‘True Blood’ vs. Sarah Palin

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: in this handout photo provided by Warner Bros, Kristin Bauer van Straten of "TrueBlood" attends Comic-Con International 2014 on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chris Frawley/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via Getty Images)
Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten of “True Blood” at Comic-Con International 2014 on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chris Frawley/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via Getty Images)

“She’ll weigh in on anything.”

— “True Blood” actress Kristin Bauer van Straten on recent news that Sarah Palin declined an invitation to appear on HBO’s vampire soap because of the show’s negative portrayal of conservatives. Last week Palin told Breitbart News that the show wanted to “insult” her. In an episode that aired July 20, Bauer van Straten’s character, a vampire named Pam, crashes a fundraiser for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Speaking at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, Bauer van Straten said she’d had fun making Palin angry.

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