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Old 10-01-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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A little note on CNN today:

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"Sarah Palin said she was not taking a jab at Joe Biden's age or lengthy stint in Washington when recently joking she had been listening to the Delaware senator's speeches since the second grade."
LOL, oh my oh my.... the only thing worse than making a joke that bombs is then trying to deny that you were trying to make a joke.

She has got to start watching Leno or Colbert and learn some basic tips. I thought this laugh had played out, but nooooooo, she's her own enemy, digging the hole deeper. God bless you, Sarah, and thanks for the laugh. You betcha.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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A little note on CNN today:



LOL, oh my oh my.... the only thing worse than making a joke that bombs is then trying to deny that you were trying to make a joke.

She has got to start watching Leno or Colbert and learn some basic tips. I thought this laugh had played out, but nooooooo, she's her own enemy, digging the hole deeper. God bless you, Sarah, and thanks for the laugh. You betcha.
The only problem I see is that she delivers her speeches well. She's an entertaining speaker. Not hard on the eyes either. I certainly hope Biden can show a more spirited personality than either McCain or Obama did in their first debate. Palin is an average Joe who definitely does not have what it takes to step in should John McCain die and that is becoming more and more obvious as the days go on. BUT - she's a great speaker and most of Americans are sheep.
But this is America and this country is known for voting for a candidates personality rather than on credentials...
As far as John's longevity goes - Just because longevity is in his family is no guarantee he will live long - his ancestors that have lived long (like his mom) have not had the physical and health challenges he has had. I bet he won't last 4 more years - at least not in a healthy enough capacity to lead.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: T or C New Mexico
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Default Palin's Joke

What's funny about this too, is that McCain, her running mate could have been seen on TV at the age of 2 also. maybe she just doesn't like oldfarts, or likes cracking jokes about the older than she is crowd?
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A little note on CNN today:



LOL, oh my oh my.... the only thing worse than making a joke that bombs is then trying to deny that you were trying to make a joke.

She has got to start watching Leno or Colbert and learn some basic tips. I thought this laugh had played out, but nooooooo, she's her own enemy, digging the hole deeper. God bless you, Sarah, and thanks for the laugh. You betcha.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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You should not use what a candidate says against her.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Ever see someone tell a joke that bombs, and then they try to explain the joke... this is funnier.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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More fodder for Tina Fey. Easy job for Tina - she doesn't even have to write the parodies. Sarah does it for her.

And just to be clear, McCain's mother is in her feisty 90's, but his father died relatively young. To look at him, he's not taking after his mother.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Didn't Sarah explain her statement to America? Why are Americans wasting their time on this? Sad.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Didn't Sarah explain her statement to America? Why are Americans wasting their time on this? Sad.
Because she brought it up again! It's the golden rule of comedy, so let's say it one more time:

If a joke bombs, move to to the next one. Don't try to explain it, you only make it worse. Just move on.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Because she brought it up again! It's the golden rule of comedy, so let's say it one more time:

If a joke bombs, move to to the next one. Don't try to explain it, you only make it worse. Just move on.
Yes indeed - though I don't think the joke bombed on her target audience did it?

Personally I thought it was pretty funny - and was meant highlight the fact that she's a young newcomer with fresh ideas (which it did). This is after all what attracts a lot of Obama's followers.

It can of course be taken as ageism - but Republicans are not exactly known for being sensitive or PC (something which they generally abhor) .

Ken
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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BUT - she's a great speaker and most of Americans are sheep.
Some say the exact same thing about Obama - FYI.
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