Friday, August 29, 2008

Who's Sarah Palin?

John McCain just picked 44 year old Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska to be his running mate. This balances the youth and gender issue, I guess. McCain is 100 yrs old, and Palin is 15.

Here's what an Alaskan had to say.

Now should this have been Obama/Clinton vs. McCain/Palin? What an amazing race that could have been, only that Ms Palin aint no Hillary.

From Wikipedia - and important for the campaign:
'Details of Palin's personal life have contributed to her political image. She hunts, eats moose hamburger, ice fishes, rides snowmobiles, and owns a float plane. Palin holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association. She admits that she used marijuana when it was legal in Alaska, but says that she did not like it.'
'Her husband, Todd, is a Native Yup'ik Eskimo'

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Decision 2008: Historic, yes - but fun?

Hillary would not stop talking yesterday. Enough already!
Just what is the point of a convention anyway? We know who has the most delegates, and the nomination.

I recall the Democratic convention of 2000 when Bill Clinton stole the show (again), nevermind what Al Gore did on stage with Tipper. Leno had Clinton's walk in set to the tune of Saturday Night Fever... hilarious.

For the Republicans, The Rock showed up and spoke - the high point of that convention. He asked what he was doing there, on national TV.

I followed that year's never ending election through SNL, Leno, and of course Conan. Have it all recorded. Excerpts, as I remember them:

Conan O'Brien: 'Gov Bush, how did your debate go?'
Gov Bush: 'Conan, we discussed the...the issues, like the middle east thing.'
Conan O'Brien: 'Now that's an important topic. What are your thoughts?'
Gov Bush: 'Here's what I think, Conan. The A-rabs, they already have A-rabia. So the Jews, they are the ones that should get Jewsalem.'
Conan O'Brien: 'Jerusalem?'
Gov Bush: 'Sure, J-jewsalem'.

Gov Bush: 'Hey, Conan did you know Southern Comfort tastes as good coming up as it does going down?'

Bush to Conan during the post election recount -
Gov Bush: 'Conan, I won all the red states. Those blue ones there on the map in the midwest - Huron, Superior, Erie ..... still waiting on those returns.'
Gov Bush: 'Conan, I'm not opposed to recounts. I'm opposed to recounting votes!'

None of all this this time around. Yet.