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SNL Does the Veep Debate

It was inevitable.

"Saturday Night Live" offered their take on Thursday night's vice presidential debate between Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden -- hitting all the high notes of the back and forth between the two number twos.

Palin was played -- as always -- by the incomparable Tina Fey. Jason Sudeikis played Biden while Queen Latifah played moderator Gwen Ifill.

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 5, 2008; 9:52 AM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Veepstakes  
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Tina Fey is a talented actress but there is no way she can act as dumb as Gov. Palin really is. The woman is a living bit of satire for the level of our politics. You can't mock a joke.

Posted by: light_bearer | October 7, 2008 12:31 AM | Report abuse


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Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.


What is worse is that Obama exposed his children to the HATE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR YEARS.


EXPOSED HIS CHILDREN TO THAT RACIST HATE UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS CHILDREN TO THE RACIST CHURCH !


IF A WHITE candidate had a similar church, the Washignton Post would be railing against that candidate.


The bias is great, the racism is unbelievable. The media has given Obama so many passes.


Then they have to go and get some FALSE CHARGES FROM DECADES AGO.


Investigate Obama and his democratic friends in Chicago.


Investigate his friend REZKO who has been indicted and whose story much of America does not know.


Investigate all the connections between Michele Obama and Farrakhan.


BE SERIOUS MEDIA.


YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING DRINKING THE KOOL-AID OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS AS IF IT WERE TRUTH.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 6, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 6, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

you get appointed to a conservative board with a 60 year old education professor, and that's the basis for a charge that you pal around with terrorists, because this 60 year old was a Vietnam era protestor when you were 8 years old in a group that set off some explosives that didn't do any damage, and for which he was never charged with anything.

And of course you denounce what he did when you were 8, and you haven't seen him at all in 3 years, and he hasn't been a terrorist since McCAin was a POW even if he has no regrets for having been one.

Palin did more than that, she said that Obama thought the US was so imperfect that he saw the need to pal around with terrorists. That makes a causal link that he sees terrorism as a way to correct those imperfections (what else can it mean to say that he pals around with terrorists BECAUSE he sees the US as imperfect?) and of course she wants you to think muslim terrorists, not Medicare age Vietnam War protestors.

might as well just quit pussyfooting around and say that Obama supports terrorism as a change strategy and get it over with.

Palin has joined McCain (Obama wants to teach safe sex in kindergarten) in the gutter. They are perfect for each other. Both slime.

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 6, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

"how about OBAMA TEACHING ACORN how to organize and blackmail banks into providing mortgages to black families that COULD NOT AFFORD a down payment"
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If you want to know the origin of his facet of the mortgage meltdown please refer to President Bush's "ownership society" speech.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 6, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

If someone can give me a correct and honest answer on the following two questions, It would go a long way in helping me decide how to vote in national election 2008.

1. With a 10 trillion debt soon to be 11 trillion and growing by 1/2 trillion each year, how can we pay that down. Where does the money come from?

Note: I understand the cost of our present wars are off the books.

2. If each taypayer was given a $5,000 credit on his tax bill to help pay for medical insurance, what happens to a family of five making $50,000 (over the national average) and pays little or no federal income tax. Where does the $5,000 come from?

Posted by: eda11 | October 6, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I don't ever want to see another politician WINK at me. As if to say "Now don't you worry yer lil' head."

I'm a f***ing taxpayer with a conscience and an intellect, and I own the right to vote your bulls**t backwoods ignorance and your cock-eyed religiosity back to the stone age, you cheeky trollop.

Don't you dare to presume that I'm going to forget who is responsible for the last eight years.

Wink at me again.

Posted by: poortrekker | October 6, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

...So, 40 year old history is now news....The Vietnam War as a travesty in this nation back then, so when the RNC/GOP lie machine are unable to talk about the real problems that need to be discussed, economy, health care, war, unemployment, aids, they come up with this crapola....

peeeuuu Palin should keep her idiotic and repetitive mouth shut...with her Caribou Barbie pull string in her back....

What about news from just 2 weeks ago....

Katie: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part as your foreign policy experience, what do you mean by that?

Sarah: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side... the land... uhh boundary... that we have with uhhh Canada. It it it's fff-funny that a comment like that was uh kind of made to...... uhh... character.......uhh......I don't know.....you know.......reporters...

Katie: Mocked?

Sarah: Yeah, mocked. I guess that's the word. Yeah. umm....

Katie: Well, explain to why that enhances your foreign policy credentials?

Sarah: Well, it certainly does. Because our......our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They are in the state that I am the executive of.

Katie: Have you ever been in an negotiations for example with the Russians

Sarah: We have trade missions back and forth we... we... It's very important when you even consider nation security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and and uh comes into the a a a air space of the United States of America wh wh where do they go? It's Alaska, it's just right over the border. It it is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that.... an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there they are right next to umm our state.

....What about the Keating five in 1988 20-year-old story when McCaint was 52...

The story may be old, but it's recently become surprisingly relevant to current events -- we are, after all, talking about a scandal involving major bank failures, financial fraud and greed, and political ineptitude.

There is history repeating itself 20 years later....

McCaint is running with a message about his ability to "reform" both DC and Wall Street record.

I agree with Jack Cafferty at CNN and his take on that CBS Interview...

Watch that report @
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8__aXxXPVc

McCaint is no hero...but peeeuuu Palin is a hero sandwich...full of old baloney

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 6, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

From all the postings from upset old man McCain fans and his trainee VP, its obvious Tina Fey hit the target right on the head. No matter how much these folks yell, you can't deny the truth that this VP choice is a joke.

Shows you what old man McCain really thinks of the American voter.

Posted by: NewEra | October 6, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

miller51550: Slavery had more support in America than your current political positions. Give it a rest and let the grown-ups save the country.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 6, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

This was Fey's best satire of Palin yet. While her last two efforts were more outrageously hilarious takes on Palin's deer in headlights persona, this skit was smart to avoid that level and focus instead on her total lack of in depth knowledge but skill with the teleprompter. I especially enjoyed the line about marriage being a sacred bond between two teenagers.

Palin is so completely out of her league that she is a veritable goldmine of jokes. That Fey is able to portray different caricatures of her and still come away as extremely funny is a testament to Fey's talent, and Palin's lack thereof.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 6, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

how about OBAMA TEACHING ACORN how to organize and blackmail banks into providing mortgages to black families that COULD NOT AFFORD a down payment. When the investigation is done...ACORN, and the Democrats will be the down fall of Freddie and FAnnies.


