The President’s Speech

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I only caught part of it, but those of you who saw the memorial service this evening are welcome to comment here.

Update: Moosewoman’s statement today is being slammed nearly universally as narcissistic and petty. But instead of getting a clue, Palin’s staff is telling news media that she is getting death threats at an “unprecedented level.” And of course they have to make this claim today, on the day of the memorial.

She can’t stand not being the center of attention.

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  1. Swami  •  Jan 13, 2011 @12:07 am

    Blessed are the unexpecting…For they shall not be disappointed.

  2. c u n d gulag  •  Jan 13, 2011 @8:30 am

    I wasn’t going to watch the speach, but as I lay reading a novel, I heard my Mother applauding for a long time in the living room – she loves Obama, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much. So, I came out and decided to watch a few minutes with her and my Father. I saw the huge crowd, he started, and being an emotional kind of wuss, got hooked.
    I thought it was a wonderful speach, well delivered, and not at all political. Which won’t mean anything of course to the conservative/political/pun-twit/critic people on the “Professional Right” who say they don’t critisize anything politically, so how dare you say that when they criticize Obama it’s political, and then talk about how he politicized the whole night and critisize him over it (nice work if you can get it – great pay and benefit’s).
    Well, I went and got a fruit, and on the way back to reading I say goodnight to my parents, and I see the Anderson Cooper has on Gergen and Gerson. Was it “Can I have Conservative pun-twit’s with last names beginning with a “G” Alex” night at CNN? I don’t want to listen, but I hear Gerson say it was (I think he actually said) good, but then whined about how the speach was too long. And I’m sitting there thinking, ‘Well, of course a speachwriter for George W. Bush thinks a 1/2 hour speach is too long. Just think how may words W. could ‘f’ up in that time period?’ Bush could have taken the shortest great speach of all time and “f’ed it up. “Vini, Vidi, Vici!,” would come out “Wiki, Wiki, Wiki,” or ‘Viki, Wana, Weenie!”
    Gerson saying that, was like the Emperor in “Amodeus” complaining about how Mozart’s newest work had “too many notes.”

  3. joanr16  •  Jan 13, 2011 @10:00 am

    Paired together this morning under CNN’s “Latest News”:

    * Mount Etna rumbles, spews lava
    * Ticker: Palin ripped over ‘blood libel’

    Coincidence? Perhaps not.

  4. jugheadjack  •  Jan 13, 2011 @11:18 am

    What I got out of the speech Ms. Maha, is that our president wants desperately to bring this nation back together again. I am 67, and I can never remember our nation being so divided.

  5. c u n d gulag  •  Jan 13, 2011 @12:58 pm

    I don’t know about that. I was born in ’58, and I remember the ’60’s – not as well as you do, but I think that time might have today beat.
    What worries me is that if the ’60s really were worse, then we’re getting closer; and if they weren’t, that should scare me worse.

  6. Stella  •  Jan 13, 2011 @1:28 pm

    “She can’t stand not being the center of attention.”
    Funny, I was just thinking this is the Donald Trump of political television. The eighties will never end, will they?

  7. Pat  •  Jan 13, 2011 @1:38 pm

    I seriously doubt anyone thinks she’s worth the energy it takes to get up off the couch, except of course those in media who continue to sustain her. Go away, please.

  8. khughes1963  •  Jan 13, 2011 @2:01 pm

    Moosewoman does meet clinical criteria for narcissistic personality disorder. She behaves precisely like other narcissists I have known.

  9. tom b  •  Jan 13, 2011 @9:46 pm

    I wish the media would just stop covering Osama Bin Palin. To say she is a one-dimensional self-parody is pointless; Tina Fey proved that years ago. I’m tired of hearing all her hate, racism, narcissism– and that screechy voice.

  10. Bonnie  •  Jan 13, 2011 @11:12 pm

    The 60s were not as bad as this time, IMHO. Yes, we had Civil Rights struggles and violence; but, this country came out on the right side of the issue. People did respect other people despite differences. Unlike the 60s with white against black, we now have a bunch of white, rich, so-called Christian people who seem to hate everyone else no matter the color, religion, etc. If you aren’t 100 percent like them and believe as they do, you don’t deserve to live in their country. FWIW, the 50s were not very kind to women either. And, the one area where the 60s are far and above today’s times is that we had real journalists and a reality-based media. We also had a lot of hope. I have no hope these days when I see and hear the hate-filled rhetoric of the right-wingers.

  11. ronspri  •  Jan 15, 2011 @9:23 pm

    It really gets me that any other day the liberals are the ones that want to sing kumbaya until we are all dead. Now shes saying the kumbayaers unto death are making death threats. Which side of their mouth should I believe?

    And, the one area where the 60s are far and above today’s times is that we had real journalists and a reality-based media. We also had a lot of hope.

    Bonnie: I think you summed up the difference up pretty well there.