Who says terrorists don’t have a sense of humor? In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, former Weather Underground member and campaign bugaboo Bill Ayers reveals that, after the election, he sent Sarah Palin a note suggesting they get together for a TV show called Pallin’ Around With Sarah and Bill. That would be hilarious, obviously, but since Palin has suddenly decided to shun the limelight (and because, you know, it’s a crazy idea altogether), it doesn’t have a very good chance of happening. Still, though, there’s no harm in dreaming …
Bill Ayers: Wow, what a big crowd we have tonight, Sarah. A lot of people in the audience. And some of them aren’t even your kids! [laughter]
Sarah Palin: Ha ha, very funny.
Bill Ayers: You do look great, though, Sarah. What an outfit.
Sarah Palin: Oh, well, the RNC has fantastic taste! [laughter] You know, you’re looking pretty good yourself, Bill. I could see myself mounting you …
Bill Ayers: Huh!?
Sarah Palin: … on my wall! [laughter, applause]
Bill Ayers: Haven’t you ruined enough lives already, Sarah — like John McCain’s? [smattering of laughter]
Sarah Palin: Yeesh, that one bombed, didn’t it, Bill?
Bill Ayers: You be careful, Sarah — I know where you live! [laughter]
Sarah Palin: Oh you.
Bill Ayers: Oh you.
Sarah Palin: [singing] They say we’re young and we don’t know. We won’t find out until we grow.
Bill Ayers: [singing] Well, I don’t know if all that’s true. ‘Cause you got me, and baby, I got you. Babe.
Both: [singing] I got you babe. I got you babe.
Sarah Palin: All right, we have a great show tonight — Burt Reynolds is here, so stick around! [applause]