The Monday Photo (them)


13 responses to “The Monday Photo (them)”

  1. Dave says:

    Lane, you’ve really got to learn how to resize these photos before you post them. Stretchy Alaskans freak me out.

    Her speech was quite amazing, wasn’t it? Do we think she was on drugs of some sort?

  2. lane says:

    the sizing thing is tricky. i like the photo to be as big as possible on the comment section. i know this makes it strechy on the homepage. but i feel like veiwability is paramount.

    the speech was truly amazing. truly truly truly. i will never forget standing in that deli and watching mccain introduce her. walking out in the street and calling you “DAVE! have you seen this nominee!”

    and now, how sad, she leaves high office. and yet i fear her public career has only begun. can the “Sarah Palin Show, ‘Live from Wassila!’ be far behind?

  3. Scotty says:

    Why, Lane?? Mondays are had enough as it is…

  4. swells says:

    Lane, I’m beginning to suspect that no one other than you, me, and Andrew Sullivan were whipped into such a frenzy by Friday’s news. People, what’s the deal? Remember how we felt at the nomination? Remember the baby rumors, which Sullivan is still investigating long after everyone let it drop? Isn’t anyone all worked up about the possibilities of this resignation?!! Wager? ANYONE??

  5. lane says:

    hey, hold on, i’m not all worked up over this. good riddance i say. i think she’s really fascinating as a symptom of american silliness in general.

    but seriously, after hearing that speech, i know, and i know some of you out there, have relatives that voted for the mccain ticket. can you believe that? they actually voted to have this nice homemaker a heartbeat away from being THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF!

    Poor John McCain. he got so suckered on this one.

    did anyone read the Vanity Fair article on her? it’s cruel, but really funny, and so right on.

  6. swells says:

    Poor John McCain? Please! Poor America!

  7. Tim says:

    The one thing proven by her resignation, particularly its manner of presentation — go watch the entire video if you haven’t seen it yet — is that she is nuttier than pea-nut butter. ‘Nuff said.

    I can’t expend any more energy speculating about the workings of her mind or her possible ulterior motives. Watching that video has convinced me that doing so would be like wondering why a squirrel selects a particular acorn from an assortment scattered on the ground, or what its next move may be.

  8. lane says:

    she’s just “progressing” her values . . .

  9. Literacy H. Dogfight says:

    Okay, I’ll just say it. Damn, they look like Mormons.

  10. lane says:

    Assembly of God members actually.

  11. lane says:

    and Literacy, you’re projecting.

  12. ks says:

    LHD, that was what I was thinking, too! That Lane is getting bored here and decided to stir things up by posting a Mormon family on TGW.

    So this leads me to wonder/ask, do ya’ll think it will be a really right-wing woman who first occupies the Presidency in the USofA, or a gender-queer feminist? I’d love to see a pontification on this issue by many of you “regular” (ba-dum-bum) contributors. Scotty? Swells? Dave? Tim? Lane? LP?

  13. lane says:

    “Palin is unlike any other national figure in modern American life—neither Anna Nicole Smith nor Margaret Chase Smith but a phenomenon all her own. The clouds of tabloid conflict and controversy that swirl around her and her extended clan—the surprise pregnancies, the two-bit blood feuds, the tawdry in-laws and common-law kin caught selling drugs or poaching game—give her family a singular status in the rogues’ gallery of political relatives. By comparison, Billy Carter, Donald Nixon, and Roger Clinton seem like avatars of circumspection. Palin’s life has sometimes played out like an unholy amalgam of Desperate Housewives and Northern Exposure.”

    Todd Purdum in Vanity Fair.