Sarah Palin's resignation, while a boon for her opponents, is a great loss for many in the comedy world who rely on her special brand of mavricky speech nuggets for fodder. Jon Stewart said goodbye to the oft-mocked governor last night by poking holes in her farewell speech, beginning with her claim that she is stepping down to avoid a politics-as-usual lame-duck session. "When you have 15 months to go in your first term in office I don't think that's lame duck status. I think that's just...you're bored."
He went on to lambaste Palin for invoking the death of American troops to silence her critics in the media. "Why do I think that Palin's concern for media accuracy is in reference to the Sarah Palin $150,000 wardrobe story and not the Iraq WMD story? Cause only one of those stories really has bearing on American troops."
After a few shots at the 24-news-network coverage of her resignation, Stewart tossed to a segment by Jason Jones who was in Fairbanks for the event. Jones took Sarah's anti-media message to heart shouting for the Alaskan news outlets to leave her alone and going so far as to attack a local TV truck. Oh yeah and he definitely shouted something about "Jews."