Thursday, October 02, 2008

Live Bloggery on the Internets

8:55: Just testing out how this works since I've never done this funky live blogging thingy before. I like the timer feature that all the cable news networks seem to have. makes it feel like New Years Eve.
9:00 Washington University in St. Louis always strikes me as an overly long name.
9:02: I wonder if the fact that the moderator wrote a supposedly pro-Obama book will come up tonight?
9:06 McCain was a champion of greater government oversight? I don't know much about that, but it seems a little unlikely. I don't mean that as an insult, either.
9:08 I love how they talk up anti-partisan creds while attacking the other side.
9:10 from the comments: "WOAH! Sarah Palin just winked at all of us! Holy crap... uh, I dunno what to do." Personally, I find her very likable. She should sell soap.
9:11 And Biden could probably sell ties. I like his.
9:13 From Comments: Holy crap. She said "Joe Sixpack" and the CNN line for undecided men went apeshit! It literally went backwards.
9:15
Obama NEVER voted to raise taxes on people making $42k! That's just unfair. And does anyone actually think the next president will lower taxes?
9:17 Lowering taxes on the middle class is redistributing wealth?
9:19 Doesn't Biden have hair plugs? they don't seem to work all that well. I want the name of the place so I can avoid them.
9:23 Another Comment:
YES! BIDEN, ZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ULTIMATE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE!

Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
9:23
She took on the oil companies? I bet she dropped them like a rabid moose.
9:26
Normally, the idea of taxing a company for making too much profit would scare me, but it is true that oil companies get really sweet tax treatment. Almost as if they know the people who write the tax laws...
9:27 NO! Let go of the damn "Main Street and Wall Street" thing.

9:29
Great Comment: did she REALLY just say "i haven't made any promises i can't keep b/c i've only been around for 5 weeks" ?!?!?!

That has got to be the worst answer ever. "I haven't had a chance to lie yet, but just you wait."
9: 31 "attribute every activity of man to changes in the climate." WTF?
9:36
I much admire Biden's comments on same-sex benefits. I'd still rather see marriage equality, but progress is progress.
9:38 Palin: "I have gay friends. Really."
9:39 why not just define marriage as one man and one woman of the same race? There's an argument that that is the traditional definition.
9:42 Iraq? What's that? Apparently not a big deal in Ohio.
9:43 Biden's son heads off to Iraq tomorrow. I don't think that he wants to waive the white flag.
9:44 My mom, who is a Republican, is yelling at Sarah Palin.
9:47 Again, comparing Petraeus and al Qaeda?!?!???!?!
9:49 I still don't think that meeting with foreign leaders is naive. I like the way she pronounces "naivete" though.
9:51 From Comments:
Eeeee when Sarah Palin says, "Stinking corpse" it gives me the heeby geebys. However, when she says, "The Castro Brothers" I somehow think she's talking about some sort of Disney Channel boy band.

And


I heard the Castro Brothers play a gig in Altanta. They were pretty good.

9:53 It drives me nuts when politicians refer to themselves in the 3rd person. Bob Dole don't like this.

9:55 "Joe Biden is FUCKING dynamic when he refers to himself as Joe Biden... third person always kicks ass. Kim agrees, our only critique is that he should have said, "Israel has no better friend than Joe Motha F**ing Biden!""
That actually woulda been cool. I stand corrected.
9:56 "Nuclear weaponry would be the be all end all of too many people..." what did she just say?
9:58 Mamma Venice: Sarah Palin should play herself on Saturday Night Live.
10:01 Biden is truly strong on foreign affairs. This is like me playing golf with Tiger Woods. Except cheaper. And without those funny shirts.
10:03 You big city Washington types. I'm just from a small town and so I'm a real American. I don't go in for none of this fancy policy talk. I just want to put a moose in every pot.
10:05 'DIDN'T SHE DO THE SAME DAMN THING on the bridge?!!?!!??!?"

Yes, but she's NOT FROM WASHINGTON. so it's OK.
10:09 Look at how the CNN happy lines fall as soon as she starts talking. Maybe he should have met her more than once before selecting her to be his running mate.
10:11 I think she means that if she's vice president, people on Wall Street will start volunteering at soup kitchens and feeding stray kittens.
10:13 the Home Depot line is my least favourite of his so far.
10:14 Dude, if she's vice-president they better not give her more power...
10:16 Total non-answer in my opinion. Too bad, since the vice-president's proper role is kind of a big question if you are, you know, the vice-president.
10:18 From Comments:Sarah Palin wants to drill into the position of Vice President! She wants to tap all of it's potential for domestic homeland energy independence. Drill Baby Drill!!!!
10:21 Biden's tale of raising his children is enormously powerful. I didn't watch the happy lines, but I hope they reflected that. I think he really DID get choked up.
10:28 "Obama wants to kill jobs." Can't you just see him sitting around, saying to himself, how can I kill some jobs? I want people to be out of work and miserable!
10:30 Why don't the Republicans just get a blow-up Reagan doll and nominate it?
10:33 I love Biden. I can't deny it.
10:34 From Comments: Sarah Palin won because her head didn't explode!!!!!

