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September Fool’s Day

By Dave Fox
Sliema, Malta

Hey! You guys! You guys are seriously not going to believe what wacky jokesters they are here in Malta! I don’t know WHAT was going on on Maltese television yesterday – maybe September 1 is the Maltese equivalent of April Fool’s Day in the States or something – but all day long, all the news channels here kept running this spoof of a news story claiming Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old daughter was… HA! Get this!… PREGGERS!

It was seriously good… like, better than even John Stewart could come up with. They kept showing interviews with these actors who were pretending to be delegates at the Republican National Convention, and the actors were super convincing. They were all like, “Yeah, well piss off, you news media scumbags ‘cuz Sarah Palin loves family values and her pregnant teenage daughter is nobody’s business but the Republicans! Hey, look! A hurricane!”

And I’ve got to admit, these madcap Maltesians almost had me fooled with their little comedy sketch. Yeah, but then when all the actors pretending to be family values people started going on about how unwanted teenage pregnancies just happen sometimes and that’s okay, and if it had been Joe Biden’s teenage daughter who got knocked up, they would totally respect HER privacy and not say a WORD about Joe Biden’s family values in THEIR political campaign, well, that’s when I realized it was all just a joke.

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2 Responses to “September Fool’s Day”

  1. Jeri
    September 17, 2008 at 7:46 AM

    Yeah, the whole darn thing is quite the joke, Dave. Can you hear me laughing? Because no matter how you slice it, as an Alaska resident I am going to end up with whatshername in a position of power. Over. Me.
    That’s so funny I want to learn how to speak Maltese, or whatever it is they speak there, if they have a job (or a hut) for a liberal-minded middle aged chick with absolutely no illusions left.
    Cheers.

  2. brrre
    September 20, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    I think it is nice that someone really wants to fuck the republicans.

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