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Thursday, October 02, 2008


"Working class" rears its head

Out of the mouth of Sarah Palin in the Vice-Presidential debate. Twice.

Update: As with the previous debate, how much better a "debate" this would have been had there been one, or multiple, third party and independent candidates participating to actually offer different points of view, instead of mildly nuanced variations of fundamentally the same point of view. Or, for that matter, a moderator who might even challenge such absurdities as the description of Ahmadinejad as a "dictator." Or even a moderator who might ask challenging questions like "why are we in Afghanistan?" "What is the meaning of 'victory' in Iraq, and if we're 'so close' to it, why are the generals in charge not asking for the reduction of a single troop through all of next year?"

A person can dream. But hey, at least I got to hear the words "working class" out of the mouths of a politician for the first time in ages, maybe ever.

Update 2: My nomination for quote of the night, from Palin:

"Patriotic is saying, government, you know, you're not always the solution. In fact, too often you're the problem."
Really? I say that all the time, and people don't call me "patriotic," they call me "anti-American." Of course, my idea of a "problem" and Palin's are quite different. Probably diametrically so.

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