That may be true. I don't think she was great but she wasn't as bad as she could have been. Given the low expectations, that may have been enough.
10:38
This guy talking on CNN has a great mustache. What's it made of?
10:39 Alright, this was super grovilicious. I really enjoyed all the comments. I look forward to doing this again, hopefully with a less one-sided debate.

78 comments:

John said...

Again, with this one like at the end of the Presidential one, I like the open mic that let us hear Sarah say, "Nice to meet you, can I call you Joe?"

Also sweet that she blew a kiss to Gwen Ifle

John said...

Was it condescending and sexist of me to call Palin's kiss blown to Gwen "sweet"?

John said...

WOAH! Sarah Palin just winked at all of us! Holy crap... uh, I dunno what to do.

Corinne said...

she looks at the camera. AND she's speaking in sort of full sentences...

John said...

Wha? With hand over heart we pleadge, "I, Joe six pack will not be taken advantage of by predator lenders." I will not be taken advantage of by Sigourney Weaver either or Aliens or um... wtf am I talking about?

Matt said...

Holy crap. She said "Joe Sixpack" and the CNN line for undecided men went apeshit! It literally went backwards.

Matt said...

Somebody told her staring at the camera was a great idea. Obama did this in the beginning of the last debate but dropped it pretty quickly.

Corinne said...

palin says... "I refuse to play by your rules!!!!"

John said...

Sarah Palin wants to treat the economy like a hot pocket, toss it in the microwave and HEAT IT UP! Damn it, that's so ridiculously sexist! Crap! I'm glad I'm only commenting.

Matt said...

Joe Biden's eyes freak me the heck out!

Face lift much?

Matt said...

Scranton represent!
I'd kiss Biden if he mentioned Dunder Mifflin.

John said...

Interesting that the CNN lines are used to show us undecided Ohioans... Buckeyes... for some reason this makes me less interested in the lines.

Corinne said...

wow - he was just WAITING for that "bridge to nowhere" line

John said...

YES! BIDEN, ZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ULTIMATE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE!

Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Matt said...

"Redsitributing wealth" is a big right-wing buzzword. I think it's supposed to make rich people worried that the poor are going to come take their stuff.

Matt said...

The CNN lines hate the winking! Stop now while you still have a [potential] job!

Corinne said...

did she REALLY just say "i haven't made any promises i can't keep b/c i've only been around for 5 weeks" ?!?!?!

John said...

I agree with the Biden's looks police on all fronts. Weird eyes, yup. Funny thing going on with the right corner of his mouth. Check. Hair plugs... I too have read that this is true... and yeah, they're bad. But all in all, that is a kickass tie.

Matt said...

Kristi says: if there's so much power and corruption on Wall Street, maybe they shouldn't have so much money and power.

My take: maybe they should be more regulated?

John said...

With Fannie

With Freddie

With the Mortgage Lenders too!

THANK YOU John McCain... there's something a little funny about the way Sarah Palin says John McCain... like she's talking about Santa Claus or something.

Corinne said...

new drinking game: shot every time palin says also.

Matt said...

I guess she had one more energy policy flash card left that she REALLLLY wanted to use.

John said...

"Energy independence is the key to America's future!" and I know, even though I'm 5 weeks old!!!

Matt said...

Whew! I'm glad to hear that she doesn't attribute man's actions to the climate!

John said...

Can somebody take a "You Betcha" count? I'm sure I can locate one tomorrow.

John said...

Ohio loves it when Joe Biden talks about exporting technology to China! YAY EXPORTING TECHNOLOGY! OHIO LOVESS!!!!!!!!!

John said...

Also, Ohio women hate the phrase, "Drill baby drill."

They find it sexist.

Matt said...

Interesting: Women seem to hate Palin more while men seem to hate Biden more.

Matt said...

and.... yet another question not answered by Palin.

John said...

BTW, YAY Phils! Final 5-2! Up 2 games to 0!

Matt said...

If you have to say "I am tolerant" I think that says something.

Matt said...

How about this: the government has no role in the definition of a marriage. If the government wants to record who is married or not that's great, but otherwise, what is the point of having ANY government role in marriage?

John said...

Did anyone catch the camera angle where Joe Biden was speaking and Sarah Palin was standing like a statue staring straight into space.

Corinne said...

wow - those cnn lines are NOT moving on iraq.

Matt said...

Kristi says she would have killed for Sarah Palin's hair in sixth grade.

John said...

Oh... Biden made the McCain Cheney link! For 100 pts.

Matt said...

Not Palin's sixth grade hair, just to be clear.

Matt said...

Biden's got some nice teeth too.

I just find him to be a pretty man, I guess.

John said...

