dimanche 2 novembre 2008

John McCain, if he's the answer, then the question must be ridiculous

By Pistol Tanker Palin

Tomorrow I make my reservation for the all-night party being held by Democrats Abroad at Cinéaqua at the Trocadéro in Paris. My husband might be in attendence, as well, to celebrate the end of a long, long election season, and the recovery of his wife.

He has been warned that he is mistaken. There is legislation to accomplish before we rest.

One thing he has noticed, however, is that I have been noticeably nicer since Obama won the primary.

So, let's take a walk back down Memory Lane with Keith Olbermann to revisit some of the unforgettable moments of an historic, entertaining and exhausting (check out Hillary's black circles by February!) election season.

"An unprecedented election season"

"For the GOP, securing a nominee happened faster"

"The road to the running mate"

Oh, here's where it really starts to get good.

Some highlights

"The work begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on."
-- Senator Edward M. Kennedy, endorsing Senator Barack Obama, Los Angeles, California.

"We commited ourselves to building the world as it should be. So tonight, in honor of my father's memory, and my daughters' future, out of gratitude for those whose triumphs we mark this week, and those whose everyday sacrifices have brought us to this moment, let us devote ourselves to finishing their work, let us work together to fulfill their hopes, and let's stand together to elect Barack Obama president of the United States of America."
-- Michelle Obama, the Democratic National Convention, Denver Colorado, August 2008

"Case, I think, closed."
-- Keith Olbermann, covering the Michelle Obama speech

And Hillary, wow. She still gives me the shivers. She was simply awesome and powerful.
"On the path to freedom, Harriet Tubman had one piece of advice, 'If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If they are shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop, keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going. And even in the darkest moments, that is what Americans have done, we have found the faith to keep going."
-- Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 2008

Here is the whole speech, in case that made you feel like listening to her again, from begining to end.

The roll call

Keith Olbermann: California should be interesting.

California: California passes.

Olbermann: And the great state of confusion, casts 60 votes for-- what is goin' on with the roll call?

New Mexico: We yield to the Land of Lincoln.

Illinois: We yield to the great state of New York.

Olbermann: Well, here we go.

Hillary Clinton: I move that Senator Barack Obama of Illinois be selected by this convention by acclamation as the nominee of the Democratic Party for the President of the Unites States.

Nancy Pelosi: Is there a second?

The delegates: Resouding cheers.

The Democratic party and its supporters: Tears, of joy and relief.

Bill Clinton

"President Bill Clinton is always fascinating to watch."

"Put him on TV for 60 minutes just reacting, and people would watch."

"Just watch his face."
"Last night, Hillary told us in no uncertain terms that she is going to do everything she can to elect Barack Obama. That makes two of us. Actually, that makes 18 million of us."
-- President Bill Clinton, Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 2008

And, signed, sealed, delivered, he is soon to be our president elect.

Olbermann: Vote for [Barack Obama] or do not, but take pride that this nation can produce men and speakers such as that.

"A surprise Republican VP pick"


Did I scare you? Oh, sorry, then you might not have the stomach for this.

Oh, here we go... do we have to?

You betcha'!

"The Sarah Palin."
-- Keith Olbermann

"executive experience"
"executive experience"
"more executive experience'"
"experience leadership"

"Sen. MCain has a record as a maverick"
"he's a maverick reformer"
"he is the maverick"
"the maverick McCain"
"Senator McCain's maverick style"

Oh, and don't forget the very first and original Joe, Joe Lieberman,
"What is a democrat like me doing at a republican convention like this?"
Damn good question, Joe. What the hell are you doing there?

The answer, Joe, is all in the democrat that you are not.

And then, she spoke, and we got our first taste of that inimitable pitbull style. Draw them in with that "Gee, golly gee whillickers, I just just don't know" sweetness, add a comma, make a little fist, squint your eyes, then train them into the camera and then bite their heads clean off. Reapply lipstick and -- you got it! -- wink!
"I guess a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, [here we go!] except [here it is!] that you have actual [ah, she's gettin' you good here!] responsibilities [wow! She gotcha'. You betcha'!]."
-- Governor Sarah Palin, Repuiblican National Convention, St. Paul, Minnesota, September 2008
Ouf, as they say here. Pack that pistol back in the holster and take a bow, Annie Alaska.

Olbermann: She clearly gives a great speech. People who like this sort of thing will find this -- the sort of thing they like.

Well, Sarah Palin, you are not the one for whom American women have been waiting for 232 years.

And let me say, you are no Hillary Clinton.

Finally, there was John McCain,
"Stand up. Stand up. Stand up and, fight --"

Oh, never mind.

Here's Stand up! This is what Stand up! sounds like, and it takes courage.


Or this, Wake up! Wake up, America!

That's what it sounds like. That's what I'm talkin' about. We don't need anyone who can't get any passion, anything goin'.
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