Lipstick Bungle

Kids, didya see the Katie Couric’s big interview of Princess Sarah? Sarah was fully prepared….but for different questions.

Katie asked about Rick Davis, Captain Underpants’s campaign manager, and his receiving money from Freddie Mac until last month. Here’s the transcript from CBS News:

Sarah Palin: My understanding is that Rick Davis recused himself from the dealings of the firm. I don’t know how long ago, a year or two ago that he’s not benefiting from that. And you know, I was – I would hope that’s not the case.

Katie Couric: But he still has a stake in the company so isn’t that a conflict of interest?

Palin: Again, my understanding is that he recused himself from the dealings with Freddie and Fannie, any lobbying efforts on his part there. And I would hope that’s the case because, as John McCain has been saying, and as I’ve on a much more local level been also rallying against is the undue influence of lobbyists in public policy decisions being made.

I have misplaced my $hithead-to-English dictionary, so if anyone can translate that last part for me, I would be very grateful.
Original DVD cover.

On the $700 billion bailout:

Palin: I’m all about the position that America is in and that we have to look at a $700 billion bailout. And as Sen. McCain has said unless this nearly trillion dollar bailout is what it may end up to be, unless there are amendments in Paulson’s proposal, really I don’t believe that Americans are going to support this and we will not support this. The interesting thing in the last couple of days that I have seen is that Americans are waiting to see what John McCain will do on this proposal. They’re not waiting to see what Barack Obama is going to do. Is he going to do this and see what way the political wind’s blowing? They’re waiting to see if John McCain will be able to see these amendments implemented in Paulson’s proposal.

Exactly where has she seen Americans waiting to see what Captain Underpants will do? The only time she was allowed out was to meet foreign leaders, and they aren’t Americans (hence, foreign as the operative adjective). But let’s go on….

Couric: But polls have shown that Sen. Obama has actually gotten a boost as a result of this latest crisis, with more people feeling that he can handle the situation better than John McCain.

Palin: I’m not looking at poll numbers. What I think Americans at the end of the day are going to be able to go back and look at track records and see who’s more apt to be talking about solutions and wishing for and hoping for solutions for some opportunity to change, and who’s actually done it?

Then Katie asked if Princess Sarah thinks there will be another Great Depression of the bailout doesn’t pass. Princess Sarah replied, “Well, I don’t know, Katie, when I get depressed, I just go out and shoot and field dress a moose. Killing something always makes me feel better!” I was paraphrasing. This is how CBS transcribed it:

Couric: If this doesn’t pass, do you think there’s a risk of another Great Depression?

Palin: Unfortunately, that is the road that America may find itself on. Not necessarily this, as it’s been proposed, has to pass or we’re going to find ourselves in another Great Depression. But, there has got to be action – bipartisan effort – Congress not pointing fingers at one another but finding the solution to this, taking action, and being serious about the reforms on Wall Street that are needed.

Katie asked if there should be a moratorium on foreclosures, and Princess Palin babbled on about how she and Captain Underpants have been discussing that but have not yet decided. Princess Sarah has been to a bank, so her opinion is highly sought after when finance is the subject. I’ll bet that’s what she and Captain Underpants talk about when they are putting on their makeup together. Back to the interview…

Couric: You’ve said, quote, “John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.” Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie – that, that’s paramount. That’s more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

Couric: But he’s been in Congress for 26 years. He’s been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

Palin: He’s also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he’s been talking about – the need to reform government.

Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you’ve said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

Couric: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.

Palin: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.

I can’t wait for the Rethug spinsters….I mean spinmeisters….I mean the Palin Truth Squad to come out and tell us why this entire interview was sexist!


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24 responses to “Lipstick Bungle

  1. this was one of the most pathetic displays of idiocy from a candidate anyone could ever imagine

    palin is a dolt, an idiot, and scary as hell…. even katie couldnt believe how moronic this woman is.

  2. dcAp,
    and when katie couric thinks you’re a moron, you must really be a moron! 😆 i haven’t seen part 2 yet, but i am sure i will be underwhelmed once again.

  3. Got a Grip

    dcap, I totally agree. I’ve never seen a more pathetic display of stupidity since….well…since she was interviewed by Charlie Gibson. Before that, I’d have to draw straws from the many mumblings of Commander Codpiece….

  4. gotta,
    do you think babs bush might have had an illegitimate daughter that she gave to a couple in idaho? i can’t imagine such stupidity genes being present in more than one family. omg! 😯 do you think deadeye dick could have been the father?

