The Bridge FROM Nowhere - Palin's Road to the White House

The Bridge FROM Nowhere - Palin's Road to the White House

San Francisco : CA : USA | Oct 09, 2008 at 12:50 PM PDT
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Saturday Night Live (SNL) Spoof of Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton

Studies show that most vice presidential candidates in US history traditionally had most of the following qualities & experience prior to any bid for the White House. These are also standards most Americans use to judge the qualification level of a candidate (unless a person ignorantly votes for someone based solely on race or a single issue). Below the traditional 'Road to the White House' list, I had some fun with Sarah Palin's road to the White House. SNL writers said it best in their first parody of Palin with Hillary Clinton (a video that became a sensation on the web). In the sketch Hillary (Amy Poehler) says, "And I don't want to hear you compare your road to the White House to my road to the White House. I scratched and clawed through mud and barbed wire and you just glided in on a dog sled wearing your pageant sash and your Tina Fey glasses."

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Traditional Road to the White House Experience/Qualities:

  1. Intelligence
  2. Education
  3. State Legislature
  4. Excellent Judgment/Decisions/Choices/Ethics
  5. Governor/Federal Gov't Service
  6. Knowledge of Issues (economy, etc.)
  7. Years in Congress
  8. Consistent Voting Track Record
  9. Foreign Policy Experience/Knowledge
  10. Conviction and Articulates Position on and Solutions to Issues

Sarah Palin's Comedic Road to the White House: The Bridge FROM Nowhere:

  1. Has cool nickname: Barracuda
  2. Attended 5 colleges
  3. Cranked out 5 kids
  4. Fired brother-in-law
  5. Lipstick-wearing pitbull
  6. Shot a moose
  7. Was a 'moose-in-the-headlights' during interview w/ Charlie Gibson (and Katie Couric)
  8. 17 year old daughter's shotgun wedding
  9. America's 'hottest' governor for 2 whole years
  10. Impersonated by Tina Fey (and called 'gorgeous' by head of state)
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Saturday Night Live (SNL) Spoof of Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton
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