Courtesy: ABC

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(Courtesy: ABC)

America is still talking about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin even though she lost her bid for US Vice-President.

The late-night TV programme 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' featured a cartoon, based on the old Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tale, in which the beloved Christmas character suffers a horrible fate.

While practicing his 'take-off' at Santa's behest, Rudolph is shot down by an animated, shotgun-toting version of Sarah Palin.

She even celebrates her 'kill' with her now-trademark wink and a 'you betcha.'

The cartoon is an homage to the 1964 stop-motion animated classic 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'.