Come one, come all, to Sarah Palin's Alaska. On the latest edition of
The Learning Channel's instant-ratings sensation, the Mama
Grizzly-in-chief forgoes her usual idealized outdoor family excursions
for a locked-and-loaded hunting expedition. Set to an urgent Lord of the
Rings-styled epic score, Palin cocks her hunting rifle, takes aim at a
stray caribou and fires. To no avail.
But with a little coaxing
("it's ok, it's ok"), she reloads and takes aim--this time her shot is
on right on the mark and the unfortunate caribou falls (and the music reverts back to its homey
Americana refrain). After tentatively inspecting the animal, she
declares "it's dead," before referring her viewers to the good words of
a famous musician and gun-owner: "In the words of Ted Nugent, we thank
that mighty animal for living a good life and now sustaining a nice
family." After the hunt has ended she's asked "are you feeling better
now?" To which Palin responds, "I feel a lot better now." Watch her talk about hunting:
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