Palin Offers Thankfulnesses

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

This is from Andy Borowitz, a brilliant satirist who makes me laugh out loud in behavior uncharacteristic of an old New England Yankee.  So you won’t let go of Thanksgiving prematurely, I’ve saved it for today.

Alaska Governor Marks Thanksgiving

In order to celebrate Thanksgiving, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today issued what she called “my list of thankfulnesses”:

The first thankfulness being that I’m thankful for this turkey, and also too for the metal funnel thingy that cut the turkey’s head clean off while it was flapping its wings trying to get out and all.  That was fun.

The next thankfulness being that I’m thankful that Levi is going to marry our Bristol, and I’m hoping also that we’ll know soon what his location is.

Another thankfulness too being that I’m thankful for Sen. Ted Stevens, because compared to what he did and all it doesn’t seem like a big deal if you tried to get some dumb old trooper fired.

My next thankfulness being I have thankfulness for our President-elect Barack Obama, and proudness, too, even though he probably is spending Thanksgiving palling around with Bill Ayres and Osama bin Laden and the Unabomber also.

A darned important thankfulness being I’m sure thankful that when the lawyers from the RNC came to take back all of that clothing they didn’t check under Piper’s bed.  Good job, Piper!

And my last thankfulness, which I saved for last because it is the most important thankfulness, would be the turkey again also.  I’m thankful that God created turkeys with so many tiny little bones in them and also too I hope Katie Couric chokes on one.

If you don’t get the reference to turkeys and have 3 minutes and 9 seconds to spare, watch this video, paying attention to what’s going on behind Palin, who has just pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey at a farm in Wasila. If you’re squeamish, don’t bother.  If the kids think turkeys come from the supermarket, shoo them out of the room before you watch.

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One Response to “Palin Offers Thankfulnesses”

  1. You know, I watched that video with the squirming turkeys last week and thought, well, she’s a hunter so she’s comfortable with where food comes from. But then, the remarkable part is the lack of recognition on Governor Palin’s that not everybody feels that way.

    Then, in a moment of black humor, I wondered if the turkey she’d just pardoned was one of those “rendered” turkeys.  So much for “free as a bird.”

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