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We don’t need no stinkin’ GOP

The Economist hands out is annual Swimming Naked awards, and I have to cite this award, for its citation of the incisive analysis of the global economic imperatives delivered by the GOP’s recent nominee for Vice President:

Most dismal scientist: Nouriel Roubini and George Soros battled it out for the role of scarily-accented Dr Doom in the next James Bond movie, “A Quantum of Funds”, but nobody put the dismal science into economics more effectively than the Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, during her unforgettable interview with Katie Couric. As she explained: “That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.” Indeed. Perhaps best enjoyed in the Tina Fey version from Saturday Night Live.

I can’t top the Economist’s rejoinder: “Indeed!”

I toyed with “Huh?” The only thing Palin’s commentary is missing is use of the phrase “…and such as.” Hey, Sarah, what about the Iraq?

That Pig Don’t Hunt

I am rooting for Barack Hussein Osama in the general, but i am tickled nonetheless by the way he fell into this pig lipstick trap. It was an unwise remark, and it was obviously brought to his mind by Palin’s hockey mom quip, even if it was not consciously meant to denigrate Palin.

“Senator Obama! Senator Obama! Do you really think Governor Palin is a pig? Does your muslim heritage permit you to use the word ‘pig’? If she’s a pig, does your muslim heritage permit you to share a stage with her? Will there have to be some kind of ritual cleaning of the podium before you’re allowed to touch it? Do you think a pig should be allowed to run for vice president of the United States? If the Congress passed a constitutional amendment to ban pigs from the presidency, would you sign it?”

O the guffaws!

Obama is now getting mad, exactly the wrong response. He should have just laughed it off, and said something facetiously complimentary about Governor Palin’s looks, like “Who am I to question the judges at the Miss Alaska pageant?”

When you get mad and start denying things, you have totally fallen into the trap, and are actually impaled on feces-smeared punji sticks.

Now, Obama can only hope that McCain says something like “When I look at Senator Obama’s proposals for the government’s fiscal policy, I just have to think there’s something in the woodpile that doesn’t belong there.”