Keith Olbermann: Obama Worst Person in the World

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  1. ClubTwitty says:

    worst goes to Karl

  2. DavidThi808 says:

    We count as part of “most of them” don’t we?

  3. leosanxez says:

    I think Palin cares so little about giving perky Katie an answer to a question designed to label her and make her look stupid – no matter what her answer might be – that she’s chosen not to give a specific answer. Can you even name anything you read??? I think Palin’s had it with the liberal media condescension. I guess Katie and NBC want us to infer that she simply doesn’t read anything at all. Just Cosmo. I’m sure that’s how she became the most popular Governor in Alaska’s history.

    • DavidThi808 says:

      That’s the way to avoid appearing stupid – to give an incredibly stupid answer. Sorry, not buying it.

      • leosanxez says:

        Stupid answer or retain your dignity? I think she chose right. The only answer to a stupid, insulting question

        • sxp151 says:

          if Palin were capable of reading.

          Sorry, I don’t care if she says, “I read the Washington Times, the New York Post, and the National Review.” Those are stupid things, to be sure. But they wouldn’t surprise me.

          Now, never reading anything at all? Or claiming that you read everything (which is obviously a cover for never reading anything)?

          I think Sarah Palin might need John McCain’s lawyers to tell her when to breathe.

        • Go Blue says:

          Ah yes, the Orwellian doctrine of the Conservatives.  

          • dwyer says:

            Any of you actually know any women???  The ones I know who have a job and one kid, let alone five, don’t read, hell, they don’t even sleep.

            I don’t think Palin has the knowledge base to be VP. I think most of what is relevant to governing in Alaska…a hard and distance place….doesn’t transfer to the Lower 48.  I think the media culture of which I guess we are all a part of….hasn’t reached to Alaska for all that long…and is simply not relevant….

            Anyone know when the NY Times or the Wash Post arrives in

            Juneau? Fairbanks? Anchorage???

            However, that doesn’t mean that the woman is stupid or a joke. It means her experience won’t help her as VP. That is something McCain should have checked out..

            • sxp151 says:

              And yes, the women I know read.

              Is that seriously your defense of her? That womenfolk just aren’t big readers?

              • Laughing Boy says:

                She didn’t handle it well, but the level of obsession you guys feel over her is fairly obvious.

                DO you think someone could be totally ignorant and be elected Governor in any State?

                • sxp151 says:

                  George W. Bush

                  Jesse Ventura

                  Arnold Schwarzenegger

                  Ronald Reagan

                  • bob ewegen says:

                    In your dreams. And to the eternal agony of Libertine, Reagan was the only president of a national labor union, the Screen Actors Guild, to be president of the United States. I believe they had a union shop contract! 😉

                • cdsmith says:

                  What is it with labeling anything and everything that’s asked of Sarah Palin a “gotcha” question.  This is a great question; one that should get at the heart of her perspective on viewing the challenges of the country.  It’s the same question I ask of people I interview for employment (well, except I ask them about technical journals or sources they read instead of political ones).  It could have been a great chance for her to open up and let people get to know more about what she cares about.

                  Instead, she chose to be defensive, which naturally makes people suspect she’s unable to answer.  Now, I’m sure she does read something, but it’s hard to imagine how she could have done more to convince me that she doesn’t.

                • Middle of the Road says:

                  Do you have any other questions that are this easy?

                  Wait. I’ve got one.

                  DO you think someone could be totally ignorant and be elected President in any State?

              • dwyer says:

                This is what I posted:

                I don’t think Palin has the knowledge base to be VP. I think most of what is relevant to governing in Alaska…a hard and distance place….doesn’t transfer to the Lower 48.  I think the media culture of which I guess we are all a part of….hasn’t reached to Alaska for all that long…and is simply not relevant….

                I’m only defending Palin against cheap potshots. I seriously do not know any woman with a six month old, or a pregnant teenage daughter, or a son in Iraq AND a job who has time to sit down and read the NY Times, or read anything which is not directly related to her job.I  don’t think the NY Times has much to do with the knowledge and skills necessary to being the governor of Alaska.

                I think a serious discussion of what this woman brings to the table and what she lacks is in order….not the third grade boys making fun of the girls on the playground mentality…

                Now, hit me with your best shot.

