… since I went out last night, but saw this on cable TV a few minutes ago:
Jonah Goldberg proposed a SNL skit:
It’s hard to guess what, exactly, the SNL skit will look like. I think the press is congealing around the (erroneous) idea that Obama won precisely because that’s what the focus groups seem to be saying, or at least what the focus groups are saying allows the press to get away with claiming Obama won (for the record I think McCain won the parts I saw, but I’ve long argued that the press mostly cares what the polls say about these sorts of events). And SNL’s instincts are, lamentably, to go with liberal conventional wisdom.
But, if I were writing the SNL skit, I would have the two candidates engage in a sympathy-for-veteran-families-and-other-noble-causes “Jewelry-off” playing on the “I have a bracelet too” comment from Obama.
“Oh yeah? I have this earing and two bangles….”
“Well, my nipple ring proves I care more about ….”
More on the bracelet at Memeorandum.
In other YouTube news, John Hinderaker has Miss Wassilla; guys, here she is:
Apparently John found it at Andrew Sullivan’s. (No, I don’t link to Sully, thanks for asking.)
The McCain campaign has a new video (via Ed Driscoll) on the debate:
Yaacov watched the debate, and posts, The Hidden Radical Shows Himself
To me the single most interesting statement to come out of last night’s debate, and it was easy to overlook it because it was a little subtle, showed us a titillating glimpse of the true-believing, Progressive, pink underwear that he still has under his new Alpha Male suit. It shows that he is still the elitist, socialist Alinskyite organizer for which the far left forsook Hillary. It was really just a passing turn of phrase, but I think it a very telling one. You may recall, he referred to Putin as a real “twentieth century” tyrant (or was it dictator?). He went on to say something (if any one knows where I can find a transcript of these exact words, I would be very grateful!) about how he had to be made to become a twenty-first century leader.
Aside from the ridiculous image that it brings to mind of Obama calling up Putin on the red telephone and saying, “Whoa, Dude, hold the invasion up! That was, like, sooo last century!” – it was also a great throbbing tip-off that betrayed the intentional ignorance of human nature that is so characteristic of the socialist left.
It shows that he somehow believes that there is some magical process by which “the modern world” of the twenty-first century will somehow change and evolve human nature away from susceptibility to dictatorship, totalitarianism and conquest is a dead give away that he is one of those people who has little regard or respect for the achievement of the American system of government which by acknowledging human nature and building a system of checks and balances to channel the energy and grandeur of the human spirit while protecting against the venal aspects of it.
Go read it all.
Dan has more on the debate.