Video: Shatner gives Palin the 'Rocket Man' treatment

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Star Trek's William Shatner has been known to lend his dulcet baritone to interpretations of such literary classics as "Rocket Man" and Julius Caesar (rap version), so it's natural he'd be called upon (by The Tonight Show's Conan O'Brien) to take up a political oration, in a video after the jump.

On a recent episode, O'Brien got the erstwhile Captain Kirk to recite former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's resignation speech as free verse. Have to say it goes down a lot easier, wouldn't you agree?