Saturday, November 22, 2008

If Palin Is Supposedly So Unpopular, Why Is She In High Demand?

The popular meme making the rounds during the campaign was how Sarah Palin was supposedly a drag on the ticket. It was all nonsense, of course, but that's what the media wanted you to believe.

Of course, if she was such a useless dunce as we were told, why does everyone now want a piece of her?
Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor.

Oprah wants her. So do Letterman and Leno.

The failed Republican vice presidential candidate crunched state budget numbers this past week in her 17th-floor office as tumbling oil prices hit Alaska's revenues. Her staff, meanwhile, fielded television requests seeking the 44-year-old Palin for late-night banter and Sunday morning Washington policy.

Agents from the William Morris Agency and elsewhere, have come knocking. There even has been an offer to host a TV show.

"Tomorrow, Governor Palin could do an interview with any news media on the planet," said her spokesman, Bill McAllister. "Tomorrow, she could probably sign any one of a dozen book deals. She could start talking to people about a documentary or a movie on her life. That's the level we are at here."

"Barbara Walters called me. George Stephanopoulos called me," McAllister said. "I've had multiple conversations with producers for Oprah, Letterman, Leno and 'The Daily Show.'"

Asked whether Winfrey was pursuing Palin for a sit-down, Michelle McIntyre, a spokeswoman for Winfrey's Chicago-based Harpo Productions Inc., said she was "unable to confirm any future plans" for the show.
She should tell Oprah and Letterman to eff off, if you ask me. Otherwise, cash in, do a book deal and get back to being governor.

Something else that doesn't quite jibe with the media spin that she's incompetent is the fact she's currently the top choice of Republicans in 2012.

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