Monday, September 29, 2008
Some Political Laughs
Well, if she weren't professing to be ready to be Vice President - and therefore President - of the United States and going around the country repeating lie after lie, I might feel sorry for Sarah Palin, but there is a sense in which she is the author of her own humiliation, and unfortunately, like her idol George Bush, seems to be beyond shame or embarrassment, no matter how deceitful or dishonest she is being. For the first time in years, I've started watching Saturday Night Live - at least their opening political skits. What makes this particular one both sad and funny is that while much is clearly satire, many of the words - particularly about the economic crisis - are an almost verbatim repetition of the actual interview. That's sad.... and funny... and scary.