You betcha! A little snippet of what looks like a little bit of a standup routine. As opposed to playing the saxophone! And yeah, we have to put up with a commercial at the top, but here you go, about 49 seconds of tease. Those of us on the Left Coast have to wait a bit more 🙂

It’s Jay Leno’s new ‘Tonight Show’ starring Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin popped up on Jay Leno’s revived NBC “Tonight Show” tonight and poked a little fun at herself by writing Jay’s introduction cue notes on her hand. (See video below.)

The pair, both of whom have taken hits in the media in recent weeks, talked amiably about a wide variety of issues. Here are some:

On the media’s treatment of her children:

I think, yes, that a line was crossed there. And I’m still waiting for that line to be uncrossed. Just some common decency, allowing the kids to not be the — I guess kind of a victim in all this, because they certainly don’t deserve it. I have very strong, independent, well-adjusted kids. And I so respected that the media had left other politicians’ kids alone. I would just ask for the same treatment.

On the Tea Party movement:

It is an uprising of the people — (Applause) — an uprising of the people to say, “Hey, Government, we are not to be working for you. You are to be working for us. Let’s get government back on our side.” So heaven forbid the Tea Party movement think that they need an individual, a politician to put their faith in, to be their leader.

On campaigning for John McCain:

I stood by his side, wanting Americans to vote for him as our President. Of course I’m going to stand by his side as he runs for reelection in the great state of Arizona. He is an American hero, and I think he is fighting for Americans harder today than many of us had seen for many, many years. He’s what we need.

Palin also did her debut standup routine as a comedian:

Hello. Thank you, Jay. Thank you. I’m so happy to get to be here. This is a thrill of….

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  1. RuBegonia says:

    Thanks for the Left Coast Teaser Tammy. Just sniffing about the blog until your special report is up – WOOF.

  2. jap81 says:

    Leno is the winner tonight, hands down!

  3. jap81 says:

    I have an idea for the title of future BOR segment in 2013. Instead of Barack and a hard place, it should be Palin in comparison.

  4. BeforeGoreKneel says:

    Sarah says stuff that is ‘sticky’; what she says lingers in your mind. Today I’m hearing, “Going old school”, that little aside about her dad helping her choose ammunition, and how the big olympic moose reminds her about dinner for her kids. Plus, in LA it’s botox.

    Compare all that to Obama’s giving us the stealth finger.

  5. LJZumpano says:

    woo hoo

  6. eMVeeH says:

    Yeah, Tammy. Mmm, mmm, mm. Looks like someone’s running for office.

    What?…A frozen look on the face?…I didn’t know that the BotoxBiddy was in LA. ‘Guess when you have access to a military jet, you can get anywhere, anytime, whenever you want.

  7. angelaisms says:

    I liked her subtle acknowledgment of the disagreements about her campaigning for McCain — “I think he is fighting for Americans harder today than many of us had seen for many, many years.” Like, “Yeah, he kinda dropped the ball there, but in his defense he seems to have mostly picked it back up.” Not saying the loyalty issue doesn’t play a big part of it; I think that if, say, someone else had been at the top of the ticket and picked her as VP instead of McCain, I doubt she would be headed to Arizona. But it is nice of her to acknowledge both the people who disagree with her on that issue and the fact that Mr. McCain is basically acting now a lot more like he should have in 2008.

  8. joydbrower says:

    It’s fun tracking La Palin as she pops up just about everywhere significant in our American Life! Thanks for your coverage, too, Tammy – at least we can enjoy the ride, no matter what happens in 2012!!

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