Pam Spaulding

FL: Palin rally is something out of 'All About Eve'

Filed By Pam Spaulding | November 02, 2008 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: Florida, John McCain, Polk County, Sarah Palin

I don't know how many of you all are fans of the 1950 classic film All About Eve...


The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships.

It's pretty clear that the absurdity of the disintegrating McCain/Palin relationship looks remarkably like that of Margo Channing and Eve Harrington. Take this CNN article about a rally in Polk City, Florida...


At a boisterous Sarah Palin rally in Polk City, Florida on Saturday afternoon, one name was surprisingly absent from the campaign d├ęcor - John McCain's

Looking around the Fantasy of Flight aircraft hangar where the rally took place, one could see all the usual reminders that it was a pro-McCain event. There were two large "Country First" banners hung on the walls along with four enormous American flags meant to conjure the campaign's underlying patriotic theme. Many of the men and women in the audience wore McCain hats and t-shirts.

But on closer inspection, the GOP nominee's name was literally nowhere to be found on any of the official campaign signage distributed to supporters at the event.

Perhaps it's really not apt to compare the situation with the Academy Award-winning film. In this case it's more than just Bible Spice who has the knives out for the 72-year-old McCain - it looks like the GOP is an accomplice.

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I guess she decided McCain was a drag on the ticket.

(spoiler alert, though what queen hasn't seen the movie)

Let's see... Margot ends up getting married to Bill and going on tour while Eve has an award-winning performance and is the toast of Broadway -- en route to Tinseltown -- while the next Eve, aka Phoebe, waits in the wings.

I hate to think what that says about Palin. And even more importantly, who is her Addison DeWitt?

What I've noticed here in Virginia is how the TV ads that I've seen that the McCain campaign have been running make no mention of Palin at all. Maybe the ads were created before he chose her as running mate and that explains it but it still seems pretty odd.

That's a really good reference, Pam.

Or it it more as Peter Beinhart WAPO says: Is PALINE (hopefully) the last of the culture warriors."" Palin's brand is culture war, and in America today culture war no longer sells. The struggle that began in the 1960s -- which put questions of racial, sexual and religious identity at the forefront of American politics -- may be ending. Palin is the end of the line.""

Bible spice? The Spice Girls promoted condom use, Girl Power, and the importance of friendship! Sarah Palin could never have been one.