Some fellow West Siders and I invaded Long Beach last night for a really fun Halloween party at a friend’s house. At most Halloween parties I have ever been to, usually, a few people are dressed as someone or something that is topical at the time in the popular culture. This can include the political culture, especially in an election year. Therefore, I cannot believe that no one showed up to the party last night dressed as Sarah Palin.
In an odd convergence of diametrically opposed politics and figures who have advanced and set back the women’s movement in this country, Senator Hillary Clinton and Governor Sarah Palin are both in Los Angeles today for campaign events.
Clinton will speak tonight at a fundraiser for “Angelenos Go Green for Obama,” to be held at the Edison in downtown Los Angeles.
The event is being billed as the first zero-waste, carbon-nuetral political fundraiser. Electricity for the event will come from biodiesel generators and only compostable utensils and plates will be used.
It being Tinseltown, celebrities are a part of the package tonight with Meg Ryan, William Baldwin and Catherine Keener expected to attend. Jon Bon Jovi is slated to perform, although Chris Cornell was initially scheduled to entertain when the event was announced two months ago. No word was available on whether he will still appear.
Palin is speaking in Carson this afternoon at the Home Depot Tennis Stadium. Her campaign says she will answer questions submitted by text and email, which will most likely be culled to the few that match her limited range of simplified folksy talking points. I assume the three Black Hawk helicopters that just did a low pass over my place in Silver Lake were headed there, this being enemy territory.
Susannah Breslin at The Frisky is reporting on leaked info that Hustler Video is at work on an adult film inspired by GOP VP nom Sarah Palin entitled Nailin’ Paylin. I can’t help but wonder if this is the possible source of the racy “Palin Lookalike for Adult Film” Craig’s List post that Julia stumbled across this week? Given that the CL post specified “no anal required” and one of the leaked tidbits that Breslin reveals is that Nailin’ will feature “the Russians, who come knocking on her back-door,” it seems there must be multiple Palin-themed adult films in the works. Quelle surprise.
While her handlers will surely keep any detractors miles away from the event, Courage Campaign, the online grassroots organizing network, is having a contest to see who can come up with the pithiest slogan to write on an airplane banner that will circle the event.
But you have to act quickly to get your enlightening, persuasive and informative zinger in the running. Deadline is tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 9 PM. Get snarking! (Thanks to tdookk.)
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