Sunday, 6 December 2009

Does Sarah Palin have a sense of humour?


Palin may simply have hired a new speechwriter. From the Christian Science Monitor:

Sarah Palin served up 11-1/2 minutes of gentle gibes aimed at Democrats, the media, the McCain campaign, and herself during an appearance at Saturday evening’s Gridiron12 dinner in Washington. ...

In a nod to the intense media interest in Palin, the Gridiron Club’s board dropped a 100 year old rule – often violated – that comments made at the dinner were off the record and could not be reported. Instead, twittering was allowed, although not during speeches or songs. Palin tweets herself and noted in her dinner remarks that she had “the Twitter thing going.” ...

On the political front, Palin said that “if the election had turned out differently, I could be the one overseeing the signing of bailout checks and Vice President Biden could be on the road selling his book “Going Rogaine.” Biden is known for many things but not a full head of hair. ...

Talking about her bus tour for her book, “Going Rogue,” she said, “the view is so much better inside the bus than under the bus.” ...

The ritual at these dinners calls for self-deprecatory humor and Palin obliged. Being at the dinner meant “at least now I can put a face to the newspapers I do read,” she said, referencing her lack of response to Katie Couric’s question about what
newspapers or magazines she liked to read.

Ummm. Did Palin mean by that she'll be able to put a name to those newspapers she claims to read? Or is she planning to connect faces to what she and her groupies - Michelle Malkin for example - allege to be a vast group of media professionals said to be actively conspiring against Palin?

Update - Ha! I suspected that someone new scripted Palin's speech since it wasn't the usual cobbled together material and improvised ramblin' Sarah is famous for. Complete sentences too. And also. Here, the reporter says that Richard Schnure was hired to write Palin's speech for the evening.

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