August 29, 2008

Here's the Wind-Up... the Pitch...


"Lockman with not too big of a lead at second, but he'll be runnin' like the wind if Thomson hits one. Branca throws... [barely audible crack of the bat]... There's a long drive... It's gonna be, I believe..... The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the pennant! [Wahoo! heard in background]... John McCain hits into the lower deck, of the left field stands! [WAHOO! heard in background again] The Giants win the pennant, and they're goin' crazy! They're goin' crazy! Heeeey-oh! ... [pause while crowd roars] ... I don't believe it! I don't believe it! I do not believe it! John McCain... hit a line drive... into the lower deck... of the left field stands... and this blame place is goin' crazy!" -- List of home run calls in baseball

[Image stolen from House of Erastosthenes who stole it from The Kokomon, who is none too pleased with the Palin selection, but likes the hits this AM.]

Posted by Vanderleun at August 29, 2008 9:03 AM
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Good things happen when those in power sleep restlessly, or not at all.

Had the McCain camp been able to count on the conservatives being "in the bag," we'd be looking at a McCain/Lieberman ticket. Fer sure.

Posted by: Morgan K Freeberg at August 29, 2008 9:45 AM

Let's face it: Obama is only half black, but Palin is definitely all woman.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at August 29, 2008 10:41 AM

As a Dodger fan, for obvious reasons, I prefer these two from '88:

"Gibson...swings and a fly ball to deep right field. THIS is gonna be a home run! UNBELIEVABLE! A home run for Gibson! And the Dodgers have won the game, five to four! I don't believe what I just saw! I don't BELIEVE what I just saw!"

--Jack Buck

"High fly ball into right field, she iiiiis...gone!...In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened!"

--Vin Scully

Posted by: Rich Fader at August 29, 2008 11:30 AM

Thanks for the shout out today. Funny thing about the state servers..... I know I got a shiite-load of hits over that photoshopped Vogue cover. Over 600,000 as of 8:30 Alaska time.

I'm not sure how I feel about Palin being selected. I grew up with her husband and his siblings and know them to be extremely fine people. When I met Sarah, she was so different than the image I had of her as a ball-buster. She was very genuine and down-to-earth; and honestly, that may be the finest compliment I can give anyone.

Here's the thing the National Press didn't get: Sarah has an 85% (or so) approval rating doesn't mean 85% of Alaskans are conservatives. She's actually more popular with progressives in Alaska (yes, there are a few) than she is with the staunchest conservatives. Seriously. She just forced the legislature to give us $1,200 as a rebate for the huge windfall profits the state has reaped not only from the spike in crude oil prices, but also in the hike in taxes on Big Oil she pushed through last year.

Sticking it to the oil companies is not what you'd call a conservative value. Neither is handing out 12-hundred dollar checks to every man, woman and child (we expect them in about two weeks).

I will admit to being an Obama fan, and the real Veep I wasn't happy about is Biden. As much as I admire Palin, it won't get me to vote for her and McCain in November.

I honestly think that most Alaskans (that aforementioned 85%) would rather she stay here in Alaska and continue the job she's been doing. Even an Obama fan like me wants her to remain our governor. Seriously, if she had to run for re-election again, she'd win with a massive percentage of the vote (might not be 85%, but you know how that goes).

Peace out.
Kodiak, Alaska

Posted by: Ishmael at August 29, 2008 9:51 PM