For reasons known best to himself, Mark Burnett, the creator of the Survivor series on CBS, has come up with another kind of reality series altogether. In fact, it may be a real stretch to use the term 'reality', because it is an 8 segment show on the life of Sarah Palin. You may have already seen the trailers for it: Sarah hiking up a mountain pass, in a boat near some tussling Grizzlies, driving an ATV, extolling the virtues of freedom in the great outdoors, etc.
Here is a link to an article about the series: http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2010/11/12/sarah_palins_alaska_follows_a_mama_grizzly_in_her_natural_habitat/?p1=Upbox_links
The first thought that crossed my mind when I saw the initial trailer for this series was that Sarah has found a way to 're-brand' herself. So, when I read the above article, all I could do was nod my head and acknowledge that she's now running for president. This series will portray her as an All-American, hockey mom, outdoor woman, in charge/take charge kind of person who is someone we can really identify with. Nevermind all that we have learned about her in the last two years since she stepped onto the national stage.....nah, none of that is what we should be paying attention to.
She is not the journalism major who couldn't tell Catie Couric the name of a single newspaper she reads. She is certainly not the person who has put her foot in her mouth more often than a spoon or fork. Just read the article and get a deeper insight into what is coming.