Her voice sounds like music to my ears. So why was I surprised by this latest revelation about the amazing Sarah Palin?
One of the all-time classic music videos shows a very young Aretha Franklin, circa late 1960s, as she sings “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.” Watch — and enjoy — the video. But watch Aretha’s lips as she sings:
Yes! You noticed it too! Aretha’s not singing! She’s lip-synching to a recording!
And now the truth has been revealed. Aretha was interviewed the other night on Larry King’s show on CNN and admitted that she had a sudden case of laryngitis on the morning of this performance. So a phenomenal young singer, only about 10 years old, was recruited to sing the classic Otis Redding-penned song.
And, yes, the Queen of Soul revealed that the 10-year-old anonymous songstress was none other than our very own Sarah Palin!
What can I say except…
Sarah, thank you for putting your singing career on the back burner and putting America on the front burner. Sarah, I believe I speak not just for myself but for all Americans when I say: You will always have our R-E-S-P-E-C-T.