                • sxp151 says:

                  But maybe the Anchorage Daily News?

                  The National Review?

                  Anything?

                  As for a serious discussion of what she lacks, we did that weeks ago. Now it’s just comical.

                  And your defense of her still sounds a lot like “Oh, she’s just a girl, you know how hard reading is for them.”

                  • ClubTwitty says:

                    showing Obama with 336 EVs to McCain’s 202

                    • Laughing Boy says:

                      If the election’s not closer than that.  I think polls get more worthless the closer you get to the election.

                    • sxp151 says:

                      They’re all trending the same way, and voting’s already started in some states.

                      I’ll also be amazed if the Democrats actually win this thing (considering how terrible we usually are at campaigning), but all indications are that we will. By a lot.

                      From Quinnipiac:

                      The poll showed Obama leading 51-to-43 percent in Florida; 50-to-42 percent in Ohio; and 54-to-39 percent in Pennsylvania. All three polls showed Obama gaining considerably compared with pre-debate polls taken before Friday night.

                      There’s still the Bradley effect (though I know that’s considered dubious now), but aside from that, I don’t see any real opportunity for McCain to change the game at this point.

                  • dwyer says:

                    I couldn’t do what they do.  It is a function of time and priority, not sexism.

                    I think the question of knowledge is absolutely legitimate.

                    I just don’t like the pile on.  If for no other reason, that it could backfire.

    • parsingreality says:

      And a damned stupid one at that.

      Up is down.  

      Funny how Clinton and JFK could talk about the books they’ve read or are reading.  Damned liberal media.

    • Fidel's dirt nap says:

      Palin is an intellectual heavyweight, and she wants to downplay it.  It might blow Katie Courics’ mind if she referenced all of her sources.

  4. leosanxez says:

    Keith’s hesitation before reading Obama’s name for the Bronze “Worst”? I think he almost couldn’t say it. Such integrity. Such skill. Such wit. Such a low-rated show.

  5. leosanxez says:

    I remember in the military they had us watch children of Communist/Fascist regimes singing songs about their ‘dear’ leaders (Kim, Jong Il, Stalin, Castro) because of how disturbing it was…..

    WOW. This, coupled with his enlistment of law enforcement to silence dissent in Missouri, speaks for itself.

  6. ClubTwitty says:

    Palin for (Vice) President

    milfforVP.com etc. etc. that the GOP embraced…

    You get what you ask for, in this case scrutiny.

    While I do think its possible for someone who is at least mostly ignorant to be the governor of some state, I think that is not the issue–the issue is whether Palin is suited to be PRESIDENT of the United States.  Liberals are not alone in questioning her capabilities, as you know.

    • ClubTwitty says:

      It was a ‘gotcha’ question.

      She didn’t handle it well, but the level of obsession you guys feel over her is fairly obvious.

      DO you think someone could be totally ignorant and be elected Governor in any State?

  7. LakewoodTodd says:

    The sad thing about Palin’s answer to Couric’s question about newspapers is how quickly she goes from evasive to down right defensive. This is one more example of how Palin essentially treats every question as hostile. How hard would it have been for her to say, “Oh, I read Time and Newsweek, the Anchorage Daily, the National Review. Nothing terribly out of the ordinary.” But instead she immediately goes into spin mode and then launches into a defense of Alaska. If you watch Couric, she looks to someone off camera at one point and I wonder if she was thinking, “Holy cow, all I asked was what do you read for news!”

    This isn’t a “gotcha” question. It’s just a “we still don’t know much about you, give us a little insight.” This should have been a softball. I think this is also an example of how poorly she is being prepared. Is she naturally paranoid or is her prep team instilling this kind of paranoia in her? I suspect the latter.

    • dwyer says:

      You notice that her responses are absolutely non-specific…So msm is NOT  making fun of her choices….one periodical in Alaska is not pissed that she forgot to mention it…you answer with specifics, you set yourself up for more questions…and more judgement…

      I don’t like the game playing on either side…the issue is too serious…

      however, this blog is like McCain proclaiming victory on Monday BEFORE the vote.  I have a wait n see attitude at this point…

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