Monday, October 06, 2008

Going In Where She's REALLY Over Her Head

Sarah Palin's nurses matrons handlers need to tell her that this is a bad idea. A very, very bad idea.

It's one thing to go to Republican-friendly whistle stops and gas on and on about Obama's supposed ties to terrorists and try to wink and look cutesy and folksy and sound like Frances McDormand in "Fargo" (without the intelligent police work). It's quite another to appear on a TV show whose fanbase is made up mostly of people who are wise to her and her bullshit, and try to take some skin off an Emmy-winning writer. This is a person who's funny for a living. All the time, not just in that "ooh-isn't-she-precious-let's-treat-her-with-kid-gloves" kind of way that they treated Palin with on Thursday night--a way that's normally reserved for six-year-olds' dance recitals.

But the real difference is that Tina writes her own material. Sarah gets locked in a room at the Westin for a few days before each major public appearance so she can memorize the talking points that were written by some dour old Republican strategists. Snarky, yes, but not sustainably funny. If she has those old buzzards write her material, it's going to come off like something from Fox News--angry, bitter, desperate, misanthopic and sour-grapish. In other words, not funny. On the other hand, if Sarah writes something herself, it's going to sound suspiciously like that smelly, noisy dump she took in front of Katie Couric.

You know what? On second thought, I think she should go for it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh God, if only this show could be done live. Sarah probably wants to pull the old switcheroo and change places with Tina.
The guy the Republican'ts are saying is a terrorist is now a distinguishd author. If he is a Terrorist then arrest him. Under the new Home Security Department, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King jr, and Joan Baez would be considered Terrorists. McBush desperate times call for desperate measures. ed

4:56 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I'm sure today's right wing, followers of the Leo Strauss neo-conservative movement that really took off in the early 70's after he died, would love to throw all of those figures in jail.

In their world, you have to be white, male elderly and look like a potato not to be considered a terrorist.

9:58 AM  
Blogger American Girl said...

I suppose she's never going to sit down with Jon Stewart and explain the "pay as you're raped" policy regarding Wasilla rape kits. Man, I should have used that as a blog title. Of course, then I'd have to come up with a post to match...

1:14 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I think you SHOULD write that post! It'll be brilliant, and I'll point everyone to it. (Of course, I think my readers already read yours, too...) :-)

1:57 PM  

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