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SNL Palin Incest Skit Actually Bashed NYT

At least that’s the way we read it.

From Saturday Night Live:

NEW YORK TIMES

~ James/Fred/Will/Bill/Darrell/Andy/Jason/ Kenan/Kristen/Bobby/Casey/Higgins/
Extras
(w/VT)

(OPEN ON: VT: EXT. NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING)
(SFX: STREET NOISE)
(SUPER L/3: OFFICES OF THE NEW YORK TIMES)
(SUPER L/3: SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2008)
JAMES (O.C.)
Alright!
(DISS. TO: LIVE: INT. LARGE MEETING ROOM. DEFINITELY NOT FANCY. FOLDING CHAIRS, ETC. LOST OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING OUR CAST, ARE IN THE ROOM)
JAMES (CONTD)
Alright, everybody. I’d like to begin.
(SUPER DEKO L/3: PETER CONNOLLY – ASSIGNMENT EDITOR, “NEW YORK TIMES”)
JAMES (CONTD)
Now, you all know why you’re here. You are, quite simply, the fifty finest investigative reporters in journalism today. Thanks to your work, it was The New York Times that broke the story about our government’s secret program to track terrorist finances overseas. A program so secret that, until our series, even Al Qaeda didn’t know about it! Great work on that one, Dennis.
(GROUP APPLAUDS)
HIGGINS
(FROM WAY IN THE BACK)
I had some help.
JAMES
But we don’t coast on reputation here. We are The New York Times. And in Sarah Palin, we’ve got a Vice Presidential candidate about whom we know virtually nothing.
KRISTEN
I’d like to know if she’s ever been a member of a golf club that doesn’t admit women. No wait, forget that. That makes no sense.
JAMES
Quite alright, Tandalea.
Yes? Stephen?
BOBBY
What about the husband, Todd? You know he’s doing those daughters. Come on! It’s Alaska!
(MURMURS OF AGREEMENT IN THE ROOM)
JAMES
He very well could be. Admittedly, there is no evidence of that. But significantly, there is no convincing evidence to the contrary. And these are just some of the lingering questions about Governor Palin. That’s why, in a few days, all fifty of you are going to Alaska!
(THE GROUP CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)
KENAN
Peter, do you really need me on this? I’m still working on the sub-prime mortgage piece.
JAMES
James, that piece can wait. Lehman Brothers isn’t going anywhere.
(HE CONTINUES, TO GROUP)
Now I know that none of you have ever been to Alaska.
JAMES (CONTD)
In fact, the vast majority of you have never been any place other than Manhattan Island, Sag Harbor, and Los Angeles.
DARRELL
I fell asleep on the “E” Train once. I ended up in Queens.
JAMES
Yes. I’ve heard that story.
DARRELL
That’s why everyone here calls me “Queens.” “Queens” Gillespie.
JAMES
Indeed. Now, if you’re going to operate in Alaska under the radar – incognito, so to speak – you’ll
have to become familiar with their culture and lifestyle.
(JAMES WALKS OVER TO THE DOOR, OPENS IT, AND LEANS OUT INTO THE HALL)
JAMES (CONTD)
Ted?
(JASON APPEARS AND JAMES LEADS HIM INTO THE ROOM)
JAMES (CONTD)
This is Ted Boucher. He’s on the Foreign Desk, but in the late 80’s, he spent one summer as a reporter with the Anchorage Daily News. So he knows more about Alaska than anyone the Times has ever heard of. Over the next five days, he’s going to teach you all you need to know to blend in with the locals. Ted?
JASON
Thanks, Peter. Alright. To start, why don’t we go around the room, and you can tell me your names.
ANDY
Ari Schenkman.
JASON
Uh-huh.
ASIAN EXTRA
Wuquiu Xuanzang.
JASON
Great.
FRED
Karl Marx.
JASON
Really? Okay.
INDIAN EXTRA
Priyaranjan Bhattacharjee.
JASON
Okay. Do you have a nickname?
INDIAN EXTRA
Pilavullakandi.
JASON
Super.
CASEY
Victorine Kopelman-D’Angelo. It’s hyphenated.
JASON
Wow! That’s a mouthful.
(GENTLY)
In Alaska, I would go with
Vicky D’Angelo.
CASEY
In New York, I would sue you for sexual harassment.
JAMES
She’s not kidding. She’s sued me.
(RAISING THREE FINGERS)
Three times!

