I knew that The Office was going to be off this week because of the debates so I was demanding that the VP debates be entertaining, educating, and include at least one “That’s what she said,” from Senator Biden.
No “That’s what she saids” from Biden but it turns out the VP debates were a lot more interesting. First of all, CNN included a neat little tracker that showed a line graph of what uncommitted viewers were thinking at the very moment the debate was happening. That alone made me want to keep from turning over in my bed and dozing off (which eventually happened anyway).
Not only were these candidates less preachy, they were more in each other’s faces which always makes for good TV. Whether you like her or not, Palin getting sassy is always fun.
So what about Palin? I have to say, I think she did a great job last night. I don’t think she did a great job in swaying voters’ opinions but she did do a good job in staying calm after her disastrous Katie Couric interviews. She had every reason to collapse under the lights last night and she held her own. I personally loved when she came out on stage with a firm handshake and told Senator Biden that it was nice to meet him, and followed it up with, “Can I call you Joe?” It was during the ovation, but the mics picked it up. Funny how something like that probably went unnoticed but, in my opinion, showed a lot of character.
That being said, Sarah Palin’s views, and the Republican ticket is the opposite of what America needs. So, yeah, thanks for being cute, pretty, firm, and likable, you still don’t have what it takes to change this country around. At one point she said she thinks the American people are tired of our government. Yeah, the ideals of the Republican government that your scary, old running-mate share.
I doubt we’ll see Tina Fey return this week. Making fun of Palin after she did a decent job last night will seem like SNL is trying to beat the concept up, which I think fans will get tired of.
I need a nap.