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Why did Sarah Palin resign?

Personal scandal
 5 (17.2%)
Probable indictment
 7 (24.1%)
Just plain craziness
 3 (10.3%)
Looooong lead up to 2012
 4 (13.8%)
Something else
 2 (6.9%)
Some combination of the above
 8 (27.6%)

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7480 on: December 16, 2008, 08:43:47 AM »
aye wonder who rahm emmanuel thought would best replace him in his former position...come to think of it...aye wonder who he thought would be best to replace obama?


things with which we aren't always privy...

...can't wait to find out... ;)


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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7481 on: December 16, 2008, 10:17:30 AM »
well, to each his own. Offensive? yeah. Malicious? no. Funny? I guess it depends on who you ask.

It was a bit over the top I must say.

I've shaken the man's hand on a couple of different occasions and he's never fumbled around to find my hand.  Political comedy is most funny when it's actually TRUE. 
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« Reply #7482 on: December 16, 2008, 12:08:45 PM »
Exactly.  And it was offensive enough for Paterson to issue a statement about it:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/15/gov-paterson-blasts-snl-skit-ridiculed-physically-disabled/

Alci!  Fox News?  There was a perfectly good article in the Times!
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« Reply #7483 on: December 16, 2008, 01:02:16 PM »
well, to each his own. Offensive? yeah. Malicious? no. Funny? I guess it depends on who you ask.

It was a bit over the top I must say.

I've shaken the man's hand on a couple of different occasions and he's never fumbled around to find my hand.  Political comedy is most funny when it's actually TRUE. 

The clip being "over the top" was, I think, the point.
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« Reply #7484 on: December 16, 2008, 02:22:23 PM »
...wow...imagine caroline kennedy as a senator in ny...things will actually get done now...hiliary is on her way to the career graveyard of politicians and ny may actually have some help with this go getter kennedy...

aye hope patterson appoints her...she would be great..

...any animosity hiliary has for caroline is unfounded...and may aye remind hiliary supporters that hiliary's own experience is somewhat lax...after all...she was a first lady...never got higher than a sophomore in the senate and has been on the campaign trail since "day one" in albany...her tenure in ny was uneventful.

good riddance, hiliary...

and her supporters should begin finding another more qualified person to support...give it up...hiliary is in the proverbial "political hospice" now...

clinton has record accomplishment that far exceed that of caroline kennedy, including winning couple senate elections.  being child of former president no more "accomplishment" than being spouse of one.

but oh, that right:  you like pretend like democrats so then can seem credible when decide trash them.  it not working, sparky.  ever hear term "concern troll"?

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« Reply #7485 on: December 16, 2008, 02:44:33 PM »
well, to each his own. Offensive? yeah. Malicious? no. Funny? I guess it depends on who you ask.

It was a bit over the top I must say.

I've shaken the man's hand on a couple of different occasions and he's never fumbled around to find my hand.  Political comedy is most funny when it's actually TRUE. 

The clip being "over the top" was, I think, the point.

I don't think it was really over the top.  Paterson isn't at all bumbling and clumsy.  The impression made fun of his blindness qua blindness, not of the way it makes him actually act.  But YMMV.

I did think the line about the Richard Pryor movie plot was pretty hilarious.  I love my black, blind, cocaine-snorting, swinging governor!
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« Reply #7486 on: December 16, 2008, 06:34:30 PM »
Political comedy is most funny when it's actually TRUE. 

Exactly.

Exactly.  And it was offensive enough for Paterson to issue a statement about it:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/15/gov-paterson-blasts-snl-skit-ridiculed-physically-disabled/

Alci!  Fox News?  There was a perfectly good article in the Times!

Lol I knew someone was going to say something about that.  I was going to post the original Yahoo story I saw, but when I googled, I thought this story was objectively better :P.

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7487 on: December 16, 2008, 07:12:11 PM »
well, to each his own. Offensive? yeah. Malicious? no. Funny? I guess it depends on who you ask.

It was a bit over the top I must say.

I've shaken the man's hand on a couple of different occasions and he's never fumbled around to find my hand.  Political comedy is most funny when it's actually TRUE. 

The clip being "over the top" was, I think, the point.

I don't think it was really over the top.  Paterson isn't at all bumbling and clumsy.  The impression made fun of his blindness qua blindness, not of the way it makes him actually act.  But YMMV.

I did think the line about the Richard Pryor movie plot was pretty hilarious.  I love my black, blind, cocaine-snorting, swinging governor!

That part did get a small chuckle outta me but I think it went just a touch too far overall.
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7488 on: December 16, 2008, 07:22:29 PM »
 :o :o :o :o  Clearly, a lot has happened on this thread since exam season began!  WITW was going on with the guy talking about suicide?!?!  Oh my!
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7489 on: December 17, 2008, 05:34:10 PM »
:o :o :o :o  Clearly, a lot has happened on this thread since exam season began!  WITW was going on with the guy talking about suicide?!?!  Oh my!

That's what happens when you go to take finals.  Blink and you miss a whole episode.  LOL
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