Shatner Does Palin

by alphamonkey on July 28, 2009 · 5 comments

in Uncategorized

I have no doubt that, gubernatorial resignation aside, we will probably have Sarah Palin to kick around for far longer than most reasonable people would suspect. But in terms of her resignation speech*, only one man could make sense of Little Miss Starburst’s latest Shepard’s Pie of crazy. That man is William Shatner:

*To be fair, calling that a speech is like calling a handful of grossly mismatched twigs and sticks an office building, but let’s let the baby have her bottle on her last day.

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  • Todd in Chicago

    Man, I hope Bill Shatner lives another 50 years…

  • Matthew

    Wikipedia’s already listing this as a “meme gone viral,” so way to be on top of that!

    This proves once again how awesome Shatner is. As a Canadian, it would have been hilarious to see the daily word salad from Palin had she been VP, but as a person with a level of intelligence above a gnat (or a Palin), man, you guys dodged a bullet.

    I’d like to post the portion of the speech that’s in this video without comment for emphasis:

    And getting up here I say it is the best road trip in America soaring through nature’s finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. And then the extremes. In the winter time it’s the frozen road that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty, the cold though, doesn’t it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs? And then in the summertime such extreme summertime about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter than just some months ago, than just some months from now, with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers that are rushing and carving and reminding us that here, Mother Nature wins. It is as throughout all Alaska that big wild good life teeming along the road that is north to the future.

    Here’s to hoping for the North to the Future film series.

  • Djinni

    I tried to read the speech before watching this and I…I just couldn’t. It hurt me physically to do so. I think my eyes even bled a little.

  • BusyMM

    Saddly the only thing that rally makes sense to me is the “doesn’t it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs” part. She was talking about those who drive the Al-can highway to Alaska vs those who travel to Alaska by other means. Still I would have to say 1 big cluster f**k of a speech that only a guy like Shatner could save.

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