Everything went fine, until she gave an interview afterward. That's when a worker in the background shoved a couple of turkeys neck-first into a death grinder while Palin yammered on, seemingly oblivious to the carnage unfolding behind her.
We've learned that when Palin talks, disaster follows, but usually it's not this vivid. It brought to mind the infamous wood chipper scene in Fargo.
Watch the surreal video, but beware, it's not for the squeamish.
This hilarious cartoon by Mike Lukovich from last week now seems brilliantly prescient.
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