Sarah Palin’s Fur Elise

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Sarah Palin’s interviews thus far remind me of a young girl not quite prepared her first piano recital. She crammed enough to know a few of the right notes, so she just keeps hitting them over and over again, hoping it’ll be enough to gloss over what she doesn’t know. She knows her parents (in this case, the GOP base) will praise her no matter how poorly she does, so she’s just doing her best to get through the thing without complete and utter embarrassment.

I’m not sure she pulled it off.

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20 Responses to “Sarah Palin’s Fur Elise

  1. #1 |  ktc2 | 

    Wow! No wonder they are keeping her as sequestered as possible. That was painful to watch, like a non-parent forced to sit through that same awful piano recital for no particular reason.

  2. #2 |  thomasblair | 

    This is the first time that I’ve seen her speak at length.

    She’s not very bright at all.

  3. #3 |  Gary | 

    I’m really astonished. I never expected to *like* Palin, but I really did expect her to be intelligent and a fast learner and to exceed expectations in interviews and debates.

    I’m absolutely amazed watching these interviews and discovering that she’s a moron.

  4. #4 |  Danno49 | 

    Holy crap. There’s just nothing substantial going on up there. At all.

  5. #5 |  Nathan | 

    Holy shit. I am more qualified to be VP. Assuming there is no age limit, that is.

  6. #6 |  j.d. | 

    This is a complete mockery of our Republic. I just want to curl up into the fetal position under my desk and weep for what a waste the future of our country has become. To those who were so pro-Palin from the get-go without asking any questions, I say, a kool-aid hangover is quickly cured through the onsent of a sobering reality of deception.

    how could mccain put the country at such great risk? I don’t think I was ever going to vote for him…but wtf!?

  7. #7 |  xyz123 | 

    all that and she’s **still** lightyears smarter than shit-for-brains joe biden.

    but it really doesn’t mater, does it. since biden’s gross stupidity and mendacity goes unremarked upon, so too should palin’s less-than-dazzling oncamera performance. (it doesn’t, of course, this being DNC-lite land, but still)

    it’s the VP. who gives a damn? the country survived 8 years of the useless george bush the first as VP; the country survived 8 years of the dimwitted moron al gore as VP. (we just had fewer rants about “weeping for our country”). we’ll survive palin or biden, too.

  8. #8 |  JMA | 

    Who is going to be moderating the VP Debate? Can’t wait for that.

  9. #9 |  thomasblair | 


    Wouldn’t you love to have a Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert tag team for the debates?

    Actually, just anyone with a pair will do. I’m sick of these softballs. The moderator needs to do his level best to embarrass the shit out of everyone on stage.

  10. #10 | » “It’s like we caught him getting a manicure or something!” | 

    […] yet another of what seems to be a series of mistakes by the McCain/Palin team, McCain stiffs Late Show host David Letterman for an interview […]

  11. #11 |  Brandon Bowers | 

    She sounds like a hockey mom. Who doesn’t pay attention.

  12. #12 |  Cappy | 

    Howzabout she just get nekkid? I think that would appease the masses.

  13. #13 |  Frank N Stein | 

    NEVER underestimate the vile banality and rampant stupidity of the average voter.

    If you want to see what the election will be like in 2012, rent Idiocracy.

  14. #14 |  God's Own Drunk | 


    You might have a point about surviving Palin’s vice presidency, what scares the piss out of me is the fact that McCain is OLD and has already had 4 bouts of cancer. There is a very good chance he would die in office making Palin president. The fact that she’s an idiot is scary enough, but she is also a religious nutcase whose church beleives in “spiritual warfare”, witchcraft and thinks we’re living in the “end times”. I am terrified that someone with that background could be put in charge of our nukes.

  15. #15 |  Dakota | 

    I’m not sure she’s a moron just very ill informed and ignorant. That in and of its self isn’t all that bad, but she also appears to think she knows issues she doesn’t and talks in certitudes despite her ignorance. That is frightening. She’s a fembush.

  16. #16 |  qwints | 

    I think we have to be very careful of using communications skills as a proxy for intelligence. That said, the former are probably more important for a politician than the latter.

    What really scares me is the insulation from reality that mainstream republicans seem to have. No matter how bad Palin looks, there are people who dismiss anything bad said about her. I’m voting for Obama b/c of the war, but I know that Biden is a hack, and I’m not sure that he’s going to be that much better on executive power issues.

  17. #17 |  boyd durkin | 

    After watching that video my wince muscles are fatigued.

  18. #18 |  Guido | 

    Yeah but……”He’s a maverick”
    This is pure art imitates life, life imitates art stuff. I’m thinking it’s an SNL skit yet strangely it’s reality.
    But come on guys and err lesbians she does look good in those glasses. That should count for something.

  19. #19 |  xyz123 | 

    ah, me, god’s own. where to begin? you say you’re a-skeert that a snake-handlin’, tongue-speakin-in religious fanatic nut loon cousin-marrier like palin will “get ahold of” our nukes and fire them off in a glorious apocalyptic nightmare of FIRE and RADIATION and BRIMSTONE, thus bringing forth the END TIMES wherein baby JEEBUS will rise up from the steaming ashes and SMITE the WICKED liberals and begin the END DAYS? that about it?

    yeah, ’cause that stuff happens all the time. that’s why we nuked iraq. and why reagan started world war 3. because his astrologer told him to, and the army went ahead and did it.

    no….wait a moment!!! that only happens in hollywood movies and shit!! (in which, curiously, the religious fanatics never seem to be of the islamic or marxist persuasion.)

    personally, i’d be more worried what might happen if a serious crisis arose in which excitable, stupid boneheads with a strong fascistic bent – like, say, barry and pluggy – have THEIR fingers on the trigger. LBJ wasn’t known as being a religious nut, but he WAS a semi-ignorant control freak democrat, and the minute he became president, he escalated the vietnam war quick like a bunny. the fact he had to lie his ass off to do so didn’t make him no never mind.

    if that sounds unfair; if that sounds too harsh a critique of good and kind and well-meaning democrats …. well, i’m merely imposing my hateful. stereotypical prejudices towards leftists onto the first available candidate.

    just like you are with palin.

  20. #20 |  chance | 

    “I think we have to be very careful of using communications skills as a proxy for intelligence.”

    While this may be true, I’d argue intelligence without good communication skill is next to worthless. I’m a fairly bright guy, but my (in)ability to communicate effectively has definitely been a problem for me professionally.

    Another way of looking at it: if you put some red food coloring in white white, even many top experts on wine will be fooled. Blindfolded taste testers will swear chocolate sauce is strawberry filling if told the right things in advance. Presentation matters. Sad, but true.