Debate Drinking Game

I don’t think any of the debate drinking games included the word “also” but if it had, we’d probably all be drunk.  Palin said the word “also” 48 times tonight. 

Maybe the word ‘also’ has replaced the word ‘like’ in Valley Girl Speak.

Biden did well tonight and overall, this debate was much more interesting than last week’s debate. 

I’m sure the fact checkers will have fun going through the facts and figures thrown out tonight.

Palin certainly did better than she’s done in any of her previous interviews, but that isn’t saying much.  There’s something about the way she speaks that is annoying after about 1-2 minutes.

I thought there were a couple of things she said tonight that were interesting.  The first was the comment about not answering the questions the way Ifill or Biden wanted her to, but that she was going to answer directly to the American people.  Huh?

Second was her comment about being thankful that the constitution gives more authority to the vice president if the vice president chooses to use it.  Huh?

And lastly I think she confused ex-press secretary Scott McClellan with Gen. McKiernan.

Oh one more thing.  Did Palin really mean to say there was a toxic mess on Main Street that was affecting Wall Street?

Tonight the local talking heads on television are talking about Palin’s folksy demeanor and how well she connects with viewers.  These were men and I’m wondering if they thought she was winking at them when she looked into the camera tonight?  I felt her folksy schtick was a bit over the top.  A little would have gone a long way.  As president you can only say ‘you betcha’ so many times.

And finally I found it interesting that all three pundits on ABC, Donna Brazille, Matthew Dowd, and Torie Clarke all agreed that Biden was the winner.

I’m sure Fox News will see it completely differently, though.  One thing’s for sure – listening to this stuff is making me stupid.

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5 Responses to “Debate Drinking Game”

  1. She sounds like a Valley Girl by way of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Oofda, ya!

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  2. Mr. gyma thinks she sounds like Frances McDormand in Fargo. Is this how people talk who are native Alaskans?

  3. James Longford Says:

    > There’s something about the way she speaks that is
    > annoying after about 1-2 minutes.

    Yeah, nauseating.

    Have you read this Newsweek article about Sarah Palin?
    http://www.newsweek.com/id/160080

    Here’s a snippet…

    We have all now witnessed apparently sentient human beings, once provoked by a reporter’s microphone, saying things like, “I’m voting for Sarah because she’s a mom. She knows what it’s like to be a mom.” Such sentiments suggest an uncanny (and, one fears, especially American) detachment from the real problems of today. The next administration must immediately confront issues like nuclear proliferation, ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and covert wars elsewhere), global climate change, a convulsing economy, Russian belligerence, the rise of China, emerging epidemics, Islamism on a hundred fronts, a defunct United Nations, the deterioration of American schools, failures of energy, infrastructure and Internet security … the list is long, and Sarah Palin does not seem competent even to rank these items in order of importance, much less address any one of them.

    The following article puts Sarah Palin into context of John McCain and the religious right. In any other country, the people described in this article would be ‘sectioned’ (locked up in a mental institution). And then, along comes Sarah Palin.
    http://www.alternet.org/story/39748/?page=entire

  4. Those End Timers are frightening people. It’s well documented that Palin is an End Timer who believes Jesus Christ will return to Earth in her lifetime. I’m sure she believes it is God’s will that John McCain asked her to be his running mate.

    If McCain somehow gets elected, I’ll be convinced this country is filled with fruitcakes.

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