JASON
(CHANGING THE SUBJECT)
Okay. You know what? Let’s talk a bit about the state itself. The first thing to know is that Alaska is very, very big. Yes?
HIGGINS
(FROM WAY IN THE BACK)
Bigger than Pennsylvania?
JASON
Oh yes.
(ASTONISHED MURMURING AROUND THE ROOM)
JASON (CONTD)
So transportation is really important. Now is there anyone here who can not drive a stick?
(EVERY SINGLE HAND GOES UP)
JASON (CONTD)
(PRETENDING NOT TO BE TROUBLED BY THIS)
Okay. Not a problem. Now does anyone here not have a
drivers license?
(EVERY SINGLE HAND GOES UP, THIS TIME JASON IS MORE CONCERNED)
JASON (CONTD)
Okay. This, I guess, I didn’t expect. I have to ask: How did you all plan to get around?
(NUMEROUS HANDS GO UP)
Because there aren’t any taxis.
(THE HANDS GO DOWN)
JASON (CONTD)
Alright. No biggie. We can deal with this. Yes?
WILL
I notice you haven’t yet said anything about Polar Bear attacks. Is there a certain time of day when such attacks are most frequent? And how do ordinary Alaskans deal with Polar Bear attacks in their daily lives?
JASON
You don’t have to worry about Polar Bears. They’re all way up on the Arctic slope, so the only place you’ll see one is a zoo. Now let’s talk about Alaskan culture. Who can tell me what this is?
(JASON HOLDS UP A LARGE “ART CARD” WITH A PHOTO OF A DOUBLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN, WITH BREECH OPEN, AGAINST A BLANK BACKGROUND)
(CUT TO : C.U.: CARD)
CASEY
A revolver?
JASON
No.
ANDY
A semi-automatic assault weapon?
JASON
No.
BILL
(VERY CONFIDENTLY)
I believe the precise technical term would be a .357 magnum. More commonly, a “zip gun,” or “derringer.”
JASON
No. No it isn’t.
BILL
Really?
JASON
It’s a shotgun.
BILL
I’m not altogether certain that’s correct.
JASON
Yes. It is.
JAMES
Howland, I think Ted may be right.
BILL
Then we’ll agree to disagree.
WILL
Question.
JASON
Yes.
WILL
Exactly how secure are Alaska’s zoos? Specifically, with regard to Polar Bear escapes? And, does the state of Alaska maintain a special hotline number for this type of situation?
JASON
You are not going to be attacked by a Polar Bear. You’re more
likely to get struck by lightning. Any other questions? Yes?
FRED
Neither of my therapists like being called at home after midnight. So because of the four-hour time difference, I will need a referral for at least two local psychiatrists in Alaska. Possibly more.
JASON
That might not be possible. As I understand it, there is only one licensed psychoanalyst in the entire state.
FRED
Honestly?
JASON
I believe so.
(FRED APPEARS STRICKEN WITH PANIC)
JAMES
(ADDRESSING GROUP)
Everyone? Listen up. If there is any reporter here who, because of this, feels that he cannot commit to six weeks in Alaska, I would certainly understand.
(BEAT)
(NINETEEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING FRED, DARRELL, AND THE CHINESE EXTRA, GET UP TO LEAVE. AS THEY FILE OUT, JAMES FILLS WITH “I’M SO SORRY,” “I SIMPLY DIDN’T KNOW,” “I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY,” ETC.)
JASON
Alright, who can tell me what this is?
(JASON HOLDS UP “ART CARD” OF SNOWMOBILE AGAINST BLANK BACKGROUND)
(CUT TO: C.U.: CARD)
ANDY
Is it some kind of “baptizing” machine?
JASON
No.
CASEY
Could it be a crucifix?
JASON
No.
INDIAN EXTRA
Is it a semi-automatic assault weapon?
JASON
No.
BILL
(AGAIN, QUITE SELF-ASSURED)
I believe what we’re looking at is a Nordic Track. Possibly a
prototype, certainly an early-generation
model, such as the A-5.
JASON
