06 October, 2008

Don't Miss Your Chance to Interview Sarah Palin!

One thing McCain provided us with his disastrous pick: endless opportunities for amusement.

First we had the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator. Then we had the Gibson and Couric interviews. Assorted and sundry gaffes, misstatements, flotsam of the past rising up to sink her, protests, and a zillion other utterly unbelievable idiocies chronicled lavishly here and on other blogs.

Now, we have the Interview Palin site:

Q: What is the role of the US in Iraq and Afghanistan?

A: Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to war and it doesn't have to lead, as I said, to a Cold War. We must have good relationship with our allies, pressuring, also, helping us to a position like we are a free and we have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the terrorists who are hell bent on destroying America and American troops are providing in his country. But no, the Pakistani people also, they want freedom. They want democratic values and tolerance and freedom. I see the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska.

Let's perform an experiment, shall we? Place a transcript from the Couric interviews - any question and answer you like - side-by-side with this randomly-generated gobbledygook and ask a sampling of people to try to figure out which is which. I'll just about guarantee you they'll do no better than chance.

These things are like bonbons. I'll just indulge in one more:

Q: Why should the US elect Senator McCain?

A: John McCain has a great plan to get in there and fix it. It is for no more politics as usual. And somebody's big, fat resume maybe that shows decades and decades in that Washington establishment, where, yes, they've had opportunity to change, and who's actually done it? That's something that John McCain had pushed for, more troops? A counterinsurgency strategy?" And he said, "yes." And he also showed great appreciation for what America needs today.


1 comment:

Hank said...

I once wrote a paper in high school that took an entire paragraph to basically say nothing. It's only function was to take up space and up my word count. I was very proud of myself for that. Now I know that I'm a neophyte compared to Sarah Plain!