Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Governor Palin apparently stole the show at an NBC party Tuesday, accompanying husband Todd who is a participant in Stars Earn Stripes, a military fundraiser.
Bruce R. Miller reports:
How do you gauge "star" power? By the crowd a celebrity draws.
At a party to promote NBC's fall shows, Crystal, the Weeping Capucin monkey who stars on "Animal Practice" and is a Hollywood veteran ("Hangover II," anyone?), clearly had the focus Tuesday night.
And then? Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin showed up and, clearly, the mob drifted.
Palin was at the Beverly Hilton hotel as a guest of husband Todd, who's one of the contestants on "Stars Earn Stripes," a new reality show that features "stars" in boot camp-like situations.
She was very personable -- talking about daughter Bristol and the great job soldiers did. And she steered clear of any heavy political talk.
While she didn't look like a candidate running for office, she did act like one. She took time for just about everyone and didn't miss a photo op with Gen. Wesley Clark, who's host of "Stars Earn Stripes."
Gracious? You bet. Out of the politics game? Don't be so sure.
Once a politician, always a politician.
Read the full article here.
Interesting scene, no doubt. The reaction to the Governor reminds me of what took place here at the MSNBC party last year when even Rachel Maddow was cordial. People who encounter Governor Palin with an open mind cannot help but notice how gracious and accommodating she is, even to those who have been less than kind to her. More than being the politician that Miller points out, she's a class act.
(h/t Lynda Armstrong)