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There should be no winking in politics.

I was so convinced that today was Saturday that when my alarm went off at 6AM this morning I thought, "Silly me, forgetting to shut off my alarm! Thank God I can go back to sleep!" as I turned it off. When my cell phone alarm went off 5 minutes later I thought, "That's weird, it's not supposed to go off on weekdays... wait a minute... FUCK." *sigh* At least today really is Friday, and my weekend is relatively commitment free! I might actually be able to get stuff done! I accomplished about half the things I meant to yesterday, but that's okay because I have time to be productive tomorrow. Things to do:

take out garbage & recycling
hang autumn lights
figure out halloween costume
mail things
get tire fixed
go for emissions testing
present for uncle's wedding
drop off bracelet to be fixed
buy plane ticket to LA
go to bed, bath & beyond

There might be more, but we'll see. Free time, yays!

So the debate last night... I had to retrieve foreverseenstar from the airport so I listened to the first half hour on the radio, caught most of the second half hour on the radio but wasn't paying too much attention, and watched the last half hour on TV. I CAN NOT STAND SARAH PALIN. She barely answered any questions, she kept parroting the same things that I don't think she even understood, she LIED, and her accent and cutesy little phrases drove me bonkers. Also, if I heard her say the word "maverick" one more time I was going to tear my hair out. When I tuned in on TV it was so much worse. Her smirks and her WINKING. She WINKED. What are you doing?! "Relating to the public" all the debate analysts said. No, I did not find her likable or relatable. I found her enormously irritating. The analysts said she did really well, but IMO it's only because the bar for her was set so incredibly low that all she had to do was not completely fall flat on her face to consider the debate a success. I thought she sounded like a vacant moron. Joe Biden, on the other hand, I thought did extremely well. I didn't really have an opinion of him before the debate, but now I'm kind of in love a little bit. I thought he sounded intelligent, addressed the questions well, responded to Palin well, and came across really likable. The Today Show had a great piece with some undecided women voters from swing state's this morning: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27006765#27006765

It was a bit comforting, because I don't think people fell for her supposed charm. I'm interested for Tuesday's debate. I think October is going to fly by, and I'm anxious to see how things pan out come election day. Later, skaterz.


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Oct. 3rd, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Palin
Very well put.
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