Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Palin nickname poll results

Caribou Barbie wins with a plurality of the vote. Failin and June Cleavage trailed well behind. I don't think anybody noted this moniker:
Of course there's a lot more out there now on her speech, including over at the Log. One new feature jumped out at me yesterday, in this quip about looking forward to debating Biden:
I’ve been hearing about his Senate speeches since I was like in the second grade.
Somehow I didn't expect this kind of like from her. Its use by older national politicians is well documented. Was this a way of emphasizing her youth in contrast to Old Joe Biden? Or maybe the joke (?) that she was hearing about senate speeches in second grade is what's really jarring.

1 comment:

The Ridger, FCD said...

I think it was just a slap at his age and not meant to be taken literally (though the time-line would be right). (Why the hell would she make him out to be so famous they talk about him in Alaska?) She's trying to position herself as the young energetic counterweight to McCain.