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Sarah Palin was a guest on the Tonight Show Tuesday night during the star-studded week that marks the return of Jay Leno to late night television. His first question got a laugh when he asked her about the incident where she wrote three key talking points on her hand.

The former Alaska governor did a sit-down interview and then got some laughs with a humorous stand-up monologue. She said, “I’m so happy to get to be here. This is a thrill of a lifetime really. And Alaska, being so different from Los Angeles. Here, when people have a frozen look on their face, I find out it’s Botox.”

She went on to say, “It is so beautiful here — so warm and wonderful. Back home, ooh, it was freezing. It was five degrees below Congress’ approval rating. Shaun White is on the show. Oh, what an amazing athlete. I watched him do a double McTwist 1260, and the only other people to do that — the White House on health care.”

She got in a jab at the media for crossing the line with her children: “I’m still waiting for that line to be uncrossed. Just some common decency, allowing the kids to not be the — I guess kind of a victim in all this, because they certainly don’t deserve it. I have very strong, independent, well-adjusted kids, and I so respect that the media had left other politicians’ kids alone.”

View Palin’s interview and stand-up routine on video below: