Palin says celeb support doesn't matter

Nov. 4, 2008 at 8:51 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she doesn't think celebrity endorsements carry much weight with regular voters.

Many of Hollywood's biggest stars have publicly supported Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

But Palin told Billy Bush for "Access Hollywood" and radio's "The Billy Bush Show" she doesn't believe that will have a huge impact on the election.

"I don't think that many in celebrity-dom are too much a part of representing the real hard-working middle-class Americans who have great challenges, especially financially," Palin said. "I think they're kind of another world. I think that what we can understand is the challenges that everyday Americans face. I think that what we're in is the real world, unlike Hollywood."

Asked who her favorite actor is, Palin replied, "I love Gary Sinise."

When Bush noted Sinise is a Republican supporter, Palin laughed and said, "Well, what a coincidence."

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