Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sara Palin's Alaska

Sarah Palin is has been shopping a travel-oriented reality show called Sarah Palin's Alaska and is reportedly close to a deal with Discovery Communications. The program will feature Palin guiding viewers throughout Alaska. If the former governor receives her requested $1.2 million an episode, Sara Palin's Alaska would be one of the most expensive nature series ever made.

Much as I detest Palin and find her to be woefully unintelligent, annoying and a general famewhore, I actually think that this is a good idea. If I understand correctly, she'll essentially be hosting/narrating a travel show within Alaska. So, you've got a travel show in an exotically beautiful state, hosted by a nearly life long resident who has toured the state as a high school basketball player, Miss Alaska contestant and then Governor. She probably has a very interesting take on Alaska and it might be interesting to watch. That is, so long as she isn't set up as some kind of scientific authority. That would be akin to putting Glen Beck in charge of a show about American History.

For those of you who aren't happy about this deal, look at it this way: This may put her back into the public spotlight again, but it keeps her about 75% out of the political arena (the additional 25% comes if she gets her own talk show). Besides, she'll probably quit halfway through anyway.


  1. i can't even imagine her being a host of anything. politics aside... her voice is annoying!!! LOL

    if she was my neighbor, i'd purposely avoid her just so i didn't have to hear that voice!!

  2. It's stuff like this that makes me believe that she's in this just for the money.