If you like Sarah Palin, then you think she nailed her first one-on-one interviews as a vice presidential candidate. Everybody else is doing spit-takes. Today
in Morning News, we’ll set you up with video links and transcripts and
a fantastic essay on the sisters of the traveling Palin.
You know, it’s almost the weekend and we need to lighten up a little, too. We have uncovered the most overpaid Hollywood actress — she’s a mom. We would also like to announce the birth of a new baby — he IS the greatest. And, finally! Someone has determined where the most beautiful people live
(settle down, Cleveland, you didn’t win). Also, we hand you the one key
to a happy marriage. (PS: Not a key to a happy marriage? Changing large animal diapers.)
OK, progressives, you’ve been warned. Finish your coffee before reading more.
In our Daily Palin, it’s all about her interviews with Charlie Gibson, which they’re sprinkling around the network — last night on World News and Nightline. This morning Good Morning America and the later 20/20. You can watch short clips or read the transcripts all over the ABC site (reading makes her sound more steady than she actually appears in the clips.) Here’s the clip [via CNN] that has the war weary apoplectic — she says war with Russia might be necessary.
Now, if you’re wondering about these droves of Palin supporters — who are they? what’s their deal ? — we think this is one of the best pieces written so far trying to articulate it. Basically, these women don’t care what wave of feminism we’re in or really much about the history of the women and power or even history of really anything. They just know that Sarah’s like them! And they’re good people! Good people who are good to other people! Also, Palin does not wield a big brain around and smash others over the head with it. Palin works hard. Laughs easily. Cares about her hair. She doesn’t put her kids above all else (you’re surprised, but this is an important matter to many.). Charlie could press her on the Bush Doctrine (as he did), she could flail (as she did), and these supporters wouldn’t care one bit. Why? Because they don’t know what the Bush Doctrine is either! The upshot? Sarah Palin is the candidate you’d most want in your book club (just like W. was the candidate you’d most want to have a beer with).
Good God-planned-global-warming! That wasn’t Morning News … that was Morning Commentary! Pardon us, please. Dragging … self … from Palin … vortex.
… Guess who the most overpaid celebrity is? Her movies earn $1 for every dollar she’s paid. A few years ago, she brought in $8 for every dollar she took home. It’s Nicole Kidman. How embarassing. But her new baby probably doesn’t care. Jennifer Garner and Tom Cruise came in second and third.
Not embarrassing is this news: Laila Ali gave birth to a son in late August. His name is Curtis Muhammad Conway. Prediction: considering his DNA, “CJ” (for Curtis Junior) will be a bad-ass.
Do you look around and say, “Damn, the world has gotten ugly”? Then you clearly don’t live in Miami. Travel + Leisure ranked the city No. 1 in most beautiful residents. Dead last? Philadelphia (again! Second year in a row … the City of Brotherly Bags Over Their Heads?).
Is your marriage falling apart for reasons you can’t explain? Maybe you should see a financial adviser rather than a marriage counselor. Financial soundness is apparently the key to a happy partnership.
Finally, we know you’re sick of the diapers — what parent isn’t. But here’s a little perspective. Some horses in the U.K. are now required to wear equine Depends and, well, at least you don’t have to change those!
Photo: NY Times