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Trump-Palin: Dream Ticket or Reality TV Nightmare?

Or should the billing read Palin-Trump?

Citing her recent embrace of Donald Trump’s birtherism, The Christian Science Monitor wonders whether Sarah Palin and the Donald shouldn’t consider joining forces on the 2012 Republican ticket.

The reality show pairing has a nice ring to it, in the opinion of the Daily Palin. And what with Trump having stolen Palin’s poll thunder, maybe it should be Trump’s name first on the marquee. Then again, we suspect that Palin loyalists won’t go for the apprentice routine in another election, especially to a guy who has never held elected office. But does the attention-grabbing Trump really seem like VP material? 

Andrew Breitbart Says Sarah Palin Not Lame Enough to be President

If Sarah Palin was looking for a good excuse not to run for president in 2012, conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart may have just found it for her.

In an interview with GQ, Breitbart argued that the woman who was too good stay the governor of Alaska for a full term might also be just too talented and powerful to ever actually run for president.

Asked for his dream 2012 ticket, Breitbart said he’d like to see the virulently conservative ticket of Alan West and Michele Bachmann and the Republican one-two punch. The obvious omission caught interviewer Lisa Depaulo by surprise, and she asked the following:

Not Sarah Palin?
I think the presidency is beneath her. There’s more power in being Oprah Winfrey than in being Barack Obama. It would be my goal for Palin to become Oprah and be the ultimate kingmaker for twenty-odd years. Oprah anointed Barack Obama.

Classic Breitbart. Kingmakers are bad when they are named Oprah, but good when named Sarah.

So, despite the fact that Republicans seem to be abandoning Palin as the election cycle nears its official kick-off time, Breitbart clings to the idea that she remains the ultimate game changer. More laughable is the thought of Palin attempting a Winfrey-esque talk show. As we’ve seen from her performances on reality TV and Fox News, the former governor will certainly need a bit of polish before she’s ready to be compared to the queen of daytime talk.

Sarah Palin a Beleaguered Television Character?

News that Julianne Moore will portray Sarah Palin in HBO’s adaptation of “Game Change” got Mark Whittington musing over how the ex-governor has been portrayed on the small screen to date.

His conclusion? Not all that well. Mostly, that’s thanks to one Tina Fey, whom many believed should have been given the “Game Change” role. But Whittington then goes on to argue that Palin’s autobiographic turn on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” as well as being depicted on “South Park” represent the only two times that the potential 2012 presidential candidate has come off in a decent light, and asks:

Will Palin ever get a break on the small or big screen, even if she becomes President?

One has to ask, what has Whittington been smoking? Has he not heard of Palin’s gig at Fox News? Hard to see how to leave that out of the mix, given that virtually each of her paid appearances on Fox functions as a thinly-disguised campaign ad (the same way that “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” did).