Tuesday, September 2, 2008

OK, who had Sarah Palin in the office pool?

Nobody did, that's who.

Somewhere, Mitt Romney is going, "Oh, fantastic. At least I could have promised that Tagg would never be pregnant."

I guess abstinence education, which Palin supports, doesn't really work. SHOCKER.

Anyway, I guess the idea is partly to pick up suburban women voters, including those who wanted Hillary and are still pissed that she lost. Understandable strategy, but I'm not 100% sure that it's going to work, especially when those women find out that Palin is staunchly pro-life and pro-everything-else-Republican.

Like all right-thinking people, I turn to Lohan for a refreshing, direct perspective on today's news. What's your take, Lindsay?

"I think the real problem comes from the fact that we are taking the focus off of getting to know Sarah Palin and her political views, and what she can do to make our country a less destructive place. Its distracting from the real issues, the real everyday problems that this country experiences."

"I get Sarah Palin's views against abortion, but I would much prefer to hear more about what she can do for our country rather than how her daughter is going to have a child no matter what. Maybe focus on delivering some words and policy with stronger impact like Joe Biden."

Well-put, Linds. Well-put.

What with the Labor Day weekend and all, Sunday night was actually an Administrative Saturday, so Super Hot Irish Girlfriend and I hied ourselves down to Beretta for dinner, after receiving a fairly glowing recommendation from Stephen & Jessica. We got there around 6 and were immediately seated, but the place filled up quickly after that and it looks like you'll be waiting a while if you get there at normal dinner time. They don't take reservations.

Started with cocktails. I had the Dolores Park Swizzle (rum, lime, maraschino, absinthe, bitters) and SHIG had an Airmail (rum, honey, lime, prosecco). I think I liked mine more. To eat, I got a pizza with Italian sausage, panna, and spring onions and SHIG had the saffron risotto with osso buco. Both were good.

I only have one little complaint, and it's pretty much the exact same complaint S&J had. The cocktails took forever to come, and we had barely started them before the food came. I think of cocktails as a pre-dinner thing, and I had already ordered a glass of wine to have with dinner, so the timing was a little off. Like I said, small complaint, but still.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I think they're going to dump her. They'll make it sound as though she's withdrawing so she can give some much-needed focus to her family. Then they'll pick someone less disastrous. [McLaughlin voice] Bye BYE!

On another note, I almost feel sorry for the jackass babydaddy. Can you imagine being pressured into marrying the chick you knocked up by the entire GOP?