Quote of the Night

Sarah Palin:

Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska, Palin answered: “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

Our very own Krista, in the comments, responds:

And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it?

Discuss.

*** Update ***

Runner-up quote of the night:

David Gregory is Paul Bunyan’s axe: A giant fucking tool.

Both have been added to the archives for the end of the year quote contest.






172 replies
  1. 1
    Stuck in the Fun House says:

    Obama/Krista for “O8”

    Our Krista would sweep the floor the Moose woman!

  2. 2
    jake says:

    And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it?

    Are you female?
    If yes
    then
    Are you a member of the GOP?
    If yes
    then
    yes.

    I don’t makes the rules, I just mock them.

  3. 3
    maryQ says:

    Krista,
    Can we be best friends? I really, really like you.

  4. 4
    Ninerdave says:

    If Krista doesn’t win the end of the year quote contest, it’s sexism. And she’s a POW.

  5. 5
    John S. says:

    If I don’t win it’s anti-semitism. And you don’t love Israel enough.

  6. 6
    Joshua Norton says:

    I can see airplanes from SFO out of my window. That must make me a pilot.

  7. 7
    BFR says:

    I can see airplanes from SFO out of my window. That must make me a pilot.

    No. It makes you a gay, terrorist-loving hippie.

  8. 8
    RandyH says:

    On Krista’s Alaska-Russia / Moon-Astronaut comment, watch this short video…

    From the video: “I saw a vagina once. Does that make me a gynecologist?” Narrator: “Congrats, Doctor!”

  9. 9
    Joe Max says:

    Oh. My. Gods.

    She looked clueless beyond my wildest dreams. Even the wingers are unimpressed. K-Lo has started whining already.

    Jumping Jeebus on toast. Palin wouldn’t last for two minutes of grilling by the likes of Rachel Maddow.

  10. 10
    Keith says:

    And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it?

    Some variation of that in the Biden-Palin debate would be the next generation of “You’re no Jack Kennedy”.

  11. 11
    Warren Terra says:

    My already long-shot Presidential hopes now rest on Krista being, as I think I recall, Canadian.

    … wait, there’s an end-of-the-year quote contest? Does this mean that my fundamental lack of wittiness will in some way be quantifiable?

  12. 12
    Delia says:

    I’m sorry but Krista is a Canadian. The best she gets is being a fucking expert on Alaska.

  13. 13
    myiq2xu says:

    Some variation of that in the Biden-Palin debate would be the next generation of “You’re no Jack Kennedy”.

    You do realize that the subject and not the speaker of that quote won the election?

  14. 14
    mannemalon says:

    Are National Security Republicans openly backing McCain/Palin?

  15. 15
    gbear says:

    When Sarah Palin looks at the moon, she thinks she’s Trisha Yearwood.

  16. 16
    Warren Terra says:

    Joe Max, you evil so-and-so, your comment about K-Lo got me to read that site. I may have to sue for compensation. The concentrated whininess of that circle-jerk they’ve got going on over there is truly impressive – except that I’m too busy feeling like an idiot for having marinated my eyeballs in it.

    Note to self: in future read The Corner with only one eye, in case it becomes necessary to escape by scratching out the eye that is reading the website.

  17. 17
    BFR says:

    Note to self: in future read The Corner with only one eye, in case it becomes necessary to escape by scratching out the eye that is reading the website.

    Yeah, totally not thoughtful to encourage readership of that site. You could have just said:

    Shorter Corner: “WAAAAHHHHHH!”

  18. 18
    flywheelgrinding says:

    New candidate:

    Jumping Jeebus on toast.

    Heh.

  19. 19
    rob! says:

    “Sarah Palin: Unsafe At Any Speed.”

  20. 20
    blogreeder says:

    What a wonderful interview. I can’t wait for the rest. It’s so refreshing after the bile written here. She showed poise. Had a lot of great answers. You realize that no matter what she said, it wouldn’t have changed anything here.

    Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska

    Now really, what kind of a question is that? I think she’s too nice to say, “Charlie, that is a stupid question.” Now what insight does Obama have living in Illinois? Or Biden, living in Delaware? I think she’ll handle Biden magnificently.

  21. 21
    AkaDad says:

    When Clinton and Obama did the ABC debate, the right leaning blogs were praising Gibson on the hard hitting questions about flag lapel pins and patriotism. Now they’re crying about how unfair Gibson was to Palin.

    Their tears sustain me.

  22. 22
    ThymeZone says:

    Omg, Krista, that astronaut crack is one of the best lines in the history of BJ.

    Kudos.

    I’m sorry but Krista is a Canadian. The best she gets is being a fucking expert on Alaska Greenland

    .

    Adjusted.

  23. 23
    Dan says:

    When the wise man points at the moon, Sarah Palin looks at the finger.

  24. 24
    tBone says:

    I’m sorry but Krista is a Canadian. The best she gets is being a fucking expert on Alaska.

    Don’t forget Poland Greenland! You can, like, totally see it from Canadia and stuff.

  25. 25
    blogreeder says:

    Now they’re crying about how unfair Gibson was to Palin.

    Prove it.

  26. 26
    tBone says:

    Goddamn it, TZ.

  27. 27
    tBone says:

    Now they’re crying about how unfair Gibson was to Palin.

    Prove it.

    Go away. You’re the most boring troll ever.

  28. 28
    AkaDad says:

    Prove it.

    I told you where to look. Pay attention.

  29. 29
    Martin says:

    Prove it.

    Oh, fuck, not this shit again…

  30. 30
    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it?

    What do you think we should do if the moon invades Georgia?

  31. 31
    Ninerdave says:

    ’m sorry but Krista is a Canadian. The best she gets is being a fucking expert on Alaska.

    She could be Governor. I mean she can see some part of the US, Canada boarders Alaska to the west, so she’s an expert on Alaskan affairs. She’s and expert of the US, the rest of Canada boarders the lower 48. No birth requirements for the State Top Brass.

    I think Krista, you have a shiny career ahead of you. Did you ever serve on the PTA?

  32. 32
    blogreeder says:

    I told you where to look. Pay attention.

    I don’t believe you looked in Right leaning blogs.

  33. 33
    Ninerdave says:

    blogreeder Says:

    Now they’re crying about how unfair Gibson was to Palin.

    Prove it.

    Prove my cock’s not in your mouth right now.

  34. 34
    pansypoo says:

    slip sliding to idiotocracy.

  35. 35
    blogreeder says:

    You’re the most boring troll ever.

    Thank you. Ever? Really, that is quite an honor coming from you.

  36. 36
    tBone says:

    I think Krista, you have a shiny career ahead of you. Did you ever serve on the PTA?

