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Posted at 17:21 by Brad

It’s a sad commentary on this election when Tina Fey can quote Sarah Palin verbatim and have it be funnier than anything any comedy writer could ever concoct.

I should note that Mona Charen has joined in the chorus of right-wing crazies who think that Palin is coming off as phony because she’s pretending to know what she’s talking about:

That much having been said, and here’s where I slightly disagree with Bill, Palin was atrocious not just with Katie Couric but with friendlies like Sean Hannity. She needs to devise answers for questions about foreign policy that do NOT rely on recent cramming. That will look and sound false. She may make stupid errors. And it plays to her weakness. She should never again refer to her Alaska experience as preparation for the role of commander in chief.

She needs instead to play to her strengths which are, as I see it, good solid instincts. If she is asked about Waziristan or whateverstan, she should say that (unlike Obama) her desire is always to be firm with adversaries and fair with allies – and to know the difference.

Again, this is the very essence of modern wingnuttery — you don’t actually have to know one goddamn fucking thing about anything as long as you have the right “instincts,” i.e., you agree with wingnuts about everything.

Sarah Palin, for all of her charisma and political savvy, knows nothing. Again, wingnuts, I will repeat that so it hopefully sets in: SARAH PALIN KNOWS NOTHING. This is why the McCain campaign is keeping her away from the eeeeeeeeeviiiiiiiilllllll reporters who are asking her policy questions. Because SHE KNOWS NOOOOOOTHIIIIIIIIING. If that doesn’t disturb you in the least, then you really have no business trying to run the country.

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  1. MaineMan said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:29

    Mona Charen has joined in the chorus of right-wing crazies who think that Palin is coming off as phony because she’s pretending to know what she’s talking about.

    Charen et al should certainly be able to spot one of their own kind.

  2. DrDick said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:33

    Modern wingnutia: Thinking NOT allowed!

  3. Genius » The Peking Duck said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:34

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  4. g said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:34

    I died when she asked if she could have a lifeline.

  5. DrDick said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:36

    Charen et al should certainly be able to spot one of their own kind.

    Well Charen is way more professional. After all, she has made a whole career out of talking about things she know nothing about (which includes just about everything except bullshitting).

  6. J— said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:38

    She knows how to order a proper cheesesteak.

  7. El Cid said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:41

    I think the right wingers are right. But it will be a fascinating experience.

    In order for Sarah Palin to return to her natural strengths, she must stop pretending to know or care about things she doesn’t.

    But if she does so, what does she talk about? Does she make fun of the reporter for being some fancy-pants arugula-eatin’ ay-leet for asking about this damn weird “Wa-zoo-what-not” that no damn Americans know what it is, and sure as hell wasn’t in the Bible?

    All that’s left on the national scale is a Bible-thumper, a trumpeter of small-town virtues, a condemner of weird and fancy big-city types and strange weirdos who do like ‘organizing’ and sh*t.

    Or is it?

    If ‘they let Say-ruh be Say-ruh’, what does she say in order to talk about, oh, I dunno, the Vice Presidency, and the nation, and sh*t.

  8. ignatov said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:41

    My Republican friend admits Palin is an incompetent idiot but he’s still happy with the choice because, he says (over-confidently), “This way we get to win.”

    Which gave me an idea for a new McCain slogan: “Country Political Party First!”

  9. JohnE said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:43

    Amy Poehler’s baffled, rapid eye-blinking Katie was a tour de force of its own.

  10. christian h. said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:14

    I think it’s always on topic to mention that Tom Brady is out for the season. Just sayin’.

  11. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:15

    El Cid said,
    Does she make fun of the reporter grad student for being some fancy-pants arugula-eatin’ ay-leet for asking about this damn weird “Wa-zoo-what-not” that no damn Americans know what it is, and sure as hell wasn’t in the Bible?

    Typo is feexed.
    ~

  12. El Cid said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:21

    ITTDGYA: I understand that in the original story, it was a student talking to her. I’m asking, what does she do on stage and if there ever, ever is another interview? Just say, “I haven’t the slightest idea, but I do know one thing: what we need are people up in there in the White House with small town values and blah blah blah Obama’s an elite weirdo creep who thinks he’s all that plus he’s black?”

  13. J— said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:33

    Somebody’s a little testy.

    Is there going to be anyone in Washington who likes McCain after this race is over?

  14. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:34

    I think if that’s all she’s got, that’s all we’re going to get, El Cid.

    Picking Palin was a stupid decision by McLame.

    But right down the gutter lane of his short term yay, long term bray, history.

