Ah, Cher. So Candid. So Real.

In the December issue of Vanity Fair (on newsstands November 4th), Cher kept it real with West Coast editor Krista Smith.  If you were on the fence about loving the icon, now is the time to get an education.  Because you will LAAAHH-UUUUUUVE her after this interview.

Cher talked about her relationship with the late Sonny Bono, and how it would have turned out differently:

“[Sonny] told me when we were together, ‘One day you are going to leave me. You are going to go on and do great things.’ … I wouldn’t have left him if he hadn’t had such a tight grip—such a tight grip.” Cher tells Smith that Sonny treated her “more like a golden goose than like his wife…. I forgive him, I think. He hurt me in so many ways, but there was something. He was so much more than a husband—a terrible husband, but a great mentor, a great teacher…. If he had agreed to just disband Cher Enterprises and start all over again, I would have never ever left. Just split it down the middle, 50-50.”

And because of this next great quote, Cher should consider a foray into politics:

“I got so obsessed with [C-SPAN] that it was kind of interfering with my life. Sarah Palin came on, and I thought, Oh, fuck, this is the end. Because a dumb woman is a dumb woman.” On the subject of Arizona governor Jan Brewer, Cher says, “She was worse than Sarah Palin, if that is possible. This woman was like a deer in headlights. She’s got a handle on the services of the state, and I would not let her handle the remote control.

Thank the high heavens for Burlesque (opens Thanksgiving), because without it we wouldn’t have these drops of delight from Cher.