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Stewart: Is Palin 'Dick-ish enough' to be vice president?
Published: Friday September 5, 2008

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After Daily Show host Jon Stewart spoofed Mace as a sponsor of the Republican National Convention and heckled the event's top speakers as "America's cuddliest evangelical" Mike Huckabee, the "Mormatron 3000" Mitt Romney and the "thrice-married" Rudy Giuliani, there was only one speech left for him to bemoan.

Gov. Sarah Palin, who pointed out the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a speech watched by 37 million people, was at the center of Stewart's rhetorical question: "Is she Dick-ish enough' to be vice president?"

Referring to current Vice President Dick Cheney, Stewart played clips of Palin's speech which depicted Sen. Barack Obama as a self-aggrandizing savior without any real substance.

"What does he actually hope to accomplish once he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?" Palin said.

Not to be outdone, Stewart mused on Cheney's reaction to her attacks on Obama.

"And somewhere, in a cryogenic bunker 500 feet beneath a Washington, D.C., Popeye's fried chicken franchise, Dick Cheney is feeling what humans call pleasure," Stewart said.

The Daily Show host then showed a series of very short sound bites that illustrated the Republicans' explicit message of the real culprit of failing policies over the last eight years.

"We need change alright," Romney said. "Change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington."

Using material from the four speeches by Romney, Giuliani, Huckabee and Palin, the stream of video was a cascade of liberal stereotypes.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, the elite media, Hollywood celebrities and even San Francisco (mentioned by Palin) received their share of negative attention from the politicians.

"I remember when San Francisco invaded Sacramento," Stewart said.

This video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast September 4, 2008.

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