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Sarah Palin: The Constitutional Peasant

Oh! Come and see the violence sexism inherent in the system!

“It’s sort of perplexing to me, because I’m a practical person and plainspoken also, but just cutting to the chase and calling things like I see them, just like most Americans. But this has not left a bitter taste in my mouth, the bitter shots taken by the mainstream media and by some of the elitism there in Washington…”

Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

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Palin: “Sharin’ the Wealth”

KO: “You Governor… are a fraud!”

It’s almost come the point of shooting fish in a barrel…

…or wolves from an overhead chopper, as the case may be.

Meawhile… In other hilarity:

Update: Heh. From Hendrik Hertzberg in the latest New Yorker magazine:

The state that she governs has no income or sales tax. Instead, it imposes huge levies on the oil companies that lease its oil fields. The proceeds finance the government’s activities and enable it to issue a four-figure annual check to every man, woman, and child in the state. One of the reasons Palin has been a popular governor is that she added an extra twelve hundred dollars to this year’s check, bringing the per-person total to $3,269. A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist — Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine — that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.” Perhaps there is some meaningful distinction between spreading the wealth and sharing it (“collectively,” no less), but finding it would require the analytic skills of Karl the Marxist.

So much for the “North Korean-style totalitarian ant heap” that McCain and his running mate are desperately attempting to conjure into existence as the nightmarish shape of things to come should Obama and any other Democrats down ticket be elected next week…

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A “Non-Partisan Message”

I missed this mock joint appearance on SNL last night as we’ve long-since stopped watching that show, especially since Tina Fey left to concentrate on the wonderful 30 Rock — a vastly funnier, wickedly trenchant and altogether more sophisticated show that can’t be recommend highly enough — but thanks to Joseph in the comments for providing the link here.

“I’m sorry, I need to say something. I didn’t want a woman to be president, I wanted to be president and I just happened to be a woman. And I don’t want to hear you compare your road to the White House to my road to the White House. I scratched and clawed through mud and barbed wire… and you just glided in on a dog sled, wearing your pageant sash and your Tina Fey glasses.” — Amy Poehler (speaking as Hillary Clinton)

An especially hilarious exchange was when Fey (Palin) said, “You know, Hillary and I don’t agree on everything …” to which Poehler (Clinton) pointedly snarked, “Anything” and then went on to say, “I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy” to which Fey (Palin) dryly snapped back: “And I can see Russia from my house.” Similarly, Clinton was given to say “I believe global warming is caused by man” contradicted by Palin’s smug retort that it was “just God hugging us closer.”

As Homer J. Simpson once remarked, “It’s funny because it’s true.”

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The Palin Express

Here’s a really smart move. Tick off the queen bee of the hardcore right’s anti-feminist, anti-choice movement by canceling a planned appearance at the Republican National Coalition for Life being held in her honour.

“I think this is clearly somebody in the McCain campaign who doesn’t understand where the votes are coming from,” Schlafly told ABC News. “They only told me this at 10 o’clock last night, and it was a call from somebody down-the-line in the McCain campaign. The pro-lifers who paid $95 to come to this event because of Sarah Palin are going to be very unhappy,” she added.

Bookmakers have lowered the odds of McCain dumping Sarah Palin as his running mate from 20-1 to 8-1 today, with odds of Palin leaving the ticket at 14-1 compared to 28-1 before yesterday’s news about her teenage daughter’s out of wedlock pregnancy. Other bets on offer include 33-1 that she will be gone by the end of the week and 10-1 that she’ll quite the race.

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