Waiting for the shuttle and posting from my iPhone. Wish I could stay in my wooded Art Deco condo all day — I’ve got some kind of bug.
So what did we learn from last night’s VP debate? Basically that Sarah Palin can read notes, cue cards and teleprompters, and is unafraid to play aggressive ball against formidable opponents. But we already knew all that. I’d love to see how Palin fares in an ACTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE — at least one of which is standard for any credible national candidate. But I wouldn’t hold out hope. We voters will have little to go on with this woman besides a folksy bio and numerous untruths.
Did anyone else find her mention of "building an embassy in Jerusalem" somewhat disturbing? Swap "embassy" for "temple," and you have a clear pillar of End-Times Christianity. I’ve said before that Palin’s sect thinks Israel is little more than a landing strip for Jesus; I never thought she’d offer such a thinly-veiled signal to her Armageddonite tribe in the middle of a nationally-televised debate. Horrifying.
Thanks to all the Contrarian peeps for swinging by. In honor of Palin’s Alaskan schoolkids, "extra credit" goes to Nylarhotep of Blog-Sothoth, who managed to drop a reference to King Crimson ("Elephant Talk"), Rosemary’s Baby ("She has her Father’s eyes") and Robert Anton Wilson ("Immenatize the Eschaton") — all in one drunken virtual chat.
More analysis to come. . .