God bless Sarah Palin. I may mock her ruthlessly, but I have to give props to her, it takes a hell of a lot of guts to step down as governor to become a full-time punchline. That shit takes dedication. And apparently, I’m not the only one who appreciates that kind of effort because Kathy Griffin has extended her Broadway run two extra days just to mock her more.
“It was a dream come true,” Kathy told me. “I love these celebs that still don’t get it. I rolled out the red carpet, and she walked right into my act. I added two shows to my Broadway schedule because of her. I laughed when she told me to come to Alaska. Didn’t she know I have not only been to Alaska, I brought Levi Johnston and went to her house, knocked on her door and left her a note?” Kathy does admit, however, she never did get to meet the former governor. “I would wear a bullet proof vest and underpants. She would see me as a mouse. I would tell her it’s nice to meet you, my name is Tina Fey.” SOURCE
I generally avoid politics, mostly because while there is the random, occasional voice of reason, the other 99.99% of political junkies are either cripplingly stupid or fucking insane, which really isn’t my scene. That being said, I make fun of Sarah because, simply put, she’s not a politician: She was the fucking lead-in to a show about a woman who mistook her vagina for a storage facility. I mean yeah, Ronald Regan was in a movie featuring a chimpanzee, but at least he was never on the same network as Toddlers & Tiaras.