Friday, 2 October 2009

Murdoch, Sarah Palin, lipstick...

Rupert Murdoch owns the New York Post. He also owns Sarah Palin's book publishers, Harper Collins. I don't know what's happening there, but yesterday the Post's Page Six had a scathing little article about how nobody wants to book the quitter governor for speeches because she's a "blithering idiot". Today, in their section "We hear...", they said: Sarah Palin's agents are seeking a beauty endorsement deal, pitching cosmetic companies to capitalize on her "lipstick on a pit bull" catchphrase.

Is Murdoch sabotaging her political image while keeping her in the news hoping to boost the sales of her Going Rogue autobiography?

It makes sense. If she's presented as a serious person, only the palinbots would bother to buy her book. But if she's a figure of fun, normal people may buy it for a laugh... Very clever!

Murdoch is an opportunist who loves power and money. He seems to have realized that he won't get very far on the power front with Sarah Palin, so he must have decided to cut his losses and settle for the money alone.

I feel I don't need to comment on the lipstick thing. One look at these pictures and the only thought that comes to mind is: "Seriously???"
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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any person who hawks lipstick will NEVER be elected President of the USA. Never.

I am praying that Palin tries for this. I hope she tries to sell us the lipstick that Jesus recommends.

Or will her lipstick logo be of a pitbull with her face on it, wearing gloss?

This is total branding folly -- an act of desperation.

i said...

I am laughing so hard at your graphics. I don't know where you get them. :)

michelle said...

Whoa, that tatooed lipliner is nasty.

Anonymous said...

I think she should go on a home shopping channel. Sell lipstick, jammies and crunchwraps.

Anonymous said...

Are they talking about her business on ET! ?

Anonymous said...

I think God just opened a door, or maybe it was Murdoch, realizing that he has made one big oops. He probably found out that she is a small time puff n stuff. He can't look foolish so he is herding her through a different door, acting like that was what he meant for her all along. He's moved on to bigger stuff already, I;m sure.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, it's SO ridiculous what the McCain campaign spent on her makeup, but that woman made Palin look SO much better than she does herself. Side note, it always cracked me up/irritated me that it was obvious that Sarah picked her hair styles out of her hairdressers "Bride, bridesmaid" selection. Remember those elaborate, curled half-updoes? They boggled the mind.

Larry Clark said...

Anonymous at 2:15, I like the way you think.

Anonymous said...

Some of the pre-publication gossip that was offered up on Countdown was that Sarah was going to talk about all of those bad people in the McCain Campaign.

There is real leadership material, talking trash about people who dressed her, fixed her up and were trying to stuff information into her to make her look vice-presidential.

Once Levi Johnston was almost a son-in-law; today he is persona non grata. Looks like Sarah and Rupert are no longer BFF either. Rupert must be cashing in to cut his losses. The idea of making this woman into a rising political star has failed miserably. And now she is reduced to selling lipstick. If her agents can get an offer for her. She has agents???? and she is begging for work? Imagine, this is what she left her job a governor for.

Anonymous said...

She left her job for MONEY. That is clear. She no longer cares about progressing Alaska.

Small town politics has BIG perks. Witness how everyone is still afraid to cross her.

I was Miss Brainerd, I came to NYC to act, so I understand this need for bright lights! Politics was the only Stardom to be had in Wassilla.

She only ever wanted the cameras and the bright lights. I get that. I don't crave the Adoration she needs though, or I might be a monster too!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

I think she should go on a home shopping channel. Sell lipstick, jammies and crunchwraps.
02 October 2009 01:50"

Don't forget empathy bellies!!

Anonymous said...

and scarves!

Dianne said...

I was so sick of Sarah and her BS today that I was just about ready to take a LONG break away. However, her silly, silly minions and this lipstick "opportunity" makes it all different. She is riduculous. Her followers are definitely dangerous as is her inspiration to them. She, herself, is a joke. Please, Sarah, GO SELL LIPSTICK!!!

Anonymous said...

Either lipstick or giant (ahem) personal massagers. I mean, have you seen Todd???

midnightcajun said...

Any company that hired Sarah to hawk their lipstick would have to be nuts. Actresses are one thing--they're pretty and well-known and most people are kinda neutral about them. But a politically polarizing figure like Palin? Insanity. There are tens of millions of people out there who HATE her.

The fact that she's exploring this option, though, tells us much about her--and what she sees as her political future. I think someone in the Republican party must have told her that if she tries to run for POTUS they'll spill the truth about Babygate.

Anonymous said...

If it doesn't work out for Sarah to endorse some cosmetics and lipstick, maybe she could go in the other direction and open a pet shop and sell pit bulls.

Anonymous said...

I just realized the problem with Sarah endorsing a brand of lipstick. Later in the campaign, Obama said that McCain offering change didn't ring true, since it would be more of the same. Then, the memorable quote was, "You can put lipstick on a pig and it is still a pig."

Pitbull Lipstick?
Pig with Lipstick?
That big pink lipstick in the photo looks absolutely phallic. I think that Sarah had better stick the selling her book.

wayofpeace said...

MC, that has been my take too. she has been threatened by the GOP big wigs to stay out or else.

so, what is an inept, greedy and loopy quitter to do with her 15 minutes of fading fame?

sell her body and whatever is left of her soul to whomever comes along with the dough. and fast, since expiration date is approaching.

KaJo said...

