Sarah Palin: Celeb Mommas chime in
From Florida all the way to Alaska, Mommas have been putting in their 2-cents about John McCain's veep choice, Sarah Palin. And like those around the country, the Mommas in Tinsletown have an opinion or two about the nominee.
Now, of course most people will say there is a Hollywood bias for Democratic candidate Barack Obama. Indeed, actor Samuel L. Jackson and his wife held a meet-and-greet at their home this week with potential first lady Michelle Obama that featured Scarlett Johansson, Denzel Washington and Barbra Streisand.
Speaking of Michelle Obama, the Momma of two told Ellen DeGeneres that the Palin kids are off limits on the campaign trail. "This shouldn't be an issue for political discussion," she said in an interview during the sixth season premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, set to air Monday. (It was announced on Labor Day that Bristol Palin is five months pregnant and will marry the baby's father, Levi Johnston).
It was rumored that Britney and Jamie Lynn's Momma Lynne Spears had sent Palin's daughter a baby gift. Not so, says Spears' spokesman. "... She does support Sarah and, of course, can empathize with their situation," Curt Handling, Lynne's P.R. guy at publisher Thomas Nelson, told E! News.
"Entourage" actor and Momma of two Debi Mazar was quoted in the foxnews.com column Pop Tarts as saying that no matter which way you lean politically, Palin's nomination was a big step up for women. Mazar's mother was only 15 when she was born.
Conservative commentator and radio show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who has a 22-year-old son, surprised just about everyone when she said on her blog that she was "extremely disappointed" by McCain's choice. "I'm stunned to find out the Republicans couldn't find one competent adult female with grown children," she said, but added that she would still vote for McCain.
The harshest commentary has come from Ann and Nancy Wilson, the sisters behind the rock group Heart, who sent a cease and desist letter to the McCain-Palin campaign for the use of the song "Barracuda." That is Palin's nickname and the sisters are none too happy with it becoming a campaign song for her. In a letter sent to "Entertainment Weekly", Momma of two Nancy Wilson said, "Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women."
It would seem that every Momma has some opinion about Palin, even if she is not a celebrity, but this takes the cake: Palin's own mother-in-law Faye Palin isn't sure she will be voting for the mother of her grandchildren.
How many Mommas have been in that situation with their mother-in-laws?
-- Sherry Robinson
[Photos: Sarah Palin -- AP; Debi Mazar -- Getty Images]