To paraphrase Dan Aykroyd…

Remember this little interview last month?

FauxNews’ Greta Van Susteren scoring a helluva coup: interviewing Bristol Palin, her mom Failed Veep Candidate/ Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, and giving the world its first glimpse of “Little Tripp Palin-Johnston”…

Well, seems it wasn’t such a hard feat after all- Greta just had to talk to her husband!

Who happens to be… well…

More below the fold. Hang onto your hats and protect those keyboards, kids!  You see, “Mr. Greta Van Susteren” is not only a high-power lawyer, he’s the head of Sarah Palin’s re-imaging team! And the originator of her PAC!

So, who are the figures charged with guiding Palin’s political image in Washington? Here’s the lineup based on our conversations with informed strategists.

John Coale: Coale, a well-known Washington lawyer and the husband of Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren, drew national media attention when he endorsed Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid in protest of the way in which Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who he backed in the primary, was treated.

Coale, in an interview with the Fix, described himself simply as a “friend” of the Alaska governor but acknowledged that he suggested she start a leadership PAC and helped her navigate through some of the questions surrounding her family that lingered after the campaign.

Others familiar with Palin’s political team insist that Coale has far more power than he is letting on — essentially helping to run Sarah PAC. Coale demurred on that front, noting only that he talks to Palin regularly and that she is a “fascinating person” who is “definitely not what the right thinks or the left thinks.”

So let’s look at that interview again, huh?

Good ole Rupert; he does know how to stack the deck with “hard-hitting, REAL journalism”, huh?

From ThinkProgress:

According to a Nexis search, starting on the day that Sarah Pac was announced, Van Susteren has never disclosed her husband’s behind-the-scenes role on air. Here is how she reported the announcement of Sarah Pac:

VAN SUSTEREN: Does Governor Sarah Palin have her eye on a presidential run in 2012? There’s one more clue tonight. The Alaskan governor has her own political action committee up and running-www.sarahpact.com went up on the web this morning.

Governor Palin says the pact is dedicated to building America’s future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation. [Fox News, 1/27/09]

Ironically, just last week, Van Susteren decried people thinking she’s “so close to the Palin family.” “The only way that I’ve met them is by interviewing them,” she said, never mentioning her husband’s relationship to Palin.

Here’s Greta, claiming she doesn’t have an “in”…

Shame on EVERYONE at FoxNews. “Fair and Balanced”, my fanny!

KO, here’s your “Worst Person(s)”…

* Related: No Wedding For Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston!

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