Bill Maher began his show Friday by debunking the notion that Sarah
Palin exceeded expectations during the vice-presidential debate. “The
good news,” he quipped, “is Sarah Palin can complete a sentence. The bad
news is the rest of us have to listen to it.” Maher rejected the down
home catch phrases, the much lauded folksy inflection, saying he pities
“Joe Six-Pack Americans” because if Palin gets elected “Joe’s is gonna
need a lot more than a six-pack, he’s gonna be Joe prescription
drug-pack.” Maher also poked fun at the love affair conservative pundits
seem to have with the Alaskan governor, ridiculing National
editor Rich Lowry’s embarassing column about feeling aroused by Palin’s arsenal of winks and smiles. What’s a comedian to do with that kind of fodder? Maher of course edited a montage of Palin’s winks for his audience’s viewing

Marissa Colón-Margolies

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