Kathy Griffin can't shake obsession with Palin

Kathy Griffin, who has sparred with the Palin family incessantly over the last two years, is now set to play a character inspired by their matriarch on “Glee”. Really. TVLine reports that the comedienne — who most recently called Bristol Palin “the white Precious” in a standup routine during a USO trip — is set to play a Tea Party candidate mom and regional finals judge on the musical comedy.

While TVLine says that a source tells them that the character, to be named Tammy Jean, “really isn’t anything like Palin,” the casting breakdown the show put out may indicate otherwise. According to Movie Line, the show was in search of a “recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler — a Sarah Palin type.”