I hope and pray that the democrats voting for Obama take time at look at the one hour special run on Obama radical history this PM.

The vote on qualifications and the next depression if OBAMA IS ELECTED.

Posted by: miller51550 | October 6, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

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JUST A LITTLE FACT CHECKING

Barack Obama Never Organized with ACORN

Discredited Republican voter-suppression guru Ken Blackwell is attacking Barack Obama with naked lies about his supposed connection to ACORN.

• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.
• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
• Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.

In his capacity as an attorney, Barack represented ACORN in a successful lawsuit alongside the U.S. Department of Justice against the state of Illinois to force state compliance with a federal voting access law. For his work helping enforce the law, called “Motor Voter,” Barack received the IVI-IPO Legal Eagle Award in 1995. (For more about Barack’s career, check out our Obama bio.)

Ken Blackwell is best known today for disenfranchising Democratic voters in his dual role as Ohio Secretary of State and chair of George Bush’s Ohio campaign in 2004. To see him shed crocodile tears for the integrity of the vote while making accusations about Barack and ACORN with absolutely no basis in fact is disturbing.

Blackwell’s attacks against ACORN and community organizers continue a vile Republican pattern of mockery and viciousness against this noble profession. Community organizers are the very individuals Republicans should be celebrating for helping people to help themselves rather than depending on the government.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 6, 2008 3:01 AM | Report abuse

You media elite types should watch what you say.

Listen to Sarah remind us that freedom of the press is a privilege.

From the Daily Kos, on the Fox interview:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/5/213123/964/231/621158

Posted by: bhare | October 6, 2008 2:42 AM | Report abuse

As for the "palling with terrorists" remark, however, may she get a horrid case of hives.

Look, I'm trying not to be too negative, okay? ; )

Posted by: old_hippie | October 6, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

I don't watch SNL so thanks for posting the clip! Pretty dang funny stuff.

Sarah Palin does bring a breath of air to this race. Smells like Glade though. ; )

Posted by: old_hippie | October 6, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

As an American I DEMAND EQUAL TIME ON snl.

How about a picture of OBAMA smoking pot AND doing Coke in College.

How about Obama and Ayers talking about how they want to get rid of the Teachers Union in Chicago so that Ayers can teach is Radical Vies.

Or how about OBAMA TEACHING ACORN how to organize and blackmail banks into providing mortgages to black families that COULD NOT AFFORD a down payment. When the investigation is done...ACORN, and the Democrats will be the down fall of Freddie and FAnnies.

You can have Obama with a PIG WITH LIPSTICK on it for all the PORK he has requested in 941 days in office over 193 million dollars or over 1 million per day.

Unfortunately if SNL even did a skit CRITICAL of Obama.. THERE WOULD BE LAWYERS CLAIMING RACISM within hours after the show aired.

I hope and pray that the democrats voting for Obama take time at look at the one hour special run on Obama radical history this PM.

The vote on qualifications and the next depression if OBAMA IS ELECTED.

Posted by: miller51550 | October 6, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

"Oh, sure I get it - you mean Obama's "PAY OR PLAY" structure that REQUIRES small business to provide healthcare or pay a penalty"

Being a small business owner does not give a person license to exploit his workers.

I bet you would allow small business owners to lower the minimum wage.

Many small business owners have a conscience and take care of their workers.

Many stiff their employees and expect Medicaid to provide, and these are the first "businessmen" to complain about socialism whenever the tax bill comes due.

Thank goodness that CHANGE is coming to Washington.

OBAMA/BIDEN '08!!!!!!!

Posted by: Oand37thStreet | October 5, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Now that we’ve committed $750 Billion to the Bailout, Obama’s Health Plan proposal for insuring 47 Million Americans with public funding is as obsolete as a recipe for Roast Dodo and as meaningful as an Edict from the Commissioner of the More Taste League.

Posted by: thecannula | October 5, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

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The structure can still be put in place even though it is not yet funded.
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Oh, sure I get it - you mean Obama's "PAY OR PLAY" structure that REQUIRES small business to provide healthcare or pay a penalty- worse for jobs than McCain's taxing employer provided healthplans then PROVIDING a tax credit- I'm SURE THAT will be put in place right away by the most liberal member of the senate. By the way, voting against the Infant Protection Act Twice is the stuff of "Social Holocaust"- Barbara Boxer and Ted Kennedy didn't....why did Obama?

Posted by: thecannula | October 5, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

By the way, I'm a proud member of the Obama campaign. (unpaid, unfortunately, heh)

Posted by: DDAWD | October 5, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Chris. I don't have a TV, and this is a must-see for a political news junkie.

Posted by: jhbyer | October 5, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Libs are actually pretty happy about Palin. I knew a lot of people who were undecided until last Thursday. Undecided no longer.

And on Monday, many of them are casting their ballots

Posted by: DDAWD | October 5, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

I am a little confused, the syntax seems like it is the same person.


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The real Oand37thStreet here.

I will not let the impostor slander a great American.

From now through election day, I will match the impostor. Post for post.

He is a stupid donkey. A stupid, stupid, stupid donkey.

A foolish burro like that does not deserve an opinion. I will queer his spin.

Count on it.

Obama/Biden '08!!!

Posted by: Oand37thStreet | October 5, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Now that we’ve committed $750 Billion to the Bailout, Obama’s Health Plan proposal for insuring 47 Million Americans with public funding is as obsolete as a recipe for Roast Dodo and as meaningful as an Edict from the Commissioner of the More Taste League.

Posted by: thecannula | October 5, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

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The structure can still be put in place even though it is not yet funded. That is the most important part, getting started. He will do it, I have met Obama numerous times and Health care is one of his most important issues. It will absolutely happen is some form even if not as he would like to. There are a lot of things that need to be done and there are certainly priorities and health care is one of them. Hundreds of thousands die every year. It is a social holocaust that can not be allowed to continue.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse


The real Oand37thStreet here.

I will not let the impostor slander a great American.

From now through election day, I will match the impostor. Post for post.

He is a stupid donkey. A stupid, stupid, stupid donkey.

A foolish burro like that does not deserve an opinion. I will queer his spin.

Count on it.

Obama/Biden '08!!!

Posted by: Oand37thStreet | October 5, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Now that we’ve committed $750 Billion to the Bailout, Obama’s Health Plan proposal for insuring 47 Million Americans with public funding is as obsolete as a recipe for Roast Dodo and as meaningful as an Edict from the Commissioner of the More Taste League.

