You have to wonder about people who are so absurd they can't be parodied. Witness the Small Town Values (tm) crowd, brilliantly lampooned by John Stewart. A good discussion can be found here and here.
My favorite: "I come from a small town, so I can tell you exactly what that means: it's real people, real values, common sense..."
This is the Palin contingent: ignorant, but making plenty of sounds and pretending they are communicating.