"This woman hates women," the M!ssundaztood singer told PopEater.com Thursday in an interview ostensibly promoting her upcoming album Funhouse.
"She is not a feminist. She is not the woman that's going to come behind Hillary Clinton and do anything that Hillary Clinton would've been capable of...I can't imagine overturning Roe vs. Wade. She's not of this time. The woman terrifies me."
If it makes Pink feel any better, Palin isn't the only important opinionated lady in John McCain's life. Cindy McCain told the ladies of The View today that she disagrees with Palin's reported against-abortion-in-all-circumstances stance. "Yes," there are exceptions, she said.
"John and I agree on this issue," the aspiring first lady said.
But apparently abortion rights aren't the only thing on Pink's mind.
"If I were writing a letter to Sarah Palin," she said, "it would be a lot of whys and hows. Who are you? Do you know? Why do you hate animals? Please point out Iraq on a map..."
None of which were the exact questions put to Palin last night by Charles Gibson, whose first of three interviews with the new Republican It girl prompted a whopping 9.73 million viewers to tune into ABC World News, the perennially second-place network newscast's largest audience since Feb. 12 (during the height of Democratic primary season) and scored a rare ratings win for Nightline.
Those numbers probably didn't include Pink, however, unless the PETA- and Planned Parenthood-supporting pop star tuned in out of morbid curiosity.
Leaving out the "Who are you?" part, a solemn Gibson did ask Palin whether she hesitated at all before accepting McCain's invitation to be his second in command.
"I thought yes right off the bat," she said. "I didn't hesitate. I answered him yes, because I have confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can’t blink. You have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we’re on, reform of this country and victory in the war...So I didn't blink then, even."
The Palinfest continued today on Good Morning America and World News and wraps up tonight with a special edition of 20/20.
Next up for the Alaska governor, meanwhile, is a lovefest, er, probing interview, with Fox News' Sean Hannity, who, on the day McCain made his running-mate announcement, called Palin "a rock star, a rising star, a reform governor with more experience than Barack Obama ever dreamed of having."
That meeting will air in two parts Sept. 16 and 17 on Hannity & Colmes. Network mate Greta Van Susteren had a sit-down today with Palin's husband, Todd, which will be shown Sept. 15 and 16 on On the Record.
According to Fox, "an array of topics will be discussed in the interview, including being the vice presidential nominee, her role in the McCain campaign, Iraq and foreign policy, amongst others."
(Originally published Sept. 12, 2008 at 3:53 p.m. PT)