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I was thinking to myself as I watched the video of Tina Fey’s latest Palin SNL skit that no one has yet (to my knowledge) discussed or characterized what I personally find most annoying and distasteful about Palin’s style: that silly, near ubiquitous and ever-perky beauty pageant persona. I attribute all those nonsense answers of hers directly to that, and all those “I’ll answer on the subject of my choice instead, thank you very little” to that plus her Republicon (lying, prevericating, obfuscating) coaches.

It seemed to me as I watched that Fey had certainly seen what I had because she was certainly playing it, and pretty well.

Just before the end of the skit Fey validated my observation big time.  You’ll have to watch it yourself, if you didn’t see it Saturday night.

That said, this third take off wasn’t nearly as well done (well written) as the previous two, but I did enjoy Queen Latifah. (I’m a fan.)

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Did you watch her speech? If not, you must, though I warn you in advance it’s a little rough. If you’re like me you too find it incredibly draining at a psychic level to be lied to repeatedly, and to have your own perfectly good, perfectly American values mocked and derided by implicaton.

While she delivered a speech written by speech writer(s) for McCain and therefore can’t really be held totally accountable for the content, she sure seemed to wear it well, filled with enmity and mocking contempt as it was, didn’t she? Tsk, tsk. So much snark, so little moral authority. “Tonya Harding with speechwriters,” said Barry Crimmins. (more…)

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HELP! I’M SUFFOCATING UNDER AN AVALANCHE OF GOP CYNICISM
The Republicons have finally discovered sexism. But they’re using it as a tool, a shield to protect their newest political myth (Sarah Palin), and a club to beat off the advances of the opposition with. For example: (more…)

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CAN’T QUITE PUT MY FINGER ON IT
My own reaction to Sarah Palin — to her as a human being, that is, not just a V.P. pick but especially as a V.P. pick — is that I can’t shake the surreality of it all, and there’s something about her that keeps bugging me but which I haven’t quite yet identified. But there’ll be a time when I will. Perhaps if I talk around it a bit…

I keep thinking about her speech that morning. She struck me as a too too perky, too cheerful, too effervescent, too irrepressibly-positive-no-matter-what, just for starters. And I got really tired of her saying, (more…)

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I’m going to post here, little by little, a whole smattering of different things about this Palin woman. There’s SO much going on.

BEST ANALYSIS
First and foremost, my newest favorite comment about the pick, from the brilliant Stephen Colbert:

For the first time, a woman has reached the highest levels of being used as a cheap political ploy

HER RECORD
Second, for anyone not familiar with her, um, resume and background, here’s a fairly thorough rundown on what’s known so far (and it was apparently far more than the McCain camp knew about her when he picked her): a compilation at DU: The Ultimate Vetting Guide on Palin: 50 great articles exposing Palin.

SALLY, GET REAL
Moving on to a thump on the head to Sally Quinn who surely ought to know better. In writing her column, Palin’s Pregnancy Problem she had a lot right, but got a key point very wrong: (more…)

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That quote is, by far, my favorite response that I’ve encountered so far by any woman to the choice by McCain of Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential nominee.  Posted here:

One of the women in my office who is an independent type saw right through it. Saw it for the cynical move it is. She said “they think I’m stupid.”

Cynical indeed. Those poor Republicans. They are so used to making a show of doing the right thing instead of actually DOING it, that they can get themselves in quite a tangle when their cynicism and pandering catch up with them, as it has with this choice. (more…)

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