No it’s not. It’s what in most of the country is called a “snowmobile,” but in Alaska is known as a “snow machine.”
BILL
I frankly have my doubts that.
JASON
(IGNORING BILL)
Don’t go calling it a snowmobile up there, or you’ll give yourself away. That is, if by some chance, you have not done so already. Yes?
BOBBY
As a person whose gender is currently in transition, I was wondering if Alaska has any public facilities catering to
pre-op transsexuals?
JASON
(REALLY STUMPED)
Wow. Wow. Okay. I can’t say for sure. But if I had to guess, I would guess that it does not.
JAMES
Again, if you or any other reporter in your situation
feels this might present an undue hardship…we would certainly understand.
(BEAT)
(ANOTHER TWELVE PEOPLE, INCLUDING BOBBY, KRISTEN, THE INDIAN EXTRA, AND TWO PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS GET UP TO LEAVE)
(JAMES COVERS THEIR EXIT WITH “I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND,” “NO APOLOGIES NECESSARY,” “IN YOUR PLACE, I WOULD DO THE SAME,” ETC. THERE ARE NOW ONLY FIVE REPORTERS LEFT. ANDY, KENAN, BILL, CASEY AND WILL)
JASON
You have a question?
WILL
I do.
JASON
Is it about polar bears?
WILL
In an indirect way, yes.
JASON
Go ahead.
WILL
Suppose, for the sake of argument, a polar bear made its way to downtown Anchorage, and to the lobby of the Econolodge where I’m staying. Is Alaskan hotel security equipped to deal with a scenario such as this? In your answer, please be specific.
JASON
Okay. Even if a polar bear were somehow able to get past the front desk undetected, and onto an elevator, and then managed to hit the button for your floor…what makes you think it would go straight to the room you’re in?
WILL
What if it followed the scent of my Thai delivery food?
JASON
Then, you’ll be relieved to know that, in Alaska, there is no Thai delivery.
(ANDY AND KENAN GLANCE AT EACH OTHER WITH REALIZATION. THEY GET UP AND BEGIN TO LEAVE)
JAMES
(AS THEY EXIT: “IT’S ALRIGHT. I UNDERSTAND. I SHOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING.”)
JAMES (CONTD)
(TO CASEY, BILL AND WILL)
How ’bout you three? Are you still on board?
(CASEY, WILL AND BILL NOD)
BILL
We are if you are, boss.
(DISS. TO: VT: BLACK SCREEN)
(MUSIC: UNDER)
(CASEY’S PICTURE APPEARS WITH THE FOLLOWING IN TYPE)
HIGGINS (V.O.)(SOT)
Victorine Kopelman-D’Angelo successfully sued the town of Denali, Alaska for seventy million dollars, resulting from her slip-and-fall at an
ice-fishing tournament, where she was investigating a rumor about Governor Palin’s childhood membership in 4-H.
(VT CONTD: PICTURE OF WILL. THE FOLLOWING APPEARS IN TYPE)
HIGGINS (V.O.)(SOT)(CONTD)
On his second day in Alaska, Eric Nyman was attacked and killed by a Polar Bear. Moments later, his mangled remains were struck by lightning.
(VT CONTD: PICTURE OF BILL. THE FOLLOWING APPEARS IN TYPE)
HIGGINS (V.O.)(SOT)(CONTD)
In 2009, Howland Gwathmey Moss, V. was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his Times series on unproven,
HIGGINS (V.O.)(SOT)(CONTD)
yet un-disproven incest in the Palin family.
(VT CONTD: ARTICLE FROM INSIDE PAGE OF NEW YORK TIMES. A SINGLE HEADLINE RUNS ACROSS THE WHOLE PAGE: “IN A SMALL ALASKA TOWN, DOUBTS STILL LINGER.” BELOW IT IN A TWO-DECK HEADLINE, “WHILE NO DIRECT EVIDENCE OF INCEST IN PALIN FAMILY EMERGES, COUNTER EVIDENCE REMAINS AGONIZINGLY ELUSIVE”)
HIGGINS (V.O.)(SOT)(CONTD)
Sadly, he was to die 3 months later, run over by a snow machine, driven by a Polar Bear.
(OUT)

