Traditional-values poster child Harvey’s Bristol Palin took a swipe at President Obama this week for admitting his evolution on marriage equality was influenced by his daughters. (Bristol only takes stock-market advice from her poop monster, Tripp.)
But was Palin speaking from the heart, y’all—or trying to get her name back in the papers just in time for her new reality TV show, coming to Lifetime Television later this year?
The Television for Women channel announced back in February it had picked up a new 10-episode documentary series (snicker) about the Dancing with the Stars contestant called Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp: “From the first moment she was thrust into the public eye, Bristol and her son have been the subjects of a huge amount of curiosity and misunderstanding,” said Lifetime veep Rob Sharenow. “This show will reveal the real Bristol Palin and her journey as a daughter, mother and a young woman making her way in the world.”
If it opens with her tossing her beret in the air, a la Mary Tyler Moore, we will ralph all over our flat-screen. Honestly, we’d rather watch a series about Levi Johnston, even if he kept his clothes on the whole time.
Of course, this is the girl who, after getting knocked up out of wedlock as a teenager, became an advocate for abstinence-only education. And the girl who, before dissing Glee, appeared on the similarly themed Secret Life of an American Teenager.
Given Bristol’s Bizzaro world approach to life, we could see her raising Tripp with a lesbian spouse by Christmas.