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John Locke

Clearwater, FL

#1 Oct 18, 2008
Tina Fey said if Palin wins she wants to leave the planet. I say let's all buy her a ticket and help her leave now.
Susan

Ellicott City, MD

#2 Oct 18, 2008
I am surprised at how the liberal media tries to downplay Sarah Palin's incredible popularity. SNL gets it, though. Those who still don't get it will be surprised on election day.
Richard Foulkes

North Aurora, IL

#3 Oct 18, 2008
Palin moment of fame has nothing to do with capability to manage the executive branch of the US! She is an actor in a bizarre distubing moment in our democracy. Inability to speak without a writer makes you an actor not a leader. In one of the most critical moments in our history Tina is really showing us that there is no substance to Govenor Palin. She will not be reelected in Alaska and thankfully will not be the leader the free world looks to for guildance through this critical moment.
truthurts

United States

#4 Oct 18, 2008
MAD TV is a far better show. Give it a try instead of SNL and you will be pleased!
truthurts

United States

#5 Oct 18, 2008
Richard Foulkes wrote:
Palin moment of fame has nothing to do with capability to manage the executive branch of the US! She is an actor in a bizarre distubing moment in our democracy. Inability to speak without a writer makes you an actor not a leader. In one of the most critical moments in our history Tina is really showing us that there is no substance to Govenor Palin. She will not be reelected in Alaska and thankfully will not be the leader the free world looks to for guildance through this critical moment.
You have described all of these corrupt, doped-up fools. Don't limit your ire to Sarah. Also, turn some of that laser-like criticism towards a more constructive target - A MIRROR. You really think Hugo Chavez Jr. and Joe Putin-Biden are any better because they can improvise? By the way I see it Barry Obolshevik sounds like a moron without a teleprompter with his meager attempt at sounding like he wnet to the Farrakan/Dr. King School Of Public Befuddlement.
TXSFRED

Houston, TX

#6 Oct 18, 2008
All one has to do to be qualified to be President is a desire to do what is right. Do any of you think Washington or Lincoln could possibly handle today's problems without that desire?

If George W. Bush had simply done what was right ( not spend like a DRUNKEN democrat -close the Southern Borders - Stop his henchman Johhny Sutton from prosecuting US Border agents whose total crime was shooting an illegal alien Drug runner in the ass at the Texas Border ) we would still have a Conservative Congress, Bush's approval rating would be double what it is and McCain would stomp a mud hole in the MARXIST racist bomber-lover CHICAGO street THUG NObama AND walk it dry. As it is, it will be close.

I thhink that about covers it...
djcb

East New Market, MD

#7 Oct 18, 2008
How fitting.
Palin vows to appear on the late night comedic shows of SNL and Lettermen but has yet to appear in the prime time news affiliated shows like Face The Nation or MTP.

Her inabilities are laughable.
Sweet irony.
Tim

Leslie, MI

#8 Oct 18, 2008
I'm all for having our politicians show their lighter side on SNL and other late night shows after they've been thouroughly vetted and "paid their dues." But seriously, Sarah Palin? She hasn't even been on Meet the Press. Is she a joke or a candidate? SNL but no real interviews on real issues?
J2Cobra

Providence, RI

#9 Oct 18, 2008
Hi Guys!
I'm excited about the Palin impersonation tonight! I even made a cool cartoon on the whole thing, and posted it on my blog :
Check it out at http://rateconomics.files.wordpress.com/2008/...
Enjoy!
treybey nj

Mount Laurel, NJ

#10 Oct 18, 2008
palin herself provides far more laughs than SNL could ever give us! what a complete and utter joke palin is, not to mention a DISGRACE to the american political party.

if i ever had any doubts before, i am now truly and totally committed to voting for OBAMA and biden.

mccain, you really need your head examined. THAT'S no joke.
djcb

East New Market, MD

#11 Oct 18, 2008
Tim wrote:
I'm all for having our politicians show their lighter side on SNL and other late night shows after they've been thouroughly vetted and "paid their dues." But seriously, Sarah Palin? She hasn't even been on Meet the Press. Is she a joke or a candidate? SNL but no real interviews on real issues?
I agree. They can't compete on the real issues so they distract the public with these stunts. This morning there is not one web article on the front pages regarding the economy or Wall street, but it is peppered with ACORN, Ayers, Letterman, SNL, Joe the Plumber and RoboCalls.
The GOP initiative seems to be a distract and attack mission preying on misinformation and relying on low information sound bites.

Since: Aug 08

Yaounde

#12 Oct 18, 2008
Since the Sarah Palin nomination, I have always commented that it was a big mistake on the part of McCain. The Senator took a spur-of-the-moment decision that is now costing him the possibility of a White House residency. Politics is not a social pageant and so Palin's early-days popularity was bound to fade. It has and the only regret here is that she has been exposed to be a very big joke. America has not yet sunk to the point of having such jokes as Palin anywhere near the White House. This blunder has surely taught McCain a lesson. The regret here is that he might not live long enough to put the lesson into practice next time around.
Jane

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Oct 18, 2008
What a joke! Gov. Palin has put celebrity first in front of country. From her appearance on SNL, I'm going to base my decision as to how well she would do as a VP!?! You've got to be kidding. And, oh by the way Sarah, I thought you hated the media. I guess I can now add hypocrite to your list of attributes. Hmm...didn't you just deliver a baby of special needs? Given that you are campaigning all day, shouldn't you spend some time with your newborn baby? Again, another attribute - disengaged mother!!
Keith

Riverton, NJ

#14 Oct 18, 2008
How about Sarah Palin visiting a news division and appearing on Meet The Press or Face The Nation without McCain holding her hand. I doubt she would last five minutes without looking and sounding like a complete fool. She is truly a special needs babe.
Medartist01

United States

#15 Nov 13, 2008
truthurts wrote:
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You have described all of these corrupt, doped-up fools. Don't limit your ire to Sarah. Also, turn some of that laser-like criticism towards a more constructive target - A MIRROR. You really think Hugo Chavez Jr. and Joe Putin-Biden are any better because they can improvise? By the way I see it Barry Obolshevik sounds like a moron without a teleprompter with his meager attempt at sounding like he wnet to the Farrakan/Dr. King School Of Public Befuddlement.
Truthurts, are you saying my five year old can be President? Your argument is childish. I would love to see Palin debate VP Cheney, so we can all put to rest your laughable “everyone’s the same” theory. Palin is a likeable gal – but with zero capacity in intellegence/acumen necessary for high office. Are you saying that the President of the Harvard Law Review and a lecturer in Constitutional Law is on the same footing as this lady who can’t answer the question of what newspaper she reads? Or, what is the definition of ‘preconditions?’ Or give me one example of a policy that McCain, your running mate, supported in regards to regulation in his decades in the Senate? Or can you form a coherent sentence?

You make me laugh, truhurts. This woman is making a mockery of the ruminants of the Republican party, and I couldn’t be happier. The groans that are going up in your party as those with the talent and expertise, who are getting passed over, for this flunkie, is –– absolutely hilarious. I really hope she runs for office. Any office in the next couple years. Senator?! Ha. Every interview I’ve heard to this point has made the Republicans look like the fools they are.

We’re not even talking about reading from the teleprompter. We’re talking about answering the most mundane and basic of questions – and not even of policy, but eighth grade type questions... That she still botches!! How boneheaded this “leader of the Republican Party’ is. Bah-Hahahahaha.

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