Barack Obama's Response to Palin's Speech was Dumb When I Used it in Kindergarten

| September 4, 2008

After Sarah Palin tore the roof of the sucka in Minneapolis, here’s Barack Obama’s reaction.

“The speech that Governor Palin gave was well delivered, but it was written by George Bush’s speechwriter and sounds exactly like the same divisive, partisan attacks we’ve heard from George Bush for the last eight years,” spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

That’s it? His entire response is, “Yeah, well, someone wrote her speech for her, so nyah”?

How freaking lame! He just unfurled the political equivalent of “Oh yeah? Well your Mommy dresses you funny!” That was a tired taunt when we used it in elementary school.

Maybe Obama was too busy getting some soothing Preparation H slathered on his backside after Giuliani and Palin ripped him a new one tonight to come up with something more hopeful and changey.

I think we’re seeing a new line of attack on Palin and McCain. The Obama campaign is desperate for you to think of both nominees as George Bush clones. He’s had all year to widen the gap between himself and John McCain and he’s failed miserably even though he’s had truckloads more money then McCain, far more media coverage than Johnny Mac, a galaxy of adoring media figures and a mostly open field. Still, the race is pretty much dead even because he can’t seem to step away from a teleprompter without saying something unutterably stupid.

So, he’s hoping that he can turn up the Bush-hatred just enough to squeak over the finish line. That’s the same strategy John Kerry used four years ago and we know how well that turned out for him.

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