Thursday, September 25, 2008

Miss Informed 2008



From part two of Katie Couric's interview with Sarah Palin: Specifically watch 1:51-2:55 of this -- Palin's incomprehensible answer to a question about the bailout, complete with several glances at her notes -- then once again watch the video below.



(Update: And then there's this: Palin once again trying to justify at length her belief that Alaska's proximity to Russia makes her well versed in foreign policy. I swear this will make your fucking brain implode it's so unbelievably stupid. As my friend Jacki Schechner implies, this idiot makes the girls on The Hills look like Rhodes Scholars. Americablog: Blithering Idiot/9.25.08)

(Update II: Love this quote: "Three weeks after the 2008 Republican convention, on the cusp (maybe) of the first presidential debate, it is time to confront an awkward but profound question: whether in picking Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has committed -- by his own professed standards of duty and honor -- a singularly unpatriotic act. 'I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war,' he has said throughout this campaign. Yet, in choosing Palin, he has demonstrated -- whatever his words -- it may be permissible to imperil the country, conceivably even to 'lose' it, in order to win the presidency. That would seem the deeper meaning of his choice of Palin. Indeed, no presidential nominee of either party in the last century has seemed so willing to endanger the country's security as McCain in his reckless choice of a running mate." -- Carl Bernstein)

18 comments:

em said...

The way she's rambling reminds me of what my old forensics coach used to call "the spew and stick" technique--meaning, spewing whatever words/phrases you have in your mind that might somehow apply to a question that you cannot answer, and seeing what sticks. With her? She's just spewing.

I'm also convinced that her voice is the one that will greet me at the gates of hell. "Ohh, premarital Catholic sex in your high school auditorium, yahhh, that's not good, don't cha know!"

Anonymous said...

fearmonger.

RottweilerTOM said...

chez, this reminds me when I graduated college and went to interview for an entry level job at AIG, interviewed by this straight-faced stern upper manager, - and hearing myself bullshit and bullshit (doing all the talking) about my attributes and prior experiences.. and finally she saying,

"well, thank you very much...do you have any questions" (after about 20 minutes)

of course I didn't get the job.

QuickBrownFox said...

Listening to Sarah Failin speak in circles really makes me dizzy. Do NOT listen to her while driving or operating machinery!

Steve said...

Weird. This kind of interview might actually generate sympathy for Palin as Americans continue to project themselves onto her. "Y'know -- that's what I'd say!"

And yes, given a similar situation, I'd bullshit like that as well. But I'm not running for office.

Chez said...

I like you better all the time, Em.

Riles said...

Seriously? This is a precarious time in our history, and Palin is spewing answers like she's been called upon by her high school Econ teacher to explain voodoo economics.

And you know what? It's dangerous. She really should at least say, "Katie, I don't know everything there is to know about this, and I don't want to be irresponsible and give false answers, so I think we should let the Finance Committee do its job." But no, that would drop McCain's chances, so she just bullshits.

It's truly unbeleivable that we let this shit go on. Where are the days when spelling potato wrong were a huge deal? We need those days back, if only until the election.

Otis said...

I blame McCain's people. You mean to tell me that they put Palin on camera without rehearsing some rather obvious questions that she would be asked. Or is she so inept she simply can't remember the answers.

don't get me wrong, I know people elect dumb folks into high office( I live in Chicago) but come on it's like she hasn't even practiced.

Fred said...

The ultimate slap in the face of that minority known as Intelligent Americans will be McCain and Palin getting into office.

The lowbrow, knuckle dragging, beer swilling masses must be eating this up.

Felis Femina said...

She's McCain's little monkey, she's just there to butter his bread for him. No matter what the question is, she turns it into a plug for McCain and how he'll fix everything once he's in office. She says his name like a teenager saying the name of her latest crush.

I got completely lost in her rambling...and I've only had one beer.

em said...

Haha, thanks Chez. Can't say what else my time in that school gave me, but it at least helped with the creativity aspect.

Yeeeeah, nothing else to say about Palin...other than the idea of that blonde chick on the "Hills" running the country is no longer funny.

Jacki Schechner said...

The only joy any of this brings me anymore is the growing possibility that the VP debate will be one giant Palinrific train wreck...and I'll have popcorn.

Jerrylehane said...

5 minutes and not one coherent sentence... it truly pains me.

also in regards to the 2nd much viewed clip, that's A.C. Slater beside her, she clearly got distracted by the guns. It's understandable that she got flustered, Palin doesn't have that excuse.

Lisa said...

Shore up.
SHORE UP? She says it 3 or 4 times. WTF?

Shut up.

Mr. Controversy said...

She does have one good point...the American public has indeed been misled with false information. And she wonders why people don't like her...couldn't be that her party is one of the biggest sources of hate speech and false information.

Can you say, "FAIL!"? I can't wait for her and Joe Biden to go toe to toe at the debates next week.

Tom said...

Did you hear her VP acceptance speech where she said "NuCULar"? It's official, we've been turned retarded by our current President.

Ryan said...

Chez - please tell us you've got a contact @ CBS who could "leak" the ISO from the cam on Couric during this interview... ;)

I'd love to see her face as Palin is answering these questions

Riles said...

Dude, Howard just made the comparison between the Like, Such As girl and Palin's Couric interview.

Love it.