Bil Browning

I have Palinitus

Filed By Bil Browning | September 03, 2008 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Weekly Reader
Tags: election 2008, funny videos, Hurricane Gustav, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Robert Rouse, Sarah Palin, Tom Ridge

Wow. Sarah Palin. Hurricane Gustav. Mitt Romney. The Republican convention. Tom Ridge. The plane circling LA with a broken wheel. John McCain.

They're all scary and they've all dominated the news lately. I need a silly break. I need something to giggle at for a minute or two while my mind does a reset and accepts that Tom Ridge will be on TV a lot this week and there's no need to raise the threat level to orange because of it. Want to join me?

Alex sent me this video this morning and it killed me. The Sarah Palin impersonator is spot on and I can completely see Palin "wearing the pants" in that duo. Be careful if you're at work - there's cursing.

iPhone users: Click to watch

More after the jump.

I love the bite in the idea behind this article - God has abandoned the Republicans:

This just in: Hurricane of delicious irony slams Republican National Convention, flooding the streets of Minneapolis/St. Paul with rivers of savage hypocrisy as levees of evangelical denial and sexual confusion overflow into the streets, leaving stunned party members scrambling in vain for shaky moral high ground.

Meanwhile, clever looters smash windows of opportunity and steal valuable quips about underage sex and teen pregnancy, as everyone gets a very unsettling if not downright weird taste of warped pro-gun anti-choice elk-kabob conservative Alaskan family values. YouTube at 11.

And I giggled when I saw this cartoon by The Boston Globe's Dan Wasserman:


As I was typing up this post, a friend sent me this graphic:


Good Lord. They've all still involved: Sarah Palin. Hurrican Gustav. Mitt Romney. The Republican convention. Tom Ridge. The plane circling LA with a broken wheel. John McCain.

Oh wait. I got rid of the hurricane and the plane. I know what will work for the rest of it: three little fish and a big bad shark!

iPhone users: Click to watch

That's my friend Robert's youngun'. Robert writes:

Last night my son came home from school excited. He had read a book from beginning to end and wanted me to video tape him reading the book so he could post it on his blog. Of course, me being who I am, I had to do more than just tape him reading. But I digress. What I am requesting is that if you get a chance, you drop by my kids' blog and leave a comment for Harrison. He may only be six, but he's already starting to appreciate comments.

Go on, leave Harrison a comment. You know you want to congratulate him for a job well done. You'll help lift up a kid.

And queers being kind to kids? Sarah Palin, Tom Ridge, John McCain and Mitt Romney's heads will implode.

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I can't get over how good that Lisa Nova video is.

There are 18 million cracks in that glass ceiling and it's about to start raining shards into the hearts of the American people.

I never really got into her stuff, but this is great.

Holy crap that video is hilarious!

The best part is when she exclaims "Alaska!" when her phone startles her while shooting.

We must be soulmates, Carrie. I always start giggling at "Alaska!" and Jerame keeps looking at me like I'm nuts. I could play that part over and over.


Palin has some very real problems with some real connections with the Alaskan Independence Party which has cecessionist roots and now is a fierce states' rights group that wants to turn all federal lands in Alaska back to the state. What? All Americans don't have a stake in Alaska?

I saw that Palin/McCain fake phone call video elsewhere. It is wickedly good...

That one was pretty good, Bose. Jerame and I giggled all through it.

Oh, crap...this proves it: I need a new computer that'll actually play all these videos (my dinosaur, which is at this point more like a working type writer, can barely download pdfs.) But thanks for the cartoon - that just about sums it up!

Love this! And I can so see her being like that too...