We were apparently thisclose to seeing Sarah Palin on True Blood. Well, OK, not that close.
The former Republican vice presidential candidate revealed she was asked to be on the HBO vampire drama, the same episode in which a Senator Ted Cruz event was interrupted by a vampire massacre—Cruz slammed the show as "misogynistic" in a Facebook post—and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) went undercover as Republicans. The disguise led Pam to exclaim she was a "Republic--t."
Bauer van Straten told E! News that that line and the reaction was the "cherry on the sundae of the seven years," of True Blood.
HBO, AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman
"The brilliant minds of True Blood were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general," Palin told Breitbart News. "Their offer wasn't presented in any negative way, perhaps to benefit from a surprise factor after the guest appearance. I turned them down anyway."
"Nice try, HBO. I'd put any mama grizzly in America against a vampire any day; for only one of them actually exists," Palin said.
At True Blood's final Comic-Con panel, Bauer van Straten commented on Palin's refusal to do the show. "She'll weigh in on anything," Bauer van Straten, who had been critical of Palin's pro-hunting stance, said, according to The Wrap. "It's sweet many, many years later that I've made her angry. I had fun doing it."
True Blood's final season continues throughout the summer on Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.