With all the hubbub over Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin being chosen by Sen. John McCain to be his running mate, it’ s only a matter of time before someone pitches a quickie TV-movie script to ABC, Lifetime, Showtime, even HBO.

C’mon, this ripped-from-the-headlines story has built in audience appeal for women, pregnant teenagers, mothers of pregnant teenagers, people with children who have Down syndrome, former beauty queens, abortion foes, horrified liberal Democrats and staunch right-wing Republicans.

So let’s do some early casting.

Here are our top choices of actresses to play to the outspoken, right-wing, anti-abortion governor and VP candidate.

To refresh your memory of what Sarah Palin looks like to help you pick the perfect lookalike, keep reading.

Then cast your vote below for Mariska Hargitay, Tina Fey or Megan Mullally. Or feel free to do a write-in and leave a comment with your suggestions.

I’m kinda thinking Nia Vardalos or Julia Louis-Dreyfus might work too.


Photos: Top, from left, Mariska Hargitay, Tina Fey and Megan Mullally (WireImage). Bottom, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (Getty Images).

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead