Larry King: Hey, maybe Palin should pose for Playboy

posted at 1:40 pm on April 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Hengler, expect little umbrage from the sisterhood over this, partly because it’s a liberal woman taking the shot at America’s most famous “gender traitor” or whatever — with King’s concurrence — and partly because it is, after all, a joke (although that fact didn’t save Imus and Chris Wallace). The question, as usual, is whether it’s always wrong to note a politician’s physical appeal or whether it’s only wrong when, as here and in Newsweek’s notorious Palin cover, it’s clearly being done to demean the subject. “Jennifer Granholm’s a babe” seems unobjectionable, as babes can also be brilliant and accomplished, but “Babe governor has her state on the fast track to ruin” is obviously more dicey. I will say that I think the occasional boasting on our side about Palin’s beauty really ends up doing her more harm than good, though. It’s well intended, in the same sense as my unobjectionable example about Granholm, but it inadvertently gives cover to the Silvermans of the world to use it in a demeaning way. Cry “sexism!” over this and the retort will be to ask where the sexism cries were when the emcee at the Boston tea-party rally remarked, “You hear that my lefty friends, you see that, conservative women — they’re smarter than you and they’re hotter than you.” Sure, it’s a compliment (twice over), but the gratuitous mention of her physical appeal will be exploited by her enemies to claim that it makes her appearance “fair game” or whatever. Best just to stay away from it.


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And Larry has had a subscription for evah!

Mr. Joe on April 21, 2010 at 1:42 PM

I bet Larry might buy some extra copies, to post around the house and stuff.

Mr. Joe on April 21, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Larry of course would rejecte Sarah Palin, she is way too old for him.

Mr. Joe on April 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Hey, maybe Larry King should stop banging his sister-in-law.

amerpundit on April 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Larry needs to get married again.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Sarah Palin is hot!

Joe Caps on April 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM

I bet Sarah could’ve said, “About what? That she fight the alien swarm from a moon base? I think she should go for it!”

And he would’ve said “Agreed. Thank you Sarah”

apollyonbob on April 21, 2010 at 1:17 PM

I think this comment nailed it.

lorien1973 on April 21, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Well, given his ratings, at least almost no one heard him say it.

And Larry has such a strong track record in male-female relationship matters.

molonlabe28 on April 21, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Tow words for you AP:

“Michelle’s arms”.

SlaveDog on April 21, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Larry King looks at Sarah Palin for the articles.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on April 21, 2010 at 1:44 PM

What is Scott Brown’s take on all of this?

pedestrian on April 21, 2010 at 1:44 PM

I bet Larry might buy some extra copies, to post around the house and stuff.

Mr. Joe on April 21, 2010 at 1:42 PM

He’s going to need them since wife No.8 has been boinking the little league coach and is divorcing poor Larry.

Knucklehead on April 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Silverman looked almost more stunned that King even asked the question. From what I saw she couldn’t care less, but obliged him with a joke anyways.

jhspaybar on April 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM

It’s hard to get outraged when the source is soooooo stooooopid.

As far as I’m concerned, SP can flash (a smile) all the way to the WH if she’s so inclined.

DrAllecon on April 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Poor Larry likes to share his wife with LL coaches

faraway on April 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM

No need to watch the clip,looking at the picture one can tell what a happy liberal women she is.

heshtesh on April 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Silverman’s gimmick is that she’s got a dirty mouth and will say outlandish stuff, so this plays into it.

She nearly got sued over her performance in The Aristocrats, for example. Her version of the joke was that she and her family had performed that act for Joe Franklin and then, during the interview on camera, slowly realized that she’d been raped by Franklin as a girl. Franklin was unamused to say the least.

teke184 on April 21, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Maybe she should make a deal with Larry…..she’ll appear in Playboy, if he’ll appear in Playgirl (without his ‘Depends’ on!!!!!!!)

olesparkie on April 21, 2010 at 1:47 PM

I’m not even going to view the video but why did King ask that question?

LurkerDood on April 21, 2010 at 1:48 PM

I’m not even going to view the video but why did King ask that question?

