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VP Debate: Will Palin Be Coherent?

Poll Results: Will Palin Be Coherent/Answer the Question in the VP Debate?

 
  • 20% (4)
    somewhat coherent
  • 45% (9)
    she will not answer a single direct question
  • 5% (1)
    she will sound like she smoked crack
  • 30% (6)
    complete gibberish
20 Total Votes  
post #1 of 151
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discuss.
post #2 of 151
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Originally Posted by Tauron View Post

discuss.

As long as she gives a coherent non answer instead of trying to actually answer the question, she'll be fine.
post #3 of 151
Beer!
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post #4 of 151
I just remembered I only have a half a bottle of wine for tonight. Maybe 2/3 bottle.
post #5 of 151
Of course she'll be coherent.

Firstly, she's not a terrible debater.

Secondly, she'll have a radio in the small of her back and an earpiece, I imagine concealed by her hair.
post #6 of 151
I won't be able to sit and watch for 90 minutes.
I think I'll rent Runaway Train and catch the high/low lights.

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post #7 of 151
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Originally Posted by FormerLurker View Post

Beer!

Excellent idea.

I propose a drinking game.
post #8 of 151
(Sorry... this election's turning me into sammi jo. I'm losing my shit.)

(But it wouldn't surprise me if she was.)
post #9 of 151
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Originally Posted by FloorJack View Post

I just remembered I only have a half a bottle of wine for tonight. Maybe 2/3 bottle.

Oh you'll need a lot more than that to get through tonight. Republicans will need to be totally shit-faced before the first question gets asked.
post #10 of 151
It's this kind of stuff that always damages Democrats. Of course she'll be coherent. She's not going to walk into the debate and fall on the floor speaking gibberish. She'll do extremely well. She'll answer a lot of questions evasively, she'll give a few bad/dumb answers, and she'll have a few good one-liners. But she's an experienced politician, she's very charismatic, she's been in lots of debates and given lots of speeches.
post #11 of 151
Are people watching tonight? I might just play some late-night tennis and catch the highlights on youtube.
post #12 of 151
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Originally Posted by ShawnJ View Post

Are people watching tonight? I might just play some late-night tennis and catch the highlights on youtube.

Can't find anyone in the flesh to drink with?
post #13 of 151
I may just have to predicate tonight's viewing with smoking a very large spliff so I can giggle through the whole show.
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post #14 of 151
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Originally Posted by Northgate View Post

I may just have to predicate tonight's viewing with smoking a very large spliff so I can giggle through the whole show.

Spliff?
WTF is a spliff?
post #15 of 151
hehe
It's like an Arnold Palmer but it's 50/50 weed/tobacco rolled joint.
post #16 of 151
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Originally Posted by Outsider View Post

hehe
It's like an Arnold Palmer but it's 50/50 weed/tobacco rolled joint.

Yeah, I remember those, usually when we were running low.

Back in the days when I partook, weed wasn't anywhere near as strong as now, I understand from those that still partake.

Gave it up because I lost to many friends, got violent.
Shudder to think what the more potent stuff would do.
post #17 of 151
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Originally Posted by screener View Post

Spliff?
WTF is a spliff?

Joint, hooter, blunt...
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post #18 of 151
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Originally Posted by screener View Post

Yeah, I remember those, usually when we were running low.

Back in the days when I partook, weed wasn't anywhere near as strong as now, I understand from those that still partake.

Gave it up because I lost to many friends, got violent.
Shudder to think what the more potent stuff would do.

Weed made you violent? Wow. That's unfortunate. Today's stuff is definitely more potent and powerful. I just inhale less.
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post #19 of 151
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Originally Posted by Northgate View Post

Weed made you violent? Wow. That's unfortunate. Today's stuff is definitely more potent and powerful. I just inhale less.

Unfortunate? yeah, maybe, but I like beer and it makes me mellow, mostly.

Wouldn't have been much of an issue if I was a violent pussie, but I wasn't.

So, is a spliff what Outsider said or what, just so's I'll know in case someone decides I'm a moron for not knowing and things escalate.
post #20 of 151
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Originally Posted by screener View Post

Can't find anyone in the flesh to drink with?

