Sarah Palin, slam poet.

Dim the lights and maybe light a candle on stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit, and Palin's rambling speech begins to make more sense.

This was poetry, not politics, ya

dig?

It's what can happen when your teleprompter breaks and when any old word will do. Check these stanzas that we're gonna just call, "The Ballad of 2016":

Things must change for our government.
Look at it.
It isn’t too big to fail.

It’s too big to succeed!
It's
too
big
to
succeed.

So we can afford no retreads
or
nothing will change with the same people

And same policies that
got us into
the status quo.

Another Latin word.
Status quo.
And it stands for,
‘Man, the middle-class, everyday Americans are really gettin’ taken for a ride.’

That's status quo.
And GOP leaders,
by the way,
y'know,

The man can only ride ya when your back is bent.
So strengthen it.
Then the man can't ride ya.

America won't be taken for a ride.
Because so much is at stake

and

We can't afford politicians playing games
like
nothing more is at stake than.

Oh.

Maybe just the next standing
of theirs.
In the next election.

Take it away, Sarah: