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  • Our Endorsements: Saturday Night Live Does Rush Limbaugh

    * Saturday Night Live takes on Rush Limbaugh.

    * The Borowitz Report publishes Rick Santorum's latest idea.

    * This past Halloween, Matt and Laurie Romney dressed up as Newt Gingrich fans.

    * An in-depth article about Mitt Romney's sense of humor. Not an Onion article.

    * Baratunde Thurston opens SXSW with a keynote address about the internet and comedy.

    Tags: Daily Links, Internet, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, SNL, The Onion, Todd Palin
  • Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

    Everyone embellishes their résumé, even politicians. The difference is that there aren't thousands of people trying to discredit your claim to have created 100,000 jobs . That's why it's a good rule of thumb for politicians to make credible statements that can't be easily refuted. Like, for example, claiming that you turned down pork barrel money for a bridge when you actually didn't. Or virtually any other statement that Sarah Palin has ever made about her qualifications.

    It's also very important for politicians to be forthcoming about their finances, so that voters know they will be responsible with theirs. Again, Sarah Palin never seemed to grasp that concept either.

    But now that Palin has traded her painful candidate heels in for some comfy pundit pumps, the limelight is on her opinions, not her supposed facts. And, not surprisingly, her opinion is that Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney is doing a disservice to Republicans by not being transparent with his tax returns or claims that he created 100,000 jobs at Bain Capital…

    Sarah Palin suggested Wednesday that Mitt Romney has brought his Bain problems on himself by not being transparent and offering no documentation for the claim that he created 100,000 net jobs and refusing to release his tax returns.

    "Gov. Romney has claimed to have created a 100,00 jobs at Bain, and people are wanting to know, is there proof of that claim and was it U.S. jobs created for United States citizens?… And that’s fair," Palin told Sean Hannity of Fox News when asked about Rick Perry’s "vulture" caplitalism charge against Romney. "That’s not negative campaigning — that’s fair to get a candidate to be held accountable to what’s being claimed."

    I know what you're thinking. That's a sound and objective stance that affirms the kind of integrity we should expect out of our politicians. However, this is Sarah Palin we're talking about. There must be a catch. Of course there is a catch. After the "first dude" went "rogue" this week by endorsing Gingrich, Palin may be hoping a Romney bashing will get the itch on her back scratched as well.

    *Sigh* You can take the Palins out of politics, but you'll never get the politics out of the Palins.

    Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Todd Palin
  • From the Pork Barrel: Pious Baloney

    * Newt Gingrich discovers a type of Baloney he's in favor of dropping.

    * After first decrying the damaging effect of Super PACS (after first first championing them), Gingrich pulls off a exceedingly difficult double-reverse Triple Lindy flip-flop.

    * Some snowboarding dude lends his endorsement to Newt Gingrich.

    * The Obama administration is catching a lot of heat for throwing a secret Alice in Wonderland-themed Halloween party with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. I don't care for such clandestine tactics, but — having seen that movie — I can't say I blame them for discouraging the association.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Halloween, Money, Newt Gingrich, Pork Barrel, Super PACs, Todd Palin, White House
  • Sarah Palin Can't Sell Reality Show About Snowmobiles for Some Reason

    I don't understand this. Absolutely none of this makes any sense to me. I mean, I know these are "words" in the "English" "language" laid out end to end to form "sentences" and "paragraphs." I know that. But they have no actual meaning to me.

    Because they can't possibly mean what they would seem to mean

    The Hollywood Reporter has learned that [Sarah] Palin and [Sarah Palin's Alaska producer Mark] Burnett are pitching another reality series, this one more focused on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer. But for now, TLC owner Discovery Communications has passed, say sources. And A&E Networks, which entered into a bidding war with Discovery for Sarah Palin's Alaska, also is not interested.

    So far, networks have balked at the steep asking price — Palin's Alaska went for north of $1 million an episode and sources say Burnett and Palin are asking for a similar payday for the follow-up. Mark Burnett Productions did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    So, let me get this straight. Sarah Palin — the heart and soul of "real America" — is offering, out of the kindness of her heart, the opportunity to air a television show about her super-charismatic husband and his snowmobile for a meager $1 million an episode, and all the TV networks are saying no?! I'm sorry, I keep working it over and over in my feeble brain, but it still doesn't make any sense to me.

    I just hope that some good comes of this confounding situation. Maybe this will be the impetuous Palin needs to deign to serve as our president after all. And if — nay, when! — that day does come, I hope the CEOs of TLC and A&E are all packed up and ready for a lengthy stay on Guantanamo Bay.

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Alaska, Sarah Palin, Television, Todd Palin