Former governor Sarah Palin, struggling on Sunday to walk back her controversial demand that Muslims "refudiate" a community center in downtown Manhattan, compared herself to William Shakespeare. Her point is that both she and the greatest playwright in English-language history both make up new words and that English is a "living language." Unsurprisingly, Palin's many critics are having a bit of fun with this unusual claim. What if Sarah Palin's life was written as a play by Shakespeare?
"Why dost thou lead these men about the streets?" "Truly, sir, to get some good b-roll, to get myself onto Fox News." #ShakesPalin
The Much Ado About Nothing Hour (with Megyn Kelly) #ShakesPalin
The Merchant of Venom #ShakesPalin
All's Well That Ends By Quitting #Shakespalin
I Can See Two Gentlemen of Verona from My House! #ShakesPalin
Twelfth Night I Had To Watch Bristol and Make Sure Levi Didn't Spend the Night #Shakespalin
And so, because I cannot prove a governor to entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a pundit. #shakespalin
Trig's Labors Lost #ShakesPalin
The Comedy of Errors #ShakesPalin
To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous liberals, or to quit halfterm, and by opposing, rake in speaking fees #shakespalin
Urgent to @SarahPalinUSA: Shakespeare would rather have died than "coin" the meaningless non-word "misunderestimate."