Yes, I am once again posting videos from the Daily Show instead of making actual posts. It saddens me too, but it is desperately necessary. The first segment of yesterday's show was chock full of truth. But, this particular video was also, and it features Palin, so I thought that I would display this one:
Now, I honestly have no idea whether the press was completely fair to Palin or not. Mostly because I know that I would be biased enough to see every criticism as fair criticism, and was too preoccupied with seeing whether the more liberal candidates were being unfairly bashed to worry about the same happening for the other side, which I presumed to be favored, due to the fact that I personally didn't often hear any such assaults on their character, or whatever else Palin is implying. Of course, her cries of persecution are a wee bit suspect when she brings up Katie Couric (who hardly seemed like she was out to get Palin) and Tina Fey (for doing an impression of a political figure on a comedy show, which Palin herself had an appearance on and claimed to have enjoyed it. Apparently being a good sport about it was only an act). So...yeah. I have long since stopped caring about Palin, but this was too funny to leave ignored.
As for Bush (in the linked video): he has seemed to be a tragic figure for the last two years or so. Mostly because he goes up on stage, makes vague allusions to his failings without actually admitting fault, and seems perpetually choked up. This appearance isn't much different, except that his stubbornness and ignorance have gone back to their normal levels despite his obviously wounded ego. So, when you mix the self-pity (which he adamantly and hilariously denies) and reluctant admission of guilt with his standard unwillingness to do just that for fear of seeming weak and his trademark inability to be aware of what is going on, you get him up in front of the press, talking about how he has made mistakes without ever admitting that the major disasters associated with him were actually mistakes. You get him up there, trying to rebut strawman critics, and trying to desperately prove to us how he is "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't." It is kind of pathetic, and makes me wonder whether to continue to pity him or to once again realize that he is just a self-centered asshole. It's hard to say.