September 20, 2008

Nope. I Don't Think McCain Is Going for Eight Years.

Nor do I believe that he and Palin together are shooting for sixteen. The magic number, as I see it, is twelve.

I mean, aren't they telegraphing that? Why else would Sarah refer to "a Palin-McCain Administration"?

Posted by Attila Girl at September 20, 2008 06:44 PM | TrackBack

Lets see if you can display some class about this one Heather Mallick.

Posted by: Azmat Hussain at September 21, 2008 12:48 AM

I'll try, Az.

1) Mallick was wrong to refer to Palin as "white trash." She was wrong to refer to her appearance as a "toned-down" version of a porn actress' look. (Furthermore, I'm not even sure what that means, particularly in reference to a woman who wears glasses and usually ties her hair up in a bun.)

2) Her critics were often wrong. Greta Van Susteran's repeated use of the word "pig" was out of line. Certainly the Muslim-baiting and Jew-baiting that Mallick endured were just as uncalled-for (and just as irrational/nonsensical) as her original remarks.

We who are right-of-center have to do a better job of controlling our tempers: we must recognize the overreactions on the other side, and see them as indications that they fear this woman's political talents and sound instincts.

We must try not to be goaded into overreacting ourselves.

Mallick was over the line, and so were a lot of her critics.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 21, 2008 02:58 AM

Yeah, we all know Heather Mallick is the lipstick. Excuse me while I scratch that itch.

Posted by: Darrell at September 21, 2008 07:23 AM

Of course, it's not out of line to suggest that Mallick herself looks a bit trashy, and like a porn actress . . . though perhaps not a successful one.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 21, 2008 08:09 PM

Can you read her article again, maybe give a link to point out which specific line peeved you so much?

I would have thought that it was the fact that she claimed that Palin was a lie as a Hockey mom that was offensive to you. I am sorry to say that nowhere did I see her mention porn or trash. Maybe the conservative crowd wants to cultivate that image of sex (sells) and attract those gun clinging football watching pretending to go to church crowd.

Posted by: azmat Hussain at September 21, 2008 10:30 PM

"John Doyle, the cleverest critic in Canada, comes right out and calls Palin an Alaska hillbilly. Damn his eyes, I wish I'd had the wit to come up with it first. It's safer than "white trash" but I'll pluck safety out of the nettle danger. Or something."

"Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favoured by this decade's woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression."

A Mighty Wind blows through Republican convention

You need to get your eyes checked, Azmat. For a start.

Posted by: Darrell at September 22, 2008 12:05 AM

Thanks Darrell,
Yes I gotta get my eyes checked, living in the USA for eight years will do that to you, now that I am back in Canada, I can get those little health problems resolved.
I thought she said that he said white trash?
And toned down porn actress is not a porn actress. You can call me a toned-down version of a republican and I promise not to get upset with you. And If you said that someone else said that I was white trash, well you should use some quotation marks, but if they are absent I would still understand. I do like the accurate "permenantly alarmed expression" Reminds me of a few women in the news lately.

Posted by: Azmat Hussain at September 22, 2008 01:51 AM

Good riddance, Azmat. I know you will be happy with a loony leftist like Mallick who is sucking off the taxpayers' tits in Canada. Like you, most likely. You should try proposing. You'll be fine as long as you don't travel West of Toronto. Don't forget to forget to write.

Posted by: Darrell at September 22, 2008 11:25 AM

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