I can’t stop

“On the Bailout”

Ultimately,
What the bailout does
Is help those who are concerned
About the health care reform
That is needed
To help shore up our economy,
Helping the—
It’s got to be all about job creation, too.

Shoring up our economy
And putting it back on the right track.
So health care reform
And reducing taxes
And reining in spending
Has got to accompany tax reductions
And tax relief for Americans.
And trade.

We’ve got to see trade
As opportunity
Not as a competitive, scary thing.
But one in five jobs
Being created in the trade sector today,
We’ve got to look at that
As more opportunity.
All those things.

If Sarah Palin had taken a run at the presidency, campaigned for the office last year or this year, would anyone have taken that seriously?

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25 Responses to “I can’t stop”


  1. 1 rose October 2, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Yes it’s truly insane. Tina Fey did not have to change a word in her skit. I think that particular part of the interview was actually verbatum.
    It really can’t get any worse than this interview.
    It’s like she did not know any history of the country and hadn’t even heard about any of the issues and now has to cram for the final exam.
    It all comes out as mush.

  2. 2 kateandgracie October 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Tonight should be good.

    PR = cop out.

    Brewers = need to win.

    Kate = I’m full from yummy Indian food from the cart outside my office.

  3. 3 Sara H October 2, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    I like their dal. But the guy was very careful to tell me those aren’t bugs, but cumin seeds. He must have had some complaints.

  4. 4 kateandgracie October 2, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Ha! That’s funny. He and I had a strange exchange about the tamarind sauce today — mostly because I was acting like a total weirdo who couldn’t get two words out of my mouth.

  5. 5 Kristin October 2, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Oh, I just love it in verse! Ha.

  6. 7 Sara H October 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I saw the bear thing too, and noticed that for some reason, the Biden bear’s button says “Obama-Biden,” but Palin’s says “Palin-McCain”??? Who’s running VTB?

  7. 8 kateandgracie October 2, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Biden’s bear is so much more boring, too. I mean, Palin’s gets a tiara and a hockey stick. Biden should be jealous.

  8. 9 kateandgracie October 2, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Sara, I just saw your WTF GR and it really made me laugh. Are you going to be able to fit in PR tonight? It must be discussed, peeps. Stop avoiding the issue — cop out!

  9. 10 Kristin October 2, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Cop out! With that attitude, Kenley should not be allowed in the Miss Wassilla pageant let alone PR! I did start to feel a tiny bit sorry for her at the end, but she should have gone.

    Talk tomorrow after the “great” debate!

  10. 11 rose October 2, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Right now the Palin bear is winning the debate.
    That is pretty funny about the name switcheroo with the pins.

  11. 12 Sara H October 2, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Oh dear. Palin is saying it nu-cu-lar. This is my biggest pet peeve. It’s nu-cle-ar. There is not one thing she could have done that would have made me associate her with Bush more.

  12. 13 Kristin October 3, 2008 at 9:23 am

    She said it many many times. Along with dogggone it, and gee and all sorts of things that were just plain weird.

  13. 14 kateandgracie October 3, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Doggone it was so funny.

    Biden got in such a zing with that “That’s what I call a bridge to nowhere!” That was snap-asaurus!

    And Sara, totally on the nuclear and Bush. I almost wondered if she was doing it on purpose, but can’t figure out the purpose in doing so.

  14. 15 Kristin October 3, 2008 at 10:16 am

    And please, someone tell me, what is with the Joe Sixpack? It’s not the first time she’s said it – she said it on the radio the other day. Do people really respond to something like that? What does it even mean? I can’t believe she didn’t mention pitbulls even once. She and Mac only have like two lines each, I thought for sure she’d pull it out…

    Bridge to Nowhere! I forgot about that until just now! Zing!

  15. 16 rose October 3, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Biden had a few great responses at the end of various categories. Her problem was she could not even attempt to rebuke him because she had nothing to say.
    I don’t know what the Joe Sixpack means.
    The other thing that reminds me of Bush (yes I also noticed the nucular pronunciation) was the smirking! Good lord…I can’t take much more of her winks and smirks and empty rhetoric!

  16. 17 kateandgracie October 3, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I thought Biden was trying to outsmile her, which is a very big challenge.

    What is with Biden’s eyes? Has he had plastic surgery? I can’t figure them out. Sometimes they seem totally closed and then they’ll pop open and turn up at the edges. Please explain.

  17. 18 Kristin October 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    He looks like your arch enemy – Great van Susteren!
    No?

  18. 19 Kristin October 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I meant Greta of course.

  19. 20 kateandgracie October 3, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    OMG — YES! You are completely right. Speaking of OMG, did I already tell this story? Ignore, if I have. But did anyone hear that Wait! Wait! Don’t tell me! episode a few weeks ago? I didn’t hear much of it, but at the very end the panel had to craft a fictional letter to Palin. The first ones weren’t that funny, but the last one was very. The guy said, in a over-the-top Russian accent,

    “To: Gov. Palin
    From: Russia.

    OMG! OMG! We see you too!”

    I laugh about it all the time.

  20. 21 Kristin October 3, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    That. Is. Hilarious.

    Did anyone see the piece on CNN or something where they went to the islands in Alaska from where you can see Russia and the people there haven’t even heard of Sarah Palin? I mean, they’re Alaskans, but they’re super native and they just don’t have much contact with the mainland, so some of them that they asked were like “Who’s she? The governor? No, I didn’t know.” But they can totally see Russia!

  21. 22 Sara H October 3, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Joe Sixpack? Bush? Busch? I’m not sure about this sixpack thing, I think of abs, not beer. Sixpack abs not belonging to the average Joe the way a case of bear does.

    I did watch PR last night also, Kate. I suppose it’s the same thing they did last year, but I agree, cop-out. Just boot Kenley already! I loved Jerell – he tried to be all nice and got teary saying he would take Korto and Leanne to Bryant Park, but when Kenley got cranky, he manned up and ran right over her. And the whole transformation took about 3 seconds.

    And really, all of them should have had way, way better dresses. If Chris March or Mr. Drapey from last season had been given that challenge….

  22. 23 rose October 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I totally heard that Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me episode! The best part was that he spelled out the OMG in the russian accent. It was perfect!

  23. 24 Sarayu October 6, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Ok, I know I’m late to join on this one but here I am now! I’m over Kenley too. I can’t believe she began the episode with her “I’m not talking to Leanne because I think she sabotaged me” attitude. She is ridiculous. The thing that makes me the most mad is that she was horrible to everyone, then she turned herself into some sort of victim by acting like it was their fault for turning against her.

    She’s an entitled brat who has no idea how to take responsibility for her childish antics. ’nuff said,

    As for Ms. Palin, not much more to say due to my tardiness, but I will add that I’m pretty sure Joe six pack refers to the average beer drinking man in America who she relates to so well.

    I also think the reason Biden’s smile is so intense is because of his teeth. I think they’ve been bonded or whitened or something along those lines.

  24. 25 Mary October 6, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I know that Biden had brain surgery for an aneurysm a while back. Perhaps that surgery altered his facial structure? Don’t know but maybe?????


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