I had heard all about Tina Fey's parody of Sarah Palin on SNL. I saw snippets and finally went to NBC.com to watch the entire skit. It's hilarious even if you haven't seen Palin herself. Then I kept searching the web, and saw (1) a clip of the Palin interview by Katie Couric, and (2) Tina Fey's second SNL appearance recreating the Couric-Palin interview.
This is not parody or satire. It is a re-enactment. Most of Fey's responses are taken directly from the real interview. It is more of a public service to get across to a wider audience - primarily the young or indifferent who may not have bothered to watch Palin on tv, but hopefully will vote - what a colossal moron she is.
So stop with the parodies. Sarah Palin is hilarious all by herself. We don't need comedians to make jokes about her; what we need is more recreations, replays, and impersonations which depict her as she really is. Only then will people understand how dangerous it is to consider putting in one of the highest political posts in the world, a right-wing religious nut with little knowledge of politics, no experience with or awareness of foreign relations, no analytical skills, and an inability to form a halfway coherent or articulate thought of her own. How funny would that be?
4 days ago