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Sarah Palin’s stand-up comedy more honest than her political speeches

In the second biggest performance of her career, Sarah Palin stunned Jay Leno and Tonight Show viewers with her wit and delivery, but more importantly, her honesty. In fact-checking her stand-up routine on the Tonight Show last night, The Chronicles have found her routine was mostly truthful.

Some selected facts we checked:

  • “I will know these jokes like the front of my Hand” – True. Sarah Palin knows the front of her hand
  • “Back home it was freezing.” – True. It’s cold in Alaska.
  • As soon as I saw the big Moose, I realized I hadn’t cooked my kids’ dinner.” – True. Sarah Palin did not cook her kid’s dinner last night.

The performance was perhaps Palin’s most honest. For instance, her famed speech at the Republican National Convention was made up primarily of lies:

  • “I told the Congress, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ on that bridge to nowhere – False.
  • “We began a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence.” – False
  • “I suspended the state fuel tax, and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress.” – False
  • “As Governor, I have a record of being a strong fiscal conservative.” – False.

Final verdict: As a politician, Sarah Palin is one hell of a comedian.

–WKW

Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles

Did your fact-checking staff verify that it was indeed Sarah Palin and not Tina Fey?

Yes. An interesting story: About a week after the whole Martin Eisenstadt kerfuffle, I was at LAX rushing for a flight and rushed right past Tina Fey. I was totally bummed I didn't have time to get a picture with her. Would have helped muddle the whole thing even more probably lol.

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