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The Palin family at Track Palin and Britta Hanson's wedding. AP Photo.

Sarah Palin is a grandma again.

Eldest son Track, 22, and his 21 year old wife of three months, Britta Hanson, are now the proud parents of a baby girl.  Little Kyla Grace Palin was born on Saturday.

Palin is already the grandmother of Tripp, a son born to her daughter Bristol and then boyfriend Levi Johnston.

Congratulations to all!
It's a done deal.  

Move over Kate Gosselin; Sarah Palin is TLC's newest reality TV star.

Palin just sold to Discovery Networks (TLC's parent company)  what some call a reality show and others call a "documentary series" about Palin and the state of Alaska.  The show, currently titled "Sarah Palin's Alaska," will be produced by Mark Burnett, who is best known for producing "The Apprentice" and "Rock of Love."  

Discovery reportedly paid Palin an amount just shy of $1 million per episode for the eight episode series. (Now that's money!)

Sarah isn't the only shining star in the Palin family.  Her daughter, Bristol, whose teenage pregnancy made headlines when her mother was a vice presidential candidate, will debut her acting chops to play a pregnant teenager (now, is that really acting?) on ABC's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." 

Catch Sarah Palin on Oprah in 10 minutes (Monday at 4pm EST).  Palin will talk about the past election, Katie Couric, Levi Johnston, her family and her new book.

 

Levi Johnston, Britol Palin's ex-fiancee and father of her baby boy, talked to Tyra about his relationship with Bristol.  He said that the couple practiced safe sex "most of the time" and that their baby Tripp was probably conceived as a result of some sort of "wardrobe malfunction."  He also said that Sarah Palin must have known about their sexual relationship, because "moms pretty are smart," and he and Bristol sometimes shared a bedroom.

Here's a preview:

 


How did Sarah Palin respond to news of Levi's chat with Tyra?  Um, we guess you could say she was slightly pissed.    She released this statement through a family representative:


Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship.


Bristol's focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence.  It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child.


Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions.

Levi's comments could be damaging to Sarah Palin, who promotes abstinence only education and is expected to run for office again in the future. If she knew that her own teen daughter was sexually active while insisting that abstinence only education works, well, some voters might feel that she's got some 'splainin' to do.

The show will air on April 6.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck defended Sarah Palin against Ashley Judd's attack on her wolf killing policies. "A lot of these vocal celebrities ...get very loud about these animal killings.... Is [Judd] as loud about the 260,000 kids that are killed in abortions each year?" asked Hasselbeck.

As usual, Elisabeth and the other ladies on The View didn't see eye to eye on the topic at hand.  When Whoopi Goldberg and the other ladies suggested that Hasselbeck had gone too far with her comments, she retorted, "What is this the socialist table here?"

Watch the battle here.


Sarah Palin and your typical environmentalist - not exactly BFFs.  Actress, animal lover and environmental advocate Ashley Judd (in cahoots with Defenders of Wildlife) is taking potshots at Palin for her stance on wolf killing.  "I am outraged by Sarah Palin's promotion of aerial wolf killing - this cruel, unscientific and senseles killing has no place in America," Judd said.

You can watch Judd's video attacking Palin here.  Then check out articles by the Associated Press and Reuters if you would like more info.

Since the release of Judd's video, Palin has defended her policy as animal control. "Alaskans depend on wildlife for food and cultural practices which can't be sustained when predators are allowed to decimate moose and caribou populations," Palin said in a statement. "Our predator control programs are scientific and successful at protecting vulnerable wildlife."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck introduced Sarah Palin at a rally in Tampa this weekend. 

"As you can see, Sarah Palin sure is a woman who knows how to dress," Hasselbeck said. "I'm actually personally most impressed, you know, by her accessories, like the flag pin that she wears...."

We noticed that Hasselbeck's speech style, intonation and mannerisms  are almost identical to Sarah Palin's.  Shared speech coach, perhaps? If we weren't watching Hasselbeck, we would think Palin was speaking.  Just an observation...


Anyway, Hasselbeck did well, looked great and got a warm reception from the crowd.  Here's a clip of her speech.


 


Amy Strozzi.jpgSarah Palin's emmy-nominated makup artist, Amy Strozzi (pictured on left) was the highest paid campaign consultant in the McCain camp during the month of October.  The McCain campaign paid her $22,800 for the first two weeks of the month. 