LurkerDood on April 21, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Chronic viewer deficit.

the_nile on April 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM

I’ll bet Sarah Palin would laugh at this and make a self-deprecating joke. And Todd would say, “You only wish, Larry.”

DaydreamBeliever on April 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Like I said in the headlines, Playboy is too tame. Bring on teh movies! Silverman is just upset that Gov. Palin at her age still looks better than her.

Narutoboy on April 21, 2010 at 1:51 PM

If CNN was smart(I know, play along with it), they’d use this as an opportunity to ditch Larry King. Imus was fired over a similar incident(although his involved race which obviously made it worse).

Doughboy on April 21, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Larry King stats:
7 wives
8 marriages
5 bypasses

Emperor Norton on April 21, 2010 at 1:53 PM

In Sarah’s defense, she didn’t have the slightest idea what the hell Larry was talking about. She just happened to improv off the top of her head and the thing that came out was “posing for Playboy”. She looked a little offended that Larry blindsided her with something out of the blue but quickly recovered as any comedian would do.

Larry on the other hand is a pig.

ButterflyDragon on April 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Larry King.. the news media’s David Letterman.

upinak on April 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM

And CNN wonders why its ratings are in the toilet.

WisCon on April 21, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Without index cards, Larry King doesn’t know what day it is.

It’s borderline sad.

sherry on April 21, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Larry King is still alive?

ORconservative on April 21, 2010 at 1:56 PM

If I were Larry’s soon-to-be ex-wife’s sister, I’d start to worry that he’s again turning his attentions elsehwere. If I were Palin, I’d be on the lookout for any Cartier diamond necklace that suddenly shows up with the Fed Ex guy at her front door in Wasilla. (and if I were everybody else, I’d be pretty grossed out just at the thought of Lar getting aroused over the thought of Sarah in Playboy).

jon1979 on April 21, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Best just to stay away from it.

Indeed. Same for Megyn Kelly and the Latina on Fox, or Gretchen on the View or any place on TV, unless it’s a ‘beauty’ contest.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Best just to stay away from it.

Plus, the myriad of ‘beauty’ references to Michelle Malkin, on this very blog.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Sure, it’s a compliment (twice over), but the gratuitous mention of her physical appeal will be exploited by her enemies to claim that it makes her appearance “fair game” or whatever. Best just to stay away from it.

100 percent agree.

terryannonline on April 21, 2010 at 2:00 PM

I can’t imagine Larry Kings ratings are worth their weight in kangaroo pee.

saiga on April 21, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Meh! Isn’t Silverman the bog monster that encouraged young people to badger their grandparents, and elderly to vote for Obama?

As for Larry….I just don’t think words could ever justify this doofus, and his success. You would think though,…for someone who’s had major health issues, and isn’t getting younger, or better….he’d me a tad more careful in his day to day dealings…when meeting his maker is an inevitability at some point.

capejasmine on April 21, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Seeing Helen Thomas in Playboy is more Larry’s speed.

pt on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Sarah Silverman isn’t the least bit funny. In fact, she is nauseating…

ladyingray on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Never happen, but it would be the biggest selling Playboy issue of all time.

Just saying.

I’m conflicted. That leather jacket, the stilettos, “tastefully done” and all that …

/

JammieWearingFool on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

What a pig.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

I think Hillary Clinton should pose in Playboy.

Is that a stupid enough statement? What’s the difference.

King is the king of crap. That fool can’t even hold a woman. Typicall CNN looser.

saiga on April 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Sure, it’s a compliment (twice over), but the gratuitous mention of her physical appeal will be exploited by her enemies to claim that it makes her appearance “fair game” or whatever

Some of the Palin lovers on Hot air seem to not get this.

Speedwagon82 on April 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Sarah Silverman isn’t the least bit funny. In fact, she is nauseating…

ladyingray on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Comedy Central is canceling her show because of bad ratings. Dude if Comedy Central cancels you….

terryannonline on April 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM

I will wait for Sarah Palin’s Facebook response, then let you know whether I found this offensive or not.

