Confession: for all my love of politics and being informed, the debates drive me crazy. I’d almost rather read the post-mortems and make my judgments that way. The craziness came to a head last April with the LUDICROUS Democratic debate hosted by Charles Gibson and George Snufflelufagus. But, because I want to be responsible, I start every debate in front of my television, vowing to last longer than the previous debate.
See, when the candidates start to get off topic and say things that infuriate me, I feel like throwing things at them. Problem is, I’d end up damaging my television, not the candidates. This is why I haven’t watched a State of the Union address in 5 years.
So here I am, almost enjoying the VP debate, and then, at the 15 minute mark, Sarah Palin says this: “I may not answer the questions the way the moderator or you wanna hear, but I’m gonna talk straight to the American people and let ’em know my track record as well.”
I don’t know if it was her quasi-Minnesota accent (do Alaksans really have accents like that?) or her refusal to answer a fairly straightforward question (although neither of them answered Gwen Ifill’s second question), but the glibness of her comment was the last straw.
Well, I made it 5 minutes longer than the last debate I watched…