It’s almost heartbreaking when political figures make our radar—but when Sarah Palin pushes for you to appear on Dancing With The Stars…Christine O’Donnell, welcome to TheFABLife! The failed senatorial candidate from Delaware—you remember, the one that’s not a witch?—is apparently being boosted to the DWTS producers by current contestant Bristol Palin’s mom—you remember, the failed vice-presidential candidate and Alaskan governor who quit before finishing her first term. “[Christine's] not a bad idea at all,” an exec told PopEater. “After Kate Gosselin and Cloris Leachman, O’Donnell would fit right in. She certainly would be so controversial that the amount of press attention and buzz the show would get would be huge.” Hey, leave Cloris out of this—she’s an accomplished woman with a body of work she can be proud of, unlike everyone else in this post.
While it’s distressing enough to imagine notorious public figures using failed political campaigns to leapfrog into reality show stardom, it’s even scarier to hear an insider suggest these folks could go back to politics after doing the cha-cha on prime time. “[Palin] doesn’t care about all the old rules about how political people are meant to behave and act. Sarah believes the best way is to go directly to the people—use Twitter, Facebook, Dancing With the Stars and Entertainment Tonight to get potential voters excited and leave Meet The Press and those boring Sunday morning shows to the old-school politicians.” Hmm, “President Kardashian” does have a nice ring to it.
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