Don’t look now, but Karl Rove is questioning the gravitas displayed by mama grizzly Sarah Palin with regards to that there reality show she has planned for next month! The architect of George W. Bush’s two White House victories questioned Palin’s gravitas in an interview with London’s Daily Telegraph.
“With all due candor, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office,” Rove told the newspaper.
Um, Karl? Since when does pop cultural relevance hurt you in this country? You’re talking about a nation that has elevated Snooki and The Situation to near gods.
We had a former pro wrestler as governor of Minnesota, a former actor as governor of California, and the former head of eBay running to succeed him. Plus this Ronald Reagan guy who was president a few decades ago – I hear he made movies?
I’m no fan of Palin’s politics, but I think the show that showcases her and her family will help keep her in the spotlight, which is what she needs for a ’12 run. Gravitas is just a catchphrase for middle-aged men who might back the wrong candidate.
What do you think — will the reality show hurt this mom’s chances of becoming president?