William Shatner Reads Sarah Palin's Farewell Speech As Poetry By Heather Share Share on facebookShare Share on twitterShare Share on redditShare Share on sharethis 7/28/09 4:00pm Click here for reuse options! Priceless. William Shatner reads Sarah Palin's "goodbye cruel world", word salad farwell speech as beat poetry. I have to admit, it sounds much better that way...lol. Click here for reuse options!