Ask Palin a Question

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Quality snark.

74 replies
  1. 1
    flitterbic says:

    Are you sure it’s snark?

  2. 2
    Comrade Jake says:

    Can I have a lifeline?

    Thanks for the upgrade Cole. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself, though, now that I don’t have an excuse to do work when WordPress fails.

  3. 3
    Comrade Scrutinizer says:

    A new thread to fill up!

  4. 4
    Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse says:

    Every time I interview her and switch to a new question, it stops switching after a few goes and just keeps giving her foreign policy questions. This was obviously coded by Gwen Ifill.

  5. 5
    Comrade The Moar You Know says:

    I’m afraid to ask Palin anything, what with the McCain campaign saying that folks “will have to answer” if they deem that poor lil’ Caribou Barbie is getting picked on.

  6. 6
    Comrade Scrutinizer says:

    A new thread to fill up!

    Not snark. Real excerpts.

  7. 7
    Person of Choler says:

    I can see that you don’t think very highly of McCain or Palin.

    Can you give me a couple of reasons to vote for Obama that do not involve telling me how bad his opponents are?

  8. 8
    Comrade Jake says:

    Right now, at this very moment, McCain aids are busy telling Governor Palin that a VP debate is just like a “choose your own adventure” book.

    She just needs to pick whichever life-story anecdote she feels like telling at the moment, and everything will be fine.

  9. 9
    Comrade Scrutinizer says:

    Huh. How did I double clutch there?

  10. 10
    Kali's Little Sister says:

    I don’t think it matters what she says.

    Her voters really are like her; they will listen to the debates with the sound turned all the way down.

  11. 11
    ricky says:

    Thanks, but no thanks for I’ll get bak to ya.

  12. 12
    Svensker says:

    Can you give me a couple of reasons to vote for Obama that do not involve telling me how bad his opponents are?

    He is smart, knows what he’s talking about, and doesn’t want to kill everyone outside the U.S. a priori.

    Those 3 reasons alone distinguish him from almost every Republican…and many Dems.

  13. 13
    TheFountainHead says:

    I am beginning to sense that this new, working BJ is going to put a serious ding in my productivity. Can we ask Sarah Palin what she thinks of the new BJ? That would be an answer worth deciphering.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    Can you give me a couple of reasons to vote for Obama that do not involve telling me how bad his opponents are?

    RTFM.

  15. 15

    Team McCain is crying about Palin getting hammered with foreign policy questions–why do they think she’s going to do any better on domestic policy?

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    malraux says:

    Can you give me a couple of reasons to vote for Obama that do not involve telling me how bad his opponents are?

    I’d recommend visiting his issues page. And while this does get into comparisons, its worthwhile to look at the substantive difference between Obama’s issues page and McCain’s.

  17. 17
    TheFountainHead says:

    Palin getting hammered

    SEXISM! I thought we left that all on the old BJ!

    /haironfire

  18. 18
    AkaComrade says:

    Can you give me a couple of reasons to vote for Obama that do not involve telling me how bad his opponents are?

    In what respect, Person of Choler?

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    Comrade Scrutinizer says:

    @7 Person of Choler

    Are you saying that “because the alternative to voting for Obama-Biden is to vote for an unstable, old guy who flips positions sometimes twice a day in his blind pursuit of power and a right-wing extremist theocrat who can’t put together a single coherent thought but will be an old 72 year old heartbeat away from the Presidency” isn’t a good reason?

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    Those answers remind me of a young man in my first semester calculus class who asked me if the two horizontal parallel lines between the y and the rest of the equation were absolutely necessary. I did not understand the question at first. I thought I was hearing the question wrong. After some back and forth, trying to get some clarification, it was apparent he was indeed asking that question. The entire lecture hall became silent. A class of 80+ students. You could hear a pin drop in the silence.

    I wonder if he was Governor Palin’s brother?

  21. 21
    cleek says:

    Person of Choler is a troll. don’t bother.

  22. 22
    Kali's Little Sister says:

    He is smart, knows what he’s talking about, and doesn’t want to kill everyone outside the U.S. a priori.

    Those 3 reasons alone distinguish him from almost every Republican…and many Dems.

    You are a good soul, Svensker. I would not have considered this the correct site for LIV rehab. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there are several more relevant places to get data, policies, and candidate appraisals. Your patience with spurious questions exceeds mine.

  23. 23
    Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon) says:

    Can you give me a couple of reasons to vote for Obama that do not involve telling me how bad his opponents are?

    No, but I’ll check on it and get back to ya!

    And in case anyone missed it: flying Putin head menaces Alaska.

