8. She Encourages Character Building, Not Eyebrow Tweezing
Contrary to my opening item regarding her beauty, Sarah does not care about looks. (Which oddly enough just makes her more attractive.) And she’s teaching her girls the same thing. There was a moment on the show when they were all traveling in their RV and Willow and Bristol were razzing each other like sisters do. They got to talking about one of them having a “uni-brow” and teasing ensued. Sarah quickly put an end to it by declaring, “Girls, that’s enough about physical appearances.”
I thought about this and how much different Alaska is from any other “reality” show on TV. I hate that they even put it in that category. It is much more like a documentary on Alaska and its natural resources than anything else. It reminds me of my all time favorite PBS classic, Wild Wild World of Animals. When I think of reality TV I think of all the scandalous misbehaving, as showcased on idiot shows like the Kardashians, Real Housewives and Rock of Love. There is nothing even remotely comparable to Alaska in any of these formats. No one is getting breast implants, knocking over tables, making out in hot tubs, picking up chicks in bars by insulting them, or getting horrible face lifts. (Oh where have you gone Bruce Jenner? Our nation turns it’s horrified eyes from you.)
The Left thought Sarah’s “reality” show was going to be a great source of ridicule, but all it has done is highlight to America how bereft of values the Left truly is. We all know progressives control television. The leftist culture shapes entertainment. Their idea of family, that started with the Osbournes and has given us the dysfunctional Goesslins, the drunken and stoned Anna Nicole-Smith, Hugh Hefner’s misogynistic lifestyle, is seriously lacking. Watching the Palin’s incredibly normal (albeit more interesting than most) family makes the Left look more vile than ever.
In fact, there is a warning at the beginning of Alaska that says something to the effect of, “this show may be disturbing to some viewers.” Who? Democrats? It shocks me they can air The Jersey Shore with no such warning, but watching the Palins go fishing and camping is “disturbing?”
Americans relate to the Palins. We don’t let our kids swear, we don’t let them deride each other, and we don’t give them boob jobs for their birthdays. We encourage our children to work, to earn their way. We recognize that allowing children to stay too long nestled on the parental teat will make it all too easy to transition to the government teat when we’re gone. This one idea is like garlic to vampires for leftists. Where will their new troops come from if we teach the next generation to be self-sufficient? We see ourselves in the Palins and that makes it increasingly difficult for the Left to proclaim her bat@$?t crazy. They hate that.