Sarah Palin debates Joe Biden. Nation dies laughing.
Alaska’s Gov. Sarah Palin says the reason why her popularity rating since the Republican Convention has nose-dived nearly 30 percentage points is that the “media elite” are drop-kicking her little rump a bit too hard and We the People aren’t being allowed to meet the Real Sarah Palin.
Matter of fact, the entire reason why Palin is falling like a rock in the polls is because people are getting to know her, and consequently they fear the prospect of this idiot sitting at the right hand of McCain running the most powerful nation on Earth. The interviews Palin had with Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric have left no room for doubt that she is a guppy that has been tossed into the Atlantic.
So tonight Gov. Dimwit will debate Sen. Joe Biden. Some predict that this will be the most-watched vice-presidential debate ever, which may turn out to be true. But not because anyone with any functioning brain matter seriously expects this woman to suddenly transform herself into Margaret Thatcher. I guarantee you a whole lot of Americans will be tuning in, popcorn in hand, because this will be just too much fun of an ass-whuppin’ to miss. And yes, some will be watching and waiting for that one-in-a-million chance that Biden will choke on his own tongue as Palin miraculously begins to recite the Bush Doctrine from memory!
But most of us just want to watch this woman get body slammed. We are Rome. Bring on the lions.
No, you’re absolutely right. This isn’t about politics at all. This isn’t about which vice-presidential candidate has the best ideas for helping our country. Not even close. Why? Because the answer to that question is so very painfully obvious. Because I’m predicting this will not even be a debate. Because to have a true debate you need two competitors who are at least somewhere close to being in the same zip code when it comes to intellect and ability. This is not such a case.
So the only honest reason to watch this thing is for the sheer, brutal, bloody entertainment value. Nothing more, nothing less.
And please don’t tell me about how Palin is actually quite brilliant, she’s just got a case of the freshman jitters. Or that she was mishandled (even though she was), and that if the McCain campaign had just let Sarah be Sarah, she’d really be on her game right now, merrily mopping the floor with her Democratic detractors.
No. Stop it right now before you hurt yourself.
As for the argument that dramatically lowering the expectations bar will actually help Palin because all she will need to do to win the debate will be to spell her own name, I’m not buying that one either. Not this time. I know it worked for George Bush when he debated Gore. Believe me I remember. And I remember how the media bought into it, saying that Bush actually won the debate when Gore had clearly beaten the hell out of the man.
But even Bush wasn’t stupid enough to say that living next door to Russia qualifies as foreign policy experience. Even Bush knows what the Bush Doctrine is. Even Bush wouldn’t be stupid enough to say that the Earth was created 6,000 years ago. Even Bush…
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