Thursday, October 2, 2008

VP Debates

are on tonight! I could almost pee my pants in excitement.

24 comments:

Melodie said...

This debate is SO much better than that presidential debate last week! So much more dignified and respectful. Hopefully, the next presidential debate will be run more like this one.

Ashley said...

I agree, it is way easier to watch and it feels like questions are more clearly being answered. I really like the moderator. There's less smirking going on too, the smirking was contagious last debate.

Palin's a trip, whether you like her or not. She truly is a character. Thank God girlfriend got a decent stylist and lost the Peggy Hill look.

Ashley said...

I want to clarify that I still hate her, her nerves and goofball hickishness softened me towards her for a minute there.

At the very beginning her voice was doing a little shaky thing mine does when I'm super nervous and I felt for her.

Her super hokey "I'm such an outsider, tee-hee, average Joe six pack" grates on me, as does her practiced inflections.

Her suit looks nice though. She is very cute (until you hear that voice).

Holly said...

Girlfriend also got her some new highlights. Her voice is grating on me as well. I can't believe she actually said "I've only been at this 5 weeks". Not smart.

Ashley said...

Yeah, she did get highlights! Probably got them down at the salon on Main Street, average little hockey mom that she is! ;-)

She has warmed up now and it isn't quite so painful to watch. There were a few minutes at the beginning where you could smell her fear. She's slightly less robot-ified now.

Joy said...

What I want to know now that it is over and the families have taken to the stage with them is "Can a girl get a babysitter" seriously does that poor sleeping baby always have to be there! We all know she has a baby we have seen him asleep on more than one occassion.

Joy said...

Also why in these debates do only the Republican and Democratic parties get to debate? You know they are not the only ones running for president. I have been reading about the Constitutional Party just a bit and he seems pretty interesting and has some great beliefs that I agree with.

I understand the other guys are a long shot, but if they were alotted the same amount of coverage or even half the coverage these 2 get then maybe that long shot would become a not so long shot.

Judy said...

Oh the voice - make it stop! Every time she opens her mouth I can only think of the movie "Strange Brew" - totally Canadian accent, eh you hoser???

Haute Mama said...

Palin kept talking about how she just "talks straight" and owns it...then why not actually ANSWER the questions asked by the moderator? Instead she kept changing topics (to energy, energy, energy). And how does one call General McKiernan "McClellan" - several times!

If appears it takes time to prepare her for public speaking regarding her ticket's policies (Republican Convention and this debate); so if she were to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency, what in the world would she do if she needed to ACT immediately? Oh wait, she wouldn't meet with our adversaries, so we don't need to worry about her ability to "go off script." I think the real Palin showed herself in the train wreck interview with Katie Couric.

I can't wait to see what SNL gives us this weekend!

BTW - am I the only one reminded of Meet the Fockers every time Palin refers to McCain as "the Maverick." She desperately wants someone to refer to her as Ice (Wo)man!

Me said...

I think she is in her element with debating, but is unable to take a single point very deep because she is mostly rehearsed and scripted.

But she pulled off what she needed to - energizing her audience, the people who were already going to vote for her ticket.

ps: her baby is the cutest thing ever (but I still say put him to bed). He is getting chubby and is so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Joe whipped her ass.

Anonymous said...

I thought Palin was great. Go McCain/Palin! :)

J.Rube said...

Don't tell any Canadians, but I watched your vp debate and not our own Canadian debate. I'm feeling a great deal of guilt about it now.
But, I needed to watch Palin.
Man, she did well. She sure is likeable, witty, well-spoken, personable and I like her voice. it's easy to listen to. I liked the end too, where she was holding Tig, or Twig or Trig. Trig, right. Trig.
The Renee thought that her skirt was too tight, but I told her there was no such thing as too tight a skirt on her.
Her one obvious flaw is her choice of political party.
too bad.

J.Rube said...

yeah, up here, we actually let the Green Party in this year to debate, alongside the Conservatives, the Liberals and the National Democratic Party (NDP).
I think it really makes the main parties answer some important issues that get lost in the shuffle, like the environment, for example.

Anonymous said...

