Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gov. Palin on the Bob & Mark Show Friday? (Updated)

10:30 AM Texas Time
When entertainment site Hollywood Life reported that Sarah Palin would be on Bob & Mark in the Morning Friday "to make a major announcement," we were skeptical, because for one thing, gossip reporters are notoriously unreliable sources of information. So we emailed Bob Lester with a request for confirmation, and he replied Wednesday morning:
No word on what Palin will be talking about on Friday. We can only hope she announces something "Big" on Friday?

Listen in. 7:30 a.m. our time.
So Hollywood Life at least got the scheduling part right, if Bob is to be believed and isn't planning a prank. However, whether the guv will make a "Big" announcement, as HL touted, is still up in the air. The reason for HL's great expectations, of course, is that Gov. Palin had promised Bob & Mark that if she announces for president, their program would get to break the news. But we have our doubts that she will make that particular announcement if she even appears on the show Friday for two reasons. One, she has also hinted not to expect any such announcement for months, and two, Friday is April 1.

Given how the media left and the elitist right attack her for every little thing she says and does, we can't see her making her presidential announcement on April Fools Day. But we wouldn't be at all surprised if she, with the complicity of the two Anchorage radio hosts, has a little fun at the expense of her critics. It's not like they don't have it coming.

Update: Fox News has shot down the rumors, as Dan Springer reports. As we expected, there will be no major announcement by Gov. Palin on the Bob & Mark show Friday:
The word comes from the person closest to Palin, her husband, Todd, who set the record straight that rumors she may announce a 2012 presidential run where just that -- rumors. Fox News also spoke with Meg Stapleton, Palin’s former spokeswoman, who says that there would be no major announcement of any kind on Friday. Stapleton has remained in contact with the Palin family and also spoke with Tim Crawford, Palin’s chief fundraiser, about the rumor.
But that's not the half of it:
Todd says that Sarah Palin is not even going to be a guest on the show.
That last one is a bit of a surprise, as Bob and Mark seem, to us at least, to be taking advantage of their friendship with the governor. Why risk harming that relationship with a cheap publicity stunt?

- JP

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