So I'm sitting here watching another oh so riviting episode of "Sister Wives" on TLC.. when I see a commerical for the new TLC reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska.."
Does this make anyone else mad? OR is it just me?
Personally, here's my take.
She is a 1 term governor, who tried and failed to be vice president.
She is an Alaskan, ABSOLUTELY. But she is no different or special than anyone else that lives here. Just because Sarah got on Fox News and they told her "Oh hey there Sarah, you should get you one of them there reality shows.."
DOESN'T MEAN SHE SHOULD GET ONE!
Oh but that is right.. she's every Alaskan out there.
She has a huge estate on Lake Lucille in Wasilla.. she drives a 50,000 dollar vehicle and I doubt very highly if she even buys her own milk at Fred Meyer.
Personally I think that it would be farrrrrrrrrrrrr more interesting if TLC made a show for all of the other hero's in our state.. like dog musher Dee Dee Jonrowe.. or Lance Mackey or Ed Itta the mayor of the North Slope Borough.. or the lady who runs the Deadhorse Inn.. or one called.. "Mary John's Alaska".. Profiling random person who lives there daily lives in the village. Hauls water each and everyday, poo's in a honey bucket.. (ohhh I bet it's been a cold day in Wasilla since Sarah poo'd in a honey bucket..).. or lived in a home off the grid.. drove a old Jeep.. paid $9.50 for a gallon of milk at the AC store..
THAT to me would be far more interesting and far more worthwhile than Sarah Palin showing me around Wasilla for 8 weeks.
I think that only generates some sort of stereotype in the Lower 48 that Alaska is some magical Disney World of a place 24/7/365.
While Alaska is wonderful and magical in it's own way, there are very few people who can afford cross country skiing on a glacier, flying across the national parks or rassling up some dogs to go dog sledding.
It's a hard place.. and I think America and Sean Hannity should know the real place behind the "you betcha's!"
I bet if TLC showed the real Alaska in all it's hardship and glory they would be pleasantly surprised at the amount of people who would watch and want to see more. Give America some credit!
I do expect some Sarah Palin hate mail on this one.. So I will say this.. Do I respect Sarah Palin? Absolutely. As the govenor of this state, as a woman who saw a way to further her family.. absolutely. I think any one of us in her position would do the very same thing. But personally do I dig her politics. Not at all..
I just don't have any interest in seeing Sarah on the TV more than I have to..
I will be happy tuning into "Sister Wives" and watching that little train wreck happen.