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Political junkies, aren't you sick of hearing ...
The election season has passed as one of historys longest and most memorable, but not without catchphrases and buzzwords voters wish they could forget. Here are amNewYorks top 10:
10. You betcha
Paired with a wink, this Sarah Palin affirmation caught the nations attention and proved she couldnt annunciate.
9. 18 million cracks
Hillary Clintons campaign was historical for politicians women or not, but the genius of her metaphor was tainted by overuse.
8. Yes, we can.
The rallying cry of the Obama campaign was warped by Clinton supporters (yes, she will) and crooned by celebrities on the Web. A slogan contest is in order.
7. Drill, baby, drill
The mantra behind the GOP energy solution was drilled a little too deeply into our memories.
6. Hockey mom
Palins portrayal as a down-to-earth family woman was negated by a $150,000 shopping spree.5. Lipstick on a pitbull or on a pig
Palin used it to prove shes a fighter. Obama used it to make America roll its eyes.
4. My friends
John McCains favorite greeting was a favorite cue in drinking games.
The tag united McCain and Palin, painting them as a team. But it was repeated so often that Top Gun became painful to watch.
2. Wall Street and Main Street
Why, oh why, couldnt the candidates just say the stockbrokers and the everyday Americans? The abuse of parallelism at its finest.
1. Joe the Plumber
The insta-celebs spotlight has lasted more than the usual 15 minutes. His first name isnt even Joe (its Samuel), hes not a certified plumber and he isnt struggling very hard financially if he can ditch work to stump for McCain. We cant wait for his country album to bomb.
Drill, baby, drill
They cling to guns or religion.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
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