    And a follow-up question: which do you enjoy more, shooting moose on the ground or shooting wolves from airplanes?

  37. 37
  38. 38
    gandhi says:

    PALIN: When John McCain asked me to be his running mate, I didn’t blink, Charlie. I didn’t blink. I am ready to lead, Charlie.

    GIBSON: What do you think of the Bush Doctrine?

    PALIN: … (blinks) …

  39. 39
    blogreeder says:

    Boy, Ninerdave, you sure showed me, didn’t you? That was such a great come back. Obama should use it. Or better, Biden when he’s debating Palin!

  40. 40
  41. 41
    tBone says:

    Prove my cock’s not in your mouth right now.

    blogreeder Says:

    mmmphlrggmmhhhhphhh POW

  42. 42
    Ninerdave says:

    What do you think we should do if the moon invades Georgia?

    The moon supposedly has an American flag on it and is thusly an American patriot. An American patriot would never fail to defend a fledgeling Democracy, so it will send in Mars and Jupiter and probably Uranus (obligatory) to defeat the commies in battle.

    Or maybe you’re talking the state, in which case it’ll probably just attend a tent revival and bitch about how the liberals have trashed this country in the last 8 years.

  43. 43
    Art says:

    ABC has allegedly edited out of the Gibson interview Palin’s follow up response to the question about the Russians possibly invading Georgia.

    Palin responded “John McCain and I are not going to just standby and let those Rooskies take over Atlanta.”

  44. 44
    blogreeder says:

    Tbone and Ninerdave are so funny. Are those your professional names? I’ll look for you on the college circuits.

  45. 45
    monopole says:

    I just realized, my dad was once stationed on the forward base on the Bering Strait, literally in shouting distance of the Russian Base as an NCO. As a result, he trumps Palin on foreign policy and command experience.

  46. 46
    blogreeder says:

    The moon supposedly has an American flag

    Wow. You’re funny and a whacko too!

    You make fun of creationists here, but John, you’re associating with people who don’t believe we landed on the Moon?? How low have you fallen? Is this a truther site too?

  47. 47
    YellowJournalism says:

    Hey, Krista, there’s an election coming up. You thinking of going up against Stephen Harper?

  48. 48
    jrg says:

    You make fun of creationists here, but John, you’re associating with people who don’t believe we landed on the Moon?

    You just posted on the same blog, therefore you must also believe that we never landed on the moon. Your powerful right-wing logic intrigues me… I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    Speaking of morons: Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11 In Talk to Troops in Alaska

  49. 49
    blogreeder says:

    Akadad, I went to Powerline for you.

    One of the problems with this type of interview is that the reporter–here, Charlie Gibson–thinks he is “vetting” the candidate on behalf of the people.

    He wasn’t complaining about the questions being unfair. Where is unfair? So Akadad, where did you go?

  50. 50
    Richardson says:

    Putin looks at Alaska and sees the opportunity to return it to Mother Russia, but the mighty Alaska National Guard stands in his way.

  51. 51
    Kevin says:

    Wow. You’re funny and a whacko too!
    You make fun of creationists here, but John, you’re associating with people who don’t believe we landed on the Moon?? How low have you fallen? Is this a truther site too?

    The stupid, it burns, burns!

  52. 52
    Delia says:

    Oh, it’s our little pet fascist troll from last night. Of course he can’t comprehend that he’s a fascist. He’s been too well brainwashed. That’s why he’s so boring, actually.

    blogreeder Says:

    Well, she might not have successfully banned the books

    Here’s where your comprehension is lacking. What books did they list? None. The librarian was hired by a previous administration don’t ya know. Loyalty testing is what Palin was doing. It’s part of being an executive. You need to have people that will execute your decisions.
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:45 am

  53. 53
    blogreeder says:

    You just posted on the same blog

    Sorry, but the John I meant was John Cole. You might know him?
    And no, I don’t agree with ninerdave. ninerdave agrees with John. Ergo, John associates with moon landing deniers. See how simple logic is? You should try it.

  54. 54
    blogreeder says:

    Oh, it’s our little pet fascist troll from last night. Of course he can’t comprehend that he’s a fascist.

    A fascist? You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

  55. 55
    JGabriel says:

    Blogreeder:

    [Powerline] wasn’t complaining about the questions being unfair. Where is unfair?

    Powerline:

    * Finally, Gibson attempted a “gotcha” moment…

    * What’s happening here is that America’s least respected, least talented and least honorable interest group, our reporters and editors, are trying to ram their choice for President down our throats.

    Ahem.

    You were saying?

    .

  56. 56
    Delia says:

    blogreeder should be a lesson to us all. This is what happens when you defund public education and turn kids loose with FoxNews and a bunch of video games.

  57. 57
    Phil says:

    Since we’re bashing Palin for lacking foreign policy experience (a problem that is typical of ALL Governors, considering the nature of a Governor is to deal with STATE issues), can someone please let me know what exactly are Barack Obama’s foreign policy credentials?

    PS A speech in Berlin is not one of them.

  58. 58
    blogreeder says:

    The stupid, it burns, burns!

    You’re right. Ninerdave is stupid. I’m so glad you agree.

  59. 59
    Matt says:

    Keith 10:52, how about this:

    Governor, I served with Dan Quayle. I knew Dan Quayle. Dan Quayle was a friend of mine. Governor, you’re no Dan Quayle.

  60. 60
    TenguPhule says:

    blogreeder Says: Wit, Understand I do not.

    Corrected.

  61. 61
    Setz says:

    Sorry, but the John I meant was John Cole. You might know him?
    And no, I don’t agree with ninerdave. ninerdave agrees with John. Ergo, John associates with moon landing deniers. See how simple logic is? You should try it.

    Come on now, I believe that ninerdave was being snarky. Having read John when he was posting at RedState and sane (although I admit I read BJ to find the Dem talking points of the day anymore) I don’t think John’s that off the deepend. There’s a lot of liberal bullshit being pushed these days, you don’t need to “nutpick”. Think Obama’s attacks on Sarah.

  62. 62
    blogreeder says:

    JGabriel, Thanks! That’s exactly what I wanted. But, I still don’t read that as “unfair”, just “biased”.

  63. 63
    jrg says:

    Can someone please let me know what exactly are Barack Obama’s foreign policy credentials?

    We’ve been listening to Obama’s views on foreign policy for more than a year now. They are sensible, and in some cases, the Bush admin derided his foreign policy ideas before adopting them.

    As a voter, I feel comfortable with Obama’s foreign policy cred. I don’t feel comfortable with a VP (and likely McCain successor) who does not even know what the “Bush Doctrine” is. There are millions of Americans who are more knowledgeable in world events than both Palin and McCain.

