I’ve got to say, The Learning Channel (TLC) just loves Sarah Palin. As someone who thinks Sarah Palin is the most idiotic woman in America though, it’s a little difficult to understand why TLC would be giving Palin, a racist hockey-mom half-governor and failed-vice-presidential candidate who has said the dumbest things ever attributed to a politician, a TV show.
But, it gets worse. Not only is TLC giving Palin a TV show, it’s just been announced she’s getting two. And she’s going to be paid for them. A lot of money. But, just as you’re about to call your cable company and get TLC disconnected, let me tell you, unfortunately the bad news keeps on coming. One of Sarah Palin’s TLC TV shows is going to be ‘Kate Plus 8’. Yep. The dumbest politician will be paired up with the dumbest reality TV mom. Cancel my cable. Please.
Yesterday, TLC announced Sarah Palin will be appearing on a “special” episode of ‘Kate Plus 8’. Kate Gosselin and the kids will spend a holiday in Alaska and go camping in Alaska’s wilderness. Palin’s dad, a retired science teacher, and brother, a third-grade teacher, are even going to get in on the act, teaching some of the Gosselin kids about natural history. And Sarah will be joining the trip to, I’m sure, enthrall us with yet more of her idiocy. Let’s hope TLC checks some of her ‘facts’ before airing ‘Kate Plus 8’, so they don’t end up with any more doozies like “the country of Africa”.
Back in March, TLC also reported Palin will be making an eight-part documentary series on Alaska. Called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, the half-governor is going to be paid $1.2 million an episode. Yes, for those of us who can count, that’s $9.6 million TLC is paying a bimbo.
As TLC trumpets Sarah Palin as their poster child for ‘education’, many Alaskans are up in arms that the dumbest woman in Alaska is representing them on TLC. On one wonderful Alaskan blog, ‘The Mudflats’, commentators could hardly contain themselves. With comments like “TLC should just change its name to The Learnin’ Clowns” and “Wouldn’t be so bad… if she only had a brain. Now that would be a “discovery”, several mentioned they’re already calling their cable company and canceling TLC.
Unfortunately though, Sarah Palin being featured on not one but two TLC TV shows actually says a lot about American education. That a channel that started out to push education and learning has devolved into one where a woman who can “see Russia from her front porch” is now going to be ‘educating’ Americans on Alaskan wildlife, history and culture. is as sad as sad can be.
If you really are desperate to be educated by a Palin, I recommend Michael Palin of ‘Monty Python’ fame and his fabulous travel series, ‘Michael Palin Sahara’, ‘Michael Palin New Europe’ or ‘Michael Palin’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Now there’s a Palin with an actual brain.
Meanwhile, I’m off to refudiate Sarah Palin’s right to ‘educate’ me, by canceling my TLC subscription. Anyone want to join me?
Sarah Palin to guest star on ‘Kate Plus 8’ – The Hollywood Gossip
Sarah Palin on The Learning Channel – The Mudflats