Wednesday, October 22, 2008

when it's morning here

it's so entertaining these days to get up in the morning and see what madness has happened while i slept. just think, only 14 more days of this.  what will i do for entertainment when it's all over? i guess we'll probably still watch hannah montana from 7:10-7:40, since we have a tween in the house.  but in all seriousness, even tho' i am a night owl, i'm still 6-9 hours ahead of events in the US, so lots happens after i go to sleep and the reverberations are still buzzing through the blogosphere when i get up.

let's have a little rundown:

  1. sarah palin's $150,000 shopping spree, including $75,000 at neiman marcus. hmmm, i wonder how many other hockey moms and joe six-packs she ran into while she was there? i also wonder what her old clothes were like that she needed to go all imelda to that extent? perhaps tho', she was just trying to stimulate the economy.  good on ya, sarah!
  2. in new mexico, you can be drunk when you vote (is THAT how people will bring themselves to vote mcpalin?), but not wearing a t-shirt with a political message. especially if it says "obama."
  3. this morning, on CNN i saw a story about electronic voting machines in west virginia that just "happened" to switch votes to mccain, despite the obama line being clearly pressed by voters. officials claimed there were no irregularities and an especially dopey official was trotted out to assure viewers that even if he, who happened to be republican, wanted to tamper with the machines, he sure didn't know how. yeah. right. strangely, i can find no link to this piece on the CNN website.
  4. sarah palin flies her kids around on alaska's tab. for personal travel, like watching daddy's snowmobile race. (this one seems familiar, i think it reared its head a few weeks ago too, either that or i dreamed it.)
  5. sarah palin thinks that the vice president runs the US senate, going so far as to say that "if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom..." call me crazy, but when i apply for a job, i try to know what it actually entails. and who is brandon anyway? joe the plumber's son?
happily, i'm back to finding this all very amusing. which is good, because i was hanging out between suicidal and homicidal in recent days and that's not a fun place to be. for me or anyone around me.

1 comment:

tangobaby said...


I want you to know that I'm seriously considering running for office in 2012 because I need new clothes. Would you like to be on my exploratory committee?

Maybe we can wrangle some cash to get us some cute clothes for the next four years. You're a blonde, I'm a brunette. We could be the Veronica and Betty of American politics!

ps. Isn't it fun waking up in the morning to see what little political doody has been left on your doorstep? It's amazing how many there are.