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October 3rd, 2008
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She Showed Up and She Spoke in English
She even used complete sentences. They were clearly all given to her, rehearsed and parroted, but with "lots of expression" (as kids are taught to read out loud) and a big smile. What she said generally didn't answer the questions (does she even know what the phrase "Achilles Heel" means?) and there was little substance to her remarks. What substance there was was the tired old Republican mantra of lower taxes and lower regulation ("get government out of the way of business") and everything will be okay, with apparently no awareness of the results of those policies. Still, to many, just not being fodder for a Tina Fey parody was a win for Sarah Palin. I hope enough Americans are smart enough to realize what they'd get in a McCain/Palin administration, smart enough to vote for Obama/Biden, but my lingering fear is that Barnum was right.

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Date:October 3rd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I'm going to start calling her Palin!monkey - because they can be trained well, too, though they really have no idea what they are doing. :)
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Date:October 3rd, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
I agree. Unfortunately, here in America's heartland, I think her folksy delivery is more winning than the actual substance of the response (or lack thereof). Which is exactly how we wound up with W. I think "say it ain't so Joe" is more palatable and easier to digest than hearing complex answers to complex problems. I'm afraid ol' PT was correct.
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