  15. Trilateral Chairman said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:36

    I loved this:

    She should never again refer to her Alaska experience as preparation for the role of commander in chief.

    But Mona, she doesn’t have anything else to refer to!

  16. Trilateral Chairman said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:39

    My Republican friend admits Palin is an incompetent idiot but he’s still happy with the choice because, he says (over-confidently), “This way we get to win.”

    Hey, it worked when they nominated W.

  17. paul said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:45

    Oh, good, another “gut feeling” administration, complete with “no one could have anticipated [the Russian annexation of Prudhoe Bay/China's ownership of Wall Street/President McCain's tragic demise]” ad nauseam.

  18. Caveat said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:50

    Hey, if you want a laff, check this out:

    http://www.barkobamablog.com/2008/09/real-september.html

  19. henry lewis said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:53

    She should just answer every question from now with “Buh-rock Hoo-SAYUN Oh-bomb-uh?” Then “Give. Me. A. Break. What kinda name is that?”. Say it over and over and over but with cute Alaskan inflections.

    h/t: The Editors

    Warning: Disturbing stupidity

  20. Lemmy Caution said,

    September 28, 2008 at 18:59

    #

    #

    The Truth said,

    September 28, 2008 at 17:34

    Well, this is a sad commentary on Sadly, No!

    Liberals, just go here for the original reference to this. Joan Walsh is wetting herself laughing at Fey’s Alaskan accent.

    Shorter Treason in Defense of Slavery YankeeTeh “Truth”:

    I got nuthin’.

  21. red said,

    September 28, 2008 at 19:08

    man, I bet the person who laughed the hardest at this was Katie Couric. I wish I’d been watching that with her for the first time.

  22. ice weasel said,

    September 28, 2008 at 19:10

    Why should palin disturb the wingnuts, bush didn’t bother them at all.

  23. EnfantTerrible said,

    September 28, 2008 at 19:12

    Is there going to be anyone in Washington who likes McCain after this race is over?

    Who likes him now?

  24. Anonymous said,

    September 28, 2008 at 20:07

    “If she is asked about Waziristan or whateverstan, she should say that (unlike Obama) her desire is always to be firm with adversaries and fair with allies – and to know the difference.”

    ….. ….. …..
    INTERVIEWER: So, like, what about, um, Waziristan?

    SARAH: My desire is always to be firm with adversaries and fair with allies — and to know the difference.

    INTERVIEWER: Wow, yeah. And is Waziristan an adversary, or an ally?

    SARAH:
    ….. ….. …..

    Hilarity ensues.

  25. Joe Max said,

    September 28, 2008 at 20:11

    Palin’s nothing but a national joke now. Somewhere, Dan Quayle is sighing with relief.

    It’s McCain who got pwn3d by Obama and Pelosi behind closed doors in the White House. Read this.

  26. Tehanu said,

    September 28, 2008 at 20:11

    Tina Fey’s poor Alaskan accent obviously disqualifies her to be Vice President. oh wait….

  27. Susan of Texas said,

    September 28, 2008 at 20:18

    My predictions for a McCain presidency:

    Economy collapses. McCain blames Congress for not embracing his manly Plan.

    Global Warming starts to kill the most vulnerable. McCain explodes a nuclear weapon in the sky, like they do in the movies.

    White American terrorists attack Teh Hartland. McCain bombs Iran.

    Homeless camps, known simply as The Bush, dot the landscape. Protestors march against the government. McCain sends in the troops with their Laser Pain Weapons. He pumps his fist in the air and says, “Feels good.”

  28. Ms. Mooseburger '08, Special Debate Edition said,

    September 28, 2008 at 20:35

    The most genius line from Fey was “I was embarrassed to be wrong, but mostly I was disappointed not to be right.”

  29. Loneoak said,

    September 28, 2008 at 20:36

    Oops, that last one was from me.

  30. Green Eagle said,

    September 28, 2008 at 22:54

    “She needs to devise answers for questions about foreign policy that do NOT rely on recent cramming.”

    Mona Charen is absolutely right about this. Only one problem, Mona. She cant.

  31. justme said,

    September 28, 2008 at 23:02

    KNOWS NOOOOOOTHIIIIIIIIING. If that doesn’t disturb you in the least, then you really have no business trying to run the country.

    And which country, exactly, have you been in for the last seven and a half years?

    Much to my dismay, I’ve been living in the historical proof of Mencken’s little ditty about the White House being adorned by a moron.

  32. justme said,

    September 28, 2008 at 23:04

    Yeah, she really shouldn’t rely on cramming.

