From Andy Borowitz:
The GOP campaign for the White House is looking
more and more like the screenplay for an unproduced Goldie Hawn film
from the 1980’s, a Goldie Hawn film expert said today.
Logsdon, who teaches at the University of Minnesota’s School of Film
and is considered the world’s foremost expert in the cinema of Goldie
Hawn, said that in choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running
mate Sen. John McCain was taking a leaf from an unproduced Hawn vehicle
from 1984 titled "Contestant in Chief."
"In the screenplay, an
evil presidential candidate chooses the American he thinks is the least
likely to catch on to his nefarious plans to destroy the country,"
Professor Logsdon said. "Enter Goldie, a former beauty pageant
contestant, small-town mayor and hockey mom."
Some of us were worried that with the imminent exit of GWB, political humor in this country would suffer. Obama, for all his brilliance, isn’t a funny guy. But with Sarah Palin on the scene, it appears we’re guaranteed at least a few more months of GOP hijinks.
Note that Borowitz’s item was written before today’s surprise announcement of an unwed teen mother-to-be in Palin’s family…but fits perfectly into the Hawn comedy idea.