Sarah Palin was on Jay Leno tonight, taking a turn doing a comedy political monologue. The jokes weren’t great, but Palin kept the audience, because she was a good sport about it and seemed to be having fun. Casually dressed in jeans, black pumps and a fitted black jacket with a plunging, but tasteful neckline, Palin did herself some good, poking fun and laughing with Leno. Mrs. Palin also announcing she’ll be speaking at the NRA convention.
Mitt Romney was on Dave playing the role of wonk, though he didn’t let a good opportunity for a line pass him by. Romney was relaxed and on point promoting his book, talking about the economy, explaining why the Tea Partiers will help Republicans, while looking presidential in a blue suit. Different league than Palin, but he knows she’s got a formidable fan base, taking a moment to remind Dave, while also making sure he sent a nod of respect Palin’s way.
Asked about potential rival Sarah Palin, Romney called her “terrific” and added, “she’s got energy, passion.” He then urged Letterman to “be careful what you say about her by the way,” a reference to the feud between the two kicked off by Letterman’s comments about Palin’s daughter. Letterman grinned and nodded, saying, “I’ve had my…,” before trailing off as the audience began laughing.
Responded Romney: “She has a rifle, you know.”
Earlier yesterday, Romney sparred with Joy Behar, who made the comment that I’ve expected to hear from women, that Romney (and Scott Brown) were “both hunky.” File it under political anecdote, while remembering that factor didn’t hurt JFK at all (not saying Romney equal JFK, but you catch my drift).
Fun was had by all. It’s starting awfully early.