Let’s kick ‘em when they are down!

Stupid is as Stpid does
Stupid is as Stupid does
OK folks, the election is over and we (the American people) won. (Hey, it’s (partially) my blog, and I gets top call it the way I sees it.) Anyway, now that the last vote has been cast, can the recriminations be far behind?

Apparently not.

Well it is now coming out in the news that — according to Top McCain Aides: “Palin Simply Knew Nothing About National And International Issues.” According to a report from Nicole Wallace, a senior McCain aide who was not only one of Palin’s handlers but helped to orchestrate her initial rollout, there is now an “organized campaign to lay blame” for things at her feet.

Further, she apparently didn’t know anything about national or international issues:

…perhaps one of the most astounding and previously unknown tidbits about Sarah Palin has to do with her already dubious grasp of geography. According to Fox News Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron, there was great concern within the McCain campaign that Palin lacked “a degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, a heartbeat away from the presidency,” in part because she didn’t know which countries were in NAFTA, and she “didn’t understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series, a country just in itself.”

Then there was the time she greeted a couple of her male handlers in only a towel:

At the GOP convention in St. Paul, Palin was completely unfazed by the boys’ club fraternity she had just joined. One night, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter went to her hotel room to brief her. After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. “I’ll be just a minute,” she said.

Then, of course there is the matter of her wardrobe, on which she apparently spent far more than initially was reported:

NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family–clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

I know that it sounds like kicking someone who is down, but seriously, this woman knew nothing about what was going on outside of Alaska, and we are better off without her.

The Perfessor

U 2 could b the Veep! (Although, Not so much)

This just in, Sara Palin isn’t very bright.

No really. You see, if she was, she would know that classic line from Dirty Harry, Magnum Force. That is to say “A man’s (woman’s) got to know his(her) limitations. One of Sara’s limitations is that she (in the words of Bugs Bunny), is a maroon.

To be sure, I’m not saying this to be mean, but because it is so obvious. She has repeatedly expressed views on the role of the Vice President that simply are not true. The most recent gaff came when she was merely answering questions posed to her by some grade school kids, and broadcast on 9News:

Yeah, you could argue that she was giving an answer that the little tykes would understand, but I seriously doubt that. It seems pretty clear that this is what she thinks the VP does. Well, as a veteran watcher of all seven seasons of The West Wing, I know that (according to former Vice President John Hoynes) the (real) Vice President has exactly two Constitutional duties. To have a pulse and to break a tie in the Senate (Go ahead, look it up).

Having said all of this, I wanted to share with you an article (that someone else wrote) relating Ten other things Sarah Palin may mistakenly think the Vice President does.

You just know that I’m having fun today, eh?

The Perfessor

Clothes Horse of a different color

“I feel pretty, oh so pretty, that the Nation should give me its key!”
“I feel pretty, oh so pretty, that the Nation should give me its key!”
I’m not the first person to say this, but perhaps the best part of the Internet is the ability to download porn in the privacy of your own home. Ah, the fact that it is so easy to so easy to look stuff up, and to tag folks with stuff that they don’t want you to know.

I am, of course referring to the fact that the Republican National Party has spent some $150,000.00 on high-end, designer clothing for that “Working-class mom” Sara Palin, and her family. Yea, I’m totally gonna vote for a woman that has spent more on clothing that has spent more on clothing in the past six weeks than I’ve made in the past couple of years.

According to The New York Times:

Sarah Palin’s wardrobe joined the ranks of symbolic political excess on Wednesday, alongside John McCain’s multiple houses and John Edwards’s $400 haircut, as Republicans expressed fear that weeks of tailoring Ms. Palin as an average “hockey mom” would fray amid revelations that the Republican Party outfitted her with expensive clothing from high-end stores.

Yep, read all about it:

Advisers to Ms. Palin said on Wednesday that the purchases — which totaled about $150,000 and were classified as “campaign accessories” — were made on the fly after Ms. Palin, the governor of Alaska, was chosen as the Republican vice-presidential candidate on Aug. 29 and needed new clothes to match climates across the 50 states. They emphasized, too, that Ms. Palin did not spend time on the shopping, and that other people made the decision to buy such an array of clothes.

For more on that subject, we go to Jon Stewart:

Yeah, I’m totally going to vote for these yahoos. Can anyone say “fiscally responsible conservative” for me?

The Perfessor

Saturday Night is alright for comedy!

Last night (Saturday), the funny folks over at SNL did it again. They managed to successfully Skewer the GOP Vice Presidential Moose Mom, ah Hockey Puck, er candidate. That’s right kids, her worship, Sara Palin showed up on SNL herself (and no, although she didn’t play Tina Fey in a 30 Rock sketch, it apparently wasn’t for want of trying).

In addition to her bit in the opening segment (Loved the sideways mention to the Mark Wahlberg Bit from last weekend), Governor Palin also showed up on Weekend Update segment as well.

After watching both of these segments, I am reminded of The President Nixon’s appearance on Laugh In (where he said “Sock it to me!”), as well as then Governor Bill Clinton’s appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show where he played the sax as he was making his own bid for the Presidency.

After careful consideration, and some discussion with family and friends, I’m not entirely sure if Palin’s appearance on SNL is a display of her hipness in that she “gets” the joke, or does it diminish whatever leadership qualities she may (or may not) have had. Yeah, I know that Clinton’s appearance on Arsenio gave him a big boost in the pols, but ’m not so sure that Palin’s appearance on SNL will have the same effect.

Anyone care to weigh in on this?

The Perfessor

It is like Déjà Vu all over again, Dude!

They say that that whomever doesn’t remember the past, is condemned to repeat it. After watching this split-screen Bush/Palin compilation, I can only shutter and concur.

Thankfully, I can blur that image by smoking a blunt watching the following vid.

Now, where did I leave that bottle of Hooch?

The Perfessor

Funnier than Michael Palin (so says John Clease)

I saw this recently (OK, OK, I saw it because Walt sent it to me). Still, I saw it and It has been a couple of days since either of us has posted anything, so I figured that this was as good as anything for the moment.

The Perfessor