I don't know about you, but I'm very disturbed about Palin being chosen as VP for the Republican ticket. Are there no qualifications for holding the second highest position of power in this country? It was bad enough that we suffered through Bush for 8 years, but he at least had Cheney running things and though I detest Cheney, he's definitely not a stupid man. As for Palin, if McCain dies, who will be her Cheney? She certainly isn't capable of doing the job herself. Given the brilliance McCain has shown for his VP pick, I can hardly wait to see the nut jobs he appoints to his cabinet.
As with all tragedies that you can do so little about, it helps to find humor in the situation. I've been glued to the tube each Saturday night to see the latest political skit on Saturday Night Live. Fey looks so much like Palin, it's downright creepy. One of the more recent skits was of Fey delivering Palin's comments, word-for-word, no changes necessary because the words that came out of Palin's mouth were just so unbelievably stupid. That made me wonder, is it a "parody" if the comedian is using the same words as the actual person? Here's a CNN clip:
Here's the SNL Palin/Couric skit. It didn't allow an embed, so you'll have to click on the link:
Here's this Saturday's SNL skit of the VP Debate:
Lastly, if you're still with me after watching all the video clips, I'm not sure why Matt Damon was interviewed about Palin, but he delivers a very clear message about the absurdity of Palin even being in the position to become Vice President.
Given the climate of putting someone so unqualified on the ticket to be the next Vice President of the United States, I find some humor in going to a celebrity to explain the absurdity to us. This is what we have come to people.
Oh, it looks like Karlo over at Swerve Left is thinking along the same lines as me:
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