Today’s Sarah Palin eruption on Twitter

There are two or three things that you might not know about Sarah Palin, even at this late date:

  1. She still has a lot of fans. Passionate ones.
  2. They don’t have what most of us would call a “sense of humor.”
  3. They really don’t hesitate to leap to conclusions.

It all started when I saw this Tweet:

The title of the show, which I assure you I have never seen, immediately brought to mind Tina Fey’s hilarious sendup of the ex-governor (possibly because I watched several episodes of “30 Rock” on Netflix over the weekend).

So I reTweeted the item with the following addendum:

As in, I can see Russia from my house!

Which I thought might give someone out there a small — very small — laugh.

The first person who responded was very literal-minded, but reasonable:

He was right, of course — it was neither here nor there. It was a joke about a joke. But wishing to be polite I wrote back,

Then, the floodgates opened.

Wow. Anyway, for any of you who’d like to get a kick out of the original skit — the funniest thing Tina Fey has ever done — once again, here it is…

16 thoughts on “Today’s Sarah Palin eruption on Twitter

  1. Bryan Caskey

    Politics on Twitter is not exactly rational discourse. Remember the Cantina scene in the original Star Wars? Yeah, politics on Twitter is like that.

    For politics stay with a blog. Not as clumsy or random as a Tweet; it’s an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

    1. Bryan Caskey

      Yeah, I know that Han would say that hokey religions and blogs are no match for a good Tweet at your side, kid.

      But we can’t all be Han Solo on Twitter. Shucks, he’s the pilot of the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. He’s outrun outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I’m talking about the big Corellian ships now.

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      What gets me is that anyone would let his or her political views get in the way of seeing the humor in a situation. That skit was fantastic; it fooled me briefly into thinking that SNL had come back from the dead.

      This assessment, of course, had exactly nothing to do with my political views — as evidenced by my support of McCain in that election. And it’s hard for me to imagine someone who vets a joke for its perceived political content before deciding whether to laugh…

  2. Bart

    If you stop and think about it for a moment, it actually makes sense in a strange way. Palin would most certainly help improve ratings for the short run. Can you imagine the exchanges between Whoopi and Sarah on a daily basis? I still wouldn’t watch it but it would prove interesting to say the least.

    1. Kathryn Braun Fenner

      I expect you are, sadly, correct. I bet it will happen over Barbara Walters’ dead body…..maybe literally

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