Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pailin & Couric On SNL

Sorry about all the Palin posts... but this is great.

I'd almost feel sorry for her at this point, being the laughingstock of the world and all, if it weren't for the utter hubris that got her into this position in the first place. The more I listen to her, the more I'm offended that she feels ready to lead our country. We, and our children, deserve much, much more.

Still, my fear right now is that barring a complete meltdown in her debate with Joe Biden this Thursday night that she'll "win" it, if only because the bar of expectation has been set so low for her. But please, let's be smarter than that.



UPDATE: Back to stocks for a moment, if this tax is passed, it would be very bad. (h/t "Renaissance Man" Jake Gint)

UPDATE II: That "tax" on securities transactions didn't get into the bill. According to the NYT:

Among the last sticking points was an unexpected and bitter fight over how to pay for any losses that taxpayers may experience after distressed debt has been purchased and resold.

Democrats had pushed for a fee on securities transactions, essentially a tax on financial firms, saying it was fitting that they contribute to the cost.

In the end, lawmakers and the administration opted to leave the decision to the next president, who must present a proposal to Congress to pay for any losses.

5 comments:

Complacent Panda said...

Looks like McCain is beginning to lose by a large margin on your poll. I wouldn't be surprised if that started to happen at a national level following the VP Debates.

Dinosaur Trader said...

CP,

Yes, I noticed that. However, I think the recent "surge" by Obama may be due partly because a lot of people have found my site from all the recent critical Palin posts. Since they come here searching for that, they're probably pre-disposed to vote against her.

I'd be surprised if it's that much of a landslide in November.

-DT

Bluedog said...

Nice video, DT! That was hilarious. I can't wait until the VP debate. No doubt her handlers are working with her 24/7.

Pete said...

i like mccain but this is painful to watch. common right-wingers - where are the video's of biden's flubs over the years?

5holeSAVE said...

I think Biden before electricity was better prepared than Pallin will ever be for executive office. Say what you will about his ideologies, but at least he HAS them!!!! She's a tabula rasa. Worst GOP move imaginable putting her on the ticket.