I’m worried this might be closer to the truth than any of us realize…

The Onion on voter reaction to a Sarah Palin presidential run:

I’m sure the late night talk show hosts would be thrilled with such an outcome, but I really hope we’re not that stupid as a country.

Stephen Colbert on “Palin Fatigue.”

Brutal, funny, and so true it hurts to laugh about it:

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Mika Brzezinski Experiences Palin Fatigue
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Goodness knows I’m sick to death of hearing her attempt, and utterly failing, to make a coherent sentence. And to think that had John McCain actually picked someone with half a brain as a running mate, we’d never have heard of her.

A sampling of Sarah Palin fans.

I’ve been lax on keeping up with politics around here in part because I’m pretty worn out on the topic since the elections. The few things that have gotten my dander up would’ve resulted in less than coherent posts on my part anyway.

Still, the book tour that Sarah Palin is on right now has caught my attention because wherever she goes there’s often a big turnout of fans hoping to get an autograph. These fans sincerely believe Palin is the best thing to come along in Conservative politics in years and a majority of them would love to see her become the first female President. If you were to just look at these people you’d think they were pretty normal, but if you actually talk to them, as the folks from New Left Media did in Columbus Ohio on November 20th, you find that they’re less than deep thinkers:

On November 20, 2009, Sarah Palin visited Columbus, OH as part of her book signing tour for “Going Rogue.” When her supporters were asked broad questions about why they why they thought she should be president, the responses were vague: She’s “real.” She’ll “stick up for America.”

It has been said comments that you would find similarly talking point-driven, substance-less supporters at an Obama rally, and we agree. But no politician has emerged on the national stage as undefined and unqualified as Sarah Palin, and her public persona–which is anti-intellectual by definition–discourages substance. Instead, we get winking. One could hardly imagine her giving a complex speech about race in America, or speaking eloquently about our country’s relations with Islam. Not just because she couldn’t write such a speech (Obama has speech-writers, of course) but because she wouldn’t–such necessarily academic discussion is antithetical to the persona she’s created for herself and that her supporters have come to love.


It really is scary to think that these people are allowed to vote. Granted, I probably couldn’t have listed off every single policy issue that Obama had campaigned on when he was running for office, but there were several that I agreed with such as his current attempt to reform health care, closing down Guantanamo, and ending the war in Iraq. I can manage to list off several policy issues and not just spout cliched platitudes to explain my reasons for voting for Obama. It’s questionable whether or not you can find anyone in the Sarah Palin camp who could do the same.

I suppose you could argue this is somewhat unfair when you consider that even when she was VP she never had anything other than very broad ideas such as “smaller government” for policies, but that makes the enthusiasm of her fans that much more frightening. They’ve bought into her without really even knowing what her policies would be. Several, as you can see in this video, even admit right up front that they are clueless as to what her policies would be and it doesn’t matter to them one iota. For them it’s not about policies, it’s about getting someone into the White House that they feel will makes things better simply by being there. Whatever she decides to do will be A-OK with these people because she can do no wrong.

She was almost a heartbeat away from the Presidency thanks to a political stunt by John McCain. Part of me would like to believe she has a snowball’s chance in Hell of ever winning the Presidency on her own, but then I think of the fact that George W. Bush managed to pull it off and I get a little nervous.

Found over at TBogg.

David Letterman’s farewell to Sarah Palin. (#Blogathon)

I’m not a huge Letterman fan, but I’m even less of a Sarah Palin fan and this struck me as amusing:

Sarah Palin gets pranked by Canadian comedians.

This is both funny and scary as hell:

The Canadian Press: Quebec comedy duo talks porn and politics with oblivious Sarah Palin

MONTREAL — In an over-the-top accent, one half of a notorious Quebec comedy duo claims to be the president of France as he describes sex with his famous wife, the joy of killing animals and Hustler magazine’s latest Sarah Palin porno spoof.

At the other end of the line? An oblivious Sarah Palin.

The Masked Avengers, a radio pairing notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state, notched its latest victory Saturday when it released a recording of a six-minute call with Palin, who thought she was talking with Nicolas Sarkozy.

Throughout the call, which was making the rounds in U.S. political circles by day’s end Saturday, Palin and the pranksters discuss politics, pundits, and the perils of going hunting with Vice-President Dick Cheney.

“We have such great respect for you, John McCain and I, we love you,” Palin gushes, evidently unaware she’s speaking to an infamous Quebec comedian named Marc-Antoine Audette.

At one point, Palin even comes close to confirming her intention to one day run for president, when Audette slyly remarks he can see her taking over the big desk in the Oval office.

“Maybe in eight years,” she replies with a nervous chuckle.

Over the course of the interview, Palin doesn’t seem to realize she’s being tricked until Audette comes clean near the end of the call.

“Ohhhh . . . have we been pranked?” she says, in her inimitable style. Seconds later, Palin’s aide can be heard taking the phone before the line goes dead.

The thing is there are all sorts of clues dropped during the call that should have been huge red flags that this wasn’t real. You can listen to it yourself here:

Asked for their response, a representative of the Obama campaign said: “I’m glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to Barack Obama.”

More fun with Sarah Palin, clever editing, and unnecessary censorship.

It’s three, three, three things in one:

Yes it’s childish and immature and it made me laugh till my sides hurt.

Sent in by SEB regular Spocko.

Sarah Palin is “just like you” except she has a $150K wardrobe.

She keeps saying she’s just a normal hockey mom and she’s like like us normal people who are struggling to make ends meet, but that didn’t stop her campaign from spending some serious cash on her outfits:

According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.

The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.

The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August.

I don’t know about you people, but I could pay off every single debt me and my wife have and have plenty left over with a spare $150,000. In fact when I play the lotto I’m not so much hoping to hit the big jackpot (though that would be nice) as much as just five numbers as the $250,000 that would bring it would be a big help in these tough times. I’m willing to let the $8,000 a month John McCain spends on makeup slide only because he’s not up there trying to convince me he’s just like me and thusly better able to relate to what I’m going through. And I’m sure Obama and Biden are spending equally ridiculous amounts on clothes and makeup, but, just as with McCain, they don’t keep trying to sell themselves as just normal folk.

Sarah Palin is no closer to “Joe Six Pack” than Obama is and even if she were that wouldn’t necessarily be a good thing in a Vice President.

Al-Jazeera reveals racism at Sarah Palin rallies.

It’s not bad enough that The Daily Show does a better job than most major American news programs, but now Al-Jazeera is doing a better job:

Racism and ignorance is indeed alive and well in this country and the Republican party continues to milk it for all they can.

Sent in by Spocko who directed me to the Prose Before Hos website.

John Cleese: “Michael Palin is not the funniest Palin anymore.”

The esteemed Mr. Cleese speaks his mind on Sara Palin. Short, but sweet:

Found via Boing Boing.

More Sarah Palin scary video.

SEB regular Spocko is determined to make it hard to sleep at night:

That there is some scary people.