Following Sarah Palin and her family as they live in their home of Alaska, Sarah Palin’s Alaska is being advertised as a devoid of politics travelogue plus documentary. I don’t doubt that this series will be an interesting look into the life of the Palin family, but to bill this series as devoid of politics is a complete lie. Of course, millions of Americans are going to watch this eight week series and enjoy it. Some of them might even believe that politics has nothing to do with this series. Sadly, these same people would be mistaken. With a rumored 2012 presidential campaign run and an alignment with the Tea Party, how could anyone be foolish enough to not see this series as a blatant political move?
I have no doubt in my mind that this series will be enjoyable to watch, but I have no idea if I will actually find the desire or time to do so. Without any reservations, Sarah Palin is one of my least favorite politicians, but I have no problems with her on a personal level. I only have a problem with this show being deemed as unpolitical. Anyone with a brain can tell that it is the exact opposite, but that won’t stop the millions of viewers from tuning into the show for eight full weeks. More than likely, even people who dislike the 2008 GOP Vice Presidential pick will still tune into the show just to see what the Palin family is like. There probably won’t be any mentions of politics or anything related to Palin’s role as governor, but the overall message of the show will be blatantly and politically obvious. According to this show, Sarah Palin is a homegrown family woman with traditional values and morals who could reform the entire nation into a stronger, more Christian society.
And that message will resonate with voters in 2012, if and when Sarah Palin decides to throw herself into the presidential candidacy race. Of course, only the GOP and the Tea Party (should it still even exist, which it will) will respond to her candidacy potential. If the nation has not improved upon its current situation economically, then even a handful of Democrats will put a hand in for the former governor of Alaska. You can count on the fact that the Tea Party is going to gain some momentum going into 2012 if the Republican party screws up their House majority, even though the Tea Party is nothing more than a ragtag group of disgruntled seniors. Well, I guess some of its bunch are simply people going through their mid-life crises. Let me just say that I prefer the Boston Tea Party to this joke of a modern incarnation.
Obviously, Sarah Palin will vigorously be pushing her family-driven Christian image over the next couple years, beginning with Alaska. She pretty much became a celebrity after McCain’s loss in the presidential election, even though he mostly fell off the political radar for awhile until his Senate seat was in a little bit of danger. Nobody should doubt that she is indeed a good Christian who cares about her family. In reality, a person’s family values shouldn’t overshadow her political beliefs, but – as we all know – tricking the voters into focusing on the wrong qualities of a person is pretty simple. The voters will flock toward Palin in 2012 like blind sheep without realizing how flawed her “Maverick” beliefs were and still are today and still will be tomorrow or five years from now.
Sarah Palin is much like the unwanted celebrities that have come from her vice presidential nomination in 2008. Yes, I’m talking about Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin – two know-nothings who do nothing too. Then you have Mr. Todd Palin, a guy who couldn’t be any more deceptive and corrupt. Oh, I forgot – he believes everyone else is corrupt. Fortunately, the Palin’s do have a saving grace in the form of their least talked about and most in the background member: Track Palin, a member of the United States Army. I’d say he’s plenty more respectable than his corrupt father, deceptive political mother, and poor dancing sister. Okay, so I’d actually prefer Sarah Palin over Levi or Bristol or Todd but not Track.
I won’t attack Sarah Palin for her personal life or her family members though. Undoubtedly, she is a great mother and a traditional values type of person. Her family is happy and secure for the future. Nobody should question the way she has raised her children or how good of a person she actually is. Seriously, that has nothing to do with politics anyways, which is my point. Sarah Palin’s Alaska is a political move that millions of Americans are going to fall for, but maybe she should actually have a show where she expresses all of her political values and puts them on display in real life. Maybe then, the voters would actually have a real reason to vote for her in 2012 – should she run; she will run. It is a pretty deceptive tactic to use your personal life as a springboard for drawing supporters into your political corner when the true issues at hand should be the political ones.
Anyways, I recommend that you watch Sarah Palin’s Alaska, even if you aren’t a fan or anything of the former governor. The show is bound to be an interesting snapshot of how her and her family are outside of the world of politics. It may be one of the most interesting shows to come out this winter (although I recommend you choose The Walking Dead over Alaska if they ever run on the same time slots). Please, just don’t fall for this completely political endeavor. Always keep in mind in the back of your thoughts that this is nothing but politics on display, despite the fact that there should be little mention of Republicans, Democrats, Obama, or the Tea Party during the show. Therefore, watch Sarah Palin’s Alaska, enjoy it, but don’t fall for its ploy.