Sunday, September 14, 2008

Separated at Birth

I stated last week that I thought Tina Fey would make a good Sarah Palin characiture. It was a no-brainer really, considering her looks. I have to say, her accent and mannerisms are spot on! The skit is pretty funny, especially Hillary as the bitter loser.

Update: Hulu video did not fit into new template borders. Here is a link to the video.

Funny, except most SNL viewers probably accept the mistruths portrayed as fact. Here are some of them:

Myth: Sarah Palin said God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago.

Truth: It started with a blogger posting fake qoutes. The media took it from there. Good fact checking there. Here is CNN itself debunking this one. Apparently Matt Damon was fooled. His quotes went something like this ... "Matt Damon, er, uh, Matt, um, er, uh, Damon". I'll still watch his movies. Here is snopes.

Perception: Sarah Palin didn't know what the Bush Doctrine was when questioned by Charlie Gibson

Reality: Charlie Gibson didn't know what the Bush Doctrine was when questioning Sarah Palin. Charles Krauthammer, the man who coined the "phrase", sums it up pretty good here. Sorry Charlie (Gibson), you lost me at "exact words".

Perception: Sarah Palin's answer when questioned on her foriegn policy experience was something to the tune of "You can see Russia from Alaska!".

Reality: Her full answer was edited out. The quote that was aired is riduculous. The unedited transcript gives a little more perspective. Edited portion in bold type.

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

GIBSON: What insight does that give you into what they’re doing in Georgia?

PALIN: Well, I’m giving you that perspective of how small our world is and how important it is that we work with our allies to keep good relation with all of these countries, especially Russia. We will not repeat a Cold War. We must have good relationship with our allies, pressuring, also, helping us to remind Russia that it’s in their benefit, also, a mutually beneficial relationship for us all to be getting along.

In summary, Tina Fey is hot. So is Sarah Palin.

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