Watching the original MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE the other day, I got lots of extra frisson from the eerie similarity of vice presidential candidate Sarah Pallin and Jessica Lansbury (above) as the commie puppetmaster wife of a commie-bashing vice presidential candidate Senator John Iselin. In that film, Mrs. Iselin’s hysterical red-bashing was just smokescreen defense (she was a Russian agent), that almost makes it okay compared to Mrs. Palin’s willful ignorance and globacidal fervor.
Another great Palin-drone can be found in the 2007 film THE MIST, wherein Marcia Gay Harden plays a high strung Christian who uses bible platitudes and fear-mongering to turn the scared refugees at a dino-bug-besieged grocery store into torch-wielding maniacs who stab any straw dog she sees fit to name.
I am sure other more furious political bloggers have pointed these similarities out, though the Manchurian Candidate references I read seemed really off the mark, mistakenly referring to Palin as the “Manchurian Candidate” when all along he’s the assassin not the vice presidential nominee. In that film Mrs. Iselin could only be a back of the scene string puller due to the less enlightened times.
Say what you will about Palin though, she’s a) pretty hot (though I have always had a thing for evil incarnate) and b)got the courage of her convictions even if they are wrong. Obama really blew it by not having Hillary as his running mate, and McCain was smart enough to counter with Palin. Even if she is evil, even if he barely knows her and did it out of spite, it’s still diving in where Obama wallflowered, and the right wing edition of Hillary is even madder and hotter than the original… Hillary Mach 2: The There Will Be Bloodening!