Wow, it’s like being back in 2008 again. Or at least back in 2012, watching that scene from Game Change when Julianne Moore does an impression of Sarah Palin watching Tina Fey also do an impression of Sarah Palin.
Well, at least she can’t claim it was a liberal news bias this time: Fox News contributor Sarah Palin took to Facebook today to kvetch about being bumped from the interviews (plural?) she was slated to give tonight about her BFF, John McCain. Whose birthday it is, apparently.
In a revelation that surely won’t be pure red meat for political commentators for the next 48 hours, the Associated Press reports a fired Secret Service supervisor joked on Facebook about scoping out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. David Randall Chaney, forced to retire by the agency earlier this week in connection with an ongoing probe into a prostitution scandal, was part of Mrs. Palin’s Secret Service detail during the 2008 presidential campaign. In January 2009, Mr. Chaney, age 48, wrote the following in a comment on a Facebook photo of him accompanying Mrs. Palin: “I was really checking her out, if you know what i mean?”
Informed by Fox News of the comment, the former Alaska governor said, “Well check this out, buddy–you’re fired.” Mrs. Palin also termed the Secret Service/Colombian prostitution scandal as being symptomatic of “government run amok.”
Sarah Palin has evidently been wigging out over Julianne Moore’s portrayal of her in the upcoming Game Change film on HBO. The TV movie shifts the focus of the campaign book from a panorama of the 2008 election to the aftermath of candidate John McCain picking Ms. Palin as his running mate. Ms. Palin published Read More
Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s gossipy, somewhat controversial bestseller about the 2008 presidential campaign—filled with plenty of juicy Sarah Palin anecdotes—recently received the HBO adaptation treatment. Julianne Moore’s role as the former Governess of Alaska and vice-presidential would-be is one of the more highly anticipated actor-politician roles in recent history. And Read More
If the light dimmed yesterday and you heard ominous rumblings in the distance, it may have been due to news that could signal at least a temporary twilight over the Palin family ascendancy: Bristol went home to mama. Erstwhile veep candidate and ex Alaska governor Sarah Palin has a baby bird back at the roost and humbly working as a receptionist in a doctor’s office. The former teen mom recently told In Touch Weekly she had a revelation while in the desert (a bar) on the back of a (mechanical) bull that some people might disagree with her mother’s political views.
Phew. Just when you thought Roger Ailes was just a bloodless automaton who only cares about ratings and how expressive anchors can be when he mutes them on television, he opens up and shows his more sensual side.
“I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings,” the Fox News president declared to the Associated Press recently. Okay, but which one of those features did you actually find sexually exciting, Mr. Ailes?
We’ll never know, as that is all he says on the subject. But don’t worry, TV’s most infamous exec is full of fun soundbites today!
There may be worse things in life than sitting through a 90-minute movie about Sarah Palin. At the moment, I just can’t think of any.
For a shrill, obnoxious loudmouth spouting more semantic goofs in public than Mrs. Malaprop, she has mangled more facts, misquoted more people and been on the wrong side of so many things that she’s ready for a cinematic firing squad. And for a veteran documentary filmmaker with the credits of British director Nick Broomfield, I expected Sarah Palin—You Betcha! to be a hair-raising exposé. But he didn’t have to put in much overtime. All he had to do was go to Wasilla, Alaska, open his eyes and ears, and keep his cameras rolling. As her family, friends and enemies—including just about everybody she has ever worked with as mayor, governor and vice presidential nominee-—prove in every scene, Sarah Palin defines self-parody.
Last night on The Daily Show, Mr. Stewart suggested that Mr. Paul gain some weight (it worked for New Jersey governor Chris Christie) or change his opinions. The media’s bored with his consistency.
Former Vice Presidential candidate, Alaska governor and reality TV star Sarah Palin isn’t ready to throw her name in the 2012 presidential race — but she doesn’t want to be taken out of it either. Palin continued to tease the possibility of a White House run at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa Saturday. Read More