Presidential candidate John McCain told Late Night talk show host David Letterman that Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin would appear live this weekend on Saturday night live.
Normally this wouldn’t be big news; she’s certainly not the only candidate to appear on SNL. Remember President Clinton wailing on his saxophone?
Why is this big news then? Because of Tina Fey’s dead-on impression of Governor Palin is quite biting at times, depicting Governor Palin as an air-headed, religious zealot. While Tina Fey’s mimicking is near perfect some Conservatives have taken offense at portraying the governor as less than intelligent.
What is Sarah Palin’s response? Does she sue for slander? No. Does she call the head of the network and demand and apology? No. Does she call the ACLU? No, not even that. She laughs. Then she agrees to appear and be made fun of some more! Now some narrow-minded, left-wing, pessimists might call this just a political ploy to get more free air-time. I don’t’ agree.
I believe she is following the teachings of her professed Savior Jesus Christ when he said to turn the other cheek and not defend your self. I don’t know if Governor Palin is a practicing Christian or not but I know this was a Christian decision.
After all, the joy of the Lord is our strength. If Christians can’t laugh at ourselves than who can?
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