Never leave home without it.Sarah Palin flew Coldmiser Airlines all the way to Atlanta to stump for Karen Handel, her mini-me running for Georgia governor in a primary runoff against Democrat Nathan Deal. A local lady wig peddler brought down this Sarah Palin mannequin head for “the real Palin” — for does such a thing exist? — to autograph. Well, wouldn’t you do the same?

Palin used the vernacular “Hotlanta” to impress the easily-impressed crowd, and also seemed to outshine Handel with her undeniable star power, reports Thomas Wheatley of the Creative Loafing alt-weekly. (Disclosure: Wheatley is your author’s far-flung co-worker, thanks to franchising magic.) But not everyone was creaming their Pajama Jeans over the Alaskan princess: Wheatley reported that this guy wanted a refund on her autobiography. Palin had him ejected from the premises and eaten by a bear she had brought along with her, for heckler-eating purposes, and then made fun of nearby CNN, to hurt its feelings. [Creative Loafing]

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  1. Hate to break it to them but that head looks more like Lisa Loeb then Snowbilly. (Not that more than 37 people in the country probably even know who Lisa Loeb is…)

  2. Hotlanta has the same ring to my ears as Nashvegas. Something we locals say to impress the tourists (“Look, Madge, they speak their own jive~!”) but which we hold in revulsion whenever they sidle down into the nearest tourist trap.

    Though in Palin’s case it’s more like a tourist twat, amirite fellas? Up high.

  3. Grisly Mama posts o n her Facebook page her retort to this YouTube business about teh ‘eye-rollin’:

    The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines.

  4. Well, of course the dummy head is better than the real thing, because it doesn’t keep chattering on mindless catchphrases and talking points with an incredibly annoying voice.

    [re=635638]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Oh, I think most of us who went to school in the 90s should remember her hit.

  5. [re=635645]chascates[/re]: her ego has self realized. Poor Sarah, the “LSM”, (Jesus Christ), got it right, you DID roll your eyes and look very knowingly at your gum chomping spawn when your detractor said she was a teacher. Own it.

  6. [re=635645]chascates[/re]: She also talks about how two people can “respectfully disagree” in America. That’s why I’m going to tell my boss he doesn’t have any cojones later today, in a respect disagreeing kind of way.

    Thanks Sarah! for raising the level of discourse.

  7. [re=635638]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I saw Lisa Loeb play on the beach, she was followed by Dramarama. Mojo Nixon was the MC. A cavalcade of forgottens.

  8. [re=635649]JMP[/re]: [re=635671]Prommie[/re]: I saw her here in Austin at the Back Yard (she opened up for Lyle Lovett). I also watched her stupid short-lived teevee show about how she was looking for love. Anyhoot, as a sweet Jewish girl, I assume she would be horrified to be mentioned in the same breath as Snowbilly.

  9. Man, what the hell happened to Andrew McCarthy?! He looks like a menopausal lesbian mall walker on St. Paddy’s Day.

    Let this serve as a lesson to aspiring actors everywhere: Never let Hollywood give you a little head.

  10. Does it come with a string in the back of its head, or is it more remote controlled? Although in the picture, it looks like Green Hat Lady has her hand up it’s butt.

    Also, when are they going on sale nationwide?

  11. [re=635664]jus_wonderin[/re]: Why do I feel sorry for the mannequin?

    You sholdn’t — the mannequin doesn’t have to listen to Sarah talk.

  12. If Sarah Palin’s Mannequin doesn’t have its own facebook and twitter account by the end of the day, I’m going to be very disappointed in teh wonkette readers.

    I would love to see them do the “you’re the dummy” routine, or maybe the 13th floor of the department store twilight zone episode.

  13. [re=635722]respite[/re]: It comes with a remote control, but the off button is broken.

    [re=635675]Prommie[/re]: If you don’t know mojo nixon then you’re store could use some fixin

  14. Someone needs to tell Sarah that in Atlanta “Hotlanta” was better known as a gay circuit party called the Hotlanta River Expo; traditionally held this time of year Think drag-queenes, party-boys & bears all in short-shorts floating down the Chatahoochee river with lots of disco-dancing in your underwear thrown in for good measure and you have a good idea of what Hotlanta is about.

  15. This kind of follows the phenomenon that Tina Fey actually looks more like the OLD Swag-Hag (two years ago) before all the ‘professionals’ got hold of her than the Swag-Hag looks like herself !!

    Nothing seems to matter to anyone in this entourage because of their base-line stupidity, but they keep roiling the dumbed-down-meat-market types right along for the ride… amazing..

    Howard Fineman over at Newsweek was right…

  16. [re=635671]Prommie[/re]: [re=635680]edgydrifter[/re]: I believe you’re thinking of Jill Sobule.

    She played at my club back in the mid-90s — it was a Tuesday, she was on keytar, some dude who doubled as her roadie on drums, and five alcoholic activist bull dykes and a bartender were the entirety of her audience. I spent the entire depressing set in the bathroom doing blow and beating off.

    I saw her again a few years ago at the TED conference — she performed a rather enjoyable little acoustic act with SNL-alumn and cancer survivor Julia Sweeney. I ran into both of them afterwards, and even though I reminded her of the aforementioned “killer” show, she still was sweet enough to give me a little kiss and an autograph. (Alas, not on my head — I’d foolishly left it back at the hotel.)

  17. The Sarah Palin disembodied mannequin head that will live on throughout the ages belonged to one Dianne Moore, a McDonough resident who told me she sells “Raquel Welch wigs” at her wig shop. The former vice-presidential candidate signed the head. Moore was very happy.

    So, dianne Moore doesn’t give good heads?

  18. Deal and Handel are in a Republican runoff today, not Democrat. Roy Barnes won the Democratic nomination. Sack full of ugh all around with Deal and Handel trying to out-homophobe one another.

  19. [re=635841]ewilson[/re]: The only thing worse than Handel would be if Deal wins. I hope Roy Barnes trashes either of them, but I have no doubt that the combination of neanderturds in south Georgia and te reactionaries that are in Cobb and Forsyth County will give us as governor someone even more numbing then our current ex football playing, bass fishing, land deal self – opportunistic, water feuding gov’nor Sonny Perdue.

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