The look on Trump’s face during Palin’s endorsement was…

I won’t mention the Sarah Palin endorsement speech again for several days after this, but New York Times columnist Gail Collins’ hilarious second paragraph below perfectly captured my own impression of what might be running through Donald Trump’s mind as he listened to her explanation (which is also perfectly captured by the first of Collins’ paragraphs, which is a quote from Palin during her endorsement remarks:

“Trump’s candidacy, it has exposed not just that tragic, the ramifications of that betrayal of a transformation of our country, but too, he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that has enabled it, O.K.?” Palin told the crowd at her big announcement endorsing Donald Trump.

The man himself was standing next to her, with a half-smile. Hard to tell if it was self-satisfaction or the look someone might get when trapped at a dinner party next to a stranger who’s describing how she met President William Henry Harrison in a past life.

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Jim Million on 01/21/2016 - 04:15 pm.

    So right (obviously)

    I had the same thoughts.

    Please do keep us current on this odd alliance. It’s good for reality relief. Besides, its rather nice to see how well Sarah has weathered these past years. Either she still looks pretty good, or I’m just years older.

    (While we’re having fun, might you also consider a piece on Sen. Sanders’ prospects had he run as “Bernice”? Been in my head all day.)

  2. Submitted by Pat Berg on 01/21/2016 - 04:51 pm.

    Here’s more

    From Huffpo. I wonder if Nick Wing (the guy who transcribed all this) has as big a headache as I just got from trying to slog my way through it? Ow!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sarah-palin-quotes-trump_us_569ed3b5e4b04c813761f583

  3. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 01/21/2016 - 06:01 pm.

    Like the screech of fingernails on a blackboard

    Palin returns. She is unchanged from her john McCain years. She will be good for the red meat Republicans but a total liability for Trump who likes to go it along. If it is a good fallacy he will want all the credit for himself. Palin will have a short shelf life in the Trump campaign. The fingernail thing will get to be too annoying for the majority of voters.

  4. Submitted by Donald Larsson on 01/21/2016 - 10:35 pm.

    That expression

    Calm, inscrutable, except when called on to accept applause for a key word now and then, but strangely self-satisfied, as though thinking, “Maybe, next, I’ll just murder someone on a live TV broadcast. They’ll buy that too.”

  5. Submitted by rolf westgard on 01/23/2016 - 05:33 am.

    It’s a new day for comics

    With all that material from Palin’s twisted rhetoric.

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