The Campaign’s Last Laugh


The Campaign’s Last Laugh
November 3, 2008
by Drew Nelles

The US presidential campaign has been going on for so long it’s not even funny — not even when it’s supposed to be. Republican presidential hopeful John McCain (actually him) and running mate Sarah Palin (actually Tina Fey, but who can tell the difference?) openly mocking the GOP’s lousy odds on Saturday Night Live is more sad than satirical. Then there’s the Montreal radio duo the Masked Avengers and their prank call to Palin, during which they pretended to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and referred to the Hustler porn film Who’s Nailin’ Paylin? as a documentary about her life. It goes on for almost six minutes, and it’s just embarrassing. The unfortunate joke metaphor is only underscored… Read more »


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