Sarah Palin is the Kardashian of politics, making a lucrative career out of being famous
Sarah Palin, the darling of a pro-life party that cheers Texas executions at presidential debates, has made an insanely lucrative career out of being famous, a Kardashian sister of American politics.
This week she becomes even more famous because of a new book written about her by Joe McGinniss, who became famous for writing a book called “The Selling of the President 1968.”
One of the stars of that book was Roger Ailes, who runs Fox News, where Palin has been a pinup girl since the last campaign, even if there was never a chance she was going to run for President, and not just because she would have to take a pay cut.
Are you kidding? Palin constantly builds her brand and her bank account by not running, no matter how many bus tours she makes across America. As Bill Maher likes to point out, when Palin ran for vice president her idea of a “gotcha” question was being asked what she likes to read.
That doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to sell herself. Call it “The Selling of a Non-President 2012.”
Palin’s truest talents involve looking good and being famous. Somehow, though, in the hysterical world of modern media coverage, that is enough for her to be treated like some factor in the upcoming election, when she is the opposite of that.
Just about any policy question is a brain buster for Palin, but she is smart enough to know that if she ever did face the scrutiny of a presidential campaign she would be exposed as having about as much substance as Kim and Khloe and Kourtney and all the bubbleheads around them.
I haven’t read Joe McGinniss’ book, can’t ever imagine ever reading it. Thursday on the “Today” show, McGinniss called Palin a hypocrite and a fraud.
Palin has gotten rich calling President Obama names, and getting suckers to believe she has solutions to the problems he and the country face. Now somebody is calling her names. What goes around comes around…