YYZ on April 21, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Sarah Silverman isn’t the least bit funny. In fact, she is nauseating…

ladyingray on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Hey now! Sarah Silverman may be a lib, but at least she doesn’t bow to the alter of political correctness like so many other Hollywood types. I appreciate her raunchy, take-no-prisoners style of comedy.

Doughboy on April 21, 2010 at 2:07 PM

CNN and Larry King, two toilets…

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM

JammieWearingFool on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Oh Jammie.. come on. What about a bear rug? A moose strung up? Or a really nice shot gun?

/s

upinak on April 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM

I think Larry King and Chris Matthews shoud do a gay sex tape with Anderson Cooper.

saiga on April 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Best just to stay away from it.

And pretend it doesn’t matter?

I like to think we can enjoy each others physical attributes and ideas equally.

pedestrian on April 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

I really don’t see this as a big deal. Silverman could have done worse, and I agree with apollyonbob that Larry probably wasn’t even paying attention.

Esthier on April 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Hey now! Sarah Silverman may be a lib, but at least she doesn’t bow to the alter of political correctness like so many other Hollywood types.

Sarah Silverman does bow to political correctness. She makes fun of Christians and conservatives….that’s political correctness at its core.

terryannonline on April 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Imus was fired over a similar incident(although his involved race which obviously made it worse)

Not quite similar. I don’t think Imus should have been fired, but being called a “nappy headed ho” is all sorts of offensive compared to this.

YYZ on April 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

What a pig.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

With your adoration for Bill Clinton the irony in this statement is rich beyond parody.

thomasaur on April 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Some of the Palin lovers on Hot air seem to not get this.

Speedwagon82 on April 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Says who? This si the same crap Letterman pulled. Larry King is just more subtle at it even if he and David are very simular. Don’t you agree?

upinak on April 21, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Some of the Palin lovers on Hot air seem to not get this.

Speedwagon82 on April 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Please, let me set you straight. Men making remarks like this are not the type of validation that anyone who would like to be taken seriously covets.

Now, if you’ve made a choice that your only asset is to be sexually attractive, you love it.

Sarah obviously is more than that.

And it’s plain ole’ offensive.

To me? What’s really offensive isn’t the remark, it’s that he thought this was “funny.”

No, it’s not.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Larry King has been deceased since 2003. This is a very sick thing for CNN to keep him on the air.

carbon_footprint on April 21, 2010 at 2:11 PM

With your adoration for Bill Clinton the irony in this statement is rich beyond parody.

thomasaur on April 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

What happened with Bill was private, until it was made public for political reasons.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Sarah Silverman isn’t the least bit funny. In fact, she is nauseating…

ladyingray on April 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM

I wouldn’t go that far, but I definitely believe she’s not even half as funny as she thinks she is. In small doses, I used to kinda like her, but the more I saw of her, she just kinda annoyed me.

Esthier on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Isn’t he single again? No wonder.

Sultry Beauty on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Larry King has been deceased since 2003. This is a very sick thing for CNN to keep him on the air.

carbon_footprint on April 21, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Honestly, does anyone watch him anymore except for nostalgic reasons or nothing else is on?

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Maybe Larry King should pose for Playgirl.

year_of_the_dingo on April 21, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Sexism is sexism. What offends me most is that people rank “isms.”

Racism is worse than sexism, ageism, etc.

No, that’s baloney.

The same attack to a person or group’s identity is as harmful and undermines human potential.

That is the principle.

And that is the harm.

And it doesn’t matter what the ISM is.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM

The question, as usual, is whether it’s always wrong to note a politician’s physical appeal or whether it’s only wrong when, as here and in Newsweek’s notorious Palin cover, it’s clearly being done to demean the subject.

So, was the media babe who said she wanted to give BJ a BJ for defending Roe v. Wade demeaning him or not?

DaydreamBeliever on April 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Oh Jammie.. come on. What about a bear rug? A moose strung up? Or a really nice shot gun?

/s

upinak on April 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Accessories sold separately.

