Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Sarah: The huntin' trip that shouldn't have fooled anyone.


The latest episode of Sarah Palin's personal political commercial featured the half-term-governor-turned-facebookin'-an'-twitterin'-queen hunting Caribou with her father in Alaska's extreme north. Ms. Palin and her father had to go so far north that they required 2-seater bush planes to carry them to and from their hunting camp.

Right from the very beginning of the episode, Palin attempted to sell the excursion as necessary to "fill her freezer for the winter", despite a shot showing an already well-stocked meat freezer. As with earlier episodes of "Sarah Palin's Alaska", this episodes was chock full of Palin making political quips, whining about persecution and unfairness, and basically campaigning, all on TLC's dime. The accommodations that were made to fly a video crew out to the remote hunting camp that Palin and her father made use of put lie to the script that the hunting trip was one of necessity and utility.

If anyone really thinks that this episode was anything more than another political photo-op designed for populist appeal, they need their head examined. That some young Caribou cow had to be gratuitously killed for it says a lot about Palin's self-promotion-at-all-costs attitude, to say nothing for her weekly political circus-show.


2 comments:

The Mound of Sound said...

"If anyone really thinks that this episode was anything more than another political photo-op designed for populist appeal, they need their head examined."

A great many American voters would think that way. They're profoundly gullible, borderline insensate. They believed all the lies that propped up the Iraq war. They believe the way to get their country out of debt is to slash its revenues through tax cuts for the rich. They believe Obama has actually raised their taxes. These people will believe pretty much anything they hear on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh and they're the people this farcical show is aimed at.

Does anybody know what the financial backing is on this deal? It sounds like the sort of thing that the Koch brothers or the Coors family like to fund.

Audrey II said...

It's being produced by Mark Burnett, the man behind "Survivor" and a number of other reality TV shows. Burnett claims that he doesn't have political motivations, but I think the lady doth protest too much.

The show and its campaign value speaks for itself.

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