    McCain, BTW, does not know the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, and believes that Czechoslovakia still exists.

  64. 64
    JGabriel says:

    I still don’t read that as “unfair”, just “biased”.

    I’m speechless.

    .

  65. 65
    Joe Max says:

    blogreeder Says:

    The librarian was hired by a previous administration don’t ya know. Loyalty testing is what Palin was doing. It’s part of being an executive. You need to have people that will execute your decisions.
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Oh ferfuckssake, this was a small Alaska town where everybody knows everybody else, the mayoral elections are non-partisan and the librarian, as with most small town civil servants like her, had been at her job through multiple “administrations”. She got herself elected by whomping up a good ol’ fashioned culture war campaigning on god, guns and abortion. Palin turned her own townspeople on each other, both before and after she was elected, for her political ambition.

    Hell, why am I bothering to feed the troll anyway?

  66. 66
    Warren Terra says:

    Tbone, I for one am all for shooting wolves from airplanes. Heaven knows if I’m ever on a plane that has a wolf infestation, I’ll desperately want to shoot the wolves from the plane. Preferably at some caribou, to preserve the natural order.

    P.S. I don’t know which is funnier: the notion that Charlie Gibson is some kool-aid-drinking Obama fan out to fix Palin (is that why the McCain folks chose him then?), or the notion that asking someone who wants to lead the country where they stand on the Bush doctrine is some sort of obscure Gotcha question. I mean, implementation of the doctrine just got us mired in Iraq, so it’s not like it matters or anything.

  67. 67
    Delia says:

    Since we’re bashing Palin for lacking foreign policy experience (a problem that is typical of ALL Governors, considering the nature of a Governor is to deal with STATE issues), can someone please let me know what exactly are Barack Obama’s foreign policy credentials?

    Well, Phil, there are these things called books and some of them are about foreign affairs. I’ve read a few of them myself and I’m not even running for public office. I would expect that a person who had ambitions for national office would read some of these books and even consult with foreign policy expects well ahead of the time when she or he decided to take the plunge into the fray of national politics. This allows one to avoid the embarrassment of saying stupid things, such as, you know about Russian affairs because you can see the shoreline on a clear day, or staring blankly when asked about the Bush Doctrine and then winging it like a college freshman who didn’t study for her poly sci test and is now making up answers as she goes along. If she had, in fact, been studying up for a couple of years because she had national ambitions, she could have said, “Well, Charlie, it’s true I’m a governor of a small state, but I have followed the important national issues of the day . . . .” and gone on to prove it. We wouldn’t have had to agree with her, but she could have proved she wasn’t a fraud.

  68. 68
    blogreeder says:

    I’m speechless.

    No, Powerline is saying the same thing you guys say about Fox News. It’s about bias.

  69. 69
    Phil says:

    PSS And just for the record, Palin did fine. In the denizens of Daily Kos or Andrew Sullivan’s blog, they’re close to board certified bat shit crazy about her at this point. And yet she keeps kicking their ass.

    She’s not Zbigniew Brzezinski or Henry Kissinger, but she’s not pretending to be. As with most VP candidates, she’s expected to generally agree with the person at the top of the ticket on matters of foreign policy.

    And so she does.

    I’m not sure why Sarah Palin drives you guys so crazy, but I must admit it’s very amusing to watch.

  70. 70
    blogreeder says:

    or the notion that asking someone who wants to lead the country where they stand on the Bush doctrine is some sort of obscure Gotcha question.

    Wait, wait, I just realized something. You guys are talking UP the Bush Doctrine. Glory Days, there is hope for this blog.

  71. 71
    Delia says:

    Oh, and I forgot to add: Barack Obama studies these book things, and consults with these foreign policy experts, and he learns things. So he knows things. And he doesn’t stare blankly into space when someone asks him a foreign policy question. He has a solid answer. Because he’s been thinking about these things for a good many years now.

  72. 72
    Martin says:

    P.S. I don’t know which is funnier: the notion that Charlie Gibson is some kool-aid-drinking Obama fan out to fix Palin (is that why the McCain folks chose him then?)

    Those folks are beyond help. Here, read…

  73. 73
    blogreeder says:

    I’m not sure why Sarah Palin drives you guys so crazy, but I must admit it’s very amusing to watch.

    I agree, that’s why I come here.
    What was Balloon-juice’s first post after finding out about the Palin pick for VP? How do I find it?

  74. 74
    Phil says:

    Well, Phil, there are these things called books and some of them are about foreign affairs. I’ve read a few of them myself and I’m not even running for public office. I would expect that a person who had ambitions for national office would read some of these books and even consult with foreign policy expects well ahead of the time when she or he decided to take the plunge into the fray of national politics.

    Um, he read a book so now he’s a foreign policy guru? Isn’t this just as laughable as saying Palin knows foreign policy because she can see Russia from her state?

    I read books on foreign policy – I highly recommend the J Curve by Ian Bremmer for an apolitical book.

    Reading it didn’t make me a foreign policy guru, and I don’t pretend it does.

  75. 75
    JGabriel says:

    Phil:

    [Palin]’s not Zbigniew Brzezinski or Henry Kissinger, but she’s not pretending to be.

    Why not? She’s pretending to be everything else.

    .

  76. 76
    The Raven says:

    Y’know, I don’t think you can see Russia from Alaska, unless you count the Komandorski Islands. Any far-flying crows who know?

  77. 77
    blogreeder says:

    He has a solid answer.

    That wouldn’t be a scripted answer, would it?
    The problem with Obama, for me, is that he’s like Dukakis or Kerry. He’s so boring when he drones on and on. I don’t like McCain’s responses either.

  78. 78
    Delia says:

    I’m not sure why Sarah Palin drives you guys so crazy, but I must admit it’s very amusing to watch.

    I’m glad you’re so easily amused, Phil, and I hope you get a lot of fun out of it while you can. What’s driving people like Sully, Kos, Cole, and many of us crasy is that a once-respectable political party has sunk so low that it’s eager to nominate a person who is so manifestly unequipped for the office and unable to carry out the duties should she actually become President. It shows that they regard the whole election process as a farce. Sort of analogous to when the Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a Senator. It also means that if the policies Palin seems to advocate were actually carried out, the lifestyle I presume you enjoy would pretty quickly disappear. So do have fun, and run up those credit cards.

  79. 79
    ninerdave says:

    I agree, that’s why I come here.
    What was Balloon-juice’s first post after finding out about the Palin pick for VP? How do I find it?

    You can’t figure out how to use, the SEARCH box on the front of the website?

