Palin entered the bar after the press pool was pre-positioned in the rear of the venue. Donning a red Phillies jacket that was purchased for her earlier in the day, Palin came in to a loud roar, and the bar quickly descended into a mob scene. She was dressed casually, wearing jeans, a brown leather belt with a leopard-print buckle, and a white t-shirt underneath the Phillies jacket that read "Sarahcuda."What is it with Republicans and the need to constantly promote their own nicknames?
McCain couldn't stop referring to his own nicknames last night -- Maverick, Sheriff, Ol' Crotchety Pants -- but Palin went one better, and was actually wearing a goddamned t-shirt with her little nickname on it like she was Laverne Fucking DeFozio.
It's like the Seinfeld episode where George tries to get people to call him T-Bone and fails. Only this is so, so much funnier.
Also funny? When Miss Teen South Carolina made some impromptu remarks to the crowd:
She made her way through the crowd, all smiles, and stepped up on a dais in the corner to make some brief remarks:Yeah, it's hard to understand why they're keeping her away from the press.
"Thank you. Thanks for inviting us into The Irish Pub and we know this is going to be a great night for our ticket. Thank you for being here for rooting on John McCain tonight in the debate even, you guys, thank you. Yeah.
"Great to be here in the city of brotherly and sisterly love. Thank you and we feel that. And truly all the support that you're providing us in this area that is so paramount to victory on November 4th. We thank you so much for all your support. Hope we all get around to meet each and every one of you so I can personally thank you guys for the support that you're showing and for being so reform-minded and knowing that we have opportunity to put government back on the side of the people and shake things up in DC.
"And for that I thank you for being on the team, and hopefully we can bring more people from this area on that team, you guys, truly. As our mission, getting to D.C. shaking things up, working for you. John McCain and I will never forget whom we are working for is for you. So we love you guys, city of brotherly love. Thank you."