Posted by: thecannula | October 5, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

What are you talking about, I have said I volunteer for Obama many times. I am proud to say I am sure my wife and myself with our people have had a lot to do with how well Obama is doing in Florida. I think we are going to win it now.
No one pays me by the way I have donated thousands to the Obama campaign.

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I do not believe it is unreasonable at this point to request that you and your friends identify yourselves as being a part of the Obama campaign.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I haven't twisted the story, I didn't think one way or another about it till this election. When I see Mccain "Does" have a bag of tools he is ready and willing to reach into. Being a well practiced liar is just one of them regardless how he got so good at it. Trouble for Mccain is, in this day and age with phone cameras and youtube liars like Mccain are quickly exposed. In the past he could just deny having said something and it would be your word against his. Today there is youtube and what people say is around the world in minutes.

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Popasmoke


You are a pathetic sick deceptive person - what a person does as POW is a reflection of a STRONG CHARACTER

Instead you twisted sick person you twist the real meaning of this story.

Your character is so low I have difficulty describing you.

Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Popasmoke


I am personally upset that just about everyone coming from the Obama campaign and you in particular is deceptive.


It is pathetic.


McCain and Bush DO NOT GET ALONG - THEY HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR YEARS.

Yet you keep saying they are the same. That is deceptive.


You say McCain would be the 'third Bush term'

You people CAN NOT COUNT.


This is the third Bush term. We had his father and two for the younger Bush.

Engage on the issues.


OH You can not - the problem is Obama wants HIGH TAXES


That is NOT the way to go.


OBAMA IS LYING ABOUT WILLIAM AYERS THE TWO WERE CLOSE

OBAMA IS BEING DECEPTIVE ABOUT HIS CHURCH - THE RACIST ONE THAT HATES WHITES.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Popasmoke


I do not believe it is unreasonable at this point to request that you and your friends identify yourselves as being a part of the Obama campaign.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

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Popasmoke


You are a pathetic sick deceptive person - what a person does as POW is a reflection of a STRONG CHARACTER

Instead you twisted sick person you twist the real meaning of this story.

Your character is so low I have difficulty describing you.


All I can say is that you are being extremely irresponsible with your children and this nation by supporting Obama.


You have a Constitutional responsibility to vote for the best person for President, instead you have decided "it would be cool" to twist that responsibility for the good of the nation into some affirmative action program. You are pathetic and sick.


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Mccain brags about being a liar and tells it with pride. Like almost every story Mccain tells much of them are lies. Even the ones that are very good stories as they are like his wife adopting the baby. He still can't just tell the truth and has to embellish it.
Mccain almost fits the old joke how do you know when he is lying, "His mouth is moving".
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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

If he had nominated Romney he may have had a chance to win. Palin was a gift that keeps on giving for the dems. Mccain spends half his time defending Palin the rest playing wet nurse to her.


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Sarah Palin Rules.

AND the liberals are really angry about it.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Mccain brags about being a liar and tells it with pride. Like almost every story Mccain tells much of them are lies. Even the ones that are very good stories as they are like his wife adopting the baby. He still can't just tell the truth and has to embellish it.
Mccain almost fits the old joke how do you know when he is lying, "His mouth is moving".
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Can your bosses at the Obama campaign come up with some better campaign slogans other than "the other guy is a liar" ????

Obama has already been a complete FRAUD to his initial campaign themes of the post-racial and post-partisan candidate so we all understand that Obama's staff has to come up with something else.

However calling "the other guy a liar" is a little pathetic and it simple falls flat.

Would you like me to make some suggestions?


How about this "The only economic or business experience Obama has is buying cocaine." Oh sorry that does not help your side at all.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin Rules.

AND the liberals are really angry about it.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Popasmoke


Can your bosses at the Obama campaign come up with some better campaign slogans other than "the other guy is a liar" ????

Obama has already been a complete FRAUD to his initial campaign themes of the post-racial and post-partisan candidate so we all understand that Obama's staff has to come up with something else.

However calling "the other guy a liar" is a little pathetic and it simple falls flat.

Would you like me to make some suggestions?


How about this "The only economic or business experience Obama has is buying cocaine." Oh sorry that does not help your side at all.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 5, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

She must have a different definition then most. I picture "Joe six pack" as the guy you see "Cops" in the road drunk without a shirt with his trailer in the background.
Palin is little more then a political Stooge who repeats what ever they put in her mouth. She is one of the most public jokes to come around in a long time.


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Are many people offended to be lumped together with a caricature of a couch potato called "Joe Sixpack?" This was a derisive journalistic description at one time, but now a VP candidate revels in it.

Am I over sensitive to feel demeaned and talked down to by SHP?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 5, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

JOHN MCCAIN, HE REGARDS LYING AS AN ART HE IS PROUD OF AND BRAGS ABOUT IT
I heard Mccain say something once I found interesting in light of this election. He was talking and braged that one of the things he learned as a POW was the ability to lie and be deceptive. Look you right in the face and lie. He said you had to if you were to survive as a POW. This was at a VFW hall he was speaking at around the time he wrote one of his books. I knew nothing about Mccain at the time and being president was far in his future. It stuck with me though and I was reminded of it in this election. When cornered Mccain will say or do anything to survive. I believe Mccain has no problem telling lies even today, including professing to being a straight talker. He lies about being honest. He is a walking catch-22. Is he lying when he says he is not lying? With him the truth is what ever serves his needs at the time he says it. You have been seeing it the last few months as he swears he didn't say something he said only the day before and continues the lie even in the face of proof like a tape of him saying it. Lying to Mccain is a tool, I suspect that has served him well all his life be it in his private life, such as cheating on his wife, or in politics. Mccain is not a compulsive liar, he is a well practiced liar.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

HOW CAN THEY COME UP WITH A 'SOLUTION'
WHEN THEY DON'T YET KNOW THE CAUSE?

TARGETING OF AMERICANS BY GOV'T AGENCIES
A ROOT CAUSE OF WALL STREET MELTDOWN?

Once again, Congress rushed through emergency legislation -- socializing the capital markets, ceding effective control of the economy to the government.

Officials continue to blame lax lending policies on the part of the mortgage industry for spawning this crisis.

But were lenders ORDERED to offer "easy credit" to people "targeted" by government agencies?