Judging from the reactions on the right, perhaps something got lost in translation.

Of course conservatives are so used to Saturday Night Live doing PR for the Democrats, some don’t recognize when SNL breaks form and does a hilarious satire making fun of the New York Times.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 22nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

26 Responses to “SNL Palin Incest Skit Actually Bashed NYT”

  1. platypus says:

    Are we absolutely certain that this skit was not written word-for-word from a recording of a New York Times staff meeting?

  2. wardmama4 says:

    -‘What about the husband, Todd? You know he’s doing those daughters. Come on! It’s Alaska!
    What about the husband, Todd? You know he’s doing those daughters. Come on! It’s Alaska! ‘-

    Now close your eyes and just imagine if this read: What about the husband Barack? You know he’s doing those daughters. Come on! It’s Chicago!-

    Yes, let’s just imagine that for a second. This is purely and simply disgusting and needs to be stopped right now. (Had that been left out- the skit could have been an actual meeting of the NYTs meeting I am sure)

  3. 1sttofight says:

    Wait, Wait!!! I thought it was Sarah who was having the incestous relationship with the oldest son, Track and got pregnant and that is why he joined the Army so he wouldn’t have to marry his mother.

    I am so confused…

    Is the incestous part really any worse than the gazillion other debunked lies about the Palin family that are still floating around cyberspace?

  4. Exeter says:

    Overall, I think it was a great lampoon of the MSM, to which I have to add, “It’s about frigging time!” Still, wardmama has a point about the Palin smear – even as a joke, it would never fly if it was leveled at a Democrat. It’s almost as if SNL is telling the NYT: “C’mon, guys – you know whose side we’re REALLY on!”

  5. The Redneck says:

    Wardmama, I disagree. I think part of the joke is to demonstrate just how low (and how stupidly) the NYT is willing to sink.

    In the last decade or so, the NYT has become more vulgar than funny–and I’m a pretty vulgar person myself, but vulgarity doesn’t replace actual humor. I’ve compared it to a bunch of eight-year-old kids sitting in a treehouse. One whispers “damn” and the the others giggle. A second says “shit!” and the others giggle. Finally, one says “… …fuck!” and everyone stares at him in shock for a moment before they collapse into laughter. Make them 38-year-olds, expand the vulgarity, and that’s SNL in a nutshell.

    Every now and then, however, they really pull off a good one, and this is one of those times.

  6. Jeanie says:

    Now we have a group of adults, in their quest to be “funny”, and get a political jab out there…..gang up , not only on a father….but his daughters. What in Gods name is going on with all of this? It’s insane, and disgusting.

    Sandra Bernhard threatening gang rape, incest being used under the guise of comedy. Not only should all of these comments be taken seriously, I think several of these bloggers, and groups and individuals be taken in for some psychiatric evaluation.

    Good job to the writers there. You can now consider yourselves child abusers.

    *note the sarcasm*

  7. BillK says:

    I have to agree with SG – this is a hilarious piece that makes the NYT look bad.

    Look at it again – it makes the NYT look like the effete liberals they are with absolutely no real life experience or experience anywhere outside their Manhattan neighborhoods who have no qualms about throwing around outrageous claims against Republicans with no proof whatsoever.

    What makes the bit for me, though, is this line:

    You are, quite simply, the fifty finest investigative reporters in journalism today. Thanks to your work, it was The New York Times that broke the story about our government’s secret program to track terrorist finances overseas. A program so secret that, until our series, even Al Qaeda didn’t know about it! Great work on that one, Dennis.

