The Closest to Politics That I’ll Get

The CPA and I taped the Saturday Night Live show so we could fast forward through the commercials during a later viewing (the best way to watch tv, I might add).  I don’t usually watch SNL because I’m not really a fan.  I liked the older shows with the big stars (before they were big) such as Steve Martin and Dan Akroyd.  But a lot of the skits we saw this weekend just weren’t funny.  They were kind-of silly actually.  Except for the Sarah Palin skit.

That’s the whole reason we watched actually.  Well, us and about 20 million others I am sure.  Tina Fey – she really nailed it, didn’t she?  I mean she’s got the accent and the gestures, the whole bit.  It’s pretty funny to watch her just because of the similarities.  But the thing that amazed me about the skits was just how calm Sarah Palin was.  She walked out on the stage and she acted like she did the comedy thing for a living.  Granted she didn’t say a lot, but she didn’t seem nervous and she didn’t take herself too seriously. 

My point in bringing this is up is not to get into a political discussion or to talk about how I’m voting in the election.  Rather, it is to say that you could not pay me enough money to be in Governor Palin’s shoes right now.  I realize that when someone runs for political office, especially for the second highest office in the land, they probably know they’re going to get some stuff thrown at them.  But really – how does she do it?  How does she hold her head up and go out there knowing that people are just going to laugh and poke fun at the way she walks or the things she says about Russia or the way she shoots a gun (or perhaps just the fact that she shoots a gun). 

I’m not saying that the jokes aren’t funny because I laugh at some of them too.  I’m just saying that it takes some serious backbone to be able to look past all of the ribbing and all of the condemnation from people whom you’ve never met.  I don’t know how she does it. 

I do know that there’s not enough money in the world to make me want to be in her shoes. 

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Alzo - October 21, 2008 - 2:44 pm

I agree. It is hard not to like someone who can make fun of themselves. It takes a lot to get out there and put yourself through all of the ridicule and under the microscope. I admire anyone, from either party, who has the courage to run for office at any time, but especially now, when the challenges are so great.

admin - October 21, 2008 - 2:51 pm

Hi Alzo – I know, I may not agree with their politics or solutions, but you’ve got to admire their poise and confidence if nothing else!

Fiance of Odie - October 21, 2008 - 4:38 pm

Odie and I looked up last Saturday’s SNL and I thought it was brillant that Palin went on there herself. Smart move.

admin - October 21, 2008 - 6:03 pm

yeah, it was a pretty smart move

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