Is government "extra-judicial targeting" of American citizens a root cause of the mortgage meltdown that spawned the broader financial crisis?

And is there a disinformation campaign underway to blame the Democrats, instead of ideologues who have hijacked federal agencies as their tool of "social engineering"?

Consider this:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/targeting-u-s-citizens-govt-agencies-root-cause-wall-street-financial-crisis OR
http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 5, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Are many people offended to be lumped together with a caricature of a couch potato called "Joe Sixpack?" This was a derisive journalistic description at one time, but now a VP candidate revels in it.

Am I over sensitive to feel demeaned and talked down to by SHP?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 5, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

AlanInMissoula -

pls eml me at

mark_in_austin@operamail.com

all will be explained.

JD, you should, also.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 5, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Interesting once again, BIDEN compulsive lying is not called out! Amazing bias, they can't even admit Palin won.

Posted by: oscar1234
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When I watched Sesame Street, first as a youngster, then as a parent, I saw that Oscar lived in a trash can.

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And he was quite a grouchy SOB too!

Posted by: PeixeGato | October 5, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Interesting once again, BIDEN compulsive lying is not called out! Amazing bias, they can't even admit Palin won.

Posted by: oscar1234
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When I watched Sesame Street, first as a youngster, then as a parent, I saw that Oscar lived in a trash can.

Posted by: edlharris | October 5, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse


Here's a question to ask yourselves:

Out of all the candidates, which one is smart and collected enough to get our country out of the mess it is in?

Posted by: JacobtheWrestler | October 5, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I though the SBL piece was a pretty good send-up. I don't think the actual debate will have much sway. There was no "You're no Jack Kennedy" moment. And even with that, rmeember that Quayle and Bush won that election anyway.

Palin didn't pee all over the floor, if that's what some were expecting. Therefore she didn't do anything to make things worse. She also didn't talk about much of substance, instead offering up slogans and chiches.

In the end, it's Obama vs McCain and the top ten issues: The economy, economy, economy, economy, economy, economy, economy, economy, economy and the economy.

Posted by: AlaninMissoula | October 5, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Why don't we just have Tina Fey debate Joe Biden, at least we would hear something intelligent and comprehensible come out of Fey's mouth than the blather and folksy talk (does anyone actually talk like that in real life?) that Palin spouted.

Posted by: homer4 | October 5, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Scranton was first nicknamed the Electric City when people were electrocuted by walking over sidewalk grates. SNL/Biden right on the money...

Posted by: jameo1 | October 5, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Palin says that Obama hangs out with terrorist William Ayers, leading me to wonder why Bush has allowed an apparent terrorist to live freely within US borders for eight years. And why his daddy and Reagan allowed Ayers to do the same, apparently, for 12 years.

I mean, if Ayers really were a terrorist, wouldn't Bush have him locked up?

I think Bush hates America. Or maybe Palin is just stupid. Or maybe both.

Posted by: castanea | October 5, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

ROFL

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 5, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Is it making a difference? Three +7s for Obama nationally. +10 in Penn and a +18(!) in Minnesota. +7 in Ohio as well

Tie in Colorado now, so that's good for McCain.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 5, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Palinese appears to be a new form of,
If you can't "Dazzle them with Brilliance", "Baffle them with Bullsh*t". The question is, has she perfected this speaking method or is she incapable of listening to,comprehending, and responding to a question?

One thing is for certain, Audie Murphy, she "ain't"...reminds me a bit of the ramblings of Goldie Hawn on Laugh-In in the 60's which was comedy TV. Frightening to think this style or lack thereof is taken seriously and not as a joke. We're talking the 2nd position in the world standing. Too many other countries are still laughing at our choices in picking the current "heehaw in chief". It's time for America to again be viewed as a serious world leader. Leave the jokes for the comedy shows.

Posted by: PolishThinker | October 5, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

John McCain and Sarah palin are what we need for our country. john mccain has proven himself as a man of action, as man who serves this nation and loves this nation and the costitutional freedoms this antion is built on. obama is showing that he despises our constitution by threating stations that are airing ads he doesn't like. He is also on may occassions shown lack of patriotism and appreciation for this nation. And how can anyone seriously think he would be better for the economy. He has absolutely done nothing in his career. He has never written a piece of legislation and 130 times could not even vote a yes or no and on top of that i have never heard him come with any ideas and rejects every good idea that other people come with. On national securityhe would compromise us. He is so naive and seems to be weak when it come to fighting evil and make no mistake about it there is evil in this world.

Posted by: diaco7529 | October 5, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse
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You mean this John Mccain?

THE Admiral SON.

In Oct. 26, 1967, the admiral's son while flying his 23rd mission over North Vietnam, once again fell from the sky, this time landing in the hands of a brutal enemy. He was beaten and bayoneted. His shoulder was smashed and his right calf was nearly perpendicular to his knee.
The severely wounded McCain was finally thrown on the back of a truck and hauled to the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison camp. Immediately, his captors began to interrogate him using sadistic methods they had perfected on hundreds of captured U.S. servicemen before him.

His interrogators demanded military information. When he refused, his guards kicked and pounded him mercilessly.
McCain admits that three to four days after he was captured, he promised the Vietnamese, "I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital."
McCain also admits that the Vietnamese rushed him to a hospital, but denies he was given "special medical treatment" because of his promise.
He claims he was given medical care normally unavailable to captured Americans only because the Vietnamese learned he was the son of Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., the soon-to-be commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific including those fighting in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese figured that because POW McCain's father was of such high military rank that he was of royalty or the governing circle in the United States. Thereafter the communist bragged that they had captured "the crown prince"and treated him as a "special prisoner."

Less than two weeks after McCain was taken to a hospital, Hanoi's press began quoting him giving specific military information, including the name of the aircraft carrier on which he was based, numbers of U.S. pilots that had been lost, the number of aircraft in his flight, information about location of rescue ships and the order of which his attack was supposed to take place.
There is also evidence that McCain received "special" medical treatment from a Soviet physician.

After he was out of the hospital, McCain continued cooperating with the North Vietnamese for a period of three years. He made radio broadcasts for the communists and met with foreign delegations, including the Cubans. He was interviewed by at least two North Vietnamese generals one of whom was Vietnam's national hero, General Vo Nguyen Giap.

