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I cringed a little when I first learned that Bristol and Willow Palin were going to be on Celebrity Wife Swap, but Sarah’s girls are smart women who know how to fend for themselves, and who are engaging and grounded. Sarah continually urges the YOUTH to penetrate and infiltrate the culture, and this family is walking not just talking.
I thought this was a wonderful opportunity, but I have been a bit disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm and support it has been receiving. It has not come without criticism from some of Sarah’s staunchest supporters who point out that Joan Rivers had said something negative about Sarah Palin. She did, indeed. According to Joan’s daughter, Melissa, Joan said that Sarah Palin wasn’t very smart and she got uninvited off the show Fox and Friends because of it. It was worse than that, it seems, and on Joy Behar’s show, when Joy asked if Sarah Palin’s position as a contributor had anything to do with it, and Joan answered that it was because she was a “Nazi”. She also said she had regretted voting for Bristol Palin on “Dancing with the Stars” just because she felt sorry for her.
I have to admit, prior to 2011 when I got involved in this movement, I wasn’t watching much television, or paying much attention to what celebrities or others were saying about Sarah.
I love comedy, though, and that when it is politicized, it is no longer funny. I love watching Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, go at it with each other. They are hilarious together as they have conflicts mothers and daughters do. I also watch Joan’s show, “Fashion Police”, precisely because she keeps politics out of it. I’ve never heard anyone utter a negative comment about Sarah Palin on it. I enjoy seeing pretentious Hollywood stars getting exposed for wearing hideous outfits, shoes or just appear incredible. It is relaxing (to me). I tune in for the jokes, too. Joan always gives a great final punch line. She can be a loose cannon and that’s what’s fun about her show.
But this is not about Joan Rivers. This is about Bristol and Willow Palin, and again, what Sarah Palin has continuously said about penetrating (infiltrating) the culture. My question to Conservatives is how are we going to get better television and comedy that represents us, if we shy away and don’t seize opportunities when they present themselves. We should be thankful that the Palins are a family who make bold choices, and for that alone, we should support them. They are changing the culture in positive ways by making decisions like this. Not all will result in a perfect world, but doing so is a step in the right direction.
The show is already made more wholesome by their presence on it. Bristol and Willow will showcase their unspoiled ways, goodness, and win hearts and new fans this way. Anyone can see how this exposes pretentious Hollywood phoniness and lifestyles that are touted as superior, but really aren’t.
Bristol will show that although she has no mean bone in her body, like Joan says, she does not forget when someone trashes her Mom or talks behind her back. She is confrontational in a very healthy way – something we can all learn from. (Can you imagine being able to communicate with someone who has talked badly about you behind your back, and instead of being enemies, you make a friend as a result?). I think she wants answers about what was said about her and her mother on Behar. Joan also said on the show that she had only one regret about the whole incident: voting “for [Palin’s] stupid daughter [on Dancing with the Stars] who couldn’t dance at all – because I felt sorry for her. I should have voted for David Hasselhoff, because he was sober.”
No matter what happens on the show, I am giving this a big thumbs UP because we do need to try new things. It takes courage and confidence to INFILTRATE the culture like Sarah says, but it also takes patience. Nothing worth fighting for happens overnight. If we sit at home and complain about what people say, without getting in enemy territory, we will never have a voice. How can we win the war on culture if we don’t even begin to fight. Lets’ give it a chance. I’ve heard many whiny comments about this, yes, I cringe again, that something might come out that we may not like, but the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
Sarah Palin went on the lamest comedy show ever, SNL (which I call So Not Laughing) to prove she had a sense of humor. She was right to do so. Infiltration is messy but it’s worth a shot. We have TOO FEW comedians on the right, and the comedians on the left have become too politicized, bitter or arrogant. Let’s do what needs to be done and keep the Breitbartian spirit alive. The more obnoxious liberals were, the more he liked engaging them in HIS world.
According to the previews I’ve read, Joan, Bristol, Willow and Melissa created a special bond, one which was not without tears in the end, Joan has gone on saying. What is there not to like about this new venture? It’s exciting.
Melissa visits Wasilla, Alaska, and spends one week with Willow and Bristol’s 4-year-old son, Tripp. Bristol stays with Joan in Los Angeles where the home doubles as a set for three reality TV shows. Schedules seem very rigid in LA and Bristol tries to lighten Joan up. (She already has the upper-hand!) GO Bristol!
Here’s a clip I made of the previews of the show that airs TONIGHT at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.
This is what happened at the end of last show…
Here’s the UPDATE SIX Weeks later:
There you go! A great experience, overall. There is not much more to add to the post.