SNL Takes on Congressional Republicans

Wow. This is amazing.

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Palin & Gunshots: Deafening Silence

Crossposted fromMY LEFT WING

I don't know what disturbs me more: the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Sarah Palin appearance I've now watched over half a dozen times, or the collective cognitive dissonance that overtook the national media -- and, apparently, almost everyone in America -- with respect to that appearance.

No, I did not find it -- or, needless to say, Sarah Palin -- charming. Certainly not "hilarious." Yes, she does, demonstrably, have "rhythm." No, the fact that she was able to be a "good sport" and appear on a television program that has been skewering her for weeks does not raise her in my esteem one single iota. And no, that sketch did not make me smile. It in fact made me want to vomit.

Where is my sense of humour, you ask? Am I, in fact, a dour liberal determined to glower through November 4th? What exactly is my fucking problem? Glad you asked -- if, in fact, you asked. Yeah, I've got a couple of problems...

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Saturday Night Live Takes on the Veep Debate

Saturday Night Live, it seems, is back:

The Beltway folks, who had set as low a bar as possible for Sarah Palin, apparently thought that the Republican Vice Presidential nominee more than did enough to reclaim her image. Mark Halperin wrote that the "late night jokes could cease,"and that aside from her winks and folksy jargon Palin "didn't leave Tina Fey much to work with." Similarly, Romesh Ponnuru opined, "The big loser tonight was Tina Fey."

Boy, were they wrong. Fey was as on last night as she has been the past few weeks -- and it didn't hurt that Palin did give her a lot to work with. Halperin and Ponnuru may think that Palin and the McCain campaign have reclaimed control over Palin's image, but at this point she still looks a lot like Dan Quayle, except less qualified and more comical.

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Almost No Writers Needed- Palin Writes For Palin SNL Skit

Ok I don't know how comfortable I am with the skinning of Sarah Palin.  I thought the early eagerness to diminish her actually helped her (in the short term)  While I knew there was true irony  in the fact that this no sex ed, pro life, creationist had a pregnent teen, I also knew it was a loosing proposition politically.  

With all those disclaimers, I say...

Sarah Has Jumped The Shark!

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That Sexist B-tch!

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Sorry for using the B-word, but after Carly Fiorina's thoughts on the SNL sketch I am full of righteous rage at The Man.  And in this case The Man is Tina Fey.  Tina Fey is a totally Sexist B-tch!  And Amy Pohler is a Sexist B-tch!  And, depending just what Carly is getting at here, there's a chance she's including Hillary in the Axis of Sexism.  The only non-Sexist of the lot seems to be the Shining Star, Sarah.  

"[T]he portrait [on "SNL"] was very dismissive of the substance of Sarah Palin, and so, in that sense, they were defining Hillary Clinton as very substantive and Sarah Palin as totally superficial," Fiorina argued. "I think that continues the line of argument that is disrespectful in the extreme and yes, I would say, sexist, in the sense that just because Sarah Palin has different views than Hillary Clinton does not mean that she lacks substance."

On the bright side it's good to see the Republicans suddenly know that there is something called sexism.

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