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Katie Couric on interviewing Sarah Palin

Posted on 2008.09.27 at 21:39
Current Music: Star Trek, the Gorn hissing
All I can say is OMFG!!


spacebee at 2008-09-28 05:24 (UTC) (Link)
OT and not to do with the incredibly vacuous Sarah Palin at all: The Gorn is kind of like a much more hardcore Sleestak. :D Or maybe it would be more correct to say that Sleestaks are kind of like Gorn Lite.

Also, did you see this parody of the interview on tonight's SNL?


Edited at 2008-09-28 05:44 am (UTC)
elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
Sleestak, what's a sleestak?
Thanks for that link - I laughed really hard. At the same time it was really scary.
spacebee at 2008-09-28 18:06 (UTC) (Link)
There used to be a kids' show called Land of the Lost, where a family get thrown into a land of dinosaurs due to whitewater rafting... In the show, there was a race of evil lizard dudes called sleestaks. It was really terrible 70s television. Heh.

Here you go:

elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 18:44 (UTC) (Link)
God, that seriously messed with my head. LOL. How did I miss this one before - I mean what awesome special effects and totally amazing acting, dude.
spacebee at 2008-09-28 20:20 (UTC) (Link)
The magic of television at its finest! :D
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elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 17:52 (UTC) (Link)
I'd worry if you could follow it. It was like an oral exam with some high school student who'd crammed for the test the night before and didn't quite get it. I'm appalled. There are smart, articulate Republican women politicians he could have picked. I wouldn't necessarily agree with their views, but at least it would have spoken better for McCain's judgment.
talullahred at 2008-09-28 09:24 (UTC) (Link)
I saw this at Nienna's and laughed myself silly. Hope you guys do better this election than in the past two... the world awaits. ;)
elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 17:53 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Tal. I appreciate the sentiment. *crosses fingers*
Weeping Naiad
weepingnaiad at 2008-09-28 11:38 (UTC) (Link)
ARGH! So, she was the choice because she has breasts? And women are so shallow that they'd vote for this ticket simply because one of our "kind" is on the ballot? It is so obvious she was not picked for her qualifications! Hubby calls her the trophy-VEEP.

*bangs head against desk*

elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 18:33 (UTC) (Link)
Trophy-veep, yeah that's good. No, I think McCain thought he was pulling the ultimate coup and finding someone who would energize the religious right. For a while it seemed that it worked. I think he was focussed on the debate with Biden and wanted someone who, if Biden took after her too hard, they could scream sexism. (It really shows the hypocritical nature of this bunch that they gave Hillary such a thoroughly hard time. Whenever she said there was sexism, they claimed she couldn't play with the big boys and then the slightest suggestion that Palin isn't qualified is met with howls of 'sexist!') Anyway, I think it was an impulsive decision on McCain's part that wasn't fully explored - i.e. like actually spending time talking with her to see if she had a grasp of the issues. I won't be at all surprised if they figure out a way to get her out of this debate. She may suddenly discover that her new child requires more care than she'd thought and bow out. Wouldn't that be a flap?
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elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
I might take you up on it.
kenazfiction at 2008-09-28 14:15 (UTC) (Link)
Sweet merciful crap.

Did you see the parody of this on SNL last night? It would have been hilarious if it hadn't been so spot-on.

Actually, now that I think about it, Tina-Fey-as-Palin made more sense than Palin-as-herself did

It's absolutely terrifying.
elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 18:35 (UTC) (Link)
Spacebee gave me the link. It was spot on. I laughed, I cried.
larienelengasse at 2008-09-28 15:16 (UTC) (Link)
It's like Bush in a skirt with an updo. Jesus. She's practically inarticulate.
elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 18:35 (UTC) (Link)
This is worse than I'd imagined. I mean I thought she was at least smart and savvy. Wrong!
erfan_starled at 2008-09-28 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
*blushes* I saw part of this interview excerpted and thought it was a satire comedy programme. People pretending to be them.

Not very impressive.
elfscribe5 at 2008-09-28 18:36 (UTC) (Link)
No, not impressive at all. And I love Katie Couric's attempts to keep a bland expression on her face.
pandemonium_213 at 2008-09-28 22:33 (UTC) (Link)
Couric's poorly disguised expression of disbelief is priceless. Once upon a time, I started to think that McCain might actually be a throwback to the moderate Republicans of ye olde days, those who are almost extinct. Among the many things he did was cozy up to Jerry Falwell who he once labeled as an "agent of intolerance." Palin simply strikes me as the cynical culmination of his attempts to gather the votes of the right wing fundagelicals.

Check out Sam Harris' commentary in Newsweek on Palin: When Atheists Attack: A noted provocateur rips Sarah Palin—and defends elitism.

A couple of choice bits of text from the first page of that article:

Here, finally, was a performer who—being maternal, wounded, righteous and sexy—could stride past the frontal cortex of every American and plant a three-inch heel directly on that limbic circuit that ceaselessly intones "God and country." If anyone could make Christian theocracy smell like apple pie, Sarah Palin could.


Her fans seem inclined to forgive her any indiscretion short of cannibalism.

And from the Rational Faithful's perspective, Howard Bess, a retired American Baptist minister (and author of the book, Pastor, I am Gay) describes his clashes: with her in Wasilla, Alaska in Salon (may require a temporary site pass to read): The pastor who clashed with Palin. There are other articles about Palin and cronies' banning of Bess' book in other news sources. Interesting to see an outspoken atheist and a minister agreeing on the same angles.

Reverend Bess says of Palin:

"She scares me," said Bess. "She's Jerry Falwell with a pretty face.

"At this point, people in this country don't grasp what this person is all about. The key to understanding Sarah Palin is understanding her radical theology."

To give a nod to Lewis Black's (my favorite comedian) brand of articulation, that Sarah Palin is a candidate -- seriously -- a candidate -- for the vice-presidential seat is unbef*ckinglievable!
elfscribe5 at 2008-09-29 03:49 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the links. I had actually read that article earlier. One can only hope she reveals more of her true colors in the debate this week - assuming McCain's handlers let her do it.
malinorne2003 at 2008-10-04 20:41 (UTC) (Link)
What Talullah said. Keeping fingers crossed for you!
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-04 20:51 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Mal!
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