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How Does Jack Cafferty Really Feel About Sarah Palin?


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Cafferty: "I'm 65 and have been covering politics for a long time. That is one of the most pathetic pieces of tape I have ever seen for someone aspiring to one of the highest offices in this country."

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  1. What the hell was that? Does she think she's competing in a beauty contest? Well, I think she just lost to Miss South Carolina.

    Posted by: kansastock | Sep 26, 2008 5:39:22 PM

  2. Notice Palin kept looking down at her lap during her "answer." Hmm...can you say talking notes??

    Pathetic, indeed!

    Posted by: PatrickPatrick | Sep 26, 2008 5:44:39 PM

  3. Blitzer's justification of her vague.. sorry clueless answer is almost as pathetic.

    Posted by: snoogles | Sep 26, 2008 5:47:26 PM

  4. Well, what else do you expect from a man who looks like he's terminally constipated?

    Posted by: countess de gooch | Sep 26, 2008 5:48:22 PM

  5. What I love more than Cafferty's smack down of Palin is his smackdown of Wolf Blitzer. That man is a joke.

    Posted by: David | Sep 26, 2008 5:48:48 PM

  6. Why is Wolf Blitzer trying to make excuses for her? Something is rotten in the fourth estate.

    Posted by: perlerorneq | Sep 26, 2008 5:51:56 PM

  7. Notice Palin kept looking down at her lap during her "answer." Hmm...can you say talking notes??

    Pathetic, indeed!

    Posted by: PatrickPatrick | Sep 26, 2008 5:52:56 PM

  8. More like: "Well, what else do you expect from a man who SPEAKS like he's terminally constipated?"

    I hate Wolf Blitzer. That tone of a perpetual sense of urgency in his voice, and his constant "Stand by!" and "Happening now!" needs to stop. Watch him for more than 10 minutes and you'll get a sense that the world is going to crumble after the sky falls down.

    And when he's not covering a politician's ass, he's got his tongue right up them; spewing niceties and sucking up to them. What kind of journalist is he?

    Posted by: Mikal | Sep 26, 2008 5:56:05 PM

  9. didja see how katie couric was biting the inside of her mouth to keep from laughing?

    Posted by: alguien | Sep 26, 2008 5:58:11 PM

  10. Palin is a dangerous airhead with fundie nut-case views. It says something about the state of our country that more Americans are not outraged by her selection. Blame the news media who always practice the art of false equivalence-A man comes on and says the earth is flat and then a scientist with evidence comes on to show that's absurd. The news host treats their views as simply a difference of opinion.
    A country dumbed down beyond belief. BTW, what's with these rictus smiles on all Republican women spokespersons on cable news ? They are obviously a coordinated tactic.

    Posted by: Jack H. | Sep 26, 2008 6:03:26 PM

  11. Hold on, guys. I'm sure The Queen will be posting any minute explaining why we're all uptight bitches for not supporting Palin. After all, some stupid voters like her, or at least used to. You really need to be more respectful toward the stupidest politician I've ever seen---according to Bill Clinton, the heartland loves her, so we should too.

    Go ahead, Queen. Oh, and while you're at it, please connect the dots between the bailout and health care reform. I think I'm too uptight and elite to have understood her precise point there. At least, thank heavens, she doesn't think trade needs to be competitive. International trade is ALL about giving away the farm. And job creation. And cute little kittens and big bad moose and, wait, I dropped my notes...

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 26, 2008 6:16:29 PM

  12. And as usual, the Gooch gives us the perspective of a six year old. Much obliged.

    Posted by: Dan | Sep 26, 2008 6:24:25 PM

  13. I'm an ex-pat living in Australia and I've watched this unfold and I'm not sure where to start. Maybe I'll just say that watching Sarah Palin rabbit on about nothing and trying to look important and knowledgeable while doing it gives me the best laugh I've had in months. All of the troubles in the world the war, the economy etc. I at least know now that when I'm feeling down and overwhelmed I can always turn to some video of Sarah Palin or even one from John McCain and I know I'll get a real good laugh. This crap is better than the Golden Girls, Little Britain, Seinfield,and Mash (to name a few) all rolled into one. I mean no offense or disrespect at all to the above named comedies except for Palin's. Best Joke I've ever watched and heard

    Posted by: TJ | Sep 26, 2008 6:44:06 PM

  14. Finally a someone calling her out. She's completely unqualified for this role and no one gets it or says anything. How more people are not outraged is beyond me. It's kinda sad.

    Posted by: Frank L | Sep 26, 2008 6:57:58 PM

  15. She talks like the student in class who gets busted for not doing the reading. And so starts talking out of her ass in a downward spiral, throwing in any buzz word or scrap of information she may have actually overheard all together. Bart Simpson could pull this off better than her.

    My only paranoid fear now is that the McFailin' campaign possibly will suggest that she step down. Something I previously believed they'd never do. As much as a potentially fatal body blow that would be - shredding McCain's decision making and leadership skills completely. But a new VP pick would create yet another wave of sensation and buzz that could distract voters enough and carry him through the next 30 days. Though with the economic meltdown, I would hope voters are now at least a little more jaded and on-point. (But never underestimate the gullibility of Joe & Jane Six Pack . Something Republicans are masters of exploiting.)

    I dunno. I just feel like the drumbeat's already starting for her removal, even from within the conservative base. And once they stomach it, they'll re-embrace whomever might be next. I still don't see it happening ultimately. But that's just my latest superstitious fear.

    p.s. Yes, Wolf Blitzer is an effin' useless turd. What a schmuck.

