You know here is the thing.
I kind of think this show looks like fun. I don't usually watch reality TV but I might tune into something like this. After all it DOES look entertaining.
However putting the Toad on there really detracts from the cool factor in my opinion. I mean we want to see tough men and women on the show, pushing themselves to their limits. Not ex-schoolyard bullies whose claim to fame is that they now carry their famous wife's purse for her while she is making one of her Obama bashing appearances somewhere.
And NOW apparently somebody is trying to resurrect Todd's tarnished image by having Navy Seal sniper Chris Hayes say this: “Going through that knee-high mud will drain anyone except Todd Palin. He’s kind of like God walking on mud out there,” and “you don’t need Chuck Norris. Send in Todd Palin.”
Oh come on! Why do they insist on pimping the Palin clan as bigger and better than life all of the time?
Sarah did not show how pregnant she was due to her incredibly "tight abs." Bristol graduated from the high school she never attended with a 3.497 GPA. And now Todd is the toughest man this side of Chuck Norris? Or God?
And they wonder WHY we are constantly calling them out on their bullshit!
Look I have NOTHING but disdain for Chuck Norris these days, especially since he is insisting that public schools should reintroduce the Bible as a fucking textbook. However back in the day Chuck was the real deal. He was the Professional Middleweight Karate champion for six consecutive years, and retired with a record of 183 wins, 10 losses, and 2 matches that ended in a tie. That is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
So even if Norris is currently a Bible verse spouting has-been, at least at one time he had actually been somebody worth admiring. Toad is nothing like Norris, as evidenced by the fact that he had to bring his buddies with him to beat up the only black kid in at Wasilla high, and comparing him to Chuck Norris makes him look like an incredible asshole and a pathetic wannabe tough guy.
As for comparing him to God? Well in my opinion they are both works of fiction, so I really don't have much of an issue with that. I'm just saying.
I am sure that they will edit this thing as carefully as they can to make Todd look like a badass but those of us who live in Alaska know exactly what kind of pansy ass he really is, and no amount of quick edits and carefully positioned camera angles will convince us that he is anything but a two bit pimp and a back stabbing bully.
This is just another attempt by the Grizzled Mama to repackage her hillbilly clan as the great American frontier family through the use of reality TV shows. Well gee, it's certainly worked well for them so far (Right Bristol?), so hell why not?