Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sarah Palin shares the wealth!

"And Alaska, we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs..." --Sarah Palin, socialist-hater

I will concede, though, that Keith did a slight bit of trickery here. He explains how Sarah said she was able to give out rebates to every citizen because, quote, "Alaska is sometimes described as America's socialist state because of its collective ownership of resources." The way he says it, it's as if she said that herself. Even I wondered about that, so I found the New Yorker article in question and discovered that Keith is quoting the author's words with the latter quote, not Palin. Technically, he's not wrong, nor does that change the point that Palin essentially endorses a socialist structure, but it does give critics something to play with. And she's still a fraud.

As for the Obama-McCain race, McCain has picked up a point here and there. So now he's losing handily by a slightly smaller amount. Football fans will appreciate Rachel Maddow's gridiron take on the final drive of this race:

That's about as good an analogy as it gets. In that respect, it's very much like the 2006 game between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants at The Meadowlands. Saints fans will recall that the Giants didn't run a single offensive play in Saints territory the entire game. The end result? A 30-7 blowout by the Saints. I'll take it. Won't you?


Jack said...

Isn't politics grand?

GumboFilé said...

unfortunately, if Obama wins, you will find out that he, too, is a fraud.

David in Grand Coteau

Ian McGibboney said...

That's a chance I'm willing to take.

GumboFilé said...

I can't argue with that