In this image released by NBC, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is shown during an interview with host Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)
Oh, jeez, I stayed up last night to watch La Palin on the TV, and it was pretty much what I expected. She did the "writing on my hand" thing, again, which by now has taken on a "I meant to do that" quality.
But what really killed me was the way she said that she had "no opportunity to follow up" on the whole Family Guy "retard" controversy. Is she high? Here she is on the most popular late night program, following up on a controversy while simultaneously claiming she had no follow-up opportunities? And didn't she, like, say stuff on Facebook about this whole thing, and weren't her semi-literate Facebook posts about it then immediately reported by just about every news outlet in the world? And didn't she gripe about it on Fox News as well?
No opportunity for follow-up?
This morning I found that others, such as Geoffrey Dunn at the Huffington Thing, noticed the same phenomenon. What's more, the New York Times reported that they asked her to comment on the kerfuffle (to follow up, in other words) immediately after the incident, but she ignored them. I think Maureen O'Connor at Gawker puts it best:
Recall that she is already a career talking head and capable of commanding interviews in any newspaper, TV show, or radio program in America. The only bigger platform would be to attach a megaphone to the moon and blanket the entire planet with her voice.
God, this woman is a national treasure.