Thursday, October 14, 2010

Randi Rhodes: Like a Palin in the Headlights

The big Christine O’Donnell/Chris Coons debate was last night. The debate was carried live by CNN, for the same reason ESPN shows NASCAR races. Everybody was waiting for a major pile-up. Christine had nothing to lose. She could hardly look worse than she did in all those clips from Politically Correct, if only because she didn’t have that 90’s mall-rat haircut. Unfortunately, she muffed virtually the same question about recent Supreme Court decisions that stumped Sarah Palin. Wow. She’s uninformed AND unoriginal. Christine, we know you’re patterning yourself after Sarah Palin, but you should leave out the mistakes. Or would that leave you with nothing to work with? O’Donnell said “Um, I’m very sorry, right off the top of my head, I know that there are a lot, but I’ll put it up on my website, I promise you.” Yes, Christine. Put in on your website… under “Frequently Asked Questions.” Too bad this wasn’t “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Christine could have called a friend. Just make sure it’s not Sarah Palin. The last of the 33 miners in Chile has safely emerged. There were some interesting moments, for sure. Miner Yonny Barrios had asked that both his wife and his mistress be waiting for him when he emerged. What a life. It sounds like the last 68 days in the mine is the first time his wife has been sure of where Yonny has been in years. He’s evidently been splitting his time between the two women for quite some time. I know the last 68 days have been tough on them, but at least it seems like they’re both used to waiting around for him.
Finally, the rabbi who helped arrange and write Carl Paladino’s anti-gay speech has denounced Paladino for apologizing. The rabbi said “I was in the middle of eating a kosher pastrami sandwich. While I was eating it, they come running and they say, ‘Paladino became gay!’ I almost choked on the kosher salami.” Maybe the rabbi writes speeches for Paladino, but it sounds like the rabbi’s dialogue is being written by Jackie Mason. Did you notice that the lunch meat in the rabbi’s story changed from pastrami to salami halfway through? That’s the lack of attention to detail that shows why he can’t get booked in the Catskills.

Bill Clinton destroys a heckler as only he can (heckle begins at the 7:50 mark)…

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