Thursday, October 23, 2008

Palin Praised by Lorne Michaels of SNL

Dan Henninger has a short & sweet appraisal of the abominable corruption of America's media and the professional political class that can swallow a camel like Biden with no qualms, yet strains ferociously at the gnat of Sarah Palin, the freshest and most interesting new face in American politics in the last two and a half decades---[Bill Clinton comes to mind, Obama does not]. Here's Daniel:
The complaint against the Alaska governor, at its most basic, is that she doesn't qualify for admission to the national political fraternity. Boy, that's rich. Behold the shabby frat house that says it's above her pay grade.

Sarah Palin appears with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live.
Congress has the lowest approval rating ever registered in the history of polling (12%!). She isn't the reason polls are showing people want the entire Congress fired, with many telling pollsters they themselves could do a better job.

Sarah Palin didn't design a system of presidential primaries whose length and cost ensures that only the most obsessional personalities will run the gauntlet, while a long list of effective governors don't run.

These rules have wasted the electorate's time the past three presidential elections, by filling the debates with such zero-support candidates as Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Al Sharpton, Duncan Hunter, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden (8,000 total votes), Wesley Clark and Alan Keyes.

Out of this process has fallen a Democratic nominee who entered the U.S. Senate in 2005 fresh off a stint in the Illinois state legislature, with next to no record of political accomplishment. He may be elected mainly because, in Colin Powell's word, he is thought to be "transformational." One may hope so.

By not bothering to look very deeply at the details beneath either candidate's governing proposals, the media have created a lot of downtime to take free kicks at Gov. Palin. My former colleague, Tunku Varadarajan, has compiled a glossary of Palin invective, and I've added a few: "Republican blow-up doll," "idiot," "Christian Stepford wife," "Jesus freak," "Caribou Barbie," "a dope," "a fatal cancer to the Republican Party," "liar," "a national disgrace" and "her pretense that she is a woman."

Henninger notes with dripping sarcasm:
If as Joe Biden suggests the U.S. is likely to be tested by a foreign enemy next year, who of the following would you rather have dealing with it in the Oval Office: Nancy (of Damascus) Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Edwards, Joe (the U.S. drove Hezbollah out of Lebanon) Biden, Mike Huckabee, Geraldine Ferraro, Tom DeLay, Jimmy Carter or Sarah Palin?
My pick? Gov. Palin, surely the most grounded, common-sense person on that list of prime-time politicians.

The despicable guttersnipes rounding on Sarah Palin range from hoity-toity Upper East Side Rockefeller Republicans like David Brooks and Peggy Noonan to loathsome sewer rodents and cucaracha ethnics like Rangel and Olberman and sport-of-nature Maddow---the Air America of cable TV. All impugning Palin on all levels, from being "vulgar" from a divorced childless crone socialite like Noonan who probably hates Palin's large family to odious idiots like Tweety Bird, Odorboy, and a whole gauntlet of careerist climbers like Andiarrhea Mitchell---who want to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom. But Lorne Michaels [and surprisingly Annette Bening] have different takes on Palin, despite political differences:
Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of "Saturday Night Live," lives on the forward wave of American life. This week he gave his view of Sarah Palin to "I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she's had a huge impact. People connect to her."

Hmm.... Lorne ain't sayin' that to win friends on Manhattan Island, a cemetery of mummified political fossils. Or in the Loony-Tune LA Basin, populated by people with cartoons between their ears.

1 comment :

knowitall said...

I haven't heard much of SNL lately, guess they don't have any material worthy of being talked about. What will all that favored the liberal illuminati in the media have to do now.