CBS Drama Showcases Blank Book that Mocks Palin as Empty-Headed Dunce
On this past Tuesday's episode of The Good Wife
on CBS, viewers were treated to a scene in which a ballistics expert
opens a gift, from a partner of a law firm, to find a book about Sarah
Palin made up of, he discovers by thumbing through it, blank pages
"satirically representing," Amazon.com explains, "the mind and thinking
of Sarah Palin." The book, 'Going Rouge: A Candid Look Inside the Mind
of Political Conservative Sarah Palin.'
In the March 2 episode, Chicago law firm partner "Diane Lockhart," played by Christine Baranski, engages the ballistics expert to help her with a murder trial. In her office, he notices a picture, on her credenza, of her with Hillary Clinton. Visiting him at his home office on a farm, she notices on his credenza a photo of him next to Palin: "Is that photo-shopped? You and the Barracuda?" He doesn't deny he "photo-shopped" it: "No, she's at a pro-life rally."
After his testimony exonerates her client, he sends her a gift in a box: Sarah Palin's biography: Going Rogue, promptly her to chuckle. In return - the scene in the accompanying video clip - he sends her the book ridiculing Palin. He opens the box, picks up the book and discovers all its pages are blank.
Amazon's description of the book:
This is a novelty book. The reader opens the book to find no text, just blank pages. The book contains no text. The book contains only blank pages. A parody of one of America's best known political figures, demonstrated by symbolic blank sheets, satirically representing the mind and thinking of Sarah Palin. Give this book as a useful gift while making a clever and amusing political statement.
CBS's synopsis of the program which airs Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST/PST, 9 PM CST:
THE GOOD WIFE is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney.
As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart, offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit....
-- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.