Is “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” A Campaign Ad?
The show, an eight-part series that TLC describes as a “family adventure story,” is purported to show viewers the wonders of America’s “final frontier.” But some see “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” as an eight-part campaign ad for a potential future presidential candidate.
Indeed, Palin, who is thought to have earned as much as $1 million per episode, is one of its executive producers – which inevitably means she has a certain degree of control over how she is portrayed in it.
Palin compares building a fence to protect herself from journalist Joe McGinniss to America protecting itself from illegal aliens.
At one point, while criticizing journalist Joe McGinniss for moving into the house next door while conducting research for a book about her, the former governor points to the 14-foot wall her husband, Todd, built to keep him out.
“By the way, I thought that was a good example, what we just did, others could look at and say, ‘Oh, this is what we need to do to secure our nation’s border,'” Palin says.
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