I had glanced over some news article titles/briefings over the last couple of days regarding Saturday Night Live’s parody of Sarah Palin, but didn’t check it out until reading about it in the Inside-Out China blog. I must say I agree with Xujun that Tina Fey is superb. Hey, Senator McCain, are you sure you picked the right running mate?
Ideally, I would only need to comment on Sarah Palin once here and no more. I should start by saying that she demonstrated a greater adherence to integrity and principle than most of the politicians I have read/heard about. Just do the math: on the numbers of babies born with the Down Syndrome before and after effective prenatal screening methods were identified, and the percentage of the population that is against elective abortions.
That said, Ms. Palin assuredly followed in the images/stereotypes of Dan Quayle and George W. Bush (and perhaps much more so). Her selection on the ticket is a disservice to half of the human beings on earth. But, I don’t necessarily blame her for it. This is a mistake mainly caused by you know who that selected her. This case is not unlike Harriet Miers’ brief nomination to be a Supreme Court justice (and perhaps much more so). Ms. Miers is at least acknowledged as a competent and successful lawyer; She just doesn’t have any background in the constitution law.
Along this line, the readers might also find this article about a retrospective review of an adoring book on George W. Bush’s presidential leadership genius written in 2002, penned by Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and organizer of the Ig Nobel prize, hmmm, fun.
PS: Greetings after a month long absence due to a long vacation in China and Thailand. It’s nice to be back at home. But to be honest, I didn’t really want to come back, from the vacation that is. 🙂 Anyway, this is a light post and not exactly China related. Please excuse me. I just want to say “hi”.
It’s nice to see new features and continued improvements in the blog. Thanks CLC, for all the hard and valuable work in running this site. It’s also nice to see some new names in the comments section. (I have to admit that I am hardly able to catch up with all the posting and comments yet; I dread reading those post with 3 digit comments. Ahhh.)