Friday, September 26, 2008

Jack Cafferty Tells Us How He Really Feels About Sarah Palin

Brutal, absolutely brutal. I think it's safe to say that we've reached a tipping point.

Abandon Ship!!!!!

OK, when I first heard that McCain was suspending his campaign I sorted through the pros/cons and something didn't quite add up. The timing of the thing just didn't make any sense, sure his poll numbers were sliding and all that. But they weren't sliding that bad and suspending your campaign based on a 1-2 point erosion just struck me as too over the top - even for big mac. However, I did however, remember that Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric was running the same night.

I walked into the house and one of the first things I told my wife was that I was worried McCain was suspending his campaign to generate a massive smoke screen because of Palin. Obviously, they knew what that interview was going to contain and if it was going to be a major disaster then they would obviously want to head that off ahead of time. Of course, just a minor disaster wouldn't be cause to suspend an entire campaign. But a major, almost disqualifying disaster would be. And it appears that the Couric interviews are bordering on disqualifying her from holding national office. So he suspends the campaign and what is even more suspicious is that instead of flying straight to DC he went straight to Katie Couric to give an interview. That is damn near a smoking gun. Why go to Couric when you know that your VP pick is being interviewed that same night? It makes no sense unless your purpose was to bump your VP's interview from the headline to possibly second billing (or even completely drop the interview from the broadcast).

So, has it worked? It certainly has taken some of the focus off of Palin, but I'm pretty sure this story has legs. McCain has to see this, has to know that the meltdown is inevitable and probably knows that he's only left with stalling actions while he plays for more time. Eventually this thing's going to come to a head and I'm guessing it's going to be the debate with Biden. Should be a train wreck of epic proportions.

So via Balloon Juice, I saw this:

Breaking News from Big Eddie:
McCain Camp insiders say Palin “clueless”
Capitol Hill sources are telling me that senior McCain people are more than concerned about Palin. The campaign has held a mock debate and a mock press conference; both are being described as “disastrous.” One senior McCain aide was quoted as saying, “What are we going to do?” The McCain people want to move this first debate to some later, undetermined date, possibly never. People on the inside are saying the Alaska Governor is “clueless.”

Looks like McCain is staring down an out of control locomotive with Palin written across the front. How awesome this is, he made this pick for pure political gain and it's the political aspect of it is going to bring him down.

Update: The facade begins to crumble.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Palin: Bailout is about healthcare!

I'm speechless here. How can Biden compete against someone so utterly incoherent? This is going to be the equivalent of taking off your shoe and holding a serious debate with it. She is actually getting worse as time goes on. Of course the nutbags are going to say this is a brilliant example of the Chewbacca Defense, which has been described thusly:

"someone asserts his claim by saying something so patently nonsensical that the listener's brain shuts down completely."

Wookiees don't live on Endor, you must acquit!!

Holy Craptacular Meltdown

Again, not talking about the markets. I'm talking about the Palin-Couric interview.

The best way to describe this is to first forget everything you've ever known about disasters. Think bigger and bloodier. Let's imagine a plane crash. Then let's say a train comes along and crashes into the plane wreckage. Then look - here comes a semitrailer! It jacknifes and plows into the rubble. Then to finish things off, pick up the whole smoking mess and throw it into the Sarlacc Pit Monster's gaping maw. And there you have it folks, a potential Vice President of the United States.

Somebody Please Engineer A Bailout

Of course I'm not talking about the financial markets, but Sarah Palin. Can we please get a plan together to bail her out of this campaign? She is giving a whole new meaning to the word clueless.

Friday, September 19, 2008


gabriella, originally uploaded by blue wall.

that's my girl.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


  1. Fannie and Freddie meltdown? check.
  2. Afghanistan falling apart? Check.
  3. potential power scramble for North Korean leadership and control of nuclear arsenal? Check.
  4. new leadership in Pakistan, Special Forces actually operating in Pakistan? Check.
  5. Global energy and food crisis? Check.
The McCain campaign:
McCain's new ad? Sex education for kindergarten.
McCain's attack? "Lipstick on a pig" is sexist.  "stinky fish" is sexist.
Palin? "Let's make fun of community organizers! Those guys are gay!"

You cannot make this shit up.  These are serious times, and this asshole (representing half of the American electorate) is bringing absolutely NOTHING to the table.  No issues, no plans, just incredibly banal and vicious attacks with the sole purpose of dividing this country and picking up 50.1% of the pieces.  This is not a serious candidate.  I swear, this man would rather lose his honor and self-respect than lose a campaign.