• Turns Out Sarah Palin Was Really Just Giving Us All a Valuable Life Lesson

    It amazes me that conservatives are still apologizing for Sarah Palin, even now that the election is over and nobody has to pretend that she's the brilliant genius of intelligent smartness that conservatives had to pretend she was. Can't we just admit that she's a train wreck and move on to things that are less blatantly obvious?

    Apparently, not. Here's Redstate's Dan McLaughlin feigning indignation at everyone's amazement over Palin's recently released turkey slasher film

    Folks, this is how farming works: you raise animals, then you kill them and eat them. Here in New York City, we don't get much exposure to the business end of that process, but people across the country who have farmed or hunted know that it's part of life, and has been as long as human beings have been eating animals.

    It's not a bad thing to have some people in public life who aren't shocked by where our food comes from.

    That's all true. And I am solidly not opposed to killing turkeys for food. In fact, I'm all in favor of it. If nobody was killing turkeys for food, I wouldn't get to eat turkeys as food. And I really like eating turkeys as food.

    The real issue here, obviously, isn't that turkeys are killed for food. It's that maybe turkeys being killed for food maybe isn't the absolute best backdrop for a video interview.

    But maybe I'm over-reacting. If you think about it, it is sort of refreshing in a salt-of-the-earth, mavericky way. After all, it is just a fact of life that we all should be able to deal with.

    You know what? I've changed my mind! I like this. Seriously, I do. In fact, I'd like to see Sarah Palin give more interviews like this. Like, maybe she could give an interview in front of a hospital patient with severe brain damage being removed from life support by her doctor. Or in front of a child being told that he's been diagnosed with Mosaic Down Syndrome. Or in front of a constipated old lady with hemorrhoids trying to move her bowels.

    After all, these are all just facts of life. Nothing to be ashamed of. And why not chose them as appropriate backdrops for the state governors to conduct interviews in front of?

    Seems like a no-brainer.

    Tags: Alaska, Sarah Palin, Thanksgiving


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