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Still Stuck on Palin

November 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Perhaps I should explain my last post. It was prompted by Palin’s latest lie, as described in a post two days ago at the indispensable blog Mudflats.

You may have seen the video of Palin’s interview at the Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla as she performed the annual Thanksgiving pardon of a turkey. In the background, as she talked, the unfortunate unpardonees were being slaughtered. She clearly says in the video “No worries” when the scene behind her is pointed out. Yet, Entertainment Tonight reports as follows:

“The [Alaska] governor did not know it was going on behind her,” Palin’s spokesperson tells ET of the reportedly grisly scene at Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla. Cameras captured Palin extending the annual Thanksgiving pardon to one turkey while a farm hand slaughtered the bird’s feathered friends in the background.

Palin’s spokesperson tells ET the bird butchering wasn’t going on when the shot was set up, and a cameraman “ignored” the governor’s staff’s request to remove the graphic sight once cameras were rolling.

Mudflats comments: “Palin or her staff could have stopped the interview at any time if this had been the case. Considering there were many people there who saw and heard exactly what happened during this interview, and that I know one of them personally, we can feel confident in saying this desperate attempt on Entertainment Tonight to rescue Palin’s image from the turkey pile sounds like exactly what it is – a big fat lie.”

No worries.

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Categories: Politics

Goin’ Out of my Head

November 24, 2008 Leave a comment

I thought the election would bring my obsession to an end, but it hasn’t. Little Anthony and the Imperials captured my state well in their great 1964 hit Goin’ Out of my Head. Lyrics below (slightly adjusted, and with apologies to Teddy Randazzo – Bobby Weinstein):

Well, I think I’m goin’ out of my head
Yes, I think I’m goin’ out of my head
Over you, Over you
I want you to go ‘way,
I hate you so badly
I can’t think of anything but you

And I think I’m goin’ out of my head
Yes, I think I’m goin’ out of my head
Over you, Over you

And I think I’m goin’ out of my head
’cause I can’t explain the tears that I shed over you, over you
I read all about you
And you just keep talkin’
I can’t even bear that you exist

Goin’ out of my head over you
Out of my head over you Out of my head day and night
Night and day and night, Wrong or right

I must think of a way to change your heart
There’s no reason why
You always lie
And keep us apart
And I think I’m goin’ out of my head
Yes, I think I’m goin’ out of my head

Goin’ out of my head over you
Out of my head over you Out of my head day and night
Night and day and night, Wrong or right
Night and day and night
Wrong or right, day or night
everyday, every, every day

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