Sunday, October 05, 2008

A sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers

From the Chicago Sun Times review of last night's SNL opening skit:
The real debate at Washington University in St. Louis featured a question about same sex benefits. Fey/Palin had this zinger, playing off Palin's unwed pregnant teen daughter whose marriage to the father of her baby was announced when Palin was tapped by McCain to be his runningmate.

Said Fey/Palin, "You know I would be afraid of where that would lead. I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers."

I think Tina Fey not only skewered the Republican values, she unveiled them with deadly accuracy. It is about upholding the image of a social order in which everyone must be forced, willingly or unwillingly, to fit. The ideology is more important than the people involved and must be given more credence than inconvenient reality.

h/t to GreenCajun at Daily Kos
--the BB

2 comments:

FranIAm said...

That was it was it not.

Tina Fey in the classic archetype of the court jester... brilliant and spot on.

Jane R said...

I watched SNL live and howled.

It's good to have them back to political satire. I had given up on them years ago when they started doing mostly potty jokes.

I hope Tina Fey gets a lot of awards for this series.

And I hope we get a Democratic president in November.