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Five other TV shows where Sarah Palin should appear

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 10th 2008 6:03PM
Sarah with fishSince emerging on the national stage about six weeks ago, Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin has become a superstar. Like her or loathe her, she is a celebrity. It's ironic, really, that McCain's so psyched about her high-powered appeal, because that's what his campaign was knocking Obama for just this past summer. Still, the crowds have showed that Palin's appeal to the Republican base, at least, is fervent.

On the other hand, thanks to Palin's poor performance in interview segments with CBS anchor Katie Couric, and Tina Fey's spot-on impression of her on Saturday Night Live, the Governor's image has taken a hit. There have been questions about how smart she is, as well as how qualified she is to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Even though it looks like Palin's SNL appearance will happen, I have another idea. Rather than keeping Sarah Palin away from the national media, she should embrace the spotlight with some choice appearances on popular TV shows. Here's five guest spots that are certain to show off Sarah Palin as everything her fans already believe she is.

1) Sesame Street
Don't laugh! If Maya Angelou, Hillary Clinton, Charles Gibson, Ralph Nader, and former presidential candidate Pat Paulsen could do a turn on Sesame Street, why not Sarah? And how perfect, considering that she's the mother of five? It would be a great way for her to give a lesson to the kids about Alaska. The episode could be sponsored by the letter "A." The Governor could show on a map how close Russia is to the 49th state, the biggest in area of all 50. I betcha the kids would love to hear about polar bears and mooseburgers and snow machine racing. Palin would be right at home surrounded by children and Muppets.

2) Jeopardy
How smart would Sarah look if she faced the big board and took Alex Trebek's challenge to, "Let's play Jeopardy." In honor of the Governor, there could be categories that are right in her wheelhouse: Energy, Field & Stream, State Troopers, TV Series Set in Alaska, Ice Hockey, et al. Here's a sample clue in the category of State Symbols: "Sitka Spruce." The answer, naturally: "What is the state tree of Alaska?"

3) ESPN's Bassmaster Classic
As a college student, Sarah Palin studied communications because she dreamed about becoming a sportscaster for ESPN. She couldn't really appear on any show in which she had to face interviewers like Pardon the Interruption's Tony Kornheiser or Michael Wilbon because what if they asked her about something complicated, like the infield fly rule in baseball or icing in hockey? Therefore, ESPN should resurrect the Bassmaster Classic and give Sarah a chance to put on her fishing gear and cast a line. She'd look great in waders and with all her experience in the salmon business, she'd be a whiz with the fish folk.

4) At the Movies
Doggone it, it's time a real person appeared on the movie review show to talk about the films that hockey moms and homemakers enjoy. The new critics, Ben Lyons and Ben Mankewicz, could make room in the balcony for Sarah and let her present reviews for the current movies she thinks are the best. Thumbs down for Bill Maher's comedy documentary Religilous. Thumbs up for the anti-Michael Moore satire An American Carol.

5) Home Shopping Network
Everyone is cashing in on Sarah Palin's stylish fashions in eyewear and earrings and such. Why not let the Governor go on HSN with a line of frames, a ski outfit or two, maybe some fishing gear, that could be endorsed by her to raise money for the Republican National Committee and the McCain campaign? Who could be smarter than Sarah when explaining how she chose those frames or those snazzy skirt suits?

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Oh dear, not another "liberal media" claim. If I had a quarter for every time this baseless claim was made, maybe then - and only then - would I pay more taxes under Obama's plan. ;)

It's not like McCain's plan is any better. I would like to know how an across-the-board tax cut would be successful under an administration will have a record deficit, while the real taxes hide behind the health-care programs for the middle-class.

But not all Republicans like this plan. Just like not all media outlets have a liberal bias. But hey, if you want to keep spouting off overplayed generalizations, go right ahead.

October 13 2008 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Awwh, look at the poor conservatives Steve and Karen, attacking not the candidates but the people who support them. What a tired tactic. Someone criticizes an individual candidate and a repug gets all upset and claims "anyone supporting Obama is clueless."

What is really clueless is making based, generalized accusations like this one. What is really clueless is instead of trying to make an educational, informed retort to a criticism, you go and attack not only the individual making the criticism, but the entire group of individuals supporting a candidate, in the most juvenile, inane way possible.

So, Karen and Steve: you two are idiots. I hope you are not reflective of the Republicans who have some amount of class and are informed voters.

October 13 2008 at 8:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Thom's comment

I am informed, only not by the biased media that makes puppets out of people like you.O'Bama is campaigning on class envy by wanting to over tax the rich. The little guy cheers this tactic not really thinking it through. The rich people are the employers and the business owners. If you increase their taxes they in turn will increase the prices of their products and services.
You call me an idiot? Take your head out off your rear end and get some fresh air.

October 13 2008 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So tell us Allison, who are you voting for? It's so unclear...But because she didn't say what she reads and since Tina Fey does a good impression of her, that means that her image has taken a hit? We know how SNL portrays Republican's so I'm not sure how that effects voters really. Does anyone really even watch SNL anymore? I like weekend update but other than that I have a hard time finding humor there.

October 12 2008 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The only "joke" will be on O'Bama supporters if he gets elected.

October 12 2008 at 6:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sarah Palin is a joke and I would not
want her as my vice president or president.

can you imagine her as the either the vice
president or president? it would be a disaster.

Obama will crush them.


October 11 2008 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to David's comment

Barak Obama is a joke and I don't want him to hold any elected office period.

If McCain doesn't start running a better campaign, and Obama wins it will be a disaster. One huge leap toward socialism.

People that support Obama are clueless.

October 12 2008 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Couts

bobaro says
I would like to see her on CSI as the VICE PRESIDENT ridding our goverment of all corruption and crime in AMERICA.

October 11 2008 at 7:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

In honor of today's decision (unlawful abuse of power), I think they should get a whole theme going Cops, Prison Break, Raising the Bar...

October 10 2008 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Don't know that she could answer any questions since she can't even remember what newspapers/magazines she reads on a regular basis (Couric Interview).

October 10 2008 at 10:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She should appear on Countdown with Keith Olbermann or The Rachel Maddow Show. Barack did an interview with Bill'o "f*ck it! we'll do it live!" O'reilly.

I'd also like to see her on Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

October 10 2008 at 8:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey maybe Barrack can go on Sesame Street and do the number "57". The same amount of states he thinks are in the USA.

I can't wait for him to take over this economy... not!

You tube proof he thinks there are 57 states --


October 10 2008 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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