Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sarah Palin on SNL: Punked?

So I just finished observing Sarah Palin’s performance on Saturday Night Live. It was clever at first with Alec Baldwin mistaking Sarah Palin for Tina Fey. Very clever and charming. But the ending skit where Palin refused to do the lines, a rap number, harkened to her refusal to answer direct questions in her debate with Joe Biden. And it just blew me away.

Sarah Palin got punked.

The rap number, as performed by her very pregnant replacement, dug deep. Very deep. It left me with a feeling that Sarah Palin is not in this to be the next Vice President. Sarah Palin is in this race to get her name out. This is not an honest attempt to achieve high office before she is due. It is an attempt to optimize the name. Get the name out. McCain is just an afterthought in Sarah Palin’s mind.

What the heck. It hasn’t harmed anyone to get on the news, has it? OK, "Joe the Plumber" may eventually be debunked as a shill for the Republican party, intentional or not. But Sarah Palin, as characterized by Alec Baldwin, is "hot" (but just after mistaking her for Tina Fey).

So this appears to be a trade for being acclaimed “hot” on national airwaves, versus being a credible candidate for VP.

Nice exchange.

1 comment:

Anthony said...

Hot? I think not.