Vice Presidential Jeopardy

SARAH PALIN: Hello, hello! Welcome to Jeopardy! I’m your celebrity host, Sarah Palin, and today we’re gonna play for the prize of winnin’ the spot of the next Vice President of these United States! Playin’ today are three excellent contestants and I will let them introduce themselves to you now.

CHRIS CHRISTIE: Hi folks, I’m Chris Christie, the governor of the great state of New Jersey. I enjoy donuts long walks in the park and I believe Donald Trump will be the best president the United States has ever had. I have been a good friend of Donald’s for 10 years, and sometimes he throws me a ball and I go chase it and he almost always pays for lunch. I believe no one is better prepared to provide America with strong leadership.

PAUL RYAN: I’m Paul Ryan, and I’m only here because Mr. Trump promised he’d stop calling my house at 3 in the morning if I say nice things about him.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I’m Whoopi Goldberg and I’m here to fill two quotas.

PALIN: Excellent, let’s begin. The categories are: The Daily Grind, Things That Are Huge, Things We Believe In, Things That Are Great, and Things That Are Icky. Chris, let’s begin with you.

CHRISTIE: Excellent, thank you Sarah. And I’d like to say, you’re looking fantastic today.


CHRISTIE: I’d like Things That Are Great for 400.

PALIN: Super. This “great” leader has twenty cities named after him.

CHRISTIE: Oh I know this one. Who is Donald Trump?

PALIN: Oh I’m sorry, the correct answer was Alexander the Great. But I see why you might have said that. Mr. Ryan, it’s your turn now.

CHRISTIE (MUMBLES): Donald Trump is the greatest and will have 30 cities named after him.

RYAN: I just want to clarify that I’m only doing this because he keeps waking me up in the middle of the night. I’m tired and cranky and don’t want to be here. I’ll take The Daily Grind for 200.

PALIN: Excellent choice, excellent choice. The answer is: To cast a tie-breaking vote in the event of a Senate deadlock.

RYAN: What is the role of the Vice President?

PALIN: Ooh gee willikers, I don’t know. I’d like to buy a vowel.

RYAN: No, Sarah, the role of the Vice President is to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

PALIN: Oh, so it is! Would ya look at that, you really do learn something new every day. Two hundred tax free buckaroos to you! Please choose the next question.

RYAN: I’ll take Things That Are Huge for 300.

PALIN: Okie dokie, Smokie. This is something Donald will erect immediately upon his election.


PALIN (LOOKS SURPRISED, AND SLIGHTLY AROUSED): And before ya go ahead and state the obvious, remember this is a family show. We can talk about anatomy later!



PALIN: Mr. Ryan, do you have an answer?

RYAN: I believe that would be the giant wall.

PALIN: You’re right! Just talkin’ about this wall gets me all flustery, really makes ya stop and think…


RYAN: No, it really doesn’t.

PALIN: Chris, it’s your turn. Please choose a category.

WHOOPI: Excuse me, but I think you’ve skipped my turn.

PALIN: Oh no, we just don’t really care what you have to say. Chris?

CHRISTIE: I’ll take Things That Are Icky for 400.

PALIN: Ooh you’ve hit the daily double! If you get this right you get


800 points!


PALIN: These are brown, pop up on your lawn, and can make you sick if you’re not careful with them.


WHOOPI (SHAKES HEAD IN DISGUST, BUZZES): You idiot, it’s mushrooms.

PALIN: I’m sorry, Whoopi, the correct answer was Mexicans! Congratulations, Chris, you’ve won the daily double! That puts you in second place behind Paul Ryan with


$100. When we return from the break, we’ll find out if Chris Christie can overcome the adversity that is playin’ up against him and so he can take the spot of Vice President!

WHOOPI: You know what? This game is rigged. Whoopi out.


RYAN: And you know what? I never wanted this to begin with. I’m gone!


PALIN: Would ya look at that! Chris Christie wins the spot of Vice President of the United States! You’re now free to jeopardize the country! Congratulations!

DONALD (COMES FROM BEHIND CURTAIN): Are you kidding me with this asshole again? Fuck it, you’re all fired. I’ll do it myself.








A Game of Delegates

Collusion between enemies… the wife of a former philandering leader trying to hold her spot on the throne and willing to crush anyone on the way… North vs. South, scheming, cheating, bloodshed… we have a lot to look forward to this Spring, and that’s just Game of Thrones. We haven’t even touched on the presidential election yet.

Days after a cataclysmic loss in New York, Ted Cruz’s campaign struggles to explain their failure. Some say he wasn’t feeling the New York values. But I’m not so sure about that…he did, after all, walk away with a big ole bagel.

