Oct 3, 2008
Governor Sarah Palin's Closing Argument (Excerpt):
It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream; we have to fight for it and protect it, and then hand it to them so that they shall do the same, or we're going to find ourselves spending our sunset years telling our children and our children's children about a time in America, back in the day, when men and women were free.
We will fight for it, and there is only one man in this race who has really ever fought for you, and that's Senator John McCain.
Senator Joe Biden's Closing Argument (Excerpt):
Ladies and gentlemen, my dad used to have an expression. He'd say, "champ, when you get knocked down, get up."
Well, it's time for America to get up together. America's ready, you're ready, I'm ready, and Barack Obama is ready to be the next president of the United States of America.
May God bless all of you, and most of all, for both of us, selfishly, may God protect our troops.
BOO-YAH, GRANDMA, AND THAT'S THE GAME. Joe Biden was the clear winner here; as the Esq put it delicately, "I can't believe she just got out-Christianed by him." EXACTLY. I'm offended that she didn't think to bless me ONCE, much less all of the troops out there.
But if we're going to be REAL here, I'd say the debate was over when Joe predictably--though respectfully--got teary about being a single parent, and about raising his two sons. The debate was over FOR ME when she said 'nucular' SIX FUCKING TIMES. I know I'm a total snob about these things, but I expect someone who is going to be in the second-highest ranking position in the country to know how to sound out vowels and consonants; that's not snobbery, that's bottom-of-the-barrel expectations. MY TEN-YEAR OLD CAN SAY 'NUCLEAR' CORRECTLY. If the job was to sit there and look pretty, say ignorant things, and be totally unconscious to the world at large, I might vote for her. But since she's an End Days-loving, moose-killing wackjob, my country would be better served if I voted for a block of government cheese.
Shame on both of you for throwing gay unions under the bus. Really. It would have been a proud moment in history if just one of them (obviously not Sarah) could have seen beyond their churches and 'traditional family values'. Fuck you and your traditional values: divorce and domestic violence and neglected children and infidelity are at an all-time high; are those the kinds of loving relationships that your God had in mind? The state of marriage today isn't what it used to be--there are very few marriages out there that can truly lead by example. So I don't know why that's the ideal, and why gay people--WHO ARE JUST PEOPLE, DURRR--can't relish in neglecting their children and cheating on each other LEGALLY, just like everybody else.