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Alaska’s ‘First Dude’ Speaks! (Sort Of)

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Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Palin and Van Susteren

Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren seems a bit flustered when confronted with the square-jawed, fur-lined manliness of Alaska’s “first dude,” Todd Palin, in this clever TPM montage of Van Susteren’s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin’s snow-machine-driving man of few words.

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By JG, September 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm Link to this comment
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First Dud. Actually that would be dubya.

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By purplewolf, September 18, 2008 at 1:35 pm Link to this comment

Another definition for the word “dude” is an infected hair(PIMPLE) on the -ss of an elephant. I think this sums up the “First Dude” quite accurately, a pimple on the butt of the Republican elephant, since the definition of a sharp dresser he is not.

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By imustbeinsane, September 18, 2008 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment

Greta reminds of me of a male high school jock trying to impress the prettiest, coolest girl in the school. Conversely, First Dude Todd reminds of a guy being hit on by a girl he thinks is seriously icky, but he is enduring with stoicism and being kind (well-mannered boy). I’m embarrassed for her. I mean, could she say “first dude” one more time? He seems to prefer being called by his name, Todd. Can’t you just see her doodling “I love First Dude” and “Mrs. First Dude” all over her notes? I’m surprised she didn’t ask to touch his pecs. As the husband of the VP nominee, I don’t think he had to be submitted to some kind of hard-hitting, fact-searching interview, but geez. It would have been nice if Greta could’ve stopped drooling long enough to ask him at least one sensible question. He himself doesn’t seem like a real winner in the witty repartee dept., but I guess that’s why he married Sarah—she can lie at the drop of the hat.

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By rage, September 18, 2008 at 1:05 pm Link to this comment
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If only dude hadn’t knocked Sarah up, he’d be happily off somewhere running the ambitious little pinhead down like a rabid dog in rush hour traffic with the rest of the world! Dude now wishes he had just taken the buckshot at that shotgun wedding. Hell, he might had lived. Even if he hadn’t, being dead is far preferable to strife in HELL!

Dude has all the pathetic symptoms of a cruelly tortured detainee in a marrital hostage crisis with satan’s stepmom! He’s been putting the lotion on his skin, only to get hosed again and again! Dude bears all the unsightly emasculating whip prints consistent with being an abused captive whose will to live is slowly and excrutiatingly being eroded by a brainless, heartless shrike he wishes he could just KILL!!!! It’s just that the witch hasn’t a brain or a heart through which dude can drive a fat wooden stake while she sleeps, before covering her murder with arson.

Supporting her Vice Presidential ambition will at least get the she-beast out of his hair legally and a lot more cheaply than consorting with professional ‘cleaning’ services. Besides, once she discovered dude was only working all those doubles to save enough cold cash to pay off a hitman and tide the family over until the life insurance check arrived, the wicked skank neutered him and tied him up in the cellar. Alas, hobbling dude just wasn’t enough. The evil witch now wears his balls as diamond studded earrings with the blessing of her Kenyan witchdoctor pastor. The she-beast prefers to call it dude’s compliance with the family’s decision for him to become a docile Stepford house-husband and nanny-dad to demonstrate his support of her independence as a woman in government. This poor guy’s life is absolutely ruined! There is no end to his humiliation. He’s now willing to slither on his belly over shards of broken glass embedded in molten lava to get that witch on a broom to anywhere outside of Alaska! The farther away, the better!

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By Woody, September 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm Link to this comment
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Thanks for reminding me why I un-programmed Faux News from my satellite receiver.

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By August West, September 18, 2008 at 11:35 am Link to this comment

Transplant him to the midwest and he’d be racing a revved-up lawnmower on a dirt oval on the weekends.  Not a real cerebral guy.  How’d he marry up so well?

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By hippy pam, September 18, 2008 at 11:12 am Link to this comment

Bull [moose] Shit-HE IS NOT “JUST LIKE US”- .......I DO NOT OWN AN AIRPLANE NOR CAN I-FROM MY PORCH-LOOK ACCROSS A LAKE-located in a beautiful wild area-and possibly SEE SIBERIA[he IS NOT SEEING RUSSIA].....Nor do I OWN “SNOW MACHINES”[tho I have friends that do]-NOR AM I PAID “the big bucks” TO TAN IN MY “in home” BED-.....I GET BY AS DO MANY I KNOW-BY “MAKING DO” with the little I get to keep for myself AFTER I PAY MY BILLS-and sometimes I fall short on that….NO-NOoo-NOOooooo-This “man” is NOT LIKE US…....

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By samosamo, September 18, 2008 at 8:30 am Link to this comment

I am so tired of all the nattering about how mcpalin is being trashed by the media when all these conservatives do is go on fux news to get the window dressing they want for the ‘oh so trashed by the media’ vp choice and her ‘entourage’. You know, this hubby seems to remind me of Billy Carter.
And if anyone misses the point, WHERE IN THE HELL IS THE ‘NATTERING’ ABOUT THE REAL ISSUES????!!!!! I will bet that when the debates roll around, the issues will still be missing. Another clear sign of how the msm treats the public’s information or should I say ‘lack there of’?
And so! Just another quality interview brought to US by those ‘oh so concerned journalists’ from fux news.

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By roadkill, September 18, 2008 at 7:27 am Link to this comment

No no no. I think just “The Dude” is sufficient.  Fewer words.

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By Barbette, September 18, 2008 at 5:17 am Link to this comment
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She’s such a jerk.  She went to school for this?!  However, the facelift was a GREAT improvement.  The first dude came out much better than she did.  He’s dignified.  She’s an a-hole.  Better, she KNEW she was an a-hole.  She looks very uncomfortable in the interview!

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By Rosemary Molloy, September 18, 2008 at 3:53 am Link to this comment
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This just illustrates how low we’ve sunk.  A moronic, yet fawning “reporter” talks to the husband of the candidate for vice president.  The whole “interview: is inane, stupid, and indicative of Fox News idiocy.  But oh, yes,  lots of American citizens will eat it up: “He’s just like us!  I’ll vote for Palin!”

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