What exactly was the point of Sarah Palin appearing on SNL?
The reason for a politician to appear on a television show, is to give us a side of them we haven't seen. Palin set out to show that she can be light and fluffy, when the whole country already knows that's all she is. If Palin wanted to show us a side of her that's actually intelligent and thoughtful, she would have done an hour with Charlie Rose(which comes out to 30 minutes after Charlie is done talking).
Even the worst, scariest politicians have the ability to talk to the media, and somehow find the words to hide how horrible they are. But how horrifically wrong for higher office do you have to be to avoid talking to the press altogether?
If we were voting for a new cast member for "Up with People", or a local weatherperson in Anchorage, Palin's stint on SNL would have put her in a good light. But she is a candidate for Vice President, and the only thing being on SNL did was to shroud the McCain-Palin campaign in even more darkness.
For every Saturday Night Live appearance, a candidate should be required to do Meet The Press, Face The Nation and This Week. For every Larry King spot, a candidate should be forced to do three news conferences.
It's disturbing to think that some voters will actually think better of Palin because she can take a joke, even though she can't take an intelligent stand on serious issues.
But being able to take a joke is meaningless, if your candidacy is already a joke.