Trying to put myself in the tiny little mind of a typical Palinbot, say, juju from C4P...

I can imagine what tack they are taking to explain this latest stumble by Palin: "She's risen above Murdock, who was holding her back! She's branching out into other venues, like Suzanne Somers, Christie Brinkley and Chuck Norris, and her idol Joan Rivers! Sarah's a long time user of famous beauty products like Avon and Maybelline, so it's a natural!!! She'll make MILLIONS! Take that, you libruls!"

Nothing like Palinbots "getting rich vicariously". For some reason they don't seem to realize they won't be sharing in Palin's $$ schemes. :)

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to tell you for some time that SarahPAC stands for Sarah's Products And Cosmetics. All of her little followers who contribute to her PAC will get their makeup kits and will be enrolled as Sarah Palin Beauty Consultants. Hear she is fashioning her makeup line after another popular makeup program but she is going to call her line "Moosey Kay Cosmetics." The top saleswoman each year wins a real AK moose.

Hear there are early negotiations for Sarah to endorse a new condom line called Naughty Monkey.

ginny said...

OT, but Bree's blog appears to have been taken down again. Anyone have any info? This is getting ridiculous!

ginny said...

NVM, now its up again.

Anonymous said...

As an Independent rep for a major beauty company, I certainly HOPE the big wigs at corporate will stick with movie stars to promote our lipsticks and perfumes....and say "Thanks but NO THANKS" to the queen of word salad!

Anonymous said...

desperation is a brewin' and a bubblin'...not a pretty sight as her mind is a racin' and her life is a headin' to everythin' she never wanted ...but it's comin' closer even though she just knew she could fool them ...now she's scared that they will see ...she doesn't quite know which truth is a lie or if a lie is real ...too much to recall ...breakin' apart she doesn't see it unravelin' ...fallin' down, slippin' from grace she never had ...too late now

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

Anon@ 4:27 LMAO! :)
Maybe she will have a line of lipstick for Amway?
I don't know how, she has the ugliest lips ever...!
And now they are worse!!!!
hideous.

Anonymous said...

The question was asked on Entertainment Tonight on Thursday's show whether she would come out with a make-up line!!!

Amy1 said...

Anon@3:36 LOL! This deserves more thought.

palindrone said...

Didn't SP receive a seven million dollar advance for her book?

If so, why do some here act as though the Palins may have a (lack of) money problem?

Anonymous said...

The lipstick "news" has to be a put on. Her mouth is as boring as her book of revenge toward the RNC campaign.
People will mock her, don't put it past Murdoch to get his digs in. If she can afford to buy people they will "like" her.
She can't buy Murdoch, like McCain he wants to look untouched and he'd say nice. He will have his way of dealing with the blithering idiot Palin.

Anonymous said...

Seven million is plenty if you don't pay tax on it. She gets it in installments of three. I think the last 2.3 will come around the November release. She could have finished off the first payment and working on the second if any remains.

I think the money problems come from things like paying off the Johnstons to keep quiet about babies. There are probably many others.

Didn't she say she needed more money to pay lawyers? Alleged for the complaints against her. She is anticipating further legal trouble and more cost it seems. She was also said to have been honkered with her lawyer trying to find someone she could sue for slander or libel. Since she won't be able to sue anyone about the baby thing or her wasted children like Track, Bristol and Willow now, she will just spend money on lawyers to try to find a way to sue. She is a whack job.

There is also talk of another house going up to house one of her hostages. That is another million and an increase in upkeep and property care takers. Todd is not even doing his old job. His expenses will be going up.

It looks like her new book is in part to set the record straight about what happened when she ran for Vice President.
Someone may respond and there could be law suits. Does Steve Schmidt have a book coming out? Would love to read his details. Fighting with Meg sound bites in the press is not the same.

Anonymous said...

more lipstick coverage

http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/10/02/the-difference-between-sarah-palin-and-a-pit-bull-a-big-money-c/?icid=main|main|dl3|link7|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stylelist.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F10%2F02%2Fthe-difference-between-sarah-palin-and-a-pit-bull-a-big-money-c%2F

It's hard to fathom that it's been just over a year since former Alaskan governor/VP hopeful Sarah Palin was unleashed on the world.

Because now she's everywhere - including, possibly, on your lips.

You see, there's a pretty little rumor running around the beauty industry that Palin's agents are seeking a cosmetics deal. Page Six reports that the Palin crew may be attempting to capitalize on her infamous joke about the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom. (Lipstick. Har har.)

But have they forgotten about that other lipstick reference from the campaign? You can put lipstick on a pig...

Anyhoo, if this rumor is true we think Palin is opening the door for more rampant media scrutiny and gratuitous swine jokes.

Vote in the poll below and tell us what you think: Will Palin rear her head into beauty industry airspace, or is this idea her own personal bridge to nowhere?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicole-williams/celeb-career-thermometer_b_307527.html
NOT: Sarah Palin To Strike a Pose

According to the New York Post, Sarah Palin's agents are seeking a beauty endorsement deal and are referring to her "lipstick on a pitbull" comment when pitching cosmetic companies. Wonder what some of her lip shades will be called... Russian Red? Going Rouge? You Betcha Berry? Moose Meat Maroon? The possibilities are endless! And if that's not a selling point, we hear she's a hit with the Cover Girl demographic!

Anonymous said...

This is called cha-ching cherry...

http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/3/Q/2/palin-apocalypstick.jpg