On June 4, 1969, a U.S. wire service story headlined "PW Songbird Is Pilot Son of Admiral," reported one of McCain's radio broadcasts: "Hanoi has aired a broadcast in which the pilot son of the United States commander in the Pacific, Adm. John McCain, purportedly admits to having bombed civilian targets in North Vietnam and praises medical treatment he has received since being taken prisoner.
McCain says he violated the Code of Conduct only when the North Vietnamese brutally tortured him. He further claims that he was so distraught afterwards that he tried to commit suicide. He has never explained why his "aid to the enemy" continued for more than three years.

Even though there are no reports in the public record from other POWs who witnessed McCain's claims of torture and heroics or his attempted suicide, the American media has accepted his version of events word for word, no questions asked.

Yet, the same press that transformed the admiral's son into an "incredible war hero--an inspiration to all Americans," vilified the two grunts.
Comparing the incidents surrounding the fates of three POWs,' who collaborated with the enemy, makes one question why two faced possible execution for treason, while the third won acclaim as a hero fit to be President of the United States.
Once more, Lady Luck had smiled on John McCain . . . or was it the admiral?

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Interesting once again, BIDEN compulsive lying is not called out! Amazing bias, they can't even admit Palin won.

Posted by: oscar1234 | October 5, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

John McCain and Sarah palin are what we need for our country. john mccain has proven himself as a man of action, as man who serves this nation and loves this nation and the costitutional freedoms this antion is built on. obama is showing that he despises our constitution by threating stations that are airing ads he doesn't like. He is also on may occassions shown lack of patriotism and appreciation for this nation. And how can anyone seriously think he would be better for the economy. He has absolutely done nothing in his career. He has never written a piece of legislation and 130 times could not even vote a yes or no and on top of that i have never heard him come with any ideas and rejects every good idea that other people come with. On national securityhe would compromise us. He is so naive and seems to be weak when it come to fighting evil and make no mistake about it there is evil in this world.

Posted by: diaco7529 | October 5, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

AP SAYS PALIN'S PLAYING RACE CARD

AP says Palin, who in her acceptance speech quoted the late Westbrook Pegler (whose bigotry was set out by RFK Jr. recently in HuffPo), is playing the race card against O.

Excerpt from article:

"Analysis: Palin's words carry racial tinge

Oct 5 10:43 AM US/Eastern
By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign.
And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret.

First, Palin's attack shows that her energetic debate with rival Joe Biden may be just the beginning, not the end, of a sharpened role in the battle to win the presidency.

"Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country," Palin told a group of donors in Englewood, Colo. A deliberate attempt to smear Obama, McCain's ticket-mate echoed the line at three separate events Saturday.

"This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America," she said. "We see America as a force of good in this world. We see an America of exceptionalism."

Her reference to Obama's relationship with William Ayers, a member of the Vietnam-era Weather Underground, was exaggerated at best if not outright false. No evidence shows they were "pals" or even close when they worked on community boards years ago and Ayers hosted a political event for Obama early in his career.

Obama, who was a child when the Weathermen were planting bombs, has denounced Ayers' radical views and actions."


Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 5, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

ooops typo....that should be
McCain was one of the 'few' Senators to vote against the legislation. McCain hasn't been a 'new' Senator since Sarah Palin was in pre-school.

Regarding McCain, not many joined him, 18 others to be exact, for the October 2007 'nay' vote.

See for yourself.

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/10/palin-mccain-believe-rape-victims.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | October 5, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Too bad that Palin was never asked why she allowed the institution of the policy of making rape victims pay for their sexual assault exams during her tenure as mayor.

Maybe at the next presidential debate, Senator McCain can explain why he has been one of the new Senators to vote against legislation to outlaw such a policy.

Don't take my word for it. Just follow my links to the legislation and read for yourself.

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/10/palin-mccain-believe-rape-victims.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | October 5, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I maintain that Sarah Palin herself is funnier than the SNL Palin. SNL, as usual, is running a one-note skit into the ground.

Posted by: bondjedi | October 5, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

PatrickNYC1, it seems America is getting it.

DailyKos's poll has O up 12, and ahead in every battleground state including FL, OH, VA, and NC. He's at 353 in the electoral polling. Even accounting for the "Bradley effect" (which I think is countered by expected increased turnout and the polls' underpolling of cell phone users), O has a nice margin of 7 or so, is still well over 300 on the electoral side.

But if America is getting it, it's no thanks to the media who has been MIA in this election. It's sad so far we are depending on two TV entertainers, Tina Fey and Katie Couric, and a supermarket tabloid, to tell it like it is.

HuffPo reports that over the next 30 days O's opponents have planned 24/7 irrelevant junk, e.g., fistbumps, race, O's middle name, non-existent "whitey" tapes, he's-a-Muslim, Resko, Rev. Wright, blah, blah, blah. Their plans to mention the greatest depression since '29 or any other important issues? -- zero.

Oy.

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You nailed it Joe. If this was not for real it would be so sad. We have a choice and thank God the country seems to be getting it.

I am reminded of the movie where they have to fake a replacement president, not Dave but around that time.

Palin is a joke, but Fey is what makes me laugh.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | October 5, 2008 11:23 AM

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 5, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that this election has now become Obama v Palin. Not exactly where their campaign should be at this time, 30 days out but the box they have put themselves in. Let McCain go totally negative this Tuesday as expected, and watch those independent dials go straight south.

I agree with what Sherrod Brown said on Meet the Press this morning, that we should be reminding voters especially in Fla and Pa of R promises to Privatize part of Social Security and allow seniors to place their Social Secury savings in Bear Sterns, AIG and Lehman Brothers. That plus opening their 401 K statements should seal this election to landslide proportions of 325 or more electoral votes.

Did anyone see McCain's interview with the staff of the Des Moines Register when he was asked about Governor Palin and he went ballistic? What a meltdown that will reinforce his temper and erratic behavior on the Rescue Plan. Will make a great YouTube moment.

Posted by: leichtman | October 5, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

In Alaska many don't think the baby is his. When they do the math they were not even together at the time it would have been conceived and were both seeing other people. I doubt they are sure who the father is.


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gouldnen dimwitted:

It is strange that SNL would fit Governor Sarah Palin's daughter into their skit. What is so funny about a teenager being responsible for his/her actions? Why Obama's own unwed, minor mother did the right thing and did not kill her son

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The skit had NOTHING to do with Palin's daughter's pregnancy.

It was about her daughter's upcoming marriage and its apparent "shot-gun" style given the groom-to-be's own website, where he stated he didn't want marriage or any kids.

