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Published:July 31st, 2012 11:50 EST

Russell Brand Tells The Truth About Sarah Palin In A Vulgar Way

By Robert Paul Reyes

While promoting his FX show "Brand X with Russell Brand,` at the Television Critics Association Saturday, Russell Brand issued a vulgar statement on Sarah Palin`s popularity.


People want to f**k her. That`s why they tolerate the other stuff,` he said.


Expecting a comic to exhibit discretion in stating his political views is like expecting a prostitute to say a prayer before she pleasures her client.

Brand`s comment wasn`t particularly funny, but it was spot on. The English comic cut right to the chase: Palin is popular because she`s hot, period! Palin`s attractiveness covers a multitude of weaknesses and sins. If the former half-term governor from Alaska looked like Rosie O`Donnell, even Fox News wouldn`t cover her inane babblings.

Conservatives are all over Brand, claiming that his statement is sexist. They are right, but not in the way that they think. Brand`s comment is sexist, because it implies that guys are motivated only by sex.

I`m a liberal and I think Palin is a twit, but I would jump at the chance to have lunch with the former beauty queen. I wouldn`t  pick her brains, but I would desperately try to get in her drawers.

Comics and wise-guy commentators should have a wide latitude to express their political views. Conservatives need to put on their big girl  panties, and get over it.

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