Dad-dad: I'm glad that you're voting for McCain now.
K: I never said that.
DD: You're voting for Obama?
K: [cagily] I haven't made up my mind yet.
DD: Well, now Palin's in trouble for firing her brother-in-law
K: Yeah Troopergate. Whatever. She's not the first governor or mayor or president to fire someone for her own self interest. She's just one of the few who got caught.
DD: Did you see her on the debate?
K: Bits and pieces. I try not to watch too many things that will automatically piss me off. I heard she did pretty well, compared with what was expected. But then, those expectations were pretty low.
DD: Yeah, she did OK. Hey, do you watch Saturday Night Live?
DD: It's usually on too late for me to watch.
K: Well, yeah, it doesn't start till 11:35.
D: Did you know they did one on Thursday night?
K: Yeah, they're going to be doing them on Thursday nights up till Election Day.
D: Oh yeah? I didn't know that. Have you seen that woman who imitates Palin?
K: Tina Fey, yeah. She's a freaking riot.
DD: She's pretty funny.
K: I think she may do a better version of Palin than Palin does herself.
DD: Oh yeah. Well, I wasn't watching it...
K: [interrupting] Of course not.
DD: ...but Doris who lives downstairs?
K: [cluelessly] Yeah?
DD: Well, she was going to watch it on Thursday and she wondered what time it was on, and I told her 9:30.
K: Yeah, that's when it was scheduled.
DD: Only she went to watch it and turns on her T.V., only it turned out it was on at 10:30.
K: [confused] OK.
DD: How 'bout that. Did you hear that she's now going to be on Saturday Night Live herself?
K: Who? Doris?
DD: [patiently] No. Sarah Palin.
K: I knew they were in negotiations for her to go on and spoof herself a bit. I guess they finally confirmed it.
DD: You knew?
K: Yeah, pretty much.
DD: You really do know everything, huh?
K: Pretty much.
K: [laughing because he's laughing]
DD: [still laughing] Touché