Palin the Celebrity
OK, it’s possible to read too much into this news. Or, more properly, “news.”
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently welcomed the crew from Orange County Choppers – whose custom motorcycle business is featured on TLC’s American Chopper – to Anchorage where show star Paul Teutul Sr. researched building a bike to honor Alaska’s 50-year anniversary of being a state.
“It means so much to the state of Alaska that these guys are building this bike that will honor statehood here,” Palin says in the episode.
With the shrinking of her political action committee and the launch of her legal fund, and her bizarre preference for public statements about her grandson’s father instead of statements about policy, it really seems like Palin is pulling a Mike Huckabee: transferring her political popularity into a ‘roided-up version of her old, fun career.