Sarah Palin was down in LA to make her appearance on Jay Leno’s talk show, for which she prepped for months by being unaware of how hilarious she actually is, but while down there, she also had ulterior motives, as always. She met up with super-moneyed producer Mark Burnett to pitch a docudrama about Alaska. (Personally, I hope it’s something like Man vs. Wild, only it’s Woman vs. Logic, or Lady vs. Progress, or something similar.) She topped off the visit by stealing a bunch of swag from the Oscar gift suites, and then went backstage to sit in the American Idol green rooms.
I think Sarah Palin is one of the greatest contemporary comedy characters. Think about it. A politician who doesn’t know how to play the political game or manage her family, complete with a knocked-up daughter, a “friend” of the family who poses naked for Playgirl, a television deal, and who is constantly trying to make sure the media doesn’t sully her reputation.
If this wasn’t reality, it’d be on Showtime. And I’d rather Palin be ineffective in Hollywood than in Washington. Oh, god, now I want to watch whatever reality show she’d make.