I've found Sarah Palin's resignation announcement on July 4th and her resignation speech this weekend depressing. The Empress Has No Words - or rather, no sentences and definitely no paragraphs. And yet, her bizarre body language, her confrontational attitude and her pointing fingers seem to be enough to convince some people that they "get" her.
I wrote the book on Sarah Palin, literally, but her continuing and willful distortion of Constitutional rights (her anti-press/media weirdness), her giant smile as she babbles stuff you know would be very mean if only you could comprehend it and her scoffing rejection of any hint that she is a quitter, despite having quit, make me wonder if we aren't watching a nervous breakdown in process.
So I haven't been gleeful at her incomprehensible behavior and I haven't been laughing at her verbal other-worldliness. However, the man forever associated with outer space, William Shatner, can apparently relate to her. Perhaps when she rode in on McCain's transporter from elsewhere, she felt she thrived in the mainland political ether. Returning to her own universe meant actual work and decreasing adulation, so she's decided to transport herself to another sphere. Clearly Captain Kirk is more likely to grasp these things than we are.
I'm no particular fan of Conan O'Brien, but I thank him for bringing out William Shatner last night to do this sober beat poetry reading of Palin's speech.