Posts Tagged ‘Moose’

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What I Would Like to See Tonight

October 2, 2008

Everyone, their mother, and their racist preacher has an opinion as to what is going to go down tonight and what should go down tonight. Many on our side and pretty much every one on their side that Sarah is going to mess up. They also said that before her speech in Minnesota and we know how that went (awesome). Expectations are low, but here are some things I’d like to see

 

          at the open of the debate, Sarah pulls out a galley copy of the Age of Obama and congratulates Ifill on her book and say “it’s might good to clean my ass with.” She then turns to Biden and pulls out his book and says, “Yours ain’t bad the morning after a big Moose dinner.”

          No matter what she is asked, preface the answer by saying how hard it is to be the first attractive woman running for national office

          Talk about energy, energy, energy (Barack is a sexist) energy, energy, energy

          Call First Dude on stage and have him challenge Joe Biden to a drinking contest. Joe Biden accepts and it gets awesome

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Kristol: How McCain Wins

September 29, 2008

Bill Kristol in the NYT:

With respect to his campaign, McCain needs to liberate his running mate from the former Bush aides brought in to handle her — aides who seem to have succeeded in importing to the Palin campaign the trademark defensive crouch of the Bush White House. McCain picked Sarah Palin in part because she’s a talented politician and communicator. He needs to free her to use her political talents and to communicate in her own voice.

I’m told McCain recently expressed unhappiness with his staff’s handling of Palin. On Sunday he dispatched his top aides Steve Schmidt and Rick Davis to join Palin in Philadelphia. They’re supposed to liberate Palin to go on the offensive as a combative conservative in the vice-presidential debate on Thursday.

That debate is important. McCain took a risk in choosing Palin. If she does poorly, it will reflect badly on his judgment. If she does well, it will be a shot in the arm for his campaign.

In the debate, Palin has to dispatch quickly any queries about herself, and confidently assert that of course she’s qualified to be vice president. She should spend her time making the case for McCain and, more important, the case against Obama. As one shrewd McCain supporter told me, “Every minute she spends not telling the American people something that makes them less well disposed to Obama is a minute wasted.”

The core case against Obama is pretty simple: he’s too liberal. A few months ago I asked one of McCain’s aides what aspect of Obama’s liberalism they thought they could most effectively exploit. He looked at me as if I were a simpleton, and patiently explained that talking about “conservatism” and “liberalism” was so old-fashioned.

Maybe. But the fact is the only Democrats to win the presidency in the past 40 years — Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton — distanced themselves from liberal orthodoxy. Obama is, by contrast, a garden-variety liberal. He also has radical associates in his past.

I’ve been telling this to anyone who has the misfortune of hearing me. Wewant Sarah Palin the pitbull, not Sarah Palin the chihuahua.  The Couric interview was embarassing.  We know that this is not the Sarah Palin we fell in love with on that Friday after hearing the Obama Manifesto.  They needto uncage the pitbull, give her a gun and let her get her groove back.  Anyone who watches her 206 debate performance knows that this woman is intelligent and fully capable of handling herself. This Thursday, Joe Biden is a moose.