Friday, October 03, 2008

The Obligatory Debate Analysis

(I know I'm not the only one who remembers how to spell "analysis" because of its first four letters.)

Forget the spinners. They had their stories written before the debate was over. David Brooks this morning leads with, "There she was, resplendent in black," thereby cementing which of his readers will continue and which readers will promptly take his column out to the yard to pick up dog shit.

Michelle Malkin, who is nothing less than a modern-day Goebbels, is ridiculous in her praise, including the title the fan girl gives her piece, "Sarah Rocks!" (Exclamation Michelle's, not mine.)

In the end, if you loved her before, you love her even more now. If you didn't like her before, you're only sorry she didn't freak out and run offstage. If you were neutral and "undecided," you likely still are.

After the liars are done lying, the sober will see this for what it was: a wind-up doll reading notes that had little to do with the questions being asked. I suppose after a month of intense cramming and debate-prep, any one of us could've pulled it off. But in today's politics, that's a "victory." We're living in a Reality TV show.

You can like her spunk and her "charm" and her plucky go-get-'em-ness, but if you can see this person sitting in the White House making decisions that will affect you and me, you live in a different world than I do.

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  • When the barometer is "did she fail?" We have a very sad standard.

    In reality, I just don't think she represents the country, she represents a caricature of the country.

    By Blogger CJB, at October 3, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

  • Actually, Sarah Palin is remarkably like the average mom I meet at the playground. They aren't caricatures. They're often quite nice and fun to chat with for a few moments.

    But they are shortsighted, inexperienced, and less educated people than the sort I'd like to have LEADING the country. I wouldn't want to discuss childcare and pot roast recipes with Barack Obama or John McCain anymore than I want to watch Sarah Palin lead anything.

    By Anonymous Cleanser, at October 3, 2008 at 1:18 PM  

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