    How do you locate the keys on your keyboard?

  80. 80
    Kevin says:

    blogreeder Says:

    You’re right. Ninerdave is stupid. I’m so glad you agree.

    Reading comprehension FTL. I was talking about you, nubcakes.

    I’m just thankful that your brand of stupidity isn’t contagious.

  81. 81
    handy says:

    I can’t speak for anyone else Phil but for myself it’s the whole “insulting one’s intelligence” thing. Also, the words craven, cynical and cheap seem to come to mind when I ponder this VP pick. But that’s just me.

  82. 82
    Chruch-lady says:

    Hey, fun fact: Alaska is further away from Moscow than Washington, DC. is.

  83. 83
    ninerdave says:

    blogreeder Says:

    He has a solid answer.

    That wouldn’t be a scripted answer, would it?
    The problem with Obama, for me, is that he’s like Dukakis or Kerry. He’s so boring when he drones on and on. I don’t like McCain’s responses either.
    September 12th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    read: Gimme HAWT MILF ACTION!!!! I’ve never been laid in my life!!! I love being able to masturbate looking at my favorite VP!!! w00t!!!

  84. 84
    Phil says:

    And while Palin’s foreign policy credentials may be lacking, her energy policy credentials are pretty much second to no one in this country among all politicians – who generally babble about it but don’t know shit about the topic.
    Witness the ethanol subsidy disaster.

    Meanwhile, Palin oversaw the construction of a multi-billion natural gas pipeline from Alaska through Canada into the US. If there is a politician who knows about energy issues in America, it is the Governor of Alaska who oversaw the Energy Commission in her state.

    If you don’t think energy issues are going to be HUGE in this campaign, then you simply aren’t paying attention.

    And I liked that Palin remarked on an often taboo subject in politics – that energy issues and foreign policy are often linked. Ridiculous? Then why is Russia trying to take over small countries that have gas pipelines running through them to the sea? Why is Russia suddenly trying to claim territory in the Arctic that is known to be flush with energy?

    Because Russia is playing a little board game some of us know as Risk, except this time it’s real life kiddies.

  85. 85
    Kevin says:

    I agree, that’s why I come here.
    What was Balloon-juice’s first post after finding out about the Palin pick for VP? How do I find it?

    You can’t figure out how to use, the SEARCH box on the front of the website?

    How do you locate the keys on your keyboard?

    Blogreeder thinks he’s a wit, and he’s half-right.

  86. 86
    blogreeder says:

    As a voter, I feel comfortable with Obama’s foreign policy cred. I don’t feel comfortable with a VP (and likely McCain successor) who does not even know what the “Bush Doctrine” is. There are millions of Americans who are more knowledgeable in world events than both Palin and McCain.

    Oh brother! You know, you’re wrong. Charlie Gibson explained the Bush Doctrine to Sarah and so now she knows. She knows now. So I bet if she were asked the question again she would answer it better.

    She did fine with her answers.

  87. 87
    Kevin says:

    Meanwhile, Palin oversaw the construction of a multi-billion natural gas pipeline from Alaska through Canada into the US. If there is a politician who knows about energy issues in America, it is the Governor of Alaska who oversaw the Energy Commission in her state.

    LOL, wut? that “pipeline” has not been built, and will not be built within the next ten years, if it is ever built at all.

  88. 88
    handy says:

    Then why is Russia trying to take over small countries that have gas pipelines running through them to the sea? Why is Russia suddenly trying to claim territory in the Arctic that is known to be flush with energy?

    Gee I dunno, maybe they’re playing Follow the Leader on that whole “invade countries for their oil” we modeled so well this decade.

    Because Russia is playing a little board game some of us know as Risk, except this time it’s real life kiddies.

    You ain’t kidding. God help us all.

  89. 89
    Kevin says:

    Oh brother! You know, you’re wrong. Charlie Gibson explained the Bush Doctrine to Sarah and so now she knows. She knows now. So I bet if she were asked the question again she would answer it better.

    Who is pretending to be this troglodyte?

  90. 90
    ninerdave says:

    Oh brother! You know, you’re wrong. Charlie Gibson explained the Bush Doctrine to Sarah and so now she knows. She knows now. So I bet if she were asked the question again she would answer it better.

    Help me ObDougJ…you’re my only hope!!

    Although I am curious to see if I can keep this douche around for 50+ posts

  91. 91
    JGabriel says:

    Phil:

    Palin oversaw the construction of a multi-billion natural gas pipeline from Alaska through Canada into the US.

    Phil, that pipeline isn’t, you know, actually built yet.

    And it doesn’t go into the US, but dead-ends in the tar-pits of Alberta.

    And it’s not expected to be built for 15-20 years – if ever, since there’s a lot of resistence to spending so much money on a pipeline that doesn’t actually make it to the US in the first place.

    .

  92. 92
    blogreeder says:

    You can’t figure out how to use, the SEARCH box on the front of the website?

    You mean all I have to do is put in “WHAT IS THE FIRST POST ABOUT SARAH PALIN” in the little search box and it will show me?? Let me try…
    I get a post entitled “AN HONEST QUESTION” dated September 2, 2008. I don’t think that was the first post because I think she was chosen on August 29 th.

  93. 93
    jrg says:

    I’m not sure why Sarah Palin drives you guys so crazy, but I must admit it’s very amusing to watch.

    Seriously?

    Until today, Palin has given nothing but canned speeches since she was announced as VP pick. In her first interview, she bombed on very basic questions about foreign policy. Her only contribution to this campaign has been fake indignation over sexism, and meaningless distractions involving her family.

    I really hope we are amusing you, because voters like you are a reason this country is in the trouble it is. Laugh it up, seriously.

    The future of this country is more important than reality T.V. Palin has shown no substance. None. She is a vapid, transparent political ploy that is unfit to lead.

    Despite the GOP’s incessant clamoring about terrorism and national security, the Palin pick proves (once again) that Republicans don’t care about small government, responsible government, or national security.

  94. 94
    blogreeder says:

    Although I am curious to see if I can keep this douche around for 50+ posts

    You’re on. That’s one.

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    JGabriel says:

    Blogreeder:

    You know, you’re wrong. Charlie Gibson explained the Bush Doctrine to Sarah and so now she knows. She knows now. So I bet if she were asked the question again she would answer it better.

    This must be a parody.

    No one can be simultaneously this stupid and and have largely correct spelling.

    .

  96. 96
    Maine Owl says:

    Bangor is about the same flying distance to Moscow as Anchorage (4400 miles). I guess that makes me a fucking expert too.

  97. 97
    TenguPhule says:

    Because Russia is playing a little board game some of us know as Risk, except this time it’s real life kiddies.

