MEET THE PALINS: THE ULTIMATE REALITY SHOW
Why is everyone making such a fuss about Sarah Palin? This is nothing new. This is every reality show America has been watching for years. And it’s great television.
Tell me it’s not riveting. Sarah Palin and her story have it all.
It’s The Osborne family; plus the Lohans, Hogans and Spears rolled into one.
It’s Survivor: Will Sarah make the alliances she needs to avoid getting voted off the island? CBS doesn’t have to ship a crew to the South Pacific or even Pittsburgh—-Republican campaign donors pay all the costs.
It’s The Amazing Race: John and Sarah, rushing all over the country, performing silly stunts, a pairing more mis-matched than any contestants the show has ever had.
It’s Super Nanny: With an infant and another one due soon, and a mom away on the campaign trail, what family could need her more?
It’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette: Will Bristol get a ring and a rose?
It’s The Baby Borrowers: In season one, the teenage couple borrow Sarah’s son Trig. In season two, they get to practice on their own baby.
It’s Extreme Makeover: Just the title says enough
It’s America’s Toughest Job: Not the VP job, of course, but the first dude working on the fishing boat in Alaska
It’s American Idol: Sarah is groomed for stardom and rocks the convention
And in the end, it’s a game show: Take your pick. Deal or No Deal? The Match Game? Queen for a Day? Will Sarah win the prize?
If she does, unfortunately, that would make America The Biggest Loser.
The water coolers are working overtime. The ratings couldn’t be higher. The climax will come, as it always does, during sweeps week this fall when America’s viewers deliver the ratings.