09/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Palin and "The Lumberjack Song"

Those disparaging Palin's lack of achievements have forgotten that it was Palin who wrote the famous "Lumberjack Song," which of course is about life in Alaska: "I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK/I sleep all night and I work all day."

The song generated controversy because of the next lines, "I cut down trees, I skip and jump/I put on women's clothing and hang around in bars."

And it was also Palin who co-starred in the famous "Dead Parrot" sketch, playing the pet shop owner who maintains that a "Norwegian Blue" parrot lying in the bottom of his cage is not dead: "no, he's resting. . . . he's probably pining for the fjords." The BBC named it the number one "alternative comedy sketch" of all time.

Oops, that was MICHAEL Palin - never mind.

But if Sarah Palin is in fact related to Michael, she would win a lot of votes from people who think a Monty Python relative in the White House would be a definite improvement over Dick Cheney.

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