  24. 24
    Kali's Little Sister says:

    I will be off now looking for a relevant site to master block quotes.

  25. 25
    Punchy says:

    This VP debate will be the equivalent to a NASCAR event. Peeps are only there for one reason, and one reason only — to see someone crash and burn so spectacularly that the carnage and wreckage just makes us want to…..youtube the whole thing.

    I wouldn’t miss for anything save a strip-off between midget blondes.

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    Comrade Scrutinizer says:

    Person of Choler is a troll.

    In my day, we had trolls that were trolls, not this weak ass shit. Ah, the smell of flamewars on USENET before the gates came down and the AOLers appeared…

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    Dan says:

    This is what Biden needs to do – short answers that create a time vacuum that Palin will try to fill with her wisdom. Let her speak as much as possible.

  28. 28
    srv says:

    Sarah, a Hebrew Scholar has decoded your name and says that you are the Antichrist. Is that true?

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    TheFountainHead says:

    This VP debate will be the equivalent to a NASCAR event. Peeps are only there for one reason, and one reason only—to see someone crash and burn so spectacularly that the carnage and wreckage just makes us want to…..youtube the whole thing.

    Indeed. There’s nothing awesomer than a tire flying out of the wreckage at 150mph to strike some overweight blondie in the face. Or, in the case of the debate, I’m waiting for Palin to suggest Biden doesn’t understand women’s issues.

  30. 30
    bago says:

    Seriously. If you are going to troll at least be professional about it.Or something, like that.
    stuff
    things
    more things and stuff

  31. 31
    Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon) says:

    Can you give me a couple of reasons to vote for Obama that do not involve telling me how bad his opponents are?

    Sarah Palin says it so much better than I can:

    The economy is over there, with job creation being the goal of creating jobs, so we’re all just ill about it, but health care, you know, and the American people are smarter than that. When you’re talking a narrow maritime border, such as like Pakistan doesn’t have, then invading across the Pakistan border so that Americans know where their money is and who is not taking care of it. We’re committed to spreading democracy by spreading democratic values, but freedom, you know, is where the middle class gets off the train.

    Do you get it now?

  32. 32
    bago says:

    Ok, whatever plugin you are using is not handling the ol tag in a proper fashion. HTML isn’t that hard, disable script tags and iframes and you’re good.

  33. 33

    This is what Biden needs to do – short answers that create a time vacuum that Palin will try to fill with her wisdom. Let her speak as much as possible.

    That’s good advice. I’ve got some as well.

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    Svensker says:

    You are a good soul, Svensker. I would not have considered this the correct site for LIV rehab

    Apparently, also a doofus soul, Kali. WTH is LIV rehab?

    And damn you Comrade Cole for fixing this site. Now, when will I get work done?

  35. 35
    4tehlulz says:

    >>srv Says:

    The comments at Yahoo always makes my eyes bleed.

  36. 36
    Comrade Jake says:

    The CW these days seems to be that we will soon see attack-ads featuring the good Reverend Wright.

    Am I the only one who doubts those will be effective at this stage? I just don’t think there’s a lot of gas left in that tank.

  37. 37
    28 Percent says:

    I do not see what this “Snark” is her answer seemed very good to me sensible and well thought out I think it was.

    Q: How will you fix the economy?

    Our economy and putting it back on the war on terror. And I believe that they, too, want to rid not only their country, also. They understand the dangers of terrorists having a stronghold in regions of their country, also. They understand the dangers of terrorists having a stronghold in regions of their country, but the world, of violent Islamic terrorists. We don’t have to keep. I do not believe in American ideals. And they attacked us. And now we are a free and we are today with so much collapse on Wall Street. Well, it certainly does because our our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

    That is all so true and very wise you will just admit it because you are afraid of how popular she is. You are just trying to play “gotcha” like the LIEBERAL MSM by asking her “gotcha” questions like “can you give me a specific example” and “what did you mean when you said that?” THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT SEE!!!

  38. 38
    28 Percent says:

    your block quotes

    suck

    fail

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    AkaComrade says:

    It looks like Sarah Palin is into facials.

  40. 40

    I enjoy the white backround. Makes it very easy to blend into a word document at work. My boss now hate you Comrade John Cole.

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    Martin says:

    Those answers remind me of a young man in my first semester calculus class who asked me if the two horizontal parallel lines between the y and the rest of the equation were absolutely necessary.

    Only God can render judgement. You progressive secularists that would deny His authority are a threat to our great Christian nation with your equal signs and your greater than and less than, and worst, your greater than or equal to and your less than or equal to. And don’t even get us started on proportional to. Blasphemy!

