I'm sure Sarah Palin's critics were lining up ready to rip her as her TLC reality series hit the airwaves. After all, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" has all the trappings of looking "unserious" for anyone aspiring to be President of the United States. Even GOP guru Karl Rove questioned the logic behind it.
But you know what? The show works. It makes her look strong and commanding.
Think about it. Palin is climbing a mountain in the Alaska wilderness for goodness sake! You think you're going to see Mitt Romney doing that? Or Newt? Or Haley Barbour? (Oy-gevalt)
I think those type of scenes with Palin could indeed connect with some on the fence folks who might start thinking, "Wow, this person is one tough cookie! She's tough as nails."
I'm not saying people are going to then all of a sudden start to make the leap that she can handle the presidency. But this show makes her look more in control and strong. Those attributes are crucial in the rebooting of Sarah Palin 2.0
On a separate but related note, maybe Mitt Romney should start a reality series and we can watch him get a haircut and his suits tailored? Or how about a reality series with Mitch Daniels? We could watch him read books in his library about budget techniques throughout the centuries. Riveting.