The only thing scarier than the prospect of McCain as US President? Sarah Palin as his VP.

Asked in August about the prospect of becoming a vice-presidential nominee

It kind of cracks me up. It is so far out of the realm of reality (2008)

On her favourite food
Moose stew, after a day of snow-machinin' (2006)

On what got her into politics
I'm one of those people, y'know, I see a soldier walk through the airport and, y'know, my heart does a little double-take (2008)

On Barack Obama
Al-Qaeda terrorists still plan to inflict catastrophic harm on America and he's worried someone won't read 'em their rights (2008)

On John McCain
He's the kind of fellow whose name you will find on war memorials in small towns across this great country. Only he was among those who came home (2008)

Speaking at her old church, the Wasilla Assembly of God
I can do my part in doin' things, like workin' really really hard to get a natural gas pipeline (2007)

On her son, Track
When he turned 18, right before he enlisted, he had to get his first tattoo. And I'm like, 'Nah, I don't think that's real cool, son' until he showed me what it was and I thought, 'Oh he did something right', because he had a big ol' Jesus fish. So OK (2008)

When asked: 'what if Israel attacked Iran?'
We shouldn't second guess Israel's security efforts because we cannot ever afford to send a message that we would allow a second Holocaust, for one (2008)

On how Alaska's proximity to Russia gave her foreign policy experience
That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and, on our other side, the land-boundary that we have with Canada (2008)

Asked if she regularly got up early
Yup. We don't sleep much. Too much to do. What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump (2008)

On Alaska
We want to see Ivana Trump because we are so desperate in Alaska for any semblance of glamour and culture (1996)

On the American forces
They are building schools for the Afghan children, so there is hope in our neighbouring country of Afghanistan (2008)

Asked if she was ready to be a mere heartbeat away from the presidency
Absolutely. Yup yup (2008)

From The Observer



laura said...

I read this at the weekend. My fave was about her sons tattoo.

swiftly followed by "absolutely yup yup"

does it get much better than the observer at the weekend?

Phoebe said...

No, it really doesn't. (Unless it's the week with the Sports supplement. That always comes as a slight disappointment.)

Anonymous said...

Personal favorites:

Obama is 'palling around with terrorists" due to fact he was on the board of governers with a guy who was using violent protests against the Vitenam War back in the day when Obama was still in his nappies!!

And that she wanted to name one of her kids Zamboni after the make of the machine that cleans the ice along at the local rink!!

Palin = Bush in a dress, good for entertainment purposes due to the fact she's complete dumb ass but nothing else.

junkii said...

With the Republican National Committee footing the bill for Sarah Palin’s hair, makeup, clothing and accessories costing over $150,000 she still fails to make a good impression :)

Anonymous said...

for her comments on israel, she deserves to be stoned

Anonymous said...

the john mccain one is the best.

Ms. Understood said...

She is terrifying. How they left out the bit where she decided that rape victims should pay for their own examinations following their attack eludes me.

ps.observer food monthly is my version of porn

Anonymous said...

are we really gona allow this DONUT into the white hosue?
implying that Obama rolls with terrorists..shes bloody crazy!
OBAMA 08!"

Cath. said...

Palin is failin'