Palin may not have become VP thank God, but her ability to fascinate continued "People loved her. People hated her. She had transcended the narrow bounds of politics to become a larger-than-life figure, the woman portrayed by Tina Fey, the mama grizzly from Alaska. Evey journalist in the country knew that if you put Palin's name in an online headline or television segment, your clicks and ratings would soar," commented Howard Kurtz of CNN.
Palin didn't seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 election, but she remained a media superstar. Fox News snapped her up as a pundit on a contract reported to be more than $1 million a year. There was a best-selling book in 2009. A Kardashian-like effect (that's a polite term for the Black Death) seemed to take over with obscure family members being given a slice of flitting stardom when daughter Bristol appeared on Dancing With The Stars.
And then Palin inexplicably plummeted like the Mad Hatters' Tea Party that gave her its rabid backing. Recently her Fox contract was low balled and there was an amicable parting of the ways. Palin had suddenly become a nobody from Alaska again, although probably a richer one than before.
The Palin story makes me think of Britney Spears for some reason. In 1999 Britney was the biggest thing since sliced bread, although I have to wonder at that expression. What's so big about sliced bread these days? It's just normal.
Still Britney could no nothing wrong then but for the past decade she's been able to do nothing right, being embroiled in a series of low grade Lindsay Lohan antics.
This is the reason why I have decided to eschew fame; I simply couldn't take the slide to obscurity. Of the two I feel the most for Britney. Maybe I'll do a good deed for Britney like following her on Twitter.
This song is Britney at her prime. I had forgotten about it for the longest time but looking again at the vid. I am shocked at how risque it is.