Thursday, July 22, 2010

Words, Words, Words.—Hamlet to Polonius

Oh, I HAD to comment on this…..

I’m sure you guys all saw the news story about quitter governor of Alaska comparing herself to the Bard after she made up a word: “refudiate.” First she used it in a Tweet about the mosque at Ground Zero controversy and then she repeated it in a Tea Party speech a day or two later. She capped this all off with the Tweet wherein she placed herself on a linguistic level with Shakespeare.

Seriously, Sarah? You actually have the cahones to compare yourself to the greatest writer of all times? Oh, I don’t think so….

Well, today I saw an article online about how the Twitter-verse is having a field day creating a whole raft of Bard parodies ala Sarah-style and have dubbed it “ShakesPalin.”

Here are some of the best:

- "To be hope-y and change-y, or not to be hope-y and change-y, that is the gotcha question."
- "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and I can see Russia from my front porch."
- "If we drillers have offended, think but this & all is mended; that you have but slumbered here, while BP oiled your Gulf so dear."
- "Alas, poor Couric, I read them all."
- "If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you investigate us, do we not quit?"
-“But soft, what light from yonder window breaks? It is the East, and I can see Russia from my front porch.”
- “A book deal, a book deal! My governorship for a book deal!”
-“What’s in a name? That which we call a pitbull by any other lipstick would be a hockey mom.”
-“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some are just picked by John McCain's aides.”
-“Friends, Real Americans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to play "gotcha" journalism.”
-“To suffer the slings and arrows of / outrageous liberals, or to quit half term, / and by opposing, rake in speaking fees”

and—my favorite:

-“Out, damned thought!”


  1. Sara's got a nice face to look at, and that's enough. Words - this is Obama's domain.

  2. Leaves one speechless. I can only imagine the stream of consciousness bubbling forth from the font of wisdom a la Sarah Palin, Vice President. What inspiration for thought that!

  3. this is so funny! poor Sarah. She's so dumb.