Palin’s Domestic Chores Bar Media Chinwags

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 1:00 pm
A startled Sarah Palin looks up from her chores.

A startled Sarah Palin looks up from her chores. (Flickr: J. Medkeff)

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, is busy vacuuming the house and can’t hear the many interview requests from national media sources that have poured in since her surprise selection, a McCain campaign spokesperson explained today.

“The governoress will be too preoccupied with family values-type activities to meet with reporters in print or on TV,” he continued. “Uh-oh, she just stopped vacuuming and now she’s darning all the kids’ socks — it’s back to school time, you know.”

Though her veepship has a sewing machine, washer/dryer and bake oven on her campaign plane, she still needs every minute to mother her brood, fix her hubby’s three squares a day and keep her nails looking nice, explains the McCain camp.

Her gubernatorial duties are being temporarily handled by the cleaning lady — “a dead ringer,” according to Palin intimates, “with a natural kind of knack for attending banquets and signing away state oil reserves to private industry.”

Ms. Palin’s ostensibly narrow experience in governance and national and international affairs is being brushed off by GOP officials, partly because she is “a phenomenally fast learner.”

She can reportedly already name the capitals of many U.S. states — except for Oregon, New Hampshire and Indiana. “Nobody except a pro gets those,” notes one coach. For this reason she is unafraid of grillings by what one Republican observer called “the muttering mob of mealy-mouthed media moguls.”

You should see her watching ‘Jeopardy,’” the observer adds. “Bam! Sarah has the question almost before Alex Trebek has the answer. And some of the questions are correct!”

McCain campaign officials now predict that Ms. Palin will be available for all interviews by Jan. 17, 2009, Inauguration Day in Washington.

“I’ll be there in a flash,” she has been quoted as promising. “Washington is one of my favorite places. Particularly Seattle.”

Bruce McCall, a humorist, is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. He is the author of “All Meat Looks Like South America: The World of Bruce McCall” and “Zany Afternoons.”



Comment posted September 9, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

I was wondering if Obama can name the state capitols of the 57 states he said there are? especially New Pennsylvania!

ray stein
Comment posted September 9, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

keep palin away from personal interviews and on the political trail talking to the people of thecountry. the media does not deserve to interview her because the want to ruin her political career. if they want her on their station let them video her campaign speeches. .

of courseobama
Comment posted September 10, 2008 @ 1:34 am

Sarah can sell you snow in Alaska and you would still buy it….stupid people will support stupid people. Duhhh, do you not have a clue why she keeps repeating her script on the campaign trail??? Have you read the NY Post? They endorsed McCain for crying out loud…don't tell me they are trying to ruin her career…seems like they have a personal interest in it…?

of courseobama
Comment posted September 10, 2008 @ 1:35 am

I wonder if Sarah can tell you anything about Russia, other than she can see it from Alaska??

Comment posted September 10, 2008 @ 8:11 am

Interesting article on Joe Scarborough that has been kept quiet by the MSM!…

Lest, we forget, there would have been no need for a Surge if Bush & Co. had not taken the U.S. into a Phony & Pretend War on Terrorism while the Real War on Terrorism in Afghanistan where Bin Ladin lived, was ignored! And if we do not Wise up this might happen in the future!

In a cleverly pre-emptive strike, McCain is falsely accusing Obama of wanting to teach children sex education because they knew Newsweek will be soon coming out with an article on Sarah Palin! “Judge Warned Palin About Emotional Child Abuse!”

Bea Schretzmann
Comment posted September 11, 2008 @ 1:40 am

When is anyone going to address Obama's lack of US citizenship a necessary criteria for running for president??? He was born in Kenya, according to a Kenya birth certificate and his fathers family. And why have the media not also addressed Obama's Liberal-Marxsist leanings and one world government bent????

Comment posted September 12, 2008 @ 8:08 am

Because the media's too busy trying to get to the bottom of 9/11 and determine whether man really landed on the moon. Novus ordo seclorum? I think that's the province of the Republicans.

Comment posted September 16, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

obama was born in hawaii. Ghee whiz…That has been refuted MONTHS ago. Go on Factcheck or politofacts and get your facts straight

Comment posted December 14, 2008 @ 2:36 am

Why don't you make him tell all the whirlpool parts while you are trying to proge Obama's super knowledge. He is just a human, a president indeed, but a human who can make mistakes. Try to understand that.

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