Palin’s performance

I use the word “performance” loosely. I’ve seen soap opera stars that were more convincing.  She could certainly star in her own reality TV show, though.  I mean, it’s a perfect set-up.  Like the scantily clad beach bunnies “surviving” in the jungles of Brazil, or the strangely attractive kids (each in a different but ultimately photogenic way) working, playing and living in “The Real World.”  In fact, I think SP is starring in the wildly popular “Who Will Be America’s Next President?”   She plays the plucky, wise-beyond-her-years newcomer, McSame plays the crotchety but soft-hearted Colonel, and Trig is the next Lion King (honestly, weren’t you just waiting for Todd P to hold him up to the crowd after the debate was over?).  Last night’s episode pitted Spunky Gov’ against Joe “Kitchen Table” Biden.  She looked like she was using every bit of self-restraint to not hit the big blinking button or blurt out, “World History for a hundred, Alex!”

But back to the performance.  I would have liked to begin with “well, bless her heart…” – that universal Southern preface to an insult – but alas, she’s the 1.0 model of the GOP Drones, the early version that don’t include hearts. As that is the case, I’ll start with a question. What kind of person would stand in front of a nation at war, with over 4000 soldiers dead, 40,000 maimed for life, 159,000 people who lost their jobs last month, 700,000 people who have lost or will lose their homes, and wink playfully at the audience?

Wait, you don’t have to answer that…

Right back atcha, champ.

5 Responses to Palin’s performance

  1. karah says:

    Thanks for saying this.

  2. Kris says:

    What pissed me off, though this is old news by now, was the spin after the debate; every commentator seemed to think that, since SP didn’t fall off the podium or speak in tongues, this was a big win for her.

    But the winks onstage in the face of a wounded nation (good point, Kam) felt like a part of something I thought I saw in both McCain and Palin’s personas during their debates — a certain smirkiness; a little bit of condescension.

    Whether it was McCain’s insistence that Obama didn’t understand whenever they disagreed (and his refusal to look at his opponent), or Palin’s winkiness in the face of a staesman’s wonkishness, I don’t think the American people are winking back right now.

  3. db says:

    Dang. Kamilla’s gloves are off!

  4. Steven Koski says:

    In case you missed it, the SNL spoof last Saturday

    It is dead on.

  5. Toohey says:

    Between the winking and “my friend(s),” I wanted to put my hand through the television and pinch their heads off and stomp on them – oops, silly me – I meant to say ’em. Gotcha.

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