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11/14/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

John Cleese On Sarah Palin: "Monty Python Could Have Written This" (VIDEO)

Andrew Sullivan posted some footage of former Monty Python writer and performer John Cleese discussing the Republican vice presidential candidate. Cleese bemoans the fact that Michael Palin is no longer the funniest Palin and says:

Can they not see that she's basically learned certain speeches? ... It's like a nice-looking parrot because the parrot speaks beautifully and kind of says, "aw shucks" every now and again but doesn't really have any understanding of the meaning of the words that it is producing, even though it is producing them very accurately

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