Palin shops reality show as RNC fear campaign stalks Obama
Sarah Palin may be about to add another high-profile credential to her resume by taking TV viewers moose hunting in Alaska.
She can already boast about being a mayor, a governor, a vice presidential nominee, a bestselling author — she’s also writing a new book about American virtues and strengths — a TV political pundit and a Big Name campaigner for candidates in the 2010 congressional elections.
Now she wants to be a reality show TV star, too.
One of the most visible Republican figures on the White House wannabe stage, Palin is teaming up with TV producer Mark Burnett to shop a proposal for a reality show based on her family and their life in picturesque Alaska to at least three major broadcast networks.
But while Palin is an experienced hunter, the Republican Party has just shot itself in the foot with a political marketing idea of a different kind altogether.
The RNC has been pursuing an aggressive fundraising strategy that uses rude caricatures of President Barack Obama and other top Democrats and plays on donors’ fears to line its coffers.
“What can you sell when you do not have the White House, the House, or the Senate?” asks a confidential party fundraising presentation obtained by Politico. The answer: “Save the country from trending toward Socialism!”
Politico says the presentation was delivered to top donors and fundraisers at a Feb. 18 retreat in Boca Grande, Florida.
Scooby Doo? Ruh Rho.
Oh and for those wealthy “ego-driven” donors, there’d be access to Republican power brokers and plenty of tchotchkes.
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Photo Credits: Reuters/Stringer (Palin and husband Todd in Wasilla; Reuters/Molly Riley (RNC Chairman Michael Steele); Reuters/Mike Theiler (Protestor with image of Obama as a socialist Joker)