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For Laughs, Barney Frank and Sarah Palin Break Bread Together


The showdown between Rep. Barney Frank and Sarah Palin was supposed to be off the record to the media. But at the Gridiron Club’s annual black tie gala, this year’s meeting — where the pair headlined the roasts for the politicos-meet-media event — was open to reporting. Which makes sense, given the audience was reporters. Frank made jokes about The Desperate Housewives of 133 C Street (read: The Family’s address) and noted the “correlation between people who attack same-sex marriage and have difficulty maintaining their own.” Palin, meanwhile, plugged her book.