Oh. My. God.
I just watched probably the most entertaining 90 minutes of tv I have watched in a long time. And as a bonus, it was commercial free! Which made refilling my wine glass and grabbing chocolate out of the fridge kinda difficult...
Listen, this is not a political blog by any means. And it strikes me odd that I follow my story of last Saturday's debauchery with my thoughts on the vice-presidential debate, but so be it. I'm a well-rounded girl. Political. And slutty. What a winning combination. (Why am I still single?)
I am a liberal democrat. I am strongly supporting Obama/Obiden (as Palin called him) - in fact, I got so pissed off that by 45 minutes in, I was sitting here with my laptop contributing money to the Obama campaign. I am also a feminist. Militant perhaps. I firmly believe that if women were in charge of the world, things would be hunky-dory. There would be no more war, kids would be happy and well educated, air would be clean, water would be clean, fish would be happy.... But, only if women like me were in charge of the world. Palin scares the shit out of me - she is uneducated on the issues, insular, an idealogue. To sum up: a right wing whack job.
I'd love to see a woman in the vice-presidency. I would have loved to see a woman in the presidency. But not this wolf shooting, police-chief firing, fertile, vicious, beauty queen grandma.
What really pisses me off is that there are now 4 female republican governors in the U.S. The Republicans could have picked any of them if they wanted to get a girl on the ticket. You know why they picked this one? Cuz she is hot. Way hotter than any of the others. This isn't progress, people. Its still discriminatory. And certainly not feminism.
So, Palin was nervous. And should have been. Biden has been yakking it up in the Senate for 35 years. And can locate both Sudan and Delaware on a map. Palin held up well given the circumstances, but was still well outclassed. After 23 minutes, she finally removed a piece of hair from her eyeball, which made it much easier for me to look at her. She only said "soccer mom" once, but said "maverick" at least four times. Twice she referenced her "diverse" family. What makes it so diverse? There are boys and girls? Brunettes and blondes? Babies and fetuses?
My favorite part was when she gave a shout out to a third grade class. In a debate! Seriously? A shout-out?! Her folksy "darn-rights" and "doggoneits" made me want to barf. My favorite though, was when she said "drill baby drill!" Love it. What a moron. She also winked at some point, possibly after she declared her everlasting love for Israel. WINKED at the camera! Holy crap! I thought that wink might be the secret code for someone to drop a bomb on North Dakota.
To be fair, Biden did some things that cracked me up too. He said that he loved John McCain at least twice. Seriously. For a second, I wondered if he was supporting same sex couple benefits for a reason. He referred to himself as "Joe Biden" at least four times. Its possible he is getting botox since he had wrinkles on the side of his forehead, but not in the middle. And, he teared up once when he was talking about his son, who is going off to Iraq tomorrow. Touching.
It was totally worth missing Grey's Anatomy.
(p.s. If you are still undecided, please check out Obama's website and really look at the differences between the parties. Or just do what I tell you to do and vote for Obama! If you are an Obama supporter and haven't yet contributed to the campaign, please do, even if its just a couple bucks. It all makes a difference. I really don't want to have to move to Canada. I said I was going to do it four years ago, but I'm serious this time.)