Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

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Sarah Palin, muse

William Shatner reads Sarah Palin’s resignation speech as poetry (listen for the bongo drums).

Thanks to Balloon Juice for costing me several minutes of productivity this morning. Though the best commentary is from Gawker:

It’s like Peggy Noonan, Jack London, and William Faulkner wandered into the woods with three buttons of peyote and one typewriter, and only this speech emerged.

And she wrote this speech! In advance, on paper! What does any of it mean? It is amazing. Twenty years ago she could competently descibe a dog race, three years ago she could articulate a position on the abortion issue, and this weekend she composed a resignation speech by throwing culture war stock phrases into a hat and dumping it upside down on a copy of The Paranoid Style in American Politics [ed: great book! really holds up!].

Okay, now I’m going to work.

1 Comment

  1. NBC made YouTube take it down, so here is the official link:
    http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/video/clips/shatner-does-palin-072709/1139665?dst=nbc|widget|NBC%20Video&__source=nbc|widget|NBC%20Video

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