“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

21 11 2008

If you haven’t seen it, this tape (via Americablog) is absolutely amazing:

While I find the idea of Palin not realizing how bad the background is amusing, the real humor here comes from the juxtaposition of the turkey-killing scene and the language of the interview; “brutal,” “on the chopping block,” etc.

I’m also grateful that this incident made it possible for me to see this classic clip (also via Americablog) again:

When you think about it, Les Nessman and Sarah Palin have a lot in common. My one problem here is that this edit doesn’t have the line that I’ve used to title this post.

Update: Oh lord. From the incomparable Mudflats:

Before you believe that maybe Sarah Palin didn’t know about this, or was horrified when she realized sitting in front of the TV later that night what had happened, remember that when a photographer asked her if she wanted the turkey slaughter as a backdrop, the “friend to all creatures great and small” said, “No worries!”

Dumb is one thing, but dumb and completely clueless is a special combination.

Update #2: Keith has the WKRP video I wanted to see at the end of this clip.


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