Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Badass Quote of the Day: Colbert utterly annihilates Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin

To make up for today’s lack of posts (doesn’t count as yesterday until I’ve slept!), here’s easily one of the most brilliant takedowns ever from The Colbert Report, where our favorite brilliant satirist pretends to tell Mika Brzezinski from MSNBC’s Morning Joe that she just needs to buck up and keep on reporting on Sarah Palin’s every inane act and word, and instead ends up tearing Palin such a big one that you could drive a semi through her [video will be posted here once it’s made available]:

COLBERT: Mika, you need to buck up. I know you think this story has no purpose other than keeping Sarah Palin’s name in the headlines for another news cycle. I know you think she has nothing to offer the national dialogue, and that her speeches are just coded talking points mixed in with words picked up at random from a thesaurus. I know you think Sarah Palin is, at best, a self-promoting ignoramus, and, at worst, a shameless media troll who’ll abuse any platform to deliver dog-whistle encouragement to a far-Right base that may include possible insurrectionists. I know you think her reality show was pathetically un-statesmanlike, and, at the same time, I know you believe it also represents the pinnacle of her potential, and that her transparent desperation to be a celebrity so completely eclipsed her interest in public service so long ago that there would be more journalistic integrity in reporting on one of the lesser Kardashians’ ass implants. I know that when you arrive at the office each day, you hold a silent prayer that maybe, just maybe, Sarah Palin will, at long last, shut up for ten [fucking] minutes.

If you listen closely at the audience’s wild cheering, I think you can hear my own from before my TV set, a few hundred miles away. (No, never mind the delay between recording and broadcast hours. You joke-wrecker, you.]

Now, if only Sarah Palin could actually watch the show, if only this one segment. Chances are we’d never hear from her again. And another global ill would be solved.