Not playing a drinking game this time, but I’m still a bit buzzed. So here are my thoughts, coming into this about 20 minutes into the game
8:22 p.m. The fact that Palin has only been an observer of government, while Biden has been participatory, is apparently already.
8:23 p.m. How many times will Biden trip over his own words?
8:24 p.m. Why does Palin hate on the feds so bad? Isn’t she trying to become THE fed?
8:25 p.m. Oh I see. Biden is stumbling over his speech because he’s trying to hold back. TAKE THE GLOVES OFF. She is stupid. Call her on it.
8:26 p.m. God so many economy questions. Wait, “Just in the past weeks?” Does she think nobody else noticed what the hell has gone on with the economy?? Oh wait, also, “The Senate wasn’t going to go there”?? Wasn’t it the SENATE that passed the bailout–oh i’m sorry, the RESCUE–for Wall Street? MAKE UP YOUR MIND SARAH.
8:29 p.m. Biden is really coming off as soft. I thought HE was the pibull.
8:30 p.m. Wait, why does Palin keep going back to energy? OH YEAH THAT’S THE ONLY THING SHE WAS BRIEFED ON.
8:31 p.m. Ok so Republicans aren’t giving energy companies tax breaks? SINCE WHEN?
8:32 p.m. SARAH PALIN YOU ARE KILLING THE CLIMATE-CHANGE STATE’S ANIMALS! You don’t care about what goes on in the climate! You don’t want to argue HOW we got there? If you don’t know how something happened, how are you going to fix it, tell me?
8:33 p.m. Being energy-efficient doesn’t really mean “how much we pollute.” Does Palin know that? Or is she just vomiting back up talking points?
8:34 p.m. Wait, who is “Senator O’Biden”? Does Palin have an imaginary friend here?
8:36 p.m. Same-sex benefits. Biden/Obama support equal rights. THANK JEBUS FINALLY. Why the hell not? If you are a bible banger and don’t want to marry someone of your same sex, FINE DON’T. But let the rest of the country do what they want!!
8:38 p.m. No Palin, we know what you mean, there are no nuances: You hate the gays. Oh wait, you hate that they love each other but you’ll be “tolerant”? As long as they don’t want any rights. You’ll throw shit at them in the street, but you’ll smile while doing so. How presidential of you. Bitch.
Haha wait, she just pulled the “I have gay friends card.”
8:39 p.m. Oh Joe. You just said that you don’t support gay marriage. But Obama has said that he does, he just doesn’t think the country is ready yet. Sad. :(
8:40 p.m. Oh jesus, foreign policy here. Wait, the plan in Iraq is working? Since when? Did we win? Where’s the party?
8:41 p.m. Does Palin actually know what NATO is? Does she know how to spell it? Does she realize Alaska isn’t its own country and doesn’t have troops there? Also, does she realize that we’re not “winning” Iraq? Has she heard of a little “police action” called “Vietnam”?
8:42 p.m. HAHA Palin was all, “Um, wha? I don’t know what those big words Sen. Biden is using mean! HE IS SEXISTS”
8:43 p.m. “Um, I think like John thinks that we need to be in Iraq for 100 years DUH” – Palin
8:44 p.m. OH SNAP YOU DONE PISSED HIM OFF NOW MOOSEBURGER
8:46 p.m. Ok I can’t even pay attention right now. Why do people care so much if two vags and two wangs marry each other? SERIOUSLY!
8:50 p.m. Ok wait. I almost vomited. Did Palin just mention a “respect for women’s rights”? Because I thought SHE DIDN’T WANT WOMEN TO HAVE ANY. Well, we can have rights as long as they don’t pertain to our bodies, right?
8:51 p.m. But in McCain’s defense, he refused to meet with the president of Spain when he thought it was a Latin American country.
8:52 p.m. WAIT DID IRAN PLEDGE TO KILL ALL OUR JEWS AGAIN? WHERE WILL I GET MY CORNED BEEF? WHERE SARAH PALIN, WHERE?
8:53 p.m. Palin looks like she’s learning stuff from Professor Biden, her college history professor. “OH, N-A-T-O? HE-ZZZZZ-BULLAH?”
8:55 p.m. She is encouraged to know Biden and she “both love Israel.” That is about as patronizing as her whole “I love my gay friends but I still don’t think they’re people and they’re going to burn in hell.”
