Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vice Presidential Debate

Just a quick word to my dear friends... I'm fine... just a tad depressed. I'm sure I'll feel better soon.

Now then... just wanted to jot down a few thoughts on the VP Debate that was held tonight. Not going to get in depth about it or throw out any quotes or anything, just my impressions:
I thought Sarah Palin was rude & disrespectful to both Gwen Ifill and Joe Biden. I've heard some talking heads say, after the debate that people found her "personable", "likable", "she related to real people". Well, I thought she was snarky, ugly, and I didn't like her. Her performance tonight didn't change that at all. In fact, she reminded me very strongly of George W. Bush. For some reason people liked him too. Look what a great job he's done. If tonight's performance made Americans like her more... well then, I guess Americans are still easily fooled. Or stupid. Or something.

Also... her use of the word "also" ALL THE FRICKIN' TIME, was exceedingly annoying. Also....
The fact that she didn't answer the questions, and started right out by saying that she wasn't going to answer the moderator's questions and that the moderator (Gwen Ifill) could just like it or lump it, essentially, was just wrong. Maybe she thought that made her look strong or decisive or something, but I think it made her look like she knew she would be unable to answer the questions and wasn't even going to try. Not to mention that it was just rude. Rude. Rude and disrespectful. And not only that! Not only was she inexcusably rude, she wants to make the office of the Vice President MORE powerful! What???? Who in this whole wide world thinks that's a good idea? Just that right there is reason enough to not vote for her ticket.

And anyway... she was a bit too much like a wind-up toy (doll) with certain memorized phrases that she repeated over and over. Nothing original or outside of what she had in her memory. Except maybe that wink thing. That was offensive to me. I can't quite figure it out. Did she think that was cute? Did she think that made her look smart or Presidential? Or even Vice Presidential. It was just too "cheesecake" to me. Like something she learned to do on cue while she was busy being a beauty queen. Not that there's anything wrong with being a beauty queen. Didn't all little girls wish they could be? Sadly, when she did it all I could see in my mind was the clips of poor little Jon Benet Ramsey on stage, all dolled up.

And last thought for now... I don't want Joe "Six-pack" in MY White House. I want Joe "Went to a real college-has travelled the world-knows stuff" in MY White House. In other words, I want Joe Biden. I don't want her, or McCain.

Oh! Thoughts on Joe Biden's performance. I think he could have done better. He's usually a much more interesting, fiery speaker. But he probably did the right thing. He knows about this stuff much more than I do. I'll trust his judgement. I think Joe is highly intelligent, strong, able, capable, a Statesman. He's someone you can feel safe having at the helm. I trust him. More than I trust that little snit. Or her grandfatherly running mate. When he said, "I'm proud of her record and I'm proud of her." that's what I thought of. Not of a man praising his choice of running mate, but of a grandfather saying he was proud of his little grand daughter. What does that say about his choice? Anyway... Joe, in my opinion, solidified his persona as a true Statesman. That's all I have to say about him.

So... it's late, I'm disgusted and I'm going to bed.

Love to all.


Jeannie said...

Hi Holly! I became very upset after the debate when I kept hearing the term "style versus substance" (i.e. Palin versus Biden) and that Palin had won the debate.

I honestly don't care about political lines and am only interested in voting for the best candidate. I was looking to see which person would best answer the questions that have been in my mind for years now: "When are we leaving Iraq?" "When are we going to have low unemployment and good health care?" I kept waiting for Palin to give specifics, she only said what she and McCain wanted to do. I didn't hear much on how they're going to do it.

For me, Biden was the big winner. I don't know if he's full of crap, but at least he answered the questions and gave outlines.

P.S. And I didn't appreciate that Palin said that she wasn't going to necessarily answer the questions being asked. I felt that Gwen Ifill (and Jim Lehrer for the Presidential debate) were excellent choices because they work for PBS, who in turn are supported by us, the American citizens. Not answering Ifill's questions is like not answering America's questions.

Jeannie said...

Wow- did I say all that?? I don't usually get so wound up over politics.

Anna said...

Hi Holly! Unfortunately I missed the debate last night; I did watch the previous one. I'm with Jeannie on looking for the best candidate. I know which way I'm leaning, but I'm not one for discussing politics.

Anyway, I hope you feel better soon! ((HUGS))

pamwax said...

First off feel better soon...we miss you.

I thought Palin did better then I expected. That being said...when she refused to answer the questions being asked, it told me she didn't know the answers. She agreed to the debate and to the format so she should have answered anything Ifill asked.

She is just what I want to representing my America to the rest of the world...a soccer mom, joe six-pack, darn right, cheesy kind of gal. Can you imagine her sitting down with world leaders. I shudder to think of it.

pamwax said...

BTW... Neil says he thinks Palin won the debate. He would definitely vote for her if she was running for High School cheerleader. Rah Rah Rah. :D

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Tell Neil I said you are way sexier than that plastic wind-up doll. She has too much jaw line. AND... you can actually answer questions that are asked of you. :)