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And I may be imagining things, but I swear that it bothered Pirro as well. She seems to shake her OWN hair a few times as if she is issuing some female predatory challenge to the Grizzled Mama to answer back with a shake of her hair in response. But Palin just sits stock still as if worried that moving her head too much will cause the fright wig to break loose and flee the set before the end of the interview.
The beginning of the interview is really nothing new, with Palin giving Gingrich the political rim job that she seems ready and willing to provide, while hiding behind her claim that she just wants the "process to continue" so that the eventual candidate is toughened up. (Yeah "toughened up" so that he no longer looks like Mitt Romney, but instead has the jowly features of the pasty white Gingrich.)
But then Pirro decides to buck the Fox News "no journalism allowed" rule by asking Palin how she can call Gingrich a "Washington outsider" when he was in Congress for twenty years?
Palin: "Yeah and how can he say he was not part of the establishment? Well look at the players in the establishment who are fighting so hard against him. They want to crucify him because he's tapped into that average, everyday, tea party grass roots movement that has said, enough is enough OF the establishment that tries to run the show, and tweak rules and laws for their own good and not for our nation's own good. Well when both party machines, and many in the media, are trying to crucify Newt Gingrich for bucking the tide, and bucking the establishment, THAT tells you something. And I say, you know, you gotta rage against the machine (Who knew Palin was such a fan of music?) at this point in order to defend our Republic, and save what is good and secure and prosperous about our nation, we need somebody who is engaged in sudden and relentless reform (WTF?), and who is not afraid to shake it up, shake up that establishment. SO, if for no other reason, rage against the machine, vote for Newt. Annoy a liberal!
Okay somebody seriously needs to tell this idiot that Liberals are not trying to "crucify" Newt. In fact we are all FOR the idea of him winning the GOP primary. The people fighting so hard against him, are the Republicans who know how much they have to lose if he were at the top of the ticket. Not just the race for president but all kinds of Congressional and Senate seats across the country.
(But hey, what do I know? I mean it's not like Fox News is paying ME millions of dollars to sit in a cozy studio in Wasilla and pull things out of my butt to wipe it onto the camera.)
Pirro decides not to let the Grizzled mama get away with her mooseshit, and brings up Gingrich's moon base idea.
Pirro: "Alright Governor, how does a fiscal conservative like yourself, support a candidate who wants to make the moon, essentially, the 51st state? Isn't that expensive?"
Oh THIS ought to be good.
Palin: "I'm sure it's an expensive proposition as it was in the sixties to even travel to the moon, and yet JFK had that, not just a romantic notion, but a-a-a-a notion that America would be FIRST, that we would WIN, that it was necessary, for our PSYCHE, (Sound of Pirro shuffling through papers off camera) and our SCIENCE, and for so many reasons that we be the FIRST at some exploration and I believe that is what Newt is explaining to the public today. There is nothing wrong with those grandiose ideas, it is a matter of priorities, every politician I ever heard from on a national stage, has some ideas that maybe sound a little bit like they're off their rocker when they propose em."
Yeah just because Newt sounds like he is "off his rocker" when he talks about colonizing the moon it doesn't NECESSARILY mean that he is. Just look at Palin herself, people say she's off her rocker and....okay bad example, but you get my drift.
Klondike Kardashian then goes on to compare Newt's out of this world ideas to the funding for "Cowboy Poetry" because, let's face it, that's all she's got.
Pirro then does something that is clearly off the pre-approved script, and asks Palin a question from a Twitter follower: "Which candidate has the best chance of beating Obama?"
This clearly knocks Palin off her talking points and she stumbles around until finally returning to the importance of the debate, and how great Gingrich is in those debates. She eventually says that "in a debate, Newt Gingrich would clobber Barack Obama, and that's one step closer to the voters being able to have a tool to be able to make up their mind whether it should be Barack Obama or the GOP nominee."
It is clear at this point to anybody who is not currently comatose that Palin just endorsed Gingrich, so Pirro presses her, with a big "I got you now" grin on her face.
Pirro: "Sounds like an endorsement to me Governor, have you just endorsed Newt Gingrich?"
Palin, with a VERY unhappy look on her face: "I have said for many weeks now I want to continue the process of the vetting..."
Pirro: "But YOU said he's the one who has the best chance of beating Obama."
Palin, even unhappier: "Because the math is the math..."
Pirro: "The math is that Mitt Romney is the strongest against Obama, and even Santorum beats Newt in terms of the math." (Holy shit! Did Pirro just school the Grizzled one on math?)
Palin, SUPER unhappy: "Aah,,and that's at this point without the vetting process continuing, and without the debates continuing which I would like to see, the math is the math, and the math shows us today that Romney and Newt are very close. Now, if as the pundits are telling us, those elites who want a, the better of us, who want us to just obey them and listen to them, they who want to shut this down..(Pirro starts to interrupt here) if they're telling us that..
At that Pirro, with the biggest smile imaginable, tells Palin, with the biggest frown imaginable, that she is up against a hard break" and has to end the interview.
I can almost imagine that, after the red light on the camera went dark, Palin started screaming in frustration, grabbed her wig and threw it at Todd, while winging canned goods at every appliance in the house.
In other words, THAT was the best interview EVER with the Lunatic from Lake Lucille!
And you can tell for sure because it drove the flying monkeys crazy! (Caution, link leads to the Sea O'Pee!)