    People who talk about the World in terms of the game of Risk should not talk about the real life they don’t have.

  98. 98
    handy says:

    Phil, that pipeline isn’t, you know, actually built yet.

    And it doesn’t go into the US, but dead-ends in the tar-pits of Alberta.

    And it’s not expected to be built for 15-20 years – if ever, since there’s a lot of resistence to spending so much money on a pipeline that doesn’t actually make it to the US in the first place.

    You’re so sexist…

  99. 99
    blogreeder says:

    The future of this country is more important than reality T.V.

    You guys are really funny when you get uppity about “I care about the future of this country” and then you back a stuffed shirt like Obama.

  100. 100
    Phil says:

    The future of this country is more important than reality T.V. lame marketing slogans. Palin Obama has shown no substance. None. She He is a vapid, transparent political ploy that is unfit to lead.

    Despite the GOP’s Democrat’s incessant clamoring about terrorism and national security, the Palin Obama pick proves (once again) that Republicans Democrats don’t care about small government, responsible government, or national security.

    That only took a couple strike-throughs.

  101. 101
    TenguPhule says:

    blogreeder Says: I support two fucking nuts who have hardons for starting WW III.

    Translated.

  102. 102
    Kevin says:

    You guys are really funny when you get uppity about “I care about the future of this country” and then you back a stuffed shirt like Obama.

    C’mon, who is this? There’s no way this one is real; he’d need a crash helmet getting out of bed.

  103. 103
    blogreeder says:

    …and have largely correct spelling.

    There’s a spell checker in this reply box. It’s a god send too. I know how you guys are picky about spelling. and punctuation.

  104. 104
    Kevin says:

    Phil the Parrot Says:

    SQUAWK!

    That looks better.

  105. 105
    TenguPhule says:

    Phil Says: I support drilling because we can drill our way out of wasting gasoline. I support bombing other countries to freedom. I support fucking up the economy with tax cuts for the rich and socializing the fuckups. I am pro-rape births and anti-environment. I also put my full trust in people who lie to my face when even my fellow GOP members are throwing their hands up in disgust.

    Translated.

  106. 106
    blogreeder says:

    People who talk about the World in terms of the game of Risk

    Hey! Don’t disrespect Risk. That’s how a lot of kids learned geography.

  107. 107
    Kevin says:

    Hey! Don’t disrespect Risk. That’s how a lot of kids learned geography.

    How unfortunate for them.

  108. 108
    Beej says:

    blogreeder,

    Oh my, oh my, here we go again. It was all the fault of the nasty “liberal” media, was it? Do you even know where the “blame the liberal media” strategy originated? With Richard Nixon. In the mid to late 60’s a poll of intended voting patterns showed that more media figures intended to vote Democratic than Republican and that the gap was larger than in the electorate at large. And thus was born the “liberal” media canard. Well, it’s nearly 40 years later, most of those media figures (Kronkite, Sevaried, Rather, Donaldson, Brinkley, etc.) are long gone. How long has it been since you’ve seen a poll about the voting choices of media figures? Gotta say I haven’t seen one in at least 30 years. All of the media is now corporate owned, and we all know how much giant corporations love those Democrats. (That last sentence was snark, in case you didn’t catch it.) The media today is conservative, not liberal. Hasn’t been liberal since Reagan. And I remember Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolous spending nearly an hour quizzing Obama about flag pins and putting his hand over his heart, and other such critically significant issues when they moderated the debate with Clinton. Charlie Gibson is no liberal. So if the questions he asked put Palin on the hot seat, maybe it’s because she’s been getting away with a whole lot of prevaricating and he called her on it. Hate to break this to you, but that is what journalists are supposed to do. I understand that you don’t know that because you have never been exposed to actual journalists. Watching Fox tends to make one believe that it is the job of the media to fluff the right wing at all times, but then, Fox newsreaders aren’t actually journalists are they? See, there’s a reason freedom of the press is guaranteed in the 1st amendment. The founding fathers saw the press as a counterweight to the power of government. Adversaries in other words. Glad to hear Gibson finally found some cojones. It’s about time someone from the MSM did.

  109. 109
    Kevin says:

    Beej Says:

    Beej, what you said is absolutely correct. You are, however, wasting it on an eejit like blogreeder, whether it is real or not.

  110. 110
    Brachiator says:

    Phil Says:

    And while Palin’s foreign policy credentials may be lacking, her energy policy credentials are pretty much second to no one in this country among all politicians – who generally babble about it but don’t know shit about the topic.

    Interesting that you concede the point about Palin’s lack of foreign policy credentials after pointlessly disputing with other posters here about it.

    But the larger point is that, based on her canned responses to Gibson’s questions, she doesn’t have any foreign policy knowledge. She obviously has never even thought much about foreign policy issues. Now, this might be mildly amusing if she simply said that she knew nothing about foreign policy and let it go, but the McCain team has been trying to argue that her knowledge is sufficient to be VP. It is decidedly odd for the GOP or GOP voters to talk up the importance of the war on terror and then simultaneously declare that their VP doesn’t have to know anything about foreign policy.

    And based on her performance, even the claim that she is a fast learner is a lie.

    Witness the ethanol subsidy disaster.

    Did Palin indicate any expertise or even awareness of this issue?

    Meanwhile, Palin oversaw the construction of a multi-billion natural gas pipeline from Alaska through Canada into the US.

    Your statement here is categorically false.

    And I liked that Palin remarked on an often taboo subject in politics – that energy issues and foreign policy are often linked. Ridiculous? Then why is Russia trying to take over small countries that have gas pipelines running through them to the sea?

    Which countries are these? Certainly not any of the countries at the heart of the Georgia/Russia crisis.

  111. 111
    The Raven says:

    Actually, Big Diomede Island, in the Bering Strait, is a Russian possession, and within sight of Little Diomede Island, a US possession. The Islands are something like 1,000 miles from Anchorage, and probably even further from any significant place in Russia.

    Whatever else Palin is, she’s really good at deceptions.

    “Um, he read a book so now he’s a foreign policy guru?”

    Obama’s undergraduate degree is in Political Science. He’s probably read more about the subject than most of us have read, total, in the past year.

    Caw!

  112. 112
    handy says:

    Actually, Big Diomede Island, in the Bering Strait, is a Russian possession, and within sight of Little Diomede Island, a US possession. The Islands are something like 1,000 miles from Anchorage, and probably even further from any significant place in Russia.

    Whatever else Palin is, she’s really good at deceptions.

    “Um, he read a book so now he’s a foreign policy guru?”

