Those disparaging Palin’s lack of achievements have forgotten that it was Palin who wrote the famous "Lumberjack Song," which of course is about life in Alaska: "I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK/I sleep all night and I work all day."

The song generated controversy because of the next lines, "I cut down trees, I skip and jump/I put on women’s clothing and hang around in bars."

And it was also Palin who co-starred in the famous "Dead Parrot" sketch, playing the pet shop owner who maintains that a "Norwegian Blue" parrot lying in the bottom of his cage is not dead: "no, he’s resting. . . . he’s probably pining for the fjords." The BBC named it the number one "alternative comedy sketch" of all time.

Oops, that was MICHAEL Palin – never mind.

But if Sarah Palin is in fact related to Michael, she would win a lot of votes from people who think a Monty Python relative in the White House would be a definite improvement over Dick Cheney.