Thanks to SIA, this SNL clip was just brutal (and awesome):
If John McCain had any honor, dignity, and shame, after watching that video he would grab her and take her with him to Dick Cheney’s undisclosed nation and hope the entire world would forget about them and the fact that he foisted her onto the national platform.
Sarah Palin herself does a devastating impression of a total twit, making Ms. Fey redundant. She has slipped totally into self-parody.
I loved the Teabagger Wheel of Fortune. Teabonics, bitches!
I love that you can make your clouds “socialist” by putting a Fascist Hitler mustache on it. Sublime. it’s Jonah Goldberg’s world and we’re just living in it.
A part of me really is cringing over the thought of her upcoming reality teevee show, as it would seem to be the perfect vehicle for her “woe is me, just a regular mom, being attacked by liberals” penchant.
General Egali Tarian Stuck
LOL. “To Catch A Levi Johnston” priceless.
This video is the proper way to start a Sunday morn.
I skipped SNL last night, but it looks as if I missed something good.
Canucks and others who can’t get NBC, the YT version is here (for now).
And if Jesus came back and were available for parties to turn water into wine, we’d all have some great parties.
@John Cole: Funny. I couldn’t remember the name of the guy they were parodying, so I typed “happy little clouds” into google and got Bob Ross. Awesome.
Well that was good, but it can’t hold a candle to Betty Bowers giving Sarah the “Worst Mother in America” award……watch and laugh:
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. It’s as if John McCain accidentally invented Sarah Palin as a perfect archetype so the democrats wouldn’t have to. Perfect in that she appeals irresistibly to a huge wingnut block within the GOP, while scaring the bejeesus out of a majority of the rest of the electorate. The more she keeps herself up front and center as a leading force within the GOP who must be pampered and catered to, the higher the percentage of swing voters will be turned off in the end from their temptation to blindly vote out incumbent democrats for the continuing uncertainty in an economy devastated by eight years of GOP greed and feckless stupidity that can’t be fixed in only twelve or eighteen months.
That’s not fair.
It’s almost like they’re ridiculing Sarah Palin, just because she’s ridiculous.
John McCain has no shame. Being a maverick means never having to apologize or feel shame, including taking full advantage of your maverick reputation for years, regardless of whether it was deserved or not, and then shamelessly claiming you were never a maverick (even though you ghostwrote a book about yourself extolling same a few years back).
Being mavericky means never having to say you’re sorry.
I wonder if NBC has some sort of contract with Tina Fey, such that, if Palin is the nominee in 2012, they have her locked up for SNL.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this blog and the articles it links to, it’s that McCain never HAD any honor, dignity, or shame.
@abo gato: Alaskanence indeed!
@dmsilev: Did you know McCain was a POW?! He’s unable to use a cellphone!
Todd! is now my answer to anything my students ask me. Of course, they won’t understand my response because I’ll be speaking in the Charlie Brown adult voice. Go Sarah.
@Mike E: Eh. If he could use a cellphone, he’d just use it to call up his wife and call her a cunt.
my favorite line was about the woman who’s so self-involved in her own career that she’s in her mid-30’s and not a grandmother yet.
when asked her thoughts on a sarah palin reality show, alanis morrisette said, “holy fuck, that’s what irony means?” ‘someone should have explained it better.”
yakov smirnoff added, “what a country, in russia, reality always finds, you”
The “Todd!” show looks AWESOME.
Also, if anyone missed the show last night, be sure to go find the “Brownie Husband” ad. Hysterical!
In other Sarah News check out this.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference 2012 presidential straw poll this evening. He beat Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) by one vote, 439-438.
The full field (with number of votes):
Newt Gingrich 18% (321)
Mike Huckabee 4%
Gary Johnson 1%
Sarah Palin 18% (330)
Ron Paul 24% (438)
Tim Pawlenty 3%
Mike Pence 3%
Mitt Romney 24% (439)
Rick Santorum 2%
A has been ties with a never was.
Oh my God that was fucking brilliant. Please let Palin be the face of the GOP. Please.
This definitely needs the “wingnut hypnotoad” tag. BTW I saw the real thing on “Life” last week. Big scary damn frog.
@Bob K: Tim Pawlenty 3%. Let us savor.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. That was very good.
And “Alaskanence” — I don’t know what that’s spoofing but I don’t want to know. I like it better as just a made up word that’s supposed to be evocative of… something. Like car names that chop up other words and splice them together, then add “us” to make it sound like a Roman senator maybe. Sweetly pathetic.
I remember when I liked him for what he said; sensible stuff that cut across the grain of Repub thinking. Then I found out he never acted on any of it… and that was actually before they dirty-tricked him in North Carolina with the illegitimate baby thing.
Imagine; one of the few selfless and humanitarian acts a person could do, (adopting an orphan,) subverted to ruin his ambitions and dreams.
J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford
You LIBTARDS are woefully misunderestimating Sarah Palin. Sarah is in touch with REAL AMERICANS and if she can successfully avoid ever having to be interviewed by anyone other than FOX NEWS she will probably be both PRESIDENT and VICE-PRESIDENT in 2012. How’s that hopey changey workin’ for ya now?
I think it just follows the Californication play on words:
Fornication + California = Californication
Abstinence + Alaska = Alaskanence
Yes. I wonder when it’s finally going to dawn on him that nobody gives a flying fuck about anything he does or says? He won’t be able to crawl back to MN for consolation because everyone sees thru him here now too. Such a punk.
alaskanence is like virginya is for lovers of everything but.
