Archive for October, 2008

Signage

We’ve been away a bit lately, visiting with friends. We’ve been in upstate New York a bit, but mostly in Western Massachusetts.  Western Mass is a good place to be in the Autumn and it’s even better in big election years if you happen to be a Democrat. Along with the gorgeous foliage there are Obama/Biden yard signs lining almost every street, or so it seems. And I’m not sure it’s entirely legal to drive without at least one of their stickers on your car. We were cool. We have a couple on the car.

You don’t see nearly as many political bumper stickers on Long Island, ever, for anyone as you do once you get a little north of NYC. Maybe it’s just too cynical here for that, or maybe people worry about messing up their cars.  We can’t  touch Massachusetts, but we do seem to have more than usual this year. The ones I have seen have been mostly Obama’s.  I’ve only seen one or two for McCain. On the other hand, we have many fewer yard signs than is normal for an election year and the ONLY ones I’ve seen in predominantly white neighborhoods are for McCain.  The polls say that our two counties are going to go heavily for Obama, but I think that people in our white suburbs are a little afraid to advertise that on their homes and I think it’s because they’re afraid of retailiation from unhinged racists.  Maybe there’s not so much to worry about, though, since Obama’s even made inroads into the racist demographic

As encouraging as that is, it’s still going to be a long, long two and a half weeks.

Getting to know Sarah

This is the most Sarah Palin I’ve seen to date.  Up to now I’ve only seen video clips and not nearly all of them that are out there.  She strikes me as kind of repulsive. Sorry, but no one on Earth is that folksy. And I really don’t think she knows what “Achilles Heel” means. However, since she didn’t visibly piss herself, I guess she did OK.

Is it Palin or Fey?

It’s Tina Fey, isn’t it? Quite the prank, eh? I think this time she went a little over the top with the impersonation.

Debate Night!

I thought it would be nice to return to regular blogging (I hope) with liveblogging tonight’s VP debate.  We’re watching the warm up on MSNBC. (We went back to Cablevision and have MSNBC again – Yay!). Chris Matthews has been floating the proposition that Palin needs to prove she’s not dumber than a bag of nails. No Republican strategist seems to want to sign onto that idea. Now Keith is on, helping to manage expectations, God bless his little heart.

As it turns out, I probably won’t do that much liveblogging, though,   because we’ll be playing Palin Bingo here.  A lot of people are planning drinking games, but I’m not really much of a drinker and probably won’t do that much imbibing unless McCain should win this election. If that should happen, sobriety might not be our friend.