The paranoia in this post by Gary Graham at Big Hollywood is epic. The subject is the new HBO series Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Can anyone guess what Graham’s complaint is? Correct, the show is mean to Sarah Palin:
I tuned in to HBO’s new comedy “Veep” and saw Julia Louis Dreyfus dressed up as . . . Tina Fey dressed up as . . . Sarah Palin.
So after suffering through “Veep” I’m yet even more mystified than before by the Left’s obsession with Palin. The only conclusion I can come up with is this: They are so terrified of a Palin candidacy, for anything that they just can’t let go.
Nevermind that Palin is not running for anything; what’s salient is merely the spectre that she may, at some point in the future, throw her hat back into the political ring.
This is absurd. HBO uploaded the first episode to YouTube so you can judge for yourself, but the main character is nothing like Palin. The writers could have given Vice President Selina Meyer any number of traits to make her like Sarah Palin. The could have made her an Evangelical Christian, given her a large family and a funny accent; but they didn’t. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, like Palin, is an attractive woman of a certain age with dark hair, but they don’t look alike. Since the fictional Veep’s big issues are green jobs and an attempt to replace plastic utensils with ones made of corn starch, she sounds like a Democrat; though her party is never named.