Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Shatner on Palin

William Shatner read a passage from Sarah Palin's farewell speech on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien last night as only he can.

This is the first Sarah Palin bit on a comedy show that hasn't denigrated her in I don't know how long. Conan himself said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I watched it a couple of more times and it suddenly dawned on me this morning it's a poem. It was always meant to be a poem."

Since Alaska is a frontier state it is perhaps fitting that someone who has traversed the final frontier like Captain Kirk should be the one person who can serve as a medium between Palin and the parts of America who do not yet understand her.

Whatever she decides to do Sarah Palin has the makings of a naturalist poet. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. What a line. It's an homage to Mount McKinley.

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