    Admitting the Treason Times is just that.

    Obviously since the NYT is in bed with the Obama campaign, some type of inverse satire simply wouldn’t have worked.

    Take a step back and look at the whole piece folks, not just the incest angle – or perhaps that the left loves to throw around accusations about subjects like sexual crimes and being disabled in a haphazard way that completely makes a lie of their expressed viewpoint that certain issues should never be a joke.

  8. Moonspinner says:

    I never watch SNL, but after reading this transcript it really is a slap at the New York Times. LOL It is a funny skit too. From everything I heard about the skit I was expecting it to be all about incest in the Palin family and that was the whole skit. It in fact is a skit about the tactics used by the NYT to spread rumors, lies and falsehoods about the Palin family. Plus it hilariously skewers the “journalists”. I can imagine a lot of what is in the skit probably was actually said in the newsroom of the NYT too. Plus SNL took a dig at the Pulitzer Prize as the skit shows The Prize being awarded to the NYT story of “unproven” incest in the Palin Family. Yep, SNL nailed it.

  9. dulcimergrl says:

    Another vote for “funny” here on the left coast. The NYT really comes off looking like a bunch of idiots with this sketch.

  10. BillK says:

    I must temper my comments a bit, as I just watched the sketch as broadcast, at least on the West Coast, and all of the following dialogue was actually cut or otherwise deleted from the sketch:

    Thanks to your work, it was The New York Times that broke the story about our government’s secret program to track terrorist finances overseas. A program so secret that, until our series, even Al Qaeda didn’t know about it! Great work on that one, Dennis.
    (GROUP APPLAUDS)
    HIGGINS
    (FROM WAY IN THE BACK)
    I had some help.
    JAMES
    But we don’t coast on reputation here. We are The New York Times.

    A move that makes the piece much less critical of the Times and thus its interpretation more open to anyone who may have been offended by the initial incest reference.

    Also, this piece of ending VO (and accompanying on-screen text) was changed:

    HIGGINS (V.O.)(SOT)
    Victorine Kopelman-D’Angelo successfully sued the town of Denali, Alaska for seventy million dollars, resulting from her slip-and-fall at an
    ice-fishing tournament, where she was investigating a rumor about Governor Palin’s childhood membership in 4-H.

    To:

    Victorine Kopelman-D’Angelo successfully sued the town of Denali, Alaska for seventy million dollars, when in the course investigating a rumor about Governor Palin’s childhood membership in 4-H, a local School Board member called her “Sweetie.”

    Not as important, but to be complete, this bit was also changed:

    JASON
    (CHANGING THE SUBJECT)
    Okay. You know what? Let’s talk a bit about the state itself. The first thing to know is that Alaska is very, very big. Yes?
    HIGGINS
    (FROM WAY IN THE BACK)
    Bigger than Pennsylvania?
    JASON
    Oh yes.

    To:

    JASON
    (CHANGING THE SUBJECT)
    Okay. You know what? Let’s talk a bit about the state itself. The first thing to know is that Alaska is very, very big. Yes?
    HIGGINS
    (FROM WAY IN THE BACK)
    Bigger than Queens?
    JASON
    Oh yes.

  11. kakypat says:

    I thought the skit was a hoot!

    The skit on the whole showed just how out of touch with mainstream America they are. To me, the mention of incest because “it’s Alaska” showed the mindset of the typical arrogant elitist lib.

  12. Kilmeny says:

    I can understand the controversy since it has been years since it ever occurred to anyone that SNL can be funny. Including their own writers.

  13. lnz says:

    when i first heard about this skit i only knew about the incest, but after actually reading it… that was good. who would have thought it would take snl to point out the stupidity of the msm.

  14. Icarus says:

    SNL writers over heard behind closed doors while planning the Palin skit.
    Obama & Oprah also attended and thus the SNL writers didn’t get a word in.

    Oprah: “Hey, how do we hammer these conservatives and their lipstick oinky Queen, without being called bias and mean spirited by the conservative watchdogs out there?”

