I had the idea for this cartoon at least as far back as December, but didn’t develop it because Sarah Palin wasn’t really in the news at the time. Last week, I happened to see Wonkette Jr. referring to the failed Governor/V.P. Candidate as a “Snowbilly,” and I remembered the gag, realizing now would be a good time to do something with it in light of her
idiot donor-funded family vacation One Nation Bus Tour and coyly-dropped hints about how she might be putting together the most hilarious and frightening run for President ever in 2012.
The gag is based on the Sirens of ancient Greek myth; seductresses whose beautiful singing was said to lead passing mariners to shipwreck on the jagged rocks surrounding their island sanctuary. Palin’s voice hurts my ears, and the things she says with it often hurt my brain, but she has cultivated an image of herself and her family as media darlings, and I think this threatens to doom anyone who’s dumb enough to listen to her.