Sarah Palin did stand-up comedy on "The Tonight Show"
Sarah Palin's seething hatred for the liberal Hollywood elite seems to have subsided just in time for her to try to become one of them. So far this week, that effort has included a stand-up comedy routine on Jay Leno's reclaimed "The Tonight Show," making the rounds with producer Mark Burnett to pitch her own TV show about Alaska, stopping by the "American Idol" set, and horning in on the goodies at the Oscars gifting suites.
If a guy from another planet happened to drop in on Palin's little Tinseltown tour, he'd surely mistake her for one of the Hollywood types she claims to loathe -- especially if he observed some of her diva behavior.
Insiders at the Oscar gifting suites said she was an uppity, ungrateful bee-otch. E! News reported that Palin insisted the suite be opened two hours early for her. She took thousands of dollars worth of goods and services, but refused to be interviewed or photographed.
She arrived with a huge entourage that grabbed everything in sight. One vendor said:
They were like locusts. She showed up with like 20 people, and they immediately swarmed the place taking everything!"
Palin had said earlier that her visit was to support the Red Cross and she would donate some of the stuff she took -- like the 40 sets of Aiaiai headphones? -- to charity. But that's what she said about the $150,000 wardrobe the Republican National Committee bought for her, and that never happened. Ask John McCain about that fiasco.
On Wednesday, Palin stopped by CBS to meet the elite and pitch her show. According to the Hollywood Insider, one of the CBS execs joked:
She’s pitching a sequel to Commander in Chief."
The White House may be just a fantasy, like her childhood dream of being the next Howard Cosell, but her future as a celebrity looks good.
Thursday she meets with NBC Universal TV Chairman Jeff Gaspin. Think about it. She could end up on the same network as Tina Fey. If Fey got sick, Palin could play her on "30 Rock."
Nobody wants to see that, but it would be a lot safer than watching her try to play president.