Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oops, she did it again

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Oct. 21) - Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business.

Whoops! Quick! Somebody call Marge Gunderson to investigate! You betcha! ("Fargo" is one of my all-time favorites, by the way. End a' story!)

You can read the full article here. It should be becoming increasingly clear to everyone--and polls show that it is--that this woman was not properly vetted by McCain's campaign, and that she is no "reformer."

The other news yesterday was that she explained that the Vice-President is "in charge of" the Senate, and can work to get laws passed that are part of the administration's plan. The way I understand it, the VP does not have a say in legislative matters, unless it is to break a tie. While obviously the VP is going to deal with the Senate, she gave the impression in this interview (as well as in the debate) that she wanted to expand the VP's role. I reeeeeally don't think that's such a good idea....

It was pretty funny, because we were watching Chris Matthews on MSNBC, and one of the people he had on was Pat Buchanan. (ack) Apparently this interview was about asking questions that were submitted by second or third graders, and the VP question was one submitted by a kid, then posed by the reporter. Buchanan kept saying "She was talking to a second grader!" and Matthews kept saying, "No, she wasn't, she was talking to a reporter" and Buchanan would say, "It was a second grader!" Sheesh, sheer insanity. First of all, she WAS talking to a reporter, but my bigger question was, "So it's okay to lie to second graders about our government?" I wonder what the cutoff is. Junior high? High school graduate? That's when you can start telling them the truth? I suspect that for the course of this campaign, age limits for when to stop lying have been completely suspended!

Oh, and did you see this? The RNC has so far spent more than $150,000 on clothing and accessories for Palin and her family, at Saks in St. Louis and New York, and Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis. I don't know about y'all, but I don't think I've spent $150,000 on clothes in my LIFE. Considering that some people are finding it tough to put food on the table and to keep a roof over their family's heads, that seems a little...UNaverage to me. Hey, when they go back to Alaska in November, do you think they get to keep the wardrobe as a lovely parting gift?

I've been feeling feisty the past couple of days. Could you tell? Must be all that evil rock and roll I listen to. It's giving me ideas!

If I don't get to your journals blogs today, I will as soon as I can. Tonight we've got the Huckabee speech to go to. I'll give you a report tomorrow. In fact, I was even thinking of taking along a little notepad and pen, and playing Girl Reporter. That way I can be accurate for you. Oh boy, I get to play Liberal Elite Media! Yippee!

There's that feistiness again.


  1. You fiesty...nah where did you get that idea..*gasp* I's almost November and the election is looming..

    Honestly your right on target on how I feel about these things. I think we should elect officials who have a cut off expense bracket. In other words they live just like you and I. (Hugs)Indigo

  2. I love your reports.

    Fargo is also one of my ALL time favourites..

  3. I LOVE you and your fiestiness. It must be in the air...
    I sure did write a piece today!!

  4. Are you feisty? It is funny how everyone is called Feisty now that her song was in that commercial ... oh wait, that's FEIST!

    Loved Fargo. But the first Coen bros. movie, it isn't coming to me, but that was a really good movie too.

    As to the clothing, the fact that the RNC saw it as such a need, serves to show her unpreparedness for the big stage. If general observers see that kind of thing in you, it does IMO, make a statement on your sense of judgement.

    Love your playlist! Will have to talk about several of those songs!
    Queen was such a cool band, and I liked the song if for no other reason, I like fat bottomed girls too!

    Thanks for introducing me to Oleander!

    While 'Connection' is such a rip of 'Three Girl Rhumba' by Wire, I like Elastica. Didn't the lead singer date the cat in Blur?

    Liked the Blondie song too ... gives me an idea for a post, inspired by another Blondie song (no, it isn't 'Heart of Glass'!)

    I remember the movie ..! 'Blood Simple' The wood chipper scene!

  5. Oh, I forgot that tonight is the speech. Enjoy!

  6. The madness just doesn't end...

  7. Hi Beth,
    You're not "feisty," you're just a "maverick ...!" Seriously, I agree with everything you said. By now it's obvious even to many Republican leaders that McCain didn't really vet Palin. These candidates need to stop making important decisions based on short-term PR value and start focusing on what matters most, the issues.

  8. I can't wait for the election to be over. I'm so tired of hearing stuff from both sides! Enjoy your night.

  9. Enjoy yourself tonight!
    Fargo-awesome movie!
    :) Leigh

  10. I saw the clothing thing on AOL today. I think that the fact that Palin is dragging down the campaign more than Bush is even more telling :o)

  11. I saw that and think the American people should not accept that kind of spending in this time of need. Many people could live a long time off that kind of money. I know that other politicans do it too, and think they should foot the bill, we do! I hope you enjoy youselves this evening.

    Blessed Be,

  12. I've been seeing some of this too.. I will just leave it at that... GRRRRRRRRr ok at that.

  13. I can't wait for this friggin election to be over. Every day we hear something else about it Sarah, or Barack, of Joe, of John.
    Lets just elect whoever and get it over with! Yeesh!

  14. Palin is a joke. End of story for me. XOXO


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