Hey, all, do you remember Sarah Palin? I know it’s been awhile, but think back. Palin was John McCain’s running mate in 2008. Ah, now you remember. Well, as we all know, after the election, Palin vanished from public view which was too bad because she really seemed like an interesting character. Fortunately, TLC has announced that the famously spotlight-shunning former governor’s new TV show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, will premiere this November. Finally we’ll get some Palin back in our lives!
For those of you who haven’t been following the progress of the program, it’s “a new eight-part documentary series about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska.” It is being executive produced by Mark Burnett of Survivor fame but will not feature cast members being voted off every week (my money was on Levi Johnston leaving early). However, it will showcase some reality TV mainstays, namely an appearance by Kate Gosselin, a woman who hates the limelight nearly as much as Palin. Gee, having the two of them together is almost as momentous an occasion as if JD Salinger had agreed to do a show where he interviews Bobby Fischer.
In other news, check out this Salon post about how the newsmedia goes crazy every time Sarah Palin sends a tweet out.
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