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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Sarah Palin Fox News Commentator – Hell Hath No Fury

Honestly, it was hardly a surprise to learn former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is now a Fox News commentator. After all, where else do you go after failing to win a major election and resigning your post as governor of Alaska before your term is even up? Book deals and public appearances can only earn you so much fame and fortune.

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin

Seriously though, Sarah Palin has repeatedly bashed the media for their coverage of her over the years, especially during the election cycle. Yet, now she’s decided she wants to be the media she’s hated on all along. One of our favorite bloggers, Chris W. over at speculated this could be a great opportunity for Sarah Palin to “talk her way right out of American politics” for good.

On the other side of the fence, Sarah Palin supporters can’t wait to see what new pearls of wisdom the former governor will drop on the ears of Fox News listeners. They think she’s just the kind of new, fresh blood the conservative voice of Fox needs.

We just wonder which Fox News broadcast by Palin will end up in another video parody featuring William Shatner first.

Love her or hate her, Sarah Palin knows where her bread is buttered. Now she can not only continue to hate the media at will, she can do it from the inside. As they say, hell hath no fury…

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