Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Caribou Barbie

A few thoughts on Governor Palin and her nomination speech:

  • Where the hell have you been the last several days? The Republicans throw you a big coming out party and then there's hardly a peep out of you since Friday. Can it be that the GOP doesn't trust you on your own?
  • I tuned into this speech to learn more about YOU, and specifically why the hell you think you should be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. I really didn't need to hear more about Senator McCain (didn't we get enough of that with Thompson droning on and on Tuesday night?), or your husband, or your kids. Since you're the one of the ticket, wouldn't it have been prudent to open up with more of yourself?
  • I find it amusing that you're complaining about the "Washington Elite" when your own running mate started in Congress back in 1982.
  • Yes, you eventually told Congress "no thanks" for that Bridge to Nowhere, but that was AFTER you initially supported that expensive piece of pork. Funny. You conveniently left that part out of your speech.
  • Biggest laugh-out loud moment:
My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of "personal discovery."
  • Thank you for waiting until close to the end of your speech before using the term "Maverick". Gag! I propose that every time someone says that on TV, they have to pay 25 cents towards the ever-increasing war debt.
  • Did anyone else out there catch Palin's youngest daughter pretty much giving the baby a cat bath on national TV? Absolutely hilarious! Perhaps dad needs to keep a better eye on the kids.
  • Contrary to all the rumors out there, that was NOT half the population of Alaska in attendance at the Convention.
Final prognosis: Palin did a okay job reading a speech that someone else wrote for her. But with all the excitement surrounding this moment, I was surprised by how boring much of it was. However, I'm far more interested in how Caribou Barbie will perform unscripted answering real questions in front of the Washington Press Corps. That is, if the GOP will let her off the leash long enough.


Sean Yoda Rouse said...

I'd agree on most of those points. However, I'd strike the passage about McCain's appearance. Just as Obama showed up on stage at the end of Biden's speach last week, I expected McCain to show up on stage after Palin's speech.

Tim Castro said...

Thanks for the clarification, Sean!