If there was any doubt about whether Indianans would warmly welcome the Republican frontrunner during their state’s upcoming primary, look no further than the expansive fields, where hundreds of thousands of Donald Trump dolls have been spotted—wait—wait—what’s that? Just in, these are not Trump dolls but ears of corn.

Meanwhile in Pennsylvania, The Donald was trumped by those with hair more fabulous than his—a group of alpacas. It is unknown how the Trump team and the alpaca farm came to share a complex on this magical day, but subsequent polling indicated the alpacas—as some began to call the Trumpacas—drew a more prolific crowd than The Donald. The Trump campaign has not released a statement on the matter.

On another note, the Treasury has chosen to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. While Americans have broken Google with “Who is Harriet Tubman” inquiries, both Ben Carson and Donald Trump have voiced opposition to the Treasury’s choice, suggesting that instead Tubman take her place on the $16 bill or the $12 bill, depending on whether you want to slight her as a woman or as an African American.

Donald Trump vs. Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews: Our next question comes from Katie, a student at the University of Wisconsin. Katie?

Katie: Mr. Trump, I’d like to know about your stance on women’s rights and their right to choose in their own reproductive health.

Donald Trump: Well, you know, I’m pro-choice. Pro-life. Pro-life. I believe in the sanctity of life, you know that. Except in the case of rape and the life of the mother. Some of my competitors tell you they’ll also allow abortions for cases of incest, but I won’t go that far. Is that okay? You understand?

Matthews: What would President Tr [wheezes]—President Tr [wheezes]—excuse me. What would President Trump’s abortion law be?

Trump: Well, you know. There would be a law and it would be a great law.

Matthews: What would the law be, though?

Trump: I haven’t decided yet. But it will be grand, I promise you that. This is election is so important—there’s going to be a law. And frankly, it’s going to be the best wall, the biggest wall. Law.

Matthews: But you have to have a law in mind.

Trump [in mocking voice]: You have to have a law in mind.

Matthews: Geez, Anderson was right. Five years old. You can’t dodge this, Mr. Trump. Please tell us your law.

Trump: I’d like to phone a friend.

Matthews: [Sighs] Permission granted.

Trump (on phone): Hi, it’s me. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah, I know. The very best. [Pauses to listen]. No, better than that. [Pauses to listen]. Mhm. Mhm. Perfect. Thanks, Chris. I’ll see you tonight. Ice cream’s on me this time. [Hangs up phone]. It will be the best law, and the law that will unify the people and I’ll tell you what the law will be because these people are committing a crime, a murder. There will be, there must be, a punishment for abortions.

Matthews: A punishment? Who will be punished?

Trump: I think you know.

Matthews: I do not know.

Trump: It rhymes with swimmin’.

Matthews: Women? You want to punish the women?

Trump: Well, you know. Punishment has been proven to be the only thing that works with these people. Take Ivanka, my gorgeous daughter. When Ivanka was a little girl, when Ivanka was a bad little girl, Daddy used to punish her. Oh, he punished her good. And you know what? It worked. Abortions are evil and there has to be some form of punishment.

Matthews: For the woman.

Trump: Yes, there has to be some form.

Matthews: But you must know. Will it be five years? Ten? Twenty? What will the punishment be?

Trump: No less than 18 years. And, well, frankly, it depends on a cup size factor, [clears throat] a couple factors.

Matthews: Like what?

Trump: It will have to be determined. But these people, these women who get abortions, they’ve been naughty, real naughty, and they deserve to be punished. It would please me greatly to be the one doing the punishing.

Matthews: But here’s my problem with this. If you don’t have a punishment for abortion—and I don’t believe in it, of course—people are going to find a way to have an abortion. They’ll go to the doctor who flunked out of medical school, they’ll go to the doctor who fell asleep while running for President of the United States.

Trump: Keep my boy Benny out of this. He is a good Christian, the best Christian.

Matthews: I need you to give me a straight answer: In a Trump regime, what would the punishment for women who get abortions be?

Trump: Well of course I’m gonna give you a straight answer. I don’t believe in any other kind of answer.

Matthews: Enough with the games. Mr. Trump, if there were to be a punishment for women who get abortions, what about the men who got them pregnant? Are they responsible under the law for these abortions?

Trump: Is the sky gold?

Matthews: Well, folks, there you have it: Donald Trump believes the women who get abortions, but not the men who impregnate them, should be punished for getting abortions. That’s all the time we have tonight. Good night, and good luck.

Trump: Wait, wait, wait. Hold on a second. I never said the women should be punished. You’re twisting my words. It’s the doctors who provide the abortions who will be punished. Fucking Lib media.