Sarah Palin to American Idol Contestants: You Are All No-Talent Hacks!

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In Sarah Palin’s latest book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag, due out next week, she takes on a number of weighty topics. Presumably.

According to excerpts leaked today, she also lambasts American Idol for fostering a "cult of self-esteem." You know, since no one tells the singers they're bad!

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WE'RE #1! Sorry, Lee DeWyze, but according to some observers, you're not.

"No one they have encountered in their lives - from parents to teachers to their president - wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth," opines Sarah Palin.

She says Idol trots out a "seemingly endless supply of people who can’t sing but are deluded enough to get in front of a national television audience anyway.”

[Rebuttal rendered unnecessary]

Does the star of Sarah Palin's Alaska think the show's judging isn't harsh enough? Or shouldn't exist because it encourages mediocre singers to think they're stars?

Is this really necessary or accurate? While some Idol products are bad, the show did produce Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry and other stars.

As far as the broader narrative (we think) she's going for, we sort of agree that kids are coddled nowadays, but ... we're still a bit unclear on what her point is.

In any case, Sarah needn't worry that everyone out there is afraid to tell the truth. We've totally done so regarding Willow Palin's homophobia. You're welcome.


i would love nothing more then a woman in the white house, but she is not the one! too many issue to even bother bringing up, but do i think shes pure evil? no, i just think she is just ignorant.


I know it's not nice to pick on appearances of people but every time I see her she bugs me. She's only in her late 40's but her overly made up face and the hairsprayed poofy hairdo's are straight out of the past. She looks like an old libriarian.


If her ego got any bigger I think her head would explode. Is there anything she doesn't have an opinion about? What a know-it-all. How did someone so ignorant, hypocritical and mean-spirited get so much fame? Sarah Palin truly represents everything that is wrong with the world today, yet she has the arrogance to judge others. What a joke this loud-mouth is.


Sure keep giving sarah palin more press and more income so she can continue her wealth drive, this is what it is all about. Her just getting rich!!!!


What she sayn iis partly true alot of ppl who won on american idol shudnt have


You sound like just another liberal twisting her words out of context. She's obviously talking about the audition process. My friend tried out for American Idol and the initial panel (producers) before Simon and co. lied to her and said she had a great voice. When she got to the real judges, they finally told the truth and humiliated her and got it all on camera. So yeah, Palin is actually right here. The show brings up your self-esteem, only to make it all crash down.


and it is no reason to go into politics either.....


Sarah Palin should have been on American Idol along with all the other "no talent hacks".


No talent hacks? Like her daughter Bristol that keeps advancing past much better dancers on DWTS due to the knuckle draggers who love her Mama so? I see. What a hypocrite Sarah Palin is.


Sarah-spelled backwards is *HARASS* And its her first name which means its her strongest trait.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]