Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sarah Six-Pack

"Oh, I think they're just not used to someone coming in from the outside saying you know what? It's time that a normal Joe Six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency, and I think that that's kind of taken some people off guard, and they're out of sorts, and they're ticked off about it."

Now let's think about what Sarah Palin is saying.

First, Joe Six-pack.  Now I think that the office of VP should be occupied by someone educated, informed and decidedly NOT Joe Six-pack.  It is insulting to all Americans to think that just anyone can take on the responsibilities of being VP.  

Second, it's true that some people are taken off guard.  John McCain is 72 years old.  The VP should be ready at any time to become president.  Yes, I am taken off guard to think that this woman, who can not name one newspaper that she reads, can not name one Supreme Court case, does not know who or what Hamas is, has no knowledge of what the intention of the bailout is, could actually be not only VP but potentially president.

Third, what exactly does she mean by "out of sorts?"  And "ticked off."  Now just from the point of the average American, this is not the type of language I would expect someone trying to become VP to actually use. Maybe she's trying to be downhome in some way, but to me it appears that she is unable to speak intelligently and formally. 

The debate with Joe Biden should be quite interesting.  He should just let her talk.  But Biden's biggest problem is he can't let anyone else talk.  If he shuts up long enough he might just be the emcee of a new comedy show starring Sarah Palin as...Sarah Palin.

Uh, Sarah, Can You Just Answer the QUESTION?

Asked what newspapers and magazines she reads, Palin - a journalism major in college - could not name one publication.

"I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media," she said at first. Couric responded, "What, specifically?"

"Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years."

"Can you name a few?"

"I have a vast variety of source where we get our news," Palin said. "Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, 'wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?' Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America."

Suggestion for a follow up question, "Hey, numbnuts, NAME ONE!  GET IT?"

Or how about, "Do you read the Huffington Post?"

Sarah: "Uh, oh, yes, sure, every day." Couris, "Oh REALLY!"