I’m looking for the perfect bitchy, envious girl group song to commemorate Sarah Palin’s dumping by Fox News. This one’s close.
I saw someone suggest (maybe on Twitter, I can’t find it now) that Palin’s next move might be a subscription website similar to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. I doubt it. The only thing that Sarah and Glenn have in common is that they’re both crazy. Glenn is a fairly disciplined hard worker who spends a lot of time grooming the rubes who tune into his daily spew. Here’s one example: he recently launched his own line of jeans that sell for $130 a pair. Glenn can ask that kind of money from his dimwitted followers because he’s built up a “village-cobbler, there’s-a-guy-in-the-Village-making-your-jean ethos” through careful media placement and probably endless hours of gabbing about pants on his radio show.
Getting a million “likes” on Facebook, which is Palin’s only accomplishment that wasn’t backed by some TV network, is a hell of a different thing from persuading your followers to spend twice as much as they’ve ever spent for blue jeans for a pair from your store. I’m sure Sarah is cooking up some new half-baked scheme to stay in the limelight, but I don’t see any way for her to make the kind of money that Beck routinely rakes in from his band of hayseeds.