Posts Tagged ‘she killed’

Here is the answer to the question posed in my last post.  The original banner ad as seen on The Washington Post site said that the quote was “from a famous person.”   It is amazing how they knew the quote but didn’t know who said it.

We have solved the mystery and the McCain camp has found a “famous person” to say something nice about Palin.  The famous person is . . . Peggy Noonan . . .   Check it out by clicking on the second image to enlarge.    Guess the “She Killed” was really meant to be there.  “She killed every living thing she saw.”

Voice from the Heavens, “Today – Peggy Noonan will be playing the part of the famous person.”

RELATED AND AMUSING POST:   No!  Stop!  Not More Katie Couric Video and Transcript! Sarah Palin Speaks About Dick Cheney   

Thought I would pull this out of my debate wrap.  Does anyone know the story of this McCain / Palin ad?   The ad has an over the top claim that, “She killed. It was her evening.  She was the star”- and they even made it funny  by saying the quote is from, “A famous person.”

First using the phrase “she killed” in reference to Sarah Palin . . . that’s funny

After I thought about it, I’m not sure that it was meant to be funny.  Republicans are not funny.  Could the ad be pre-debate?  Was it to be updated with a name after the debate? Interesting . . .  Take a look:

First, a confession.  I was too nervous for Sarah Palin.  I simply could not watch live.  No matter how unprepared she is for the vice presidency or even more so the presidency, I do not like seeing her humiliated.  I am so relieved to read, watch and discover that she did not make a fool of herself. 

Also, the first thing that struck me when researching the debate and the reaction – Sarah Palin looked gorgeous.  I assume that male viewers are thinking the same thing as this lesbian.  It is impossible to ignore.  I’m curious do straight woman have these reactions to handsome male candidates?   

At least one study has shown that men (on average and based on photos) prefer less high status and less high power females.  You have to admit that Sarah Palin seems much less powerful than Hilliary or even Katie Couric (although Katie is adorable).  Also, I think we all know that generally men are more responsive to the visual than perhaps the average woman is. 

Strangely enough on the same page as the study on men is a study regarding lesbianism.  Here is the story:  Lesbianism May Be Increased By Thyroxine And Amphetamine In Pregnancy.   

I did not read the story but I know one thing.  They must have given Thyroxine and Amphetamine to my mother in boat loads!

Sarah Palin Looking Better Than Dream Barbie

Andrew Sullivan has some great one-liners from many of the pundits.  Everyone is fairly generous to Sarah Palin and of course the usual suspects are singing the Republican spin of how Sarah Palin wiped the floor with Biden . . . yeah, right.   If you want to read more from the paid robopublican conservative hacks and spinners – here is the place.

However, what’s interesting is that the McCain campaign is actually running banner ads with this same over the top response – and they even made it funny by saying the quote is from, “A famous person.”  However, I doubt that many animals found the phrase, “She Killed,” to be humorous when related to Sarah “The Kill It, Skin It & Eat It if I Can See It” Palin

You know, thinking more about that.  Republicans are not funny.  Could the ad be pre-debate?  Was it to be updated with a name after the debate? Interesting . . .  Take a look:

Over at The Plank on the New Republic site you can find an article about the Insta-polls:

CNN just published its instant poll of people who watched the debate. Result: 51 percent thought Joe Biden did the better job, while 36 percent sided with Palin. The CBS poll of undecided voters yielded similar numbers: 46 percent thought Biden won, while 21 picked Palin.

Let’s stipulate that these instant polls are not the most accurate measures of public opinion. Here’s the interesting thing: The results are virtually identical to the results from last week’s debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. In CNN’s poll, 51 percent thought Obama won while 38 percent thought McCain won.  CBS had it 39-25 for Obama.”

However, what caught my eye (other than Palin) was a comment from fougasseu :

In Minnesota, we’re feeling this is Jesse Ventura all over again.

He’d grin derisively when his opponents would be talking, he’d never answer a question, just belch out weird colloquialisms. He was this odd white trash populist that was so fascinating, we fell for it.

He hated politics and politicians, which is a bit odd coming from someone obsessed with the power of it all.

Jesse Ventura with lipstick…yuck.

Obviously I don’t think Sarah Palin looks like Jesse Ventura nor did I think of Jesse Ventura when researching the debate, I get the point and it’s a good one.  Palin stirs up folks who don’t like politicians – especially liberal politicians. 

The St Louis Dispatch created the following word clouds from the Palin / Biden debate.   The larger the word the more often the debater used that word. It probably is telling that Palin’s largest word is “also” while Joe Biden’s are “John”  “McCain” and “Barack.”

The current running polls at the St Louis Dispatch ask about who was mean or warm and who won.  At the time I took the poll readers were overwhelming saying that Palin was mean while Biden was warm and Biden won the debate.   I’m the bold in the following snapshot:

 Tom Shales at the Washington Post says,

Sarah Palin looked as though she had prepared for her appearance at the vice presidential debate last night by studying Tina Fey‘s impressions of her on “Saturday Night Live.” She twinkled and winked and piled on the perkiness, a “darn right” here and an “I’ll betcha” there.

Michael Gerson at the Post described the debate as “a contest between the annoying and the awkward.”

And what did Kathleen Parker say?  As I’m sure everyone knows by now Parker has been filleted by the robopublican conservatives for having the nerve to admit that Palin is not qualified to be VP and for suggesting that Palin step down for the sake of her family and the country. 

I really think that Parkers’ remarks are right on the money.  It’s short, funny and accurate:

Well, darnit all, if that dadgum girl (wink, wink) didn’t beat the tarnation out of Joe Biden. Maverick Sarah Palin fersure surpassed expectations and said everything under the sun, also. And Biden smiled and smiled.

Palin is a populist pro. She hit all the notes that resonate with non-elite Americans: family (Hi Mom and Dad!), “Can I call ya Joe?” personal responsibility, Wall Street greed, children with special needs. Her most effective technique was speaking directly to the American people and letting Joe know that’s what she was gonna do, doggonit.

Stylistically, she used the language of the people to great effect. And, you know what? If you want to know what the American people care about, you can go to a kid’s soccer game on Saturday and ask parents how they feel, and “I’ll betcha you’re going to hear some fear.”

I’ll have to go to the transcript to figure out what Palin actually said and try to figure out whose facts were right. But there’s no question: She won the debate on popularity. She did her homework, studied hard, and delivered with spunk. Still, I had the uneasy feeling throughout that I was witnessing a data dump from a very appealing droid. Even the winks and jaw juts seemed slightly programmed. And the question remains: Is she ready to be president should the need arise?

And what does One Lesbo think?   I think Sarah Palin looked gorgeous  and didn’t humiliate herself.   She repeated her talking points over and over, she looked at her notes too much and the constant downhome talk wore thin on me.   In fact, I think Sarah Palin is still skating on thin ice with most voters.   All in all what happened last night probably won’t change anything.   Obama’s numbers are going up as uncommitted voters become more comfortable with him and McCain’s numbers with uncommitted voters are going down as voters learn more about McCain / Palin.