The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Checking In On the Political Leader Closest to the North Pole...


Last night on Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC, the Palins ran into a crusty old prospector up in the far north country…

Yukon Cornelius, the prospector from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Special.

… no, not that one. Although Yukon Cornelius seems like a Palin voter, doesn’t he? He carries a gun. He watches out for little Rudolph and the elf who wants to be a dentist. He’s in the mineral extraction industry. He lets everybody know what he thinks the moment he thinks it. A “Papa Grizzly,” no doubt.

No, viewers got to see the Palins visit an old friend, “Bones,” to continue a family tradition of panning for gold. Piper actually seemed to find a few flecks of gold while sifting through the water.

Not that Palin needs fund-raising help, but maybe she discovered a new source of revenue for a presidential bid…

UPDATE: Bones passed away recently. A few readers are interpreting this post as an attack on him. I don’t see how it can be interpreted as such, but either way, it was not intended as a criticism. RIP.

Tags: Sarah Palin , Something Lighter


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