Video: Palin's farewell speech reinterpreted by master thespian/starship captain

The Daily Show’s riff on Sarahcuda was funnier — watch the first nine minutes here, especially the bit with their correspondent on the scene heckling the media — but this better captures her, er, unique place in the culture. On the one hand, she somehow managed to ramble in a speech she had three weeks to prepare; on the other hand, no less a pop-culture icon than Captain Kirk showed up to goof on her. Whatever else she may be, she’s a bona fide star. There’s got to be a comfortable living in that somehow going forward.

For what it’s worth, I liked this better than “Mr. Tambourine Man” but not quite as much as “Rocket Man.”