  5. nightowl724

    nonnie, this one has my vote as Best Poster of the Week, as well as Best Titles of the Week – so far!

    Hahahahahaha! You couldn’t have found a better movie to use. The tagline and the moose on Sarah’s skirt… Inspired. Really.

    Palin brings to mind the old saying, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullsh*t.”

  6. jlms qkw - jenn

    I have misplaced my $hithead-to-English dictionary, so if anyone can translate that last part for me, I would be very grateful.

    nonnie nonnie, i know the answer! when katie said “rick davis still has a stake in that company,” princess sarah had no clue what a “stake” meant (financial interest in the ownership). she’s probably puke if katie said “divest”.

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  9. Got a Grip

    nonnie, first I must puke at the image of the disgusting Babs and the repugnant Forth Branch doing the nasty that you’ve created in my head…..oh, that was a rough one.

    Now that that’s over, I think you’ve hit on something here. Such poor breeding practices could indeed explain the birth of such a bizarre, revolting, all-the-way-down-to-the-bone stupid woman. The combo of idiocy with a strong affiliation of shooting anything that moves is very compelling circumstantial evidence.

    I think there should be DNA tests ordered all around to get to the bottom of this, pronto!

  10. nightowl,
    i stumbled upon this movie accidentally, and lipstick jungle just happened to be on tv last night (i hate that show!). i think princess sarah has left the entire country baffled. i haven’t seen the second half yet. can’t wait.

  11. jenn,
    i don’t think princess understood anything. she is simply programmed to respond with certain phrases when she hears a particular word. the problem is that she is too stupid to remember which phrase belong with which word, and she screws up the order.

  12. gotta,
    you have to wonder if her parents lived near a nuclear facility when princess was conceived, or if princess consumed some bad moosemeat, and she is suffering from (and making us all suffer as well) mad moose disease.

  13. nightowl724

    nonnie – your response to jenn –

    That made me think of the games with the refrigerator magnets with words and phrases on them. Palin places them all in a pot then plucks randomly to produce her pointless prose!

  14. I see lots of displays of worse stupidity. However, most of those are no-name cranks, kooks, and loons on USENET, not politicians. Only Michelle Bachman regularly dives down to this level.

  15. neon vincent,
    there’s also lynn “10 commandments” westmoreland and katherine harris and jean schmidt and lots more. if one disappears, another one pops up to take his/her place. i think princess is katherine harris’s replacement.

  16. jeb

    Here’s your translation Nonnie:

    “I have no idea what you’re asking or what I’m talking about. I want to live in the Naval Observatory on Massachusetts Avenue. Why am I here? What was your question again? I’ve been to a bank, I’m a hockey mom. Did I tell you that I lucked my way from the city council to governor of one of the smallest states (population wise) in the U.S.? Is the moose done yet?

  17. thank you, jeb. i didn’t know that you spoke bimboese. you’re a man of many talents. 😉

  18. Bwfull

    This interview reminded me that I have no hope for this election. I’m not sure which was more insulting to my intelligence. Palin trying to rewind the tape of canned answers in her head or Harry Reid telling me the Pubs were playing political politics with the bailout while throwing out Obama’s name every chance he got. Don’t either one of these guys looking for a job have enough on their resume that they don’t need a pretty face or someone else propping them to make an impact?

  19. Let me translate, too.

    Here’s what was running through Palin’s head while Katie had her bent over a chair:

    “Jeeze, I usta think Katie was sooo cool but she’s just a bitch with all these totally stupid questions!!! You’d think she’d be more of a girlfriend since we’re both successful females an’ all, but she obviously hates me ‘cuz I’m younger and lots hotter. When I become Vee Pee she’s gonna be really really sorry she messed with me.”

  20. bwfull,
    welcome to the raisin! 😀
    i just saw this part of the interview, and i noticed that princess sarah was looking down and appeared to be reading. she couldn’t even give coherent answers with notes! 🙄
    i agree with you. the entire election has become a bad season of american idol. there is no sense of urgency or gravitas. it’s a game that the media and the politicians are playing.

  21. thank you, karen. i can always count on you to channel the princess’s thoughts for me! 😉

  22. I forgot about Jean Schmidt. She is a first class frothing wingnut loon. Katherine Harris has already dropped off the radar now that she’s out of congress. As far as Lynn Westmoreland is concerned, I wasn’t thinking about him. Male wingnuts in politics are a dime a dozen. I have one (Tim Walberg) as my representative right now.

  23. there are quite a few, neon vincent. barbara cubin is a doozy. remember when she said she would have slapped her opponent had he not been in a wheelchair?

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