Because You Can’t Spell “Palin” Without “P-A-I-N”

Chirpy chirpy cheep cheepI’m spending the week soaking in screeners for an upcoming film festival, so I haven’t had a lot of time to do anything else.

Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve been watching clips of Katie Couric’s interview with Republican veep candidate Sarah Palin as CBS dribbles them out online. In the latest, Couric asks an especially easy questionwhat newspapers do you read? — and the response is, well, the opposite of an answer.

Seriously. Watch the clip. It’s terrifying.

Turns out Sarah Palin is Bush Lite — someone who’s coasted on charm and bullshit long enough in her tiny kingdom that she’s come to believe these feeble tactics are actually personal strengths in the larger world. But Dubya had his father’s people protecting him at every turn; Palin’s backers are a feeble shadow of the Republican machine of 2000, though I suspect even Karl Rove himself would have trouble spinning her inept public appearances.

Anyway, the point I’m making here is that as busy as I might be this week, I’m clearing my schedule for tomorrow night’s vice-presidential debate. I mean, Joe Biden may be a little on the wacky side, but he can speak in complete sentences and use his words to convey complex thoughts. I can’t wait to see what happens when he goes up against the chirpy twerp.

Really, the only downside of Palin’s spectacular flameout is that Tina Fey won’t have the opportunity to continue with her note-perfect impersonation come November. But she’s cool with that.

One thought on “Because You Can’t Spell “Palin” Without “P-A-I-N””

  1. The Palin look-alike they had for the lighting and sound checks for tonight’s debate was able to give a more decisive answer to a question about breakfast cereal. Scary.

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