Thursday, October 9, 2008

I will get back to the point.

So I do love sewing, and making things for clients, and designing the perfect handbag, but right now i can't get over the politic essence in the air, so forgive me through another post on politics.


I saw the funniest SNL clip of all time yesterday. I'm not an avid SNL watcher, but I do appreciate a good skit now and then, and this one beats "more cowbell". I know these are old news to some of you, but please refer to them as a "I need to laugh today" remedy. This one mocking the VP debate had me in stitches (see? i can throw in some sewing through politics ;).
"Can I call you Joe? Good, because I practiced some real zingers where I call you Joe" - Tina Fey
Brilliant.

And a silver lining through these political media rants is that Katie Couric has found her nich on the CBS Evening News. Some have said that her contract wasn't going to be resigned without some serious thought, but i really think she's been doing a great job covering the debates and all the other stuff they have been presenting. I digress, the other clip from SNL features a follow up with Gov. Palin (played by the fabulous Tina Fey) interviewed by Katie Couric (played by the ever talented Amy Poehler). This one was very funny, yet showcased how the real interviews have gone, but with an SNL Twist, which most people can appreciate.

As a follow up to the VP debate, an opinion was printed in the New York Times yesterday that I thought had a great insight to one of the comments that Palin said while talking about taxes (as opposed to energy) titled "Palin's Kind of Patriotism" by op-ed columnist Thomas L. Friedman. The comment by Gov. Palin referenced in the article was this:"“You said recently that higher taxes or asking for higher taxes or paying higher taxes is patriotic. In the middle class of America, which is where Todd and I have been all of our lives, that’s not patriotic.”

Here are some of my favorite sections:

"I only wish she had been asked: 'Governor Palin, if paying taxes is not considered patriotic in your neighborhood, who is going to pay for the body armor that will protect your son in Iraq? Who is going to pay for the bailout you endorsed? If it isn’t from tax revenues, there are only two ways to pay for those big projects — printing more money or borrowing more money. Do you think borrowing money from China is more patriotic than raising it in taxes from Americans?' That is not putting America first. That is selling America first."

"And please also don’t tell me she is an 'energy expert.' She is an energy expert exactly the same way the king of Saudi Arabia is an energy expert — by accident of residence. Palin happens to be governor of the Saudi Arabia of America — Alaska — and the only energy expertise she has is the same as the king of Saudi Arabia’s. It’s about how the windfall profits from the oil in their respective kingdoms should be divided between the oil companies and the people."

While I know the more public appearances McCain/Palin make, the better off the Obama supports are, but it's still infuriating that they would let someone as contrite and niave as Palin run for VP with an otherwise decent Presidental candidate.

photo from NBC.com

2 comments:

Alli said...

Everything McCain has done in the past six months has been so disappointing to me. I have liked McCain since I was a teenager. In the early days of this race, I thought that his presidency would at least bring a thinking person back to the White House, even if I knew I would be voting for Obama or Clinton. I can't believe how far off base I was.

Have you seen the Rolling Stone piece on McCain yet? It's definitely a must-read. This is the link:
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

movie fan said...

the GOP wouldn't dare schedule any more unscripted TV time for Palin