Oh my: Specter makes Palin joke during stand-up routine

posted at 7:05 pm on August 21, 2009 by Allahpundit

Weird, I know, but it was for charity. Consider this an in-kind contribution to the Toomey campaign, as once the clip starts circulating the money from enraged Palinistas should start pouring in. I’m not sure what the point of the punchline is, frankly: Is the joke supposed to be that she’s an egomaniac or is it actually a dig at her religious devotion? Ah well — as a newly minted Democrat, he’s practically obliged to stick some Palin derision in there somewhere.

The Sarah goof is in the first clip; the other two involve him showing off his repertoire of dick jokes. I haven’t liked him this much since … actually, I’ve never liked him.


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quite a loss for the GOP.

rob verdi on August 21, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Arlen IS a Joke and deserves no respect.

originalpechanga on August 21, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Sit. Down. Arlene.

Knucklehead on August 21, 2009 at 7:08 PM

next.

upinak on August 21, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Wait, wait….. wait a minute. Wait, just wait a minute.

BadgerHawk on August 21, 2009 at 7:08 PM

It’s going to be nice to see him go down.

El_Terrible on August 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

yawn

BPD on August 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Doing his best to fit in, I see.

capitalist piglet on August 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

I can hardly understand this friggin mush mouth.

Cuffy Meigs on August 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

This flaming ass belongs with the Democrats.

rplat on August 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

The punch line is a variation of an old joke.

It doesn’t really fit though because the “Sarah Palin” stereotype is that she’s an uneducated bumpkin, not that she’s an egomaniac with a God complex.

Switch the people in the joke to Hilary, Pelosi and Obama and have Obama as the punchline and it’s actually funny. Not just because it’s tweaking the other side, but, because many people think the man has an overinflated ego.

JadeNYU on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Don’t quit your day job. Oh, wait a minute …

davidk on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

One of the few cash for clunkers success stories…

rw on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Former Democrat–Repub–er, Democratic Senator Arlen Specter took the liberty to joke about Sarah Palin, when it appears that the joke is on him. Trailing by double digits in his own state of PA, Specter’s surely living in a glass house and the coffin is just about to close on this textbook case of a senator who’s surely as “shovel-ready” as ol’ teddy Kennedy.

cya Arlen.

ted c on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

dude needs a teleprompter. And a joke writer. And a personality.

Guardian on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

It’s going to be nice to see him go down.

El_Terrible on August 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

He’ll have to wait his turn. I hear there are a number of other Democrats in front of him.

Ahem.

capitalist piglet on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

That’s a pretty standard joke. The last time I heard it there were football coaches involved saying G_d told them they would win the Super Bowl.

myrenovations on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Wait a minute.

BadgerHawk on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Is this video another “Death Panel Joke”? I thought they struck all this deadwood this from HB 3200.

clorensen on August 21, 2009 at 7:11 PM

I think this makes the 4th knock on Palin today. Not her record but still very good.

Amadeus on August 21, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Freakin’ loser is getting his post-election gig going I see…

enoughalready on August 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Not good, but still better than Bill Maher.

whitetop on August 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Just go away.

califdreamnred on August 21, 2009 at 7:13 PM

It’s kind of like whistling in the dark.

JoeAvg on August 21, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Schincter sucks. Who the hell keeps voting for assholes like this to represent them?

therightwinger on August 21, 2009 at 7:14 PM

I could hardly understand him. He reminds me of how adults sound in the Charlie Brown cartoons.

boomer on August 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM

The first joke works better if “Palin” is replaced with “Obama”.

Arlen Specter has done us all a public service. By telling these jokes, he’s gone a long away towards curing sleep insomnia.

amerpundit on August 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM

So now the JEWISH senator from neither party is having a dream about the Lord speaking…?

Puh-leez!

singlemalt_18 on August 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM

I’m a Palinista and I laughed a little because it was so pathetic.
Well, the democrats have what they wanted.

cubachi on August 21, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Ooof…Arlen makes Garafolo seem funny in comparison and that’s saying something.

Bishop on August 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM

“Take my seat, PLEASE”

marklmail on August 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM

OK. I know this is a little off topic but here goes.

Barney Frank: “What planet are you people from?”

Someone in the crowd: “We’re not from Uranus”

bloggless on August 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM

I cannot believe this douchebag is my Senator.

*****holds head in hands*****

rockmom on August 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Why joke on Sarah if she’s supposed to be so irrelevant after resigning? Oh, wait …

IrishEyes on August 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Specter’s last significant contribution to America was the “Magic Bullet” theory.

David2.0 on August 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Benedict Arlen is a joke

Check this out: One of the hottest conservative talents in the country.. This rocks

deedtrader on August 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Who does sex jokes at a charity event to benefit children?

Class-y. Specter and Philly.

I’m surprised they didn’t have Philly’s new hero, Michael Vick, do an animal act.

Y-not on August 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Ahh Arlen I hardly knew ye!

sonnyspats1 on August 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Sarah has to do some end of-life-counseling jokes about his career.

the_nile on August 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Oh, it’s ON.

