AlisonW - The .com test site

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

2008-10-04 - 01:07:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: US-Politics: Elections |

As it happens, I stayed up late into the night on Thursday to watch the Veep candidate's debate. Partially because 'The Debate' was one of my favourite episodes of The West Wing and I hadn't actually seen one of these head-to-head debates 'in the real' before (I missed the first Presidential one as it started at 2am and I was just too tired that night!) and also because I'd heard so much about (Joe) Biden and (Sarah) Palin through US friends.

And I see what they mean about whether Palin running for Miss America or Vice President?

Well I won't say it was the most exciting 90 minutes of my life (nowhere near!) and it was abundantly clear that both candidates had been very well drilled in what they were to say - and to not even murmur - in praise of their leadership contender. But is was interesting nonetheless.



Recent posts:


A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

Latest tweets

Today at 00:02 »
RT @ciphergoth :
@ciphergoth : Amazing. Dr Paul Cameron, in Robert Dreyfuss, "The Holy War on Gays", Rolling Stone, March 18, 1999.… .https://t.co/Nu3qhAyMmh
  • 1
Today at 00:02 »
@ciphergoth "lesbians are particularly good seducers".Not entirely wrong then... 😏
Yesterday at 23:32 »
@Chiclanagirl If you fall right down then I suppose you can 'grow' rapidly to still be worse than you were.
Yesterday at 23:23 »
@MurbsSox There's an Australian tv advert where a Mr Murray is about to name his son Callum, then thinks better of it...
  • 1
Yesterday at 23:20 »
I'm glad this has got back to its rightful owner, but I'm still shocked that a pushbike can cost over £1,300!😲
@SteBurke44 : Has anyone had their bike stolen? Just bought this for £80 and it’s got a bike lock on it. Apparently it’s from the… .https://t.co/ETMeTH3u5f
Yesterday at 23:15 »
@RandomThawt @june_mummery You mean all those British fishermen who sold their quotas and didn't think about the consequences, right?
Yesterday at 23:13 »
@june_mummery Wow, stupid is as stupid does. You wanted brexit so THIS IS THE CONSEQUENCE!Anyway, you're out of…