‘Daily Show’ Host John Oliver on Sarah Palin: ‘Wait a Second – We Can Just Ignore Her’

"Just because I walked into a turd supermarket doesn't mean I have to buy anything"

"Daily Show" summer host John Oliver has had a breakthrough about Sarah Palin: He doesn't have to think about her.

He admitted it would be hard. The former vice presidential candidate set herself up for punchlines by returning to Fox News just months after leaving — and years after she ended her term as Alaska governor early.

"She's now effectively quit quitting," Oliver said. "She can't even commit to being uncommitted."

He noted that Palin returned to Fox News with a collection of pithy rhymes mocking the Obama Administration, and likened her to Dr. Seuss. He joked that she could call her latest book, "Oh, the Places You'll Leave."

But then he came to a realization that became the name of a new segment: "Wait a Second – We Can Just Ignore Her."

"Just because I walked into a turd supermarket doesn't mean I have to buy anything," Oliver said. "We can respond to her obvious trolling with a series of insulting jokes and maybe together enjoy a brief moment of catharsis — or, we can just f—ing ignore her. I promise America, it'll feel so good. It'll be like we give our brains an enema together."

Still, he admitted, it won't be easy.

"Oh Sarah," he said. "If only it was as easy for us to quit you as it is for you to quit everything."

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