It amazes me how such diminished expectations can lead pundits to characterize Sarah Palin's performance in the vice-presidential debate as strong. But hey, she's just a maverick.
And who is "McClellan" anyway? He certainly isn't the commander of US or NATO forces in Afghanistan...you could tell Biden was biting a hole through his tongue on that one.
Next 3am phone call:
Vice-President's office: (ring, ring, ring)...hello?
Wasilla, Alaska: Mr. Vice-President, sorry to bother you at such an early hour.
Vice-President's office: no problem Governor, I'm up playing Bomb Iran 3000, its the coolest game, have you played it?
Wasilla, Alaska: doggonit sir, you know, i haven't. Iran, huh, that's next to Texas, right?
Vice-President's office: (sigh)...what can I do for you, Sarah?
Wasilla, Alaska: golly Mr. Cheney, I was thinking of a way to expand the powers of the vice-presidency, you know, over the senate and constitutional flexibility and i'm a maverick and things of that nature...whats your secret?
Vice-President's office: its classified.
Wasilla, Alaska: you mean like those tiny little ads in the back of the Frontiersman?
Vice-President's office: (sigh)...you just leave that up to me, Governor. One can attach a lot of signing statements to a bill as big as the bailout.
Wasilla, Alaska: thanks Dick. off to shoot wolves out of a helicopter...
Vice-President's office: go get 'em tiger.
Wasilla, Alaska: you betcha!
I know, maybe a little harsh. But true, no?