Sunday, September 28, 2008

TINA FEY DOES PALIN AGAIN, THIS TIME THE KATIE COURIC INTERVIEW.....


Fareed Zakaria | BIO
CNN Anchor, “Fareed Zakaria – GPS”

Will someone please put Sarah Palin out of her agony? Is it too much to ask that she come to realize that she wants, in that wonderful phrase in American politics, “to spend more time with her family”? Having stayed in purdah for weeks, she finally agreed to a third interview. CBS’s Katie Couric questioned her in her trademark sympathetic style. It didn’t help. When asked how living in the state closest to Russia gave her foreign-policy experience, Palin responded thus:

“It’s very important when you consider even national-security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America. Where—where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to—to our state.”

There is, of course, the sheer absurdity of the premise. Two weeks ago I flew to Tokyo, crossing over the North Pole. Does that make me an expert on Santa Claus? (Thanks, Jon Stewart.) But even beyond that, read the rest of her response. “It is from Alaska that we send out those …” What does this mean? This is not an isolated example. Palin has been given a set of talking points by campaign advisers, simple ideological mantras that she repeats and repeats as long as she can. (”We mustn’t blink.”) But if forced off those rehearsed lines, what she has to say is often, quite frankly, gibberish.

15 comments:

enigma4ever said...

just for the record-
I went over to Youtube to look for this- and the one from last week has been viewed over 6 million times....ouch....

( and that was just youtube)

D.R. Scott said...

It's f[expletive deleted]cking incredible.

The more you see of Palin, the worst she gets. Maybe she was a big turd in a small pond when she was governor of a tiny one-moose town Alaska, but this is a job w-a-a-a-y above her pay grade, and she can't do it, folks. If Palin got the phone call at 3 a.m., she'd let the answering machine pick it up.

By the way, I think we should kick all of the empty talking heads on the news programs out of their studios and let comedians like Tina Fey, Bill Maher, and Jon Stewart do the job instead. They're the real journalists who are bravely telling us the truth that CNN and Fox are afraid to say.

It's not just funny. It's liberating.

Christopher said...

Fey's Palin impersonation has quickly become a signature piece and one that showcases Fey's brilliant comedic chops but also reinforces the true idiocy of the Alaska governor.

I hope Tina Fey bumps it up a notch the next time she does Palin and makes her less of an airhead and shows the more dangerous side of her personality and character.

After all, Palin is a religious zealot and lunatic who believes in demonic possession and witches and reanimating the dead.

enigma4ever said...

The Amazing thing about TIna is that she captured it Verbatim...and the nuances , the folksy "charm" that is no longer charming but chilling...and if we can laugh at her she becomes irrelevant...more so by the minute....

( which in 2000 and 2004 NO one was allowed to do Bush like this...and they should have ....)

It does not take much to show what an idiot she is...the Youtube numbers are huge...but the Jack Cafferty video that is very serious about how dangerous she is- that has been viewed extensively as well...that says it all....

D.R. Scott said...

I dunno, Christopher.

Sure, Sarah Palin is a nasty, intolerant, lipstick-wearing pig, but her reckless, full-speed-ahead stupidity is dangerous enough.

Why? Because if there's anything that the Bush Administration has shown us during the past eight years is what happens when you elect Stupidity Unplugged to the White House.

Other than making money for their rich white Republican friends, what is painfully obvious is how fucking bad these guys are at their jobs. As Kurt Vonnegut observed, Bush and his cronies were "the revenge of the C-minus students from Yale." But instead of getting fired, they get fat pay raises and get to do even more damage.

And people die.

Never underestimate the power of stupidity, my friend. Sarah Palin would be worst than we could imagine. And, God help us, it's still a close race. What alternative universe am I living in anyway?

Beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here.

enigma4ever said...

DrScott::
you are right about how dangerous Stupid Leadership can be....scary...I did post polls below..and read them all...they are finally reflecting the truth....no more MSM trying to tell us HOW close it is....

( there are more and more studies showing they are not polling MInorities and also not polling people YOUNG people with Cellphones....that mean anyone under 80 with a cellphone..)

Hang in there...remember 2006 Election....we did boot alot of rethugs out...

and Rove perdicted HUGE repug win that time too...

Christopher said...

Polls and debates and money raised are all fine and well but, my concern is more centered on Obama's supporters actually getting up off their asses on Nov. 4th and voting.

If you recall, in 2004, Kerry (blowhard that he is) enjoyed support among the so-called 'youth voters' over Bush by a margin of 9-to-1. But only 1-in-10 bothered to turn off their iPods and vote for Kerry. If they had, perhaps Bush would've been a one-term wonder.

2008 is a close election. Why, is the subject of another discussion but the similarities to 2004 are exciting and nerve-wrecking. If people under 30 actually vote on Nov. 4th, Obama will be our next president. If they don't, I think the Old Coot and McCandy will be elected.

I sure as hell don't want to see a repeat of what happened in 2004.

D.R. Scott said...

Actually, E, most of the time I am feeling positive. Let's thank enlightened self-interest. That's gonna save our poor, abused, tired-of-Republican-bullshit, liberal asses.

I believe it was Mark Twain who said, "Nothing focuses a man's mind like an imminent hanging", and anybody under the age of 30 has to be taking a close look at this upcoming election and saying to themselves, "Jesus, Johnny McSame and the Crazed Hockey Mom From Cicely are gonna have me and my kids slurping down Soylent Green!"

For young people in the United States, it ain't gonna be politics as usual. It's personal.

Fran said...

You'd think all the shit hitting the fan right now would make young voters feel the urgency. I am an i pod carrying voter & I will vote, but I'm not hardly in the *youth vote demographic* (not even!!!).

But as a slice of the youth vote, my college Junior aged son says if McCain is in, he wants out of the country.
He is a very politically active person (acorn does not fall far from the tree)-- but he said "If McCain is in, I'm out".

As a part of his curriculum,he had to read both McCain & Obama's book. He said the McCain book really takes you into the McCain mindset, and it is a scary place.

Oregon voters vote by mail, so they have a few weeks to vote & don't even have to go anywhere.
They have no excuse not to vote . The local college campus U of O, has a very active voter registration group. We need the youth vote!

D.R. Scott said...

Good for you, Fran.

A close friend of mine moved to Oregon months ago, and besides its eco-friendly politics, bicycle paths, nice weather, and smart, friendly people, what she really appreciates is how easy it is for people to vote.

If Obama wins the election (oh please oh please, dear God, please), then one of the first things he needs to do is get the rest of the United States up to speed with Oregon.

Voting shouldn't be quantum mechanics.

abi said...

I wonder how much Fey had to pay McCain to pick Palin for VP. She's perfect for the role.

Thanks for the laugh - that was a great skit.

DivaJood said...

I love how Amy Pohler captured Katie's look of utter bewilderment ("How did this woman get to be the VP nominee? Can anyone be so stupid? How did I get here? Is this really in my contract?") - she was the perfect counterpoint to Tina's Palin.

And, speaking of Amy Pohler, she looks ready to have that baby any second now.

Jamie said...

Tina Fey is a marvel. One of my favorite bloggers, Matt Man has a second installment of his "Saturday's With Sarah". It's nice to know we have a VP candidate armed against witchcraft.

enigma4ever said...

jamie::
yeah..witchcraft...blogged it and the horrible video below...wow..good to see you...

X. Dell said...

I can't rembmer SNL being this funny in a long time. Then again, this is material ripe for picking. That Fey incorporated actual quotes in the sketch, and got yuks from them, I have to agree with the cliche that satire is dead.