JammieWearingFool on April 21, 2010 at 2:16 PM

What happened with Bill was private, until it was made public for political reasons.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

He sexually assaulted women. The woman involved even took a polygraph test on the issue and passed. Take that for what’s it worth.

Narutoboy on April 21, 2010 at 2:16 PM

What happened with Bill was private, until it was made public for political reasons.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Rape and sexual harassment in private is still dispicable and abhorrent. Monica isn’t the only episode of infidelity in the pig’s life. OJ wasn’t convicted of murder but he’s still a murderer. Same with Clinton,he wasn’t convicted of rape but his accuser is much more believable than he.

thomasaur on April 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM

And that goes for attacks on gay people or others.

I’m still exceedingly liberal in this respect.

It’s flat-out damaging to the human spirit.

I will never, ever support sexsism, racism, ageism, prejudice against diabilities, sexual orientationism, or any other ISM.

It’s stupid thinking.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM

What happened with Bill was private, until it was made public for political reasons.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Now you know why this IDIOT getscalled the vile names that she does Allah, she deserves them.

thomasaur on April 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM

carbon_footprint,

Larry King has been deceased since 2003. This is a very sick thing for CNN to keep him on the air.

My favorite Larry King f@ck up. (CAUTION: Language warning)

Mike Honcho on April 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Silverman: I think Palin should pick her nose and flick the booger at you, Larry.

King: Agreed. Thank you, Sarah Silverman.

SagebrushPuppet on April 21, 2010 at 2:20 PM

I will say that I think hope the occasional boasting on our side about Palin’s beauty really ends up doing her more harm than good, though.

Edited to reflect what you really think.

SKYFOX on April 21, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Come one. Larry is pretty much a woman hater.

jukin on April 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Granholm…babe???

Ha.

Haha.

Hahahahahahahaha.

Is this the best they (Dems) have to offer? Oh man, that’s sad.

red winger on April 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM

What happened with Bill was private, until it was made public for political reasons.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Having sex with an employee in the White House is private?

faraway on April 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Ewwww…I am proud to say that I have never watched Larry King on purpose and I’m not going to start today. I’d rather stick a fork in my eye.

scalleywag on April 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM

What happened with Bill was private, until it was made public for political reasons.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

So you’re ok with a grown man, who took advantage of a young woman, roughly the age of his own daughter on the tax payers dime, on the tax payers time, in the tax payers oval office? And the fact that it came to light, and he was called out for it by a democrat….political? You might want to revisit history…because calling out the person who holds the highest office in this country, for adultery, and abuse within the office was the RIGHT thing to do, and far from political.

capejasmine on April 21, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Sarah Silverman does bow to political correctness. She makes fun of Christians and conservatives….that’s political correctness at its core.

terryannonline on April 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

That’s not true. She’s repeatedly gone after blacks, Latinos, Jews, and gays. She spares no one in her routine.

Doughboy on April 21, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Best Larry King photo evah!

JammieWearingFool on April 21, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

scalleywag on April 21, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Women swooning over Teh Messiah and calling him handsome didn’t seem to hurt his political career.

Or Scott Brown posing nude, either.

John the Libertarian on April 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Larry Boy,
What is happening here? I never knew you were such a pathetic crap. http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/kings_coach_reached_home_a4bhwuc2r7apdAJjiWQ6BL

Sick twisted idiot.

antisocial on April 21, 2010 at 2:32 PM

COUNTDOWN until the NOW boycott of CNN….

Three

Two

One

????????

SDarchitect on April 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Maybe Larry should consider coaching little league.

bloggless on April 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Maybe Silverman wants to “hate-dive” ???

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Speedwagon82 on April 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Think of it this way (you too, Allahpundit): Sarah Palin (and Michele Bachmann, Megyn Kelly, et al) is a family member. We can say certain stuff about the family, and it’s all understood we’re talking about family. But let the left say that same sort of stuff, and we’ll knock their blocks off.

Or put it another way: It’s like African-Americans using the N-word among themselves, but don’t you as a white boy use it.

