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Like it’s not troubling enough that my husband has a crush on Sarah Palin. Now he is convinced that the feelings are mutual.

You know all that winking she did at the camera last night?

Rick, honey, I don’t know how to break this to you but she wasn’t winking at you. She was winking at the American people because doggone it, she’s fighting for them.

Of course, Joe Biden promises to do that too. Just with far less eye twitching.

I really thought Biden got into a groove during the debate, especially when it came to the subject of foreign policy.

You know what guy I’m talking about, right? Biden? He was the one on the stage with Sarah Palin. Off to the left. Oh, I’m absolutely sure you saw him. The one with the nice smile. Well, trust me, he rocked it on the topics of Iraq and the fight against terrorism.

The governor of Alaska certainly avoided any major missteps and held her own last night.  The debate structure kept her from being challenged much, even when she completely avoided answering questions or gave vague, confusing and awkwardly phrased answers.

Like when the moderator tried to ask her about bankruptcy courts and Palin answered, “I want to talk about, again, my record on energy versus – your ticket’s energy – ticket also.”

Umm… what?

I would have preferred more back and forth between the two candidates so we could have actually gotten some substantive information, and not as much rehearsed campaign rhetoric from the two of them.

Frankly, I think the McCain campaign should take a page from “Singing in the Rain” and hire someone to secretly dub in a different voice over Palin’s.  (Note to Senator McCain:  Debbie Reynolds is still alive and well.)

Palin is very telegenic but I just find her voice so terribly grating and snarky. Throw in those folksy phrases and she just doesn’t seem like my kind of vice president.

Not to mention president.

Nearly one in three vice presidents go on to become the president.

John McCain is 72 years-old, with recurring melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

President Sarah Palin.

See why this election is so important?

You betcha.

48 Responses to the palin presidency

  • kristen says:

    snarky is a a good word for her commenting style.

    i hate that no one is talking about the actual debate, because she didn’t blow it. what if mccain’s running mate was a man, would the pundits have been so kind?

  • myhouseof6 says:

    president palin? that would be awesome, maybe in 4 years she can get that chance.
    i thought she rocked the debate, biden was so boring i could of slept through his responses except of course when he pointed out that your insurance money would go directly to the insurance companies under mccain’s plan. that was classic. sort of like when you buy groceries the money goes to the grocery store buddy. i love her and i hope america can see her and not the media’s image of her.

  • Abby Siegel says:

    House of 6-
    While I respectfully totally disagree with you, I did go to your blog and have to say little Maggie is really cute and funny. We can all still be buddies, because any fan of Justin Timberlake is a friend of mine!

  • The Mom Bomb says:

    I was kind of hoping Joe Biden would ask Gwen Ifill to stand up, like he did that parapalegic guy.

    On the plus side, I downed a shot every time Palin said “maverick”. Also every time Biden referred to himself as “Joe Biden”. It was a goooood debate.

  • Louis says:

    My favorite line was “It’s time that normal Joe Six-Pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency.”

    Grammatical issues aside, should not the VP bar be raised a smidgeon higher?

    She is the female W, only less intelligent (I can’t believe I said that). This coming from a Republican!

  • Bitsy says:

    Although they both uttered roughly the same amount of false statements, I thought Biden sounded much better than Palin. Kelcey, you are being kind when you use the term “awkwardly phrased”. “Incoherent” was what came to my mind. At least Biden can construct a proper sentence. I was surprised to see how many folks today on t.v. thought that she did well. I am a McCain supporter, but I have to tell it like I see it.

  • scrappysue says:

    and now i actually know what you’re talking about, because me and the hubs watched the debate! well, some of it, because quite frankly, jon stewart’s take on politics right now is far more succinct (and watchable). she’s been coached well (thanks henry), but like you say, wasn’t challenged enough to REALLY trip up, and she only contradicted herself about 7 times while i was watching.

  • Stephanie says:

    Palin didn’t really answer most of the questions. How is that reassuring to the general public? I thought she was very cutesy and smug, not what I want in my vice-president. Although they both got their “facts” a bit mixed up at times, Biden did the better job of answering the questions asked. Palin was not a train wreck like most people anticipated, for that she deserves credit.

  • ErinB says:

    That was a debate last night? I actually tuned in – mostly to appreciate your posting..which was dead on. I don’t know how anyone could vote with confidence for McCain knowing she is in the wings. I shutter.

