Tina Fey Does Some More Palinizing


Arrived in Vienna.
The airplane chatter I eavesdropped on during my Austrian Airlines flight — much of it in Russian — was about the American financial crisis.
— Steve Clemons


23 comments on “Tina Fey Does Some More Palinizing

  1. Special Reports says:

    See the original cut from Palin Couric video – real palin couric interview and the SNL Palin Couric video – saturday night live palin couric video. I hadn’t looked at both and thought SNL was too harsh but after seeing this, I think they were spot on. http://specialreport.com/saturday-night-live-palin-couric-video/


  2. Tahoe Editor says:

    It’s like Piss is constantly asking for more lube. Says a lot about Piss, doesn’t it?


  3. PissedOffAmerican says:

    This is a must read if you are curious how completely McCain has usurped the governing body of Alaskan state politics. Alaskans are not happy, and the Alaskaqn media is beginning to raise a bit of a ruckus. This vindictive ignorant shrew Palin better get the VP slot, because she ain’t going to be very popular when she finally rides her mooseskin rug back to that Wasilla town she’s made a shithole of.
    BTW, google “Lake Lucille” if you want an idea about how much this clownette cares about the environment. She really did make a box-store shithole out of Wasilla. She also left that little burg with a tremendous debt.
    Its amusing seeing Tahoe make light of a politician exercising an extreme abuse of powers. Its like he might as well say, “Yeah, she’s corrupt. So what?” Says a lot about Tahoe, doesn’t it?


  4. Tahoe Editor says:

    STOP THE PRESSES!!! An Alaska woman who owns a company that processes workers’ compensation claims in the state has told an independent investigator that she was urged by the office of Gov. Sarah Palin to deny a benefits claim for Palin’s ex brother-in-law, a state trooper who was involved in an ugly divorce and child custody dispute with Palin’s sister, despite evidence that the claim appeared to be legitimate, according to state officials who were briefed about the conversation.


  5. Kathleen says:

    Tahoe…thanks for the Geroge Will article, Farewell, Election Day….I am concerned about a vanishing election day, but for different reasons… I was thinking martial law and cancelled elections… but I also vote by absentee ballot..and have been advocating it to others for years… so I’m pleased to see the idea is gaining popularity.
    George Will has a mighty peculiar profile of absentee voters….contrary to being lazy folk who won’t get off the couch, we absentee voters are the busiest… traveling for work and projects and maintaining more than one home….
    I vote by absentee ballot as a matter of principle…it’s bad enough that I have to choose between the lesser of two evils, but do I also have to do it at the same time as everyone else? Must I plan my entire life around being in the right place on the right day, at the right hours, for this mad charade?
    I refuse. I will not be herded. Call it political isometrics… I protest every day, in every way…..if everyone would refuse to use faulty voting machines by ALL VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOTS, we would rid the electoral process of them…
    If elected officials want the peoples’ ratification, it should be at our convenience, not theirs…..


  6. yeshe says:

    missed by mainstream media TV … largest demonstration in Alaskan history …


  7. WigWag says:

    From Five Thirty Eight:
    “Capitol Hill sources are telling me that senior McCain people are more than concerned about Palin.
    The campaign has held a mock debate and a mock press conference; both are being described as “disastrous.” One senior McCain aide was quoted as saying, “What are we going to do?” The McCain people want to move this debate to some later, undetermined date, possibly never. People on the inside are saying the Alaska Governor is clueless.”
    Funny how the tide has turned. Just a month ago, people were speculating that Obama should dump Biden. Now Biden looks rock solid.
    It’s Palin who looks like a lead weight around the ankles of McCain.


  8. Dirk says:

    I only hope that Biden can constrain himself from laughing out load when she says something incomprehensible. He should be practicing right now to maintain his demeanor, much as Katie Coric did and for whom I have much new found respect for, during the debate.


  9. Arun says:

    Palin’s net favorability ratings tumbled 21 points in a week. The
    lipstick is rubbing off…


  10. varanassi says:

    dan quayle?!
    shoot. davis and schmidt would KILL for dan quayle right now!!!
    the Big Pick worked for a while, and it probably bought mccain 3 weeks of good numbers and support from the social conservatives that he wouldn’t have had otherwise, but the shelf life on palin is overdue.


  11. Tahoe Editor says:

    Ah, Dan Quayle. I remember thinking it was a good thing for GHWB that no one votes for vice president.
    Voters concerned with inexperience care about the top of the ticket by a factor of 10. You’re in a political backwater, Piss. Don’t bend over, unless you want some more screwing (which of course you do).

