Sarah Palin Goes Ga-Ga For Tori Spelling On “The Today Show”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 3, 2012 - 10:50 am

I should probably be upfront and just make it clear from the get-go that I am not a Sarah Palin fan. But I watched her hosting gig on “The Today Show” anyway this morning, and found it to be about a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale. Still droppin’ her Gs? Check! Still crowing about the “lamestream media” (on a “lamestream media” show an hour before co-hosting that same “lamestream media” show)? Check! But it was not all bad. I found it refreshing that, during a discussion about Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy weight gain, Palin was the only person on the panel — which included “Today”‘s resident medical expert and that misogynist blowhard Donny Deutsch — that said how much weight a pregnant woman gains is none of our gosh darn business.

Still, the most cringe-worthy, and therefore most entertaining moment for me was when Palin started talkin’ family values with newly pregnant Tori Spelling. (Spelling, for the record, has an infant and two other children; she joked that her latest pregnancy is proof that you can conceive while breastfeeding.) Palin literally kind of fawned over her, praising her for “living life vibrantly” — whatever that means — and serving as a “good inspiration for others.” Anyway, it was an odd pairing. Watch a clip above!