'Sarah Palin's Glasses are a Maverick'
The Swift Kids for Truth, a group of weebies that can't form complete sentences without lisping adorably, take the piss out of Sarah Palin in a video called "Maverick." The description's about as infantile as the content: "The kids are in awe of that lady who looks like their Mommy when she's mad."
Palin's status as "maverick," the munchkins argue with subtle irony, doesn't go much deeper than the frameless glasses on her nose.
I'm no fan of the Palin gimmick, but here's a rule of thumb: if you've got a message to share, and the only way it sounds remotely intelligent or appropriate is if it's coming out of the mouths of kids, rethink it.
There are few instances when using children as cause-oriented pawns actually works well. Most of the time, it's just repulsive.