    Obama’s undergraduate degree is in Political Science. He’s probably read more about the subject than most of us have read, total, in the past year.

    Caw!

    Speaking of which, does anybody know how I can delete all these damned DS_STORE files this Mac user vomitted all over my Windows shares? Windows won’t let me. Sh*t is really pissing me off.

  113. 113
    Kevin says:

    Actually, Big Diomede Island, in the Bering Strait, is a Russian possession, and within sight of Little Diomede Island, a US possession. The Islands are something like 1,000 miles from Anchorage, and probably even further from any significant place in Russia.

    Little Diomede doesn’t have an executive airstrip, so I seriously doubt Palin has been there.

    Here are pictures of that godforsaken place.

  114. 114
    jrg says:

    That only took a couple strike-throughs.

    Obama has articulated his positions clearly and repeatedly. He has shown a great deal of common sense.

    I’m not going to repeat all his arguments here, use Google.

    Palin is a joke. Do you really think she can handle a press conference? She has shown us nothing at all, yet Republicans accept her blindly.

    If you think it’s cute and funny that putting a religious fundamentalist (that we know almost nothing about) to be McCain’s successor because it pisses liberals off, you really need to do some thinking about what will happen if you vote her into office.

  115. 115
    Kevin says:

    Speaking of which, does anybody know how I can delete all these damned DS_STORE files this Mac user vomitted all over my Windows shares? Windows won’t let me. Sh*t is really pissing me off.

    Get the Mac user to do it, or figure out how permissions work.

  116. 116
    blogreeder says:

    Beej,

    The media today is conservative, not liberal.

    I do disagree with you there. But really, I only complained about 1 question. This:

    Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska,

    It’s an unanswerable question. To answer it, she would have had to buy in to the premise that living in Alaska gives her some kind of secret insight. I don’t think She ever said that. It’s like the question “Does your mother know you’re stupid?” If you answer it NO or YES you’d be buying in to the premise.

  117. 117
    Kevin says:

    If you think it’s cute and funny that putting a religious fundamentalist (that we know almost nothing about) to be McCain’s successor because it pisses liberals off, you really need to do some thinking about what will happen if you vote her into office.

    The Internet wingnuts, and the Republican base (i.e. religious nutjobs) don’t care about any of that. They have different motivations; the wingnuts think that pissing off liberals is a governing strategy, and the religious nutjobs want to provoke armageddon. Both of them see something they like in this Palin lunatic.

  118. 118
    blogreeder says:

    Little Diomede doesn’t have an executive airstrip, so I seriously doubt Palin has been there.

    Prove it. :)

  119. 119
    handy says:

    Blogreeder, that’s the premise the Repubs want everyone else to buy into! Your sophistry is beyond amusing.

    Get the Mac user to do it, or figure out how permissions work.

    Yeah, thanks. I think I got it figured out finally. Damn that (l)user messin’ up my junk like that, though.

  120. 120
    mannemalon says:

    I’m not sure why Sarah Palin drives you guys so crazy, but I must admit it’s very amusing to watch.

    These dumbass ratfucks can’t even distinguish the difference between the fear for the safety of our country and being oh-so-afraid of her political presence(yawn).

    She’s a fucking mess. Anyone can see that this woman is clearly in over her head. Take her word for it. She’s a small town mayor hockey mom. She’s not ready for the bigs. She’s Kwame Brown on the Wizards at this point. She even came out and had a big 20 rebound game her first game out. Watch where it goes from here now.

    Shit is clear as day. The only possible worry is the fact that our news media is so breath-takingly dumb, it’s feasible that since the election is so close, that something crazy could happen in all this hoopla, but it’s unlikely. In fact, it’s already looking like it’s starting to unravel.

    Like Kwame Brown, she could’ve probably been something if she sat the bench and was groomed for a while. Thankfully for us, one less nutjob kook Republican will have her name damaged for being a corrupt, psycho, dumb as rocks liar.

  121. 121
    Kevin says:

    Prove it.

    Ahem

    Did you not look at the pictures of Little Diomede?

    The place is accessible by boat only.

  122. 122
    blogreeder says:

    that’s the premise the Repubs want everyone else to buy into!

    I don’t think Palin ever said it. Sure, it might have come from McCain. My point being that Palin didn’t say it.

  123. 123
    blogreeder says:

    Did you not look at the pictures of Little Diomede?

    Not before you posted them. Sure does look desolate.

  124. 124
    Glocksman says:

    gbear Says:

    When Sarah Palin looks at the moon, she thinks she’s Trisha Yearwood.

    Just like Sarah Palin, ‘no-talent Trisha’ is repeating words that aren’t hers. :p
    The songwriter was Matraca Berg, who recorded the song herself for her 1990 album ‘Lying to the Moon’.

    If you can find a copy (it’s long out of print), it’ll be well worth a listen.

  125. 125
    Kevin says:

    Not before you posted them. Sure does look desolate.

    I posted the link before you made your smart-assed remark.

  126. 126
    blogreeder says:

    These dumbass ratfucks can’t even distinguish the difference between the fear for the safety of our country and being oh-so-afraid of her political presence(yawn).

    Here it is again. Fear about the safety of our country.
    Watch it on that high horse you’re riding, you might fall. Admit it, you guys decided she was “mess” the nano-second after the announcement.

  127. 127
    blogreeder says:

    I posted the link before you made your smart-assed remark.

    That wasn’t a smart-assed remark. The emoticon neutralized it. Don’t be so thin skinned.

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    corporal waldo says:

    Blogreeder is one of those people that assume intransigent stupidity as a mantle against all logic.

    E.g. Sarah the patsy Judas goat believes in abstinence only sex-education. StpJg’s daughter is 17, unmarried and pregnant. StpJg is ready to lead the nation on moral issues
    .
    StpJg is already embroiled in an abuse of authority furore and won’t release emails documenting her involvement. StpJg is ready to be VP

    The MSM has a documented history of sliming democrats and being a megaphone for any republican talking point, no matter how ridiculous. The Media hates StpJg.

    Blogreeder, this: http://www.dailyhowler.com/index.shtml is the place to go for all your media needs. If you’re honest as you are persistent, go there, do some research. Then vote the Democratic ticket.

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    The Raven says:

    Oh, btw, satellite image of the Diomedes Islands. Not much on either one. Zoom out and watch the scale bar for some sense of how isolated these places are.

  130. 130
    mannemalon says:

    Here it is again. Fear about the safety of our country.

    And?

    It’s horrifyingly clear that that’s not a concern for people of your ilk. You gave us Bush for the last 8 years. We’re now in 2 wars. Economy is crumbling. Military spread thin. And now you want to give us someone who will probably make us yearn for the person that delivered that bag of goodies.

