Free Sarah Palin…and let her fail with dignity
i've been delinquent. rather, i've been ungodly busy. events or dinners every single night. some awesome dance concerts. SF, oh my god did i love san francisco!
there was zero, none, nada, zilch line at a starbucks in times square at exactly 7:55 yesterday morning. it was like christmas and a birthday wrapped up together with one huge-ass bow. i almost collapsed under the joy.
will do a full writeup of fantastic dinners i recently had (graffiti and convivio) later.
one of these is on its way to my house and i'm SO excited. that means zero more minutes of my life and very few dollars to ever be spent again at starbucks during the workweek.
had a few cocktail/open bar events. one of which actually had gin! praise the lord! usually these alcohol sponsors are scotch or vodka or something i don't drink. drawback was that having 5 gin drinks in 5 inch heels while in a space that encompasses three levels (hello stairs!) is a very dangerous/stupid thing to do. i barely came out of the party alive. the other was at gucci and was full of socialites and models. what that means, practically speaking, was that me and a few friends were the only ones in the entire fucking place touching the canapes. and lo, they were good. truffled grilled cheese, steak tartare, tuna sashimi, lobster summer rolls, goat cheese rolled in bresaola, pear tarts, mini chocolate tortes. it was endless. i've never before been so stuffed from bite-sized food.
re: palin, my head exploded. literally exploded trying to parse what palin was saying during her couric interview. i had to go to the ER. they had to give me a new skull and sew together my scalp. NOT pretty. here, you try.
COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?
PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state.
COURIC: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? ... Instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?
PALIN: Ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy– Oh, it's got to be about job creation too. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions.