To whomever created this Gif…
I say, Bless you.
It has kept me giggling all day.
The opening sketch on SNL’s season premiere last Saturday was GENIUS! Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin was so perfect, so dead-on… it was a little scary. And Amy Poehler’s Hillary has always been superior. I smell an Emmy! (It’s really too bad the rest of the show sucked. Stick to swimming, Phelps.)
Anyway, I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard at anything in recent memory. I think the reason I find it so funny is that it illustrates exactly how I feel about the Palin situation. I mean, the idea that this person could be the Vice President… it’s ludicrous, absurd, insane, and yet… BRILLIANT!
No matter your political affiliation, I think you have to hand it to the McCain campaign; they picked the perfect foil for Obama. I mean, simply put, she’s a minority with very little experience. It’s very difficult to trash her because “minority with very little experience,” fits Obama, too. Now obviously, she’s more than just a minority with very little experience (and so is Obama), but I have to stand back and admire the parallelism.
The scary thing is I almost like her. She’s quick, she’s charming, she’s incredibly likeable (I’m serious, she is). If it wasn’t for her nut-bag social views, I think I’d be a fan.
Anyway, what I loved about the sketch: it points out the fundamental flaw in Palin as a VP choice. She’s clearly a manipulation… a countering mechanism… a symbolic gesture. She wasn’t chosen because she would make a good President in the event of the President’s death or incapacitation. She was chosen to make it harder for Obama to win. I guess I can appreciate the strategy of McCain’s campaign, but what happens after? What if McCain/Palin win? What if McCain kicks the bucket after a few years? What if she becomes President? Will it still be funny?
Is she a good candidate to run against Obama/Biden? Absolutely.
Is she a good candidate for Vice-President? Absolutely not.
I tried to find a viable link to the video of the sketch, but alas… it’s not going to happen. Just hop on Google and find it. You owe to yourself, for reals.