    If it ever was in doubt, it isn’t anymore. Your people don’t care about our country. We do. We’ll continue to flip out about it till someone wakes us up from this fucking tragic comedy that started two weeks ago.

    But don’t get it twisted. This light weight, peter principled hockey mom isn’t scary for any other reason that the election’s apparently close in the polls, and since the election is close in the number of days, the possibility exists that she could actually be sworn in. No one’s scared of her political acumen. Sorry. She isn’t the female Obama, as your people have tried to suggest. Maybe the bizarro Obama, in that she personifies all the frames your people tried to level against him for the past year. Which adds a whole nother layer of irony to this thing.

  131. 131
    Brachiator says:

    blogreeder Says:

    Watch it on that high horse you’re riding, you might fall. Admit it, you guys decided she was “mess” the nano-second after the announcement.

    Not true at all. Didn’t know her or anything about her, so I reserved judgment. Never even posted anything, anywhere, anytime about her children, particularly her daughter’s pregnancy. Didn’t work up a sweat that she was a hunter (hunting is part of my family background, with women being particularly crack shots).

    Certainly did not fall into the knee-jerk “I don’t know anything about her, but she is a Christian and therefore the most wonderful-est VP choice ever” nonsense that felled GOP wingnuts.

    Quite simply, her public record, the strong evidence of a vindictive streak when it comes to firing people, and her abysmal performance in the soft Charlie Gibson interviews demonstrates to my satisfaction that Palin is simply, absolutely, and undeniably not qualified to be VP. She is a worse choice than Dubya’s selection of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court. She is a worse choice than Dubya’s selection of Brownie to head FEMA.

    Equally important, that McCain selected such a nonentity and has tried to hide her total lack of credentials from the citizens demonstrates a cynicism and lack of judgment that renders McCain unfit to be considered for the presidency.

  132. 132
    The Raven says:

    Admit it, you guys decided she was “mess” the nano-second after the announcement.

    No. At first, I thought she was kind of cool. Then I took a closer look and, wow, decided she was big trouble. She is a poorly-educated charismatic fanatic. Some of the most destructive people in history have been such. Thanks, Republicans.

  133. 133
    Marshall says:

    I wonder if Sarah Palin has ever been to Little Diomede Island. That is the only place in Alaska where you can actually see “Russia” (Big Diomede Island). It is not exactly a tourist hot spot, and it is about 600+ miles from where she lives.

    I bet $ 20 she has never actually seen it.

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    BARACK OBAMA: “In a conference call with reporters, Obama said Clinton would continue the “Bush doctrine” of only speaking to leaders of rogue nations if they first meet conditions laid out by the United States.”

    Looks like Barack doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is either!

    http://cesspoolofhumanity.blogspot.
    com/

  135. 135
    bwaage says:

    Here’s a challenge: What could she have said, within the realm of possibility, that would’ve been worse than saying “yeah, we may have to go to war with Russia over Georgia”? I just can’t get beyond the fact that they probably wanted to put her out there with the goal being not to fuck up badly and embarrass the campaign, and then this is the very first thing the networks get to run with from it. Awesome.

  136. 136
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    Tbone, I for one am all for shooting wolves from airplanes. Heaven knows if I’m ever on a plane that has a wolf infestation, I’ll desperately want to shoot the wolves from the plane. Preferably at some caribou, to preserve the natural order.

    Kind of like Mayor Adam West and his cat-launcher? :)

    Freeper Phil the Parrot Says:

    SQUAWK!

    Improved. ;)

    I see blogreeder borgreefer is performing again tonight. No tips from me though, I don’t reward lousy performances.

  137. 137

    What could she have said, within the realm of possibility, that would’ve been worse than saying “yeah, we may have to go to war with Russia over Georgia”?

    “…and with China as well, because … well, because they are boodists.”

    Am I right in noticing that bogroofies only ever seems to comment on one thread at a time? Perhaps he finds reading more than one web page at a time a little challenging…

  138. 138
    Steve J. says:

    Admit it, you guys decided she was “mess” the nano-second after the announcement.

    I didn’t simply because I didn’t know anything about her.

  139. 139
    Marshall says:

    Back in the Cold War days there used to be occasional articles about the Diomede Islands. IIRC ours has a few dozen Inuits living on it, while theirs had maybe a couple of 100 plus (in the Soviet days) some border guards. Back then, intercourse between the islands (which are routinely joined by ice in winter) was strictly forbidden, but it’s not like you’re going to gain any insight into Vladimir Putin’s soul or anything else about Russia even if you did hang out there.

  140. 140
    Marshall says:

    I’m sorry but Krista is a Canadian. The best she gets is being a fucking expert on Alaska.

    Wrong ! She is also clearly an expert on France, because of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Islands !

  141. 141
    Marshall says:

    What do you think we should do if the moon invades Georgia?

    As a native Georgian, I know that Georgia used to include what are now the break-away States of Alabama and Mississippi, and part of the original grant extended to California.

    So, to give the Moon a bloody nose, Georgian troops would be sent to occupy Birmingham and Vicksburg. We have no territorial designs on California at this time.

  142. 142
    me says:

    Here’s where your comprehension is lacking. What books did they list? None. The librarian was hired by a previous administration don’t ya know. Loyalty testing is what Palin was doing. It’s part of being an executive. You need to have people that will execute your decisions.
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Rather than, say, respect the rule of law or be the most competent person for the job? Thanks for explaining why the Republican administration is so screwed up. I guess you won’t be voting for more of the same, then?

  143. 143
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    Am I right in noticing that bogroofies only ever seems to comment on one thread at a time? Perhaps he finds reading more than one web page at a time a little challenging…

    Why yes you are! No, borgreefer has not discovered the wonders of tabbed browsing or multitasking but they did find the spell checker!

  144. 144
    liberal says:

    brachiator wrote,

    But the larger point is that, based on her canned responses to Gibson’s questions, she doesn’t have any foreign policy knowledge.

    Exactly.

  145. 145
    liberal says:

    blogreeder wrote,

    It’s an unanswerable question. To answer it, she would have had to buy in to the premise that living in Alaska gives her some kind of secret insight. I don’t think She ever said that.

    The McCain campaign certainly did.

  146. 146
    liberal says:

    blogreeder wrote,

    I don’t think Palin ever said it. Sure, it might have come from McCain. My point being that Palin didn’t say it.

    And the fact that McCain himself said it isn’t relevant because…?

  147. 147
    PeterJ says:

    And the fact that McCain himself said it isn’t relevant because…?

    Shut Up! That’s Why.

