Friday, October 3, 2008
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah.....
I have to watch last night's debate again on TiVo to get a better grasp on my gut feeling here, but I have to say that I was disappointed that Joe Biden did as well as he did and disappointed because Sarah Palin did not live up to my expectations. Prior to the debate I felt that the media had treated her unfairly (well, I still feel that way) but I wanted her to prove them wrong last night. I wanted her to shine intellectually but she came off as a hokey, folksy, PTA/Hockeymom. Not that I'm against middleclass soccer moms but I thought that the media and dems were underestimating her "brainpower" but now I'm not so sure...(that's was painful to write--ouch!!!. She seemed to me overcoached, her that whole "folksy" demeanor just pisses me off (ya'll know I'm uppity!!!). She kept moving the debate back to her "sweet spots" rather than dealing with the question put before her and that was a mistake at this stage of the game. Well, Tina Fey will have alot to work with tomorrow night.
But that being said Joe Biden told mad lies last night regarding the relative costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He falsely stated that we spend more in 3 weeks in Iraq than we have invested during the duration of the Afghan war-- Wrong! I will not bore you with statistics because honestly we have spent too much but you can get the real figures here....http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/