    Obama: “I got an idea…why don’t we contrive a skit; that if need be can be defended as ridiculing the New York Times, all the while were gorging on Palin meat!”

    Oprah: “that won’t work; the demographic that SNL caters too will never realize that were mocking the NY Times, they’ll just see us disparaging and hammering away at the Palin’s – they’ll never get it” “SNL has never been that deep” “Show is on at 11:30 on a Saturday night, most people have a had a few or more by then…this will never work!”

    Obama: “Exactly my point O; the vast majority who tune in are under 30; able to vote and make a difference in the election, yet shallow enough to not notice anything more profound in it” “after all it’s a late night comedy skit”

    Oprah: “ya.ya oh ya!” “ooooooooooooooooh”

    Obama: “ and the best part is…….If we get attacked by the right, we’ll just use the facade for the skit; the NYT backdrop… as our argument in defence!”

    Oprah: “it’s freaking brilliant!”

    Obama: “We’ll say… no no no…..we are mocking the NYT…. not the Palin’s!”
    “You conservatives are wacky! Hahahha!”

    Oprah: “It’s brilliant… no one will ever know” “you are a god O !”

    Has it worked?

  15. BillK says:

    Icarus, I think you’re completely off base here.

    The more I watch the bit, the more I realize that the incest reference not only is the typical thing the NYT would do, but it also shows quite clearly what NYT reporters probably think Alaskans are really like.

    Nope – this was a brilliant hit on NYT reporters that many conservatives are just wrong to being upset over – sort of like McCain’s (IMHO stupid) assertion that Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” reference was a reference to Palin.

    And yes, I think el Rushbo (gasp!) has it wrong on this one, too.

    IMHO if there’s something to be upset about from the weekend other than the antics of the Obama camp, it’s that the Emmy producers included Tim Russert (and for that matter, George Carlin twice) but left Tony Snow out of their “In Memoriam” reel.

  16. Clarissimus says:

    Thanks for the video. I was disappointed they left out the al-Qaida line but it really was enjoyable to watch. The NYT has truly become a national joke when even SNL is mocking them.

  17. imnewatthis says:

    I watched it on Saturday night and thought it was hysterical.

  18. brad says:

    Anything Al Franken is involved with constitutes a rushed 7th grade quality skit. He did a ridiculous video beating down Conservative critics of his released book, and I couldn’t help thinking, “This is a professional comedian?” Watch this crazy man’s video here:
    http://wm.amazon.usa.speedera.net/wm.amazon.usa/books/AMAZON_V6_crop_300k.wmv
    Stewart Smalley didn’t even generate so much as a smirk with me, and I love comedy.

    This skit in particular wanted to do two things:
    1. Make another jab at Palin’s family. (remember Obama? Leave my wife alone!)
    2. Make fun of Alaska as bumpkins, and culture-less shotgun wielding hillbillies, riding snowmobiles etc.
    3. Depict Alaska as barren as the moon, and therefore Palin has no ability to lead “real” people.

    Yes, I get the arrogant neuroticism of New Yorkers, and their lack of knowledge of fly-over country. They are using that vague group mentality to make direct insults to individuals, Palin and her family.
    But when did incest jokes ever get laughs? Who thought that Palin and incest would be funny?

  19. artboyusa says:

    I’m astonished and amazed – an SNL skit that’s actually funny. Great Belushi’s ghost – who’d have believed it?

  20. Icarus says:

    Okay I’ll admit I may be off base somewhat…but not completely.

    I have a 24 year old; and the foremost impression he and his friends were left with is that Alaska is off on another planet where incest is possible; and of course no Thai delivery or cabs. Many in the media; (like Rush – who I respect) feel the same. And although the Todd Palin incest exchange was only a 15 second part of the bit, it was appalling and totally unnecessary – generating a reaction of disgust from many …which is what it was meant to do. Why?

