Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Anderson Cooper Against Sarah Palin's Insane Spokeswoman Meg Stapleton

I kind of take back everything bad I've ever said about Anderson Cooper (except why does he keep wearing what look to be winter-weight suits while he is on assignment in July, in Santa Barbara?) after this interview, conducted after Sarah Palin's surprising, crazy and transparent resignation as Alaska's government. Oh it is wonderful, and only gets more hilarious and maddening as it goes on. The only people crazier than Sarah Palin are the people who are willing to work for her.

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brent_cox (#40)

I caught that last night and worried that it would escape wider notice. Anderson was perturbed.

ValerieFlame (#150)

Took me a minute to get over the shock over the similar diction and syntax of Sarah's spox. Didn't realize there was anyone who could ramble as good as Palin.

Thrilled to know that Palin has "no plans for anything in particular at this point in time." What a great leader!

mmstk101 (#275)

But she clearly doesn't need plans to be an agent of change! Just like a point guard! Or a goalie? A lawn-bowler? I know, just like a back-up catcher.

C_Webb (#855)

I do kinda wish he had asked her what team this metaphorical point guard would be on once she quits the governorship … the free agency analogy has endless potential.

ValerieFlame (#150)

Also: Literal head scratching.

mathnet (#27)

Ha "Alaska's government"

The world is literally her oyster. Does that mean she'll dab us with cocktail sauce and suck us? Holiday weekendz, yea.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

That was my favourite part. Even the people who are hired to make her appear less like an inbred, illiterate, backwoods hick do not themselves grasp how figures of speech work.

oatsmoats (#310)

fantastic, +10 Anderson for self-confessed sports ignorance

mathnet (#27)

*scratches head and screams inside*

mathnet (#27)

Why is the world's ideal quantity of Trigs on the table?

mmstk101 (#275)

Somewhere between Jon & Kate and Octomom. 12?

C_Webb (#855)

Bravo, Anderson. I don't know who the ball is, either.

I'm confused. And when the truth comes out, it's gonna be awesome.

sargasm (#104)

Pass the popcorn. I can't bloody wait.

WindowSeat (#180)

So she's quitting to run the WNBA? Worst spokesperson since Mohammad Saeed al-Sahhaf.

sunnyciegos (#551)

"My feelings – as usual – we will slaughter them all."

skizdi (#609)

Fantastic "pure incredulity" face at 3:45.

I love Anderson Cooper: "I don't know anything about sports."

Meg Stapleton laughs at him ("Oh Anderson! Yur gay.") then proceeds to "explain" the basketball analogy in a way that makes no fucking sense whatsoever.

Coop may not know much about sports but he knows nonsense when he hears it. And he knows something about how a metaphor is supposed to work. "I don't know who the hoop is. I don't know who the ball is. . . "

Pointy headed English majors everywhere thank you Anderson Cooper.

Flashman (#418)

If he knew anything about basketball he would know that it is possible to pass the ball, stop, leave the court, exit the stadium walk across the parking lot and go in and sit by the bar at TGI Friday's, and still lead the team.
Athletes use Blackberrys too.
Technology's beautiful.

blatanville (#860)

"she made the call in what we call a 'vacuum'"
so, her own head?

blatanville (#860)

also: I Sarah Palin quit on July 3rd so she wouldn't have to attend another lame-ass 4th of July parade in East Armpit, AK, followed by the Grand Opening ribbon cutting at Chuck's Stuffed Beaver Roadkill Cafe & Taxidermy Emporium. Which is a pretty shrewd move, actually…

I cheer Gov. Palin for recognizing that she couldn't adequately govern Alaska and for stepping down. This decision serves the greater social good.

Seriously, thank you Sarah. Calamities beyond imagination may have been evaded by your decision to throw the towel in and go for basic cable money.

rosiefantail (#1,039)

Poor Sarah! With a media rep like this no wonder she was LITERALLY adrift in the media, with, y'know, energy independence, and national security, and strong government.

sethaurus (#483)

Well. Meow?

sigerson (#179)

So, Choire, we all expect a trip report on your non-trip this weekend on our email by 9am Monday. Got it?

KarenUhOh (#19)

She traveled.

Hardly matters, though. Because when she gets in the lane, Obama's going to put it in her face.

Pop Socket (#187)

All political battles should be solved by games of H-O-R-S-E. Followed by some pony play.

renbot (#1,046)

"I don't know anything about sports." Wow, did Anderson finally just come out?

lagniappe (#780)

$. That's why. Nothing more.

EvilMonkey (#1,063)

What newspapers and magazines did candiate Palin read? All of them. Wow, that's a lot of reading. And what offers are now being made to ex-governor Palin? Oh, everything under the sun that you can possibly think of. Wow, that's a LOT of offers… wait a minute. Your joshin' us, aren't you Meg? Oh, you scamp. You had me going there for a minute. You are so smart. Palin-Stapleton in 2012!

Lagniappe hit this whole thing right on the head. It's all about the Benjamins, folks. Nothing more than that. Benny Hinn will be pissed off because there's only so much stupid money to go around and Sarah Palin is cutting into his action.

amoon21 (#1,088)

Magnum Staplegun is a wonder to behold! Yet another compulsive liar willing to do/say whatever is necessary to "progress" her agenda…

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