  42. 42
    Comrade Napoleon says:

    Speaking of Palin Howie Kurtz column in the WaPo says that CBS is holding back 2 other questions from the Palin interview that are a disaster and TPM has a piece on how the McCain campaign is now trying to intimidate Gwen Ifill into not asking tough questions Thursday night.

  43. 43
    Kali's Little Sister says:

    Hi Svensker,

    LIV = low information voter. Although I believe we really just had a faux information voter posing as a LIV.

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    iluvsummr says:

    You do realize that when she is able to string a coherent sentence together on Thursday, the media gasbags will fall all over themselves praising her erudition and wit? Anyway, it won’t make a difference – McCain has hit his ceiling even after picking her and it is nowhere near Obama’s.

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    Ash Can says:

    Ask Palin a Question

    “Governor Palin, since the McCain campaign has threatened to slash my tires and set my garbage cans on fire if I ask you anything on the subject of foreign policy, would you instead use your allotted time to expound in full detail upon your relationship with the Alaska Independence Party?”

    flying Putin head menaces Alaska

    Now I’m envisioning a group of smart-ass Russians painting Putin’s face on a weather balloon, floating off across the Bering Strait, and laughing themselves silly over the prank.

  46. 46
    Martin says:

    What’s the over/under on the wingers saying that Palin lost because Gwen Ifill is a racist?

  47. 47
    Svensker says:

    LIV = low information voter.

    Kwannnnnng. I work with old books and was reading LIV as…14. Personally, I blame the new format and quick connectivity.

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    Jeff says:

    Those answers remind me of a young man in my first semester calculus class who asked me if the two horizontal parallel lines between the y and the rest of the equation were absolutely necessary.

    That question was so inane, I had to read it about 5 times before I figured out what he was referring to.

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    Dennis - SGMM says:

    Bill “I’m Wrong About Everything but I’m Still a Pundit” Kristol joins the chorus of the deluded in demanding that McCain liberate Palin.
    In his NYT Column, catchily titled “How McCain Wins,” Kristol offers this sage advice:

    With respect to his campaign, McCain needs to liberate his running mate from the former Bush aides brought in to handle her — aides who seem to have succeeded in importing to the Palin campaign the trademark defensive crouch of the Bush White House. McCain picked Sarah Palin in part because she’s a talented politician and communicator. He needs to free her to use her political talents and to communicate in her own voice.

    Kristol also asserts that McCain needs to paint Obama as a radical and specifically recommends that he remind the voters of Obama’s past connections with Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Fucking brilliant!
    With any luck the McCain will follow Kristol’s advice to the letter.

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    Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon) says:

    You do realize that when she is able to string a coherent sentence together on Thursday, the media gasbags will fall all over themselves praising her erudition and wit?

    I doubt it. Remember, this is all about ratings. Which meme draws more eyes: “Palin does OK” or “Palin ZOMG! trainwreck! film at eleven!”?

    Palin is fucked beyond fucked; she’s in the maw of the machine now, fresh meat as it were, and the machine will only spit her out when all the juice is gone. My instinct? The juice is not nearly gone.

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    Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse says:

    Doesn’t LIV = 54? (Excuse me for the use of those devilish parallel lines.)

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    Kali's Little Sister says:

    Comrade Incertus Says:That’s good advice. I’ve got some as well.

    Very nice.

    My adds would be to bring out the warm Joe (not the maudlin Joe). If I were coaching mindset it would be to think of himself as on an urgent mission to save the country because he LOVES America. His knowledge should flow from that perspective. Focus, clarity, compassion, love.

    Palin is cute and even funny in a smug and condescending way. If Joe demonstrates compassion w/ knowledge he wins, even if she “energizes” her snarling minions and gets some (intended) laughs.

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    Svensker says:

    Doesn’t LIV = 54? (Excuse me for the use of those devilish parallel lines.)

    Oh, so now you’re a smartypants, huh, Ms. Smartypants? (Scuttles away, hiding remains of head in shame…)

  54. 54
    Scott H says:

    Lost in the news, Mukasey appoints special prosecutor, Investigator appointed in U.S. attorney firings. “Report blasts Justice Department, says Gonzales ‘abdicated’ responsibility.”

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    Punchy says:

    Kwannnnnng. I work with old books and was reading LIV as…14. Personally, I blame the new format and quick connectivity.

    Maybe you should read it as 54 instead.

  56. 56
    Kali's Little Sister says:

    Punchy Says:Maybe you should read it as 54 instead.

    Actually 51. = 55.

    h/t Comrade Mary!

