LiveBlogging the VP Debate
- Those heels can’t be comfortable.
- Biden just supported rights of same-sex couples unequivocally!
- Um — McCain wouldn’t impede same-sex visitation rights? You don’t have to impede something that DOESN’T EXIST to keep it NOT EXISTING.
- Palin’s desire for withdrawal directly contradicts McCain’s desire for occupation (and not having a withdrawal date and so on).
- Biden is full of smack. SMACK I SAY! HA HA McCAIN VOTED THE SAME WAY AS OBAMA “Against funding the troops”
- Gah — Governors generally make better candidates than senators cos they don’t have nuanced bills and votes and riders and stuff to explain. Not ALL governors, tho, natch.
- Palin totally said “nucular.” AGAIN. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
- I would totally have a beer with Gwen Ifill. If she wasn’t so busy ROCKING MY SOCKS.
- Nixon met with Mao. Sometimes you gotta meet with people who say and do offensive things in order to develop the general peace.
- How can you be against talks and yet for diplomacy? Huh?
- Some mean countries hate OUR RESPECT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS? Yours, Palin? Because SOMETIMES I LIKE THE PILL.
And then later…
- Reading the transcript (had to leave my viewing station). Palin reads like an email by someone ESL.
- Palin: “Let’s do what our parents told us before we probably even got that first credit card. Don’t live outside of our means.” How does this relate to the enormous Bush deficits and $700 billion bailout? How are we paying for that?
- Biden: “John recently wrote an article in a major magazine saying that he wants to do for the health care industry deregulate it and let the free market move like he did for the banking industry.” Note to self: send cookies to Joe Biden.
- Palin: “And I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear…” Ha ha ha ha ah.
- One possibility for why the super-rich should pay a higher tax rate than the middle class — because those who have benefited most from living in a society owe the most to it. You can still get freaky rich in America, but if you benefit the most from its infrastructure, education and defense, why not pay for it?
- Palin: “Patriotic is saying, government, you know, you’re not always the solution. In fact, too often you’re the problem so, government, lessen the tax burden and on our families and get out of the way and let the private sector and our families grow and thrive and prosper.” Again, a Repub having it both ways on the government influence. Deregulation good! I mean, regulation good! I mean, deregulation good! Don’t spend more than you earn! I mean, run up record deficits!
- Palin: “unless you’re pleased with the way the federal government has been running anything lately.” HA HA HA HA. BY YOUR PARTY’S ADMINISTRATION, LADY.
- Palin: “I’m not one to attribute every man — activity of man to the changes in the climate.” MISSPEAK.
I just read the story about the Yeltsin-Clinton gigglefest, and the pictures still make me happy, dammit, but the story fills my heart with grief for losing the best president I’ll see in my lifetime, unless Obama proves me wrong. Clinton had greatness. Reagan had greatness, too, and though I despise Reagan’s policies both he and Clinton had that thing, that world leader thing, that great statesman and orator and wise gentle presence thing.
Obama has that thing. That’s why I want him for president so bad. I want to look at my president and get that feeling of watching a clip of Clinton or Reagan, or looking at an old picture of my granddad — that there goes a great, great man, and I may not see his like again.
I’m a bit emosh. I hope that is OK.