Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sarah Palin rumor du jour

It could happen, but don't bet the ranch on it
When a a gossip site says it is connecting the dots, look out for stretches of the imagination: has learned that Palin has booked an appearance in April on The Bob and Mark Show on 106.5 KWHL-FM in Anchorage. Sarah has said all along — including on the final episode of her TLC show Sarah Palin’s Alaska — that she would announce her candidacy on the radio via Bob and Mark.

While the exact date hasn’t been confirmed, we’re told that with Sarah’s schedule, her appearance on the show — especially booked so far in advance — can mean only one thing: That she’ll be kicking off her campaign on the radio.
Well, actually it could mean any one of a number of things. Of course, it's possible that this speculation could be be right. Even your great grandfather's broken pocket watch is right twice a day. But gossip sites are notoriously poor sources of information, especially where Gov. Palin is concerned. Remember how Us Weekly was so easily duped by the satirical Palin-Aguilera piece just a couple of weeks ago? But then again, TIME magazine proved itself to be no more reliable a journalistic source than the average gossip site, as it also fell for a hoax that a couple of minutes with a search engine would have exposed.

Plus, Gov. Palin doesn't need to book an appearance on Bob and Mark ahead of time. When she calls, they put her on the air immediately, regardless of how full their plate may be. Yes, the governor did indeed say that if and when she announces, it will be on that KWHL program, and yes, April would be a good time to announce either a run for president or the formation of an exploratory committee to consider such a candidacy. But we wouldn't bet the ranch on anything that comes from Hollywood Lite... er, Hollywood Life.

h/t: Henry D'Andrea

- JP

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