Did Republican Alaska Governor and GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin just completely blow Stephen Colbert's cover?
Earlier today, Palin took to her Twitter account to send supporters this quick tweet: "Getting ready to tape shout-out for our awesome US troops serving overseas! Will be on 'Colbert Report' next month, broadcasting from Iraq..."
The problem: Stephen Colbert has spent the last several months talking about his upcoming trip without any reference to when or where the trip was to take place. According to Colbert, the US Department of Defense had given him clearance to broadcast live from the Persian Gulf, but specifically told him that- for security reasons- it was important not to disclose the precise date or location of his journey. As with all things, Colbert had fun with it. Take a look at the jingle he runs fairly regularly on his show:
In one fell swoop, Palin managed not only to out the location of Colbert's trip (Iraq), but the date as well (next month). It will be interesting to see how Colbert handles the newly released information on his show. It will be even more interesting to see how the Department of Defense reacts, and whether or not they change the setting of the upcoming broadcast.
Palin has made no comment following her tweet...but one has to imagine she feels a little sheepish. And Stephen Colbert must have a pretty good idea of just how often Palin tunes into his show.