YAPP - The Palin Presidency

  • swimbikerun

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    Oct 27, 2008 3:10 PM GMT
    Yet Another Palin Posting - If the worst were to happen:

    1. McCain gets elected then proceeds to drop dead
    2. Palin ascends to the Presidency
    3. Pelosi (or later another Democrat becomes Vice-President)

    How long would she stay in office before her resignation or impeachment? About two nanoseconds.

    Here's Cleese on Palin: the Pretty, Polished, Programmable Parrot:


    Here's the Parrot fucking up:

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    Oct 27, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    Thanks, that was fun, and I love John Cleese. And not surprising he uses the parrot analogy, since he was in the Python's legendary "Dead Parrot" sketch.

    [Excerpt from mid-point in the sketch in a pet shop. Cleese is Mr. Praline, Michael Palin (mentioned in the interview) is the shop owner]

    (Takes parrot out of the cage and thumps its head on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.)

    Mr. Praline: Now that's what I call a dead parrot.

    Owner: No, no.....No, 'e's stunned!

    Mr. Praline: STUNNED?!?

    Owner: Yeah! You stunned him, just as he was wakin' up! Norwegian Blues stun easily, major.

    Mr. Praline: Um...now look...now look, mate, I've definitely 'ad enough of this. That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not 'alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein' tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.

    Owner: Well, he's...he's, ah...probably pining for the fjords.

    Mr. Praline: PININ' for the FJORDS?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did he fall flat on his back the moment I got 'im home?

    Owner: The Norwegian Blue prefers keepin' on it's back! Remarkable bird, id'nit, squire? Lovely plumage!

    Mr. Praline: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there. [Continues]

    Here's the entire sketch from YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218

    BTW, Pelosi as House Speaker wouldn't automatically become VP, but only President if both the President & VP offices are vacant. The next VP is nominated by the new President (former VP), and approved by the Senate. I would expect Pres. Palin to nominate a Republican, not a Democrat for VP.
  • swimbikerun

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    Oct 27, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    Oops you're right, lol!
    My point 3 is not automatically correct. Appointed by the new President, confirmed by Congress.
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    Oct 27, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    No prob, and I found the Dead Parrot Sketch on YouTube, and have posted it to my earlier message, and here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 27, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    Since we are fantasizing here, I prefer to envision a scenario where McCain squeaks by in a SHOCKER Election Day surprise making Governor Sarah Palin the first female vice president in U.S. history. McCain gets to work almost immediately on doing the hard work and making the tough decisions to turn this economy around. Governor Palin slowly wins over many of her detractors to become one of the most popular American Vice Presidents in history. McCain has a healthy and very successful first term as President, as Palin becomes more and more a beloved international political figure. McCain & Palin reveal themselves to be not nearly the rigid far right politicians they were believed to be, and great strides are made on many fronts including gay rights. Yes, that is what I prefer to see when I look into MY crystal ball.



    Say what you want about Sarah Palin, but she is connecting in a HUGE way with many Americans. Granted, those that hate her truly HATE her, but then that comes with the territory of political life in America. Regardless, those that love her, really are passionate. She is connecting and, while it just may not be in the cards this election, if it doesn't go McCain's way come November 4th make no mistake about it -- Sarah Palin will NOT be going away. She is going to become a real voice in the Republican party in the years to come, and while I will admit that she will need to soften some of her stances on certain issues, if she does that she could very well be a force to reckon with.
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    Oct 27, 2008 5:04 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ... Honestly, I want whatever drugs you've been taking, because they apparently work REALLY well! (and if McCain does win, I am going to need an extremely large dosage of whatever drugs you happen to be on at the moment) Thanks for the laugh though... I always get a kick out of reading your posts!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 27, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    HA! Thanks, I do what I can to bring laughter to the world icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 27, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidSince we are fantasizing here, I prefer to envision a scenario where McCain squeaks by in a SHOCKER Election Day surprise making Governor Sarah Palin the first female vice president in U.S. history. McCain gets to work almost immediately on doing the hard work and making the tough decisions to turn this economy around. Governor Palin slowly wins over many of her detractors to become one of the most popular American Vice Presidents in history. McCain has a healthy and very successful first term as President, as Palin becomes more and more a beloved international political figure. McCain & Palin reveal themselves to be not nearly the rigid far right politicians they were believed to be, and great strides are made on many fronts including gay rights. Yes, that is what I prefer to see when I look into MY crystal ball.



    Say what you want about Sarah Palin, but she is connecting in a HUGE way with many Americans. Granted, those that hate her truly HATE her, but then that comes with the territory of political life in America. Regardless, those that love her, really are passionate. She is connecting and, while it just may not be in the cards this election, if it doesn't go McCain's way come November 4th make no mistake about it -- Sarah Palin will NOT be going away. She is going to become a real voice in the Republican party in the years to come, and while I will admit that she will need to soften some of her stances on certain issues, if she does that she could very well be a force to reckon with.


