Sarah Palin was in Southern California,  and wingnut actor, anti-father figure and notorious Campaign Chest Supporter Jon Voight was working the crowd of 15,000 gathered outside the Home Depot Center in Carson, a suburb about half an hour south of Los Angeles this morning. After all, his movie, the conservative yuk fest An American Carol opened Friday.  And the reviews were not good.91194000_72e0f41ae1_mthumbnail.thumbnail.jpg

Voight mingled with the crowd, hugging well wishers and urging people to vote for McCain.  And according to the Long Beach Press Telegram, he’s big fan:

I think she would be a great commander in chief. I think she would be great.

Yup, he’s crazy. Palin herself seemed a little befuddled herself, saying to the audience,  "All of us who consider ourselves progressive yet at the same time we can be conservative…"  then later made reference to to "Reagan Democrats,"  and cheered that if the Republicans can take California they’ll win the election. You betcha.

  She did also some product placement endorsing a coffee company while sharing:

"Somethin’ sorta providential…I was readin’ on my Starbucks mocha cup, okay? The quote of the day? You’ll never believe what the quote was. It was Madeline Albright, the former Secretary of State and UN Ambassador, and Madeline has to say as her quote of the day for Starbucks, now she said it and I didn’t, she said, "There’s a place in hell reserved for women who don’t support other women."

Wow, so Sarah, does that mean you crossed party lines and voted for Hillary in primary? Or are you going to H-E-double toothpicks for not supporting other women? I betcha that place has really long lines in the ladies’ restroom and when ya get to stall, dontcha know it, there’s no toilet paper. Oh and Albright used the verb "help" not "support."

After whoops from the crowd, she continued. "Thank you so much for receiving that well. California, let’s see what a comment like I just made, how that is turned into whatever it’ll be turned into tomorrow in the newspaper."

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.