Oct 3, 2008
Quote of the Week: Putin's head attacks Alaska
This week's Quote of the Week is dedicated to the VP debate Thursday night where Democratic VP Candidate Joe Biden scored a clear victory over Grand Oil Party candidate Sarah Palin.
The bar and expectations were set so low for Palin that many people actually thing it was a tie and that she even won. This was a woman who was making references to Civil War General George McClellan, I think. I guess she wanted him to move on Richmond.
Nielsen just released the ratings for the debate, and for the 55 local markets where Nielsen has electronic meters, the overall rating was 45.0. That's significantly higher than the Obama/McSame debate last week that had a rating of only 31.6. I think people were either waiting to see if Palin would repeat the disaster that was the Katie Couric interviews, or they thought they were tuning in to a Saturday Night Live skit string Tina Fey.
Here are a couple of doozies from Palin. If she ever faces the media and answers a question or two, we will have lots more to choose from. But I don't see the McSame handlers allowing that to happen.
"As for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?" Interview with CNBC's "Kudlow & Co," July 2008.
"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It's just right over the border." Explaining why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with CBS's Katie Couric, Sept. 24, 2008.