Sarah Palin Complains About Invasions Of Her Privacy, On Her New Reality Show

Let’s see if you can detect the logic fail here:

The first episode of Sarah Palin’s new show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” has been placed online and it starts with what is now a familiar lament about the intrusiveness of the press from the former Alaska Governor.

The specific grievance is directed at Joe McGinniss, the freelance reporter who over the course of the summer camped up in the house next to Palin’s home in Alaska. And in terms a bit more candid than expressed at the time, Palin offers her displeasure.

“Our behavior has certainly changed this summer because of this new neighbor,” she says at the show’s onset. “I think it is an intrusion, an invasion of our privacy and I don’t like it.” Palin later adds, “It’s just none of his flippin’ business.”

Even the soft-spoken first dude, Todd Palin, gets in on the act, saying that his summer fun had been “taken away from us because of a new neighbor next door who is writing a hit piece on my wife. I mean life is about being productive but these people want to seek and destroy.”

Going on a reality show to complain about invasions of privacy.

The word, my friends, is irony.

Here’s the video:

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  1. Derrick says:

    Clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed. God, I can’t wait for her to run for the Republican nomination and let Romney, Christie, et others get a strong whiff of this woman’s victimization complex. The Hillary supporters are going to look absolutely docile compared to venom that will spew when the first Republican nominee dares to question her qualifications or fit for office.

  2. john personna says:

    I thought it was a nice clip, aside from the “this is what we need to secure our border” clunker.

    I’ll go huntin’ or fishin’ with Sarah or Todd anytime. I just won’t vote for her. Sorry.

  3. MM says:

    Sarah Palin’s Alaska is going to be about all the perceived slights that Sarah Palin feels like she’s dealing with in Alaska? Sounds enthralling.

    “And this is the farmer’s market where Jane Smithson pulled Bristol’s pig tails 12 years ago.”

  4. ponce says:

    “I thought it was a nice clip, aside from the “this is what we need to secure our border” clunker.”

    Here is the Palin’s model border fence:

  5. anjin-san says:

    Perhaps she can hook up with the Kardashians. Then the Palin phenomena will have reached its logical conclusion.