Drinking is 11-2 on Thursdays.

After tennis.
post #21 of 151
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Originally Posted by ShawnJ View Post

Drinking is 11-2 on Thursdays.

After tennis.

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I propose a drinking game.

I believe the game will be mostly over.
post #22 of 151
Northgate
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Originally Posted by screener View Post

So, is a spliff what Outsider said or what, just so's I'll know in case someone decides I'm a moron for not knowing and things escalate.

C'mon, is it a west coast thing?, Us saying? What?
I've never heard that term before, so what is it, half tobacco half weed, or what.

It couldn't have been the term pussie could it?

That was meant as an adjective describing a weakling getting violent and no one worrying about it because, well, what could he/she do that a smacking upside the head wouldn't fix.
post #23 of 151
Quickly now, before things kick-off:

Run on over here, and check out the Wilhelm scream theory of Republican debate-bots.

The idea is that once you become conscious of the Gingrich GOPAC system, you start seeing it everywhere (like the now semi-famous sound effect scream used so extensively).

Palin will answer some questions by repeating the words in the question in different order, answer some by spraying buzzwords in no particular order, ignore some and tell stories that "connect" to "average voters" and use a few stock phrases ("Well, Gwen, I think the American people....") to segue from others into some set speeches.

She will do it more awkwardly, and more obviously, than more seasoned pros, because it's unusual for someone with so little experience at it to be thrust onto the national stage. As the linked article points out, usually Republican politicians do what Palin is doing now at the local level, where it doesn't get much scrutiny. By the time they're on national TV, it's seamless and all but invisible.
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post #24 of 151
Look into the camera and start, My Friends....
post #25 of 151
I'm Tivo delayed but she's doin' okay so far.
post #26 of 151
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Originally Posted by FloorJack View Post

I'm Tivo delayed but she's doin' okay so far.

Yeah. Which means John McCain loses, as opposed to merely losing.
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post #27 of 151
She's starting to stumble. Even in energy... She is doing ok in general though.

Not really connecting the way she thinks she should...
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post #28 of 151
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Originally Posted by BRussell View Post

It's this kind of stuff that always damages Democrats. Of course she'll be coherent. She's not going to walk into the debate and fall on the floor speaking gibberish. She'll do extremely well. She'll answer a lot of questions evasively, she'll give a few bad/dumb answers, and she'll have a few good one-liners. But she's an experienced politician, she's very charismatic, she's been in lots of debates and given lots of speeches.



She's not doing as badly as I thought she would, but it sounds like she's reading right off of the Republican party mission and vision statement.

I also noticed that her accent gets stronger when she's trying hard to present herself as 'one of the gosh-darned regular people'.
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post #29 of 151
"Um..... um..... barack obama's plan is a white flag of surrender!"

Palin FTW.

...not.

post #30 of 151
"nuke-u-lar!"

yes!
post #31 of 151
Has Palin answered a question yet?
post #32 of 151
She keeps knocking it out of the park. Hope runs.
post #33 of 151
Scare those Jews Sarah!
post #34 of 151
Palin: I said "Thanks, but no thanks," to that second holocaust.
post #35 of 151
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Originally Posted by FloorJack View Post

She keeps knocking it out of the park. Hope runs.

Her answers are for the most part conservative boilerplate.

"Out of the park!"

post #36 of 151
I hear her speaking a lot of words. But is she actually saying anything. She sure has the snark down though.
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post #37 of 151
She's thinking on her feet, good for her.

I mean she's talking about divestment of Sudan funds...

I guess that is on her feet.
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post #38 of 151
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Originally Posted by Northgate View Post

I hear her speaking a lot of words. But is she actually saying anything. She sure has the snark down though.

She's floating above water, basically.

So in other words "losing" since she's not changing the dynamics of the race at all.
post #39 of 151
Answer the goddamn question.
post #40 of 151
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Originally Posted by ShawnJ View Post

Her answers are for the most part conservative boilerplate.

"Out of the park!"


Like Obama/Biden aren't
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