    So there we have it Alaska is a barren wasteland out of touch with the rest of the nation and is the home of our possible VP, whose husband may be committing incest. It’s a backwards place; you can’t get a taxi, no Thai delivery, etc. It’s not like us!!!
    Therefore I believe that many under 30 will take out of it; that Alaska is not like the rest of the U.S; it’s to be ridiculed… So what can Sarah Palin really know about running a nation (heartbeat away) .

    Once again I have to reiterate that the incest line had no place what’s-so-ever in the skit, considering the circumstances, what their daughter (whole family) is being put through in the media.

    We’ll agree to disagree.

  21. wardmama4 says:

    Having lived in KY for a number of years – I have a few, uhmm, hillbilly/trailer trash jokes – the point of jokes/humor is a grain of truth (i.e. what is the similarity of a divorce and a tornado in KY? – Someone is fixin to lose a trailer- yuck, yuck, yuck) You get my point – so tell me (beyond the Palin dig, which I get from all those on the left) what is funny about incest? At all?

    And tell me what is inclusive, uniting and healing about this kind of ad campaign, humor and commentary? It is worse than politics as usual – it is personal attacks, insinuation and defamation.

    And it should not be allowed or tolerated for any reason at all – even to slime the well deserving NYTimes.

  22. The Redneck says:

    So there we have it Alaska is a barren wasteland out of touch with the rest of the nation and is the home of our possible VP, whose husband may be committing incest. It’s a backwards place; you can’t get a taxi, no Thai delivery, etc. It’s not like us!!!

    Where you’re likely to be attacked by polar bears.

    I live in a place where you can’t get a cab or thai delivery, and if there are any psychoanalysts in Alabam I don’t know them and don’t want to, where people have shotguns and it’s too warm for snowmobiles but there are plenty of four-wheel drives.

    To assume these things mean “a barren wasteland out of touch with the rest of the nation” says more about you, I think, than it does about the skit.

    I bo think the “lipstick on a pig” comment was a crack on Palin (seriously, how often does Obama use that term? Ever? And how often do crowds laugh raucuously at banal clichés?), but the incest thing was pretty obviously a crack on the slime at the Times, not the Palins.

  23. 1sttofight says:

    IMO the incest bit was there to show just how out of touch with reality the NYT’s really is.

    The vast majority of Americans do not live in NYC.

    BTW, WTF is tai food?

  24. Icarus says:

    To assume these things mean “a barren wasteland out of touch with the rest of the nation” says more about you, I think, than it does about the skit.

    Well what’s it say about me doc?

    Re: Todd Palin / Incest bit … and the rest. You obviously have no clue when it comes to psychology.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the skit…it was great! Hope you had a good laugh!

    Do me a favour run the skit through your mind one time…only this time insert you name and state, etc, etc… in place of Todd Palin, the Palin’s, Alaska, etc…

    If you can still laugh at it and see that SNL was only mocking the NYT singularly…. then that tells me a lot about you as well!!!!

  25. The Redneck says:

    Thai food is food from Thailand. Never actually had any, but apparently it’s very spicy stuff.

    Well what’s it say about me doc?

    It says you didn’t need much convincing.

    Do me a favour run the skit through your mind one time…only this time insert you name and state, etc, etc… in place of Todd Palin, the Palin’s, Alaska, etc…

    And assume the NYT was directing the kind of hatred at me that they direct at Palin? That’s a badge of honor, as I see it.

    If you can still laugh at it and see that SNL was only mocking the NYT singularly…. then that tells me a lot about you as well!!!!

    It tells you that I don’t get offended unless an actual offense has been committed.

    Face it–there are enough real attacks on conservatives out there. There are plenty of liberals actually slandering us, plenty of liberals poring through records trying to find a scandal or something that can be made into a scandal.

    Let’s deal with the real ones and leave the seeing-hate-speech-every-time-our-opponent-opens-his-mouth schtick to the liberals.

  26. The Redneck says:

    Thanks for editing the post–didn’t realize I’d screwed up the ‘blockquote’.

    And the video here is the edited one…. Am I the only one to notice the media on the west coast were willing to edit out the part about the New York Times reporting for al-qaeda, but the part about accusations of incest weren’t deemed censor-worthy?


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