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Sarita - The Musical

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It seems that Gov. Sarah Palin’s little foray into the exciting world of acting on a New York stage - albeit a television stage - has gone to her head. Quick study that she thinks she is, she’s Method - morphing into a latter-day Eva Peron in order to next attempt a revival of Evita, but she’s made some notes on Tim Rice’s lyrics for the Alaskan version.

Visualizing herself with the face of Tina Fey and the voice of Patti LuPone, she set to work putting her stamp on the role of that earlier Vice Presidential candidate (and not a moment too soon, as you will see, because, the parallels to Sra. Peron’s second act musical makeover are hitting the newswires as we sing): (her notes in Bold)

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Eyes, hair, mouth, figure
Dress, voice, style, movement
Hands, magic, rings, glamour
Face, diamonds, excitement, image

(Eva:) (SARAH)
I came from the people, they need to adore me
So Christian Dior me from my head to my toes
I need to be dazzling, I want to be Rainbow High
They must have excitement, and so must I

Politico reports that the Republican National Committee has disclosed having spent over $150,000. on wardrobe and makeup for Sarah Palin and her family, in just two months.

(Eva's SARAH’S dressers:)
Eyes, hair, mouth, figure
Dress, voice, style, image

(Eva:) (SARAH)
I'm their product, it's vital you sell me
So Machiavell me, make an Argentine Alaskan Rose
I need to be thrilling, I want to be Rainbow High
They need their escape, and so do I

(Eva:) (SARAH)
All my descamisados Joe six-packs expect me to outshine the enemy
I won't disappoint them
I'm their savior, that's what they I call me
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes
To make me fantastic, I have to be Rainbow High
In magical colors

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You're not decorating a girl for a night on the town
And I'm not a second-rate queen getting kicks with a crown
Oh, and we’ll see no queens being wed, taking our wedding vows!

Interviewed on CBN Television (where else?) Sarah Palin announced her support for an amendment to the US Constitution to deny gay couples the right to marry.

Next stop will be Europe
The Rainbow's gonna tour, dressed up, somewhere to go
We'll put on a show

Look out, mighty Europe
Because you oughta know whatcha gonna get in me [hey! Eva Peron said whatcha, too? NEAT!]
Just a little touch of
Just a little touch of
Argentina's Alaska’s brand of star quality

Well, not Europe, not yet, at least, and while it may not be the George V in Paris or the Ritz in Madrid, Gov. Palin did manage to swing a week with her famously fertile fille Bristol at the Essex House on Central Park South – on Alaska’s dime.

Eva Peron, of course, withdrew from the Argentinean Vice Presidential race before the election.

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Michael Fox is a writer and economist based in Los Angeles. He has been a corporate controller, professor, and small business entrepreneur. After a life-altering accident, he spent five years learning more about medicine and the healthcare (more...)
 

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