Why debate when you can have a public funded commercial?

Posted in at 9:55 by RjZ

Mrs. Palin made prefaced one of her speeches answers the last nights’ vice presidential debate by saying “I may not answer the question the way you want to hear, but I’ll talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record”

If actually debating mattered; if answering questions and sharing opinions and insights on how you would govern were important; if giving United States citizens the confidence that faced with the challenges of an unscripted world where thinking on your feet mattered, then Mrs. Palin’s comment would be wrong.

Still, being likable and folksy and not elitist and just plain getting your script talking points message accross, these are successful at winning elections. Undoubtedly, she did a great job.


  1. Tim R. said,

    October 9, 2008 at 7:54

    Personally, I am having trouble telling Tina Fey’s impression of Palin from Palin. In fact, I’d love to conduct some blind tests of them–hand people quotes from actual Palin transcripts and transcripts of Fey’s satire of Palin and see if they can tell the difference between them. Call it the great Palin taste test.

    Then again, there is the random Palin quote generator at:

  2. Dave K said,

    October 10, 2008 at 14:25

    Screw them liberal, edcutated, ellitests! I want someone simple in the White House. Someone like me! Someone that I can have a beer with! Someone that dosen’t know everything and stuff. McCAin-Palin 2008! Whooooo!

  3. William Kent said,

    October 31, 2008 at 9:23

    Whats wrong with responding to a question with a canned answer that bears no relevance to the question asked?
    At the end of the day the only thing that truly matters is who likes you not if you can form intelligent thoughts, i mean you would think that she was running for an important position, like Bill Clinton’s secretary.
    Go Palin/McCain – That’s who your really voting for because we all know that anyone who is over the age of 72 and expires, their death was due to natural causes.

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