Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Talking Pointless

From tonight's "exclusive" Fox News one-on-one between Sean "I can put you into a car regardless of your credit history" Hannity and Sarah Palin:

HANNITY: Senator Barack Obama yesterday was attacking Senator McCain for saying that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. Do you believe that the fundamentals of our economy are strong?

PALIN: Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbage that Senator McCain chose to use. The fundamentals that he was having to explain afterwards, he means the work force, he means ingenuity of the American people. And of course, that is strong, that is the foundation of our economy. So that was an unfair attack based on verbage that John McCain used.

In case you're wondering, "verbage" isn't a real word so much as it's a slang term. According to, it's defined as:

"A deliberate misspelling and mispronunciation of 'verbiage' that assimilates it to the word 'garbage.' More pejorative than 'verbiage.'"

In other words, McCain was spouting garbage.


Brandon said...

Yeah, and now we have to hear a bunch of horseshit about Obama disparaging the American worker. I'm so tired of McCain's constant pandering. He never hesitates to verbally fellate his audience while offering little if any substance in regards to his candidacy. He's out of touch, and he's hoping to get votes by shameless and condesending ingratiation. I can't believe there are schmucks out there willing to vote for him.

Deacon Blue said...

While she's defending McCain's verbage, I'm sure he's admiring her least when he's not in one of his dementia-fueled fugue states.

pknaack1 said...

I was driving down the interstate on the way to work today when I saw a truck in front of me with a bumper sticker that said "change is coming / McCAIN&PALIN" and she was posing in a blue denim work shirt with rolled up cuffs showing her arm muscles just like those famous posters from WWII of women working in factories while their husbands were at war.

I was so disgusted I almost pulled a PIT maneuver on that pickup.

Then I remembered that since I'm spending so much money on gasoline because I live so far away from work because I can't sell my house because of the crappy housing market as a result of mcbush policies that I wouldn't be able to afford the resulting repairs on my car, so at the last second I talked myself out of it... but it was a close one.

(And just to take a cheap shot, she has one of the most annoying voices on TV. Even if she did say something intelligent I still couldn't stand to watch her without shoving sharp things through my eardrums. If you tied a prisoner's arms down, put one of her speeches on a loudspeaker on a loop and cranked the volume, the prisoner would demand waterboarding as a less torturous alternative.)

(Kinda like Suze Orman -- although at least she's smart. I love her show as long as I have mute and closed captioning...)

Anonymous said...

listen.. i have had enough of people attacking mccain and palin.. the fact is that they are the true leaders of tomorrow and actualy have a clue as to what is going on.. unlike barrack 'hussein im a marxist' obama.. if you are seriously basing your vote off of vocabulary then you shouldn't be voting.. i am voting based on what I feel the candidates can bring to this country..

and the choices I have are 'small town american working values' or a 'marxist communist lie-spouting liberal'

you make the choice

denesteak said...

By the way, Chez, have you heard about the rape kits controversy that has been going around the blogs, but has not made real waves?

Anonymous said...

Just in case there wasn't enough garbage out there...
Here's CNN.coms line up of "news as of right now.

Latest News

* GOP lawmakers blast bailout; Dems target Bush
* 7 U.S. soldiers die in Iraq copter crash
* Elephant helps with hurricane cleanup Video T-shirt
* Time: Could McCain's anti-pork effort backfire?
* Offside: Clinton backer goes for McCain Video
* Polls in 5 key states show McCain, Obama close
* Ticker: Palin's personal e-mail hacked
* Palin's glasses designer has eyes for Obama
* Engineer in train collision led 'lonely' life
* World's oldest man celebrates 113th birthday
* Rosenbergs' sons concede father was spy
* Nader talks to parrot, mulls panda suit Video T-shirt
* Stripper wells target energy crisis
* 'Grapevine,' 'War' hitmaker dies at 67
* WWII torpedo washes up on German beach
* Glass rains down from NYC building
* Missing tot's mother spurs protests Video
* Rescuers free 'miracle cat' from toilet Video T-shirt
* CNN Wire: Livni claims victory

Chez said...

Anon 1:36 --

So who turned the computer on for you and got you all hooked up with that thar' inn-ternet thing?

Go away, stupid.

Anonymous said...

One thing I heard about the interview is that she changed her story (shocking!!) regarding hesitation on the VP offer. She told Charles Gibson that she did not hesitate and she told Hannity that she did hesitate and then put it to a vote with her daughters.

I don't place the emphasis on being consistent on every little detail that the media does, but this is no minor detail. It gets at the heart whether or not she thinks she can handle the job.

Chez said...

Actually, what it tries to do is quell the critics -- especially within the base -- who've said that by making this run for the VP job, she's putting personal ambition above the needs of her family.

It's also bullshit.

Anonymous said...

You know, Andrew Sullivan took a lot of shit for going insane over the mysteries of Trig a few weeks ago. Remember all of the outrage at the thought that this Hockey Mom could lie?

A few weeks of lies later and I wonder if he was really so far off from a real story there. We've got ample proof now that she is willing to use her family in any way necessary for political purposes.

tania said...

'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means...'
The silly cow. But I guess we don't need her to tell us that McCain was talking complete bollocks. It would be funny if it wasn't scary.

Did anybody see that BBC 'science stuff the next president needs to know' show? It was ok for potted science, and they had good intentions. But it was rather ruined for me by the fact that the narrator (Helen McRory I think)consistently pronounced 'nuclear' as 'nucular'. Which was particularly noticeable when the next talking head pronounced it correctly! BBC: fail. Sorry guys....