Mad Magazine has the answer, and it may surprise you.

Or maybe not.

Turns out it is none other than Sarah Palin, dontchaknow.


Head over to the Huffington Post’s site for the really big picture that allows you to read all the funny bits, which, really are pretty funny.  Unless you are a fan of Sarah Palin, in which case you are probably firing off an angry comment below or scheduling a book burning of the magazine at your local rec center.

via Huffington Post


  1. Lifeisaglitch
    December 11, 2008 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    A mosaic of lulz!

  2. Albert
    December 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    although not a fan of her myself, I am tired of liberal media bias in general. no one in the media’s railing on Obama shunning his half-brother living at a 10′ x 6′ hut in Nairobi, Kenya. if anyone hasn’t come across this type of news yet, that proves my point.

  3. Lifeisaglitch
    December 11, 2008 at 6:39 pm — Reply


    It was a pretty well known story but it doesnt have any political bearing…incompetence does.
    Besides what do you mean by shun?

  4. December 11, 2008 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    At the risk of starting a political fight here —
    Palin was the only candidate of the 4 who had any management experience (which is probably more important than IQ). And which Republican running for Pres or VP in the last 30 years has the press not accused of being dumb (even if they had a good GPA or high SAT – and never backed up by the press with an IQ score). If that is all they’ve come up with, then they haven’t found anything substantial to accuse the candidate of.

  5. Lifeisaglitch
    December 12, 2008 at 4:43 am — Reply


    I agree but …newspapers…..thinking the Veep works in the senate…Seems like the stuff she got from experience McCain, Biden and Obama learned in primary school… Ah lets stop the fighting.

  6. Anonymous
    December 12, 2008 at 5:37 am — Reply

    Wait… more important than IQ? I’m sorry but a dumbass with experience is still a dumbass, and just because they still hold their job doesn’t mean their competent either.

  7. Matt
    December 12, 2008 at 11:16 am — Reply

    I don’t really understand all the Palin Hate. I understand Humor and its good for politicians to be able to laugh and themselves but come on this is just political bashing of opponents. I mean Bidin said Jobs is a three letter word, Obama said that there were 53 states, but I don’t see them on this list.

  8. Brent
    December 12, 2008 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    Sarah Pallin lacks that easily apparent intellectual hunger beyond her own experiences that is generally associated with gifted people. In addition to raw IQ and demonstrated feats of intellectual rigor, people traditionally thought to be “smart enough to lead the masses” have a grasp of facts that gives them an air of being mentally formidable. Despite obviously having “smarts”, Pallin is not THAT kind of intellect. It is ludicrous and partisan to attempt to cast her in that vein.

    It is just as stupid and partisan to assume her above-average-but-not-gifted intellect will keep her down. It is much more honest to say, “So what? I like her and I don’t need my leaders to be egg heads.” That’s the crux of her appeal. Her supporters adore her in much in the same way Bush was the candidate with whom people felt they could share a beer, as opposed to boring, stiff, and nerdy Gore and Kerry).

    Bill Clinton might be called a southern hick, but regardless of how you feel about his politics, that guy is a mental heavyweight. Barack Obama, George Will, Hillary Clinton, Condi Rice, William F. Buckley, the first President Bush…regardless of their politics, ya gotta give them all credit for being a rarified kind of smart. They are intellectual giants. Sara Pallin is nowhere near that category, and it is intellectually dishonest to claim otherwise. But she will do fine anyway.

  9. Ned Tugent
    December 12, 2008 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    Palin was just an opportunistic media whore like Joe The Dumber, I mean Plumber. Good riddance to the bitch. LOL@ the MYTH of the “librul media”. Eight years of fuck-ups like Bush is more than enough. Time to let the adults handle things.

  10. December 12, 2008 at 8:05 pm — Reply

    As much as I liked McCain (and voted for him) I was disappointed in his choice of Palin. I can’t quantify it exactly but she just hit me wrong on a visceral level.

  11. December 13, 2008 at 9:24 am — Reply

    Wow, what a firestorm of comments.

    I see some strong opinions here, but among all the comments, I’ve yet to see any factual documentation about Palin’s IQ, SAT, or GPA; or any other objective means of measuring smartness.

    Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

    Management skill, and ability is more important in getting people to follow, than is IQ. If you queried CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, you’d get the same response. A good manager can hire a person with requisite smartness to fulfill a task.

  12. tool
    December 13, 2008 at 11:02 am — Reply

    I think Albert’s point is that the above image, plus other instances of referencing Palin’s family, is not something that was done to Obama.
    And I accept the fact that all media strongly supports the 1st amendment, which liberals tend to also pupport- but the MSM is largely owned by large corporations, which are, in general, conservative.

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