Palin is a beauty-queen Elmer Gantry, outdoing Stephen Colbert in cheesy, braying nationalism.
And nobody takes it quite like his frequent target, Elmer Fudd.
This is a country,” says Joe Wilson, “that welcomes the Elmer Gantrys and the snake-oil salesman.
At first Lear thought of making a feature film satirizing Swaggart and his ilk—sort of an updated Elmer Gantry.
Check out this 2003 clip in which this soft-spoken Jewish pischer was transformed into Elmer Gantry.
The stealthy footfalls told Elmer that his foe was heading straight for the river bank and that he was in the Ute's path.
Elmer had brought a stenographer with him for scientific purposes.
Nor did Elmer have the slightest idea of trying to keep either of his chums in restraint longer.
Elmer created a mild sensation in the rooms of the Royal Society that evening.
Just let Elmer show up, and well see what the Lightning was built for.