According to TMZ, producers for a long-rumored new reality court show have lobbied to trademark “Palin Rules” as its title. The program, which will be in the same mold as “Judge Judy,” “People’s Court” and “Judge Joe Brown,” was first reported on back in March, with the show’s producer Larry Lyttle pledging that the former 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will preside over “the courtroom of common sense.”
Okay so that's all relatively factual and we covered that here yesterday.
Here is where MSNBC goes off the rails:
This is certainly not the first time a Palin has dipped their toe in the reality show genre. She hosted “Sarah Palin’s America” for two years on TLC, headlined “Amazing America With Sarah Palin” for the Sportsman Channel, and later launched an ill-fated subscription channel largely devoted to her political screeds and daily life. Her daughter Bristol has broken out as a reality star in her own right, with a high profile stint on “Dancing With the Stars” as well as a Lifetime series – “Life’s a Tripp” – which last just one season.
Still, her stint as a TV judge could prove to be her most ambitious and lucrative foray into entertainment to date. If “Judge Judy” is the model, Palin could become a millionaire many times over. Currently, that show’s star – Judy Scheindlin – is earning upwards of $40 million a year, making her the 43rd highest paid celebrity in America according to Forbes. And Celebrity Net Worth reports that Scheindlin is worth a total of $250 million.
Okay so first MSNBC lists off all of Palin's failed attempts to start a successful franchise, which of course includes the fact that she was unable to renew her contract with Fox News, and then it goes on to suggest that this time she could somehow become just as successful as the very qualified and entertaining Judge Judy.
Which begs the question, "In what universe could that happen?"
Not only is Palin uniquely unqualified to render a legal judgement on anything, after all she has been sued over copyright infringement, her family was involved in a brawl which required a police response, and her son is currently facing a court case over domestic abuse, but she also demonstrates no ability to hold an audience past the first couple of episodes with any of her attempts to break into TV.
Sure a number of folks will tune in to the premiere just in the hopes of seeing her crash and burn, but if that does not happen and instead it becomes as routinely boring as her internet channel, reality show, and Facebook page, that audience will disappear as quickly as political candidates requesting her endorsement.
Remember that as of right now, NO networks have even demonstrated an interest in this program, much less offering to pay her millions of dollars.