  • Jessica says:

    You know what I don’t get.? Those who like Sarah Palin really like her in the Sally Field “You like me, you really like me!” kinda way. But when you ask them why, just like Ms. Palin, they can’t seem to give a definative answer. Wth? But those who do not like her have a long, long, long list of reasons why. No one who dislikes her skirts around as to why…

    I Twittered the words Sarah and Palin. The response that caught my eye was written by a woman. She said she had “two words to describe her — Lenscrafters and Massengill.” I just about fell off my rocker AND spit my wine out! President Palin TERRIFIES me.

    Oh, and Mister Biden had wayyyy too much make up on last night!

  • celticbuffy says:

    The thought of Sarah Palin running our country (which she stands a good chance of if McCain wins) makes me want to take my kids and move out of the country. I don’t want a leader who is just your average middle class soccer mom, I want someone who can lead and will be at least somewhat respected by other heads of state. That is something she will never be.

  • sam says:

    i LOVE joe biden! he was smart, down to earth and in charge . he makes me feel like we’ll be safe and looked after. he knows his stuff. sarah palin makes me feel sick to my stomach. like i might throw up at any minute. the fact that this person could be vice president or GOD FORBID president sends shivers down my spine. She has NO idea what she is talking about! the debate was completely and utterly rehearsed. that is the only reason she didn’t fall flat on her face. and by the way, that was no great performance by any stretch of the imagination. the bar needs to be soooo much higher than that for someone who is going to help run our country. oh wait, we have joe biden! and barack obama! phew!

  • jean says:

    Well, gosh darn it! I couldn’t help but notice that her comments about gay couples were completely inhuman–gay couples have the right to be together, but they deserve no rights or benefits! Hello! That just seems like an insult to purported ‘friends’ of the same sex persuasion she alluded to to hear that statement. Ugh!

  • myhouseof6 says:

    oh my gracious day oh why oh why must i love this blog… im like a crack addict who just can’t stop. t my husband tells me daily jennifer please dont put yourself through that. you are a midwestern conservative girt, they are coastal liberal girls, you will never ever see issues on the same side.
    however, i do find you all funny and sort of likable in a totally against my beliefs and all i have ever known sort of way.
    and how on earth can palin scare you when you have OBAMA leading the way???

  • Elizabeth says:

    I have a BA in American Government from Georgetown and a MA in Political Management and I know for a fact I am not nearly smart enough or know enough about policy to be in Congress, much less be President. I’m sorry but I WANT people who went to Harvard or have been in the Senate for a million years– NOT JOE SIXPACK! I can understand people loving McCain but I cannot see taking the risk of having yet another President (If McCain died) who does not read much less have the ability to articulate a SINGLE unscripted thought. And yes, Flutter, Joe went a little crazy with the teeth whitener.

  • Robin says:

    I understand why people might like Sarah Palin. I don’t – her voice drives me crazy too, Kelc. But I get it. People feel they relate to her. Wait, back up. What am I saying? I don’t get it AT ALL. Why would anyone want someone who lacks any intelligence to form answers on her own? Doesn’t anyone value intelligence in their president anymore? Fans of hers keep blaming Katie Couric for her “Gotcha” journalism, but why isn’t anyone talking about Palin’s equally atrocious interviews with Charles Gibson?

  • Becky says:

    I thought O\\\’Biden did a great job!
    As I said in my blog yesterday, god forbid the woman answer a question!
    “Governor Palin, do you like apples or oranges?”
    “Well I’ll tell ya, John McCain would say, and I’d agree, that chicken is not the way to go.”

    4 more weeks. SO SO SCARY!

  • Cathy says:

    So glad it’s over with. The winking–God, that was awful. It was worse than when she said “Can I call you Joe?”
    What’s sad is on the local news the next day showed a group of women–Democrats, Independents and Republicans–whom all love Palin and watched the debate together. I just don’t get it.

  • Shannon says:

    Amen sister! “Snarky” says it all. I was trying to explain my thoughts on Thursdays debate to my husband. . . I’ll just have him read your post. Well said.

  • Yes, “snarky” is how I describe her too. She confused me as she was all over the place with her answers. I still don’t really know where she stands on anything other than that she’s from Alaska!

    My new crush is Joe Boden — I thought he did an incredible job.

  • magpie says:

    Lenscrafters and Massengill just made me spit out my drink.

    Yeah, she’s snarky and smarmy and holier-than-thou. And i can’t believe people fall for it.

