It has been said that “conservative humor” is an oxymoron, that those on the right side of the political teeter-totter simply can’t take a joke. Bristol Palin is trying to break that stereotype, demolish those preconceptions, and show the world that wrong-wingers can laugh just as hard as anyone else. Of course, she sucks at it. In a recent blog entry, the younger Palin attempted to pit her mother against the one and only Tina Fey in a “Who Wore It Better” poll. Bristol starts her diatribe:
I’m sure many of you saw Tina Fey, who sounds nothing like my mom, do a skit based on my Mom’s endorsement of Donald Trump.
I don’t know about you, but hearing her fake accent is like nails on a chalkboard for me!
You’ll have to forgive Bristol, she doesn’t comprehend the use of satirical exaggeration for comedic effect. I’d ask someone to tell her that, for the rest of us, her mom’s actual accent is also an auditory assault akin to abuse, but I believe the alliteration would just confuse her.
I may be biased, but I think my mom trumps her in the looks department. (Especially for having three more kids and seven more years on Tina!)
Was that a joke or was the use of ‘trumps’ intentional? Naw, couldn’t be. Of course Bristol is forced to rely on a subjective observation when comparing her mother to Tina Fey. When it comes to making distinctions of intelligence, class, talent, charisma, or any other desirable attribute, Tina wins hands down. (I, personally, think Tina is far more attractive than Sarah Palin too, but I might be a tad biased myself).
Saturday Night Live and Fey have been clinging to this impersonation a little too long. It’s getting pathetic. Its been 7 years! Are they desperate for content? Or just desperate for viewers?
Oh Bristol, try not to bring up clinging, pathetic things that have been desperate for attention these past seven years. That statement is too easy to turn around, and the result really doesn’t look good for your mother.
Anyway, I think it’s funny that the producers of SNL couldn’t get their hands on the same top my mom wore, because it was sold out.
Very (sorta) clever of Bristol to imply that, because her mom wore that outfit during the Trump endorsement speech, it just flew off shelves. Of course, with a nearly $700 price tag, I doubt that many of Palin’s supporters could afford to copy her right-wingin’, bitter-clingin’ style. Even if they could afford the jacket, they may have to wear it to more than one event, much like Sarah Palin has (reality TV must not be paying as much it used to.)
Bristol finally concludes her taunt with this question:
I have to admit, the shirt looked great. But I still think my mom wore it better. What do you think?
Not so long ago, like a few hours before this writing, Bristol’s inquiry lead to an online poll where people were asked to vote on either her mother, or Tina Fey. It went pretty much exactly as one would expect, with Tina earning a HUGE percentage of the vote. The poll and results were quickly yanked from the blog, replaced by the message:
Thanks for voting! The poll is now closed!
Perhaps there were too many flashbacks to the 2008 presidential election?
Feature image via YouTube screen capture.