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.


gabrielle said...

Makes for great satire but I would like my country back.
I was surprised to discover that even some staunch Republicans are beginning to consider Palin a liability.

Kathleen Parker, a well known right wing columnist has this to say:
As we’ve seen and heard more from John McCain’s running mate, it is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn’t know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion.

Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League. I’ve also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent, my finger poised over the mute button in case it gets too painful. Unfortunately, it often does. My cringe reflex is exhausted.

Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.

Do it for your country.

Dianne said...

A friend called me to say "Wow I didn't know Katie Couric was pregnant!, did it happen just from being near Palin!?"

Anndi said...

As a woman, I'm insulted. Our entire gender is being belittled by John McCain. Are we supposed to believe THIS is the best woman for the job? Or does McCain just want a court jester so he can have a giggle and pat her over the head?

And I'm disheartened... and who wants Miss South Carolina as vice-president of the United States!?!??? as such...

San said...

I saw parts of the actual interview online and it made me shudder.