Friday, October 03, 2008

Was that a debate?

After last night, the Saturday Night Live clip seems not so funny after all.

Well, like everyone else I suppose, I watched the VP debate last night though I can hardly call it a debate. Palin was a huge disappointment. I thought she had more in her than that but I guess I set my expectations too high. I hear some had such low expectations that they were thrilled she didn't shoot herself in the foot. I felt I was watching a high schooler on her first debate team outing. She didn't debate! She came with a well-rehearsed, memorized speech that she was determined to get through somehow. She responded to every question with another one of her canned prepared responses. At least she was honest enough to more or less announce that is what she was going to do. I felt like I was watching the vice-president of the elementary school PTA enjoying her 10 minutes of fame chairing the school carnival BUT I'm sorry...I expect more than that from someone who wants to be a breath away from the President of the greatest country in the world. She gave no specifics really and scares the living daylights out of me. She stands for losing nearly everything that my mother, grandmother and I have worked so hard for these generations to gain rights for women. Having been to Alaska where I encountered women who had struck out to create new opportunities on the frontier, it surprises me that she serves as governor. I thought Joe Biden did an incredible job of addressing specific issues and reining in himself in what must have been a challenge facing this woman.

And Hillary, where the hell are you? You are the one Democrat who could legitimately go after her woman to woman. I was willing to vote for you if you had been the nominee but now I am SO disappointed that you have put yourself off the radar. Obama can't do it...Biden can't...at least not in the way that you could. Come on, Hillary. You pledged to support the ticket.

2 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

It was merely a performance. The good news is that people who think she did well can be pointed to factcheck.org and similar sites to find out how often she made false statements. I don't know if she's informed enough to qualify as a liar. I'm more than willing to wait for a qualified woman to elect. IMHO, Hillary is definitely qualified, but the baggage she brought to the primaries (Bill, "driven-ness") was too much to over come.

Kristin said...

Good point, where the hell is hillary? Probably in Presidential campaigning recovery..but she would be such a respected voice right now.
Palin is frighteningly unprepared for this post. A much better fit for the PTA.
Also with your friend kpwoman above about checking statements to find out truth vs. fiction. I've been watching a news show on truth vs. fiction in the campaign and am pretty disgusted with how many false statements are made by McCain/Palin. That says so much to me - if a team is willing to make false statments to win then they aren't good leaders.