Palin pwns Shatner

by CynthiaYockey on December 11, 2009

Alaska’s NBC station KTUU:

HOLLYWOOD — Former Gov. Sarah Palin made a surprise appearance on “The Tonight Show” Friday to poke fun at actor William Shatner, who has repeatedly lampooned Palin’s speaking and writing styles.

Shatner has shown up on “Tonight” several times since it premiered in June with Conan O’Brien as the host to read various Palin missives — from her resignation speech to Tweets to passages from “Going Rogue” — in the style of a beat poet.

He did so again Friday, only this time Palin emerged from backstage after he finished to return the favor, reading excerpts from Shatner’s autobiography.

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Rose December 12, 2009 at 12:51 am

Love it! The nightclubby music, reminiscent of Shatner’s weird nightclubby commercials was a nice touch.
.-= Rose´s last blog ..defend michael =-.

Kelly December 12, 2009 at 5:54 pm

God I love her. She’s so refreshing, not an ounce of Washington elitism in her. Palin 2012! I hope she keeps doing appearances like this…She’ll win over more and more republicans, and eventually appeal to moderates and independents. MSM must be shaking in their progressive boots…

Cynthia Yockey December 12, 2009 at 6:11 pm


I totally agree. The lies that feminists told/tell about her are going to bite them in the ass in a big way. The more people get to know Gov. Palin, the more they are going to like and respect her. Plus, unlike Obama, who has risen in life by getting other people to do his homework while he takes the credit, Gov. Palin has earned her way through life so she knows how to lead.


Kelly December 13, 2009 at 7:53 am

Hi Cynthia – I agree and hope you’re right! I will never understand why so many feminists cannot handle a woman who is incredibly successful in her career, but is also a committed mother and wife (throw in faith, and the radical feminists’ heads spin). It’s pathological hypocrisy. So long as they keep it up, they will motivate more and more people to want exactly what they despise.

And couldn’t agree more: Sarah Palin got to where she is by good old-fashioned hard work. The liberal elite can’t stomach examples of normal, un-anointed people having great success or breaking into arenas that the left desperately wants to control.

Can you imagine if we had an American Dream president, so to speak? And – gasp! – risk teaching the left’s most important voter base – the “victims” – that anyone can achieve anything in this great, free country by taking responsibility for their lives and working hard? If the victims rise above their (fictionalized) victim status (Jesse Jackson’s head might explode trying to stop it by crying racism at every turn), the democrats could never again have a majority. To these elitists, political positions must be held by the chosen, the intellectually superior (in their minds) – those trained in the tactics of creating victims and government dependents, and telling people how they need to live their lives.

To that end, I think the MSM has, unfortunately, been successful enough in portraying Palin as the choice of the non-thinkers, of the mainstream American “simpleton”, those who “cling to their guns and religion” (which reminds, Obama’s disdain for the people he governs should be a crime, and an impeachable one at that). While elitism is far too mild of a word to describe the dangerous affliction of the current administration, I do think it’s a root cause. And I do think it’s the cancer in this Congress. I hope the right is shrewd enough to figure out a way to uncouple intelligence from elitism. As a recovered elitist myself, I’ve come to realize that Gov. Palin has a far higher level of understanding of freedom than I ever had (until I came to my senses and realized there’s no moderate road to truly limited and fiscally-responsible, and thus liberty-enabling government). The right has an elitist problem of its own as well (Lindsay Graham comes to mind, who self congratulates and pays off (left/MSM-created) guilt by supporting cap and tax to save earth, which we greedy humans are killing by audaciously eating hamburgers and doing selfish things like flying home to see our families over the holidays, oh, and exhaling). If the right can somehow chip away the myth of elitism and expose its inherent dangers – I believe 2012 can become Gov. Palin’s race to lose. I believe she is capable of being our Margaret Thatcher, and never have we needed a force like that so desperately.

I hope and pray this wonderful woman runs for president in 2012. And for the first time in my life, I will volunteer for a campaign – with great pride and enthusiasm (she IS the subject of the longest comment I’ve ever written on a blog!). And I’ll be prepared to take a tomato or two from my some NYC elites.

Cynthia Yockey December 13, 2009 at 11:01 am


Thanks to your comment, from now on I am going to call Sarah Palin the American Dream president. Never think of defeat in this — imagine only victory.

I also see a lot of wisdom in your remark: “As a recovered elitist myself, I’ve come to realize that Gov. Palin has a far higher level of understanding of freedom than I ever had (until I came to my senses and realized there’s no moderate road to truly limited and fiscally-responsible, and thus liberty-enabling government).” I boldfaced my favorite part.

I know you are not calling for extremism but rather a definite point-of-view. Personally, centrists and moderates seem to me to be the gullible property of whoever makes the best promises, which too often is someone like Obama, America’s nightmare, the candidate who tells lies the best and who can always explain away why he (or she) doesn’t keep his/her promises.

If you love Sarah Palin and plan to work for her to be our next president, as I do, another blog you will love is HillBuzz, centrist gay Democrats in Chicago who worked passionately for McCain/Palin after the nomination was stolen from Hillary. They have personal experience of the dirty tricks Obama’s campaign used to steal the nomination, plus they are in Chicago and have dirt on Obama going WAY back.


Kelly December 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm

American Dream president – yes, please, take it, run with it, make it big! Oh if that ever went mainstream…I’d be in heaven.

Precisely – Not extremism, but a clearly articulated and then adhered to point-of-view. Either you’re committed to preserving the republic and keeping the power with the people or you’re not. All in between seems to just put us on a dangerous slippery slope to, well, where we are now. I feel starved for a politician with a clear value set, which s/he honestly states and then uses as the basis for all governing, and is not susceptible to being bought off. Amazing that this seems to be such a tall order these days.

I am also desperate for an unapologetically patriotic president. It’s like we spent a decade getting shamed and were made to feel like we weren’t allowed to love our country. Well dammit, I do, and I want a president who does too. A few months back, I started doing an experiment – any time I met someone from the U.K., I asked them if they 1) had national pride, and 2) felt like they had a voice in the government. I’ve probably asked ten Brits these questions. To date, I have not gotten a yes to either one. Too many Americans take our sense of patriotic pride and our political voice for granted. These things will remain only so long as we demand that they do.

I love Hillbuzz! In fact, I discovered you via Hillbuzz, and Hillbuzz via Hot Air’s link about the Bushes at Fort Hood last month. And I am so pleased I did – your site and Hillbuzz are my favorite political blogs. I find you all incredibly courageous, insightful and inspiring. I live in NYC and can literally count my conservative friends on one hand. So, these days, blogs are pretty much my only way to connect with like-minded Americans and try to remain sane and optimistic.

So, as always, thank you!

Cynthia Yockey December 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm


You’re welcome! And YES to a patriotic president!


Richard McEnroe December 14, 2009 at 2:10 am

Can you imagine the look on Obama’s face in any debate when she starts throwing his own words back at him… and their consequences?
.-= Richard McEnroe´s last blog ..Rule 5 — Juliana Moreira =-.

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