U.S. Politics

It’s interesting tracking U.S. politics from the primary elections to the announcement of vice president candidates. My major news sources have been the various technological blogs. The news article appear when candidates state their stand on technological issues such as net neutrality, stem cells and even presentation styles. My other news source is The Daily Show (which just got another Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series). Yes, The Daily Show is a comedy show, but it does have a serious punch. I mean, which program gets (political) guests like Tony Blair and Bill Clinton? And a big plus point is that all the episodes are available for streaming online. 🙂

Speaking of comedy, the latest viral video related to the presidential elections is the Saturday Night Live skit featuring Governor Palin and senator Clinton. It’s super hilarious; especially if you have been following the election news and can catch the puns. Then again, there are stuffs like “boner shrinker” that makes anyone laugh.

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FYI, Tina Fey is the lady playing the role senator Palin. Her impersonation is immpeccable. No wonder it has quickly become one of NBC.com’s most-watched viral video ever.

If you actually had watched the above skit till 3:44, you might wonder what incident happened to bring about the “I don’t know that [the Bush Doctrine] is.” Here it is:

And Saturday Night Live is not the only show digging the incident. Here’s the serious version:

And here’s from The Daily Show:

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Isn’t it great when the media is free enough to criticize the politicians? They help citizens make informed decisions by allowing them to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates. I wonder when Singapore’s political scene would be open till this extent. Hmm…

[Article inspired by mrbrown & last100]

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