The “Late Show” host began singing Kelly Clarkson’s hit, “Since U Been Gone,” at the mere sight of the former half-term governor of Alaska and failed vice presidential candidate — who endorsed Trump during a wild speech Tuesday in Iowa.
“God I have missed you,” Colbert said to Palin’s photo. “It’s like a magical eagle made a wish on a flag pin and it came to life — which is great for me. While Trump, admittedly, has given me so much material to make jokes about, nobody compares to the original ‘material girl.'”He played a montage of Palin revisiting some her catchphrase “greatest hits” during the endorsement speech, and but she also showed off some new prattling idioms — and even transcended language itself at several points.
“Sarah Palin just guaranteed Trump the evangelical vote because I think she was speaking in tongues,” Colbert said, blowing a kiss toward her photo. “I just wish she could endorse every candidate, because I think it would sound something like this.”
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Colbert said he would first use a Taser to shock the part of his brain that understands sentence structure before attempting his Palin impersonation.
He then launched into a colloquial but confusing litany of breathless endorsements of various presidential candidates, peppered with resentful attacks on the media and education, in general, and sprinkled with cheerful inklings of violence.