Skip to content

What happens when your 15 minutes of fame is overdue

© Tom Toles

UPDATE: Even the media is getting tired of Sarah Palin. As brilliantly reported by Stephen Colbert:



  1. Effisland wrote:

    So if her 15 minutes are up (not ‘overdue’), why are we still paying attention?

    Although I can appreciate the smug comment, you have to admit she is still a magnet for the media with all her outrageous, shocking – and entertaining – statements.

    Still, I’m curious at what point the media will simply stop paying attention. Likely never. Any guesses?

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    When Keith Olberman and Chris Matthews give up their closet crush and the rest of the media stops attacking her, she’ll have nothing left to say. We know what it sounds like when she tries to comment on a real issue. She is the one laughing, all the way to the bank, the more she is attacked the higher her net worth climbs. 🙂

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Permalink
  3. Don wrote:

    I used to hear similar things about Glenn Beck – ignore him and his wonderful stream of paranoid psycho-babble would go away. Unfortunately, as much as I’ve tried to ignore him, he’s still there.

    Same goes for Miss Sarah. I used to find her funny (admittedly, in a sad sort of way). During her run for the vp-hood, I’d check her out a couple times a week just to see if she’d said anything to tickle my funny bone (this drove my wife crazy, by the way – her intuition told her to steer clear of Miss Sarah from the beginning).

    Since the election, though, I’ve grown to enjoy her Palinisms less and less and have reached the point where I, too, just wish she’d go away. As with Beck, I find her to be a fairly ignorant yet moderately attractive woman who is becoming ever more adept at spouting illogical negativisms at the drop of a hat thereby adding nothing constructive to any discussion she or her script-writers/handlers decide she should enter.

    I’m trying as hard as I can to ignore her, really I am, but she’s not going away. Maybe I need to try harder to ignore her, but, alas, I’m afraid that the same sort of folks that bankroll Beck are bankrolling her as well.

    Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to read the McCain column IK mentions in the post above and see if I can find a bit of the old McCain as he suggests I will.

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink