more so. His long line of indecision in the Senate should have been indicator enough. His rather bizarre connections to people like Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, etc.; the rather strange infatuation that organizations such as ACORN have had with the man; the string of broken promises regarding Guantanamo, pot legalization, Poland, etc. only serve to further drive home the point that the man is dangerously unqualified.

  13. Oh – by the way, I don’t know if I need to stress this point, but I just thought that I should, perhaps, emphasise it: I don’t hate Obama personally. I don’t envy his job; it must be hard. And I especially don’t hate him for reason of any kind of racial bias. I’m not a Birther. I just don’t think that the man is qualified, that’s all.

    Criticize Sarah Palin all you like; there’s certainly stuff there to criticise. But let’s keep it in perspective, huh? That’s all I’m saying.

  14. Whoops – governor Palin, not senator. Heh.

  15. Ti-Guy

    I just don’t think that the man is qualified, that’s all.

    You’re not qualified to judge that, despite your extensive research watching FoxNews and reading the National Review Online and RedState.

  16. Ti-Guy – with all due respect: and you are, despite your extensive research watching CNN, MSNBC, and reading the Huffington Post and Daily KOS?

  17. Or rather, due to ( damn typos )?

  18. Ti-Guy

    Ti-Guy – with all due respect: and you are…

    Did I make any claims about Obama? Read my comment above again. That’s all I care about and ever cared about, as far that campaign was concerned.

    I stopped paying attention to American politics when Reagan came to power. I was living in the 3rd World during the November 2000 elections and when I first got wind of the inconclusive elections, I first thought that George Bush Senior had run again, so out of touch I was.

    However, the idea that Palin is qualified is profoundly risible. She would have be qualified to be Dan Quayle, but that’s as far as it goes.

  19. Ti-Guy

    By the way, the only time I come across anything from CNN, MSNBC, the Huffington Post and Daily KOS is when a Canadian blogger highlights it. My American news consumption consists of listening to Democracy, Now! and Bill Moyer’s Journal podcasts and reading Harper’s once a month. And following our own news media of course,which covers American issues extensively.

  20. His rather bizarre connections to people like Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers…

    …the word “bizarre” here presumably standing in for “tenuous to the point of imperceptibility and hyped into significance by FOX and other hostile media”.

    …the rather strange infatuation that organizations such as ACORN have had with the man…

    What a brilliant permutation of the guilt-by-association tactic employed earlier: Obama is tainted not only by those with whom he has infrequently shared a dozen square metres worth of space; he’s also tainted by those he’s never met but who profess to like him–from a distance.

    Meanwhile, neither McCain nor Palin were apparently ruined for you by the kinds of fans they attracted in the final third of the campaign–like .45-packing hayseeds with Stars-and-Bars tattoos screaming “Kill Obama” at GOP rallies.

    Moreover, while the squalid Saudi royal family is quite fond of (is, in fact, in the throes of a “rather strange infatuation” with) the White House–regardless of who occupies it–you seem to bear up pretty well under the burden of watching your federal executive sullied by the friendship of such wretched despots (among so many others).

    You clearly dug your moral compass from the bottom of a Cracker Jack box. Now, I leave open the possibility that American trend-setters have lately decreed that politico-ethical coherence is “undignified” and that we Canadians are, as always, merely a few months behind the latest idiotic American fad. It’s just getting so confoundedly hard to keep up with the kids in America (and by “kids” I mean the adults as well).

  21. You’re not qualified to judge that…

    Yes, he is. Because he is wrong. I’m not just channelling Tertullian here. Allow me to explain.

    You’ve made the mistake, Ti, of assessing his judgment’s fitness by way of objective criteria. You’ve forgotten how profoundly un-American that is. Holding opinions to rigorous rational scrutiny requires the application to them of fixed standards of excellence, standards developed and codified by the great thinkers of Western civilization; this is an outrageous, élitist backsliding into the kind of aristocracy of which the proto-Americans of the Revolution fought to rid themselves.

    Not only are Americans not required to be “logical” according to spurious norms set by a long line of anti-democratic, decadent European intellectuals, but the more widely at variance with those norms an American is (i.e. the more wrong he is) the more strongly he asserts his independence from the kind of toothless, gutless Old Europe that refused to follow America into the Iraqi meat-grinder.

