Reading about Sarah Palin’s entitled behavior following her triumphant roll-out at the Republican convention, it’s clear that she continues to suffer in the throes of Hank Kingsley Syndrome.
Those of you familiar with the Larry Sanders Show will know what I’m talking about. In the episode “Hank’s Night in the Sun” Hank Kingsley, Larry’s sidekick played by the great Jeffrey Tambor, is asked to host the late night talk show at the last minute. Following a decent performance, Hank “goes rogue” and proceeds to behave like an entitled asshole diva. By the end, he weasels his way into hosting the show for a second night and bombs horribly — in fact, he accidentally uses the word “retard” in his monologue and is booed. One of the audience members shouts, “You suck!”
This is Sarah Palin. One good convention speech and a bump in the polls for the McCain campaign and she transformed from a white trashy Alaskan governor into a white trashy diva who refused to take the advice of seasoned political professionals. Consequently, she made a complete ass of herself.
Seriously, watch the full episode of Larry Sanders here. It’s absolutely the story of Sarah Palin from September 2008 through today.