    PEOPLE magazine apparently paid Clay Aiken $500,000 for the interview where he admits he’s gay. After hearing about it, the CEOs of Lehman Brothers announced they’re also gay.” — Conan O’Brien
    Here’s the way the bailout works. A failed president and a failed Congress invest $700 million of your money in failed businesses. Believe me, this can’t fail! — Jay Leno

    As long as I can remember, the slogan in Washington was “The federal government ought to behave more like FAMILIES, because families balance their budgets.” Turns out the families looked around and said, “Let’s behave more like the government.” — George Will
    For Kathleen — or whoever it is who’s fearing Election Day meltdown — this one’s for you:
    GEORGE WILL: Farewell, Election Day
    The sentiment expressed by a sly bumper sticker this year (EVERY DISASTER IS A CHANGE) is a cousin of this axiom: Most improvements make matters worse. That axiom is pertinent to this election season because, for many years now, improvers have been toiling to perfect voting procedures.


  12. PissedOffAmerican says:

    You have problems with the content of Taibbi’s piece? Pray tell, what are they?
    Wouldn’t you be more comfortable supporting Dondero on the thread below this one, Mr. Murder? You seem to have the same fondness for unsubstantive rebuttal.


  13. Mr.Murder says:

    Palin is clearly underqualified to say “uhmmmmmm” with clarity, like the One does.


  14. Mr.Murder says:

    Matt Taibbi, the man who made fun of Wes Clark during the 2004 campaign?
    That clown has press credentials still?


  15. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Egads. Unbelievable. The man is a danger to our country. A grave danger.
    Sarah Palin is defended by the man whose opinion matters most: John McCain
    You’ve read about the harsh language lobbed at Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, for her performance in her interviews last week with Katie Couric of CBS. That was followed by the call on Friday from conservative columnist Kathleen Parker that Palin take to heart the slogan of the GOP campaign — “Country first” — and, for the good of the country, retreat gracefully from the ticket.
    But if you ask the fellow who picked her for the ticket, John McCain, about whether that criticism has caused him to rethink his choice (as George Stephanopoulos did today on ABC’s “This Week”), you’ll get this answer: No way, no how.
    STEPHANOPOULOS: OK. Well, let me ask you a different question, though. What do you make of some of the criticism that Sarah Palin has — has gotten over the last couple of weeks, including from many conservatives coming out of her interviews this week?
    Kathleen Parker wrote in the Washington Post this morning, “It’s increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn’t know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions require her promotion.”
    MCCAIN: It’s a free country. I’m so excited …
    STEPHANOPOULOS: You don’t agree?
    MCCAIN: Listen, I’m so excited about the reaction that Sarah Palin has gotten across this country, huge turnouts, enthusiasm, excitement. She knows how to communicate directly with people. They respond in a way that I’ve — that I’ve seldom seen.
    You know, they can complain all they want to. I’ll rely on the American people. The American people have responded to her in a way that’s been wonderful. And I’ve had — what
    a wonderful person, a great leader, and the most popular governor in America.
    The things that she’s done are exactly what we’re going to do in Washington. Kathleen Parker, if that’s her name, go right ahead and criticize.
    STEPHANOPOULOS: So no second thoughts?
    MCCAIN: Go right ahead and criticize. I’m — I’m so happy that she is part of the team. And she’s brought a kind of exuberance and a kind of excitement that makes you really think that political campaigns again can still be something that is an exciting trip.
    — Leslie Hoffecker


  16. chopper says:

    The bar is being set for her so low, she basically has to not drool on herself and vomit up her dinner during the debate, and the conservative media bias amongst will proclaim her the victor.


  17. jean says:

    Palin is very appealing to Americans
    who mainly get their news from TV, and I don’t
    mean c-span.
    Palin is widely under estimated.
    She is candidate that appeals to evangelicals,
    neolibs,people who think small gov is good, etc.
    Palin is powerful.
    Palin’s acceptance speech didn’t miss a beat.
    I’m the anti-Palin vote.
    I used to be anti-Hillary….


  18. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Palin’s History of Ethical Lapses Revealed
    By Jason Leopold
    The Public Record
    Sunday, September 28, 2008
    Favoured : 1
    Published in : Politics
    When John McCain trotted out Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign and much of the U.S. news media depicted the Alaska governor as an ethics “reformer” whose meteoric political rise came from her confronting corruption within her own state Republican Party.
    But a closer look at Palin’s short political career reveals that she committed some of the same ethical lapses that she has attacked, especially during her unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor in 2002. She also has shown herself to be a thin-skinned politician quick to see herself as the target of conspiracies.
    In 2002, Palin – still mayor of Wasilla with a population of about 6,700 – ran much of her campaign for lieutenant governor out of Wasilla City Hall on city time, according to documents first obtained in July 2, 2006 by an editor for Voice of the Times newspaper in Anchorage. (I obtained some of those documents from former Wasilla city officials this week.
    The documents show that Palin used city computers to manage her campaign and billed taxpayers for mailings, phone calls and literature. Palin also had her city secretary, Mary Bixby, print 75 thank-you notes to campaign donors and book a campaign related trip Ketchikan in May 2002 while on city time.
    Former city officials said Palin and her campaign staff worked upwards of 10 hours a day using Wasilla City Hall as her campaign headquarters where campaign faxes were sent and received, and campaign staffers used city phones to solicit donations.


