News__ Palin Still Has Power?

November 17, 2010 | By

Last week, comedian, writer and Palin impersonator, Tina Fey won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Fey delivered a sarcastic acceptance speech which read more like a stand-up bit littered with fabulous jokes and inspiring feminist words. "Only in comedy is an obedient white girl from the suburbs a diversity candidate," Fey said after mentioning that she was the third woman in history to win this award. PBS aired the speech yesterday, but cut out a very interesting topic. When Fey thanked the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, for her "partial resemblance and crazy voice" (Fey's impersonations of Palin marked her down in SNL history) they neglected to air one of the most interesting parts of Fey's speech:

"And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women — except, of course, those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape 'kit 'n' stuff ... But for everybody else, it's a win-win. Unless you're a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years — whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know — actually, I take it back. The whole thing's a disaster."

Apparently, the program ran "too long" and this is why this particular section was not aired. "It was not a political decision," responded Peter Kaminsky, one of the broadcast's executive producers. "We had zero problems with anything she said." We call a big steaming pile of bull crap on this move. Why didn't they cut the jokes about taking her parents to a nursing home or any of the other run of neutral humor? Boo PBS, boo.

Via The Cut & Washington Post

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