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Awww….Can’t You Take a Joke? You Betcha!

Posted by redsatellite on October 17, 2008

SarahPalin will be appearing on Saturday Night Live….and I find that nothing short of… remarkable. To her credit…she will be stepping- high heels and 12 gauge- into the lion’s den.

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin plans to appear on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, multiple sources told CNN Thursday.

“Saturday Night Live” has featured three opening skits in which former cast member and Palin lookalike Tina Fey portrays the Alaska governor.

Meanwhile, John McCain appeared on David Letterman last night- to face his ire– after his much publicized absence from a promised appearance last month.

John McCain has learned his lesson: Don’t ever cancel on David Letterman. Appearing on the late night comedian’s show Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate apologized for skipping out on a scheduled visit late last month that Letterman later made the subject of an ongoing joke.

“I screwed up,” McCain told Letterman more than once in the interview that’s set to air Thursday night.

All that said…I also find it…NO SURPRISE– to read this:

The Center for Media and Public Affairs, a media analysis group, kept a tally of jokes told about the presidential contenders on the “Late Show” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” in the five weeks after McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate and vaulted the little-known Alaska governor into the national spotlight.

The total: Republicans, 286. Democrats, 42.

So then the question becomes: why even do it? Why appear on these shows…if you’re going to be lambasted and lampooned anyway?

To Sarah and John’s credit…and given this much ridicule….they still manage to be able to take a joke. But if their underlying effort is to try and get this huge cast of liberals and progressives to like them…???

Uh…God Bless You….you’re a much better person than me.

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