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Sarah Palin at Gridiron Dinner

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:20 pm

Accounts are starting to come in. Here’s one:

If the election had turned out differently, she said, “I could be the one overseeing the signing of bailout checks and Vice President Biden could be on the road selling his book, ‘Going Rogaine.'”

. . . .

As for her hosts, she said she was glad to be appearing before an elite audience of leading intellectuals, “or as I like to call it, a death panel.”

And this one:

As for the president, Palin joked that she was looking at a magazine cover of Obama and Chinese president Hu Jinato [sic — I think they mean “Jintao” — P] during an airplane flight. A nearby passenger stated, “Hu’s the Communist,” she related.

And, Palin said, “I thought he was asking a question.”

Here’s how idiot journalist Andrea Mitchell screws up the joke on Twitter:

At press dinnerPalin “joked” person next to her on plane looked at picture of obama and chinese leader and asked which one is the communist

See, Andrea, the president of China is . . . oh, never mind.

25 Responses to “Sarah Palin at Gridiron Dinner”

  1. “idiot journalist”

    Minor literary criticism.

    That’s kind of like saying a “cold icicle”. The “cold” part isn’t really necessary.

    Dave Surls (ec34e0)

  2. its too bad that Sarah is such a bimbo…….

    otherwise she’d be funny as hell. %-)

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  3. Did Mitchell screw it up because she’s an idiot, or did she screw it up on purpose to make Palin sound stupid?

    Dana (e9ba20)

  4. You have to remember that Mithchell is smart because of who she’s married to…wait, what?

    Dmac (a964d5)

  5. Funny, Andrew Malcolm gives a fairly benign account of Palin at the dinner…but just couldn’t resist making pne jab,

    But the mother of five was far from South Dakota tonight. In fact, she was only about a half-dozen blocks from the White House that she didn’t help John McCain win.

    Dana (e9ba20)

  6. Mitchell has her mouth too full of O’Dumbo ass the know what’s going on. She should have been retired to a $2 a whack whorehouse years ago.

    Scrapiron (4e0dda)

  7. Without Palin McCain wouldn’t have got 25% of the vote. I would never vote for him and would have stayed home instead of giving him a vote because the first honest politician in 40 years was on the ballot with him. Too bad the democrats elected the biggest liar in the history of the country. It’s fun watching as he destroys them.

    Scrapiron (4e0dda)

  8. Ditto, scrapiron ,she was the only one that kept the campaign alive. I am in good company with the
    likes of Brad Thor who said “I voted for Palin”

    bishop (4e0dda)

  9. i’d have gone to the polls, as i did that day, and every election day.

    i would have voted as i did, except for one minor detail:

    i wouldn’t have voted for the office of “Present”.

    Go Sarah, Go!

    redc1c4 (fb8750)


    Between the book and the gridiron jokes, they’re pretty funny, Lorne. What’s your excuse.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  11. Yes, you voted for someone who can’t make a decision, in anything close to the right time
    frame, or often the wrong one, how’d that work out for you?

    bishop (996c34)

  12. Between the book and the gridiron jokes, they’re pretty funny, Lorne. What’s your excuse?

    they’re not Sarah…. %-)

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  13. #11: it appears the bishop has been rooked. habla ingles?

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  14. Dana, the answer to the question is yes.

    bishop (996c34)

  15. Dana, the answer to the question is yes.

    bishop (996c34)

  16. LOL, if it had been one of the 20-something journo list kids tweeting about the HU joke and missing the “nuance” I might have just groaned. But fergoshsakes Andrea is certainly old enough to have immediately caught that the HU joke was a riff on Abbott and Costello. Sheesh. Andrea looks like a fool. I hope she has corrected herself by now.

    elissa (6e4c1b)

  17. And of course the word “joked” has to be in cynical quotation marks. Much the way I refer to “journalist” Andrea Mitchell.

    Crusty (2fb454)

  18. Look, guys, if I had to sleep with Alan Greenspan I’d be the nastiest bitch in the world too.

    nk (df76d4)

  19. Andrea seems like the type who turned up her nose at Abbot & Costello anytime their old movies came on TV, so it wouldn’t surprise me if she had no clue about the “Who’s On First?” routine that Palin’s joke was based on.

    On the other hand, even if she did know the source, she probably got the vapors and could only think “Palin just called Obama a communist!” and wanted to let her Twitter universe know … with as few context details as possible, of course.

    John (d4490d)

  20. Sorry about the repeat comments

    bishop (996c34)

  21. Andrea is not a journalist. She is a full time operative of the DNC, not a reporter or a journalist.

    highpockets (bb65bc)

  22. Andrea Mitchell???
    I’ve heard that name somewhere.

    AD - RtR/OS! (f2588c)

  23. So, Andrea, do you like fish sticks?

    Oh, and like #7 #8 and #9, I would not have voted for McCain if he weren’t on the same ticket as Palin. I still wouldn’t have voted for him if there were some way to vote separately for P and VP. For at least a month before the GOP convention I was telling people that unless he picked Palin or someone like her, I would either for Bob Barr or write in the ghost of Barry Goldwater.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  24. Speaking of Abbott and Costello, did you know that they turned up in Australia as (former and current) leaders of the Liberal (in context, the pro-business, conservative) Party?

    Tony Abbott and Peter Costello, go look them up.

    At least, though, Tony Abbott looks like he’s shaping up to be a better leader than Kevin Rudd.

    In any event, Palin’s hitting her stride right now, let’s hope she keeps it up.

    Gregory (f7735e)

  25. She’s doing great. She has great character and values, a charismatic but down to earth personality, and loads of common sense. She still needs to study history and and discuss policy with some wonkish aids in order to seal the deal.

    Terry Gain (1664b9)

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