I always hate that moment in the campaign when reporters start asking presidential hopefuls what’s on their iPods, not because I think candidates’ pop culture preferences are irrelevant, but because I think they never actually tell the truth about what they listen to and watch. So just for the heck of it, I decided to search the newly released trove of Palin emails for entertainment terms to see what turned up. There aren’t a lot of them, but Palin adviser Meghan Stapleton urged Palin to butter up movie producer Ian Bryce when he was in Alaska for work on Michael Bay’s first Transformers movie — one aide suggested she have people working on the movie to dinner, and jokingly take credit for fixing the weather that was making shoots difficult.
But the best thing in there? Todd and Sarah went to see Juno in March 2008, “our second movie we’ve seen together in the last four years.” Somehow, I don’t think Bristol hollered, “Thundercats are go!” when her water broke.