8:57 p.m. “Nucular.” Has Palin not heard the W. jokes for the last 8 years? WHY DID SOMEONE NOT GET HER A SPEAK-AND-SPELL BEFORE THE DEBATE?
8:58 p.m. Oh wait, untrue comments hurt our cause? Then I suppose the entire republican campaign is harmful to our country.
9:04 p.m. Wait Washington outsider? I think you’re a U.S. outsider. You know, like you want to be when you VOTED FOR ALASKA TO SECEDE FROM THE UNION.
9:05 p.m. I thought Biden was supposed to be the condescending one here? He must be really pulling back. And Palin must be struggling to stay above the surface. She’s talking like someone with something to prove. “I know you are but what is… JOHN McCAIN?” only gets you so far. And shows your ass.
9:06 p.m. Palin: “Um, can you recap what he said in ‘straight talk’? I don’t get what all these ‘numbers’ and ‘facts’ are about.”
9:07 p.m. Wait if John McCain knows how to win a war, why does he need 100 years in Iraq?
Question: Am I crazy? Wasn’t Palin or her husband party of the Alaskan secessionist party? Ok answered: Her husband was part of that party. She just spoke to the group.
9:11 p.m. A dose of reality from Wasilia Main Street: Women pay for their own rape kits. Ya, let’s bring that to the federal level.
9:12 p.m. Palin coming across very condescending again. Looks like she doesn’t have anything intelligent to say so she’s filling time with bitchiness.
9:17 p.m. Ian likes Palin’s bejeweled American flag pin. Did she make that herself?
9:20 p.m. How can Palin say that she and McCain stand for equal rights when she has already said she doesn’t believe in them? If gays can’t marry, rape victims have to pay for their own kits and women can’t have rights to their own bodies, how is that equal rights? Ohhh equal rights for all male white middle-aged Christians?
9:21 p.m. Biden getting choked up. That is sad. Palin just glosses over it and goes on to John McCain?
9:23 p.m. McCain has been “no maverick on things that matter to people’s lives” !! FUCK YA JOE GET ON IT!!!
9:29 p.m. “I have always been proud to be an American…. except when I wanted to secede.” – Palin
9:30 p.m. She knows middle-class, regular America? Somehow I doubt that.
9:31 p.m. “It was a pleasure to meet you, Gov. Palin. AND RAPE YOU NOW PAY FOR YOUR OWN KIT, SLUT.” Somehow I think that wouldn’t fly if Biden said it. So why is it ok when Palin does?
9:32 p.m. Ya you can accomplish anything in this country. You don’t have to be smart, open-minded or even know what’s going on in the world. If you’re an open vessel ready to spread the lies of the Republican party, you just might be vice president of the U.S.A.
First thought after: I like how the talking heads are saying they are surprised by Biden’s “Nice to meet you” to Palin. She’s only been on the scene for five weeks. Why would he have met her before?
Tweets of the night:
theogeo: Sarah Palin is a fucking abortion of sentient humanity.
GingerSnaps: Ok, if she says Maverick one more time, I’m going to turn the entire bottle up.
faintgraylines: Not to be ugly, but if McCain knows how to win wars, how did he end up at the Hanoi Hilton?
^That one was harsh but SO TRUE. Have to admit I laughed my ass off at it.
FakeSarahPalin: too many big words BRAIN … HURTING … MUST USE CLICHÉ … HELP
bruingeek: Does Sarah realize that the current administration is a Republican administration?
theogeo: IT’S NU-CLEEEEE-ARRRR, YOU FUCKING ARCTIC HILLBILLY!
theogeo: Wonderful, you agree on BEING FUCKING BIGOTS.
FakeSarahPalin: I can’t hear the snakes HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION PPL
jagadiah: Sure I hate it, but I’ll *tolerate* it. What? You’re offended? I just told you how tolerant I am!
jaxn: Uh, how the fuck can you address “climate change” without looking at the causes?
jagadiah: Hey y’all, when I signed my name on a loan that I knew I could never afford, I totally thought the gov’t was taking advantage of me.
I came in to the debate late, and obviously I already hate Palin as a VP choice, but did it seem to anyone else that she got frantic when she had to answer a real question and couldn’t just read off her talking points? If McCain/Palin win, I will be horrified. But if they win and McCain dies and then Palin becomes president (and the Clintons don’t have her offed), Ian and I are quitting America for a while.