'Countdown' Goes Drag to Rip Sarah Palin
Stay classy, MSNBC.
On the day after the Republican Party showed gains in a few statewide elections and with key health care and cap-and-trade legislation pending, MSNBC went back to the well to do what it does best – attack the character of one of the network' favorite targets, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
On the Nov. 4 broadcast of MSNBC's “Countdown,” with fill-in host Lawrence O'Donnell substituting for Keith Olbermann (still MIA since New Jersey gubernatorial race went Republican), Michael Musto, gay columnist for The Village Voice and author of “La Dolce Musto” dressed up as Palin and reenacted two phony speeches. The occasion: A few media outlets had obtained “leaked” portions of two possible speeches Palin would have given on Election Night 2008 in the event of a McCain/Palin victory and a defeat.
“I wish Barack Obama well as the 44th president of the
The version of the victory speech “Countdown” viewers were treated two involved Musto mocking the former governor's marriage to Todd Palin.
“It's been just 68 days since that afternoon in
“And I am so lucky that he is still my guy,” Musto continued. “And I said to my husband, Todd, that it's not a step down when he's no longer
Musto is the show's go-to guy when it comes to tacky attempts to belittle Palin. Back in September 2009, Musto took a shot at Palin's special needs child to criticize the former