At least I think that’s what’s going on in her latest column for the Daily Beast, titled “Decision 2012: Charlie Sheen vs. Sarah Palin.” It takes the form of a mock presidential debate between the two, moderated by (who else?) Rachel Maddow. Here’s a taste:
Rachel Maddow: Good evening ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our two candidates to the stage. Both of you are known for quitting your jobs abruptly. Why should the American people trust you with the presidency?
Sarah Palin: Good evening, Rachel. I did not quit being governor, but decided to leave given that I did not want to be a lame duck. I instead went on to make a large amount of money touring the country and giving speeches, and of course starring in my hit TV show Sarah Palin’s Alaska. All of this really served my country in a different way, so in essence I wasn’t quitting. I was doing my part to make America better.
Charlie Sheen: I didn’t quit anything, you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. I elected to win. And if elected president that is what I will continue to do. Winning is my life, Rachel. WINNING! WINNING! [He takes a drag from his cigarette and winks at Maddow in a suggestive way.]
And a bit later, McCain exacts a little payback on Palin for getting all the attention she should be getting:
Rachel: Sarah, this question is for you. How do you respond to critics who say you are too polarizing for the Republican Party and you could possibly be forfeiting the presidency to actor Charlie Sheen? Political blogger and your former running mate’s daughter Meghan McCain has been one of your most vocal critics.
Sarah: Meghan McCain is nothing more than an irrelevant RINO blogger, everybody knows that.
Charlie: [Takes a long drag from his cigarette.] I invited Meghan on my private campaign bus but she wouldn’t come. Do you think Bristol would be down to hang?
Sarah: Not unless you want to deal with this hockey mom.
Good stuff! You can read the whole thing here.
Oddly enough, the column went up at the Daily Beast last night, but this morning it’s not there. Fortunately they have a content-sharing agreement with Yahoo, so for now we can still enjoy this satiric gem from America’s most promising new comedic talent.
P.S. Lately, Meghan has a tendency to write things that quickly disappear. Like this.