By Judy Kurtz
Sarah Palin and her family are calling for prayers for an unlikely ally — the ailing comedienne Joan Rivers.
Rivers, 81, and Palin both appeared on ABC’s “Wife Swap” last year.
“As you may remember, I developed a soft spot in my heart for her when we were on Wife Swap together,” Palin writes. “Please pray for her healing and for her family during this awful time. :(“
Sarah Palin also recently cited Rivers, along with SiriusXM host Howard Stern, on her online subscription-only channel. The former Alaska governor called the pair “unlikely source[s] of foreign policy wisdom,” before commending them for their vocal support of Israel.
“Even though Joan, she’s a Hollywood style critic, well no doubt she’s repulsed by my style — or lack thereof — but I declare that she is right and I admire her so much for speaking up for truth,” Palin said in a video commentary.