VP Debates, Stupid People and Richard Nixon

I have a few thoughts about the VP Debate last night…

Shocking, I know.

I think Sarah Palin did a great job…

… Well, she did a great job in speaking to the uneducated masses, anyway.

She also did a great job reading from her script.

I’m glad to learn, for all her shortcomings, Sarah Palin is not illiterate.

She can read with the best of ’em!

Unfortunately, her script was incomplete… so she wasn’t able to answer all of the questions… I guess the Republicans only had enough time to write out the basics for her.

At various points she both cleverly and not-so-cleverly avoided answering the moderator… but since she managed to be cute about it, I doubt Joe Six-Pack really minded that much.

My favorite example of her question-dodging came when the moderator asked the two candidates to explain the differences between Obama’s health care plan and McCain’s. It was Biden’s turn to answer first, and he nailed it- knocked the shit right out of the park.

When it was Palin’s turn, she says, “I want to go back to energy”.

*Uncomfortable Silence*

Huh? You want to go back to energy?

Well honey, I’d like to go back to a lot of things- my pleasant, stress-free childhood, for example- but… um…

Could you answer the question please?

No?

Oh ok.

Moving on then.

The woman didn’t even pretend like she knew what the hell to say about health care.

I don’t blame her- I wouldn’t have been able to defend McCain’s I’m-going-to-give-all-Americans-a-$5,000-tax-credit-to-purchase-a-$12,000-plan excuse for a health care policy either.

Sigh.

Anyway, onward…

Governor Palin’s script-reading talent does not equate to presentation-talent. She behaved completely inappropriately on more than one occasion…

I don’t know- seems that the VP Debate really isn’t the proper forum to be giving “shout outs” and saying such undignified things as “darn it” over and over again.

I had the TV on this morning as I was getting ready for work… I was listening to CBS… and as I was getting ready to jump in the shower, I heard someone on the news comment about how Senator Biden looked Presidential- like he was ready to lead- while Palin looked… mayoral.

Not surprising that she didn’t look the part, considering she simply isn’t ready to step into the position Senator McCain has thrown her in.

There is one thing, however, that she truly is the best possible candidate for:

Representing the stupid people of America.

Who better to represent a legion of idiots than an idiot herself?

Now hold on, Palin-puppies- before you go getting all offended and shit, allow me to explain the historic precedence for this…

Then you can get offended.

Way back in 1970, Richard Nixon nominated a fella by the name of G. Harrold Carswell for U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

The man had little by way of experience, and was not a very good judge. In fact, a whopping 58% of his rulings were reversed on appeal.

Terrible.

When the American people- and a whole bunch of politicians- complained about the fact that this man was so obviously, blatantly, completely and totally unqualified to sit on the bench of the Supreme Court… Senator Roman Hruska (Republican, Nebraska) stated, in Carrswell’s defense:

 Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren’t they, and a little chance?

Yeah.

That’s a direct quote.

So obviously, this notion of “stupid people deserve representation too” is not a new concept.

Ridiculous, perhaps, but not new.

It is Sarah Palin’s forte’.

John McCain, in nominating this complete and total trainwreck of a politician is saying to all of America,

Even if she is stupid, there are a lot of stupid people in this country. They are entitled to a little representation, aren’t they, and a little chance?

So hey all you Palin-poodles…

If you don’t mind Senator McCain calling you stupid…

Neither do I.

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