Kidding, kidding. In fact, I can’t even take credit for that joke; it belongs to John Podhoretz, who’s joining in the Twitter merriment over the media’s idiocy. Still no news from their big fishing expedition as of 7 p.m. ET. Can you believe it?

Oh no, wait. Wait. Here’s something important from MSNBC:

In one email, dated Jan. 2, 2007 (PDF file opens in a new window), Sarah Palin reminds an aide that even though she’s a hunter, she’s opposed to bear hunting in the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, 200 square miles of protected wildlife habitat located approximately 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. Her argument invokes fond memories of growing up in Alaska. She writes:

“I am a hunter. I grew up hunting – some of my best memories growing up are of hunting with my dad to help feel our freezer… I want Alaskans to have access to wildlife… BUT – he’s asking if I support hunting the bears in the sanctuary? No, I don’t… I don’t know any Alaskans who do support hunting the McNeil bears that frequent the viewing area. Many Alaskan and Outside visitors view these animals on the McNeil river, within the sanctuary, and, as my parents have reported back after their viewing trip, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see such beauty on that river.”

So there you go. If Romney brings up bear-hunting in the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary at one of the debates and Palin claims she’s all for it, she’s obviously a liar who’ll say anything to get elected.

We need a palate cleanser, my friends. Via Magic 107, behold the steely determination of a man bent on demonstrating, in the most vivid possible way, the insanity of the hyper-regulatory state.