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02 October 2008 @ 11:41 pm
10/2/08: Veeps on the marquees  
Word count: 127060 | Since last entry: -1129

If you'd told me two years ago that the Vice Presidential debate would be shown live at half the movie theatres in town, and that the Bagdad (our local) would be completely sold out, with crowds out the doors at every bar down the street, I'd have said you were crazed.

We watched some of the debate and heard most of the rest on the radio. I didn't get the amusing Palin meltdown I'd been hoping for, though her insane policies and rigid adherence to preprogrammed talking points frightened and appalled me. Biden seemed confident, intelligent, and well-qualified. I was worried that a lot of people would find that Palin's heavily-coached-beauty-queen-at-a-job-interview performance made her "someone I'd like to have a beer with" but the post-debate polls are encouraging.

If she'd said "9-11" (maybe she did and I didn't catch it) I would have gotten a bingo. I was playing card 4 from the linked site, though not paying really close attention.

After the debate we went to square dancing, then I got to the heavy cutting of the one scene I mentioned yesterday. 1129 words cut in less than an hour's work. Yay.

Smofbabe: hebrewobamasmofbabe on October 3rd, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
Too bad it wasn't a bipartisan bingo card: Biden mentioned 9/11 :->
mcjuliemcjulie on October 3rd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
Paul watched the debate next to a table of people playing the drinking game. There was a point -- when Biden had a little thing going where he kept saying "McCain was no maverick when he..." and they said, "Maybe we should change the rules and just drink when Palin says it."
farmgirl1146farmgirl1146 on October 3rd, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
Theatres, wow. I live in a box, I guess, because I didn't know that was happening. Maybe it didn't in Seattle. Portland's so much more fun. (truly)

I thought Palin looked like an deer caught in the hunter's headlights most of the time.
David D. Levinedavidlevine on October 3rd, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Okay, when I say "half the theatres in town" I'm exaggerating quite a bit. The debate played at the Bagdad, Laurelhurst, Clinton Street, and Living Room, all of which are small second-run/art houses. Not the multiplexes. In Seattle there were equivalent events at the Central Cinema and a lot of bars.
maryrobinettemaryrobinette on October 3rd, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
This is why I love Portland.