In what many observers have described to be like a scene from horror film Child's Play, the Republican Party unveiled its new Sarah Palin doll, which goes on sale at toy stores throughout the US, complete with reindeer cleaver, portable oil derrick and deer-hunting rifle.
The doll has the trademark Palin rimless spectacles and lipstick, and has a little string at the back, which, when pulled, makes it say things like "I'm a hockey mom, kill the Democrats", "I wear lipstick, drill for oil everywhere" and "I'm Governor of Alaska, you're fired".
GOP officials said they were quite pleased with the product, which is expected to pull in millions of dollars for John McCain's campaign, which has been criticised as lack-lustre. But now that Sarah Palin's aboard, he has nothing to worry about, except the doll's "I'm with stupid" badge.
Palin, who opposes abortion for rape victims and favours the sacking of in-laws who've hurt her sister, told reporters that she plans to leave America to see what the rest of the world is like, just as soon as she gets the vaccinations for Tijuana. As for experience, she said that she's Commander in Chief of the Alaskan National Guard and has had to make many important decisions in her lifetime, such as which vehicle to collect her children from school in and which shade of lipstick to use when she attended the Republican convention.