Gina Gershon, Sarah Palin And Barracuda

Alaska Governor Sarah PalinImage via Wikipedia ‘Jocularity, Jocularity, Jocularity’

I am not a McCain/Palin supporter. So don’t misunderstand me when I say that a particularly sardonic part of me hopes we have Palin to make fun of for awhile. Maybe if we weren’t in the middle of a climate crisis, and an energy crisis, and a financial crisis (have I missed any here?)…

Anyway, you get my point. If we didn’t seriously need real leaders right now, it would be nice to have old Johnny McCain and sexy Sarah Palin around. Stewart and Colbert would reach new heights of incongruent absurdity and caustic remark.

Common Sense

Common sense tells us that there’s no way an old guy who can’t even deliver simple sentences without saying something wrong and a sexy but essentially empty-brained bimbo from Nowhere, Alaska could ever be elected president. (Then again, the last 2 elections have ended with some surprises.)

Regardless, Gina Gershon isn’t waiting (probably a smart move). Below is a video short I found over at, a minute and a half of Gina doing Sarah, and pulling it off beautifully. Enjoy…

See more Gina Gershon videos at Funny or Die

I <3 Heart

If you thought THAT was funny, check out the post over at Techdirt and be sure to read through the comments. The article is about the McCain campaign’s continued use of the song “Barracuda” by Heart. The band has requested that the song not be used because they don’t agree with or support the McCain/Palin ticket. The Republicans have ignored the request, arguing that they’ve paid for the use of the song, and they will continue to use it.

In the comments, an alternate set of lyrics is proposed, partially quoted below:


So is Palin the end –
She’s failing again today
I had to turn my vote away
Smiled like the sun –
Wishes for real
And wails – it never fails!

She’s lying so low in the weeds
I bet she’s gonna ambush me
She’d have me down down down down on my knees
Now wouldn’t she, Sarrahcuda?

Back over time we were all
Living free
You met the people and me
No right no wrong, selling a psalm-
A name, whisper game.

If the real thing doesn’t do the trick
She’d better make up something quick
She’s gonna turn turn turn turn it to the stick
Ooooooh, Sarrahcuda?

Sell me sell you the party said
Dive down deep down to give em lead!
You…I think you got the blues too.

All that night and all the next
Scam without looking back
Made for the neo-con pools – silly fools!

If the real thing doesn’t do the trick
She’d better make up something quick
She’s gonna cry about a pig in lipstick
Ooooooohhhh, Sarrah Sarrahcuda.

The Twist

And finally, the words of another commenter in the previously mentioned post, who notes a certain irony in the whole fiasco:

Taking the nickname given to you by students who weren’t exactly fans of you, and then taking a song by a band who actively and publicly dislike you to promote that nickname, whilst at the same time giving funds directly to Obama’s campaign (the money the band get from their use of the song, they give to Obama’s campaign)…

That’s pretty silly.


I’m Jon. Silly, indeed.

3 Replies to “Gina Gershon, Sarah Palin And Barracuda”

  1. I Love this article on Sarah Palin, and the use of the song Barracuda. The fact that “Heart” doesn’t even support her or McCain is simply hilarious. Does she think the title of this song is empowering to her? I think it just makes McCain look sad and weak. “Sarrahcuda” gave me my much needed laugh of the day, Thanks!! Lowanda

  2. I found more over at The BOLD part is a statement released by Heart.

    “Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song ‘Barracuda’ no longer be used to promote her image. The song ‘Barracuda’ was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The ‘barracuda’ represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.”

    It seems there is at least two Heart’s that Sarah Palin has not won over.

    **In a very funny ironic twist it seems that Sarah Palin may have won a beauty pageant but did NOT win the title “Miss Congeniality”…unless her name was Amy Gwin, who has come out and said that she can’t imagine why Ms Palin would lie about something so trivial as winning a title she didn’t in a backwater town. Hmmm, wonder what else she may be fibbing about?

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