Monday, November 1, 2010

Washington Post's Dana Milbank Cracks on Palin's Seinfeld Quip

Sarah Palin gets today's first mulligan for a critical mistake: revealing herself to be a Seinfeld fan. In an e-mail to the Daily Caller, Palin complained about a Politico article relying on - horror! - anonymous sources: "I suppose I could play their immature, unprofessional, waste-of-time game, too, by claiming these reporters and politicos are homophobe, child molesting, tax evading, anti-dentite, puppy-kicking, chain smoking porn producers."

Anti-dentite? Readers will - or should - recognize this as a reference to the 1997 Seinfeld episode in which Jerry tells Kramer about a "little dentist joke" he made that offended his dentist, Dr. Tim Whatley.

Kramer: "You think that dentists are so different from me and you? They came to this country just like everybody else -- in search of a dream."

Seinfeld: "Whatley's from Jersey."

Kramer: "And now he's a full fledged American."

Seinfeld: "Kramer, he's just a dentist."

Kramer: "Yeah and you're an anti-dentite."

Seinfeld: "I am not an anti-dentite."

Kramer: "You're a rabid anti-dentite.... Next thing you know you're saying they should have their own schools."

Seinfeld: "They do have their own schools."

Milbank gives mulligans to Alvin Greene and others here

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