Well I watched the vice presidential debate last night with a great deal of interest and expectation of Sara Palin falling on her face and she did not disappoint.
Granted, she performed MUCH better than the direct interviews but how hard is it to improve from zero? The modus operandi of divert and avoid direct answers and ignorance of real issues remained. She was obviously coached on how to redirect and stick to core talking points and ground that she was familiar with such as “energy” although that was a pretty circular conversation as well.
Pretty much right off the bat she indicated that she was not going to be caught flat footed like she was in the one on one interviews by stating that “I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear”. How nice. Why not just give her an Alen Breathesmart and let her read from a list?
This dismissive attitude of the structure of the debate as well as dictatorial tone is completely consistent with the current administrations imperial isolationism from the public at large. Taken together with her idiotic assertion that the vice president needs to be MORE powerful and has or should have, any kind of increased authority in the House or Senate should scare the hell out of right wingers. It doesn’t of course, they’ll bury their heads in the sand and trust their government to “look out for them” as they are slowly drained of their resources and liberties in the guise of religious righteousness, security and patriotism.
A fun display was the granting same-sex benefits to couples question where Biden delineated that the adherence to constitutionality although very specifically not to a redefinition of “marriage”.
Palin fell all over herself to try to head off offending anyone through this statement “But I also want to clarify, if there’s any kind of suggestion at all from my answer that I would be anything but tolerant of adults in America choosing their partners, choosing relationships that they deem best for themselves, you know, I am tolerant and I have a very diverse family and group of friends and even within that group you would see some who may not agree with me on this issue, some very dear friends who don’t agree with me on this issue.”
They decided to agree on this divisive issue as not to alienate the right wing nutjobs again.
I liked how Biden illustrated how the five thousand dollar health care credit proposed by the McCain camp would be funded. Overall I think that’s just a tiny Blueair 203 as it only affects those who are middle class and above and is totally inadequate.
In regard to what the McCain campaign has promised and may not be able to deliver? Oh gee whizz we get to hear another repeated litany on energy and Alaska but not a whit about the question at hand. She did cop out citing her vast FIVE WEEKS of experience though. That was a good time to get up for a bathroom break or snack.
When asked about the Bankruptcy bill, Palin talked about…..anyone?? Energy! Yes…when you don’t know, redirect!
There is plenty of other great fodder here but the song remains the same, she doesn’t have the experience or knowledge and wants to further destroy our country following the idiotic neocon agenda as she learns. Worse yet she will be doing it in the dark as she doesn’t know what it is.