Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Modest Proposal

Tomorrow night, when Sarah Palin finally bursts into tears and flees the auditorium, I would like to suggest to the McCain campaign managers that they have a "Plan B" in place -- a Plan B that can be summed up in two words.... Tina Fey.

Well, she does LOOK like Palin. That's (apparently) a giant plus. And she's clearly lots smarter (hey, you don't get your own hit show on NBC and before that becoming head writer on SNL for years without having SOMETHING on the ball).

Okay, so she doesn't know squat about foreign policy. Does Palin? At least Fey admits it. And let's face it, she's a helluva lot funnier than Palin.

And she's snarky in that East Coast Liberal Gen-Y sort of way that I know and love.

Palin wouldn't know snarky if it came up and bit her on the ass. She would, however, know a moose if it did the same. I doubt if Tina knows how to kill, skin and gut a moose.

Which, according to Republican theology, is all the talent you need to be the Vice President of the United States of America.

It takes somewhat more talent in order to get a show on NBC.


Anonymous said...

I feel like the country has been dropped into the middle of a Coen Brothers' movie. It's that weird.

JoyZeeBoy said...

THAT'S IT!!!! I couldn't put my finger on it until you said (typed) it. But that's exactly what it's like.

Where's Marge Gunderson when you really need her???

Bev Sykes said...

I had this horrible thought this morning. What if Palin is actually very intelligent and this is all a dumb act she's been putting on and she ends up wiping the floor with Biden.

I don't think that's really the case, but it's the only scenario that makes ANY sense out of her choice as VP.

JoyZeeBoy said...

Quit worrying. Palin really is dumb as a post.

Besides, Gwen Ifill is nobody's fool. She hasn't hosted "Washington Week in Review" for the last umpteen years for nothing. If Palin starts waffling, which she does when she doesn't know the answer, Gwen'll pin her to the wall -- "ANSWER THE QUESTION, PLEASE."

If I could eat popcorn, I'd make a ton of it for tonight. This is going to be the most fun in a vice-presidential debate since Dan Quayle got his ass whooped by Lloyd Bentsen ("I knew Jack Kennedy -- and you're NO JACK KENNEDY!")

I think the #1 thing that Biden needs to do is to just shut up and to let Palin hang herself by her own petard.