“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” Received Taxpayer Dollars

This doesn’t strike me as a a very good example of small government philosophy in action:

The company that produced Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the TLC show starring the former vice presidential nominee, is set to receive $1.2 million in state subsidies, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

The funding has led to criticism that then-Gov. Palin may have approved of tax credits for programs filmed in Alaska as a way of boosting her profile in the future.

Whether that’s the case or not, one wonders what exactly is fiscally conservative about taking taxpayer dollars for a reality show after having quit the job they elected you to.

H/T: Pajama Pundit

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. wr says:

    But Doug, she had to take tax money to finance her vanity project TV show because those ethics investigations were so mean. Don’t you know anything?

  2. anjin-san says:

    Doug…you continue to.question Sarah Palin. It’s pretty clear to everyone that you are an Islamic socialist help bent on weakening America…

  3. anjin-san says:

    Hell bent

  4. JD says:

    Are these “Ratings to Nowhere”?

  5. Thanks for the nod Doug.

    @JD, classic!

  6. sam says:

    “is set to receive $1.2 million in state subsidies” — I thought the show was canceled.

  7. sam says:

    What's this? New formatting stuff? Let's see:
    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
    “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” Received Taxpayer Dollars

  8. sam says:

    Well, the link worked, but the left/right justified and centered did not.

  9. mat says:

    This pisses me off,  I live in alaska and I didn't even watch that piece of shit show.

  10. Davebo says:

    Let's be fair here.  The entire state of Alaska is a government funded enterprise that enjoys dozens of "perks" no other state receives.
    They freaking pay their citizens to live there for christs sake.  
    Those rugged individualists up north are the biggest welfare queens in America.