Sarah Palin's Twitter feed, as performed by Shatner

On the Conan O'Brien show, William Shatner has been declaiming Sarah Palin's words, backed by percussion and double bass. Truly, this is poetry.

Whatever your feelings about Sarah Palin, and I defy any sentient being not to have enjoyed some spontaneous reaction at the sight of her, you must admit she is a little different.

Which, to my mind, is the very definition of art.

So I was both moved and unsurprised to discover that her Twitter feed has been deemed to be poetry and set to music.

On NBC's "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," Palin's tweets have been given full artistic recognition.

On Wednesday night's show, "Star Trek" legend William Shatner, accompanied by a little percussion and double bass, gave full vocal meaning to the tweeting of the now ex-governor of Alaska.

Never has the phrase "listening to Big and Rich" been given more gravitas.

Then there's perhaps her most Waldo Emerson-esque line: "Consistent rain reminds us- no rain, no rainbow."

Shatner delivers it with a lyricism rarely heard even on the most refined of Broadway stages. I sense a premiere at Carnegie Hall.

On an earlier show, Shatner was called upon to recite her resignation speech.

 

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