October 28, 2009, - 2:15 am
On Tuesday Night, on his “Late Night with David Letterman” show, David Letterman talked about how he was miffed that Oprah was hosting Sarah Palin as the former Alaskan Governor’s first interview upon her ghostwriter’s new book release, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Letterman joked that the two women had something in common: “They both helped elect Barack Obama.”
Then, Letterman detailed his new campaign to get Palin to come on his show. He detailed all of the messages that have been left with “Tina”–the public relations person at Palin’s publishing company, Harper Collins–requesting an appearance on Letterman.
But if you think Palin will keep her dignity and refuse to appear on Letterman, think again. The jury’s still out on that. As Letterman pointed out, Tina at Harper Collins hasn’t said no . . . yet. And anyone following Palin and her career knows that she has an inflated ego and sense of what she can do (remember the Katie Couric interview). She loves publicity and probably believes she can wow Letterman if she wants to, like she thinks she did on her silly “Saturday Night Live” appearance.
Of course, Palin doesn’t have to appear on Letterman. Her ghostwriter’s book is topping online booksellers purchased books. She doesn’t need him. If the books weren’t moving like hotcakes and she did need him, I’ll bet she’d certainly have gone on Letterman.
And I’m not sure she can resist even now when she doesn’t need his show to promote the book. We’ll see. The fact is, those who watch Letterman aren’t inclined to buy her book. And those who are inclined to buy her book don’t watch Letterman, after he told jokes about her babymama daughter and later had the nerve to invoke her name when he admitted his multiple extramarital affairs with his female staffers. Like I said, she doesn’t need him. But that hasn’t stopped her before. She didn’t need the SNL appearance, either, but couldn’t resist the spotlight.
Taking bets. Do you think Sarah Palin will cave and appear on Letterman? Why or why not?
Tags: book, David Letterman, Going Rogue, Harper Collins, Oprah, Sarah Palin, Tina