JUST A NORMAL GUY (THE ORIGINAL)
WELL THE M.S.M. LIB’S OUT IN ‘HOLLY-WIERD’ [LOL] DEFINATELY HAVE MISOVERESTEMATED HOW MUCH ABUSE THE PAILIN SUPPORTER’S CAN TAKE. WELL WE WO’NT ‘RE-TREAT’ FROM THIS LA-LA-LAND TRASH, BUT WE WELL ‘RE-LOAD’ OUR TEEVO SET’S SO WE DO’NT HAVE TO WATCH IT AGAIN.
“Alaskanance” is a combination of “alaska” and ” abstinence” and I think they softened it a bit because the imaginary heroine is a plucky adult woman with three unexplained children. They could have been really cruel and made it directly about Bristol “the story of a plucky teenage highschooler who believes in staying abstinent until marriage as she tries to raise her little bastard child.”
Great. 3 years of media speculation about the coming Mitt-pocalypse of 2012, when Romney wins in a landslide and immediately has Obama and his daughters shipped to Guantanamo, where Warden Sarah Palin will get to the bottom of his missing birth certificate.
Not accurate enough. Sarah Palin’s hair is currently much worse than this.
Agreed. This is Campaign 2008 hair. Her current hair is very weird looking.
I liked the Tiger Woods sketch. “If Asians and Indians can compete with black people, it’s not a sport.”
The R primary brawls last time were pretty much a cage match, and now they have no obvious anointee. This round looks like it will be even more unstructured.
Quite a change from previous years, when it was all a matter of whose turn it was.
Sarah’s “Goodbye” was the icing on the cake for me.
What a great clip. I think I starbursted, though I’m not sure if it’s from Tina Fey, Sarah Palin, or Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. I need some wingnut welfare to find out.
I want more jokes about Todd Palin. Thanks to Sarah’s sublime ridiculousness, I think Todd! has gotten away with not seeming as ridiculous as he is in his own right.
The sad thing is Palin would get 35-40% of the vote anyway. They could run a dead toad (pretty much did with McCain) and still get 40% of the vote. That’s how “polarized” this country is.
I for one, don’t blame the Democrats or think there’s anything magical they can do to fix this in the short-term. I’m not a believe that “centrism” (i.e. you say measles is a deadly disease, I say good time for all, so let’s settle on “fun time for some”) is any kind of magical panacea. Hell, Obama’s a moderate-to-conservative Democrat and that hasn’t “unified the nation” or stopped the Republicans from calling him a grandma and baby-killing socialist.
The only thing that will change this is Republicans moving so far to the right (nominating Palin would be a start) that they basically destroy themselves as a party. This doesn’t change attitudes overnight, but within a generation or two, it would restructure America so that the whole political center would move left.
Democrats don’t have enough balls or smarts to make this happen without Republicans self-destructing, b/c Americans are dumb enough to still fall for the BS Palin spews or trickle-down-economics 30 years after it was proven a failure.
So let’s PRAY for a nomination of people like Palin across America. It’s probably our only hope.
Very funny, but not particularly realistic. The real Sarah Palin doesn’t speak in complete sentences and isn’t that coherent.
Palin’s current hair looks like a bad wig. You’d think she could afford better…..
Tina Fey’s bit on Weekend Update was hilarious as well
If Tina Fey has any financial sense she’ll give the limit to Sarah’s PAC and campaign – just for the job security that comes from keeping her as a public official.
licensed to kill time
Between this video and the Tunchawesomeness, my online day started with a big smile and a guffaw or two. Thank you! Now I can proceed to outrage and then depression by reading the Rest of The News.
Balloon Juice is where I come back to for sanity in the world. It’s like a release valve on the pressure cooker of life.
I remember Tina Fey saying she hoped she didn’t have to come back an spoof Palin after the election …….i guess the battle has been joined.
Awesome bit of funny, but I must agree that the hair is all wrong. Madame Palin looks like she overdosed on Bumpits.
The more Palin’s idiocy and ambition is exposed for what it is, the more likely America will see through her. Well done, Tina.
What? No Bobby Jindal?
Maybe all his supporters were down on Bourbon Street.
Palin’s popularity peaked a long time ago. Even many of her supporters realize that she is out of her depth as a national candidate.
But she is a useful stalking horse and flames wingnut anger and bitterness.
The main question is which GOP candidate will seriously try to mount a presidential campaign on the basis of Palin’s appeal to fear and stupidity.
@JUST A NORMAL GUY (THE ORIGINAL):
Sarah, is that you? Don’t ever change, babe!
@General Egali Tarian Stuck:
Agreed. That was amazing–I’m having trouble picking my favorite part. “That one’s got a hidden message!” absolutely cracked me up, though, because I can seriously see Sarah Palin saying that about something so obvious.
Sarah is the teabaggers Pied Piper. If she didn’t exist they’d have to invent one like her.
@JUST A NORMAL GUY (THE ORIGINAL):
I’m sad. This is the first post of yours I’ve seen that didn’t have the word ‘ABOTU’ in it.
The YT version is gone now. Drat!
A complete win, from the leather jacket right through to the end. “Todd!”
I’m a little concerned for Tina’s safety the next three years. Don’t touch the moose sausage, Tina.
Join the Twitter fun: #PalinCampaignSlogans
Ha ha ha.
If that were a real show, I would probably watch it.
Tina Fey/SNL spawned hashtag:
Add your own “show”.
Have you though of taking Tunch to an audition for ‘Fat Cat$’?
@licensed to kill time:
I agree that they just can’t make Tina Fey as repulsive and nasty as the original. I kind of like this woman that Tina Fey is playing. She’s cute.
@gbear: Man, I’m lovin’ the big fail that is Ratface Pawlenty. Hope you like the taste of crow, Timmeh!
Love Tina Fey, but yeah, she’s more cute and endearing than nasty and annoying as Palin.
This was too funny because we all know they would try it if they could. Keep going Silver medalist winner Bailin, priceless.