Sarah Palin

If she only had a brain

So when I saw this article about NBC hiring Sarah Palin to co-host the Today show, I thought “must be an April Fools joke.” But no. It’s April 2nd!

For those of you who don’t remember, NBC used to be a television broadcast network along with ABC, CBS and Fox. It had some great programming, being the network that broadcast “Cheers” and “The Rockford Files.” It had a respectable news department. Chet Huntley and David Brinkley did the evening news. Even it’s late night programming was great with Johnny Carson and Steve Allen as hosts of the “Tonight Show.”

But NBC has made one stupid decision after another in recent years and with this latest move, it has just about completed its decent into absurdity. Sarah Palin is barely able to spell her own name. A geek who makes fart sounds with his armpit would actually sound more intelligent than Sarah Palin. Even  Fox News describes her as “inarticulate and uneducated.” But some how NBC has decided she’s worthy of filling the chair once inhabited by Barbara Walters and Jane Pauley? Could they have been trying to get Michael Palin and just picked up the wrong Rolodex card?

What does NBC stand for, anyway? Nothing But Crap apparently.

UPDATE: Watch this video to get a preview of what Today Show viewers have in store this morning.


And then there are the “Wasilla Hillbillies”

McCain staffers characterized Palin’s clothing spending spree as the “Wasilla Hillbillies.” It is now coming out that the famous Palin wardrobe expense of $150,000 is only part of the story. According to Newsweek:

One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband.

It’s hard to believe, but apparently Palin is even stupider and more frivolous than we believed during the campaign. Yikes!

Palin thought Africa was a country!

This should hardly surprise us. By “this” I mean BOTH that Sarah Palin is not very well informed and that there are these leaks coming from the McCain campaign. Some people might think it petty for campaign staffers to rat out Palin like this, but I think it is just human nature. Can you imagine being a professional political operative and being saddled with a dunce like that? I mean, she’s governor of Alaska and she didn’t know which countries were part of NAFTA!!! And how could she not know that Africa is a continent? There are only seven continents on the planet. How hard is it to keep track of them? Despite this, 46 percent of voters still cast their ballots for McCain! That’s really scary.

Joe the Plumber goes Hollywood!

Joe the Plumber now has an agent. So I guess Joe really does represent the average American. That is, all those people who want to cash in instantly without the need of any skill or talent.

BTW, when you click this article about Joe’s signing with an agent, notice the photograph. Doesn’t it look as if Joe is very intent on protecting his testicles… I wonder if Sarah Palin’s proximity might have something to do with that.

Oh, the irony…

I’ve been traveling the past week, so have not been able to post. It is fun to be able to get back in the swing of things with this report that insiders in the McCain campaign are complaining about Sarah Palin. Isn’t it ironic that the Mr. Maverick campaign is upset that Palin is “going rogue,” which, to me, is kind of a synonym for “maverick.”

Clearly, Palin has always been about herself. You’d think that someone with all the “experience” John McCain has would have been more careful about who he put on his ticket. But experience is not everything. If it were, we wouldn’t have a two-term limit for the presidency.

Palin shot down by Anchorage Daily News

Sarah Palin’s reaction to the Legislature’s Troopergate report is an embarrassment to Alaskans and the nation.

That’s the opinion of the editors of the Anchorage Daily News… and it should be the opinion of every American. That a Republican is denying any responsibility for anything is no news, however. That’s been the MO of the Bush administration, the McCain campaign, and the right-wingers from coast to coast. Now they have even tried to float the idea that the stock market crash is actually a reaction to the probability of an Obama presidency. So, the economic meltdown has nothing to do with the people who have been running the government the past eight years… nope, nuh huh… It’s about that guy who might win the election — even if that were the case (which, of course, is nonsense), what would that say about the effectiveness of the boys in power? 

The truth is that not one of the policies tried by the Republicans in the past eight years has any merit and certainly has had no benefit to anyone except a handful of influential industries (military contractors and energy conglomerates). Do I need to list these failures?

But does the right take any responsibility or accept any accountability? No. They have instead relied upon lies and deception… just as Sarah Palin has in her assertion that she has been vindicated by a report that finds that she broke the law.

Phew, I feel better now…

The McCain campaign has issued a report on Sarah Palin’s role in the so-called Troopergate scandal. According to the AP:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing.

I am certainly reassured of Palin’s integrity now. By the way, I’m releasing a report on my financial situation, which will find that I am a millionaire.

A black hole of ideas and dignity

With the economy in meltdown, and a host of other serious maladies facing the American people, it is nice to see the McCain campaign rolling out some fresh, big ideas… Oops, my bad. McCain seems to have no fresh, big ideas. He only has cheap attacks.

You know a candidacy is in trouble when it begins to rely upon character assasination as its chief campaign tactic. I only hope that moron America can see past this crap.

Pickle Puss plus

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have TV reception so I did not watch last night’s debate between Biden and Palin, and, therefore, will not comment on it. I was glad to see these poll results.

Then there is this, which confirms the general growing impression that John McCain can’t look Barack Obama in the eye. I think John McCain may be the most sour candidate for president since Vermont’s own Calvin Coolidge, about whom it was said that he looked as if he’d been weaned on a pickle.

I was wrong about McCain

I was wrong about John McCain. When he selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, I thought he would no longer be able to claim that Obama doesn’t have enough experience to be president. After all, if he thought Palin experienced enough to be backup prez… well, you get my drift. What I hadn’t counted on was that McCain would just flat out lie and expect us to believe it. But that’s just what he is now doing. Check out this interview with the Des Moines Register (to see the part about Palin’s qualifications, you’ll need to scroll through the thumbnails to the seventh section). Notice two things: First, one of Palin’s qualifications to be president is that she was on the PTA. Second, McCain has to repeat the fact that she was governor and mayor several times just to make her resume sound fuller. What a joke!