Kim likes Sarah Palin's outfit and wonders if it cost $300k like Cindy McCain's GOP Convention outfit!! :)

Matt said...

Nuuuuuuucular.

Matt said...

I heard the Castro Brothers play a gig in Altanta. They were pretty good.

John said...

Eeeee when Sarah Palin says, "Stinking corpse" it gives me the heeby geebys. However, when she says, "The Castro Brothers" I somehow think she's talking about some sort of Disney Channel boy band.

Matt said...

THEY HATE OUR FREEDOMS!

Oh, that's classic. I will give you each $10 if she says "These colors don't run" sometime tonight.

John said...

Nice, Matt! I'm glad Claudia is yelling! That makes me smile, tell her I say hi!!!!

Corinne said...

SPAAAAAAAAAAAIN!! LOVE IT!

Matt said...

Yeah, the Castro Brothers - I saw them play in a mall. I got their autographs outside a Hollister store.

John said...

Joe Biden is FUCKING dynamic when he refers to himself as Joe Biden... third person always kicks ass. Kim agrees, our only critique is that he should have said, "Israel has no better friend than Joe Motha F**ing Biden!"

John said...

Based on a one-dog survey, Sarah Palin makes 100% of doggies go to sleep and drool all over laps.

Corinne said...

john - 9:53 comment - AMAAZING!!!!

okay... they clearly told palin to answer the questions in ONE word, and then say what they told her to - whether or not it's relevant.

Matt said...

Kristi: "What are we going to do if that lady becomes president?!"

Matt: "Hope she has a lot of flashcards"

John said...

Oh Sarah Palin beat John McCain in the pronounce Ahmadinejad's name contest!!!

John said...

Does anyone else admire how Palin's hair has a helmut like quality behind the bangs... makes me think of Flight of the Conchords.

Sorry if that offends sixth grade Kristi!

Corinne said...

DIDN'T SHE DO THE SAME DAMN THING on the bridge?!!?!!??!?

Matt said...

I like Palin's whole getup, but black-on-black... isn't that a little Darth Vaderish?

John said...

Biden really likes and is driving well the McCheney link. It's a good one, and dynamic.

John said...

John McCain knows how to learn from BLENDERS!

Corinne said...

"john mccain knows what evil is."

John said...

Kim says, "Where did he find her, seriously???"

I think John McCain is a closet Wonkette reader, cause they loved Palin long before she was blowing up on the big screen.

Matt said...

Wow, the lines love Biden right now.

Corinne said...

make the winking stop!

Matt said...

The way Palin just said "Team of Mavericks" made me think of "Team Ramrod".

Corinne said...

i'm sorry... no one is going to get rid of greed on wall street. what does that even MEAN?!

Matt said...

So far, she might be able to convince me to buy some cubic zirconium on QVC, but she's not convincing me to vote for her for Vice-President.

John said...

Why does Ohio hate Joe Biden's trips to Home Depot???

John said...

Did Palin say Biden's wife's reward for teaching all these years was the lovin? Also, did she just give a shout out to kids who are only watching to get extra credit???

It's too late and this is too horrific for them to watch, but then again, in Alaska it's like 14 hours behind, so they're just waking up.

Oh, Gwen, "Everybody gets extra credit!" That's just so folksy and nice!

Matt said...

You know that crazy screaming music that plays whenever Reese Witherspoon's character gets crazy in the movie "election"? Can somebody make a movie with that music playing behind Palin talking?

John said...

Sarah Palin wants to drill into the position of Vice President! She wants to tap all of it's potential for domestic homeland energy independence. Drill Baby Drill!!!!

Matt said...

No offense to Cheney, but wouldn't Aaron Burr technically be the most dangerous Vice President we've ever had? When he shot people, they stayed down because they knew what was good for them!

Corinne said...

biden calls palin sexist!

John said...

Wow, Ohio digs Joe Biden's story... did he get choked up there? I'm not sure if that is what happened, but I think I got a little choked up watching it.

John said...

"We have not got to allow the partisanship that has been entrenched in Washington DC"

Oh... and shortly thereafter Joe Biden jumps in to take on the "Maverick" moniker.

Corinne said...

no biden! it's a mistake to go on the attack right now!! chill!!

John said...

Sarah Palin thinks that Biden and Obama want to kill people with jobs, and I just don't think that's true.

John said...

Joe likes FUNNNNdemental change.

Sarah had a strong closing, I think, and Kim did too, but I just can't quite make up my mind if I had any idea wtf she was saying for at least 43.2% of it.

John said...

Nice and classy of Joe to ask God to bless the troops, "selfishly" on behalf of himself and Sarah Palin.

Corinne said...

loved biden's closer. thanks for the fun, everyone!

John said...

Wow... um... well, nice live bloggination everyone!

THANKS SO MUCH VENICE/MATT FOR LEADING IT!!!!!!!!

Matt said...

Sarah Palin won because her head didn't explode!!!!!