Tis the Season
One thing is for sure about this political season – you couldn’t write some of this drama if you tried. I’ve never been an overly political person, but this year it’s like crack and I just can’t turn away.
Just as fun as the legitimate news, is all the fodder it’s left us for hilarious satire. If you missed the Saturday Night Live skit with Tina Fey (Sarah Palin = spot on) and Amy Poehler (Hillary Clinton), you must be living under a rock! Below is another favorite, “Les Misbarack,” that totally made my day yesterday. Enjoy (note: you may have to refresh the page a few times to get the videos to play) and feel free to add links to your favorites in the comments.
And to my international readers, I must ask – what sense of the US election? the candidates? the coverage? The media is surely never going to critique itself, so I figure this may be as close as I can get to an unbiased opinion.
And to all my traveled readers, is anyone else disturbed by the fact that Sarah Palin has never really traveled (abroad and domestic)? She’s “been to Ireland” – but that was for a fuel stop. She visited troops abroad (but lied about going into Iraq), and nothing against our troops, but is war really a fair view of world relations and how the rest of the world functions? Travel isn’t something for those who lead a charmed life, it’s something that helps open our eyes to the world and how other people live. And call me crazy, but it’s a fundamental view/experience that I’d like someone running my country to have.