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5 Signs Sarah Palin Won't Be President

5 Signs Sarah Palin Has No Intention of Becoming President

This week Sarah Palin sold the reality show she's been shopping around to Discovery Communications' TLC, which is not to be confused with its other network Discovery Channel. When the deal went public Palin casually dropped TLC from the announcement and chose the "Discovery Network" instead — maybe to distance herself from the inevitable Jon-and-Kate connection?

Variety says Palin's show "will center on interesting characters, traditions, and attractions in the 49th state — with the ex-VP candidate as a guide."

First, this sounds amazing. I will absolutely watch it! Second, how exactly does she plan to be president now? I know this is American and all, but reality-TV star seems as good a place as any to draw the line between those who can be president and those who can't. Her career trajectory since quitting her day job as Alaska's governor seems more in line with her college major, journalism, than politics. So whether it's intentional or not, here are five reasons that show once you go rogue you can't go back.

  1. Reality TV pays better: She's reportedly getting over $1 million per episode.
  2. Hollywood, the temptress: You know what her base doesn't like? Hollywood. Fingers wagged earlier this month when she and her small-ish entourage accepted lavish gifts given away during Oscar mania.
  3. Facebook: Palin has taken to Facebook like a jailbird takes to letter writing. She uses it to express her political views, which everyone knows is social suicide.
  4. Fox News: Typically politicians turn to cable TV hosting to wind their career down not to bolster it. Also, now there's so much evidence. On tape.
  5. Too many haters: From Levi Johnston to her former aids to at least one daughter, Sarah Palin has pissed off one too many people to have it all come back to her. It's one thing to be unpopular but another to be unliked!

And not to mention hypocrisy. She's now a member of the media elite she so scorned!

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Join The Conversation
GregS GregS 7 years
A mill an episode??? At least she'll be able to afford to buy her own clothes now.
boredgourdless boredgourdless 7 years
Does anyone else hear ABBA's "Money, Money, Money" when they now see pictures of Palin? Or is it just me?
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
She's gaining fans this way too :( And I hope to God she doesn't run for president. She is a shame to all women and I consider myself a right-leaning voter.
flyowsley flyowsley 7 years
Weirder things have happened, I hope it doesn't but it could. This country is crazy! Love your picture amybdk!!
amybdk amybdk 7 years
:oops: that was supposed to say 2012. D'OH!
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Too bad! Would have made for an entertaining 2010 election season!
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
So long as she stays out the White House, I could care less what she's doing and how much money she's getting for it!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
"Palin has taken to Facebook like a jailbird takes to letter writing." Hahaha, love this. And yeah, her "journalism" is definitely an insult to real journalists.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Good Lord, Sarah Palin. I'm glad it looks like she's not going to run for office, but she's doing quite a bit of damage just FBing. I agree Steph that is an insult to real journalists.
bellavita214 bellavita214 7 years
I wish they would just pay her a million dollars to disappear.
stephley stephley 7 years
Well, Palin's a member of the fringe media elite. Don't insult real working journalists by lumping her in with them.
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