Sarah Palin needs to save some of these wins if she is going to run for president in 2012. Her golden touch has King Midas pouting in a corner. More than 5 million people watched Sarah Palin's reality show - aptly titled "Sarah Palin's Alaska" - Sunday night. That was a record number of viewers for a premier on the TLC network and a huge number for any cable program.
Sarah Palin needs to save some of these wins if she is going to run for president in 2012.
Her golden touch has King Midas pouting in a corner.
More than 5 million people watched Sarah Palin's reality show - aptly titled "Sarah Palin's Alaska" - Sunday night. That was a record number of viewers for a premier on the TLC network and a huge number for any cable program.
The show featured Palin on her BlackBerry, taking daytrips with her hubby and the entire family and even struggling to keep teenage boys from traipsing up her stairway into her teenage daughter's room.
Who is that kid?
The former governor of Alaska just made a big deal out of not going over the kiddie fence, and he jumps the border just moments later. Palin has made it clear how she feels about people who enter areas illegally.
After the issues this type of behavior caused for her eldest daughter Bristol with the Levi Johnston scandal and Palin's subsequent status as a grandmother, one would think that it would be more than frowned upon in the house.
I don't understand her subjecting those children to more unneccesary publicity by televising their private lives.
I don't think there is any amount of money that could make me live my life on television because of the turmoil it could create in my marriage and for my son.
But what do I know.
I'm just a small-town newspaper publisher, and she is the princess of the tea party. She makes more money in a week than I will before I retire.
Maybe I'm the one who is out of touch.
Of course, millions of Palinistas would spend an hour a week watching their leader read the dictionary. And now, that dictionary is one word longer, thanks to Palin herself.
Refudiate may not be the King's English, but since Princess Palin added it to our lexicon earlier this year, it is not only considered correct now, it is the Word of the Year for the New Oxford American Dictionary.
This woman truly can do no wrong. Because when she does something wrong, enough people join her that two wrongs actually somehow make a right.
I have a strong desire to go to the local grocery store on the Sunday after Thanksgiving to get a book signed by her.
But I have to admit I'm a little scared.
If she signed it, "To Keith, Love Sarah" my name might actually be forever changed.
If she runs in 2012, I would be surprised if she wins. And if she loses, she could always do a reality show called "Sarah Palin's America."
A few more fishing trips and text messages later and she would make millions more.
Even when she loses, she wins.
We should all be so fortunate.
Kent Bush is publisher of the Augusta (Kan.) Gazette.