Even Daily Show host Jon Stewart was briefly disoriented after watching Sarah Palin’s speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit this past weekend.
“You know, that’s the kind of talk you hear before the pharmacist says, ‘Ma’am, you’ve gotta leave the Walgreens,’ Stewart said after one excerpt. “Now we know what it’s like to get cornered by Palin at an open-bar wedding.”
While conservatives bemoaned her the former Alaska governor’s performance at the event, Stewart remarked that out of the Republican presidential hopefuls who attended, Palin managed to be the only one “more entertaining and less electable” than Donald Trump.
“Sarah Palin doesn’t believe in your liberal elitist ‘grammar and syntax,'” he said after one clip. “She be bold. She no play by your ‘ribbles’ — that’s what she calls rules.”
However, Stewart said he later realized the real meaning behind her “rambling, unintelligible” remarks.
“Sarah Palin is trying to sell America a Lincoln,” Stewart said, before showing clips of Palin “substituting” for Matthew McConaughey in his moody series of car commercials.
Of course, Stewart was surprised any political candidate would attend an event hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after King’s infamous remarks about immigrants with “calves the size of cantaloupes.”
“That statement’s not even ignorant,” Stewart said. “That statement is like ignorance resin — if you just take all of the stupid and cook it down, just cook it. Cook it down and scrape just the pure ignorance. It’s like Crystal Duh.”
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.