Prelude to the Republican debates

OK kids, this is probably the way the Republican Pre-presidential debates are going to go…

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SNL VP Debate Video — Tina Fey wins!

My wife tells me that from her sleep she heard me howl at some point, figuring it was during Saturday Night Live. I knew it was during the opening “VP debate” which I’ve embedded below, but couldn’t remember exactly when, simply because the whole thing is eleven minutes long and I was snickering almost the entire time.

If you hadn’t seen it, or you want to see it again, hit play and wait for the commercial to air (sorry, that’s the price we pay these days). “Biden” is good, but we’re all looking for that Palin bit by Tina, and it hasn’t gotten old yet. If you didn’t get a chance to catch the VP debate, some of the mannerisms and jokes won’t hold the same meaning, but that’s what mocking is all about — it works best for people that know what’s being mocked.

Palin: “Gwen, we don’t know if this climate change whozeewhatsit
is manmade,
or if it’s just a natural part of the End of Days.”

And equal time. Okay, not really.

Biden: “Look, I love John McCain. He’s one of my dearest friends.
But at the same time, he’s also dangerously unbalanced.”

But to sum up:
Thank God for Tina Fey. Pay her lots of money.

After watching it, I knew it was the reference to marriage that made me howl — I won’t spoil that, so you have to watch.

It is Sara Palin Week!

Well, not only was Governor Palin lampooned on SNL once again by Tina Fey, but this time with her own words. Seriously, you have to follow the above link to get to the Youtube video (for some reason it didn’t allow for embedding). The full clip can be seen here on NBC/Saturdaynight live’s site.

What really makes this work is the fact that the real news media is yucking it up over the SNL sketch. Here is Wolf Blitzer weighing in on the clip:

Still, even SNL can’t hold a candle to what the rank and file of the Blogisphere is doing to this national joke. Think I’m kidding? then just take a gander at this very funny (if a tad scatological) YouTube video that my darling wife turned me on to juat last night.

It is a real hoot!

This stuff just gets better and better.

The Perfessor

I can see Russia from my house!

Personally, I missed it, but you have probably saw (or have heard by now), in this past Saturday Night Live’s opening episode, SNL Alum Tina Fey briefly returned to the fold to play Sara Palin alongside her Baby Mama costar and SNL regular Amy Poehler to play Sara Palin and Hilary Clinton to deliver an hilarious non-partisan opening monologue.

For those of us who missed it (or those of you who want to see it again). I’ve clipped it and posted it here (If you chose to follow that link to the SNL site, the video happens after a brief commercial). I urge you all to watch it, no matter what your politics, as it is quite funny.

Oh, if you don’t know what a MILF or Flurge are, you can check those links to find out. (If you are at work, you might want to be careful about looking up MILF.)

Oh, and as long as we are talking about Governor Palin, apparently McCain — in his effort to present her as a fiscal conservative — has said about his running mate, that Palin, had not sought earmarks or attempted top acquire special-interest spending from Congress for Alaska as Governor. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, state records show that Gov. Palin has asked U.S. taxpayers to fund $453 million in specific Alaska projects over the past two years.

These projects include more than $130 million in federal funds that would benefit Alaska’s fishing industry and an additional $9 million to help Alaska oil companies. She also has sought $4.5 million to upgrade an airport on a Bering Sea island that has a year-round population of less than 100.

You can see the rest of that story here (free registration required).

The Journal goes on to say:

In fact, in the current fiscal year, she is seeking $197 million for 31 projects, the records show. In the prior year, her first year in office, she sought $256 million for dozens more projects ranging from research on rockfish and harbor-seal genetics to rural sanitation and obesity prevention. By comparison, her predecessor, Gov. Frank Murkowski, sought more than $350 million in his last year in office.

One of those Earmarks was to the controversial “Bridge to Nowhere”:

The McCain campaign has also come under fire for saying on the stump and in TV ads that Gov. Palin killed the controversial “Bridge to Nowhere,” a $223 million earmark linking the mainland to a sparsely populated island. In fact, she supported the project initially and killed it after it was widely criticized and Congress allowed the state to use the funds for other projects.

The Perfessor