Palin infamously snubbed several of Ifil’s questions during the 2008 vice-presidential debate. If interviewed, Ifil could turn the tables on her.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright
If President Obama wouldn’t want to be seen in public with his controversial ex-pastor, you can pretty much assume Sarah Palin wouldn’t want to either.
The CBS anchorwoman famously flummoxed the former VP candidate with a number of seemingly softball questions during the 2008 presidential campaign. Palin has been trashing Couric ever since, it would be fun to see them forced to interact one more time.
Few filmmakers are as incendiary as Lee. The director of When the Levees Broke would likely press Palin on an array of topics she’d rather not touch
Tyson would intimidate, if not terrify Palin, although they might bond of the mutual ire they inspire from animal rights groups like PETA.
Both openly gay and a fierce critic of Sarah Palin, comedian Wanda Sykes would relish the opportunity to take on the former Alaska governor’s conservative values.
Acclaimed scholar Cornel West could overwhelm Palin with his intellectual dexterity, grasp of history and radical politics. She wouldn’t want to take the chance.
Palin would be no match for the man who said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and upstaged Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Olbermann has repeatedly eviscerated Sarah Palin in several scathing “Special Comments” on his MSNBC show Countdown. She would rather gargle with gasoline than sit across from Olbermann.
Palin’s show is supposed to feature “real American” stories and they don’t get more real or heartbreaking than Marcelas Owens’. The right vilified this 11-year-old health care advocate who lost his mother at age 27 because she lost her health care. But it’s another thing to sit across from him and question his motives.
Rep. John Lewis
Civil Rights era legend John Lewis a formidable powerhouse in the House of Representatives and has the kind of gravitas Palin might melt in the face of.
If his recent volatile appearance on The Insider is any indication, Sarah Palin would not like Gary Coleman when he’s angry.
Palin’s would-be son-in-law turned Playgirl model has been making the rounds spilling embarrassing secrets about the Palin family. A clash between these two on air would be cringe inducing but undeniably entertaining.
Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, wouldn’t think much of Palin’s conservative energy policies and her decades of experience on the topic might make the former Alaska governor look like a lightweight.
Palin mocked what she considered Hillary Clinton’s thin skin before she herself jumped into the presidential race and began complaining of the personal attacks she received. It’d be interesting to watch Palin squirm in the face of a real female trailblazer.
Even though he is currently behind bars, Lil Wayne is still the biggest act in hip hop. And he prides himself in speaking truth to power. Something tells us Sarah Palin would be no match for “Weezy”.
Minister Louis Farrakhan
Although at an advanced age, the Nation of Islam’s Farrakhan is still as fiery as ever and would put Palin on the hot seat when it comes to issues of race.
Palin and the Late Night host got into a very public war of words last year after Letterman made some crass jokes about her family. She accused him of being a perv. He mercilessly ridiculed her oversensitivity. They’ve never sat down face-to-face yet – and if they did it’d be ratings gold.
NFL receiver turned reality-show dancer Chad Ochocinco might not get Sarah Palin to change her name…But how would she react to #85’s signature line: “Child, please.” ?
After having consistently bashed her husband, Palin could find herself tongued tied if confronted face-to-face by the first lady.
Sarah Palin got into something of a public relations war with rapper LL Cool J yesterday. First, she showed images of LL in the promo to her show although she had done no sit-down interview with the star. When LL criticized Fox News, the clip was removed and the network released a snarky statement wishing the rapper well with his “fledgling acting career.” This dispute got us thinking – which Sarah Palin interviews would make for must-see-T.V? Here are 20 sit-downs we’re not likely to see anytime soon — but we should wish we would.
WATCH KEITH OLBERMANN COVER THE FIGHT BETWEEN PALIN AND LL COOL J HERE: