Beverly Hills CA -- Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour 2012
"I think we all know that I’ll go straight to the subtext," said Brand, "because I think the reason that Sarah Palin has been so long tolerated is because of that latent inquisition around the vagina. Ha-ha-ha-ha. People want to f*ck her, don’t they?
When the laughter died down, Brand continued: "That’s why you tolerate the other stuff. You think, okay, that is a mad thing to say about seeing Russia out your window, but the dick don’t lie."
Earlier, the subject of the Palin's pall presence at TCA also came up, when a critic provoked Brand by asking for his opinion on the TCA "Palin-palooza," and Todd and Sarah's highly publicized photo-op at Chick-Fil-A.
"...didn’t Chick fil A say that they’re racist now?" Brand responded, "Oh, no, homophobic. I get mixed up with the prejudices. I forget who we’re supposed to hate."
"So I don’t care," he continued, "I don’t agree with eating the chicken anyway. I think that’s an unkind thing to do to a chicken. Just let it carry on doing what it’s doing. I don’t agree with homophobia, so I don’t see there’s any reason. I don’t know much about what happens when Palin does a baby, then it grows up to live its own life. But if it’s anything like the originator of that thing, then I think that, yeah, Dancing with the Stars is the right place for it."
Todd and Sarah at the NBC cocktail party.