Monday, September 22, 2008

No Charak Obarkley

In an election already oversaturated with sleazy politics but little outright mudslinging from either candidate, it's been interesting over the last couple of weeks to watch people pretend to get worked up about a corny joke from a McCain advisor, idiots who analyze Obama's body language or try to claim that Sarah Palin (a mere cardiac arrest from the Presidency) has foreign policy experience because she's been able to see the thin outline of Russia from the seas of Alaska (an idea so mind-bogglingly stupid it could only be a Neoconservative talking point).

This SNL sketch, partially penned by professional polemic Al Franken, does an admirable job of pointing out the sort of misdirection, sleight of hand and intellectual dishonesty that permeates a campaign season:

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