The Death of Satire
Posted by Dan Draney on November 1, 2008
Mark Steyn is a funny guy:
The Corner on National Review Online: “Kathryn, you’re right that, if Aunt Zeituni had settled in Wasilla — say, in lodgings across the way from Bristol Palin’s boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend’s uncle’s sled dog’s veterinarian’s ammunition dealer — the fact that she’s an ‘illegal immigrant’ might have come out a lot sooner, even if only from the Atlantic Monthly investigative unit driving by and asking her whether Joe the Plumber had ever serviced Trig’s real mother’s double-wide.
On the other hand, what could be more American than an Undocumented First Family? If I’d known it was this easy, I’d have run myself.
I was away for much of the summer and, when I returned, the entire campaign felt like an absurd satire I wasn’t quite up to speed on. But truly, in a world in which the many illegal foreign contributions to the leading candidate’s unprecedented fundraising include his own deportation-ordered aunt, satire is dead.”
Looks like Steyn is trying his best to resuscitate the patient, though. In case you don’t know the story of Obama’s Aunt Zeituni, go here.