Do We Really Want a Sarah Palin Reality Series?

Former vice-presidential candidate and Alaskan governor Sarah Palin is reportedly close to signing a deal to host her own new reality show. Palin has been shopping around the nature-themed reality series to various networks and Variety reports she may have finally landed a network willing to pay over $1 million per episode for the show.

Sarah Palin (Photo: Therealbs2002 - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Sarah Palin (Photo: Therealbs2002 - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The travelogue reality show, tentatively called Sarah Palin’s Alaska, has supposedly been purchased by Discovery Communications, according to a report in Variety. Palin allegedly met with a slew of networks while shopping around the series, including ABC, CBS and NBC. When none of them took the bait, Palin reportedly turned to the cable networks for a buyer. Bidding finally came down to A&E versus Discovery, with A&E eventually bowing out.

Sarah Palin’s Alaska will reportedly focus on the people, traditions, and natural wonders of the former governor turned Fox News analyst’s home state. No official announcement about a purchase of the series has come out so far from Discovery.

Here’s the thing. Sarah Palin pretty much bailed on the whole state of Alaska when she famously decided to quit her job as governor. Regardless of your political affiliations, does she really deserve to be given a job representing the ‘people and traditions’ of the state she abandoned mid-term?

Let’s not forget this is also the woman who is known for enjoying shooting and eating the wildlife of Alaska, not for wanting to preserve them and celebrate their natural glory. Come on, this is the lady who grinned during a Thanksgiving interview bit while turkeys were being slaughtered bloodily over her shoulder – and she’s going to host a “nature” series? Somebody stop the madness, please!

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