Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Sarah Palin Debate Party and Drinking Game, McMarthy's Place, 9pm

Mike and I are throwing a party to watch the Palin Debate. Our place, 9pm, we'll watch off Tivo. E-mail or call me or Mike if you don't know where it is.

But if I may be permitted, I'd like to share some thoughts.

If you're like me, you're wondering what the hell is going on in politics these days.

The economy is going to shit in a basket of shit. The Republicans buried the bailout, lest they "put a coffin upon Reagan's coffin." John Stewart asks, "who's in that other coffin?" Who indeed.

Apparently, letting Wall Street die creates a vacuum of trust. This, in turn leads to a Great Depression.

Meanwhile, everyone's voting for the young black guy. No one's voting for the old white guy. The media is starting to grow a pair. Up is down, down is up, and clearly anything is possible.

And at the center of it all is Sarah Palin.

We all know the type. The quintessential mean girl. Where a conventional bully uses her punches, she uses her looks and popularity. If you're a guy, she's used you. If you're a girl, she's made you cry. But now she's being exposed as a ditz. And in the most beautiful twist of fate, Tina Fey, writer and co-star of Mean Girls is getting her revenge lampooning her. She's batting her eyes waiting for the boys to save her, but this time they won't save her.

Interesting times. But Sarah Palin is a distraction. We're so busy reacting to her, we're not paying attention. If someone grabs your wrist, he's about to punch you in the face; don't just stare at the hand on the wrist.

I think the punch in the face is about to hit. As you know, the bailout got killed. Turns out it was the zombie Gingrich. Apparently he's back, and even more the villain. Then today I saw this posted on Facebook. See it for yourself and decide what you think.

Meanwhile, It's 4:02 pm, and the Senate is about to vote on the bailout. Now that McCain has taken his shot at "saving the bailout," Barack Obama takes his turn, addressing the Senate. Elsewhere, Bill Clinton, finally, is coming through, campaining to geezers in Florida. Biden is about to go into play, yet another assurance to the old people, worried about their money.

And tomorrow, tomorrow, Sarah Palin, Republican Belle of the Ball must face Joe Biden, assurer of geezers.

In short, there's a lot going on right now, and we know about more of it than ever before. I don't know about you, but I don't want to miss a moment of this. Join us tomorrow night, won't you?

Still to come: Part 2, The Rules of the Drinking Game. I invite you to e-mail me ideas for rules.

1 comment:

Matt Sieving said...

Drink once every time she mispronounces a world leader's name.

Drink twice every time she mis-identifies a world leader.

Finish your drink if she tosses in a reference to The Bush Doctrine just to prove that she's now wikipedia'd it and actually knows what it is.

Move to Canada if she references The Bush Doctrine in a manner that proves that she still doesn't quite get the gist of what the hell Charlie was talking about.