The latest brainchild from Conan is the William Shatner rendition of Sarah Palin's farewell address. What's wonderful about this is not the delicious irony of one-hit wonder acting out the swan song of another, but the fact that it's so beautiful in comparison. So much so, that even with Shatner's overblown reading theres a point where the audience stops laughing and really listens to words that in the hands of a halfway decent orator would have been a poignant statement on the pride the speaker has in the beauty and promise of their country. A statement that was mutilated by the last great hope of the Republican party.
It may be Ne in overdrive, but after I watched that clip I realized that it is beyond doubtful that the Republican party will survive to the next presidential election. I don't think help is on the way for them, and that the major competition for the incumbent is going to be a libertarian or green third party. Anyways, this is just what Ive been mulling. Thoughts?