We all know by now it was Sarah Palin’s last day in office last week. Here’s the Globe and Mail‘s oh-so-funny take on it. But I won’t begrudge them their satire, no.
Instead, a short post we will call “A diligent Globe and Mail reporter and editor work on a story about Sarah Palin.”
Sarah Palin’s last day as Governor was Sunday, July 26. Woo-hoo! [Remove “woo-hoo.” We do not cheer her resignation; Look, in Alaska she was at least contained. Now she could turn up anywhere.–ed.] Location: Far away! Even further than the 905. [Add “Can’t see the CN Tower there,” for Canadian content and context. Remember, show, don’t tell–ed.] Background: Crazy gun-toting fundamentalist religious nutbar [Enough already! You’ll look unfair; try “crazy gun-toting moose-field-dressing religious Barbie-doll grandma” and drop fundamentalist nutbar–ed.] appears on scene, poised to steal American election from rightful heir, Barack Obama (May His Holy Name Be Praised) [Do you think that might offend Muslims? Please do solid fact check.–ed]. Couldn’t have that again. Not after George W in 2000. Bygones–we have Barack now. No more is America a land of fat, overbearing rubes. Just redneck governors with five kids, one of whom just resigned. [Good place to insert joke about the out-of-wedlock birth of her teenage daughter? Just a thought. Good start, but I think there’s more we can do with this one–ed.]
…Look, I was never getting published in the Globe anyway. Might as well have a little innocent fun, right?by