Sunday, October 5, 2008

Get Maverick-y in there

Improbably enough, Jason Sudekis came pretty hard in his send-up of Joe Biden. But, once again, Tina Fey killed last night on SNL.

Here's a sample:
"Gwen, we don't know if this climate change hoozie-what's-it is man-made or if it's just a natural part of the 'End of Days.' But I'm not gonna talk about that I would like to talk about taxes, because with Barack Obama, you're gonna be paying higher taxes. But not with me and my fellow maverick. We are not afraid to get maverick-y in there and ruffle feathers and not got to allow that. And also, too, the great Ronald Reagan."

A link to the rest of the transcript is here, on Jake Tapper's blog.

More than anyone else this fall, Fey has taken some of the meaning out of "maverick." I wonder if Palin was watching the show with the volume up this time around?

UPDATE:, on the real Palin's performance Thursday: "To the contrary, it is hard to count any objective measures by which Biden did not clearly win the encounter. She looked like she was trying to get people to take her seriously. He looked like he was running for vice president. His answers were more responsive to the questions, far more detailed and less rhetorical. On at least 10 occasions, Palin gave answers that were nonspecific, completely generic, pivoted away from the question at hand, or simply ignored it." But other than that, she did fine.

No comments: