Wow! There's a big storm brewin' and it ain't named Ike. In a day that saw Sarah Palin's (Say-Pay) first no-holds-barred interview (Part 1 - Part 2 is tonight on ABC's World News, y'all) and the Smooth Barack campaign vowing a 'new speed and ferocity', it's clear the fall election has dropped the pedal to the metal.
Say-Pay pretty much lived up to my expectations as her interview with Charlie Gibson took on a tone of a 'C' student trying to convince her professor that she really deserves an 'A'. Gibson wasn't havin' it and it's too refreshing to see a reporter actually insist that a person answer the question asked. I saw this last night, but I have to give the original credit to CNN's Campbell Brown who took it to Citizen McCain's spokeman, Tucker Bounds. And don't get it twisted, y'all - I'm for this type of determined questioning of *any* politician, Democrat or Republican. Ol Ty is worn out from those cats avoiding the questions and always hiding behind the same tired a$$ talking points. It's just that the Republicans do it more :-). But the most talked about issue related to Say-Pay focuses on the ground breaking question of whether ex-SNL alum Tina Fey will play Say-Pay on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live which is shaping up as Must-See, Must-See TV. If so, ol Ty would have to call that brilliant casting...
Before I get to that though, I have to give Say-Pay a little credit for holding up through the maelstrom she's in. In the span of three weeks, ol girl has been plucked from relative obscurity and dropped into the eye of the biggest political storm we've seen (since the Democratic Primary). The pundits and parodies are pilin' it on high and deep when the focus really needs to be on Citizen McCain's butt, but I'm jazzed that at least Say-Pay is being revealed for what she is - a two year governor of the 47th most populated state in the Union with little to no foreign policy experience. There needs to be more truth in advertising so that people know exactly what they're buying when they head to the polls.
With respect to the SNL premiere - it's looking like host Michael Phelps will be the undercard to a highly anticipated, politically based show - an area where SNL normally shines. They must be seeing how well received The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are as they mine the rich political landscape for plentiful material. Word now is that Smooth will appear on the show as well which is cool since the ratings should be huge. Like T.O. is known to say to get a camera back focused on himself - get 'cha popcorn ready.
Have a great weekend, y'all! We'll dish on Monday!
P.S. Where's Joe Biden? Can homey get a little coverage too?