The UK Times online has several images from Sarah Palin’s reality show on TLC. Many political critics think Palin is making a mistake doing a reality show. Judging from the photos, I think she is once again making a shrewd move.
One of the effects of the left’s assault against Palin was that it dehumanized her. Palin was no longer viewed as a human being, but rather as some sort of caricature. This is why her detractors can be so callous and cruel in attacking Palin and her family.
By doing a reality show where the Palins get to be seen as just plain old folk, Sarah Palin gets a chance to reclaim her humanity. If Palin is successful, those over the top attacks will begin to back fire big time. This is because Americans still have a sense of fair play and moral decency. The continued attacks against her will no longer be given the ho-hum treatment, but instead will being to give sympathy for the Palins.
It is a gamble for Sarah Palin, but I think it is one that she has shrewdly calculated will work in her favor. Sarah Palin’s Alaska airs tonight on TLC. You can view more photos from the show here.
Via: The Drudge Report
Via: UK Times Online
Via: Discovery Channel