During Monday night’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart skewered former GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s incoherent speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit. The current reality show star was one of many wannabe Republican Presidential candidates who showed up at Tea Party Congressman Steve King’s event over the weekend to appeal to GOP voters ahead of the 2016 GOP primary. While Stewart took aim at a number of the politicians who showed up to pander to the Iowa crowd, he saved the best for last when it came to Palin.
Prior to shredding Palin’s performance, Stewart highlighted some of the other speeches. Regarding Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), he noticed how much he resembled The Simpsons’ Ned Flanders in his vocal delivery. A clip was aired of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee making a horrific analogy between pig killing and making laws. Of course, Stewart had to comment on Donald Trump, who showed up at the conference to pretend he was serious about running for president.
After ridiculing Trump, Stewart pointed out that there was one candidate that was even less electable and more entertaining that The Donald. We then were ‘treated’ to excerpts of Palin’s hilariously rambling speech. After one clip, Stewart criticized Palin for not wanting to get “into the details” during a stump speech, and then said it was at that point “her subjects stopped talking to her verbs.” Another clip was aired, accompanied by audience laughter and followed up with Stewart exclaiming that Palin “wasn’t just regular person incoherent, she was Palin incoherent.”
Stewart got a few more jabs at the former half-term Alaskan Governor, saying he now knows what it’s like “to be cornered by Palin at an open bar wedding” and that is the kind of talk you hear before the pharmacist throws someone out of a Walgreens. Stewart tossed on another clip of Palin saying “we be bold.” In response, The Daily Show host said, “Sarah Palin doesn’t believe in your liberal elitist ‘grammar’ and ‘syntax’–she be bold. She no play by your ribbles — that’s what she calls rules.”
Eventually, Stewart pointed out that Palin isn’t attempting to run for President. No. Instead, she is trying to sell America a Lincoln, comparing her “folksy idioms” to the infamous Matthew McConaughey commercials. Stewart then played a mock commercial of Palin in a Lincoln making a rambling, unintelligible statement.
Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Comedy Central:
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