Sarah Palin apparently has a new, Judge Judy-esque TV show idea in the works, and it just sounds like something that should be avoided altogether.
Look, aside from the fact that you couldn’t pay me enough money to allow Palin to make legal decisions on my behalf, she doesn’t even have the proper education to be making decisions as a judge.
A fact that a source who spoke with People says the show will try to make up for with Palin’s charisma. Right…
“Palin’s telegenic personality, wide appeal and common-sense wisdom make her a natural for this kind of format, and she was Warm Springs’ top pick for this project,” the source explained.
Common-sense wisdom? Am I the only one who remembers that disaster of an interview back in 2008 with Katie Couric? Palin couldn’t even name a newspaper she read. How can she make legal decisions if she doesn’t even know what shapes her worldview?
Does that “common-sense wisdom” also extend to that Alaskan brawl her family got into back in 2014?
How about the way she winked her way through the VP debate? Is she planning on winking at all her favorite defendants on her show?
Most terrifying of all, Palin knows nothing about the lawmaking process of the United States. She actually said, back when she resigned as governor of Alaska, that the “department of law” protects the president. Uh, there’s no such thing as the department of law.
In my opinion, rather than being the one presiding over these cases, Palin is more likely to be the one on the defense, as there is no doubt this show will only serve to highlight her lack of knowledge in this space.
And I’m not the only one who’s dumbfounded by this courtroom drama idea.
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) March 22, 2016
If your life is so bad you're actually going to a Judge Sarah Palin for help, you're in my prayers.
— Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz (@TUSK81) March 22, 2016
Given who we're dealing with here, I assume Sarah Palin will be shooting an actual airplane pilot. https://t.co/1qVaIzHv4J
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) March 22, 2016
— Jump jump (@JoknTokn) March 22, 2016
— TonyD (@Dogger55) March 22, 2016
People‘s source also noted that the show is only in the very beginning stages of planning. Palin signed a deal with the Montana-based production company Warm Springs to develop the idea, and from there they will shoot a pilot and try to sell the series.
Meaning, we probably won’t ever actually see this series on television. But crazier things have happened.
If Palin were to actually sell her show to a network, we would see it air probably sometime in fall 2017.
Really, this is just one more reason I’m appalled with the world right now. Since when did the United States morph into some messed-up reality TV world where Trump actually has a shot at the presidency and Palin is deemed to have enough cred to pass as a judge?
Idiocracy (that 2006 movie with Dax Shepherd and Luke Wilson about the devolution of mankind) may have actually been more spot-on than any of us would like to admit.