  19. carol says:

    John McCain has proved that his famous COUNTRY FIRST is JUST a slogan, if he really had the country’s interest at heart he would never had used such POOR JUDGEMENT by choosing Sarah Palin.
    It is obvious that he was grasping at straws…..anything will do to throw the limelight off Senator Obama….bad, bad mistake.
    Hopefully most American’s by now will see this ticket for what it really is just a political stunt,which I fear has gone terribly, terribly wrong!!!
    Still, there is a silver lining to all this we will have two highly intelligent people in charge of this country come Nov…..and it can’t come a moment too soon.


  20. Linda says:

    McCain is stuck with his bad decision on VP and can’t really change at this point—still is saying what a terffic choice he made.
    That choice probably will cost him the election.


  21. PissedOffAmerican says:

    This pretty well sums it up….
    Mad Dog Palin
    By Matt Taibbi, RollingStone.com.
    The scariest thing about John McCain’s running mate isn’t how unqualified she is — it’s what her candidacy says about America.
    I’m standing outside the XCEL ENERGY CENTER in St. Paul Minnesota Sarah Palin has just finished her speech to the Republican National Convention, accepting the party’s nomination for vice president. If I hadn’t quit my two-packs-a-day habit earlier this year, I’d be chain-smoking now. So the only thing left is to stand mute against the fit-for-a-cheap-dog-kennel crowd-control fencing you see everywhere at these idiotic conventions and gnaw on weird new feelings of shock and anarchist rage as one would a rawhide chew toy.
    All around me, a million cops in their absurd post-9/11 space-combat get-ups stand guard as assholes in papier-mache puppet heads scramble around for one last moment of network face time before the coverage goes dark. Four-chinned delegates from places like Arkansas and Georgia are pouring joyously out the gates in search of bars where they can load up on Zombies and Scorpion Bowls and other “wild” drinks and extramaritally grope their turkey-necked female companions in bathroom stalls as part of the “unbelievable time” they will inevitably report to their pals back home. Only 21st-century Americans can pass through a metal detector six times in an hour and still think they’re at a party.
    The defining moment for me came shortly after Palin and her family stepped down from the stage to uproarious applause, looking happy enough to throw a whole library full of books into a sewer. In the crush to exit the stadium, a middle-aged woman wearing a cowboy hat, a red-white-and-blue shirt and an obvious eye job gushed to a male colleague they were both wearing badges identifying them as members of the Colorado delegation at the Xcel gates.
    “She totally reminds me of my cousin!” the delegate screeched. “She’s a real woman! The real thing!”
    I stared at her open-mouthed. In that moment, the rank cynicism of the whole sorry deal was laid bare. Here’s the thing about Americans. You can send their kids off by the thousands to get their balls blown off in foreign lands for no reason at all, saddle them with billions in debt year after congressional year while they spend their winters cheerfully watching game shows and football, pull the rug out from under their mortgages, and leave them living off their credit cards and their Wal-Mart salaries while you move their jobs to China and Bangalore.
    And none of it matters, so long as you remember a few months before Election Day to offer them a two-bit caricature culled from some cutting-room-floor episode of Roseanne as part of your presidential ticket. And if she’s a good enough likeness of a loudmouthed middle-American archetype, as Sarah Palin is, John Q. Public will drop his giant-size bag of Doritos in gratitude, wipe the Sizzlin’ Picante dust from his lips and rush to the booth to vote for her. Not because it makes sense, or because it has a chance of improving his life or anyone else’s, but simply because it appeals to the low-humming narcissism that substitutes for his personality, because the image on TV reminds him of the mean, brainless slob he sees in the mirror every morning.
    Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she’s a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power.
    Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she’s the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV -and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.
    continues at……


  22. PissedOffAmerican says:

    The following article was removed from the Fox News website in record time, less than two hours.
    Conservatives Begin Questioning Palin’s Heft
    FOXNews -37 minutes ago
    A growing number of Republicans are expressing concern about Sarah Palin’s uneven – and sometimes downright awkward – performances in her limited media appearances.


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