Get a life, get a sense of humor and stop turning everything into an abortion issue.

It was brilliant comedy.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 5, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

gouldnen dimwitted:

It is strange that SNL would fit Governor Sarah Palin's daughter into their skit. What is so funny about a teenager being responsible for his/her actions? Why Obama's own unwed, minor mother did the right thing and did not kill her son

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The skit had NOTHING to do with Palin's daughter's pregnancy.

It was about her daughter's upcoming marriage and its apparent "shot-gun" style given the groom-to-be's own website, where he stated he didn't want marriage or any kids.

Get a life, get a sense of humor and stop turning everything into an abortion issue.

It was brilliant comedy.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 5, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

What is so funny about teenagers being responsible for their own actions?

It is strange that SNL would fit Governor Sarah Palin's daughter into their skit. What is so funny about a teenager being responsible for his/her actions? Why Obama's own unwed, minor mother did the right thing and did not kill her son. Nevertheless, it is wonderful that other teenagers can learn that life is precious, indeed a miracle, and can be thankful that Governor Sarah Palin's daughter and Obama's mother set the proper example to our society. Unlike Obama and his baby extermination record. I read on the Pioneer Press, this morning, of teenagers, like Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, who show more responsibility for their actions than Obama who thinks he's ready to be President. Funny Funny Obama! Obama did not even learn from the proper example his mother set for him when she carried him to term. Instead of learning from his mother's example, Obama has fought hard to exterminate babies and promises to continue this extermination: "Dr. Haskell went in with forceps and grabbed the baby's legs and pulled them down into the birth canal. Then he delivered the baby's body and the arms;everything but the head. The doctor kept the head right inside the uterus. The baby's little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head, and the baby's arms jerked out, like a startle reaction, like a flinch, like a baby does when he thinks he is going to fall....The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening, and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby went completely limp. He cut the umbilical cord and delivered the placenta. He threw the baby in a pan, along with the placenta and the instruments he had just used."
Posted by: gouldnen | October 5, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse
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Many may not like this but it needs to be read. By the way, Palin has not disputed anything in the piece.


FROM THE FOLKS WHO BROUGHT JOHN EDWARD'S, THEY NOW BRINGS YOU: "TRACK PALIN"
THE COKE HEAD WHO BEAT GOING TO JAIL BY GOING IN THE MILITARY AND HIS WONDERFUL PARENTS WHO RAISED SUCH A FINE FAMILY.


The NATIONAL ENQUIRER’S exclusive ongoing investigation of GOP VP Nom Sarah 'Barracuda' Palin’s goes far beyond a mere teen pregnancy crisis this week!

The Enquirer’s team of reporters has combed the Alaskan wilderness to discover the hidden truth about Gov. Palin’s family, which has become a central part of her political identity.

The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that Sarah's oldest son, Track, was addicted to the power drug OxyContin for nearly the past two years, snorting it, eating it, smoking it and even injecting it. And as Track, 19, heads to Iraq as part of the U.S. armed forces, Sarah and her husband Todd were powerless to stop his wild antics, detailed in the new issue of The ENQUIRER, which goes on sale today.

THE ENQUIRER also has exclusive details about Track's use of other drugs, including cocaine, and his involvement in a notorious local vandalism incident.

“I’ve partied with him (Track) for years,” a source disclosed. “I’ve seen him snort cocaine, snort and smoke OxyContin, drink booze and smoke weed.”

The source also divulged the girls would do anything for Track and he’d use his local celebrity status to manipulate other guys “to get them to steal things he wanted.”

“He finally did what a lot of troubled kids here do,” the source divulged. “You join the military.”

And as Gov. Palin has billed the state of Alaska for various expenses related to her children, as reported by The Washington Post, The ENQUIRER's investigation reveals that she was so incensed by 17-year-old Bristol's pregnancy that she banished her daughter from the house.

Another family friend revealed pre-prego Bristol was as much of a hard partier as Track was.

“Bristol was a huge stoner and drinker. I’ve seen her smoke pot and get drunk and make out with so many guys. All the guys would brag that the just made out with Bristol.”

When Sarah found out the teen was pregnant by high schooler Levi Johnston, she was actually banished from the house. As part of the cover-up, Palin quickly transferred Bristol to another high school and made her move in with Sarah’s sister Heather 25 miles away!

And the ENQUIRER also learned that Levi Johnston, the baby mamma’s future wedded dada, who was glad handed by John McCain at the GOP Convention, isn’t too happy about his impending shotgun nups either.

“Levi got dragged out of the house to go to Minnesota,” Levi’s friend told The ENQUIRER. “Levi realizes he’s stuck being with Bristol because her mom is running for Vice President.”

The friend also confided that both Bristol and Levi “broke up a few times and they definitely messed around with other people.”

Meanwhile, as members of the Palin family’s war viciously over “Trooper-Gate” and claims of Sarah’s extramarital affair have turned the political race into a chaotic arena of threats, denials and vicious attacks by political black ops, The ENQUIRER has discovered shocking new details about the red-hot affair scandal!

For the full story of the secrets Sarah Palin is trying to hide – pick up the new ENQUIRER!


Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

The abuse of Sarah Palin by SNL is done in the spirit of humor. The abuse of Sarah Palin by John McCain is done in the spirit of ambition. When they lose McCain will dump her like an old Halloween Pumpkin. ........
http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/05/the-tragedy-of-sarah-palin/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 5, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

What is so funny about teenagers being responsible for their own actions?

It is strange that SNL would fit Governor Sarah Palin's daughter into their skit. What is so funny about a teenager being responsible for his/her actions? Why Obama's own unwed, minor mother did the right thing and did not kill her son. Nevertheless, it is wonderful that other teenagers can learn that life is precious, indeed a miracle, and can be thankful that Governor Sarah Palin's daughter and Obama's mother set the proper example to our society. Unlike Obama and his baby extermination record. I read on the Pioneer Press, this morning, of teenagers, like Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, who show more responsibility for their actions than Obama who thinks he's ready to be President. Funny Funny Obama! Obama did not even learn from the proper example his mother set for him when she carried him to term. Instead of learning from his mother's example, Obama has fought hard to exterminate babies and promises to continue this extermination: "Dr. Haskell went in with forceps and grabbed the baby's legs and pulled them down into the birth canal. Then he delivered the baby's body and the arms;everything but the head. The doctor kept the head right inside the uterus. The baby's little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head, and the baby's arms jerked out, like a startle reaction, like a flinch, like a baby does when he thinks he is going to fall....The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening, and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby went completely limp. He cut the umbilical cord and delivered the placenta. He threw the baby in a pan, along with the placenta and the instruments he had just used."

