Sarah Palin to appear on Desperate Housewives? (update: not true)

Could Sarah Palin guest star on Desperate Housewives? If the show’s creator Marc Cherry has anything to say about it, that’ll be a yes. According to Page Six, Cherry is a huge fan of Palin, and would love her to guest star on the show’s season finale, playing a politician.

IS Alaska’s Gov. Sarah Palin headed to “Desperate Housewives”? Series creator Marc Cherry is “very hot to trot to have her appear on the season-five finale,” Hollywood p.r. man Hal Lifson, who’s not involved with the show, told us. “Marc is highly enamored of Sarah and sees her as the ultimate guest star [playing] a similar version of herself. The idea has gone over surprisingly well with execs at Disney, who see it as a blockbuster based on Sarah’s huge ratings on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ ” Cherry declined to comment. An ABC rep said, “There’s no truth to it.”

[From Page Six]

Of course there’s no truth to it. Until she’s filmed the role. It seems like every time we hear a denial of this type it ends up happening after all. I don’t think more fluffy television gigs is really what Palin needs in the long-term. Katie Couric was right – what she needs to do is buckle down and learn about government… and about interviewing.

Matt Lauer recently interviewed Palin and asked her about the semi-disastrous Couric interview. Palin said she was annoyed with Couric’s questions and seemed to think Katie was implying that Alaska is disconnected from the rest of the country. She bumbled through the Matt Lauer interview as well. It was clear she didn’t have anything rehearsed and no lines at the ready – something she brags about. I know the idea she’s trying to get across is that she’s more honest that way, but instead she comes across as unsure.

MATT LAUER: More now of our interview with Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin. Virtually unknown before John McCain picked her as his running mate, Palin found herself under an intense media spotlight. I asked Governor Palin about one of her first interviews during the campaign with Katie Couric, where she stumbled over a number of questions. And I asked her if seeing the clips from that interview, hurt her confidence.

SARAH PALIN: No, no, because, you know I’m sure that some of my impatience showed through in that, in that interview. I think it also showed, though, that certainly as a Washington outsider and as somebody not, not one to just, I guess, kind of play even the, the campaigning media game that is played in, in just repeating, perhaps, memorized lines in an, in an interview, that’s not me.

LAUER: But you didn’t think the interview was unfair? I mean, the questions were fairly straight forward, weren’t they?

PALIN: Well sure, yeah. But you know questions about well, “You know what do you read up there in Alaska?” To me that was kind, a little bit annoying because I’m like, “You know what do you mean what do I read up in Alaska? I read the same things that you guys read in New York and there in L.A. and in Washington state. What do you mean, what do I read up there?” But anyway, just, just some annoyance that certainly showed through and, you know, perhaps that, that annoyance that showed through would have led some to be annoyed with me, watching the interview. And that’s understandable.

[From Newsbusters]

Here’s a clip of the interview. The transcript above doesn’t indicate all the “uhs” and “ums” constantly coming out of Palin’s mouth as she seemed to be searching for some sort of response. I think Katie Couric’s questions were more than fair, and she’s not the one who made Palin look unprepared. That was her own doing.

Update by Celebitchy: An executive producer for Desperate Housewives says there is no truth to this story at all, and it sounds like Marc Cherry is not a Palin fan by the way she words it:

Desperate Housewives executive producer Sabrina Wind just emailed to me: “I just wanted to tell you from Marc himself that there is no validity to this odd claim. There is no way Sarah Palin will be coming on Desperate Housewives.”

[From E! Online]

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  1. Jess says:

    Gawd, NO. I don’t even watch this show, but really, the ditzbomb just needs to GO AWAY!

  2. Ally says:

    You mean she would hang out with heathen Hollywood elites?! Never, you betcha, also, um.

  3. Chris says:

    Did he see her on SNL? The quality acting was right up there with SNL guests like Derek Jeter and LeBron James, luckily Jeter and James are successful athletes, I am not sure what to say for Palin

  4. jim says:

    Ah, almost made it through the day without the writer’s first sarah palin bashing article. I will hold out the faith.

  5. Syko says:

    Don’t ever count on that, Jim. As long as she gives everyone such good bashing material, she’s going to get bashed.

    *cough* sore loser *cough*

  6. Bodhi says:

    😆 No joke!

  7. vdantev says:

    She’d be playing the loser who sits in a corner and cries because she’s not going to be Vice President, no doubt. 😈

  8. PalinRules says:

    I think that people are intimidated by a beautiful successful women who has the potential to turn out to be something really big and important in America (Like President) You go Girl!!! I can see God opening that door.

  9. vdantev says:

    You can see God? Charles Manson did too, so that’s not a good thing. Psychiatric care- seek it.

  10. bill says:

    I can’t believe that Palin once again bumbled through another interview (Matt Lauer). Her answers to his questions were unsure, evasive, and sophomoric. Half the time, you couldn’t understand what point she was trying to make through her multitude of contradictions, uhs, ums, and ya knows. That’s what happens to someone who has little intellect, and can’t rehearse answers to unknown questions ahead of time.

    The rumors about how she can’t handle the day-to-day responsibilities as governor of Alaska without a lot of help and teaching from her aides and special counsels are obviously true. Alaska has the smallest population of any state in the nation – less than 700,000 people. The number of registered voters is smaller than the population of Staten Island. The gubernatorial race was more like a mayoral race. Ironically, she ran on a platform of her “promise of change” versus the experience of her opponent.

    Personably, I like Palin; she has a lot of sparkle and charisma. But that’s where it ends. I don’t know anyone who is as uninformed as she, or shares her disdain of intellect. Her lack of knowledge of national and global affairs is shocking. She is far more of a personality and tabloid journalism curiosity than a capable leader. I can see how she would only appeal to the “Paris Rules” types.