Sarah Palin rockclimbs in her reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska
Alaska is a big, beautiful state that has fascinated me since reading Never Cry Wolf, a book that I will highly recommend. I love watching travel programs and science documentaries on this state and hope to go there eventually myself. Since I am a Russian Blue cat and was born with a thick coat, I feel well equipped to brave the chilly climate.
I will admit that when I saw the advertisement on the TV about Sarah Palin's Alaska I was in disbelief that anyone would want to watch it. When Sarah Palin first arrived on the presidential campaign scene, I thought for a microsecond that she was an interesting choice. Since then, however, I have come to see her actions in the political arena as embarrassing, to say the least. Sarah Palin has a way of turning off her political opponents and those of us who don’t vote Republican like dog people are turned off by cats and vice versa. I don’t really like her voice, enunciation of words, and found it hard to watch the show without being bothered by these things. I will admit that my annoyances with her are most likely rooted in political events. I will say this: I admire that she is willing to try very physical challenges like rock climbing in the Denali National Park, which is a paradise for nature lovers.
I will first tell you, interested reader, that the show does film at her house and no sign of Russia is anywhere nearby. As a Russian Blue cat, I was a bit disappointed not to see Siberia. I think she may have exaggerated her claims of seeing my homeland.
One question does linger with me about this woman’s claims of loving her state: if she loved it so much, why did she step down from her post of governor?
Palin’s political views of protecting our nation’s borders are also dropped in conversation. After admitting to building a fence on her property to protect her privacy, Ms. Sarah says that we need the same thing for US borders. Who does she need protection from in Alaska? Canada is a friendly nation and there’s a body of water between Alaska and Russia. I don’t know of any records of Siberians hiring a , Russian for coyote, jumping into the freezing strait and swimming across. That water would kill any human by causing their body to experience hypothermia after about 20 to 30 minutes. Swimming causes the body to lose heat much faster. Perhaps Palin doesn’t know this, so we’ll just forgive her for the moment.
An aside: You’ll have to forgive me for the moment, I am still laughing that I found the word for coyote in Russian. Since coyotes are desert animals, maybe they hire grizzly bears, who knows? Okay, immigration issues aren’t funny, but Sarah Palin dropping reference to them in a show that's should be an overview of her state is laughable. Aidez-moi, je ris as I wipe a tear away. Oh! The French were in Alaska! I know because I read The Call of the Wild.
Overall, the photography of Alaska is absolutely breathtaking. If you like mountains, outdoor sports and can forgive yourself for having watched a program with Sarah Palin in it, then you’ll find this show interesting enough. Do be aware that she is talking and doing something in every shot of the show, you might want to mute the volume to enjoy the scenery.
If my readers would like a minute to minute review of Sarah Palin's Alaska, go to Sarah Palin's Alaska: reality tv live blog.