Skip to main content

Sarah Palin's Presidential ambition won't be done in by politicians, polls, or pundits.  Her candidacy will be done in by the comedians.  Today's newspaper section on "Smart Mouths" quoting Letterman, Kimmel, et. al. has this from Jimmy Fallon:

It so cold out there, the writing on Sarah Palin's hand said, "Economy, jobs, put gloves on, stupid."

Sarah's base, the Tea Party, will also eventually lose its momentary ascendency ("shiny new object" for the MSM) because of the comedians. See below the fold.

My newspaper also quotes Letterman's joke.

In New York City this morning, the snow was a tremendous sight.  It was whiter than a Tea Party rally.

The comedians get to tell the truth that "serious" commentators can't, in a way that gets through to people.  Palin's run in 2008 was devastated by humor (mostly Tina Fey) and she's continuing to provide the fodder for ridicule.  I was worried that many people would defend her writing notes on her hand (as an example of her "folksiness"), but now I think she's created "Handgate" for herself. This may dog her career for a long time, like Dan Quayle's spelling mistakes.

Originally posted to nirbama on Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM PST.


Is Palin Dumber Than a Hand Puppet?

53%126 votes
5%12 votes
41%98 votes

| 236 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site