An aside: anyone think this looks like Nicolas Cage all grown up? Yeah…

Mommypundit on August 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM

nobody gonged him?

Jed_Eckert on August 21, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I cannot believe this douchebag is my Senator.

*****holds head in hands*****

rockmom on August 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Didn’t you vote for him too? That’s gotta burn…

BadgerHawk on August 21, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Sarah put Horseface Kerry in his place after his lame attempt at humor…. tick tock, Arlen.

tru2tx on August 21, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I liked the joke… LOL

I didn’t take much offense to it.

TimeTraveler on August 21, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Someone should have egged him on to do his own version of “The Aristocrats” joke.

Now THAT would have made the front pages, guaranteed!

pilamaye on August 21, 2009 at 7:21 PM

I can’t decide which one is more indecipherable – Arlen or Barney.
Oh well, who gives a rat’s ass? They both suck.

skree on August 21, 2009 at 7:21 PM

I cannot believe this douchebag is my Senator.

*****holds head in hands*****

rockmom on August 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

What are you now prepared to do??

PappaMac on August 21, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Makes you stop and think about how truly pathetic this man is. He is a drug addict and his drug is power. He is panicking like any other drug addict because he is not sure how to, or even if he can, procure his next fix. So desperate to keep those hits coming that no contradiction, no hypocrisy, no humiliation is too great.

So pathetic, it is difficult to even look at.

American Elephant on August 21, 2009 at 7:22 PM

So Specter is practicing for a change in career? He should, since real change is coming his way. Message to Arlen, you are worse at this gig than your current one, and that’s sayin’ somthin’ (g’s intentionally dropped for emphasis!)

IrishEyes on August 21, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Arlen Specter has done us all a public service. By telling these jokes, he’s gone a long away towards curing sleep insomnia.

amerpundit on August 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM

I wasn’t going to bother watching it, but I have insomnia so now I feel compelled. If “it” works, maybe I’ll bottle “it.”

speed911 on August 21, 2009 at 7:22 PM

I think this makes the 4th knock on Palin today. Not her record but still very good.

Amadeus on August 21, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Yeah the only person we hear more about is Obama and she’s supposed to be irrelevant.

Lily on August 21, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Sorry Arlen but were not laughing with you, were laughing at you. My advise don’t quit your day job, then again given the mood of your constituents lately you may very well find yourself unemployed before long.

Hellrider on August 21, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Politio notes that TOTUS and Biden will be campaigning for deal Arlen…Im sure poor Joe Sestak D-PA appreciates that..I like Joe Sestak ..

ginaswo on August 21, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Somebody call 911, Arlen just died on stage.

portlandon on August 21, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Take my Senator…………..please. (I’ll be here all week folks.)

tommyboy on August 21, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Must REALLY SUCK to be Arlen Spinchter, neither party wants or can stand this small, little, washed up, joke, of a sorry a$$, crap weasel!
Poster Boy for term limits, the people who vote for this moron, sorry morons, can’t be trusted to have more than 1 or 2 term congress critters, senate scumbags or court jesters, I mean justices.

dhunter on August 21, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Someone should have egged him on to do his own version of “The Aristocrats” joke.

Now THAT would have made the front pages, guaranteed!

pilamaye on August 21, 2009 at 7:21 PM

He would have mispronounced %#*!*- ass.

whitetop on August 21, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Consider the irony of a United States Senator … any United States Senator … calling anyone an egomaniac.

Maybe he meant it as a compliment.

BD57 on August 21, 2009 at 7:28 PM

/politico The Hill has the piece and it is fundraising TOTUS is doing for Arlen..

ginaswo on August 21, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Poor Arlen wouldn’t make it past the first round of Death Panels. He offers nothing to the collective.

portlandon on August 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM

He’s not going to be laughing so much when Sarah “The Lord” Palin starts campaigning for Toomey.

yogi41 on August 21, 2009 at 7:34 PM

In the meantime, Sarah Palin keeps making one thoughtful point after another regarding the stupidity of the Democrat-run government and legislature…

ChristianRock on August 21, 2009 at 7:36 PM

I cannot believe this douchebag is my Senator.
*****holds head in hands*****
rockmom on August 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Now you know how I feel (Minnesota).

Bishop on August 21, 2009 at 7:36 PM

I don’t get the joke either, although that may be because I couldn’t understand anything he was saying. Sit down, Arlen “Mush Mouth” Specter.

Emily M. on August 21, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Ease up! after all, Arlen had brain surgery.

They took out his freaking brain.

drjohn on August 21, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I cannot believe this douchebag is my Senator.
*****holds head in hands*****
rockmom on August 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Now you know how I feel (Minnesota).

Bishop on August 21, 2009 at 7:36 PM

I’ve got the California twin-terrors; need I say more?

yogi41 on August 21, 2009 at 7:39 PM

He’s so desparate it’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for his next gig. Please, I have to wipe that from my harddrive, like now.

Another prime example of the ‘Peter Principal’ and his constituents lose again. He doesn’t care though, he’ll get a generous retirement with all the healthcare he can use between now and judgement day.

