William Shatner interprets the Twitter poetry of Sarah Palin

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"Time DOES fly! Work hard so u can genuinely enjoy every recreation minute! Avoid time spent tearing down, whining, complaining;WORK & ENJOY."

No, that's not the work of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Nor did this lush rhyme spring from the pen of Shakespeare: "RdTrip7 hrs wKid Rock/Martina McBride/Big&Rich/Grtchn Wilson/Billy Currngtn/Hank/Toby/VanP/Blk I P's/Greenwd/Straight/etc&USO artists=heaven."

Actually, both pieces of verse were tweeted by Sarah Palin, who recently stepped down as governor of Alaska. Palin's Twitter feed, which favors chock-a-block verbiage, and an utter disdain for established rules of punctuation, is extremely popular among conservatives. Among liberals? Not so much.

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Well, thank goodness for actor William Shatner, who has agreed to translate Palin's work for all of America – red state America, blue state America, and everything in between. On Monday, Shatner performed the former Alaska governor's resignation speech, with the help of a bongo drum and an upright bass. Last night, he returned with a spoken-word rendition of Palin's best tweets.

"From sealife near lush wet rainforests to energy housed under frozen tundra atop permafrost,God most creatively displays His diversity in AK," Palin once announced. A lovely enough sentiment, but wait until you hear Shatner inject it with some real rhythm. (Note: the video below plays Shatner's interpretation of the resignation speech. To see the Twitter performance, click here.)

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