Posted by: gouldnen | October 5, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Now that we’ve committed $750 Billion to the Bailout, Obama’s Health Plan proposal for insuring 47 Million Americans with public funding is as obsolete as a recipe for Roast Dodo and as meaningful as an Edict from the Commisioner of the More Taste League.

Posted by: thecannula | October 5, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Poor SPalin. I wouldn't condemn her for her misquoting of Madeleine Albright and telling her GOP fans who honestly probably had never heard the quote. But it is great fodder for the comedians - imagine says SP: 'There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't support other women.'"

Albright is much to intelligent to make such a stupid statement. What she did say was: "There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't help other women."

If I did not love America, I would pray that McCain and this silly woman get elected! That would be the death blow America does not need.

Posted by: dopera2004 | October 5, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Do you know when Biden made that comments? 2000. The Mccain of 2000 would not even vote for the Mccain of 2008. Mccain is now little more then a stooge of the republican party. If elected the president may even be Cheney just like he has been with Bush. Mccain is an empty vessel. They will also dump palin if by some chance they get elected and replace her. She will be forced to resign.


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"whether or not Tina Fey brought out the fact that Biden said he would love to run as VP on McCain's ticket since he has so much respect for John McCain and his maverick positions. Governor Sarah Palin questioned Biden about these facts in the debate."

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Now that we've committed $750 million to the Bailout, Obama's Health Plan proposal for insuring 47 Million Americans with public funding is as obsolete as a recipe for Roast Dodo and as meaningful as an Edict from the Commisioner of the More Taste League.

Posted by: thecannula | October 5, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I read that Obama had Governor Sarah Palin's speech removed from You Tube

I didn't watch the show, and I was wondering if someone could someone tell me whether or not Tina Fey made part of her comical skit the fact that Joe Biden said Obama is not ready to lead the country or be Commander-in-chief (of course that is a very serious issue) and whether or not Tina Fey brought out the fact that Biden said he would love to run as VP on McCain's ticket since he has so much respect for John McCain and his maverick positions. Governor Sarah Palin questioned Biden about these facts in the debate. In Governor Sarah Palin's speech (that was deleted from You Tube), she showed that Obama has zero experience, and Obama's very determined effort to hide his baby killing record and any factual record of his is most likely the reason he had the speech removed from You Tube. Obama's only experience (as shown by his record) is exterminating babies, but that is not the experience we need to run our country.

Posted by: gouldnen | October 5, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

The incomprable Tina Fey as Governor Palin was expected -- the news was the skit on the bailout causes. The clear blame placing where it belonged with the Democrats in the House was stunning! Either SNL is prepping for a last few week's attack on the McCain campaign or they really are trying to poke fun equally!!!

Remember folks, this is an NBC program, but the previous "Obama Girl" focus would seem to indicate that they understand that there is fun to be had in both Democrat and Republican directions. Next will be Letterman and Leno understanding that when the "humor" is really a one-sided campaign slogan you lose half your audience!

My takeaway on this is how Lorne Michaels has been able to keep the program relevant and going for 33 years. He knows he has to keep his audience -- not just the part that agrees with his personal political leanings.

Posted by: tommariner | October 5, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

That was funny as h#ll. Biden, Gwen, Palin...all dead-on funny.

SNL is good again...who knew?!

As much as I hate to see McCain /Palin defeated because we will be losing years of great satire, I'll get over it.


Posted by: wpost4112 | October 5, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Big winners this week: Katie ("What newspapers do you read?" -- who knew that was to be a brain buster question?) Couric, Tina Fey, with an honorable mention to Queen Latifah as the hapless Gwen Awf-, er, Ifill.

Posted by: broadwayjoe
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You nailed it Joe. If this was not for real it would be so sad. We have a choice and thank God the country seems to be getting it.

I am reminded of the movie where they have to fake a replacement president, not Dave but around that time.

Palin is a joke, but Fey is what makes me laugh.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | October 5, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Tina Fey rocks!

Posted by: thisworld | October 5, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse


PALIN NOW THINKS HER NOMINATION IS SOME DEVINE EVENT AND IF YOU DON'T THINK SO YOU SHOULD BURN IN HELL. THIS WOMAN MAY BE EVEN SICKER THEN WE THINK

At a rally today in California, Gov. Sarah Palin offered up a rather jarring argument for supporting the Republican ticket. "There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't support other women," the Alaska Governor said,

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

As expected all comments are against Palin, possibly because this is an online versions. Palin is a hillbilly no doubt.
Her credentials are just not classy enough to be president of U S A. No charimatic leader.

A hillbilly with fishing, hockey mom stuff, gladys elementary reference,winking, joe six pack...is so stupid!

I agree it is mainstream America but to be VP you need a global perspetive. Hockey moms are only in AMerica, joe six packs too

Posted by: netizen007 | October 5, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/impulsively-unreflective-duo-inmccain.html

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In..."McCain Goes Negative!"

McCain paces the floor in the Fortress of Irritability. He is cracking walnuts.

A walnut slips to the floor.

McCain: Damn nutcracker!

Sarah Palin is sitting in a chair at a desk. She is writing on a piece of paper: "J.M + S.P." This is then crossed out and replaced by "S.P. + J.M.". These alternating versions , the one before it always crossed out, continues down the page.

McCain: Well, the first plan didn't work. We tried to put them in a trance with the folksy ray, but they had their deflectors halfway raised. If only you hadn't called the commander in Afghanistan "McClellan"

Palin: But...didn't you say they were fighting a civil war, Sir?

McCain looks at Palin silently. He is smiling but he is holding back anger.

McCain: I think the time has come. We have to call in...Dr. Negative.

He pushes a large black button, which is the only button, on a red phone on his desk.

Dr. Negative immediately bursts through the door. He is carrying flyers, masking tape; telephone wires are wrapped around his arms hanging in every way; a tattered copy of the book "Accusations of Communism, Polygamy, Drug Use, Spousal Abuse, Fascism, Pedophilia, Miscegenation, Cannibalism, Terrorism and Adultery...for Dummies!" is rolled and stuffed in his left pocket, filled with bookmarks; he is dragging a Robocaller behind him, leashed to a chain.

