A light but fun piece from the Daily Caller’s Mark Judge:
Sarah Palin is a cool chick.
I found that out on Saturday, when she answered a question I asked her directly: Who’s your favorite band?
I spotted Palin as she was being hustled through the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel, the site of the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference, which took place over the weekend. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
As a journalist, I realized it was the chance of a lifetime. I had no intention of asking her about policy. I didn’t care what she thought about Romney or Newt. I wanted to know her favorite band.
The scrum around her had already grown too massive. I was close enough to get some good video, but there were too many people talking. I was also taken aback by her looks. Sarah Palin is the kind of woman for whom the term “stunner” was invented, which is one of the many reasons liberals hate her.
I marked the trajectory that I guessed her path would take, and fell back to a spot near the escalators. By now a line resembling those at movie premieres had formed. I smartly went to the other side of it, between two security guys. And here she was.
One shot. I stepped forward: “WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND?”
If you watch the video carefully, you’ll notice that something interesting happens. Palin was in a kind of rhythm, saying thankyougoodtoseeyouthankssure, when I shouted the question. It takes a second, but then it registers with her: This guy is not kissing my ass, asking me to sign something or eliciting advice about drilling. He wants to know my favorite band.
“Who’s my favorite band?” she repeats. She leans forward and then it comes: “VAN PALIN, LIKE VAN HALEN!” And she’s gone.
I would have never guessed. Sarah Palin is not the sensitive poet or the snobby sorority top 40 Kelly Clarkson party girl. She’s that rare commodity, the cool chick. Any woman who likes Van Halen, one of the few irrefutably awesome bands in rock and roll history, is automatically a cool chick.
No doubt about that. Van Halen is one of the few irrefutably awesome bands in rock and roll history. Until that dark day when David Lee Roth left and was replaced by Sammy Hagar, that is. But that’s another story. I can think of no more appropriate way to end this post than with some classic VH. Crank those speakers up to “11” and enjoy:
Read Judge’s entire piece here.
(h/t Damian Geminder)