Sarah Palin parodies "Green Eggs and Ham," gets standing ovation

While conservatives laughed with her, liberals laughed at her

Published March 9, 2014 3:38PM (EDT)

The GOP's in-house poet laureate and stand-up comic Sarah Palin unironically wowed a crowd at CPAC with her rendition of Dr. Suess's "Green Eggs and Ham," an homage to Sen. Ted Cruz's non-filibuster filibuster from late 2013. While Cruz recited the story to an empty room, however, Palin invigorated about 3,000 people. Palin spiced the "bedtime story" -- a book about overcoming bias and self-discovery -- up "a bit" with conservative rhetoric about Obamacare, congress and the media:

I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his healthcare scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals. I do not like their crony deals.
I do not like this spying, man. I do not like 'Oh, yes we can.'
I do not like this spending spree. We’re smart, we know there’s nothing free.
I do not like reporters’ smug replies when I complain about their lies.
I do not like this kind of hope, and we won’t take it, nope, nope, nope.

While conservatives cheered her on, liberals paused to reflect on what just happened:

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Watch Palin's speech below:

By Prachi Gupta

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