Dr. Negative (quickly, eagerly): Did you hear? Obama was born in Bin Laden's subterranean bomb making factory, outside of U.S. lines. He was born on a pile of cocaine and dynamite--and the midwife was a Trotskyite!

McCain: Not yet, Dr. Negative. I want you to meet Sarah.

Sarah: Oh, we've already met.

Dr. Negative: That trooper went down! He poisoned the salmon milk at the Wasilla Bible school! With drugs made at a Leftist Satan worshiping collective! That you could see from Russia!

Sarah: You betcha'!

Sarah and Dr. Negative give each other a high five. Dr. Negative's telephone wires rattle on his arm as he does so, triggering the Robocaller, which starts playing "...illegitimate babies made in test tube factories in North Korea and sent to Chicago by Bill Ayers..."

Dr. Negative shuts off the Robocaller with an embarassed smile.

Dr. Negative: Just practicing.

There is a pause.

McCain: That's fine, Dr. Negative. That's fine. Because, now, I have a special job for you. An important one.

Dr. Negative leaps into the air with excited glee. As he does, detritus falls to the floor--buttons reading "Election Day: Remember, the 3rd Tuesday in November!", business cards, reading "Push Polls Anonymous--We Call, They Fall", "Mongers On Call-No Rumor Too Far fetched"; Bandaids with purple hearts; mangled and dirty chads.

Dr. Negative: A new job! A special job! Oh, Mr. McCain! I'm ready! I'm ready!

Sarah watches from her chair, filing her nails.

McCain: Now, Dr. Negative. You have to make him seem radical...

Dr. Negative quickly pulls a can out of his right pocket, emblazoned with the word "Radical" He opens the top. Red and Black snakes fly out.

Dr. Negative: (eagerly, expectantly, hungrily) Yes...Yes...

McCain: You'll have to start rumors that are so inflammatory that they will spread like wildfire, and that will be started too late to stop them with the actual truth...

Dr. Negative pulls a gigantic grinder out of his left pocket. It is labeled "Rumor Mill". He turns the crank a few times. Hamsters, syringes, and Peace symbols fly out.

Dr. Negative: Yes...Yes...

He is salivating.

McCain: They will have to be so incredible, so over-the-top, based on such tawdry and poorly sourced evidence, yet riddled with tempting minutia--bullet gauges, Google maps of supposed meetings and the like, that the right will eat them up, and start analyzing the minutia with adolescent glee.

Dr. Negative (Very calmly, matter of fact): Oh, that's easy. They'll eat anything.

Dr. Negative reaches into his back pocket, pulls out a manila envelope labeled "Minutia: So-called "Proof" for the Right". He empties it to the floor. Bullet gauge measures, outdated copies of Photoshop, paperbacks entitled "How to Use the Insane as Competent Witnesses", "The Faked Moon Landings! Roswell! And Other Believable Phenomena!" and "You TOO Can Be A Warrior--From Your Own Couch!" fall to the floor.

Sarah plucks out the "Faked Moon Landings" book. She starts reading.

McCain: We know how our girl loves to read.

Sarah stops, and begins fixing her hair in a hand mirror.

Now, Dr. Negative, there is one final task.

Dr. Negative: Yes, Mr. McCain?

McCain: It is very difficult. Very...dark.

Dr. Negative: (Leaning forward expectantly, his voice quivering with excitement): Yes, Mr. McCain, Yes?

McCain: You will have to play the card that they played against me. Do you understand?

The room becomes silent. Sarah stops looking at herself, and looks towards the center of the room where McCain and Dr. Negative are staring at each other.

Dr. Negative: You mean...(eyes widened with disbelief. His telephone wires are quietly shaking as he shivers).

McCain (nodding): Yes.

Dr. Negative slowly removes from his jacket pocket what seems to be an ordinary pack of playing cards. They are labeled "Joker" brand. He takes a penknife from his pocket, and slowly slices the covering cellophane. There is a slight and distant roar. He looks at McCain.

McCain nods.

Dr. Negative then slowly removes the red ribbon encircling the cellophane at the top of the pack. He inserts the penknife--holding it from it very farthest end--and flips open the top of the pack.

Smoke begins to pour from the top of the pack, thick, acrid smoke. It quickly fills the room, covering all that is in sight.

McCain (shouting amidst the sound of smoke rushing into the room): And remember--no fingerprints!

Next episode: The smoke is cleared.

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/impulsively-unreflective-duo-inmccain.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | October 5, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Dead on... both in terms on looks and also Palin's gameplan

Posted by: chill45 | October 5, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Tina Fey is of course a very funny person. She does a great job on 30 rock.
I can not wait until she or someone else on SNL parodies Michele Obama or is that to extreme for NBC?!

Posted by: Donlack | October 5, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Just saw the Tina Fey impression of Palin at the debate on YouTube. Incredible, dead-on performance. SNL saw the debate the way most Americans in the real world saw at it: out-of-control Hee Haw performance art.

I thought Frank Caliendo as John Madden was fantastic but Fey takes it to a new level. The funniest thing I've seen since that movie "You're in the Navy" where Lou Costello puts his head down a cannon at the end of the film and the cannon goes off.

Big winners this week: Katie ("What newspapers do you read?" -- who knew that was to be a brain buster question?) Couric, Tina Fey, with an honorable mention to Queen Latifah as the hapless Gwen Awf-, er, Ifill.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 5, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Amusing..and equal for both sides.

I thought Latifa did a fab job, should of had her do the debate instead of Gwen.

Posted by: blevins20061 | October 5, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

It would be hard for Tina Fey to really parody the ridiculous character they have created for Palin. And make no mistake, it is just a character. Palin is playing a roll as fake a any movie or TV character you may find. The problem is, it is the wrong character. That hillbilly idiot they have her playing will not sell to anyone, not even the small town suckers they are sooting for. Palin needed to come out there and shock people with her depth. Be that executive and business woman she claims to be. That would be a winning character even if it was a fake as the one she is playing now. This is like a TV show that will be cancelled in four episodes. No one will buy this idiot as a VP. I have watched her past videos of her working in Alaska, in interviews and debates, speeches and so on. She doesn't talk or act like that. The Mccain people have again shown they don't have a clue what to do. They are running what in effect, might as well be an actor they hired to play a VP for Mccain. How stupid do they really think the public is?

Posted by: popasmoke | October 5, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I found it very amusing. And more intellectual than the actual debate, sadly.

Posted by: rupertornelius | October 5, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

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