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Making the Rounds

Kenneth the Page Responds to Jindal

By Garance Franke-Ruta
First, "30 Rock"'s Tina Fey helped undermine Sarah Palin's public image with her devastating mimicry on "Saturday Night Live." Now, "30 Rock"'s Jack McBrayer, who portrays Kenneth Ellen Parcell from Stone Mountain, Ga., on the show -- a.k.a. Kenneth the Page -- is turning into a break-out star in the wake of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's widely-panned speech responding to President Obama.

Virtually instantaneously, bloggers and the Twitterati pegged Jindal as a ringer for McBrayer's character.

Last night, McBrayer took to NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show to issue "the Jack McBrayer response to the Internet response to the Republican response to the President's address to Congress."

Can an SNL appearance be far behind?

Posted at 12:29 PM ET on Feb 26, 2009  | Category:  Making the Rounds
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BTW liberal bloggers, Sheriff Lee died in 2007. so stop making up interviews with him!

Posted by: ex-obama | March 1, 2009 6:50 AM

not racism:
if this is valid humor
president bush > chimp
then this is also valid humor
president obama > chimp

Posted by: ex-obama | March 1, 2009 6:45 AM

indian americans > education > medicine and technology > dorky
indian americans > business > 7/11 > greasy

Posted by: ex-obama | March 1, 2009 6:42 AM

for those liberal bloggers who couldn't get accepted anywhere worthwhile and still hunker down in starbucks:
* jindal was accepted at harvard medical school and yale law school. he choose oxford instead. now who's "dumb and dumber"???
* democratic leader > harry reid > nevada > las vegas > money for train-link with florida. now who's "pork and porkier"???
* check-out the harry lee video applauding jindal before you accuse him of your lies.

indian americans make up less than 1% of the population. so just as with native americans, it is ok to make racist jokes about them because there'll be no backlash. but it's still racism.

Posted by: ex-obama | March 1, 2009 6:36 AM

This really didn't surprise me all that much, since you would have to be completely detached from reality to willingly go on national television and defend the Republican Party now. Jindal was even dumb enough to make that Katrina remark.

After the nonsense he spewed, Jindal should be glad that he is only being lampooned as a lovably clueless rube. To advocate treason on national TV, as any Republican defending their party right now is doing, is shameless.

Posted by: hiberniantears | February 27, 2009 2:25 PM

Bobby Jindal reminded me of Bob Denver on Gilligan's Island--really cute!

Posted by: CoolOnion | February 27, 2009 2:05 PM

Liberals are so racist against indian-americans they will stop at nothing.

Sad how obvious who the democratic constituents are. Why don't they just get impersonators for republicans onto American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.

That's about the extent of the majority of democratic voters. Too stupid to critically think, unable to tie together issues but very "knowledgable" about economics even though with all the communist and socialist nations in history you can't find ONE that has had resulted in anywhere near the increase in standard of living and techonology advancement as US capitalism.

Posted by: Cryos | February 27, 2009 11:33 AM

Rumor is that plans are already underway to rehab image by filming the Page interviewing Piyush in front of the Turkey Processing and Slaughterhouse in Red Stick City.

Posted by: Patriot3 | February 27, 2009 11:09 AM

Piyush and the Page go to White Castle for an Exorcism.

Posted by: Patriot3 | February 27, 2009 11:01 AM

Actually, capemh, Obama is the one who has admitted that. Nice stereotype though. Weren't you screaming about Obama being thought of as a terrorist just because of his name?

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2009 6:17 PM

Kumar looked like he just finished a fatty before his speech Tuesday night.

Posted by: capemh | February 26, 2009 6:12 PM

After graduating with honors from Brown, Jindal was accepted to both Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School -- he chose instead a masters in political science as a Rhodes Scholar -- as I've said on other threads, I would gladly vote for him as our first Indian-American President.

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2009 5:34 PM


I wasn't aware that "Dumb and Dumber" was filmed at Oxford.

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2009 5:24 PM

While very funny I still hate Jimmy Fallon. I didn't even know he still had his own show.

Posted by: alkuth | February 26, 2009 4:13 PM

Very funny. As a Conservative Republican (I know that's an oxymoron these days) I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry as I see all the assorted a-holes, amateurs, creeps, and idiots my party has been consistently putting up as "Leader" these days. But, Jindal takes the cake. He's the worst of the bunch. I think I'll vote third party next time or even Obama. What the heck - he seems like a mature adult who actually has ideas.

Posted by: Tom22 | February 26, 2009 3:26 PM

Jindal is a lot like Sarah Palin, minus the good looks and the personality. If you strip away Palin's good looks and her personality, it doesn't leave you with much, but that's the way the GOP likes it. Dumb and dumber, like Joe the Plumber.

Posted by: hamishdad | February 26, 2009 3:13 PM

Funny. Very funny.

Posted by: RealCalGal | February 26, 2009 1:48 PM

McBrayer (darn spellchecker)

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2009 1:26 PM

He already MADE an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" with Alec Baldwin recently. Anyway, I noted on a prior thread this could become the Fey-McBrawley Full Employment Act of 2012. I know that I would vote for Palin and/or Jindal.

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2009 1:24 PM

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