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Monday, September 08, 2008

Your awesome Sarah Palin picture of the day

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A portrait of the Governor as a young co-ed.

The T-shirt reads "I may be broke but, I'm not flat busted." Not only is the photo (click for full size) of Sarah Palin in her dormroom at the University of Idaho authentic, but the picture was provided to the Associated Press by her family.

Best caption wins the thread.

Update: Ladies and gentlemen, your winning entry:

Palin Brings Much-Needed Padding to McCain's War Chest – Angela

Terrence's entry was oozing with cleverness – but he was trying to hard, and it showed. Matthew, you share at least two characteristics with every cartoonist who's ever been published in the New Yorker, dogged persistence and not really being all that funny. That might work for <sneer> prep-school attending east coast liberal elites </sneer>, but here at the Shotgun if something doesn't make me chuckle out loud, it doesn't count as humour. My advice is to stick to politics.

Angela, your 5,000 Whuffie points have already been automatically allocated.

Posted by Kalim Kassam on September 8, 2008 | Permalink

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"The Chi Psi boys told me to wear it for the flat tax rally." -- Sarah Palin

Sorry, Kalim, that's the best caption I could come up with.

I dig this chick.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 12:43:22 PM


"Don't blame me! My mother's a tart." -- Bristol Palin

Yikes! That was unfair, but I'm just trying to give myself some competition in this caption contest.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 1:04:29 PM


"Sarah and Cindy: McCain's party girls"

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2008/06/mccain-bring-th.html

Nothing?

Should I win, Kalim, what's the prize?

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 1:21:08 PM


"Sarah Palin: Brave Survivor of Poverty"

Posted by: Blowd | 2008-09-08 1:39:07 PM


“That’s no way for a young lady to behave.” – Jeri Barr, pro-family advocate and wife of Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr

I like Blowd's caption the best so far.

How about "Sarah Palin: Will work for moose meat"?

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 1:44:12 PM


"Palin Brings Much-Needed Padding to McCain's War Chest"

Posted by: Angela | 2008-09-08 1:49:15 PM


"Who would you rather see in this shirt: Sarah Palin or Joe Biden?"

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-09-08 1:50:58 PM


My vote's with Angela so far, Kalim, in case you're keeping track.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 2:23:38 PM


"Palin caught in bed with t-shirt."

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 2:55:56 PM


But is it really her T-shirt?

Posted by: John V | 2008-09-08 4:25:19 PM


Chesty co-ed not a campus feminist.

Posted by: Bocanut | 2008-09-08 4:43:10 PM


"Keeping abreast of current developments:

Palin boosts support of McCain among firm Republicans, leading to a bounce in the polls, but still cannot bridge ideological cleavage and push up sagging approval rating among independents."

Also: boobs.

Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2008-09-08 4:58:28 PM


Wow. Terrence, that's ridiculous.

Wish I was much more clever. Because then I could win.

Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2008-09-08 5:18:15 PM


"Neocon in progress"

or

"pipelines & war are God's plan"

Posted by: Marc | 2008-09-08 5:18:41 PM


" I wonder if I can get this shirt a tight as Katie Price's?"

http://www.hormiga.org/fondosescritorio/wallpapers/Famosos/Katie-Price/Katie-Price-Jordan-413200354506pm229.jpg

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-09-08 5:32:31 PM


I'm the final judge of the best comment, but I'd like to hear what others think of the entries. Maybe some sort of majority opinion or consensus will emerge.

I'll see who has the best caption by noon tomorrow and award them 5,000 whuffie points and eternal glory.

So far, Angela's in the lead.

Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2008-09-08 5:33:09 PM


" Where are my Kawasaki 704"s?"

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-09-08 5:33:49 PM


Hey Marc, she almost looks French. Of course you can't be sure without seeing the nipple hair.

Posted by: dp | 2008-09-08 5:37:07 PM


Okay help me out...

"Something, something, something, and all I got was this lousy shirt."

Maybe I can get 2,500 whuffie points if someone completes the first part. And it's funny. Also, clever.

Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2008-09-08 5:38:49 PM


Ted Nugent spit on this T-shirt, and I'm never washing it.

Posted by: dp | 2008-09-08 6:17:32 PM


...if Dolly Parton were a farmer, she'd be flat busted too...

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-09-08 6:19:19 PM


Do your own homework, Peter.

I should win because I submitted the most captions. I want a review of the rules.

Here they are in order:

"The Chi Psi boys told me to wear it for the flat tax rally." -- Sarah Palin

"Don't blame me! My mother's a tart." -- Bristol Palin

"Sarah and Cindy: McCain's party girls"

“That’s no way for a young lady to behave.” – Jeri Barr, pro-family advocate and wife of Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr

"Sarah Palin: Will work for moose meat"?

"Palin caught in bed with t-shirt."

OK, they're pretty lame. I change my vote to Terrence.

Although, dp's comment is the funniest so far.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 6:23:31 PM


I'm surprised we haven't heard from Ted yet. I'm sure he'll be endorsing Ms Palin.

Posted by: dp | 2008-09-08 6:33:44 PM


He was on Glenn Beck the other night. I can't remember who he endorsed.

You can watch it here:

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/7980/

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 6:38:47 PM


Palin Helps McCain Bust Race Wide Open

Posted by: nerd | 2008-09-08 6:43:12 PM


Nugent was on before the Palin pick, but he still made the case for McCain. The Nuge conceded many of the disadvantages of McCain from a conservative perspective, but went on to make the lesser-of-two-evils argument.

Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2008-09-08 6:53:07 PM


I don't have a caption to offer, but you guys really should highlight this news story here:

"Why rednecks may rule the world"
By Joe Bageant
Author of Deerhunting With Jesus


... We come in one size: extra large. We are sometimes insolent and often quick to fight. We love competitive spectacle such as NASCAR and paintball, and believe gun ownership is the eleventh commandment.

We fry things nobody ever considered friable - things like cupcakes, banana sandwiches and batter dipped artificial cheese…even pickles.

And most of all we are defiant and suspicious of authority, and people who are "uppity" (sophisticated) and "slick" (people who use words with more than three syllables). Two should be enough for anybody.

And that is one of the reasons that, mystifying as it is to the outside world, John McCain's choice of the moose-shooting Alaskan woman with the pregnant unmarried teen daughter appeals to many redneck and working class Americans.

We all understand that there is a political class which dominates in America, and that Sarah Palin for damned sure is not one of them. And the more she is attacked by liberal Democratic elements (translation: elite highly-educated big city people) the more America's working mooks will come to her defence. Her daughter had a baby out of wedlock? Big deal. What family has not? She is a Christian fundamentalist who believes God spat on his beefy paws and made the world in seven days? So do at least 150 million other Americas. She snowmobiles and fishes and she is a looker to boot. She's a redneck....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7600000/7600592.stm

Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-09-08 10:35:54 PM


Sorry, Fact Check, but we must have a caption. That's the cost of commenting on this thread.

You owe one caption. House rules.

Although your observation is interesting. The people who approve these things obviously thought this image would endear Palin with the average American voter. I think they’re right.

The professor Dion is out-of-touch message is part of the same anti-elitist ethos.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-08 10:48:26 PM


Thanks, Kalim! And solid effort, Matthew.

Posted by: Angela | 2008-09-09 7:54:09 PM


Oozing with cleverness, huh? :-)

Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2008-09-09 10:01:30 PM


I'll take "dogged persistence." Not funny? That can't be. My mom tells me I'm very funny.

Well deserved, Angela.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-09-10 1:07:50 AM



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