Zow!  That's more money than McCain's chief foreign policy advisor and senior communications aide made!

Our first thought on this is that we're not mad at Palin for going the extra mile to look her very best.  We don't even like to go to the grocery store without a little lip gloss, so we certainly wouldn't expect Palin to appear in front of millions without some color.  Besides, as girls who spent more than we should have at Laura Mercier in Neiman's last weekend, who are we to judge? 

Yet when we consider the negative PR effect of looking extravagant and wasteful to voters at a time when people are losing their homes and jobs, the makup artist expenditure doesn't seem like such a smart idea. Add that to the fact that Barack Obama has about 4 times the money in the bank that McCain has, and the makeup artist's salary seems even more wasteful.  

McCain can't afford to spend all that money on makeup instead of, say, advertising and get out the vote efforts. Because according to the polls, McCain's chances of winning this race don't look good.  If the McCain camp keeps prioritizing spending on beauty over voter outreach, Palin's next big speech about lipstick might go a little something like this:  "I may have lost this race, but I looked damn good doing it in Pink Truffle by Chanel."  

Photo above left of Amy Strozzi is from Amy Strozzi's Facebook page.

 

 

Sarah Palin Todd Palin.jpgWant to get Sarah Palin's look for less than the cost of a small house?  The girls at Glamour can show you how. 

They can tell you where to get the Palin look pictured above for just $58.28.  That price includes the blouse, skirt, belt, shoes and jewelry.  Zow! 

But that's not all.  The Glamour girls have the secret scoop on where to pick up serveral Palin looks for less.  

Our shopping budget has been slashed thanks to the shaky economy.  Yours too?  Well come on with us to check out Glamour's money saving tips over here.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck View site.jpgElisabeth Hasselbeck will join Sarah Palin on the campaign trail this weekend.  The McCain/Palin campaign hopes that Elisabeth will help attract more women to the ticket. 

We thought that's what Palin was for, but she hasn't been as effective as the campaign would like.  A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 56% of women say they question McCain's judgement because he picked Palin as his running mate.

Elisabeth represents the lone conservative voice on The View.  She recently spoke against the media's focus on Sarah Palin's $150,000 new wardrobe with, "Are you looking into Joe Biden's supposed botox shots in his forehead?"  Ouch.

Photo from ABC.com.

Palin RNC speech.jpgThe RNC treated Sarah Palin to a $150,000 makeover that included hair styling, makeup and a shopping spree at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.  Oh to be Sarah for a day... a shopping day, not a Katie Couric interview day.

 

We've said before that we don't think it's such a big deal when candidates spend more money than the average person on clothing and shoes.  They're in the public eye and they need to look nice.  But $150,000?  As the stock market is crashing and people are losing their homes and jobs?  Hmmm... a bit much?  Yea or nay?

 

Share your vote in the comments. 

Why should Tina Fey have all the fun?  Katie Couric gets in the game with her best Sarah Palin impression.

 

Levi Johnston.jpgLevi Johnston, the 18 year old father of 17 year old Bristol Palin's expected baby, talked to the Associated Press recently.  He denied that he's being forced into a shot gun marriage with Bristol, hinted that their baby-to-be is a boy ("I'm going to take him hunting and fishing"), and shared that he has dropped out of high school to work as an electrician's apprentice.  Here's what else he had to say:

On his relationship with Bristol: "We both love each other. We both want to marry each other. And that's what we are going to do."

On Sarah Palin: "I just hope she wins.  She's my future mother-in-law.  She better win."

On Barack Obama: "He seems like a good guy.  I like him."

"You know who's not invited to my party?" Madonna asked fans at her October 6th concert in New York City.  "Sarah F*cking Palin!"

And she was just getting started. We're not going to get into detail, but uh, let's just say we don't think Madonna will invite Palin to a girl's night out anytime soon.

Watch and then we'll reconvene below. [Bonus track: Madonna cussed a fan out for not enjoying her show enough before she even got started with Palin.]

 


Flashback to high school. If Madonna and Sarah got in a fight in the school cafeteria, you're money would be on... ?

Seriously. What do you think about Madonna's attack on Sarah Palin? Appropriate or no?

