Friday, September 05, 2008

It's Over

I admit I didn't watch Palin's speech the other night. I couldn't. The hypocrisy with the entire send-up, set-up and execution would have been too much for me to handle. The kids are off-limits, except the eldest, because he's a-goin' to war!!! WAR. They got guns thar! But let's parade the rest of them everywhere - and now we'll bring in the husband/daddy-to-be as well.

It hasn't been lost on me that the preggers child has been doing nothing but hauling around the youngest Palin kid. You don't need to beat any of us over the head to say, "see.....look how well she can take care of a young 'un. She be a good mommy, yes siree!" FUCK YOU!

It was all I could do to stomach some NPR on the drive in to work. And the papers? Barely touched them - except for this precious tidbit from another republicunt woman I can hardly stomach: Peggy Noonan.

An "unknown" open-mic let Noonan and ex-McCain staffer Mike Murphy prattle on about the candidacy:

"It's over," said Noonan, who earlier in the day had praised Palin in the Wall Street Journal and then added, "Most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives ... Every time Republicans do this, because that's not where they live, and that's not what they're good at, they blow it."

Mind you - Noonan has already apologized for the comment and tries to defend herself, but it's fairly empty, if you axe me.

It made me recall an episode of the West Wing from years back. President Bartlett was talking to a morning new show and said some unsavory comments about his opponent on an "unknown" open-channel. Turns out, he knew the feed was hot, which is why he took the opportunity to say what he did.

Always the cynic, the West Wing made me a tad more so when looking into the underbelly of politics and the manipulation that goes on. I only half-believe that Noonan didn't know the mic was on.

But I love this: She doesn't believe McCain can't win. Can we fit another negative in there - a triple one somehow? PLEASE?

I did enjoy a Twitter from Andrew earlier today. He pointed out a Politico article that made me smile. Of course, I Twitt'd back that only 50% of the readers probably knew it was tongue-in-cheek. ...or outright sarcasm.

....oddly enough, the auto-spell check went nutso on this post. go figger.

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