Who Wants Mooseburgers?

Miss Wasilla '84

Miss Wasilla 1984

Ever since I was elected secretary of my high school class in the fall of 2002 (Don’t Stop Believin’!!), I’ve been big into politics. The campaigning. The debating. The voting. The hugging. All that shit. What I find most fascinating about the election process, though, is the way one’s allegiances can sway from moment to moment, motivated by powerful speeches or newfound information. I loved Barack Obama… until I found out he was a terrorist. And Joe Biden wants to take Amtrak to Iraq (Amtraq)? Forget those guys.

These days my heart belongs to an Alaskan hockey mom named Sarah Palin. Heard of her? Since bursting onto the political scene following the Democratic National Convention, McCain’s VP pick has been a tornado of electoral energy. Calling out Obama for his dumb community organizing. Dousing the fire of her daughter’s Juno-ish (or “Juneau-ish” LOL) pregnancy scandal. Picking out salsa in New Mexico. She’s an amazing, hot, awesome politician. It’s no wonder she’s one of the most searched women on the Internet. When McCain croaks in office, she’ll be our first female commander-in-chief. But do we really know her?

You may have heard that Palin will sit down with Charlie Gibson later this week for her first legitimate television interview. You COULD wait around for that… but the Lifting Fog staff (hi, Steve!) has stumbled on some earlier, more candid video materials for your perusal. The Alaskan governess has posted her own vlog on YouTube, chronicling her snowshoe race to the White House in astonishing detail. Follow the first few entries below!

Vlog #1

Vlog #2

Vlog #3

There are four more hosted on YouTube, with additional videos (I hope) to come. Sara Benincasa, the Palin impersonator, has bowled me over completely – she’s a real talent.

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7 Responses to “Who Wants Mooseburgers?”

  1. JES Says:

    Request from a Lifting Fog fan in the making: could you guys maybe tag your posts with either your names or nicks or Gmail addresses or astrological signs or something, ANYTHING, so we know who to congratulate? (And as a fringe benefit, so anybody who stops by here out of the blue can look at all posts by X or by Y or, in the Governor’s case when you turn it over to her for guest blogging, XX.)

    I know this kind of sh!t is annoying. But I’m determined to slap you into professionalism. (Heh.)

    Won’t be hurt at all if you read and delete, just a suggestion.

  2. JES Says:

    Oh, and THANKS for the info about the Palin/Benincasa vlogs, which I knew nothing at all about until reading this post. Outstanding work!

  3. sarabenincasa Says:

    Thank you so much for the link!

  4. Tian Xie Says:

    Obama also has sex with Ukrainian girls: http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/09/barack-obama-se.html

  5. Henning Says:

    JES – Hardly a trash-worthy comment. More totally appreciated. Little by little, Steve and I are working on improving the organization of the site to make things easier to find. The slaps help. As far as signatures go, I think our names should appear under our respective posts. But astrological signs could be big…

    Sara – Thank YOU! I’m flattered that you stopped by Lifting Fog, especially when you’re receiving national attention for the Palin vlogs. Looking forward to the next one!

    Tian – You mean you didn’t see McCain’s latest video calling Obama out for that very act? “He’s the biggest celebrity in the world… and he loves the Ukrainian p^@&#.” Elitist even in his sexual fetishes…

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