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[Politics, duh!]

The Vice Presidential Debate, 2008

by Reviewer Rob

I’m glad Biden remained gentlemanly, cordial and deferential. He waited for the end to make his big point kill shot only after many repeated remarks by Mrs. Palin about John McCain being a “maverick.” Sorry, this isn’t TOP GUN. McCain’s a sellout to the GOP, not a maverick. Palin is a fully indoctrinated church mom and certainly not someone I or anyone should want leading the USA. She is very pretty though, I will say.

Biden is tough and smart. One might say possibly even as smart as Harvard Law grad Obama – but this is Obama’s time to shine in the spotlight of history, to use a maudlin term – and Biden will do what is expected of him because he’s professional and because he’s convinced.

Palin was a well-rehearsed magpie. For all her vocal support about her supposedly precious Israel (when criticizing Obama’s stated willingness to actually *gasp* sit down and talk diplomacy with Iran…) has she ever even been there once on a weekend tourist visit? A Google search with the words “Palin visited Israel” yielded a total of zero results. Yeah yeah I know – busy mom, pumping out kids and all. But I’ve heard her say she went to the mid-east as commander of the Alaska National Guard. I’m pretty certain she fully believes all of the fear-bait rhetoric that her pastor’s taught her to say. I also thought her snarky jabs at Biden about his family tragedy many years ago, when she said his wife’s “reward” was “in heaven,” were rather cheap and cruel. But that shouldn’t surprise too much. Being cheap and cruel may be a valuable survival instinct for an ambitious woman where she comes from. She should just stay where she came from.

At least she was able to look Biden in the eye more than once, which is a lot more than I can say about the contemptible and craven performance by mister gimpy decrepit “war-hero” last week. Sarah Palin is a true beauty queen (runner up) and has no problem in returning a gaze, while John McCain refused to look Barack Obama in the eye one time. If it’s hatred I can see that; one doesn’t want to spend much time looking at someone they hate. But you still need to look at your opponent or else be seen as fearful.

Beauty and the geezer, Palin and McCain. At seventy-two years old, if someone that age applied for a job as grade-school hall monitor I’d offer him directions to the senior center, and he’s being considered now for President?

To be honest, although I’ll vote for Obama, and due to the state of the economy I expect most people will, I think it’s a long-shot that he’ll win. Fair elections aren’t really a reality here anymore. Even if most of America puts away their racism the far right or the Department of Homeland Security or the Exxon/Mobile Corp might see to it that the voting machines tilt the “close election” towards Bush’s heir apparent and his Max Factor beard.

~Ed.

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