Friday, October 03, 2008

"So, maverick he is not ..."

I'm not sure I am going to (or want to) write another post on last evenings debate.

After all, was Sarah Palin totally vapid?

Ya Betcha!

Did Sarah Palin read her talking points/canned speech from notes on the podium?

Doggonit, Ya Betcha!

Did Sarah Palin screw up using the Reagan quote?

Doggonit! ... Darn right! ... Ya Betcha!

We could go on-and-on with the wisdom of the Wasilla Whiz Kid, but it could cause a colic epidemic

Even if ya survived the debate, everyone should be feeling a bit woozy today, from the stench of the Right Wing Freak Show, hootin' and hollarin', doin', ya know, the victory dance, for Palin clearing the lowest of expectations, and, sans any drooling or mucus.

She exited the debate stage upright, and breathing, setting off the Flying Monkeys in their jubilation, and, likely, giving the old, crony white hairs of the party, a woody.

And it was lamented, to some extent, on the cables, in their post-debate gum-flapping, that there were no gaffes, or YouTube moments ...

Unless ya' count all the gaffes and YouTube moments the gum-flappers missed.

Fer instance -- Joe Biden's slap-down of Mommy Moose, and, more importantly, Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain, over his phony "maverick" status was "the" YouTube moment of the debate.

As you may recall, McCain's faux Maverickosity was challenged last month on The Garlic:

It should also be said, that a 72-year-old, party-toeing, multi-presidential-race loser being called maverick is like calling a 72-year-old Willie Mays "slugger".

It's a affectionate moniker, tossed at days gone by.

And there's always something creepy about people who give themselves, or referring to themselves constantly, by a nickname.
Here's the video of the moment last evening;

Biden at VP Debate: McCain's Not Been a Maverick

Here it is, in print;
"Let's talk about the maverick John McCain is. And, again, I love him. He's been a maverick on some issues, but he has been no maverick on the things that matter to people's lives," Biden carefully explained. "He voted four out of five times for George Bush's budget, which put us a half a trillion dollars in debt this year and over $3 trillion in debt since he's got there. He has not been a maverick in providing health care for people. He has voted against -- he voted including another 3.6 million children in coverage of the existing health care plan, when he voted in the United States Senate. He's not been a maverick when it comes to education. He has not supported tax cuts and significant changes for people being able to send their kids to college. He's not been a maverick on the war. He's not been a maverick on virtually anything that genuinely affects the things that people really talk about around their kitchen table. Can we send -- can we get Mom's MRI? Can we send Mary back to school next semester? We can't -- we can't make it. How are we going to heat the … house this winter? He voted against even providing for what they call LIHEAP, for assistance to people, with oil prices going through the roof in the winter. So maverick he is not on the important, critical issues that affect people at that kitchen table."
Game ... Set ... Match!

The Obama Campaign should ride this right through November 4, whipping the phony maverick war horse all the way through the finish line, much as Red Pollard rode Seabiscuit to so many victories.

It will drive the stumblin' fly boy up a wall, to have his former pals in the press report Obama and Biden dissing him and his record, especially the bogus "maverick" legend.

This will bring things on the Dead Campaign Express to a full boil, with McCain finally snapping, preferably during the next debate.

Then we'll have that one, beautiful "Perry Mason" moment, with McCain, melting down, flipping his lid on stage, in front of tens of millions on national television.

Will that seal the deal for Obama?

Ya betcha!

Bonus Palin Beats Dewey Debate Riffs

John Aravosis: Sarah Palin revels in being unqualified

Prairie Weather: Palin v. perception

Steve Benen: Prairie Weather: AFTER THE DUST SETTLES...

Kos: Post-debate thoughts

Logan Murphy: VP Debate: Biden - “How Different Is John McCain’s Policy Going To Be Than George Bush’s?”

Nick Juliano and David Edwards: Biden: McCain is 'no maverick for things that matter'

Top Ten Cloves: Ways John McCain Isn't Like Herbert Hoover

McCain Admits He's "Divorced from day-to-day challenges people have"

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