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.