I really do not like her either! It is very wrong that her children are always at these late night events. School anyone? We know you have kids - show us what a good parent you are by keeping them out all night, out of school, off schedule and flying all over the world just so YOU can show them off but not take care of them!

What do they put in that babys bottle that makes him sleep thru all the noise ALL the time? I have never had or known a kid that slept that well.

Tina Fey needs to look into this angle.....

Melodie said...

My husband asked the same question about the baby. I reminded him about the time the she did leave the baby behind and she was given hell for leaving him with a sitter and not "being a mom" to him. Plus, he's a pretty young little guy and is probably still up at all hours and it doesn't really matter how late he stays up.

Oh, and Ashley, I do like Palin, but I will admit that some of the things she says get on my nerves, too.

Ashley said...

I will agree that she has the ABILITY to be likeable--the hokey act is just seeming too contrived lately. She's very rehearsed.

I think she's adorable and amusing--but her politics scare me shitless and I don't trust that she could do it alone. I'm not condemning McCain to death as republicans like to scream if you dare mention it, but he is in his 70s, he does have a growth on his face and has had cancer.

The thought of her as president TERRIFIES me. The goofy VP who shows up for photo ops with her baby while the good ol' boys run the show? Fine. Just don't make her our sole leader. Puhleaze. Also, Trig seemed like a photo op last night. Grabbed him up and patted his back as the cameras wrapped things up and handed him back to her small daughter to carry off stage. Just odd to me, but Palin and I couldn't be further across the spectrum when it comes to parenting--I wouldn't do just about ANYTHING she's done as a mom.

Renee said...

I just wish she could pronounce nuclear correctly - nucular drives me nuts. And yes, I did think her skirt was a little snug for a VP candidate. (But I'm very conservative and modest like that.) I thought she did a good job, and that her supporters were probably really excited by her performance. Anyone who goes back to read a script of the debate, though, will see that her answers lacked substance, were full of folksy little cliches and catch phrases, and that she often strayed from the question back to the topics that she wanted to discuss (and was prepared to discuss). It wasn't a free-for-all discussion, it was a debate with planned questions, and she skirted many of the questions that were asked. So that part didn't impress me. But yes, I'll give on the cuteness part and the folksy part and the "she's just like us" part. I'd love it if she taught my kids in Sunday School and attended my church's pot luck dinners. But a high-level advisor to the President and a representative of our country? I'm not so comfortable with that.

-The Renee

muddypelican said...

Honestly, if I have to hear the word Folksy one more time, I'm going to find the nearest hockey mom and shove it up her a$$. This is along the same lines as how Bush was the kind of guy you "would want to have a beer with" look how well that worked out!

Ashley said...

I think she's "just like us" if we were all corrupt small town politicians. Otherwise, I don't think she's anything like the majority of us, other than being nervous, unpolished and goofy.

Me said...

Every time I see her baby I cry, because Downs babies are always just so good, and so sweet.

When my little sister was born with Downs, I was only 4. I don't tell people this very often, but I used to go to her crib and pinch her cheeks because she NEVER cried. I'm not exaggerating, NEVER. Even when she got sick, and she got sick alot because the immune system is more weak. She always just sat there looking around like "ho hum", just like Palin's baby. So it makes me cry.

I think I'm too emotional :)

He is so cute I want to squeeze him. See... there I go again.

Me said...

anonymous - it's a Downs thing so I don't think it would exactly be funny for Tina Fey to make fun of it.

Renee - it was too funny when she said nucular, then emphasized nucular like "yeah, that's the way you say it". Then said it 9 more times.

And yep, no depth.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Isn't anyone else nervous about her wanting to EXPAND the powers of VP?!

Me said...

It cracks me up when I read comments about what Palin should or shouldn't do with her baby. People don't have a clue what is involved with a Downs baby, I just have to shake my head.

His immune system is compromised, period. He also will not complain and show signs of not feeling well (it is common to discover a fever by accident). So no, it's not a good idea to drag him around crowds and on planes, etc etc etc.

Which takes me back to the point I made day one, what the hell is she thinking by agreeing to do this. I'm sure she googled Downs (insert smile here) when she gave birth and saw what is involved.