"Like so many of you, I went to five colleges in six years to get my journalism degree," she said directly to the camera. "Barack Obama only went to one."
Gershon as Palin also praised McCain for his leadership: "He met with me for only 15 minutes and then spent another two hours with me and that was it. I was his choice. That's exactly the kind of decision-making we need in the White House."
At the end, Gershon stands up, rips off her blouse and skirt -- revealing a Stars and Stripes bikini and a pageantlike sash that reads "Vice President" -- picks up a rifle and says, "Excuse me, I've got some hunting to do."
For her YouTube videos, the aforementioned Benincasa zeroed in on Palin's unusual accent that both Alaskans and Midwesterners claim as their own. She stars in the videos with comedy partner Diana Saez, who plays Dina Heath-Barr, Palin's fictitious campaign manager/cousin/stylist/nail technician/jazzercise partner.
"Woven into our jokes about moose hunting are some actual salient points about her opposition to women's reproductive rights, in terms of access to abortion and real sex education," Benincasa told ABCNews.com. "Ultimately, we did it just to be funny. We're lampooning a political character that we think is ridiculous in some ways and definitely beneath McCain's caliber."