Here is the poem, taken verbatim from Palin's speech, which Shatner read to the accompaniment of bongos:
Soaring through nature's finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. And then the extremes. In the winter time itís the frozen road that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty, the cold though, doesnít it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs? And then in the summertime such extreme summertime about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter than just some months ago, than just some months from now, with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers that are rushing and carving and reminding us that here, Mother Nature wins. It is as throughout all Alaska that big wild good life teeming along the road that is north to the future.Leave it to Captain Kirk to make sense of strange life forms. Watch the video of Shatner channeling Palin.
Update: Shatner's performance was so popular that Conan invited him to come back on The Tonight Show to recite Palin's Tweets as poetry.
The Daily Show Bids Farewell to Quitter Palin
Jon Stewart on Palin explaining that she's leaving office to avoid a 'lame duck' session: "So that's the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom! Pit bulls don't quit and then try to pretend like their quitting is not really quitting because they are quitting!"
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Colbert: Sarah Palin Will Be Missed
Colbert: "At first, folks, I was devastated. And then I saw the bright side. Sarah Palin is free! She can finally spread her wings and fly! In a helicopter, to shoot wolves."
More Colbert: "She has a book deal presumed to be worth millions. And I cannot wait to read it. I believe on the tenth page, she decides since the book is going to end anyway, to leave the last two hundred pages blank."
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#1: "I haven't seen you since the 'Fire David Letterman' rally"
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