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Palin Pronounces Name Of Beloved Local Sports Hero For First Time

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Everyone on the stump has been awkwardly pandering to local sports concerns, with Barack Obama coming out in favor of a seven game series of ties between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays, and Sarah Palin telling everyone that their city knows how to turn underdogs into victors when everyone concerned, including Palin, would just prefer to be an unstoppable, waste-laying dynasty. So, here's an enjoyable moment from this morning's Sarah Palin stump speech in Findlay, Ohio, in which the candidate, confronted with the name of Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wrestles the name to the ground by slowly sounding it out, syllable by syllable. She then ordered the crowd to feel proud about Ben Roeth...lis...ber...[pause]...ger: "You gotta be so proud of him." Ahh, whatever. I guess what's important is that she sure looked expensive.

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And here's Jon Stewart, funning on sports pandering.