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Saturday, 15 August 2009

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"Will the real Sarah Palin please stand up? I'm Sarah Palin! No, I'm Sarah Palin! No, I am!"

Hollywood, California - A Los Angeles screenwriter, Roger Anderson, decided that her would impersonate Sarah Palin by illegally accessing her Facebook account, posing as her. It was all a part of a social experiment he was conducting, he claims. To determine how gullible Americans could be when it comes to their politics.

Facebook was alerted to the fake Sarah Palin when they began receiving complaints from people who logged onto the Palin page believing they were conversing with her. Until, they say, she started making sense to them.

"When we heard that, we know we were dealing with an imposter," said a Facebook representative.

Facebook then took immediate action and shutdown the fake account. However, they fear the damage may have already been done.

"The tragedy is hundreds of people were needlessly confused and mislead by the Sarah Palin imposter, believing she was finally making common sense," said Facebook.

Anderson, being a screenwriter himself, would prepare for the role of Sarah Palin by immersing himself in all that is Sarah Palin, getting into her character and even into her mind.

"I cheated a little," said Anderson. "Of course, I studied the interviews she conducted with members of the media, especially the Katie Couric interview. But mostly I watched a lot of Tina Fey to get my version of Sarah Palin down."

Anderson said he found the wardrobe Palin wore the most challenging.

"She's a really physically fit women," said Anderson. "So I found most her dresses were too tight fitting for my taste. Oh sure, they look great, but they are murder to wear. Especially the stiletto heals. My feet are killing me."

Anderson would then proceed to go outside dressed as Sarah Palin to buy his research materials at the corner newsstand, drawing the attention of onlookers and passerbies.

"I'd get propositioned along the way, but you got to expect that here in L.A.," said Anderson, as he had to show proof of identification to police who detained him on occasion as well.

After picking up a copy of "Field And Stream" magazine, Jack London's "Cry of the Wild" and a copy of some homeless guy's political manifesto, Anderson returned to his apartment with a hot double cinnamon spiced mocha coco latte and sat down in front of his computer screen ready to be Sarah Palin.

After concluding his little social experiment, being shutdown by Facebook, Anderson says that the surprising thing is that he is the better for it.

"I set out with a personal vendetta against the right. My head filled with preconceived notions of conservatives," said Anderson, still dressed up as Palin wearing black stiletto heels, a black tight skirt and bright red jacket with a white slightly transparent blouse underneath, holding his double cinnamon spiced mocha coco latte between his hands. "Now, oddly enough, after stepping into Palin's shoes, I've changed my political perspective. I mean shooting at wolves from a helicopter makes good sense, if you really think about. Not to mention Obama's health care plan. Who's going to pay for it? Not me. I make my living as a writer. For God sakes, I'm one step away from sleeping on the streets. Really, I am. I live on the first floor."

Anderson says that provided with the first opportunity he gets, he is going to change his political affiliation to that of the Republican Party.

"Oh, this double cinnamon spiced mocha coco latte is cold. I got to go get me a hot one," said Anderson, as he rose up wobbling a bit in his stiletto heels as he walked towards the front door, grabbing his keys and purse double-checking for his id on the way. "Let yourself out. Will you love?"

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