  33. jgmurphy said,

    September 29, 2008 at 0:24

    The whole depressing thing is, the fact that “she knows nothing” bothers only people who already agree with us.

    The people jumping up and down for McCain and her (let’s face it: he doesn’t know very much either) LOVE the fact that she is uneducated and ignorant. To them, this is a PLUS!

    For one thing, it makes her more like them.

    For another, well….didn’t Jeezus say “Ye shall be as little children”? The more unschooled and unsophisticated you are, the closer you are to Him! Too much book-larnin’ puts static on the line and the Savior can’t get through! I think they view Palin’s cluelessness as a moral badge of some sort; she has not been “corrupted” by a lotta secular knowledgy-type stuff (ya know, the fancy ideas dished out by Harvard professors who probably never go to church).

    That is why harping on this issue, I feel, is a waste of time. We’d make more headway with the undecideds if, for example, we questioned whether this role would interfere with what’s best for her daughter Piper and her special-needs Down syndrome baby.

    Knowledge is ruin to my young men.”
    ——————Adolph Hitler

  34. Tom said,

    September 29, 2008 at 0:25

    So what will the excuse be to get out of Thursday’s debate?

    1) Trig is pregnant
    2) She has to change McCain’s Depends
    3) Todd is horny and wants hot sex
    4) The liberal media gave her directions to the wrong hall

  35. Hoosier X said,

    September 29, 2008 at 0:27

    My Republican friend admits Palin is an incompetent idiot but he’s still happy with the choice because, he says (over-confidently), “This way we get to win.”

    Hey, it worked when they nominated W.

    I was thinking Ronald Reagan, but W works too.

  36. noen said,

    September 29, 2008 at 1:10

    So what will the excuse be to get out of Thursday’s debate?

    Not enough time to spit comb her hair?

  37. Lesley said,

    September 29, 2008 at 1:48

    delousing takes more time than spit combing.

  38. "Oh Stewardess, I Speak 'Nut" said,

    September 29, 2008 at 2:16

    Laughing is all well and good, but thanks to the idiotic electoral college, which takes power away from the coasts and puts it squarely in the hands of the heartland dummies, it is no joke that Ms. Palin stands an excellent chance of being a heartbeat away from the most powerful office in the world come January. Therefore I don’t understand why Obama didn’t begin the debate by saying something like the following:

    “Before I begin tonight’s debate it cannot be ignored that my opponent’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate is the most irresponsible act I have witnessed since the invasion of Iraq over non-existent WMD in 2003. With all due respect to Ms. Palin and her family, she is not qualified to be the vice president and potentially the president of the United States. Her nomination is a disgrace; and the Republican Party should be ashamed. Her reckless selection and the poor judgment and cynical contempt for the American people it shows ought to disqualify my opponent from obtaining if not seeking the votes of the American people in November.”

    Instead, we were treated to a debate over which candidate will be more faithful to the wisdom and counsel of Henry Kissinger. Henry freakin Kissinger, people.
    [sigh]

  39. The Heartland said,

    September 29, 2008 at 2:35

    Yep! You got that right, Mr. Brad. Sarah totally pwned that dried up elitist bitch Couric with her energy, optimism, self-esteem and irresistable smile. Big score for our side!

  40. moistened bink said,

    September 29, 2008 at 3:59

    These right wing pundits are garnering great pay for knowing nothing and spouting it out there for everyone to see. I hope, I really hope, that they are craven opportunists taking advantage of being paid for flat out lying about everything instead of really being that stupid.

    So they see no problem with Palin doing the same, they figure she is being paid handsomely to take the hits and go down in flames so the Repugs can blame the next 8 years of pain in the economy on the Democrats. They are always looking ahead for themselves and their party. Never for you and me and the country.

  41. Righteous Bubba said,

    September 29, 2008 at 4:02

    moistened bink said,

    BINT.

  42. Palin's Fetus said,

    September 29, 2008 at 6:07

    That’s it, I’m not coming out. Mom and Dad are a Lifetime movie waiting to happen and Vice President Grandma will probably shoot me in the face during a hunting trip.

  43. Just how bad is it? » The Peking Duck said,

    September 29, 2008 at 13:09

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  44. Cpl. Cam said,

    September 29, 2008 at 22:14

    “If she is asked about Waziristan or whateverstan, she should say that (unlike Obama) her desire is always to be firm with adversaries and fair with allies – and to know the difference.”

    This is an awesome idea, I can see it now…

    “Well, I don’t know much about whateverstan but, unlike Obama, I vow to bomb the shit out of those assholes should we ever discover any oil under all thier worthless sand.”

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