    To be wrong, you see, is to be free–to be truly a man–to be one of the “people”. Error is good. It is pure. It is the language of the American liturgy of self-worship, and you mock it at your mortal peril.

  22. Ti-Guy – That’s fair enough. As I said before, I’m not going to defend Sarah Palin from legitimate criticism, of which there is much of substance. I’m just trying to apply that same standard toward Obama.

    Sir Francis – close, but off the mark. Obama actually had some connection to ACORN, other than its fascination with getting him elected. As for Tony Rezko, he bought a house from the guy, for pete’s sake, which was the subject of an FBI investigation before Obama was sworn in. As for William Ayers, Obama worked with the man.

    And as far as the near-insane Rev. Wright is concerned, Obama was a member of his congregation for years on end – if, for instance, Sarah Palin was shown to have been going to a church for years whose pastor was a Klansman, would you show the same lack of concern?

    My cracker-jack box is empty. Can I borrow yours? You seem to have a rather large one stashed away somewhere.

  23. I’m Canadian, by the way.

  24. Ti-Guy

    if, for instance, Sarah Palin was shown to have been going to a church for years whose pastor was a Klansman, would you show the same lack of concern?

    Are you comparing Wright to a Klansman?

  25. I’m Canadian, by the way.

    Let’s not ruin the moment, shall we?

    I’m just trying to apply that same standard toward Obama.

    You can start anytime. I guess I missed the part where you demonstrated that the persuasive evidence of Palin’s profound intellectual incompetence and consequent unfitness for office can be reasonably drawn from Obama’s public comportment.

    …if, for instance, Sarah Palin was shown to have been going to a church for years whose pastor was a Klansman, would you show the same lack of concern?

    Yes–which is why I was not particularly concerned (on America’s behalf, of course) when I read about her husband’s connection to Alaskan separatists and the various zanies (including an African witch-hunter and a notorious anti-Semite) who have preached at her Evangelical church.

    If Americans are not to be allowed to vote for quasi-qualified poltroons with borderline personalities, they will simply not be able to vote at all. Obama was hardly worse than most 20th-century presidential candidates, and he was better than quite a few.

  26. Are you comparing Wright to a Klansman?

    Need you ask?

    And have Walker Morrow and Tomm ever been seen in different places at the same time? I’m getting mighty suspicious…

  27. the apparent IQ of a puddle of squirrel ejaculate

    LOL Wish I’d been following this thread more closely as it’s hilarious.

  28. OK, I guess there are a couple of points to respond to here.

    First off, am I comparing Wright to a Klansman? In exact ideology, no. In batshit crazy, yes.

    As to Tomm, I know the name, but let me assure you – I’m not a sockpuppet. That’s not my game. I think it’s rather unfortunate that you’ve resorted to such statements, Sir Francis.

    “If Americans are not to be allowed to vote for quasi-qualified poltroons with borderline personalities, they will simply not be able to vote at all. Obama was hardly worse than most 20th-century presidential candidates, and he was better than quite a few.”

    To that I can only say: yeah, ok. Fair enough… 🙂

  29. “I’m Canadian, by the way.”

    lol! smoke a dick, sf!

    KEvron

  30. Walker — And as far as the near-insane Rev. Wright is concerned…

    Have you ever listened to his sermons in their entirety?

    I have. They might be described as many things, but there’s nothing that strikes me as “near-insane” in them. Inflammatory and outrageous, to be sure… but that’s righteous in context.

    if, for instance, Sarah Palin was shown to have been going to a church for years whose pastor was a Klansman, would you show the same lack of concern?

    You mean, as opposed to be being blessed (on video tape) by a misogynistic WITCH DOCTOR and then having The Rogue One give thanks to and sing the praises of said witch doctor?

  31. Red – re: Wright: perhaps not insane; certainly not somebody that I think one would want in their past.

    And as regards the good witch doctor, etc.- to be honest, I totally forgot about that. But at the same time, I don’t think that necessarily cancels out the damage of Rev. Wright, you know?

