Monday, September 15, 2008

Tina Fey on "SNL": Umm, wow

The two — appearing as Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton — delivered a message about sexism, an issue, Poehler/Clinton noted, "I'm surprised to hear people suddenly care about." Not surprisingly, the sketch, seen above, was both funny and painful because the things coming out of Fey's mouth were not so dissimilar to the boneheaded things that have emerged from the real Palin's maw.

If only...

Tina Fey were running for office and whatsername was a TV sports reporter again.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Biden: The silence is Deafening

I think Joe Biden’s attack with the best one possible–he pointed out how condescending she was, and he did it in a gender-neutral way (i.e., he didn’t say, “Wow, what a bitch.”).

With all those caveats in place, here’s my take: Her speech isn’t going to age well, and it IS going to age, because they’re going to keep her out of the spotlight as much as possible, so we’re going to see clips of it over and over again. A trash-talking ex-beauty-queen may seem hip at first, but it’s going to get really old really fast, especially when people hear Joe Biden reminding them that they all know a Sarah Palin in their lives, and the memories aren’t likely to be fond ones.