BradSchwartze on April 21, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Honestly, does anyone watch him anymore except for nostalgic reasons or nothing else is on?

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:13 PM

I actually listened to his radio program over twenty years ago. When he was actually alive.

carbon_footprint on April 21, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Sarah Palin won’t pose in Playboy because she’s MARRIED, and doesn’t want men other than her husband ogling her private parts.

But there IS an unmarried female former Governor–why doesn’t Larry King ask Janet Napolitano to pose in Playboy?

What is it about liberals that they can’t believe that an attractive conservative woman can’t have brains? What about all those articles a few years ago about Condoleezza Rice’s stiletto heels? How about a State Department beauty pageant in Playboy, starring Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and Madeleine Albright?

Or if Larry King prefers liberals, how about a Playboy beauty contest between Kirsten Powers and Helen Thomas?

Beauty is only skin-deep, Larry! When it comes to politics, let’s take another King’s advice and judge a woman by the content of her character.

Steve Z on April 21, 2010 at 2:36 PM

That’s not true. She’s repeatedly gone after blacks, Latinos, Jews, and gays. She spares no one in her routine.

Doughboy on April 21, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Yeah I’m sure goes after Democrats and atheists the way she goes after Christians and Republicans. Just like Jon Stewart!

/sarc

terryannonline on April 21, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Mike Honcho on April 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM
Haha!

carbon_footprint on April 21, 2010 at 2:36 PM

What happened with Bill was private, until it was made public for political reasons.
AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

HA HA HA HA HA

Bill: I, did not, have, sexual, relations, with that woman

HA HA HA HA HA

AnninCA please stop. Ever heard of Adultery?

antisocial on April 21, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Dude. AP is inserting a code of ethics into a forum that is completely intellectually dishonest.

Nothing that Progressivism stands for can hold up to intellectual scrutiny. Nothing. Yet there it is with millions upon millions of supporters. Liberals didn’t get all that support from being honest, they simply appealed to people’s charity. Is that honest?

We’d be a lot further along in this debate if we just called a babe a babe.

hisfrogness on April 21, 2010 at 2:38 PM

I think the real question here is, how long till Silverman ends up posing for Playboy? and I bet that was the real question Larry wanted to ask when the topic came up.

Hellrider on April 21, 2010 at 2:39 PM

antisocial on April 21, 2010 at 2:37 PM

More like: Ever heard of perjury?

hisfrogness on April 21, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Hey, maybe Larry King should pose for Mortuary Management Monthly or Funeral Monitor Weekly.

MB4 on April 21, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I don’t believe the nonsense posted here about Bill Clinton being an abuser.

I’ve never seen any evidence of that beyond dumb rumor crud.

So YOU are free to believe that, but just know……no go here.

That isn’t the real debate here.

The real debate is turning every ism into the “protected” ism of the day.

Baloney.

Ism is ism. Racism is horrible. So is sexism. So is ageism.

etc.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Silverman was kind of an equal opportunity joker a few years ago when she wasn’t so famous and got Asian Americans mad at her. But I’m sure by now she is fully into the Hollywood praising of any Democrat.

Speedwagon82 on April 21, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I will never, ever support sexsism, racism, ageism, prejudice against diabilities, sexual orientationism, or any other ISM.

It’s stupid thinking.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM

I see stupid people but they don’t even know they’re stupid.

shick on April 21, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Having sex with an employee in the White House is private?

faraway on April 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Oh, if you ever get a taste for biography, you won’t doubt that one.

Oh yeah.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Hey, maybe Allahpundit should have less millions of threads on Sarah Palin and maybe 1 or 2 on Allen West.

MB4 on April 21, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Ism is ism. Racism is horrible. So is sexism. So is ageism.

etc.

AnninCA on April 21, 2010 at 2:43 PM

You forgot capitalism.
Too bad you will never include communism or socialism.

shick on April 21, 2010 at 2:45 PM

The word in the business community is that Salem Communications will soon announce that the name of Hotair has officially been changed to HotPalin.

MB4 on April 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM

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