    Posted by: SEAN | Sep 26, 2008 7:02:09 PM

  16. i'm not saying i am a supporter of john mccain or that i am even voting for him. i just think sarah palin rocks. i'm well aware what her stance is on gay rights. i obviously don't agree with her views on that issue. i do, however, believe that she's a very solid person who has done a lot of good for her state and could potentially do a lot of good for our country. she is a great speaker who catches the attention of people who could potentially be 'on the fence'. she doesn't care what republicans or democrats think. she has her own voice. also, i believe that if she did become VP (with or without my vote) she could do great things for children with dissabilities. her story also captivates me. she comes from nothing and is now running for VICE PRESIDENT. obama has said the same thing yet he went to prep school. that, i don't understand. she has taken on oil companies and has won each time. she thinks of the betterment of people in her public issues. she's pro-life (which i am). unfortunately people are just out to crucify her. first there was the whole accusation of her ex brother-in-law in which SHE brought up herself so that an independent investigator could clear her of all charges. people call her 'anti-choice' which i find ridiculous. people are also crucifying her daughter who not only is NOT running for public office but then blame her parents because she got knocked up. do you know how many people who have EXCELLENT family values end up having difficult, private issues that they deal with? trust me, i know. democrats are all about universal health care. palin has already proven that she is capable of the same thing in her home state. if someone in alaska doesn't have health insurance it's because they don't want it. it's their choice. all they have to do is ask. she's squashed corruption in alaska as if she's been in politics for years. she's fierce. i'm not anti-obama and i was actually an HUGE supporter of hillary clinton. i'm still 'on the fence'.

    Posted by: D. Donut | Sep 26, 2008 7:05:09 PM

  17. Breaking

    Senator Teddy Kenedy rushed to the hospital


    Come on Teddy, by sure will power make it through Obama's inauguration in January.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Sep 26, 2008 7:14:43 PM

  18. Palin's answer(?)to Katie's question was downright BIZARRE. I can't believe SHE believed that ANYBODY would buy that triple-speak. What in the hell does trade have to do with the bailout!!???

    And did she have a crib sheet? I could actually see and feel the heat rise to her face as her heartbest accelerated while her mind raced, "OhmygodpleasehelpmemygodKatie'sontomelookatherfaceomygodsweetJesus."

    And I share Cafferty's disgust and dismay, that this pathetic and delusional woman even thinks that she'll pull this off. I also find it amazing that we live in a country where people actually think that a "normal" or non-elitist person with an obvious lack of political savvy and sophistication is well suited for one of the top jobs on the planet.


    This really is no longer a laughing matter. This is truly, truly frightening, and if by chance McCain is elected, I've no idea what I would do. Perhaps I'd quietly turn of my tv, pour a stiff drink (no, make that three), go to my bedroom, turn out the lights, lie on my bed, assume a fetal position and try to wish it all away.

    Posted by: banjiboi | Sep 26, 2008 7:18:41 PM

  19. "Sarah Palin rocks" and people named "Donut". It all makes sense now.

    Posted by: banjiboi | Sep 26, 2008 7:24:15 PM

  20. D. DONUT: You must be chuggin' some serious Partisan Kool-Aid if you can view her recent public speaking attempts and walk away with a "She's a capable, informed potential world leader! Ra Ra Ra!' response. Again, high school teachers the world over would not accept this type of flailing bullshit speak from their students. Why should any voter give a free pass to the potentially second most powerful person on the planet? Oh wait, yeah: Everyone's just being so mean and tough on her. Expecting her to be all, like, informed and articulate and stuff. Meanies! And sexist too! Whatev.

    Posted by: SEAN | Sep 26, 2008 7:25:58 PM

  21. Sign VT Senator Bernie Sanders petition to

    - charge 10% surtax on income over $500,000 a yr to pay for bailout (would raise over $300 Billion in 5 yrs)

    - require equity stakes in companies that take bail out money (Sweden did this and it worked out very well)so when bailed out companies stock goes up the tax payers get a piece of it

    - include economic recovery program that stimulates jobs rebuilding america's infrastructure

    - repeal de-regulation legislation

    - determine which companies are too big to allow to fail and such companies must be broken up so their failure does not adversely affect the US economy

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Sep 26, 2008 7:32:20 PM

  22. Did it occur to anyone else that Katie Couric is more qualified to be VP than this airhead she's interviewing? Judging by the looks on her face, I'd say Katie had that thought more than once during this painfully awkward exchange.

    Posted by: sparks | Sep 26, 2008 7:39:13 PM

  23. To Sean:

    As a senior representative from the LGBT community I'm here to tell you that your Gay card is being revoked. I assume by your post that you are probably someone who also believes that Britney is a singer, Paris is an actress,and that the ability to read a teleprompter makes one a great speaker.
    Wrong, wrong, and wronger!

    You call someone "fierce" who believes you should have no marital rights, and that prayers can make you straight?

    You are a perfect example of how someone so blatantly unqualified could get this close to our highest office. She is not a celebrity, she is a politician. Stop loving her for all the wrong reasons and start listening to what she so poorly tries to say.

    Posted by: Lars | Sep 26, 2008 7:46:53 PM

  24. Lars,

    Did you mean D. Donut? Sean doesn't seem to be a fan of the vapid Alaskan.

    Posted by: MAJeff | Sep 26, 2008 7:49:28 PM

  25. god, could we retire the term "pro-life" "PRO-BIRTH" is more accurate....the right is so successful because they manage to control the language,(and to use less of it), on so many issues...and it PISSES me off...! pro-life indeed....

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Sep 26, 2008 7:52:53 PM

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