Sarah Palin gloated Tuesday that she had once turned down a cameo on HBO’s “True Blood,” the vampire drama that recently angered Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by airing an episode that featured a fictional, blood-soaked GOP fundraiser.
“The brilliant minds of ‘True Blood’ were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general,” Palin told Breitbart. “Their offer wasn’t presented in any negative way, perhaps to benefit from a surprise factor after the guest appearance. I turned them down anyway.”
She then invoked the left’s “war on women” narrative, accusing the network of “misogynist attacks on women” it disagrees with. In the episode that aired Sunday, one vampire character who crashed a fictional gala in Cruz’s honor referred to herself as a “Republi-c*nt” after she got dressed to go undercover as a Texas Republican at the event.
The creator of “True Blood” has drawn inspiration before from at least one female GOPer. Alan Ball credited one-time presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) with inspiring the storyline for the show’s fifth season, which centers around a power struggle between secular vampires and religious extremists.