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The thing I like best about Sarah Palin is that her entry in the race has caused me to laugh more than I've laughed during any presidential race that I can remember. And it's not just the insane ravings of the Obamatons, who are foaming at the mouth because their savior has been upstaged. Hope and change now seem to be no more than a empty slogans. They've been exchanged for slander, insult, and character assassination, you know, those tactics that we're told are Republican trademarks.
But it's not just the unintenial humor being provided by suddenly panicked leftists. Others are conciously creating clever entertainment by jumping onto the Sarah Palin humor bandwagon. The always dependably sarcastic satirists at The People's Cube have a bunch of posts.
Iowahawk, brilliant as ever, channels an early role model of mine, Bugs Bunny for his parody,
An Open Letter to Sarah Palin
By Wile E. Reporter
National Political Correspondent, MSNBCNNABS
*Knock Knock Knock*
Good afternoon, madam. Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Wile E. Reporter, investigative correspondent for an international network news gathering organization. No doubt you may have seen my award-winning coverage, assuming your igloo is equipped with a satellite dish. No, I am not selling anything nor am I working my way through college, so let's get down to cases. You are a Republican candidate, and I am going to eat you alive. Now don't try to get away! I am more educated, more cunning, faster, and larger than you are... and I'm a genius. In fact, I have not one, but two diplomas from the Acme Correspondence School of Journalism. And you? Why, you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten, let alone the vice presidency of a major western democracy. Rather than suffer the inevitable torture of the vetting I am about to give you, I think you will agree that it's best for both of us that we save time and get this over with quickly. I will give you the customary two minutes to say your prayers, and take the "Eagleton option."
Sigh. Why do they always want to do it the hard way?
And then there's Get Fuzzy. In a bit of inspired madness, Darby Conley has injected a bit of Monty Python into his Sarah Palin commentary. With all of the lame political strips that my comics page suffers from, it is truly refreshing to get real laughs when Get Fuzzy gets political.
ROB: Why do you keep trying to trash Obama? Are you nervous about your boy McCain's Vice-Presidential pick?
BUCKY: He picked someone? Who? Roof Dog Romney? Tom "Cranial Ridge?
ROB: Palin, the gov-
BUCKY: We got Palin?! Victory!!! You got no answer to that! Even Cleese - No - not even Gervais can save your sorry -
ROB: Not Michael Palin, you idiot, Sarah Palin.
BUCKY: Come again?
SATCHEL: Ha! Ha! And now for something completely unexpected!
ROB: Admit it. You're worried about your guy's V.P. choice.
BUCKY: I stand by Palin.
SATCHEL: III'm a Republican and I'm OK. I work all night and I sleep all day!
ROB: Just say it! You'd rather have someone else! Like Whitman! Or Lieberman!
SATCHEL: I'm afraid we're all out of Lieberman, sir.
ROB: Satchel, stop shouting Michael Palin lines! We're talking politics.
SATCHEL: NO-BODY expects the Alaskan politician!
Of course, you do have to be a Monty Python fan to appreciate these strips.
I only hope that Palin and McCain beat Obama and Biden. Then the hilarity will continue for at least the next four years as the deranged MSM and disgusted progressives rend their garments and wear sackcloth and ashes as they flail away in frustration and impotently threaten once again to move to Canada.
Oh yeah, and let's face it. McCain and Palin would make a much better president and VP. Obama would be a disaster for the country and for the free world.