It’s just sad when old men try to hold on to their relevance. Case in point, this part of an interview where John Cleese describes Sarah Palin as a parrot. You know, where somebody just reads lines they’re given, acting them out…sort of like…actors?
In addition to not noticing he was just describing himself, he bolsters his argument by telling us what Europeans would do. If she were President. If she were elected as the President of the United States by an opinion poll of Europeans.
His argument (‘this isn’t an argument’ puns aside) is like letting the foxes decide who guards the henhouse. Who cares what some actor from a hit show from 40 years ago thinks about some other country’s politics. Unless he’s a naturalized US citizen, in which case he’s a traitor to his homeland.
This particular video is burning up Digg, so you know it’s crap.
Another benefit: you only need summer clothes for like, what? Two weeks?
This could be the leader of the free world.
This is why I’ve been doing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson catch–phrases after every Barak Obama sound–bite over the last year. He’s awesome on the mic, and terrible in the ring. And he likes pie.
If you smell…what Barak…is cookin‘…[cue theme music, cut to commercial]
Or McCain. Whatever.
What I want to know is, aren’t these backwards?
Not much, actually.
This does beg the question, though: which bank is the safest right now? The Bank of Folgers (what with the all–aluminum security features, impervious to squirrels) or First National of Maxwell House (what with the weatherproof security that only plastic can provide). Call me old–fashioned, but I think I’m going with Chock Full o’ Nuts.
“Chock Full of Nuts”? They should call it “Chock Full o’My Investment Portfolio”!
You know we got these presidential debates coming on (maybe?). I, for one, am interested in whatever’s on any other station at that time. Maybe that’s just me, but I feel I speak for a large number of Americans when I say there needs to be something added to attain our interest:
Otherwise, it’s just a bunch of politicians saying the same thing they say all the rest of the time, right?
Hockey Moms Against Sarah Palin
All right, I’m back to not caring about this election any more.
It’s like Team Obama was just trying to tick off Red State Update (and it worked):
And yes, Joe Biden. He’s the VP for the Democrats. I figure you didn’t know that.
Just a minute ago, I was thinking about Sarah Palin’s gaffe over the Bush Doctrine. I was thinking about it, because I couldn’t tell you what the Bush Doctrine was. And I was part of it (got the Bronze Star Medal to prove it).
Seeing her answer again just shows me what I was thinking: she was describing the Bush Doctrine. And so was Charlie Gibson. The non–gotcha comes because they weren’t describing the same Bush Doctrine.
As Joshua Treviño points out, there have been at least ten versions of the Bush Doctrine floating about. And that’s just the ones that haven’t been diluted through the AP. So, while it may look like Gotcha Time!™, it ain’t.
If this doesn’t prove Team Obama is scared, look at this: the comparison of Obama as presidential candidate versus the former job of the VeeP candidate. That’s right, the latest great move by the Obama camp is to ignore her current job and try and make his current job sound important:
COOPER: And, Senator Obama, my final question — your — some of your Republican critics have said you don’t have the experience to handle a situation like this. They in fact have said that Governor Palin has more executive experience, as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state of Alaska. What’s your response?
OBAMA: Well, you know, my understanding is, is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees. We have got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month.
So, I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years. And, certainly, in terms of the legislation that I passed just dealing with this issue post-Katrina of how we handle emergency management, the fact that many of my recommendations were adopted and are being put in place as we speak, I think, indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.
Uh, she’s the Governor of Alaska. With a multi–billion dollar budget and tanks and helicopters and stuff. In a non–contiguous state less than an hour away from Russia, not one of our best buddies in the world.
And, again, she isn’t running for the presidency. John McCain is. It’s just amazing to see the comparisons of two people who
are should be incomparable.
[Via Ed, from whom all stories flow]