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Friday, October 10, 2008

Sarah On Letterman?

EDIT: JSU related about the SNL deal, "it's on", and it's being reported that a deal has been struck between Palin and SNL. But don't salivate just yet. She will be in Philadelphia, Saturday, dropping the puck at the Flyers home opener. That's at 7:30 PM. She has to stay at least a little while, to prevent others from saying it was just a campaign stop. So let's say she stays until 8:30, she can board a plane at 9:30, arrive in New York at 10:00, at the studios at 10:30, get into makeup, read the script, and have a rehearsal at 11:00. I don't think so. It'll more likely be next Saturday. She won't bail on the Flyers.

UPDATE: There you go. It's on for the 25th October, according to Cindy Adams.

SOCCER moms and Joe Sixpacks, listen up. Get your beer, mooseburgers and caribou dips ready. Sarah Palin is doing “Saturday Night Live.” Not Tina Feywants to do it. doing Sarah Palin doing “Saturday Night Live.” But the Sarah Herself. She has already OK’d it. She’s booked. It’s confirmed. Done deal. Sketches are being sketched as we speak. She - eyeglasses, haircomb, designer jacket and trunkful of gosh-darns, golly-gees and gol-dangs - will be on “SNL” Saturday night, Oct. 25. Sarah’s rehearsal time has already been penciled in for Friday the 24th. And it’s because she wants to do it.

Fresh off the presses, Sarah Palin might tag along with Senator McCain for a "kiss-'n'-make-up" appearance on The Letterman Show.


After he went on a hissy fit for two weeks straight when McCain suspended his campaign, and ditched his show? I wouldn't give him ratings' juiciest plum on the airwaves -- Palin's late-night debut.

(She's rumoured again to be appearing on Saturday Night Live. Her schtick will apparently be playing Tina Fey in a parody of Fey's AmEx commercial. Heh)

And it's not like he's taking the suggestion graciously, either. David Letterman went after both candidates tonight. His rant in unadulterated form.

Now here’s this thing with John McCain…you know a couple of weeks ago, John McCain was supposed to be on the show. And at the last minute he calls me up –- and I’ve got a lot of respect…you get a call from a senator –- you get a call from a guy who is a bona fide war hero –- all of a sudden, you know, your lips start to vibrate. So I said “Sure, whatever you want.” And he says, “Look, Dave, the economy is about to crater.” It’s about to “crater,” his word. “And I have to rush back to Washington to save the economy.” And so it made me feel puny. So I said, “OK, Senator, do what you have to do. Rush right back to Washington.” And then I hung up and I felt like a patriot. I felt like I had done my part. And he was supposed to be on the show like an hour later. So now, we’re in a hole but everybody has to pull together in economic hardship times. So we all pull together and we get that guy with the big head from MSNBC. What’s his name? Keith Olbermann, yeah. Giant head. So he comes over. He’s good. He’s very good. So now it turns out, not only did he not rush back to Washington, he spent the night here in New York City. He went on Katie Couric…he was on Conan…he was on Regis…he was everywhere. So now, in an attempt to save his campaign, they’re talking about coming back. You see what I’m saying? So we said, “Sure, we would love you to come back.” And even on the phone, he said, “I’ll bring….Sarah.” But they’re being squirrely. Politicians can be squirrely. Because we have a date picked. We do this show every afternoon at 5:30. He wants to do the show at 5. So one –- we have no guarantee he’s going to show up, period. And we’ve kind of already rearranged our schedule on his behalf to save the economy, right? By getting that big-headed kid in here to talk about the politics. You know what I’m driving at? I just don’t know if we can trust him. And by the way, I don’t need to remind you that the road to the White House runs right through here."

Letterman = Kingmaker? There is just enough unctuous narcissicism present in a monologue one isn't supposed to take seriously, for me to think he was being serious.

Get over yourself, Dave.

You were funny maybe 10 years ago, and even then only because of your Yves Montand wardrobe.

All right, McCain. Take Sarah for your playdate in the sandbox with Dave. But if you take her to The View, or allow her within a nautical mile of those harpies, you'll be hearing from my solicitors.

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  • I'll join you in a class action law suit.

    Ask Joan Collins about her kiss and make up session with Dave before you go, John. They had a long-time feud going back to when he had that little show on NBC and he sent a camera into her dressing room when she was dressing and she tried to get him fired. He invited her to just talk about that lawsuit with the publisher over the quality of the manuscript for the third book in a multi book deal. He asked her to look at a clip--and it was the full-frontal footage from "The Stud." Although it was minimally pixelated for the TV audience, you could tell that the studio audience was seeing the uncensored clip. She was speechless, and I felt sorry for her. Perpetual adolescents like Dave are all about the "Gotcha" moments. Twit!

    By Blogger Darrell, at Fri Oct 10, 05:09:00 am GMT-4  

  • It's on (SNL)...

    By Blogger JSU, at Fri Oct 10, 02:47:00 pm GMT-4  

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