I’ve rambled a couple of times lately about how amazing the video game “Left 4 Dead” is. You play a surviver after a massive infection sweeps through the human population, turning nearly everyone into zombies. And you sneak through the city, you take up arms and blow them to hell.
This isn’t a post about about that game.
No, I’m more interested this morning in another kind of zombie… I’m talking about the politician (or political candidate) who should step aside from the limelight and go away quietly, but doesn’t seem to know that his/her political career is dead or dying.
I am, of course, talking about my favorite political punching bag: Sarah Palin.
I was already planning on writing this blog after reading some of Palin’s remarks in the news over the past day or two… But this morning, watching my traditional “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from the night before, I saw a segment on her WHILE STARTING THIS ENTRY. It was clearly a sign from God — or at least the liberal media — that I’m writing about the right topic.
The Governor of Alaska is hysterical! She’s seriously trying to convince the world that it’s the media’s fault that she came across as such an idiot. It’s Tina Fey’s and Katie Couric’s fault for “exploiting” her. It’s McCain’s handlers’ fault for letting her go into those interviews in the first place, particularly after the first one went so badly. And of course, the ultimate boogyman of the disenfranchised conservative base: me.
Palin lashed out at “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.” I resent that, Madam Governor — the part about lying, at least.
As for Katie Couric, here’s what she had to say: “Katie, you’re not the center of everybody’s universe.” This, from the obscure and previously-unknown governor of a state thousands of miles from any major cities in the United States, who drank the Republican Party’s Kool-Aid and convinced herself she was ready to be a heartbeat away from being the President of the United States of America.
“The Daily Show” had a very funny segment entitled, “Blamey Whinehouse” on Monday night. It showed clips from the interview, including many of the ones that I’ve quoted above. My favorite part was the ending, in which they showed Governor Palin giving this quote:
“Had I been chosen perhaps to run as a reformer on the Democrat ticket, we would’ve seen an absolutely different and, if you will, a much prettier profile of Sarah Palin.”
Jon’s response summed things up perfectly: “All you would’ve had to change, was everything you think.“