Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

Comic Genius

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

William Shatner interpreting Sarah Palin’s incomprehensible farewell address as a beat poem on The Tonight Show:

Nerdy AND Anti-Palin

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

This is Sarah Palin’s new Twitter account (any wagers on whether Sarah knows how to post to Twitter?):


Note the text:

Bio: Creating New Energy for Alaskans as governor of the 49th state!

As pointed out by Gawker, this blatantly violates the 1st Law of Thermodynamics, a big no-no as far as reality and existence in this dimension goes.  Physicists and chemists everywhere should write Palin to inform her that she is toying with forces she couldn’t possibly understand.

Thanks for this, Gawker.  You’re always so trashy, but sometimes your trash smells oh so sweet.

Interestingly, while I was poking around on Twitter, I found California Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Twitter page (he’s one of the 7 people that Sarah Palin follows, along with Karl Rove and Newt Gengrich.  What a classy great group of people.), and noticed that he’s following almost as many people as follow him ( Following 43,369, Followers: 55,117).  That seems a little out of character for a public figure (Newt, for example, follows 92 people, while 214,506 lost souls follow him), but maybe that’s how Arnold keeps up with all of his many, many, many friends?

Debate Strategy

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

i thought this was cute, and surprisingly accurate:

Don’t believe it?  You can watch her reading her cues from her cheat sheet here.

and on a related note, just in case you can’t get enough of Sarah Palin, Hustler is making a porn featuring her look-alike.  I kid you not — you can read a scene from it here.

Command Experience

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

As a caveat to this morning’s post — I’m really getting sick people making the case that Palin has more relevant experience to be Commander in Chief than Obama does.  Like being mayor of a small town is more relevant than being in the Senate.  Or even his state Senate.

Calling the fact that she’s been in Alaska all her life her ‘Foreign Relations Experience’ — because Alaska is next to Canada and Russia — is unbelievably laughable.

My friend Beth just sent me this.  Wait for the part when she asks Tucker to name one decision Palin actually made in office:

It’s nice to see the media being this tough on the Republicans for a change.

The Morning After

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I’m really trying to keep my cool after watching Sarah Palin’s speech last night.  And the aftermath during which everyone seemed to think she really knocked one out of the park.

My favorite parts of her speech included:

  • The standing ovation she got when she talked about how her opponent was wrong to have detainees at Guantanamo read their rights.  Boo constitution!  Yay police state!
  • Her continual references to how Obama will raise taxes.  Neglecting to mention that these taxes would be those of the richest 5% of Americans.
  • Her repeated references to how her opponent doesn’t want offshore drilling (incorrect!).
  • The premise that offshore drilling alone will lead to energy independence.  As if the only reason why we keep importing oil from the Middle East is because we don’t want to waste our own vast reserves.  As if we have vast reserves.  As if it’s not all going to run out in our lifetimes.
  • The repeated cut-aways to her pregnant daughter and ‘special needs child’
  • The complete lack of any content.

The only thing that made me feel any better last night was watching the Daily Show.  John Stewart was on fire last night.  I really wish CNN would run stories like this.  Anderson Cooper is a smart guy too, right?  Why is it I feel like the only news source I can trus these days is Comedy Central?  <sigh>

Anyway, here’s Jonny:

Finally: apologies.  I try to keep this blog away from personal politics.  But I see a real danger in Sarah Palin — the fact that she’s being positioned as an untouchable martyr by the right makes her the perfect attack dog.  I really hope the Dems grow some teeth.  I can’t bear the thought of another 4 years of Reganomics.

Vetting Sarah Palin

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Soo… hopefully you got a chance to peruse the Times article this morning about some of the recent developments in the McCain camp’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate.  I did. Hilarious.

I’m sure by now we all know that her 17 year old unmarried daughter is preggers (you probably caught that yesterday when CNN dropped its coverage of Hurricaine Gustav and began a full court press on Bristol.  Seems like a bit of an unfair match to me, but what the hell.)  And that Palin’s involved in a lawsuit over the wrongful dismissal of a public safety official who refused to fire her sister’s ex-husband.

But more fun facts came out today!  Like the fact that she has a DUI on her record (although that didn’t stop Bush from getting elected) and that she was once a member of Alaska’s Independence Party — one of whose purposes was to drive Alaskans to vote for secession from the Union ( although once again, Bush’s home state of Texas threatens that all the time).

I have to say the best part of it (imho) is the fact that the McCain people did not even ARRIVE in Alaska to BEGIN their vetting process until last Thursday.  As you know, McCain announced her as his running mate on Friday. So they had less than a day to find all of the dirt on Palin.

Since you can’t find all the dirt there is on a person in less than 24 hours, she now gets to be vetted in real time.  By everyone, including the Democrats, CNN, NYT, AP… you get the idea.

What a delicious mess.

Perhaps the Republicans should do a little bit of catch up on SP by taking the time to read her blog, PalinDrome (actually a clever work of fiction, but then there’s already a lot of that in McCain’s campaign so I’m not sure anyone would notice the difference.  Take, for example, their preemptive edits of her Wikipedia page).

All ranting asside, you should check out PalinDrome if you get a chance.  It’s really funny.

Thanks for the link, VSL.  You’re my cocaine.