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Sarah Palin Shopping Alaska-Themed TV Show Around Hollywood

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Posted on Mar 4, 2010
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Palin TV: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appears on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” in this still from the Jan. 12 episode of the show.

We keep trying to read the tea leaves each time news or rumors about Sarah Palin’s blossoming media career hit our radar—i.e., does this mean she’ll be too busy to run for, you know, president? What would it mean for her chances at the White House, for example, if she were to appear in a television show about Alaska she created with the help of reality TV megaproducer Mark Burnett? Welcome to 21st century American politics.

According to ABC News, that’s just the idea she’s shopping around Los Angeles this week.  —KA

ABC News:

Three broadcast executives, who spoke on condition of anonymity because their networks don’t publicly discuss story pitches, said Thursday that Palin was meeting with officials at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox this week. The meetings were first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

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By kbhalla, March 7, 2010 at 9:22 am Link to this comment

“Three Cheers” for Jimnp72’s comment!  It’s never about the person running for
office, but always about the people who placed him/her there.  To believe that
Palin was/is “presidential timber” is simply beyond comprehension—poor
pathetic McCain.  I just don’t understand our passion to place incompetents in
office or any other position (probably because it’s not possible for an incompetent
to recognize an incompetent), but we continue to do so.  I sure don’t want her to
be flying the airplane I’m on.

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By Mundt, March 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment

Any TV series featuring Gov. Sarah Palin would quickly become the most popular & highest-rated program ever broadcast. In fact, she could have her own cable channel, SPN, and millions of subscribers would sigh up. The lady is a superstar.

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By Samson, March 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm Link to this comment

And of course, each of these political nobodies shares the common trait that they have all been loyal slaves to money and corporate power once in the offices they were given.

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By Samson, March 6, 2010 at 3:12 pm Link to this comment

Jimnp72 ... you get the idea with Bush, but now step back and look at the larger picture.

Our last three Presidents have all been political no-bodies who suddenly catapulted to the top of the heap.

Clinton was the governor of a small state.  Being governor of freakin Arkansas is not a traditional political path to the Presidency.  Instead, this young, small state governor was suddenly given a major national speaking role at a poltical convention (where he totally bombed), then was just as suddenly a strong Presidential candidate four years later with strong financial backing.

Bush, you describe well.  But notice the pattern that he was also a political no-body.  When he was running around as daddy’s aide, no one was saying ‘watch this guy, he’s a future President’. Instead he was first propped up with money into becoming gov. of Texas. Then he ran the most well financed campaigns in history (at the time) to become President.

Then, we get Obama.  An obscure state senator from Illinois.  But he was suddenly promoted while a mere Senate candidate to another major convention speaking spot.  Then he appears four years later, backed by millions of wall street money to become a major Presidential contender.  State Senator to President in four years has to be some sort of record.  The amount of wall street money and health corp money that made it happen certainly was a record, breaking the previous Bush records by doubling them.

So, its no surprise at all that an obscure and inexperienced governor from a small and remote state is being promoted as our next President.  It follows exactly the same pattern that we’ve been on for the last 20 years.

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By Jimnp72, March 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm Link to this comment

What’s really Simpson-esque about moose killer is that the more ridiculous,
idiotic and hateful she is, the more popular she becomes.
What a rising star!

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By Jimnp72, March 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm Link to this comment

We have a citizenry that ‘elected’ a blithering idiot who f##kd up everything and
started two wars, then they re-elected him.
So dont disount the moose-killer.
Scary swh##t.

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By omop, March 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment

Uncle Zeb up in the Ozarks said that if Sara and Mark can come up with a show
like the “Dukes of Hazard” and have Sarah and daughters run around with tight
shorts he’ ll be lookin in.

If not, he’d still like to…. ( uncle Zeb is over 84 years old and still has yens )

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By Samson, March 5, 2010 at 11:40 am Link to this comment

I’ve always called her ‘The Mayor of Northern Exposure’.

So, maybe that’s an idea that would sell?  A remake of that classic tv show, but now with Sarah Palin as the mayor of the town.

It’ll be her job to keep the moose out of the street.

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By ocjim, March 5, 2010 at 9:34 am Link to this comment

It looks like “her Bush-ness” (sorry) aims to cash in before her duped and fickle audience disintegrates—at least one can hope they’ll see the light. On second thought, conservatives still worship at the altar of Ronald Reagan.

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By rollzone, March 5, 2010 at 9:15 am Link to this comment

hello. i am no proponent of over-saturating candidates. an expose’ on the beautiful state of Alaska, and the former governor’s role there, is great public relations promotion: to return what Alaska has given her. it would informatively complete my memory of her, if she then faded into retirement; shooting wild animals from her personal helicopter, while hubby acquires the geo tag; and snowmobiles out to recover the dinner carcass. i despise the notion of having to witness the devastation of such beauty by politics, as nature takes its course. make the show, retire, and i will evaluate my prospect of relocating to Alaska, without the onset of global warming: if all those wealthy natives will have me.

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By Sky, March 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm Link to this comment
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I’m so sick of hearing about Palin I could just puke!

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By kerryrose, March 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm Link to this comment

Please stop feeding the beast.

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