    Those energized by her are largely the racist and homophobic religious zealots that comprise the GOP base. McCain nearly rendered this crowd irrelevant by seeming a good centrist candidate. But now this group's only relevance will be in the way they helped get Palin on the ticket and subsequently dragged down the whole campaign. The support from the right might have provided a bump, but the support from the huge center declined precipitously. Now McCain is forced to recover and get into offense mode, but he's using an outdated GOP playbook to attempt this. He's playing by '00 and '04 rules when in '08 things are enormously different and people want solutions, not desperate attempts to take down the other guy.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 27, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    Rugger (StanleyHussein), you're kidding yourself if you think that the only people supporting Palin are "Racist and homophobic religious zealots" -- not true at all. I'm neither, and I know all kinds of people who support and like Palin who are also neither. I also think that if McCain had it to do all over again, he'd still pick Palin. She energized the party, not sucked the wind out of it. The only reason McCain is struggling now is the economy. No, that isn't fair, but it is reality.
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    Oct 27, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidRugger (StanleyHussein), you're kidding yourself if you think that the only people supporting Palin are "Racist and homophobic religious zealots" -- not true at all. I'm neither, and I know all kinds of people who support and like Palin who are also neither. I also think that if McCain had it to do all over again, he'd still pick Palin. She energized the party, not sucked the wind out of it. The only reason McCain is struggling now is the economy. No, that isn't fair, but it is reality.


    There are always outliers, such as you (I am, for the sake of peace, taking you on your word that you aren't racist, homophobic, or a religious zealot). But the majority of her supporters (more specifically, those that were considering not voting McCain but came back), are from the far right wing, which I think I characterized somewhat accurately.
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    Oct 27, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    There have been reports of guys in the front rows of palin rallies who carry signs written 'take it off'. She's really drawing the cream of the american crop. Oh, yeah. Shake it, Sarah.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    Well, ya gotta admit, the lady looks good in Armani and Dolce & Gabanna icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    "I" look good in Dolce & Gabana .... But that don't make ME Vice-Presidential material

    The woman is a sham ....
    She's EVERYTHING that George Bush stood for
    and Everything that we are suffering for now

    The Anchorage Daily News ... the largest paper in Alaska
    Stated that "For all Gov Palin comes with the Vice-Presidency is beyond her limits"
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:30 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said, "Well, ya gotta admit, the lady looks good in Armani and Dolce & Gabanna icon_lol.gif"


    AH HA! Now you're a sexist. icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_cool.gif

  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    Seriously though, where is liz going with the accessories spiel? Like that's a sticking point, or even an issue...icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 28, 2008 10:00 PM GMT
    Sarah Palin would make a better president than Obama or Biden, she's on America's side. Obama and Biden aren't.


  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 28, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    If McSame does get elected, and he's got a solid 3.3% chance according to:
    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/, then I can only hope he represents this country's best interests...as he once did Charles Keating's. ;) Though I doubt we'd be so lucky.

    As for Palin, assuming she loses, I wish her well and HOPE she connives, winks and cue-cards her way into now-disgraced convicted felon Ted "Tubes" Stevens' (R-Alaska) senatorial seat then runs for president again in 2012. America's done some stupid things, like voting for Bush twice, but does not seem inclined to support a woman who's proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that she lacks the intellect, the capacities, the gravitas and the disposition to represent a broader constituency.

    Don't forget to vote ;)
    November 4th, no matter what any RNC robocall or hireling might tell you.
    Obama/Biden!
  • RSportsguy

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    Oct 28, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    coolHUSSEINdude saidCuriousJockAZ said, "Well, ya gotta admit, the lady looks good in Armani and Dolce & Gabanna icon_lol.gif"


    AH HA! Now you're a sexist. icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_cool.gif




    Wow! She accused the "they" of not sticking with the issues while never mentioning one single issue ! There has to be a smarter former Survivor contestant to put on tv!! icon_rolleyes.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 28, 2008 10:38 PM GMT
    D-List is for Desperation.
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    Oct 28, 2008 11:11 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMcCain & Palin reveal themselves to be not nearly the rigid far right politicians they were believed to be, and great strides are made on many fronts including gay rights.


    Ha ha ha that's my favorite part icon_razz.gif
    I mean, c'mon, it was ridiculous enough even before the delusion that McCain and Palin would help us in the gay community to gain equal rights.

    http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/campaign-2008/2008/06/27/mccain-supports-efforts-to-ban-gay-marriage.html

    Please man, wake up.
    Be realistic.
    Know your candidates' stance on issues that concern you directly.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 29, 2008 11:43 AM GMT
    Don't you know, Curious is the editor of a tabloid rag mag. It's called DOUCHED
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    Oct 29, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHA! Thanks, I do what I can to bring laughter to the world icon_lol.gif


    Ignorance in action.
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    Oct 29, 2008 6:31 PM GMT
    coolHUSSEINdude saidDon't you know, Curious is the editor of a tabloid rag mag. It's called DOUCHED


    LOL..I cannot believe he thinks Palin would do great. Someone who thinks men and dinosaurs co-existed? Curiousjock is a twat.
    Sigh..then again, that is what happenswhen you are a sheltered, rich, racist republican who thinks anyone not rich and white is the help and who most likely won't give the time of the day to anyone over 30 and who is not white, muscular and ripped...I feel sorry for him. And yes, I don't like him.