Sarah and Kate: rumble on the tundra
Are you ready to have your Monday morning mind blown? The scuttlebutt is that Kate Gosselin Inc. went on a camping trip with Sarah Palin to be featured on Palin’s upcoming reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska. I’ll give you a moment…
via Reality Blurred , “recently, the Palins graciously shared their Alaska with the Gosselin family, and that camping trip will be part of an upcoming episode.” And probably the inevitable spin-off, Sarah Palin’s Alaskan Camping Trips with Kate Gosselin.”
When news of a Sarah Palin reality show first surfaced I accused skeptics across the political spectrum of overreacting. She was simply shopping the show, it was unclear whether she would be on camera. And if readers learned anything from Going Rogue it’s that Sarah Palin really loves Alaska, specifically its landscape and wildlife. It would make perfect sense for her to want to do a travelogue-style show about her beloved state. Something seems to have gone amiss, most likely the part where TLC executives are involved.
I’ve criticized and defended both of these women. By her own admission, Kate Gosselin is a control freak, but I doubt she’s the 24/7 bitch on wheels she’s been portrayed to be. Her decision-making skills leave a lot to be desired, but what’s done is done. It’s not realistic to expect her to go back to nursing now. Sarah Palin is equally misunderstood. Her family was figuratively raped by the media from the second her VP nomination was announced. No serious person on either side of the aisle can claim she’s been treated fairly, and what her children have been put through is unprecedented. But her staunch supporters have over-corrected by not allowing even legitimated criticism of her, and that does her and the country a disservice.
Sarah Palin’s Alaska as a travelogue could be a great show, but a Sarah and Kate cage match under the Northern Lights is a joke and should be treated as such.
P.S. Spoiler alert: Sounds like it didn’t go well.