I know that a lot of blog readers are huge supporters of Sarah Palin, and at the risk of offending some of them (again), I have to say that I just don’t get it.
I’ve tried, but I still stand by my statement in a blog a month ago titled Choose Your Poison that to me she’s a soccer mom who can’t decide if she wants to be a serious political candidate, or just to cash in on her celebrity.
I was taken to task by several readers for calling her a soccer mom in that blog post, because there is more hockey than soccer played in Alaska. Okay, I’ll concede on that point, she’s not a soccer mom, she’s a hockey mom.
In that same blog post, I also wrote that she now has an Alaska based reality show on television. Again, Palin supports didn’t like that. One reader wrote: “…she is not doing a ‘reality’ show, unless you mean it’s not fiction. She is doing an 8 episode travelogue/documentary on Alaska to bring “the wonder and majesty of Alaska to all Americans.”
Okay, that would be fine if she was really doing that. Heck, it would even be something that I might watch, because I find Alaska’s beauty a lot more interesting than Sarah Palin. They almost had me there.
But then she has an episode with Kate Gosselin and her eight kids. Yes, Kate Gosselin, of the “reality show” Jon & Kate Plus 8. When I read that Associated Press story, it only confirmed everything I’ve said all along.
The story says that when Palin asked her daughter Piper “How would you like to go camping with Kate and her eight kids — that TV show you watch?” Piper “squeals with delight” at the idea of hanging with these stars of another TLC series.”
You tell me how in the hell that has anything with showing us the “wonder and majesty of Alaska?” Folks, it’s all about face time and spreading her own brand of “celebrity.”
Silly Sarah, you really don‘t know what you want to be when you grow up, do you?
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