God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin Candidacy to Lowest Common Denominator

September 3, 2008 -

David Jaffe, creative genius behind the God of War and Twisted Metal series, isn't one to keep silent, but sometimes he probably should.

Jaffe posted a stream-of-consciousness video to his blog on Saturday from his office. At 3:40 into the video he segues into a rant about Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin:

The VP pick... I think she's, you know, kind of cute. She's the perfect definition of a MILF. Not to, you know, disparage her or anything. I'm not trying to sort of make it about that, but it's like that's what I see when I look at her. I didn't love Hillary but I looked at her and I saw experience and intelligence... you look at this woman and you see a MILF. That's what you see.

 

Her experience doesn't really seem to indicate that she would be all that great as a vice-president and certainly not a president. What are they thinking...

GP: Palin's lack of experience is certainly subject to discussion. Her attempted book banning, definitely. However the MILF comment is rather far beyond the pale, especially for someone of Jaffe's stature.


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Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Why is she pro-abortion

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Nope, rabidly pro-life.

A ten year old could have been raped by her biological father, and she'd have no choice but to have the kid.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Now I know this is a hot topic, so I'm just going to ask a rhetorical question:

Do you know how abortion *actually* works? It's very traumatic - it's not like a magic wand gets waved over a bird's (or "girl", if you're in the US) uterus and the baby / collection of cells / whatever disappears.

My point is that while the rape will definitely have been traumatic, most people just think abortion is fantastic and will make everything better. There are psychological consequences when you have an abortion (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6543986?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed et al.) - it's not a silver bullet.

Maybe, just maybe - having the kid would be better that aborting it. I can't prove it either way - my agenda here is only to promote open-mindedness.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

No one is saying abortion is an easy choice, but at least you would have a choice.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

"The situation is capital, but choice is a concept of which we cannot prescind in this dear US of A"

Wise man

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

The opinions of David Jaffe have never been relevant to anything. ~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~
~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

You know,  Jaffe made (as still makes) great games, but just like Hollywood Celeberties, I don't give a fuck what he has to say about anything that isn't related to gaming. (I know GP needs to report this and I'm not knocking you for doing so, GP) I care about what Jaffe has to say about politics as much as I care what Paris Hilton has to say about global warming.... which is not at all.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

No, her last name dosent sound like "Osama," and her middle name isn't a terrorist name, so Fox wont take any interest. They'll keep on ragging about Barack Hussein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obama.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

 Idiot! we all know Obama's true terrorist pal is David Ayers. granted, no credible news source has mentioned it, and you 'd think the McCain campaign would have picked up on it by now, but I read it in a chain email, SO it must be true!

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Milf? Sarah Palin is linked to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front?

 

Call Fox News. They must know! McCain picked a dirty jihadist as a VP candidate.

...

So yeah...that's pretty much it. He said something that was a tad rude, but understandable as he's a heterosexual male. Umm...yep. That's about all I get from this. Later.

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007) Just to name a few...

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Honestly, it's his personal blog and it's his personal opinion and he has a right to express it. I'm sure he's not the only person to have that thought cross their mind. If folks don't like it then don't watch his video blogs. Not sure I see why he should feel the need to censor his honest opinions. Not like he has to worry about being fired from his company, he owns it.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Your right, but Dennis also has a right to express his views. If he thinks Jaffe's comment was sexist, he has a right to report on it. Everyones entitled to their own opinion, which is why its sometimes silly when people get worked up over it.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

I don't see why people are complainging about GP reporting on this. He can report on whatever he wants to, and besides, it was a little rude what Jaffe said.

Anyway, why should we worry about which stories we consider "newsworthy" as long as we can have healthy disscussions and arguments about them. I for one enjoy the reading the comments on here and adding my two cents, some people just get too worked up about it.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

"The VP pick... I think she's, you know, kind of cute. She's the perfect definition of a MILF."

Yeah, that was a little sexist. I mean, I know sexism is rampant within the game development community, but that was a pretty sexist comment to make.

 

Also the comment about hillary being "experienced" is ridiculous. He must not be very well educated.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

You jump to conclusion pretty quickly.

Explain to me how saying you find one particular women attractive (in your answer you may want to elaborate on how his opinions on one particular women mean anything about his views on women in general).

Oh and Jaffe attended USC, and two minutes of research could've told you that.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

how the hell is that sexist? Do you know what a MILF is? If he came out and said "yeah, i'd do her" would that be sexist? no, it could be taken as perhaps offensive or out of line, but it's not sexist!

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Am I the only one who has seen this:

 

www.vpilf.com/

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Egads, Jaffe doesn't seem so err alone in his thinking right now.

I wonder if anyone made a flilf: first lady I'd like to ...  oh you know.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Ms. Kennedy?

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

double post, sorry :D


Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Why you raggin' on The Jaf? It's true, she's a MILF.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Okay, this has been driving me nuts. What in the world is a MILF? If anyone can tell me thank you.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

"Mother I'd Like to Fuck"

Slang popularized by the 1999 film American Pie.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

No wonder I never heard that term before, I never saw American Pie. Thanks.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Oh poor sad you

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

And in 9 months (or less) she will become a GILF

Grandmother I'd Like to....