  32. No, perhaps not someone that’s acceptable to white, “mainstream” America, to be sure.

    While the kooky African witch doctor that solemnly blessed and sanctified Sarah Palin’s mission in life may not exactly zero out the objectionable rhetoric of Rev. Wright, I’d contend that my preferred loon is somewhat superior to your raving nutcase. 😉

  33. I think it’s rather unfortunate that you’ve resorted to such statements…

    Tomm is actually one of the few neo-con commenters I can stand (and mine is a minority opinion around here), so my surmise was not as objectionable as it may have seemed.

    Kevron – wtf?

    KEvron is a real American (or is as real as they get, anyway), and he’s making fun of me. Again. Pay no mind.

  34. lol! smoke a dick, sf!

    As long as it’s not Cuban, right amigo? 😉

  35. SF — Tomm is a jolly good sport, which is more than can be said for many of his ideological compatriots.

  36. “I’m getting mighty suspicious…”

    you think tomm might be an american, too?

    KEvron

  37. “Kevron – wtf?”

    oh, it doesn’t really concern you, walker. don’t let me get in the way of your stupid.

    KEvron

  38. For whatever it’s worth, I can assure you that Tomm isn’t an American. No value judgment there one way or the other, just a matter of fact.

  39. “Tomm is actually one of the few neo-con commenters I can stand”

    i used to work with a guy just like tomm. jovial and agreeable, but curls up into a tight little ball, with nothing but a shit-eating grin showing, when confronted with the incontrovertible. i’ve grown to despise them both.

    KEvron

  40. Thanks, Kevron. I won’t.

  41. “I can assure you that Tomm isn’t an American.”

    and i’ll ask you, red tory, to stay the hell outta the way of my funny, thank you very much.

    KEvron

  42. “I won’t”

    of that, i have little doubt.

    KEvron

  43. Sir Francis – Ah, my bad. I thought that the use of the name Tomm was kind of an inside joke, like Robert McClelland or something.

  44. KEvron – I knew you’d understand.

  45. “I knew you’d understand.”

    you’re quite mistaken.

    KEvron

  46. “you’re quite mistaken”

    Oh, undoubtedly. I seem to be having a bad night for that…

  47. “KEvron is a real American”

    i’m one of the good ones, a credit to my race….

    KEvron

  48. …i’m one of the good ones, a credit to my race…

    Well, let’s not go crazy here. But you certainly have many distinctly Canadian tendencies, which do elevate you above most of your peers. That’s what has restored some of my faith in the southern tribes. It even makes me wonder if I should dismantle that Loyalist/enviro-terrorist/Maoist sleeper cell I’m running in the Ozarks. I’ll need to sleep on that.

    Anyway, in my “Sir Isaac” incarnation, I once asked whether we could trade Tomm for you. You declined (and I’ve never forgiven you for that). Any regrets?

  49. “Any regrets?”

    a trick question if ever i saw one!

    KEvron

  50. …a trick question if ever i saw one!

    I’ll accept a trick answer, if that makes it easier.

  51. huh. not sure what kind of an answer you’re after. certainly not a straight one. is this code for “where’s the trolling hot?” to be honest, i’ve been slumming it in the youtube of late. met a (few?) multiple personalities i wouldn’t mind unloading on you. attrition’s in my favor.

    KEvron

  52. …i’ve been slumming it in the youtube of late. met a (few?) multiple personalities i wouldn’t mind unloading on you…

    I don’t mind multiple personalities. In fact, I’m delighted whenever I encounter them, which is rare. Frankly, I only very infrequently come across anyone who appears to have a personality of any kind whatsoever.

  53. KEv — 🙂 Didn’t mean to get in the way of your funny.

  54. i feel like jodie foster to your tony hopkins.

    KEvron

  55. “Didn’t mean to get in the way of your funny.”

    no blood, no foul.

    KEvron

  56. i feel like jodie foster to your tony hopkins…

    That’s Sir Tony Hopkins to you, pleb… 😉

  57. no blood, no foul.

    Nice twist. In the Twilight mood, are we?

  58. no, don’t know the program except by name. it’s a hoops expression.

    KEvron

  59. Never much into b-ball, I’m afraid. Road hockey was more my thing…

  60. Ti-Guy

    I only very infrequently come across anyone who appears to have a personality of any kind whatsoever.

    Pshaw. The all have personalities. The exact same one, but still…

    Related: The title of this book makes me want to give myself little cuts.

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