  • Stephanie says:

    Can anyone explain to me what she thinks she is “saying” when she winks to the camera? Am I the only one who thinks it is a tiny bit disrespectful? If Joe Biden were winking all the time, people would be PISSED!

  • myhouseof6 says:

    so let me get this straight…
    winking bothers you more than the thought of socialism?
    i am not being “snarky” but really can’t fathom how that doesn’t scare the holy crap out of you – i shudder at the thought of “free” health care for all.

  • Kelcey says:

    Let ME get this straight. Houseof6 – you shudder to think of universal access to health care? Well, obviously you have health care. Because for the nearly 45 million americans who don’t (including 8 million children), no health care is what scares them.

  • myhouseof6 says:

    universal access to health care is an idealistic plan. i WORK in the pediatric health care industry.
    i understand what socialism would do to health care for children as we know it. if that happens, i pray for myself and everyone i know that their children never need a specialist.
    have you looked at health care in other countries? the grass is not always greener.

  • Zaydie says:

    Dear myhouseof6 I WORK in healthcare too as a PROVIDER and all I can say about the way healthcare is delivered today is it is FAR FROM PERFECT and FAR FROM EQUITABLE The insurance companies dictate policy, reimbursement, etc and just wait until you see your next premium on renewal If the stock market is down, our premiums go up. The cost of healthcare delivery has little to do with our premium amount. EVERYONE deserves quality medical attention. Let’s get out of Iraq and concentrate on what we as Americans really need.

  • Stephanie says:

    It is sickening the amount of people, let alone children, who are without health insurance. I am one who believes that health insurance is a right and not a privilege. Why is it that we can throw millions and billions of dollars to help other countries…even ones who don’t ask for or want our help….yet we can’t take care of our own people. That makes me shudder!

    Myhouseofsix, would your opinion be the same if you were one of the millions without healthcare? Have you taken a minute to put yourself in someone else’s shoes?

    Oh and to answer your question….YES, the winking bothers me a lot more than providing healthcare to all!!! What scares the “holy crap” out of me is people who think Sarah Palin is qualified and the best candidate for the job. It’s people like that who put G.W. Bush in office and look where we are now.

  • myhouseof6 says:

    oh goodness, so many things to answer… but would be like banging my head against a brick wall.
    just want to point out one thing. i take care of cute little babies without any insurance every single week. do they suffer because they have no insurance? no way jose, they do not. i love and snuggle them and give them their meds and provide for all their needs just like the little well to baby who is in the room next door. they are provided health care by current law when they walk through our facility.
    stephanie… do some research on socialized healthcare before you go wishing it on us. i love my children, and the children i provide care to way to much to deny them good medical provisions. without competition, (socialism) the desire to provide the best care goes away, then you get average care and that is just not good enough for anyone.

  • Stephanie says:

    Myhouseofsix…thanks for the information about what you do personally to help the millions without healthcare. I also like that you point out the idea that I haven’t done my research. I have tried very hard to be respectful of your views and beliefs but I think you are the one that might need to do some research.

  • jacksonpollock says:

    oh but come now, we can’t talk about the issues, we must talk more about the winking, right? because that really shows what a person is made of, right? if that’s the case, then let’s talk about biden’s forehead….as smooth as my baby’s rear and didn’t move a flicker. oh he tried to raise those eyebrows but nope, that botox was just too well done. it was quite entertaining, really. i was much more fascinated watching that immobile forehead vs. listening to his the flaccid garbage coming out of his mouth. so wow, one winks, one gets botox. let’s base our vote on that, shall we? because that’s what really matters…..

  • Kim says:

    “Ya Know” what drove me more crazy than her voice.. was the bang that kept attacking her eye and she refused to move it for the first 29 minutes.. ugh.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Myhouseofsix…I know you think we’re all ‘liberal coastal ladies’ but there’s no brush to paint us ‘all’. I’m liberal on some things, conservative on others. Obviously you like the Mamabird Diaries; continue on with watching Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and the Colbert Report. You’ll laugh and see other ways to ‘view life’….If you ever get to the West Coast (just north of S.F.), call me for a Grand Tour of The City by the Bay or Sodom & Gommorah (as out-of-towners refer to us here).

  • Amy says:

    President Palin is my biggest fear within this election. I read somewhere – John McCain is as old as Alaska. Couple that with the melanoma, and I wouldn’t bet he’ll make it through the next 4 years, it’s not very promising.

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