Sarah Palin, America’s unofficial mascot of the “I wanna speak to the manager” set, seems to pride herself on being a real no-nonsense, straight-shooting, human bullshit detector. Except that she clearly isn’t. Sarah recently admitted that she was bamboozled by a disguised Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming Showtime series, Who is America?. A better title might be Who in America is Still Getting Tricked by Sacha Baron Cohen 12 Years After Borat? The answer is Sarah Palin is. And she’s super-duper gosh-darn peeved-off about it.
On Monday, Showtime released a teaser trailer for Who is America?, which features a cameo by Dick Cheney.
A day after the trailer was posted, Sarah said on Facebook that she was one of Sacha’s marks.
Sarah claims that she was asked to appear on a “legit Showtime historical documentary.” She and her daughter (not specified, but most likely her daughter Piper) flew to D.C., where they thought they would be interviewing a disabled U.S. veteran. When they arrived, they found a man that was presumably Sacha, in a fake wheelchair. Sarah says she stuck around out of respect for the troops, but after enduring what she called “Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm,” she eventually decided she’d had enough and took off her mic before walking out.
Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now? I join a long list of American public personalities who have…
Sarah adds that she believes Sacha will air a show that has been heavily edited to make her look dumb (not that difficult), and has requested that Showtime and their owners at CBS donate all proceeds of the show to a U.S. veterans charity. The seven-episode Who is America? will premiere on Showtime on July 15th.
This is all made funnier by the fact that Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t exactly subtle when it comes to his characters. Pretty much anyone else would have known something was up if they entered a room to find a tall, dark, and handsome British dude dressed in bad Born of the Fourth of July drag. But really, Sarah Palin’s first clue that things were suspicious was when someone asked Sarah Palin to appear on a “legit” show.