NBC is running a collection of their skits for this campaign season, still on here on the West Coast. Of course these include their sketches making fun of Sarah Palin. They've also had new bits with the presidential candidates, or at least just McCain & Palin so far, speaking in between, as well as SNL cast members portraying them (In the latter case, Clinton & Edwards).
About 10 minutes ago was Sarah Palin, the actual one. And halfway through she changed from being more or less a good-natured good sport about it and, in a tone of voice that was anything but good-natured, or joking, said that once she's sworn in on January 20, she will try to get NBC's broadcast license revoked. This was not put in any way one could call a joke. It was a direct threat, of a kind one probably sees more often in South American countries. Venezuela, say.
I wonder if she realizes that she might be the first vice-presidential candidate to directly threaten a broadcast organization, or how stupid it is to do it the day before the election while they still have the power to report. I wonder if she realizes this only makes those she frightens more motivated to vote against her tomorrow. And finally, I wonder if she realizes how much, between this and her remarks the other day that press criticism of her is a violation of her first amendment rights, this reveals about her petty, quasi-fascist views of how government should be run. I wonder when this was taped.
Perhaps she felt she could slip this through here and be able to later claim that, because it's SNL, of course she was joking.
In any case, even more reason to vote against her. She's not just laughable. She is vindictive and does not like being laughed at.
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson