I'm interrupting the X Chronicles again because I have this brilliant/stupid idea. I've been dreading watching the debate for most of the day because I think that Palin's going to be claimed the winner if she can stay upright, and that Biden will say something stupid, or be called a bully.
*Any Palin-lovers or those who believe Obama's a Muslim - leave NOW*
So last week I had a brilliant time watching the debate as I went to an Obama debate party (and I'm fairly certain Dermot Mulrooney was sitting next to me). I had a drink, we laughed together, yelled at the TV together, applauded Obama together ("I have a bracelet, too" - classic), but then made a mad dash for the theatre.
Tonight, my parents are in Canada so I had to do the mom thing and wait until after dinner, homework, blah blah blah and my girls are now in bed. But the thought of yelling at the TV alone while drinking my Smirnoff Ice (shut up - I'm saving my Ketel One) was making me cringe.
So I had this brilliant/stupid idea to write instead of yell. I may also take little breaks for updates (happy bday sis!), and this won't go up until I'm done watching so it's not truly a live blog, but since I'm watching the debate 3 1/2 hours later, there's really no sense in trying to be "live" about it.
Before I start (because *sigh* Sylvia's tooth is hurting and she's getting herself an ice pack so I can't start the debate yet), let me just ponder - why do the same people who believe that Wright and Obama are working together to hate America also believe that Obama's a Muslim? Isn't that a contradiction right there?!?
Oh, and I'm very excited that next weekend, we're going to a No on 8 campaign party. I've already given $$, but I'll prob'ly shell out at least another $20. And have you donated? I'd be eternally grateful! Even $5 would make me love you...
Okay, I'm starting. BTW, I also think she's going to compare governing to parenting.
This guy on CNN described Palin as being "one 72-year-old's heartbeat away from being the commander-in-chief." That frightens me.
"Can I call you Joe?" He should've said, "I prefer Mark." Just to mess with her.
"A pleasure to meet you." Wow. They've never met?!?
Does anyone really know what "middle-class" means anymore? I had a professor say it used to mean you could survive a year without a job. Anyone who can do that is not what I think of when I think middle-class.
I was interrupted - Sylvia's tooth came out.
"go to a kid's soccer game..." of course!! I knew she'd bring that out. Although, I'm surprised that she said soccer, and not hockey.
Yes, we are all afraid. Thanks Bush.
2 years ago, McCain FAILED as a LEADER (Fannie/Freddie). Oh yeah. When McCain went back to Washington, the deal fell apart.
The American workforce is not strong when we have the highest unemployment rate in 7 years.
New energy from McCain? 72. Years. Old.
"Darn right." Yeah, that's folksy. JOe 6-pack? Really? Depends on what kind of 6-pack we're talking.
Exactly, Joe! People are going into debt because they can't afford their groceries! We're not in debt for FUN. Most bankruptcies occur because of divorce, job loss and medical issues. Not because we're supporting TWELVE houses.
Tax relief. Yep. When we're in a deficit CRISIS. You can't cut taxes in these circumstances. I'm sorry, but you just can't. We're giving China the keys to the country.
Oh, wonderful. She's just going to say her campaign speech and ignore the questions. That's how a debate's suposed to work, right?
So far, Biden's doing okay. I'm nervous to actually type that, but so far, so good.
"Re-distribution of wealth?!?" If they make $250k a year, I think they can handle it.
Hmmm. What I remember from the Obama/Clinton debates is that Obama's health plan is NOT mandated. That was about 95% of the differences between the two.
Yep. A $5,000 tax credit doesn't really help me w/ my health insurance. Like a $4,000 voucher doesn't help me pay for a $12,000 tuition under NCLB.
Okay, Biden, I get what you're saying, but you're not answering the question about what changes w/ the bail-out plan. I mean, i know you don't know yet, but still...you have to address this better than you are.
Oh, yeah. McCain doesn't flip-flop. I do NOT recognize this guy from as little as 4 years ago.
But you see? McCain should've KNOWN that bankruptcy law changes came from the companies that were losing money because they had loans that never should've been granted!
Okay, they're talking about bankruptcy and she won't even talk about it. She's talking about energy now. She's just refusing to answer certain things. Perfect. Another VP who won't listen to anyone. We need another one of those. (110 days...)
Hey, does Palin have a gay friend/family member?
I seriously can't believe that they're still talking about marriage between a man and a woman. Really?
Wow. She really lost her place when Biden called McCain out for voting "against the troops."
Did she just say "nuculer?" Oh, boy. Yep. She just said it again.
I'm so tired of this whole, Obama would sit down with the leaders without pre-conditions.
OMG, she just sounded EXACTLY like Bush. EXACTLY. Hah. She even talked about how it's "hard work."
LOL - Palin doesn't even know how to deal with the Israeli question!
Sometimes, I just stop and go, "OMG - even SHE can't believe she's there!"
Okay, I'm getting a little bored right now.
I'm going to break this up with a few pics.
Wow. Biden is the FIRST person to mention education.
Wow again. She just refuses to talk about certain subjects that she doesn't like.
Oh, scary. Her presiding over the Senate. just friggin' scary.
Okay, I admit it. the say it isn't so, Joe line was good.
Okay, thanks, Joe, for talking about single parents.
Oh, he made me tear up.
Good for you, Biden! Good for you for calling out the maverick idea.
Palin, I don't buy you as a bipartisan for one. single. moment.
Well, she stayed upright. And I think Biden did a great job from not "attacking" Palin.
Good night all.