Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's Gut Check Time for Sarah Palin

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Tonight we can see Sarah Palin redeemed and a new wave of euphoria enter the McCain campaign. The media at first ridiculed Palin and then was gripped by fear when she delivered spectacularly at the convention.

Since then, they've pummeled her daily and her interview appearances have been suspect at best. Her grasp of events that will shape the next presidency has been--I'll be kind here--not reassuring. Granted, there's not many governors who can come onto the world stage and answer every question asked in the manner of someone who has spent every other weekend on the Sunday talk shows.

So tonight, Sarah Palin has one last opportunity to prove she has what it takes. One last chance to say to America that she can do it and do it well. She has to be Sarah Barracuda and not Sarah the Nice Alaskan. Go for the jugular but not in a mean style, address every question head on and put Biden on the defensive, look America in the eye and say that she is not only qualified but the best person for the job.

It's crunch time and the real leaders step up at crunch time. It's the bottom of the ninth, down by one with a runner on second and two outs in Game 7 of the world series with Brad Lidge on the mound. Will she be Willie Wilson or Joe Carter. It's 3-seconds on the clock and she needs to nail a 47-yard field goal in the Superbowl kicking into the wind. Will she be Adam Vinatieri or Scott Norwood? Enough of the sports analogies but you get the point

But hey Sarah, no pressure.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

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A bank is nearly bankrupt......


Who fault?


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TJ said...

This will be the first Palin appearance that won't be edited by the media. We'll get to hear/see how she REALLY reacts, not how the media spins or edits her remarks.

Apparently the Katie Couric interview was edited to show Ms. Palin in as bad a light as possible. Also, Ms. Couric demanded that all occurances of the word "Governor" be elided.

Anonymous said...

how can you edit what supreme c decisions do you disagree with? how can you edit what magazines and newspapers do you read? how can you edit her explanation of why the 700 bill bailout needs to go through? how can you edit her responses that so clearly show her deficiencies? they do not have to. sarah tonight will spew her memorized zingers. the repubs will love it and it will turn off every independent voter just like old man mccain did while debating obama. we are headed for double digits in the polls......

ps - scott i am glad to see you at least are worried about sarah... honest.

Scott said...

As for those issues cited, I am not down on her for that so much. She's a governor and not even a lawyer. The Supreme Court of the US does not dictate too much about what happens in her state. As for newspapers, she probably is provided several local papers everyday and she's generally in a different city each day. Quick--what's the name of the local Kalamazoo rag? Not easy.

Finally, I think she is going to destroy Biden tonight. Look for a nice jump in the polls post-debate. Biden is almost as bad ad libbing as Obama is, that dude is horrific without his teleprompter to the point of cringing. Palin will do fine and Biden will be toast.

Anonymous said...

as a woman... sarah disgusted me. please the first female on the repub ticket and you get up there and say you BETCHA and DARN and wink at the camera and talk about six pack joe and hockey moms. if you are a thinking undecided voter you just ran away from that team. if you really want joe six pack in your administration and a beauty queen then she's your gal. not me. i am too smart.

Scott said...

Wow, snobby and arrogant, a nice combination, you must be a real catch.

Believe it or not, there are many parts of the country where people talk like that. You must be in the northeastern US judging by you elitism.

BTW, if you're so damn smart, why don't you use caps leading off sentences like anyone with greater than a second grade education usually does? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

I have gotten in a bad habit of all lower case while typing. I think kids learn that before second grade. Sorry again, but I do not want an AVERAGE Joe in the White House. Call me a snob, but I have a higher standard for these positions. You should too.

Scott said...

Yeah, I'd rather have a Senator who is friends with unrepentantant terrorists who blew up the Pentagon, racist preachers and indicted businessmen than a woman who says "betcha" but has never been proven doing anything illegal. I see your point.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Palin will be guilty of abuse of power? We'll wait and see. Associations with people are one thing. I am friends with a lot of asshole Republicans, but it does not make me one. Last night while at a cocktail party I felt like I was amongst clones of you. Many of my conservative friends are so fed up with the direction we are headed they are doing what they can about and voting for Obama; voting for a Democrat for the first time. The others, like you, angry that the election as he put it is sliding away from "us". It was great. I am so proud to be on the other side. I always have been, but this election it is that much sweeter. You have Palin. That is what lit a fire under your party? An unqualified ex beauty queen? That is what it took to get you all excited and in the end it might be what ultimately brings you down.

Please tell me as a person disgusted with this country right now, what would John and Sarah do differently? That is why you are losing votes from life long Republicans and why Independents will vote the other way. All the while you and your fellow Conservatives get angrier and angrier.