Saucers of Mud

September 28, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — matt w @ 5:25 pm

A FOX News reporter blogs:

Palin responded to a question about the economic recovery plan, which was hashed out overnight. She answered, but she made it clear that she was then going to concentrate on the Blue Star Moms, “Bailout? Ok? Then I’m going to talk to these gals whose sons are also in the service. But, thankful that John McCain is able to have some of those provisions implemented in that Paulson proposal to have more sound oversight,” Palin said. “Taxpayers aren’t going to be assumed to be called upon to bail out so I’m glad that John McCain’s voice is heard and his leadership too.”

Directly after that answer, the press was escorted out for 15 minutes and then re-positioned to a staircase in the middle of Di Bruno Bros.—which was too far away to hear what the women were talking about or to ask the Vice-Presidential candidate any other questions.

I think it’s fair to say, when FOX is snarking on the Republican VP candidate, things are not going well for the Republicans. Hee hee.

When Palin was picked, the estimable David Silbey predicted that the responses to attacks on her would be “Noun, verb, woman.” And that was a pretty good prediction. But we didn’t realize we’d have to spot her the noun and verb.

(via Yggi)



  1. There’s an ancient Doonesbury cartoon in which Jerry Brown is giving a press conference (remember those?) and speaking California doubletalk. Finally he hits the period at the end of his sentence and one of the reporters shouts “A verb, Governor! We need a verb!”

    Comment by Ben — September 28, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

  2. At the end of that Fox post:

    Three runners entered the shop and when they realized that the GOP Vice-Presidential nominee was there one man started booing and a woman stormed out and shouted a vulgarity.

    The man must have been one of the runners, but was the woman one of them too? Or was that in response to the man?

    Comment by andrew — September 29, 2008 @ 12:00 am

  3. Estimable? Really? Cool.

    Comment by silbey — September 29, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  4. I thought the Doonesbury cartoon was about Ted Kennedy, who would utter brief phrases that circled around the topic but would never really complete a sentence.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2008 @ 3:20 am

  5. No, it was about Jerry Brown, who would unspool long sentences of unconventional syntax and was thought of as a California fruitcake. Brown may have been a fruitcake (although later he was an okay mayor of Oakland, which is a heck of a lot harder than being mayor of Wasilla), but he was nothing like Palin, who’s more of a meringue. McCain is a Sour Patch Kid (lemon flavor) and Obama, obviously, is chocolate cake.

    Comment by Ben — September 30, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

  6. It’s rumored that Brown might run for Governor of California again. He seems to have changed quite a bit from his younger years.

    Comment by andrew — September 30, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

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