• Sarah Palin Can't Sell Reality Show About Snowmobiles for Some Reason

    I don't understand this. Absolutely none of this makes any sense to me. I mean, I know these are "words" in the "English" "language" laid out end to end to form "sentences" and "paragraphs." I know that. But they have no actual meaning to me.

    Because they can't possibly mean what they would seem to mean

    The Hollywood Reporter has learned that [Sarah] Palin and [Sarah Palin's Alaska producer Mark] Burnett are pitching another reality series, this one more focused on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer. But for now, TLC owner Discovery Communications has passed, say sources. And A&E Networks, which entered into a bidding war with Discovery for Sarah Palin's Alaska, also is not interested.

    So far, networks have balked at the steep asking price — Palin's Alaska went for north of $1 million an episode and sources say Burnett and Palin are asking for a similar payday for the follow-up. Mark Burnett Productions did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    So, let me get this straight. Sarah Palin — the heart and soul of "real America" — is offering, out of the kindness of her heart, the opportunity to air a television show about her super-charismatic husband and his snowmobile for a meager $1 million an episode, and all the TV networks are saying no?! I'm sorry, I keep working it over and over in my feeble brain, but it still doesn't make any sense to me.

    I just hope that some good comes of this confounding situation. Maybe this will be the impetuous Palin needs to deign to serve as our president after all. And if — nay, when! — that day does come, I hope the CEOs of TLC and A&E are all packed up and ready for a lengthy stay on Guantanamo Bay.

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Alaska, Sarah Palin, Television, Todd Palin

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