How could I have known? It was just an act of simple common sense when I started the Palin Family Circus News feature. Now, NBC New York's Jere Hester writes:
Welcome to the latest rings of the Palin Family Circus where Bristol’s still dancing – online – while her mom is playing the Mama Grizzly version of Annie Oakley on TV. Both are engaging with fading stars on Facebook, in exchanges that smack more of high school than serious political discourse.
Circus rings? Imagine that! I didn't know the Palins were so well organized.
Sarah Palin, bless her heart, is uncomfortable asking for money, so she's turned down the pleas of tea partiers' to run for chair of the Republican National Committee. In the gig she's got now, she only has to ask for money indirectly: Contribute to SarahPac! Buy my book! Watch my show! ...
Piper Palin's maniacal enthusiasm says it best:
The idea of watching Kate Gosselin and ex-governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin together is a little like drinking a can of Four Loko. You know it will be disgusting, but you can’t resist it — even if you will likely black out the whole traumatic experience anyway. (Or at least want to.) ...
So, needless to say, it will be tough to avoid watching the Kate Plus 8 star appear on this Sunday’s episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, in which the subjects of tabloid fodder go camping and attempt to out-do each other when it comes to high-decibel sentence delivery. (I’m with you, Kate.)
E!Online's Marc Malkin reported that Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba isn't too keen on seeing Todd Palin on next season's show:
Bristol Palin may have meant bigger numbers for Dancing With the Stars, but at least one judge says she's had enough of Alaska's former first family...
"I think one Palin was enough for awhile," Carrie Ann Inaba told me last night at the Trevor Project's Trevor Live benefit at the Hollywood Palladium. "I think we need to go on a Palin vacation for a minute."
A minute? Just one minute? Oh! That's what the commercials are for.
Finally, Abe Sauer of The Awl wrote of Sarah Palin's hunting prowess:
In this most recent episode [of Sarah Palin's Alaska], a woman who has blindly championed the NRA and legitimized her frontier-woman status by claiming to be a "lifelong hunter" comes across as anything but.
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