  148. 148
    liberal says:

    blogreeder wrote,

    It’s an unanswerable question. To answer it, she would have had to buy in to the premise that living in Alaska gives her some kind of secret insight.

    LOL!

    You mean, she couldn’t answer the question directly, then segue into a more general comment about her foreign policy knowledge?

  149. 149
    Krista says:

    YellowJournalism Says:

    Hey, Krista, there’s an election coming up. You thinking of going up against Stephen Harper?

    No way. My past is much too scandalous for me to ever consider public office.

    But really, what’s a girl supposed to do when the Swedish Navy is in town? (Wait, does that count as foreign policy experience?)

  150. 150
    djork says:

    What do you think we should do if the moon invades Georgia?

    When you get caught, between the moon and Tbilisi;
    I know it’s crazy, but it’s true….

    Apologies to Christopher Cross

  151. 151
    Krista says:

    On ABC’s “World News Tonight,” none other than John McCain became the latest Republican to make the connection.

    GIBSON: But as you know, the questions revolve really around foreign policy experience. Can you honestly say you feel confident having someone who hasn’t traveled outside the United States until last year, dealing with an insurgent Russia, with an Iran with nuclear ambitions, with an unstable Pakistan, not to mention the war on terror?MCCAIN: Sure. And one of the key elements of America’s national security requirements are energy. She understands the energy issues better than anybody I know in Washington, D.C., and she understands. Alaska is right next to Russia. She understands that.

    Charlie was just following up on a point made by Sarah’s soul mate. Fair enough, I’d say. And she certainly could have answered it in a much better way than she did. Her answer was beyond weak.

    So basically, we have John McCain who is an idiot for raising the idea in the first place, Cindy McCain then backs it up, followed by several right-wing pundits. And then Sarah herself, instead of trying to spin the stupid idea into something palatable, makes it sound even dumber than it already was.

    Besides, there is so much fun to be had with her statement. OMG, I am only two feet away from a photo of Joseph Rotblat. That must make me a Nobel Peace-prize winning physicist and nuclear disarmament expert! Yay me!

  152. 152

    […] Which prompted Krista, a commenter at Balloon Juice, to respond: “And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a f—king astronaut now, does it?” […]

  153. 153
    rea says:

    Shouldn’t McCain have chosen Olympia Snowe for VP? After all, Lewsiton, Maine is closer to Moscow than Juneau, Alaska . . .

  154. 154

    […] On Palin’s expertise in Russian affairs — Hahahahahahahah. […]

  155. 155

    […] Quoth a person named Krista, commenting on John Cole’s blog, via Atrios (Re: Palin’s claim that living somewhere near Russia gives her insight into Russia’s recent actions, because “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska”): And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it? […]

  156. 156
    gbear says:

    Just like Sarah Palin, ‘no-talent Trisha’ is repeating words that aren’t hers. :p
    The songwriter was Matraca Berg, who recorded the song herself for her 1990 album ‘Lying to the Moon’.

    If you can find a copy (it’s long out of print), it’ll be well worth a listen.

    You’re being harsher to Yearwood than she deserves, but I did go check out Matraca Berg and ordered a used copy of that CD on amazon. I’m looking forward to hearing it.
    You a fan of Kelly Willis too?

  157. 157
    liberal says:

    rea wrote,

    Shouldn’t McCain have chosen Olympia Snowe for VP? After all, Lewsiton, Maine is closer to Moscow than Juneau, Alaska . . .

    Showstopper is that she apparently doesn’t think that rape victims should be forced to bear their assailant’s child.

  158. 158
    charlotte says:

    I think Tina Fey is about to become even more super duper famous that she was last week.

  159. 159

    Peter, I can see your house from up here.

    Lifted from John Cole: Sarah Palin:Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska, Palin answered: “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island…

  160. 160
    b. hussein canuckistani says:

    Krista, you are a walking briefcase full of WIN. I’m glad I live in your country. And I’d gladly vote for anyone with a scandalous history of entertaining Swedish sailors.

    Do you think Steven Harper… no.

  161. 161

    Wow, if boneheaded ignorance ever gets to $200 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Sara Palin’s head.

    Same thing for serial lying.

    (h/t to Paul Begala re: Dick Armey)

  162. 162
    Mrs. Polly says:

    blogreeder says: “Now what insight does Obama have living in Illinois? Or Biden, living in Delaware?”

    He doesn’t seem to get that he has just made his opposition’s point.

  163. 163

    Mrs. Polly Says:

    blogreeder says: “Now what insight does Obama have living in Illinois? Or Biden, living in Delaware?”

    He doesn’t seem to get that he has just made his opposition’s point.

    He just doesn’t do nuance.

    I’ve been telling John for quite some time that this site needs better trolls. You go to blog with the trolls you have, I suppose.

  164. 164

    […] Regarding the premise of Palin’s response, I think Balloon Juice says it best: And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it? […]

  165. 165

    […] Regarding the premise of Palin’s response, I think Balloon Juice says it best: And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it? […]

  166. 166
    scarpy says:

    Does John Dickerson at Slate read Balloon Juice?

    When Palin was asked about Russia, her strongest response seemed to be that she can see Russia. “They’re our next-door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska,” she told Gibson.

    This is a travel tip, not an argument for foreign-policy expertise. Because a person can see the moon does not make them qualified to be an astronaut.

  167. 167

    Palin-spastic: Stare ’em down

    In which I attempt to reconstruct obscured positions and correct for crustal movements. John Cole points out this bit from Sarah Palin’s interview: Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska, Palin answered:…

  168. 168
    Jeff says:

    Best quote I heard responding to claims Charlie Gibson was tough on Palin:

    Good thing all those world leaders she hasn’t met yet will play nice.

  169. 169
    Dave says:

    And you want a prez whose ‘foreign policy’ qualifications are summed up by one trip to Europe??
    Obama should be appearing on TV with Benny Hinn…that’s his calling.

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    David N says:

    “Bomb, bomb, bomb,
    Bomb, bomb, IAN!”

    [crater #2 on list:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_(crater) ]

    Hmmm wish I knew how to embed the URL under the word/name “Ian”
    – if you ‘cut & paste’ the whole url above, you end up at Wikipedia list of moon craters…

    Oh well. I tried :)

  171. 171

    I was searching for that Sarah Palin quote

    “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

    Is it true? Someone close to me seems to think she was pointing to a map and saying this during a Katie Couric interview. Mebbe this was a Tina Fey skit. . . hmmm.
    What I wouldn’t due for a bona fide codified transcript of any "Russia" quotes right about now.

  172. 172

    I can see the middle class being taxed into socialism from my island backyard too.

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