Friday, September 19, 2008

MIKE FRANCESA = SARAH PALIN

Anyone else notice the similarities between these two? Both support John McCain. Both have suddenly found themselves the subject of intense scrutiny. Both complain that the media have treated them unfairly. Both are having their every word dissected by journalists (Okay, maybe for Mike, those journalists are just Phil Mushnick and Bob Raismann). Both think they are smarter than you and I. Both wear very charming glasses. Both have extremely irritating accents. Both are dismissive of their naysayers. Both find themselves in a tricky spot with pressurized new jobs. Both had careers in sports broadcasting. Both speak without relying on facts. Both are sometimes labeled bullies. Both have huge followings of supporters. Both like the outdoors: Mike enjoys the ponies, Sarah - killing moose. Both find the eyes of the world upon them. Both are being questioned if they can carry the load. Both will have their fates ultimately decided by the masses.

17 comments:

Loki said...

Mike Francesa doesn't have a taco.

KBilly said...

Mike has a big fat Johnsonville Brat

Loki said...

Mmmmmm...those are tasty!

TheNextBestThing1 said...

And Sarah Palin looks like a porn stars of the sexy secretary ilk. Id do Palin, Francesa not so much!

KBilly said...

Anyone remember the hot teacher in Varsity Blues? Dead ringer for Palin.

KBilly said...

Dog is catching up in the poll.

Whatdoyouhave? said...

oh she looks great in the strip club scene...if palin has that body its tough to vote against her

Fred Boz - said...

FAT FUCK does not have a johnsonville brat, my guess it is more like a jones breakfast mini sawseeg -

-FB

KBilly said...

my Q for Palin: How much screwing?

Loki said...

No screwing...due to the oil in Alaska, just a lot of drilling.

KBilly said...

After a week Dog still can't pronounce Carnuba wax. He just called it Carniba.

wtsherman said...

Ironically, in this analogy only one was good at sports growing up (hint: it wasn't Tankcesa).

To refine the analogy, wouldn't it make more sense to liken Mike's current exertions to a worst-case Palin scenario, say a year down the round. Namely, her synergistic partnership with Maddog McCain facilitates the pretermission of her obvious flaw(rustic inexperience in the case of Palin/soulless, off-putting arrogance in Fatcesa's). Maddog McCain gets off to a tremendous start in office - while Palincesa enjoys the vicarious approbation of the good ratings - until he goes off to the Great Sirius in the Sky. This leaves Palincesa to prove herself alone and instead of flourishing, he/she (God I'm getting confused) blames Huffington Raissman and the Daily Best when half of the country moves abroad?

wtsherman said...

And yes, in my Palincesa scenario God becomes conflated with Mel Karmazin who, instead of "calling us to eternal life" with Him in heaven, calls us to a 5 year/$15 mill opportunity to "write, direct, and produce" your own sports channel for his company.

KBilly said...

Francessa says: "I am who I am, because I was born that way. I was born with a gift. And I'm gonna keep rockin' on."

gman26 said...

Whenever I see Sarah Palin's name, I now think of the CBS made-for-TV movie Sarah, Plain and Tall, with Glenn Close and Chris Walken. But that's just me.

wtsherman said...

fmi (for my information),

is loki ostensibly gay or ostensibly straight?

(Comment 3 on this thread and his well-documented passion for Gman on the one side, or the whole taco thing on the other)

I'm confused.

KBilly said...

wtsherman, Loki is a flaming homosexual. Thing Mr. Sulu gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But yea, he's a total homo.