Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Palin Was So Scary Last Night on SNL

I looked for this video last night after seeing Sarah Palin's second appearance on Saturday Night Live during its Presidential Bash special, but couldn't find it. Got it today though and had to post it. Does she think she's funny? More like scary to me. My son and I watched her speak and watched her and looked at each other, shook our heads. "Whoa! Is this supposed to be funny?" asked my 17-year-old.

"I don't know. Palin's scary," I said.

Today I learned that I'm not the only one who thought she was kinda creepy. James Hibberd at The Feed had this to say:
The black outfit. The burgundy chair. Threats-as-jokes. Sure, we get it. Sarah Palin, on Monday night's "Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash," played off her recent comment that the media violates the First Amendment by criticizing her. So why isn't the audience laughing?

"The Palin Doctrine"? ... Way to freak out voters on the eve of the election. (The Feed)
And this from Al Barger, who sounds like a Palin supporter:
But Sarah Palin's little bon mot that they saved for election eve was bitch in full and impressive effect, a solo monologue. ...

It occurs to me watching this that Sister Sarah is every bit the bitch that Tina Fey or Amy Poehler ever thought about being. Whoever exactly wrote that - and it sure at least sounds like she did - it comes across just a wee bit truly malicious and baring of fangs. It seemed a little bit purposely creepy and scary. I find myself both frightened and of course just a wee bit aroused. (BlogCritics)
He seems unclear about who may have written Palin's lines. My question would be, No matter who wrote the lines, why on God's green earth did Palin read it? Barger eems to think Palin's sharp enough or at least bitchy enough to be the VP, but when Palin talked to the Canadian comics who pranked her, she didn't sound that way, and this video of her on last night's SNL special does not score her any points with me.

I've heard it remarked, and it's true, that whether Obama wins this thing or McCain, voters will make history because while Obama would be the first African-American to win the presidency, McCain would be the oldest person to be elected to a first term, and Palin would be the first woman to win the VP spot. I think she'd be more like the first disaster elected.

She's the poster girl for deformation, and if you need a definition for that, I invite you to read Prof. Kim Pearson's latest piece at BlogHer, Election 2008 and the Discourse of Transformation.

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