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

if the rumors are true, her youngest is actually her first grandchild..... It's happened before, and when she agreed to raise her daughters child as her own she had NO IDEA she'd be running for VP one day.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

I'd like to speak on behalf of the entire forum, but I can't, so I'll just say (from me):

Thanks ever so much for your contribution. I mean, where else could we go to hear unsubstantiated rumours?

What a waste of electrons.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Mom I'd Like to....

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

 I'd give her some sweet voodoo lovin'....just saying.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

hmm i dunno bout the inexperience thing, IMHO, and most of my families for that matter, she's PERFECT for the job BECAUSE she's inexperienced.

she's not some born and raised politician who knows NOTHING of the normal life, and hasn't lived out there, and only in a sheletered political world of lies and bullox.

she's a human, not a political creature forged from the ground up as just such.

 

i'm still undecided who i'd prefer, but i do know McCain won my fathers vote at least, as she's the kind of human he wants to see up there (and hopes McCain crokes so she can be)

the problem  why the gov is so screwy atm IMHO, is cause theres to few humans on the bench anymore, its all inbred politicians. people born into strictly political families, who've only known politics, and politics rule their very existance.

they never lived a normal life, they've only lived rich silver spoon sucking lives at the expense of the tax payers dollar.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Not like it would matter anyways.

IYR, the President doesn't run this country. Only Congress and the Senate runs this country. The President and Vice President is nothing more than a face for a country. Nothing more.

Oh sure, they can sign bills, but only if Congress and the Senate approve said bill!

Honestly, I don't want to see any of those jokers in office. None of them are winning over this independent voter... 'sides, if I vote this year, I might be forced into jury duty, and I'll be too busy for jury duty. 

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

 Because we all know Obama was born into a faboulsy wealthy family,

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

No, Obama was just politically "raised" in one of the most corrupt political systems in the country. And took to it like a fish to water.

Anyone who thinks Obama is some plucky outsider is a tool of the highest order.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

 just as anyone who thinks McCain is a ''Maverick''. And Obama's not the one who's VP pick is being investigated by authorities.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Yeah, but she's being investigated for Abuse of Power. That alone makes her the perfect VP!

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

 Pfff that only sounds bad if you think about it.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Best, comment, ever.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

That seems to me to be one of the reasons she was picked, that is her "human regular Joe" quality.  Although that sometimes might tip the scale that is not a reason to vote for anyone.  Look at the issues, I do not like political dynasties but I would not vote for her because she is so far off from my ideals.

That's one thing I hate about living in Canada, it's mostly a choice between the Conservatives, who I don't agree with usually, and the Liberals, who despite the name are more fence sitters than anything else.  Of course there is the NDP but they won't ever get a majority and on some issues they are too far left for me.  Frankly I would probably like the Bloc the most if it were not the separatist factor.

Errr, anyway I prefer Obama but I kinda dislike him for the same reason as the Liberals, he seems a bit wishy washy, but I could easily be wrong.

Why did the Canadian cross the road?
To get to the middle.
 

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

That's a pretty neat take on it.

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007) Just to name a few...

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Come on. Really? NO experience is better than someone with SOME experience?

If that's the case, I'm applying right now to studio head of Kojima Productions. Fuck them if they think I need this so-called "experience".

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

And if you could do things better than the incumbent, then go for it! The thing about politics is that it's all a popularity contest - a great deal of them have no real skills other than managing people (which is really all a politician is - the manager of a country).

My opinion is that politicians are frustrated in their ability to effect change, because of one lobby group or another. I'm sure other factors come into it. Mrs. Palin is off the beaten track and it's quite possible that no lobby groups have approached her yet. Therefore she'll not owe anything to anybody (yet) and will be free to choose a course of action that makes the most sense (to her).

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

That's all well and good, but would you give her some sweet lovin'?

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

boo-yah

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

The former miss Alaska? Hell yeah I would.

 

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

"GP: The experience issue is certainly subject to discussion. However the MILF comment is rather far beyond the pale, especially for someone of Jaffe's stature."

And yet, here you present it for discussion...

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

And yet, here you present it for discussion...

This is absolutely true. I think it's a stretch to call this article worthy of "GamePolitics" -- the only thing in common is that it's the politics of a game designer. I mean, I play games. So is my opinion valid enough to be featured here?

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Are you an outspoken and generally respected/hated and well known member of the games industry that most people ,who have any involvemnt in the industryor atleast follow it closely, know the name of?

Re: God of War Designer David Jaffe Reduces Sarah Palin

Someone of his stature?  His /Stature/?!  What stature?  Making a couple of popular games doesn't elevate you to godhead, genius or really... anything.  Being good at your job doesn't mean anything but that: being good at your job.

 

Why would you put this guy on a pedestal like that?  He's just a guy.  We're all just guys and gals in this industry; there are no experts.

 

 
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