Bristol Palin is shaping up to be every bit the attention whore her mother is. And just as dishonest. Last night, during an interview on Hannity, Palin whined that it is “definitely” hard for her to be talked about and in the public eye. This, not long after she told Fox & Friends that if she knew her upcoming reality TV show that was designed to be about her life as a single mother would be “so much” about her, she would have reconsidered. But that reticence did not prevent her from remaining open to running for political office some day.
“No matter what I’m doing, people are going to be talking about me. No matter what my family’s doing, what my Mom’s doing, people are still going to be talking about us. And, um, I might as well have a platform,” our brave little Bristol told Sean Hannity. “Seeing some of the comments that other people kind of say about us, it just kind of gives me more motivation to, um, speak out more and talk about issues even more that I feel passionate about. So, they’re kind of doing themselves wrong by talking about us ‘cause it’s just giving me more fire in my gut to talk about it.”
Maybe so. Mimicking her mother’s long tease from last summer about running for president, Bristol said she would not enter politics “any time soon.” When Hannity noted that that sounded like the door was open, Bristol said “I don’t think I’d shut it completely yet. I’m only 21 but not any time soon.”
And yet, Bristol wants you to know she’s really not the kind of person who likes being in the public eye. Never mind that little stint on Dancing with the Stars or the memoir she published last year. CNN wrote that the book “details Bristol’s unplanned, teenage pregnancy, her days on the 2008 campaign trail with the McCains, and her on-again, off-again relationship with Levi Johnston, the father of her child.”
Nah, that must have been the liberal lamestream media out to get her again. Because earlier in the day yesterday, Bristol told Fox & Friends she wasn’t sure her latest reality show was the best decision, given how much of her life was revealed. “If I would have known it was my own name and so much in my life is gonna be shown on this show, I think I would reconsider it and think about it more,” she said.
Sure, she would have. What the heck did she think a reality show called “Life’s a Tripp” (her son's name is Tripp) would be about? Did she miss this quote in February, from Rob Sharenow, executive vice president of programming at Lifetime Networks: “This show will reveal the real Bristol Palin and her journey as a daughter, a mother and a young woman making her way in the world.” Or this description of the show from Lifetime (via Huffington Post)?
With never-before-granted access to Bristol’s real-life experiences growing into womanhood, “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” will reveal how she adjusts to her life in Alaska, where daily she faces the many pressures of raising her toddler son Tripp alone and maintains the close relationship she holds with her parents, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Todd, and siblings. Steadfastly moving forward both personally and professionally, Bristol will be confronted by the many difficult life decisions people must make regarding parenthood, family, relationships and career - giving viewers a unique look at how these true-to-life challenges test her resolve as she single-handedly writes the next chapter in her and Tripp’s young life.
Let’s hope she can console her sad self with the dough she’ll be raking in.
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