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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Last Sunday, my wife and I decided to watch Sarah Palin's Alaska. The outcome was as I hoped; the greatest sitcom in America. Seriously though, I had no idea what was going on. The show focused on Palin going out and about with her family. She went fishing and even mountain climbing.
Why not call it, Sarah Palin's Family Video?
The real question is, why is America so fascinated by her? Love her or hate her, but you can't stop watching. Whether you see her show out of admiration, or as a ridiculous comedy (like my wife and I do). For me, Tina Fey and Saturday Night Live really helped. And of course, Sarah Palin's way of speaking is pretty hilarious too. Once, she went to Charlotte and encouraged the state's "mountain mamas to keep Manchin the mansion." Now, that's pretty great.
Recently, she was asked if she was considering running for president. She said, "I am. I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.*" If she runs in 2012, the Mayans may have been right about the world coming to an end.
In the show, Sarah Palin has a neighbor who allegedly is writing a book about her and her family. He sits outside his home and just watches them as they go out into the wild of Alaska. Sarah really dislikes him. They never show his face though. It'd be a real twist if it turned out to be Joe Biden in disguise. Now that would be some good television!
So there you have it, whether you think she's the solution to America's problem, or whether she's evil personified, Palin and her show are here to stay.
Am I going to keep watching? You betcha!
*New York Times Magazine - The Palin Network by Robert Draper