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File under: Unexpected Political Allies. Wyclef Jean — firm supporter of Barack Obama — announced his love of Sarah Palin at a Fashion Week event on Monday, reports Women’s Wear Daily. “I have to tell you this: I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin,” he announced unexpectedly. “Cause she’s rad. She’s shrewd. She’s cool.” He added that, in America, “Anyone should have the right to say, ‘Look I can do the job and this is what qualifies me to do the job.'”

I’ve got to be honest, PopWatchers. I didn’t see this one coming. What about you? How do you think Palin would feel about her new supporter? On a sliding scale of the absurd, where does this stack up again John McCain and Snooki?