  57. 57
    Punchy says:

    Damn you, CMWBMOBH! Always beaten to the punch.

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    D. Mason says:

    Personally I would like to see Biden counter Palins ridiculous tales of moose hunting and log rolling with ridiculous tales of his own to illustrate just how outlandish the whole thing is. For example: “I hear you like to hunt from helicopters and can skin a moose in under an hour gov. Palin, but I’ll have you know that as a kid I spent many Saturdays fishing with my dad and I can clean a fish in 17 seconds, that’s why I’m running for Vice President of the United States”. I think he can totally get away with making fun of her if he does it in an aw shucks sort of way. Subtly turn the VP debate into a big joke at her expense. After McCains threats, the moderator might not even interfere.

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    Dennis - SGMM says:

    You liberals. LIV is LIV, like in “I LIV in Murricah. That John Palin guy gets my Murrican vote.”

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    Kali's Little Sister says:

    I think he can totally get away with making fun of her…subtly turn the VP debate into a big joke at her expense.

    FWIW, I see danger in that path. It would feel good to us, but would fall flat on the only target audience that matters–undecided voters. If at this point they are still undecided, I have to think they show an almost unfathomable lack of interest in all things political. Biden simply needs to play to them, demonstrating clear superiority in caring and competence.

    He is capable of that type of performance. If he sticks to that, he will crush her without laying a glove on her.

  61. 61
    Comrade Napoleon says:

    Its now being reported that CBS is going to run the rest of Palin Wednesday and Thursday.

  62. 62

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  63. 63
    Charity says:

    My husband commented the other day that the Palin interview reminded him of Miss Teen South Carolina trying to answer a question. It’s true, anyone can grow up to achieve high office.

    PS: Apparently Jonathan Capehart thought the same thing!

  64. 64
    Comrade Scrutinizer says:

    What’s the over/under on the wingers saying that Palin lost because Gwen Ifill is a racist?

    /me, dissolving into hysterical laughter.

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    The Glorious People's Pantload of Studliness says:

    AkaComrade Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 10:36 am
    It looks like Sarah Palin is into facials.

    A free “awesome facial” she raved about in a thank-you note

    Nothin’ wrong with a nice thank-you note, but making breakfast would suffice.

    OMG, was that too moose-ist? Too foreign policy-ish? I hang my reared head in maritime border shame…

  66. 66
    JoePo says:

    It reads like Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is her chief advisor. Come to think of it, even in reality it seems like Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is her chief advisor.

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    Fwiffo says:

    Goddamn it, I just stayed up last night putting up a web site that does almost the exact same thing. Well, at least I can rest well knowing that mine looks fancier.

  68. 68
    Jeff says:

    Did anyone post the CNN comparison of Palin and Tina Fey. They used the exact same words.

  69. 69
    Comrade Delia says:

    I love random phrase generators. This one is a little unfair, since Sarah Palin herself is a random phrase generator. And what’s with the low quality trolls? I can’t tell the difference between a troll and a spoof anymore. They all look the same. And Bill Kristol is right. The McCain campaign should turn Sarah loose. That would be like, totally awesome. It would fill up the random phrase generator engines for eons to come.

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    Comrade Josh Vondoktorpepper says:

    @49

    Kristol also asserts that McCain needs to paint Obama as a radical and specifically recommends that he remind the voters of Obama’s past connections with Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Fucking brilliant!
    With any luck the McCain will follow Kristol’s advice to the letter.

    I think this is the ‘go for broke’ strategy by the McCain campaign. They know they’ve lost independents and undecideds are breaking towards Obama. The only thing they have left is to turn out the Base. So when Kristol calls for Palin to “be unleashed” during the VP debate, what that means is that she’ll dispense nothing but fact-free, librul-baiting, resentment-stoking dog-whistle. The smart people will assume that Biden won, but the Ofay-American community will have heard her loud and clear.

  71. 71
    Comrade Delia says:

    Frak. I added Comrade to my name and now I’m under moderation. What kind of a police state is this?

  72. 72
    mynameishusseintoo says:

    Does McCain has bad breath???
    I swear…. everytime I look at McCain I can’t help but think his fucking breath is humming….

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    Ryan says:

    There is also this site which is on topic

    http://www.AskPalin.org

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    mary says:

    I am not an american but I am a born again christian and i find american christians superficial , look how sara palin is lying thru her teeth, they like her because she says no abortion, a sin is a sin in gods eye, she can tell untruth and fire people and be investigated for crime , and they still want to stand up fro her
    obama wants to bring change which is good for all , but they dont want him… is it a race issue or really religious??? i wonder somwone tell me ??

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