24K lady on August 21, 2009 at 7:39 PM

You know, seeing things like this just reminds me of all the people who insisted that we not make waves with moderates and that we bend over backwards to avoid being critical of turds like Specter. “Big Tent” they said. “Lure moderates” they said. “We need Specter” they said.

Lehosh on August 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Whaddaya say we take up a collection to pay Allah to never ever do a thread with this waste, Specter, in it.

I love the comedy of it, but the very sight of this twit makes death panels sound like a damn good idea.

TXUS on August 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM

The first joke had to be a rehashed Dear Leader one.
He does look more like Tim Conway than ever before.

d1carter on August 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM

An aside: anyone think this looks like Nicolas Cage all grown up? Yeah…

Mommypundit on August 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Don’t leave me hanging…answer me.

Mommypundit on August 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Good ol’ Ailin Sphincter. The most worthless tool since the Clapper.

IamKurtacus on August 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM

What if Palin is god?

What will happen to her favorite hotair blogger Allah?

TimeTraveler on August 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM

eh … it wasn’t that bad. Spector has to know he’s toast. Maybe he’s just practicing for Last Comic Standing.

darwin on August 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM

150 pounds of douche stuffed into a wrinkled mummy suit… I hope PA retires this a$$hat for good.

Claypigeon on August 21, 2009 at 7:43 PM

I couldn’t really follow most of that. This guy sounds like he’s got a mouth full of marbles, and the poor audio in this instance makes it all the worse.

RightWinged on August 21, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Is Al Franken giving Arlen tips on “humor”?

GarandFan on August 21, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Spector is a broken man at the end of his career.

They can say that Nixon went to China …

They can say that Reagan won the Cold War …

They can say that Clinton balanced the budget …

They can say that the Bush Prez’s won wars …

But when history looks back at Spector – they will struggle to figure out what this man stood for besides his own personal interests and lifestyle funded by the taxpayer dollar.

Poor Spector.

HondaV65 on August 21, 2009 at 7:48 PM

s/w OT but much funnier…

Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson on Hugh Hewitt just coined a great retort to ‘wee wee’:

‘InContinental Congress’

LMAO!!

mbo213 on August 21, 2009 at 7:49 PM

He gets more and more ridiculous by the day.

Scrappy on August 21, 2009 at 7:51 PM

And I made the comment in another thread yesterday, but I just can’t stop being creeped out by how that guy holds a microphone.

Scrappy on August 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Comment #79!!

347 more to go!

Apologetic California on August 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Who are these people?

They are the endlessly, hopelessly, laughably and fatally clueless of our time.

rrpjr on August 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Is there honor anymore in the Democratic Leadership?

First, a President claiming God’s partner in matter of life and death.

Second, a Senator bashing a woman conservative as “god” just for his personal ambition.

What’s next?

Am I really seeing the destruction of America by the venomous mouths of Liberal MSM and politicians?

This is a world gone mad.

Now, I understand why a politician Sarah has to get off politics and political positions. It gives them enough time to reflect, repent, and rethink for what is really good for the American people.

Too bad for Mr. Specter not to have enough time to have a personal reflection.

TheAlamos on August 21, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Is there NO honor anymore in the Democratic Leadership?

Sorry.

TheAlamos on August 21, 2009 at 7:54 PM

lawl.

Are people from PA honestly this effing stupid?

tetriskid on August 21, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Well, at least we know he’ll have employment after he loses the election.

stenwin77 on August 21, 2009 at 7:56 PM

ELECTION NIGHT 2010

Arlen gets to go home and rest.

PappyD61 on August 21, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Freakin’ loser is getting his post-election gig going I see…
enoughalready on August 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Normally, I’d say “Don’t quit your day job,” but…

Ah, never mind. Specter is so damned pathetic, he’s not even worth making fun of anymore.

logis on August 21, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out honey.

Terrye on August 21, 2009 at 7:57 PM

From what I hear, he is a goner. The Democrats do not want him either. Traitor.

Terrye on August 21, 2009 at 7:58 PM

He’s actually auditioning to see who joins Joe Biden in this years “Abbott and Costello” competition at the D’s next convention. Right now, Al Franken has the inside track.

GoldenEagle4444 on August 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM

…unbelievable…

Mommypundit on August 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM

For a comedian, he’s a pretty good lawyer.

Wait, no he’s not.

SagebrushPuppet on August 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM

there’s a Specter stalking America mumbling death panels are easy, comedy is hard.

JohnBissell on August 21, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Jesus, that’s pathetic.

And Mommypundit, I’ve been trying to come up with who this guy reminds me of. Yuup, you’re right, Nicholas Cage.

Although I don’t think either of them are likely to grow up…

warbaby on August 21, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Wait a minute.

BadgerHawk on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM

+7%…….

Seven Percent Solution on August 21, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I wonder which retirement home they’ll end up wheeling this babbling fool to.

elduende on August 21, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Arlen, keep your day job…

whatever that is.

JohnGalt23 on August 21, 2009 at 8:16 PM

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