Wow, famous people really really like Sarah Palin, by golly! They managed to get the quote right from Peggy Noonan, ostensibly a famous person by virtue of being a former Reagan speechwriter (and therefore Republican, and therefore wholly unbiased), but one of two things happened here — they made the ad before anyone said it, and sent it around to see who’d be willing to put it in their wholly unbiased review the next day, or they were unwilling to actually look at the byline when they made the ad pulling the quote from Noonan’s review. Possibility A sounds a hell of a lot more likely, honestly. Meaning they’re manipulating those press-members that are in the tank for them, and they let it slip. Wink wink, dontchaknow.
This is just too hilarious to let them live down. Spread this around!
In the meantime, the Canadian debate was a bit of a let-down. While everyone was dogpiling on Harper for his horrid policies, his personality being a fully owned subsidiary of the Republican party, etc., it seems as though Harper actually came off as being the level-headed one according to the press, and everyone else just seemed to be, well, dogpiling him. Layton also came off as a bit of a one-trick pony, harping on big oil and Bush, no matter how absolutely correct he was. I kept hoping for any of the charges against Harper to resonate with the audience, but if it happened, I didn’t see it. I ought to put up a poll on who won the Canadian debate, except for the fact that my sample size is, at my last count, a total of 10 readers, and thus not really representative.
Oh well, at least Biden schooled Palin and her inability to answer simple questions without referring to her talking-points cards. That’s good news anyway.