Nobody's saying TGIF today more than Gov. Sarah Palin

After performing poorly in a series of  interviews with Katie Couric that looked a lot like this, the pressure was on her to perform well in her first nationally televised vice presidential debate Thursday.  Republicans were worried, some conservatives wanted her pulled from the ticket, and David Letterman had his jokes. And public opinion on whether she could out debate Biden?  When pigs fly! Or wear lipstick! 

Expectations of her couldn't have been lower.

In the end, Gov. Palin survived the debate.  Was she asked questions that she couldn't answer?  You betcha!  She just simply announced that she wasn't going to answer the question and promptly changed the subject.  That technique wouldn't work for us, but she managed to pull it off. 

And Sen. Joe Biden...  Well, Biden delivered a solid performance.  He showed that he has much more experience and a far greater understanding of the issues than Palin, but that's nothing to write home about, is it?  It's not really news.  Who didn't know that?  

We were hoping for a good show...  a Palin fumble, a Biden gaffe, a sucker punch...  something, anything good to talk about at the office water cooler or the local watering hole the next day.

But the candidates delivered  none of that kind of excitement.  Biden just held his own and Palin met (minimal) expectations.  So our thoughts on the debate can be summed up like this: Eh.

If you missed the action (or nonaction), watch the debate video and read the transcript over here.

Katie Couric interviewed Republican vice presidential candidate Sara Palin recently.  Here's the interview, in case you missed it.

 

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Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live this past Saturday to play Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.  The message of the skit was that Palin is no Hillary Clinton when it comes to experience and capability to run a nation.

In the skit, Clinton (played by Amy Poehler) says that she doesn't agree with the Bush Doctrine. Fey's Palin pipes in, "I don't even know what that is!" The pun was a reference to Palin's recent interview with ABC News, during which she appeared to have never heard of the Bush Doctrine when asked about it by anchorman Charlie Gibson.

Sarah Palin's response? "She thought it was quite funny, particularly because she once dressed up as Tina Fey for Halloween," her spokesperson Tracey Schmitt told CBS News.

If you didn't catch the show, watch below.  It was hoo-larious!

 

 

Actor Matt Damon is totally freaked out that John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.  

At 72, McCain is no spring chicken. Damon fears that if McCain wins the presidency, he'll kick the bucket while in office and Palin will become president. "You do the actuary tables and there's a one-out-of-three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term and it will be President Palin . . . It's like a bad Disney movie," he said. 

Why would the Disney movie be so bad?  According to Damon, Palin is wholly unqualified to lead the country.  " 'I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska.' And she's the president," he said. "And it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd. It's totally absurd."

He continued, "I don't know why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is. It's a really terrifying possibility,"


A Democat and Barack Obama supporter, Damon contributed $4,600 to Obama's campaign and $28,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

(This post - especially the video - is dedicated to my sister Jen, who thinks Matt Damon is dee-lish!)

There Will Be Mud

Lipstick on a pig.jpgWhen Sarah Palin spoke at the Republican National Convention, the highlights of her speech were not policy ideas, but jokes made at the expense of Barack Obama. 

 

Then came round two. Barack Obama used a phrase commonly used in politics ("You can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig") to describe John McCain's proposed plan for change.  The McCain camp squeeled sexism in response, claiming that Obama called Sarah Palin a pig.  (Never mind that John McCain himself used the "lipstick on a pig" comparison to attack Hillary Clinton's healthcare plan and on numerous other occasions.)

 

Barack Obama hasn't tossed mud back at McCain/Palin, but presumably he will.  Word is that he has lifted restraints on left wing groups who are chomping at the bit to attack McCain.  So it's on now.

 

Since Palin's attack on Obama at the Republican convention, mudslinging rather than policy discussions have dominated the news.  What do you think about this?  Are you over it?  Want the candidates to get back to the issues? Or do you wanna just oil 'em up, toss 'em in a mud pit and watch 'em go at it?

 

Mudwrestling for The White House. Nice.

 

So how 'bout them sled dogs? 

Before Sarah Palin was governor of Alaska and a candidate for Vice President, she was a sportscaster at KTUU in Alaska.  Watch her in action below.

 


So what do you think? She got game? Tell us in the comments.

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