Miss South Carolina had a pet phrase, “such as”, that she used as filler whenever she was trying to sound profound. Sarah Palin is just like this girl but her pet phrase is “also”. To whit, FIFTY-THREE TIMES in last night’s debate!!!.
UPDATE: Here’s a “Greatest Also Hits” video:
And here is a partial transcript. Read it and…Weep? Laugh? Cry? Shake your head? I dunno…
And I’ve joined this team that is a team of mavericks with John McCain, also, with his track record of reform, where we’re known for putting partisan politics aside to just get the job done.
One thing that Americans do at this time, also, though, is let’s commit ourselves just every day American people, Joe Six Pack, hockey moms across the nation, I think we need to band together and say never again.
And I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I’m going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also.
And he also wants to erase those artificial lines between states so that through competition, we can cross state lines and if there’s a better plan offered somewhere else, we would be able to purchase that. So affordability and accessibility will be the keys there with that $5,000 tax credit also being offered.
And now we have to be ever vigilant and also making sure that credit markets don’t seize up.
That is not so, but because that’s just a quick answer, I want to talk about, again, my record on energy versus your ticket’s energy ticket, also.
There is something to be said also for man’s activities, but also for the cyclical temperature changes on our planet.
Ooo! A two-fer!
We have got to encourage other nations also to come along with us with the impacts of climate change, what we can do about that.
But also in that “all of the above” approach that Sen. McCain supports, the alternative fuels will be tapped into: the nuclear, the clean coal.
But in that tolerance also, no one would ever propose, not in a McCain-Palin administration, to do anything to prohibit, say, visitations in a hospital or contracts being signed, negotiated between parties.
And Maliki and Talabani also in working with us are knowing again that we are getting closer and closer to that point, that victory that’s within sight.
I don’t know how you can defend that position now but I know that you know especially with your son in the National Guard and I have great respect for your family also and the honor that you show our military.
And he shared with me his passion for diplomacy. And that’s what John McCain and I would engage in also.
And Secretary Rice, having recently met with leaders on one side or the other there, also, still in these waning days of the Bush administration, trying to forge that peace, and that needs to be done, and that will be top of an agenda item, also, under a McCain-Palin administration.
Ooo! Another two-fer!
A two-state solution, building our embassy, also, in Jerusalem, those things that we look forward to being able to accomplish, with this peace-seeking nation, and they have a track record of being able to forge these peace agreements.
But for those countries — North Korea, also, under Kim Jong Il — we have got to make sure that we’re putting the economic sanctions on these countries and that we have friends and allies supporting us in this to make sure that leaders like Kim Jong Il and Ahmadinejad are not allowed to acquire, to proliferate, or to use those nuclear weapons.
Can we talk about Afghanistan real quick, also, though?
The surge principles, not the exact strategy, but the surge principles that have worked in Iraq need to be implemented in Afghanistan, also.
We’re fighting terrorists, and we’re securing democracy, and we’re building schools for children there so that there is opportunity in that country, also. There will be a big difference there, and we will win in — in Afghanistan, also.
And those leaders who are over there, who have also been advising George Bush on this have not said anything different but that.
But as for as Darfur, we can agree on that also, the supported of the no-fly zone, making sure that all options are on the table there also.
And a TRIPLE!
What I would do also, if that were to ever happen, though, is to continue the good work he is so committed to of putting government back on the side of the people and get rid of the greed and corruption on Wall Street and in Washington.
Of course, we know what a vice president does. And that’s not only to preside over the Senate and will take that position very seriously also.
That is energy independence in America and reform of government over all, and then working with families of children with special needs. That’s near and dear to my heart also.
It is those years of experience on an executive level that will be put to good use in the White House also.
We’ve been there also so that connection was important.
That’s what I’ve done as governor, also, take on my own party, when I had to, and work with both sides of the aisle, in my cabinet, appointing those who would serve regardless of party, Democrats, independents, Republicans, whatever it took to get the job done.
Also, John McCain’s maverick position that he’s in, that’s really prompt up to and indicated by the supporters that he has.
And that’s what we’re going to do in Washington, D.C., also, bring in both sides together. John McCain is known for doing that, also, in order to get the work done for the American people.
Four! Four two-fers!!!
And we have folks of all political persuasion in there, also, so I’ve grown up just knowing that, you know, at the end of the day, as long as we’re all working together for the greater good, it’s going to be OK.
But the policies and the proposals have got to speak for themselves, also.
And I appreciate, too, Sen. Biden, getting to meet you, finally, also, and getting to debate with you.
We have to fight for our freedoms, also, economic and our national security freedoms.
Total (not all of them are listed here): 53 times when she used the word “also”.
And, just for the record? Biden said “also” three times. Gwen Ifill said it twice. And these were actually not all of the incidents of Governor Palin saying it.
I’m (also) just sayin’…