When last I saw Mary Smith, she was sitting on the patio outside Lime XS on Sixth Avenue, demonstrating how easy it is to imitate Sarah Palin with a borrowed pair of glasses, a ponytail and some lipstick. Chairwoman of the Denver Republican Party, Smith is also the town's funniest -- and most fun -- Republican.
And yesterday, when the real Palin came to Jeffco, Smith took her show on the road, guesting on Red Eye, Fox's late-night (airing here at 1 a.m.) show hosted by Greg Gutfeld and aimed at insomniac conservatives with an eye for the off-color. Smith's fellow guests: musician Gibby Haynes, Last Comic Standing semi-finalist Joe DeVito and Newer.com editor Elizabeth Wolf. Her first time on the show was "actually fun," Smith reports.
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I'm betting it won't be her last. Sadly, Smith did not offer up her Palin imitation for a national audience -- but she did do it in the green room. -- Patricia Calhoun