Sorry to barge in on your holiday weekend — for God's sake, put on some pants — but I just got back from he movies and found this great video in a basket on my doorstep. It's the one we've all been waiting for, a gift from the cold, desolate North: A sportscast featuring presumptive Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin! Boom goes the dynamite, following the jump. The year was 1988. The Redskins beat the Broncos 42-10 in the Super Bowl. The film Gorillas in the Mist teaches us how to love once again. George H.W. Bush chooses Dan Quayle as his Vice Presidential running mate. And at KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska, a plucky 24-year-old sports broadcaster named Sarah Heath is giving Knicks highlights and making snide remarks about Tommy Lasorda. Do not be frightened by her large hair: Everyone was wearing it like that then. Even the men.
Who would have thought that the young lass would grow up to run the great state of Alaska, and then be asked to the Big Dance by John McCain? Certainly not the news anchor guy shown in this clip, who appears to be a weird amalgam of Ron Burgundy and Carl Monday. Just think: If McCain wins, we will have the only Vice President who has once given Iditarod highlights. Thanks to brave tipster DW for this find.