Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another book for Sarah Palin and a reality show for Alaska

Sarah Palin is becoming a media dynamo. After Going Rogue sold over 2 million copies, you just knew Harper Collins would want Sarah to release another book.
USA Today: Publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate is working on a "celebration of American virtues and strengths." The book is currently untitled and no release date has been set.
Palin's memoir, Going Rogue, released last fall by HarperCollins, has sold more than 2 million copies. Her new work will "include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her, as well as portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her love of country, faith, and family," the publisher's statement reads.
"She will also draw from her personal experience to amplify these timely — and timeless_ themes."
In an e-mail Wednesday, HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham said that "a number of ideas and concepts" were explored with Palin. "This is the idea which appealed the most to her," he said, adding that she is currently "gathering ideas and identifying favorite texts and examples."
Regarding the reality show, it isn’t about Palin, rather it is about  the state of Alaska.
Inside Hollywood: Sarah Palin, TV producer? Multiple sources confirm that Palin and uber-reality show producer Mark Burnett have been making the rounds in Hollywood this week to pitch a TV docudrama about Alaska. One source called it a “planet-Earth type look” at Palin’s home state. The former candidate for the vice presidency was seen leaving ABC today with Burnett, and an insider confirmed that she met with reality topper Mike Darnell yesterday at Fox (where she and her family ended the day by visiting American Idol. Palin stayed in the green room).  She also stopped by CBS today and plans to meet with NBC Universal TV Chairman Jeff Gaspin tomorrow.
A planet earth type look at Alaska seems like a great idea. One of the things the left did when they went on the attack with Palin, was to paint Alaska as some goober infested backwater. A reality show about the state could help to put Alaska’s image back in perspective. People can accuse Sarah of many things, but she does love and look out for her state.

There is such delicious irony in Palin becoming a media dynamo. Had the Left just left Palin alone, her celebrity probably would have dimmed since she would have been too busy attending to the state. Instead they hounded her and ended up making her bigger than she was at the end of the campaign.


Lorraine said...

Oh do I agree that the Left constantly being on her back made her a media star.
It must be galling for them.
Those people that constantly filed those ethics complaints against her trying to destroy her must be wondering where it all went wrong.
Well, I will tell them. She did not deserve what you fools dished out to her. And God protected His child....I suggest you think twice before you play those kinds of games again.
As Clifton said....she would be doing her governing bit in Alaska if it hadn't of been for you people.
Oh the delicious irony of it all.

Dean said...

Ice Road Truckers? Deadliest Catch? I thought we already have Alaskan reality TV shows.

BTW, the Food Network was up there with Diners, Drive-ins and Dives or Guy's other show. Looked like they had some great food.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

I believe "Ice road Truckers" is centered more on Canada.
I don't know if this is a good idea. I like the idea of demystifying the state of Alaska but the same morons who think Alaska is backward are the same idiots who think Texas is filled with illiterate rednecks. Some perceptions will always be deliberately scewed.
I believe Mrs. Palin should aim for things that will enable her political ambitions further.
Just my thoughts.

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